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1986 World Sportscar Championship
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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.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

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

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

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

EntriesEdit

Group C1Edit

Entrant Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Rothmans Porsche Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
D 1   Hans-Joachim Stuck 1–4, 7–9
  Derek Bell 1–3, 7–9
  Al Holbert 3
2   Jochen Mass 1–3, 7–8
  Bob Wollek 1–3, 7–8
  Vern Schuppan 3
  Henri Pescarolo 9
  Al Holbert 9
3   Vern Schuppan 3
  Drake Olson 3
  Martini Racing Lancia LC2/85 Ferrari 308C 3.0 L Turbo V8 M 4   Andrea de Cesaris 1–2
  Alessandro Nannini 1–2
  Sponsor Geest Team Lancia LC2/85 Ferrari 308C 3.0 L Turbo V8 D 6   Bruno Giacomelli 4–5
  Andrea de Cesaris 5
  Joest Racing
  Blaunpunkt Joest Racing
Porsche 956B Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6 G 7   Paolo Barilla 1–3, 8–9
  Klaus Ludwig 1, 3–5, 8
  John Morton 2
  George Follmer 2
  "John Winter" 3, 7
  Hans-Joachim Stuck 5
  Derek Bell 5
  Piercarlo Ghinzani 7, 9
  Kris Nissen 7
8   "John Winter" 1, 4–5, 8–9
  Marc Duez 1
  John Morton 3
  George Follmer 3
  Kenper Miller 3
  Klaus Ludwig 5
  Paolo Barilla 5
  Kris Nissen 8–9
  Vern Schuppan 8
  Harald Grohs 9
  Obermaier Racing Porsche 956 Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6 G 9   Fulvio Ballabio 1–3, 5–7
  Richard Hamann 1
  Jürgen Lässig 2–8
  Dudley Wood 2–3, 5–6, 8
  Harald Grohs 7
  Hervé Regout 8
  Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6
Y 10   Jo Gartner 1–3
  Klaus Niedzwiedz 1
  Tiff Needell 2
  Sarel van der Merwe 3
  Kunimitsu Takahashi 3
  James Weaver 4, 7
  Alessandro Nannini 7
  Volker Weidler 8–9
  Bruno Giacomelli 8–9
Porsche 956 11   Franz Konrad 4
Porsche 962C 12   Pierre Yver 3
  Max Cohen-Olivar 3
  Hubert Striebig 3
  Primagaz Cougar C12 Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6 M 13   Yves Courage 2–3
  Pierre-François Rousselot 2
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel 3
  Alain de Cadenet 3
  Liqui Moly Equipe Porsche 956 Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6
G 14   James Weaver 2, 8
  Klaus Niedzwiedz 2, 7, 9
  Mauro Baldi 3, 5, 7–9
  Price Cobb 3
  Rob Dyson 3
  Bob Wollek 4–5
  Person's Racing Team Nissan R86V Nissan VG30ET 3.0 L Turbo V6 B 15   Aguri Suzuki 9
  Keiji Matsumoto 9
  Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6
M 17   Thierry Boutsen 1–2, 7–8
  Drake Olson 1
  Massimo Sigala 2, 5
  Oscar Larrauri 3
  Jésus Pareja 3
  Joël Gouhier 3
  Walter Brun 4–7
  Frank Jelinski 6, 8
18   Oscar Larrauri 1–2, 5–9
  Jésus Pareja 1–2, 5–9
  Massimo Sigala 3
  Walter Brun 3
  Frank Jelinski 3
  Thierry Boutsen 4
Porsche 956 19   Walter Brun 1–2, 8
  Massimo Sigala 1, 8
  Frank Jelinski 2, 5, 7, 9
  Thierry Boutsen 3, 5
  Didier Theys 3, 8
  Alain Ferté 3
  Stanley Dickens 7, 9
  Team Memorex Porsche 962C 38   Frank Jelinski 4
  Tiga Team Tiga GC86 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3 L Turbo V8 D 20   Tim Lee-Davey 3, 5, 7–9
  Neil Crang 3, 5, 7–8
  John Gimbel 3
  Richard Piper 9
  Nissan Motorsport
  Hoshino Racing
Nissan R86V Nissan VG30ET 3.0 L Turbo V6 B 23   Kazuyoshi Hoshino 3, 9
  Aguri Suzuki 3
  Keiji Matsumoto 3
  Osamu Nakako 9
  Nissan Motorsport Nissan R85V
Nissan R86V
D 32   Masahiro Hasemi 3, 9
  Takao Wada 3, 9
  Aguri Suzuki 3
  James Weaver 3
  Central 20 Racing Team March 85G Nissan LZ20B 2.1 L Turbo I4 D 24   Haruhito Yanagida 9
  Takamasa Nakagawa 9
  Keiji Matsumoto 9
  Advan Sports Nova Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6 Y 25   Kunimitsu Takahashi 9
  Kenji Takahashi 9
  Dave Scott 9
  From A Racing Porsche 956 D 27   Jirou Yoneyama 9
  Hideki Okada 9
  Tsunehisa Asai 9
  Danone Porsche España with John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 956B Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6 G 33   Emilio de Villota 1–3, 5–8
  Fermín Vélez 1–3, 5–8
  George Fouché 3
  Derek Bell 4
  John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 962C 55   Paco Romero 3, 6
  Philippe Alliot 3
  Michel Trollé 3
  Adrián Campos 6
  Cara International Racing LM 06C Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4 Y 34   Franz Konrad 9
  Akio Morimoto 9
  Tom's Tom's 86C Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4 B 35   Toshio Suzuki 9
  Hitoshi Ogawa 9
  Kauru Hoshino 9
36   Geoff Lees 3, 9
  Satoru Nakajima 3, 9
  Masanori Sekiya 3, 9
  Team Ikuzawa Tom's 86C Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4 D 37   Kenny Acheson 9
  Michael Roe 9
  Dome Motorsport Dome 86C Toyota 2T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4 D 38   Eje Elgh 3, 9
  Beppe Gabbiani 3, 9
  Toshio Suzuki 3
  WM Secateva WM P86 Peugeot ZNS4 2.6 L Turbo V6 M 41   François Migault 3
  Jean-Daniel Raulet 3
  Michel Pignard 3
  Vetir Racing Rondeau M382 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3 L V8 D 45   Patrick Oudet 3, 8
  Jean-Claude Justice 3, 8
  Rémy Julienne 3
  Auto Beaurex Motorsport Tom's 85C Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4 D 45   Naoki Nagasaka 9
  Steven Andskär 9
Y 46   Kazuo Mogi 9
  Hideshi Matsuda 9
  Naoki Nagasaka 9
  Derichs Rennwagenbau Zakspeed C1/8 Ford Cosworth DFL 4.0 L V8 46   Jan Thoelke 4
  Graff Racing Rondeau M482 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3 L V8 G 47   Marc Menant 3
  Jean-Philippe Grand 3
  Jacques Groudchaux 3
  Alpha Cubic Racing Team Porsche 956 Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6 B 48   Noritake Takahara 9
  Chiyomi Totani 9
  Kenji Tohira 9
  SARD SARD MC86X Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4 D 50   Syuuroku Sasaki 9
  David Sears 9
  Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-6 Jaguar 6.5 L V12 D 51   Eddie Cheever All
  Derek Warwick 1–3, 9
  Jean-Louis Schlesser 3, 7–8
  Gianfranco Brancatelli 5
  Martin Brundle 6
  Hans Heyer 7
52   Gianfranco Brancatelli 1–2, 9
  Jean-Louis Schlesser 1–2, 5, 9
  Hurley Haywood 3
  Hans Heyer 3
  Brian Redman 3
  Derek Warwick 4–8
  Jan Lammers 6–9
53   Gianfranco Brancatelli 3, 6–7
  Win Percy 3
  Hurley Haywood 3
  Jean-Louis Schlesser 4–6
  Derek Warwick 5, 7
  Jan Lammers 7
  Victor Zakspeed Team Zakspeed C1/8 Ford Cosworth DFL 4.0 L V8 G 56   Jochen Dauer 4
  Trust Racing Team Porsche 956 Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6 D 60   Keiichi Suzuki 9
  Vern Schuppan 9
  George Fouché 9
  Kouros Racing Team Sauber C8 Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0 L Turbo V8 G 61   John Nielsen 1–3
  Henri Pescarolo 1–2, 7–8
  Mike Thackwell 2–3, 7–8
62   Dieter Quester 3
  Christian Danner 3
  Henri Pescarolo 3
  Ernst Schuster Porsche 936C Porsche Type-962/71 2.9 L Turbo Flat-6 D 63   Ernst Schuster 1–4, 7–8
  Siegfried Brunn 1–3, 7–8
  Rudi Seher 3, 7
  Cosmik Racing Promotions March 84G Porsche Type-935/76 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6 A 66   Costas Los All
  Jan Thoelke 1
  John Graham 2
  Neil Crang 3
  Raymond Touroul 3
  Tiff Needell 5–6, 8–9
  Volker Weidler 7

Season resultsEdit

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.

RacesEdit

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

ResultsEdit

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

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 DriversEdit

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

Teams ChampionshipEdit

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   Brun Motorsport Porsche 956B
Porsche 962C
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 2


15

20
15

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

20


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

12

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

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

FIA Cup for Group C2 TeamsEdit

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


20

20

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

3

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

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit