1987 Monza 500

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Italy 1987 Monza 500
Race details
Monza 1976.jpg
Date22 March, 1987
LocationMonza, Italy
CourseAutodromo Nazionale Monza
5.800 kilometres (3.604 mi)
Laps 87
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Andy Rouse Andy Rouse Engineering
Time 1:57.500
Podium
First Canada Allan Moffat
Australia John Harvey
Allan Moffat Racing
Second Switzerland Georges Bosshard
Spain José Ángel Sasiambarrena
CiBiEmme Sport
Third Germany Peter Oberndorfer
Austria Franz Klammer
Marko AMG
Fastest Lap
Driver United Kingdom Andy Rouse Andy Rouse Engineering
Time 1:59.120

The 1987 Monza 500 was the first round of the inaugural World Touring Car Championship. The race was held for cars eligible for Group A touring car regulations. It was held on March 22, 1987, at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, in Monza, Italy.

The race was won by Australian drivers Allan Moffat and John Harvey, driving a V8 powered Holden VL Commodore SS Group A, after the BMW M3s of Schnitzer Motorsport, CiBiEmme Sport and Bigazzi (all running under the BMW Motorsport banner) which had finished in the top six positions on the road were disqualified for being approximately 50 kg (110 lb) underweight through the use of kevlar body panels. The M3s had initially passed through post race scrutineering, but a privateer BMW team protested when their M3, which had been built by BMW Motorsport, was found to be 50 kg heavier than the works cars.[1]

The leading car eligible for championship points was the Alfa Romeo 75 of Walter Voulaz and Marcello Cipriani which finished 7th outright, some 7 laps behind Moffat and Harvey.

The expected challenge from the Eggenberger Motorsport team and their brand new Ford Sierra RS Cosworth turbo's failed to materialise. The Texaco sponsored, Swiss built Ford's failed to pass scrutineering when they appeared with a non-homologated engine management system. As there was no way to change the system at that late stage, Reudi Eggenberger withdrew his cars from the event. The new Sierra turbo's did show speed though with British driver Andy Rouse claiming pole position for the race in his RS Cosworth.

Holden VL Commodore SS Group A of Allan Moffat & John Harvey, winner of the 1987 Monza 500, on display at the Historic Sandown 2009

Class structure[edit]

Cars were divided into three classes based on engine capacity:

  • Division 1: 1-1600cc
  • Division 2: 1601-2500cc
  • Division 3: Over 2500cc

Official results[edit]

Results were as follows:[2][3] | Entered: 41 | Started: 38 | Finished: 17

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
Series
Points
1 3 5 Australia Allan Moffat Racing Canada Allan Moffat
Australia John Harvey
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 86 9
2 3 18 Italy CiBiEmme Sport Switzerland Georges Bosshard
Spain José Ángel Sasiambarrena
BMW 635 CSi 84 8
3 2 57 Germany Marko AMG Germany Peter Oberndorfer
Austria Franz Klammer
Mercedes 190E 83 15
4 2 49 Hungary Kulker SC Team Hungary József Cserkuti
Germany Anton Fischhaber
Hungary András Szabó
BMW M3 82 21
5 3 19 Italy CiBiEmme Sport Italy Roberto Castagna
Italy Roberto Orlandi
BMW 635 CSi 82 22
6 3 26 Germany Seikel Motorsport Germany Peter Seikel
Italy Giovanni da Schio
Ford Mustang GT 81 23
7 2 79 Italy Albatech Italy Walter Voulaz
Italy Marcello Cipriani
Alfa Romeo 75 79 26 40
8 3 27 Italy Giuseppe Quartengan
Italy Stanislao de Angelis
France Grand
BMW 635 CSi 79 25
9 2 54 M. Bienvenue
France Louis Descartes
BMW 325i 79 32
10 1 92 United Kingdom Team Toyota GB New Zealand Andrew Bagnall
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
Toyota Corolla GT 78 30
11 2 78 Italy Brixia Corse Italy Carlo Rossi
Italy Alessandro Santin
Alfa Romeo 75 77 24 30
12 2 102 Germany Seikel Motorsport Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Tihomir Filipovic
Switzerland Heinz Wirth
Audi 80 77 36
13 3 23 Kulker SC Team Italy Marco Curti
Hungary Péter Moczár
Germany Hans Kalaschek
BMW 635 CSi 77
14 3 21 Italy Ademaro Massa
Italy Giuseppe Arlotti
Italy Guido Daverio
BMW 635 CSi 74
15 3 24 Italy Mario Fortina
Italy Gianpaolo Toia
Italy Paolo Pozzi
BMW 528i 72
16 2 75 Italy Alfa Corse Italy Alessandro Nannini
United States Michael Andretti
Alfa Romeo 75 71 11 24
17 3 1 Italy Pro Team Italia/Imberti Italy Bruno Giacomelli
Italy Marcello Ginella
Germany Armin Hahne
Maserati Biturbo 70 28 30
DNF 2 48 Italy CiBiEmme Sport Italy Luciano Lovato
Switzerland Romeo Camathias
Italy Fabio Mancini
BMW M3 68
DNF 1 101 Italy Antonio Amodio
Italy Gianfranco Sistelli
Trasat
VW Golf GTI 58
DNF 2 82 Italy Cazzaniga
Italy Guido Daccò
Italy Galass
Alfa Romeo 75 53
DNF 2 84 Italy Sergio Rebai
Italy Abele Tanghetti
Alfa Romeo 75 50
DNF 2 59 France Eric Bayol
Austria Karl Baron
Czech Republic Zdeněk Vojtěch
Mercedes 190E 45 14
DNF 1 97 Germany Alfons Hohenester
Germany Friedrich-Wilhelm Stallmann
VW Golf GTI 35
DNF 2 44 Dixi Sport Belgium Marc Duez
Belgium Gerard Févrot
Belgium Bruno di Gioia
Alfa Romeo 75 33
DNF 3 22 Italy Gianni Giudici
Armando Conti
Italy Franco Giudici
BMW 635 CSi 30
DNF 2 80 Sweden Q-Racing Sweden Thomas Lindström
Sweden Mikael Naebrink
Alfa Romeo 75 25 20
DNF 2 76 Italy Alfa Corse Italy Giorgio Francia
Italy Paolo Barilla
Alfa Romeo 75 19 13
DNF 2 77 Italy Brixia Corse Italy Rinaldo Drovandi
Italy Gabriele Tarquini
Alfa Romeo 75 19
DNF 1 94 Germany Georg Alber Germany Joachim Egenolf
Germany Jakob Strasser
Toyota Corolla GT AE86 14
DNF 3 8 United Kingdom Andy Rouse Engineering United Kingdom Andy Rouse
Belgium Thierry Tassin
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 11 1
DNF 1 95 Germany Georg Alber Germany Helmut Maier
Germany Georg Alber
Czech Republic Antonín Charouz
Toyota Corolla GT 5
DSQ 2 42 Italy CiBiEmme Sport Italy Riccardo Patrese
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
BMW M3 87 4
DSQ 2 46 Germany Schnitzer Motorsport Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Italy Emanuele Pirro
BMW M3 87 2
DSQ 2 47 Germany Schnitzer Motorsport Germany Markus Oestreich
Germany Altfrid Heger
BMW M3 87 3
DSQ 2 40 Germany Schnitzer Motorsport Italy Ivan Capelli
Italy Roberto Ravaglia
BMW M3 87 5
DSQ 2 41 Germany BMW Motorsport Germany Winfried Vogt
Germany Christian Danner
BMW M3 87 6
DSQ 2 43 Italy Bigazzi Spain Luis Pérez-Sala
France Olivier Grouillard
BMW M3 86 7
DSQ 2 52 Germany BMW Alpina Germany Andy Bovensiepen
Belgium Eric van de Poele
BMW M3 86 10
DNS 3 6 Switzerland Eggenberger Motorsport Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz
United Kingdom Steve Soper
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
DNS 3 7 Switzerland Eggenberger Motorsport Germany Klaus Ludwig
Belgium Pierre Dieudonné
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
DNS 2 58 Racing Services International Venezuela Giovanni Fontanesi
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dagmar Suster
Czech Republic Břetislav Enge
Mercedes 190E

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1987 World Touring Car Championship R1 Monza
  2. ^ "500 km Monza (Grid Positions)". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  3. ^ "500 km Monza (Race Results)". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2011-10-03.


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