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1984 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1984 World Sportscar Championship season was the 32nd season of FIA "World Sportscar Championship" motor racing. It featured the 1984 FIA World Endurance Championship, which was open to FIA Group C1, Group C2 and Group B cars and to IMSA GTP, GTX, GTO and GTU cars.[1] The championship was contested over an eleven race series which ran from 23 April to 2 December 1984.[2]

The World Endurance Championship for Drivers was won by Stefan Bellof,[3] the World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers by Porsche,[4] the Group C2 Prototype FIA Cup by Alba Giannini,[5] and the FIA Grand Touring Cup by BMW.[2]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

 
Porsche won the 1984 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers with its 956s.
 
Lancia placed second with its LC2s

The 1984 FIA World Endurance Championship was contested over an eleven race series.[2]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1   Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 23 April
2   Grand Prix International 1000 Kilometres Silverstone Circuit 13 May
3   24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe (Le Mans) 16 June
17 June
4   ADAC 1000 Kilometres Nürburgring 15 July
5   British Aerospace 1000 Kilometres Brands Hatch 29 July
6   Budweiser GT 1000 Kilometres Mosport 5 August
7   Rothmans Spa 1000 Kilometres Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 2 September
8   1000 Kilometres di Imola Autodromo Dino Ferrari 16 September
9   Mount Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Speedway 30 September
10   Kyalami 1000 Kilometres Kyalami 3 November
11   Sandown 1000 Sandown Park 2 December

† - The races at Brands Hatch, Imola and Sandown Park were qualifying rounds for the World Endurance Championship for Drivers but not for the three manufacturers awards.[2]

ResultsEdit

RacesEdit

Race results for the 1984 FIA World Endurance Championship were as follows:

Race Circuit Outright winning team Gr. C2 winning team Gr. B winning team Results
Outright winning drivers Gr. C2 winning drivers Gr. B winning drivers
Outright winning car Gr. C2 winning car Gr. B winning car
1 Monza   Rothmans Porsche   Jim Busby Racing   Jens Winther Results
  Derek Bell
  Stefan Bellof
  Jim Busby
  Rick Knoop
  Jens Winther
  Lars Viggo-Jensen
Porsche 956 Lola T616 Mazda BMW M1
2 Silverstone   Rothmans Porsche   Jolly Club   Racing Team Jürgensen Results
  Jacky Ickx
  Jochen Mass
  Almo Coppelli
  Domenico Pavia
  Marco Vanoli
  Edgar Dören
  Heinz-Christian Jürgensen
  Walter Mertes
Porsche 956 Alba AR2 Giannini BMW M1
3 Le Mans   Joest Racing   Jim Busby Racing   Helmut Gall Results
  Klaus Ludwig
  Henri Pescarolo
  John O'Steen
  John Morton
  Yoshimi Katayama
  Pierre de Thoisy
  Jean-Francois Yvon
  Philippe Dagoreau
Porsche 956 Lola T616 Mazda BMW M1
4 Nürburgring   Rothmans Porsche   Spice-Tiga Racing   Helmut Gall Results
  Derek Bell
  Stefan Bellof
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
  Neil Crang
  Helmut Gall
  Kurt König
  Altfrid Heger
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
5 Brands Hatch   GTi Engineering   Spice-Tiga Racing   Jens Winther Results
  Jonathan Palmer
  Jan Lammers
  Ray Bellm
  Neil Crang
  Jens Winther
  Lars Viggo-Jensen
  David Mercer
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
6 Mosport   Rothmans Porsche   Jolly Club None Results
  Jacky Ickx
  Jochen Mass
  Almo Coppelli
  Guido Dacco
Porsche 956 Alba AR2 Giannini
7 Spa-Francorchamps   Rothmans Porsche   Spice-Tiga Racing   Jens Winther Results
  Derek Bell
  Stefan Bellof
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
  Neil Crang
  Jens Winther
  Lars Viggo-Jensen
  David Mercer
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
8 Imola   Brun Motorsport   Spice-Tiga Racing   Rolf Göring Results
  Hans Joachim Stuck
  Stefan Bellof
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
  Neil Crang
  Rolf Göring
  Hans-Jürgen Dürig
  Claude Haldi
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
9 Fuji   Rothmans Porsche   Auto Beaurex Motorsport None Results
  John Watson
  Stefan Bellof
  Naoki Nagasaka
  Keiichi Suzuki
Porsche 956 Lotec C302 BMW
10 Kyalami   Martini Racing None None Results
  Riccardo Patrese
  Alessandro Nannini
Lancia LC2-84
11 Sandown Park   Rothmans Porsche   Spice-Tiga Racing   Helmut Gall Results
  Derek Bell
  Stefan Bellof
  Gordon Spice
  Neil Crang
  Helmut Gall
  Altfrid Heger
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1

World Endurance Championship for DriversEdit

Position [3] Driver [3] Car [6] Entrant [6] Mon [3] Sil [3] LM [3] Nur [3] BH [3] Mos [3] Spa [3] Imo [3] Fuj [3] Kyl [3] San [3] Total [3]
1 Stefan Bellof Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche
Brun Motorsport
20 (1) - 20 8 10 20 20 20 - 20 138
2 Jochen Mass Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche
Joest Racing
15 20 - (4) 15 20 15 12 15 - 15 127
3 Jacky Ickx Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche 15 20 - 4 - 20 15 - 15 - 15 104
4 Derek Bell Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche 20 1 - 20 - 10 20 - - - 20 91
= Henri Pescarolo Porsche 956 Joest Racing - 15 20 3 15 - - 12 10 12 4 91
6 Jonathon Palmer Porsche 956 GTi Engineering 8 8 - 10 20 - - 15 2 - 12 75
= Jan Lammers Porsche 956 GTi Engineering 8 8 - 10 20 - - 15 2 - 12 75
8 Hans Stuck Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport 10 - - - - - 12 20 12 - - 54
9 David Hobbs Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - 3 12 15 6 15 - 3 - - - 54
10 Walter Brun Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport 10 - 10 2 3 - 12 10 - - - 47
11 Rupert Keegan Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - 12 - - 12 15 - 3 - - 2 44
12 Klaus Ludwig Porsche 956 Joest Racing - 15 20 - - - - - - - 4 39
13 Dieter Schonstein Porsche 956 Schornstein Racing Team 8 2 8 1 2 - 3 4 - 12 - 40
14 Paulo Barilla Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing 12 10 - - - - - - - 15 - 37
15 Harald Grohs Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport 10 - - - 8 - 12 6 - - - 36
16 Alessandro Nannini Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing - - 3 12 - - - - - 20 - 35
17 George Fouche Kremer Porsche CK5
Porsche 956
Kremer Racing
Brun Motorsport
- - - - 10 - 4 10 - - 10 34
18 John Winter Porsche 956 Schornstein Racing Team
Joest Racing
- 2 8 1 2 - - 4 - 12 - 29
19 Mauro Baldi Lancia LC2-84
Lancia LC2-83
Martini Racing
Jolly Club
12 10 - - 4 - - 2 - - - 28
= Massimo Sigala Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport
Team Gaggia
- - 4 6 - - 10 8 - - - 28
= Oscar Larrauri Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport
Team Gaggia
- - 4 6 - - 10 8 - - - 28
22 Vern Schuppan Porsche 956 Kremer Racing
Rothmans Porsche
Trust Racing Team
- - 6 - - - 6 - 12 - 3 27
23 John Watson Jaguar XJR-5
Porsche 956
Group 44 Racing
Rothmans Porsche
- - - - - - 6 - 20 - - 26
24 Manfred Winkelhock Porsche 956 Kremer Racing - - - 8 - - - - 8 - 8 24
25 Franz Konrad Porsche 956 Kremer Racing
John Fitzpatrick Racing
- 6 - - - 15 - - - - 2 23
26 Sarel Van der Merwe Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - - 12 - - - - - - - 10 22
27 Riccardo Patrese Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing - - - - - - - - - 20 - 20
28 David Sutherland Porsche 956 Kremer Racing - 6 2 - 10 - - - - - - 18
= Thierry Boutsen Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - 3 - 15 - - - - - - - 18
= Bob Wollek Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing - - 3 - - - - - - 15 - 18
31 Merl Volkert Porsche 956 Schornstein Racing Team 6 2 8 1 - - - - - - - 17

A total of 84 drivers were classified in the 1984 World Endurance Championship for Drivers.[3]

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in each race on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis,[2] with the following exceptions:

  • Drivers failing to drive the car for a prescribed minimum percentage of the laps in a race were not awarded points.
  • Drivers were not awarded points if the car did not complete 90% of the distance covered by the race winning car.

Only the best eight scores for each driver counted towards the championship,[2] with any other points being discarded.

World Endurance Championship for ManufacturersEdit

Pos.[4] Chassis [4] Engine [4] Mon [4] Sil [4] LM [4] Nur [4] Mos [4] Spa [4] Fuj [4] Kya [4] Total [4]
1   Porsche   Porsche 20 20 20 20 20 20 (20) (12) 120
2   Lancia   Lancia 12 10 3 12 20 57
3   Alba   Giannini 12 12
4   Alba   Ford 8 8
5   Tiga   Ford 4 2 6
=   Lotec   BMW 6 6
7   Rondeau   Ford 4 1 5
8   Lola   Mazda 3 1 4
=   Toyota   Toyota 4 4
10   MCS   Mazda 3 3
11   BMW   BMW 2 2
12   Ecosse   Ford 1 1
=   Lola   Chevrolet 1 1

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1,[2]

Manufacturers were awarded points only for their best placed car [7] with no points awarded for places gained by any additional cars.

The chassis builder and engine builder of a competing car were considered as a single entity for classification purposes.

The races at Brands Hatch, Imola and Sandown Park were qualifying rounds for the World Endurance Championship for Drivers but not for the three manufacturers awards.[2]

Only the best six scores for each manufacturer counted towards the championship,[2] with any other points being discarded. Discarded points are shown with brackets.

In addition to competing for the World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers, Group C2 and Group B cars also competed for their own separate awards.

Group C2 Prototype FIA CupEdit

Pos.[5] Chassis [5] Engine [5] Mon [5] Sil [5] LM [5] Nur [5] Mos [5] Spa [5] Fuj [5] Kya [5] Total [5]
1   Alba   Giannini 12 20 8 10 20 10 (8) 80
2   Lola   Mazda 20 20 15 12 67
3   Tiga   Ford 20 10 20 50
4   Gebhardt   Ford 10 12 12 34
5   Rondeau   Ford 15 15 30
4=   Alba   Cosworth 15 15 30
7   Lotec   BMW 20 20
8   Ecosse   Cosworth 15 15
8=   MCS   Mazda 15 15
10   Mazda   Mazda 10 4 14
11   ADA   Ford 12 12
11=   Gebhardt   Ford 12 12
12   Ceekar   Ford 8 8'
=   Sthemo   BMW 6 8'
14   MCS   BMW 6 6

FIA Grand Touring CupEdit

Pos.[2] Manufacturer [2] Mon [2] Sil [2] LM [2] Nur [2] Mos [2] Spa [2] Fuj [2] Kya [2] Total [2]
1   BMW 20 20 20 20 20 100
2   Porsche 15 15 10 12 52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Programme, (1984) Sandown 1000, page 44
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t FIA World Endurance, Autosport, 31 January 1985
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p 1984 World Endurance Championship for Drivers, 1985 FIA Yearbook of Automobile Sport, grey section, page 86
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 1984 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers, 1985 FIA Yearbook of Automobile Sport, grey section, page 87
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 1984 Group C2 Prototype FIA Cup, 1985 FIA Yearbook of Automobile Sport, grey section, page 88
  6. ^ a b Race results, 1984 World Endurance Championship, www.classicscars.com Retrieved on 10 April 2013
  7. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 260