1988 360 km of Sandown Park

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The 1988 Lucas Supersprint was the eleventh and final round of the 1988 World Sports-Prototype Championship. It took place at Sandown Raceway, Victoria, Australia on 20 November 1988.

Due to being a short sprint and thus having a smaller points scale for the championship, several teams, most notably the Porsches of Brun Motorsport, Joest Racing, Kremer Racing, and Richard Lloyd Racing, opted not to attend this event.

Unlike the previous World Endurance Championship race held at Sandown in 1984 which included an invitation class for cars that competed in the Australian GT and Sports Car championships, the Lucas Supersprint was open to WSPC cars only. The only local entry was the Bernie van Elsen entered Veskanda Chevrolet driven by touring car stars John Bowe and Dick Johnson (Bowe was the car's driver when it dominated the 1986 Australian Sports Car Championship). The car was able to race as although it had been built to conform to Australia's Group A Sports Car rules, it also met the FIA's Group C rules as well as conforming to IMSA regulations.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of the winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Grid
Engine
1 C1 61 Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes France Jean-Louis Schlesser
West Germany Jochen Mass
Sauber C9 M 93 1
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
2 C1 62 Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes Italy Mauro Baldi
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Sauber C9 M 93 2
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
3 C1 1 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
United States Eddie Cheever
Jaguar XJR-9 D 93 4
Jaguar 7.0L V12
4 C1 2 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Netherlands Jan Lammers
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
Jaguar XJR-9 D 92 3
Jaguar 7.0L V12
5 C2 111 United Kingdom Spice Engineering United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
Spice SE88C G 88 5
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
6 C1 20 United Kingdom Team Davey Australia Neil Crang
United Kingdom Tim Lee-Davey
Porsche 962C D 88 6
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
7 C2 115 United Kingdom ADA Engineering Australia Arthur Abrahams
Australia John Smith
ADA 03 G 88 12
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
8 C2 109 Italy Kelmar Racing Italy Ranieri Randaccio
Italy Stefano Sebastiani
Tiga GC288 A 84 13
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
9 C2 127 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Australia Andrew Miedecke
United Kingdom Nick Adams
Spice SE86C A 82 11
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
10 C2 183 West Germany Walter Maurer Racing West Germany Helmut Gall
West Germany Walter Maurer
Maurer Lotec C87  ? 77 18
BMW 2.0L Turbo I4
11 C2 178 France Automobiles Louis Descartes France Michel Lateste
France Louis Descartes
ALD 04 A 76 15
BMW M80 3.5L I6
12
NC
C2 198 United Kingdom Roy Baker Racing Australia Michael Hall
United Kingdom John Bartlett
Tiga GC286 D 56 17
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
13
NC
C2 103 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Chile Eliseo Salazar
Denmark Thorkild Thyrring
Spice SE88C G 54 9
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
14
DNF
C2 121 United Kingdom Cosmik GP Motorsport France Philippe de Henning
Greece Costas Los
Spice SE87C G 87 10
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
15
DNF
C2 124 France MT Sport Racing France Jean Messaoudi
France Pierre-Francois Rousselot
Argo JM19C A 77 16
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
16
DNF
C1 40 Switzerland Swiss Team Salamin Italy Giovanni Lavaggi
Switzerland Antoine Salamin
Porsche 962C G 41 14
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
17
DNF
C2 107 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering France Claude Ballot-Léna
France Jean-Louis Ricci
Spice SE88C A 14 7
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
DSQ C1 26 Australia Bernie van Elsen Australia John Bowe
Australia Dick Johnson
Veskanda C1 D 87 8
Chevrolet 6.0L V8

† - The #26 Veskanda-Chevrolet of John Bowe and Dick Johnson was disqualified for using more fuel than the regulations allowed.

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - Jean-Louis Schlesser - Team Sauber Mercedes - 1:28.620
  • Fastest Lap - Jean-Louis Schlesser - Team Sauber Mercedes - 1:33.580
  • Average Speed - 144.355 km/h

References[edit]


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