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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.

Italy 1987 Monza 500
Race details
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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 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 structureEdit

Cars were divided into three classes based on engine capacity:

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

Official resultsEdit

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   Allan Moffat Racing   Allan Moffat
  John Harvey
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 86 9
2 3 18   CiBiEmme Sport   Georges Bosshard
  José Ángel Sasiambarrena
BMW 635 CSi 84 8
3 2 57   Marko AMG   Peter Oberndorfer
  Franz Klammer
Mercedes 190E 83 15
4 2 49   Kulker SC Team   József Cserkuti
  Anton Fischhaber
  András Szabó
BMW M3 82 21
5 3 19   CiBiEmme Sport   Roberto Castagna
  Roberto Orlandi
BMW 635 CSi 82 22
6 3 26   Seikel Motorsport   Peter Seikel
  Giovanni da Schio
Ford Mustang GT 81 23
7 2 79   Albatech   Walter Voulaz
  Marcello Cipriani
Alfa Romeo 75 79 26 40
8 3 27   Giuseppe Quartengan
  Stanislao de Angelis
  Grand
BMW 635 CSi 79 25
9 2 54   M. Bienvenue
  Louis Descartes
BMW 325i 79 32
10 1 92   Team Toyota GB   Andrew Bagnall
  Chris Hodgetts
Toyota Corolla GT 78 30
11 2 78   Brixia Corse   Carlo Rossi
  Alessandro Santin
Alfa Romeo 75 77 24 30
12 2 102   Seikel Motorsport   Tihomir Filipovic
  Heinz Wirth
Audi 80 77 36
13 3 23 Kulker SC Team   Marco Curti
  Péter Moczár
  Hans Kalaschek
BMW 635 CSi 77
14 3 21   Ademaro Massa
  Giuseppe Arlotti
  Guido Daverio
BMW 635 CSi 74
15 3 24   Mario Fortina
  Gianpaolo Toia
  Paolo Pozzi
BMW 528i 72
16 2 75   Alfa Corse   Alessandro Nannini
  Michael Andretti
Alfa Romeo 75 71 11 24
17 3 1   Pro Team Italia/Imberti   Bruno Giacomelli
  Marcello Ginella
  Armin Hahne
Maserati Biturbo 70 28 30
DNF 2 48   CiBiEmme Sport   Luciano Lovato
  Romeo Camathias
  Fabio Mancini
BMW M3 68
DNF 1 101   Antonio Amodio
  Gianfranco Sistelli
  Trasat
VW Golf GTI 58
DNF 2 82   Cazzaniga
  Guido Daccò
  Galass
Alfa Romeo 75 53
DNF 2 84   Sergio Rebai
  Abele Tanghetti
Alfa Romeo 75 50
DNF 2 59   Eric Bayol
  Karl Baron
  Zdeněk Vojtěch
Mercedes 190E 45 14
DNF 1 97   Alfons Hohenester
  Friedrich-Wilhelm Stallmann
VW Golf GTI 35
DNF 2 44 Dixi Sport   Marc Duez
  Gerard Févrot
  Bruno di Gioia
Alfa Romeo 75 33
DNF 3 22   Gianni Giudici
  Armando Conti
  Franco Giudici
BMW 635 CSi 30
DNF 2 80   Q-Racing   Thomas Lindström
  Mikael Naebrink
Alfa Romeo 75 25 20
DNF 2 76   Alfa Corse   Giorgio Francia
  Paolo Barilla
Alfa Romeo 75 19 13
DNF 2 77   Brixia Corse   Rinaldo Drovandi
  Gabriele Tarquini
Alfa Romeo 75 19
DNF 1 94   Georg Alber   Joachim Egenolf
  Jakob Strasser
Toyota Corolla GT AE86 14
DNF 3 8   Andy Rouse Engineering   Andy Rouse
  Thierry Tassin
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 11 1
DNF 1 95   Georg Alber   Helmut Maier
  Georg Alber
  Antonín Charouz
Toyota Corolla GT 5
DSQ 2 42   CiBiEmme Sport   Riccardo Patrese
  Johnny Cecotto
BMW M3 87 4
DSQ 2 46   Schnitzer Motorsport   Roland Ratzenberger
  Emanuele Pirro
BMW M3 87 2
DSQ 2 47   Schnitzer Motorsport   Markus Oestreich
  Altfrid Heger
BMW M3 87 3
DSQ 2 40   Schnitzer Motorsport   Ivan Capelli
  Roberto Ravaglia
BMW M3 87 5
DSQ 2 41   BMW Motorsport   Winfried Vogt
  Christian Danner
BMW M3 87 6
DSQ 2 43   Bigazzi   Luis Pérez-Sala
  Olivier Grouillard
BMW M3 86 7
DSQ 2 52   BMW Alpina   Andy Bovensiepen
  Eric van de Poele
BMW M3 86 10
DNS 3 6   Eggenberger Motorsport   Klaus Niedzwiedz
  Steve Soper
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
DNS 3 7   Eggenberger Motorsport   Klaus Ludwig
  Pierre Dieudonné
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
DNS 2 58 Racing Services International   Giovanni Fontanesi
  Dagmar Suster
  Břetislav Enge
Mercedes 190E

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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