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Austria-Trophäe Salzburgring

Salzburgring, Austria

Date: 20/5/1973
Track length: 4.255 m
Attendance: 28.000
Entries accepted: 44
Starters: 20
Finishers: 9, 7 classified

Pole position: Glemser in 1.20,50
Fastest lap: Glemser in 1.21,04 = 188,30 kmh

Distance: 4 hours
Average speed: 188,34 kmh
Weather: Sunny
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1973 Cars

 

The second round, moved from its original April 22 date because of heavy snow, had an entry which was a bit reduced. BMW Motorsport had trouble preparing for F2, Rally Acropolis and DRM and only sent a single works car. Ford entered two cars, of which one was demolished in practice (following a slow puncture) - so a single works car at the start here too. But BMW had its usual support cars with Schnitzer (second in practice, after the Capri) and Alpina (fourth behind the Motorsport car).

Brambilla was, again, the first away and had a close battle for the lead with the Capri. But after one hour, Brambilla came in, waving with the gear lever. Shortly afterwards, Quester came in, and had to retire.

The theoretical threat of the Alpina car came to an end when Hezemans smashed into the barriers trying to avoid a crashed BMW 2002. He could continue but lost six laps in the pits. Brambilla, following Hezemans in the same incident, punctured his tires.

Halfway through the race the Capri was still in the lead, second was the 2-litre GS 2002 of Basche/Menzel. Though the car could not keep this position to the finish, they still lead the first Alfa Romeo GTAm three laps.
The Capri won, seven laps in front, leading Hezemans in second and Brambilla in third.


Division 1 and 2
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 4 Ford Köln
Ford Capri RS 2600 LW
Dieter Glemser, D
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2983 V6 Div. 2 172 laps, 4:00.34,4 1 1.20,50 1.21,04  
2 2 5 Jägermeister Alpina Racing
BMW 3.0 CSL
Toine Hezemans, NL
Brian Muir, AUS
3003 L6 Div. 2 165 4 1.21,05   Accident
3 3 6 Team Schnitzer Motul
BMW 3.0 CSL
Vittorio Brambilla, I
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F
3303 L6 Div. 2 164 2 1.20,89   Gear lever, flat spots
4 1 33 GS Tuning
BMW 2002
Dieter Basche, D
Harald Menzel, D
1990 L4 Div. 1 159 laps, 4:01.48,98 6 1.26,02   16v car
5 2   Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm
Spartaco Dini ("Paco"), I
Carlo Facetti, I
1999 L4 Div. 1 156 13 1.29,87    
6 3    
BMW 2002
Bernd Herlitze, D
Walter Struckmann, D
1990 L4 Div. 1 147 18 1.32,33    
NC ?   Mineif-Trivellato
Fiat 128 coupé 1300
Manfred Mineif, D
Karl Wendlinger Jr, A
1290 L4 Div. 1 144 20 1.35,51   Driveshaft
7 4 21 Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm
Massimo Larini, I
Teodoro Zeccoli, I
1985 L4 Div. 1 138 14 1.31,23    
8 5    
Opel Manta 19 SR
Klaus Assmuth, D
Franz Heine, D
2000 L4 Div. 1 136 23 1.40,96    
      Team Schnitzer Motul
BMW 2002
Wolfgang May, D
Sepp Manhalter, A
1990 L4 Div. 1   10 1.27,63   16v car; blown engine
DNF     Team Schnitzer
BMW 2002
Harald Ertl, A
Willi Siller, A
1990 L4 Div. 1   8 1.26,93   16v car; blown engine
      Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort RS 1600
Rafael Barrios, E
Umberto Grano, I
1996 L4 Div. 1   9 1.27,31   Dropped valve, head gasket
DNF     BMW-Alpina
BMW 2800 CS
Hans-Peter Joisten, D
Walter Brun, CH
2996 L6 Div. 2   11 1.27,74   Differential
DNF      
Chevrolet Camaro
Robert Eberhard, D
Michael Beretta
7000 V8 Div. 2   12 1.28,94   Piston
       
BMW 2002
Erich Schormann, D
Werner Christmann, D
1990 L4 Div. 1   15 1.31,29    
       
BMW 2002
Franc Convalexius, A
? Djordje Tomic, YU
1990 L4 Div. 1   16 1.31,79    
      Hasag Polstermöbel
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm
Heinz Derflinger, A
Gerd Krammer, A
1985 L4 Div. 1   17 1.31,93    
      Ford Gerstmann Racing Team
Ford Escort RS 1600
Karl-Heinz Leibold, D
Armand Müller, D
1996 L4 Div. 1   19 1.34,70    
DNF     Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort RS 1600
José Maria de Uriarte, E
Hervé Le Guellec, F
1996 L4 Div. 1   7 1.26,91   Accident (steering ball joint)
DNF   1 BMW Motorsport
BMW 3.0 CSL
Hans-Joachim Stuck, D
Dieter Quester, A
3303? L6 Div. 2 40 3 1.20,94   Bent valve
DNS      
BMC Mini Cooper S
Helmut Petuelli, A
Heinz Fitzka, A
1293 L4 Div. 1   24 1.48,02   Engine
DNS      
BMC Mini Cooper S
Josef Chalupa, A
1293 L4 Div. 1   22 1.40,34   Accident
DNS      
Plymouth
Franz Kaiser, A
Erich Foidl, A
  V8 Div. 2   21 1.40,00   “more rust than metal” according to MN...
DNS      
Chevrolet Camaro
Franz Albert, A
Urs Zondler, CH
7443 V8 Div. 2   5 1.23,08   Engine
DNP     Ford Köln
Ford Capri RS 2600 LW
Gerry Birrell, GB
Gérard Larrousse, F
2983 V6 Div. 2         Accident in testing on Thursday