1986 World Sportscar Championship season

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1986 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship season was the 34th season of FIA "World Sportscar Championship" motor racing. It featured the 1986 FIA World Sports Prototype Championship which was contested over a nine race series that ran from 20 April to 5 October 1986. The championship was open to Group C Sports Prototypes, Group C2 Sports Prototypes and IMSA GTP cars. The Drivers Championship was won by Derek Bell and the Teams Championship by Brun Motorsport.

Schedule[edit]

The 1986 FIA World Sports Prototype Championship was contested over a nine race series.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Italy Coppa Kouros (360km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 20 April
2 United Kingdom Kouros' 1000 km Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 5 May
3 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 31 May
1 June
4 Germany 100 Meilen von Nürnberg Norisring 29 June
5 United Kingdom Shell Gemini 1000 km Brands Hatch Brands Hatch 20 July
6 Spain Trofeo Silk Cut (360 km) Circuito Permanente de Jerez 3 August
7 Germany ADAC Kouros 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 24 August
8 Belgium Kouros 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 14 September
9 Japan Mount Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Speedway 5 October

† - Race counted for Drivers Championship but not for Teams Championship.

Season results[edit]

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, with the following exceptions:

  • Drivers failing to drive the car within a certain percentage of the laps in a race were not given points.
  • Teams were only given points for their highest finishing car with no point awarded for positions filled by additional cars. Drivers Championship points were still awarded to the drivers of these cars.
  • Neither driver nor teams scored points if they did not complete 90% of the winner's distance.

Races[edit]

Rnd Circuit C1 Winning team C2 Winning team Results
C1 Winning drivers C2 Winning drivers
C1 Winning car C2 Winning car
1 Monza Germany Rothmans Porsche Germany Gebhardt Motorsport Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Frank Jelinski
Sweden Stanley Dickens
Porsche 962C Gebhardt JC853 Ford Cosworth
2 Silverstone United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Derek Warwick
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
Jaguar XJR-6 Spice SE86C Ford Cosworth
3 La Sarthe Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom ADA Engineering Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Ian Harrower
United Kingdom Evan Clements
United Kingdom Tom Dodd-Noble
Porsche 962C Gebhardt JC843 Ford Cosworth
4 Norisring Germany Joest Racing Germany Gebhardt Racing Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig Sweden Stanley Dickens
Porsche 956 Gebhardt JC853 Ford Cosworth
5 Brands Hatch United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Results
France Bob Wollek
Italy Mauro Baldi
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
United Kingdom David Leslie
Porsche 956 GTi Ecosse C286 Rover
6 Jerez Switzerland Brun Motorsport United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
Argentina Oscar Larrauri
Spain Jesús Pareja
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
Porsche 962C Spice SE86C Ford Cosworth
7 Nürburgring Switzerland Kouros Racing Team United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Results
New Zealand Mike Thackwell
France Henri Pescarolo
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
Belgium Marc Duez
Sauber C8 Mercedes-Benz Ecosse C286 Rover
8 Spa-Francorchamps Switzerland Brun Motorsport United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Results
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Germany Frank Jelinski
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
Belgium Marc Duez
Porsche 962C Ecosse C286 Rover
9 Fuji Germany Joest Racing United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Results
Italy Paolo Barilla
Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
Belgium Marc Duez
Porsche 956 Ecosse C286 Rover

Results[edit]

Drivers Championship[edit]

The Drivers Championship was awarded to Derek Bell, who drove a Porsche. Bell and Hans-Joachim Stuck both scored 82 championship points, however Bell was declared champion as he finished in a higher placing than Stuck at the Norisring round, the only event at which they did not compete together.[1]

FIA Cup for Group C2 Drivers[edit]

The FIA Cup for Group C2 Drivers was awarded jointly to Raymond Bellim and Gordon Spice, who shared an Ecosse.

Teams Championship[edit]

All cars were eligible to score points towards the Teams Championship, and Group C2 cars were also eligible to score points for the FIA Cup for C2 Teams.

No Teams Championship points were awarded for Rounds 1, 4, 5, and 6.

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Porsche 956B
Porsche 962C
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 2


15

20
15

52
2 Germany Joest Racing Porsche 956B Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 6 12 10 15 48
3= United Kingdom TWR Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-6 Jaguar 6.5L V12 20 15 12 47
3= Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 962C Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
15

20


12
47
5 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 956B
Porsche 962C
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 8
 
10
 
12
 
30
6 Switzerland Kouros Racing Team Sauber C8 Mercedes M117 5.0L Turbo V8 3 20 6 29
7 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 956B GTi Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 10 2 15 1 28
8 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 956B
Porsche 962C
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 2.8L Turbo Flat-6

12

10
22
9 Germany Obermaier Racing Porsche 956B Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 8 10 18
10 United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Ecosse C285
Ecosse C286
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
Rover V64V 3.0L V6

8
8
11= Germany Ernst Schuster Porsche Porsche 936C Porsche 2.8L Turbo Flat-6 6 6
11= Germany Gebhardt Motorsport Gebhardt JC853 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 6 6
11= Japan Trust Racing Team Porsche 956B Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 6 6
11= United Kingdom ADA Engineering Gebhardt JC843 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 3 3 6
15= Germany Porsche AG Porsche 961 Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 4 4
15= United Kingdom Spice Engineering Spice SE86C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 4 4
17 Japan Advan Sports Nova Porsche 962C Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 3 3
18= Denmark Jens Winther URD C83 BMW 3.5L I6 2 2
18= Japan Tom's Toyota Tom's 86C Toyota 4T-GT 2.1L Turbo I4 2 2
20= Japan Hoshino Racing March 86S Nissan VG30ET 3.0L V6 1 1
20= United Kingdom Cosmik Racing March 84G Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 1 1

FIA Cup for Group C2 Teams[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Ecosse C285
Ecosse C286
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
Rover V64V 3.0L V6
10


20

20

20
70
2 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Spice SE86C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 20 6 12 15 15 68
3 United Kingdom ADA Engineering Gebhardt JC843 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 12 20 10 12 10 64
4 Denmark Jens Winther URD C83 BMW 3.5L I6 10 15 8 10 43
5= Italy Kelmar Racing Tiga GC85 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 15 15
5= Germany Gebhardt Motorsport Gebhardt JC853 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 15 15
7 France Lucien Rossiaud Rondeau M379C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 8 6 14
8 France Automobiles Louis Descartes ALD 02 BMW 3.5L I6 8 3 2 13
9 United Kingdom Roy Baker Racing Tiga GC285
Tiga GC286
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
4

3

6
13
10= France WM Secateva WM P85 Peugeot ZNS4 3.0L Turbo V6 12 12
10= Norway Martin Schanche Racing Argo JM19 Zakspeed 1.8L Turbo I4 12 12
12= Japan Shizumatsu Racing Mazda 737C Mazda 13B 1.3L 2-Rotor 8 8
12= United Kingdom John Bartlett Racing Bardon DB1 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 8 8
14= United Kingdom Simpson Engineering Simpson C286 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 6 6
14= France Roland Bassaler Sauber SHS C6 BMW 3.5L I6 6 6
16 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Tiga TS85 Hart 1.8L Turbo I4 4 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 299

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