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The 1987 Spa 24 Hour was the fifth round of the inaugural World Touring Car Championship. The race was held for cars eligible for Group A touring car regulations. It was held from August 1–2, 1987 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, in Spa, Belgium.

Belgium 1987 Spa 24 Hour
Race details
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Date1–2 August, 1987
LocationSpa, Belgium
CourseCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
6.968 kilometres (4.330 mi)
Laps 24 hours
Pole position
Driver Germany Klaus Ludwig Eggenberger Motorsport
Time 2:37.270
Podium
First Belgium Eric van de Poele
Belgium Jean-Michel Martin
Belgium Didier Theys
Waterloo Motors
Second Spain Luis Pérez-Sala
France Olivier Grouillard
Germany Winfried Vogt
Bigazzi
Third France Pascal Fabre
France Fabien Giroix
Belgium Bernard de Dryver
Garage du Bac
Fastest Lap
Driver Belgium Thierry Boutsen Eggenberger Motorsport
Time 2:39.930

The race was won by Eric van de Poele, Jean-Michel Martin and Didier Theys, driving a BMW M3. The leading car eligible for championship points was another M3, driven by Luis Pérez-Sala, Olivier Grouillard and Winfried Vogt, who finished in second place.

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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:[1][2] | Entered: 61 | Started: 61 | Finished: 28

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
Series
Points
1 2 48 Waterloo Motors   Eric van de Poele
  Jean-Michel Martin
  Didier Theys
BMW M3 481 7
2 2 43   Bigazzi   Luis Pérez-Sala
  Olivier Grouillard
  Winfried Vogt
BMW M3 473 23 40
3 2 63 Garage du Bac   Pascal Fabre
  Fabien Giroix
  Bernard de Dryver
BMW M3 469 8
4 3 5   Allan Moffat Racing   Allan Moffat
  John Harvey
  Tony Mulvihill
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 468 19
5 2 41   BMW Motorsport   Altfrid Heger
  Christian Danner
  Franz Dufter
BMW M3 464 6
6 3 17   Andy Rouse Engineering   Alain Semoulin
  Jésus Pareja
  Thierry Tassin
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 464 13
7 2 47   BMW Motorsport   Gerrit van Kouwen
  Annette Meeuvissen
  Mercedes Stermitz
BMW M3 464 36
8 3 18 Waterloo Motors   Marc Duez
  Philip Verellen
  Raijmond van Hove
  Pascal Witmeur
BMW 635CSi 458 34
9 2 55 Ecurie Motul Nogaro   Bernard Salam
  Pierre Destic
  Alain Cudini
Mercedes 190E 456 22
10 2 45 Auto Budde Team   Volker Strycek
  Franz-Josef Bröhling
  Hermann Tilke
BMW 325i 452 37
11 2 77   Brixia Corse   Gabriele Tarquini
  Rinaldo Drovandi
  Claudio Langes
Alfa Romeo 75 451 20 30
12 2 75   Alfa Corse   Jacques Laffite
  Paolo Barilla
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Nicola Larini
  Giorgio Pianta
Alfa Romeo 75 447 10 24
13 2 44 Bastos Racing Team   Gérard Bleynie
  Lucien Guitteny
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille
BMW M3 435 21
14 1 90 Bemani Toyota   Herbert Lingmann
  Ludwig Hölzl
  Philippe Müller
Toyota Corolla GT 431 55
15 1 112   Paul Simons
  Valentin Simons
  Marcel Vandermaesen
Toyota Corolla GT 431 58
16 2 76   Alfa Corse   Walter Voulaz
  Marcello Cipriani
  Massimo Siena
Alfa Romeo 75 429 47 20
17 2 71   Luigi Racing   Georges Cremer
  Marco Curti
  Loris de Sordi
Alfa Romeo 75 426 39
18 1 103 IMC Toyota   Pierre Fermine
  Serge de Liedekerke
  Grégorie de Mévius
Toyota Corolla GT 424 51
19 3 33 Bavaria Automobiles   Philippe Haezebrouck
  Pierre de Thoisy
  Harald Huysman
  Pascal Witmeur
BMW 635CSi 423 33
20 3 24 Formula 1 Invest. PTY Ltd.   Michel Delcourt
  Alex Guyaux
  Graham Moore
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 421 35
21 3 31 CMS Sweden   Christer Simonsen
  Kurt Simonsen
  Jean-Marie Baert
Volvo 240T 418 41
22 2 79   Alfa Corse   Alessandro Nannini
  Giorgio Francia
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Giorgio Pianta
Alfa Romeo 75 417 14 16
23 2 61 Ecurie Chardon des Dunes   Noël van den Eeckhout
  Guy Van Mol
  Mike van Hooydonk
BMW 325i 415 45
24 1 104 IMC Toyota   Guy Katsers
  Jean-Claude Burton
  Jean-Pierre Van de Wauwer
Toyota Corolla GT 414 59
25 1 117 IMC Toyota   José Close
  André Hardy
  Emmanuel Remion
Toyota Corolla GT 414 60
26 2 46   Schnitzer Motorsport   Roland Ratzenberger
  Dieter Quester
  Markus Oestreich
  Roberto Ravaglia
BMW M3 413 12 12
27 1 119 IMC Toyota   John Nielsen
  Michel Luxen
  Renaud Verreydt
Toyota Corolla GT 408 53
28 1 120 IMC Toyota   Claude Holvoet
  Giovanni Bruno
  Didier Noirhomme
Toyota Corolla GT 378 62
DNF 2 59 Bastos Racing Team   Dirk Vermeersch
  Giovanni Fontanesi
  Massimo Micangeli
BMW M3 445 31
DNF 3 16 Bavaria Automobiles   René Metge
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
  Joël Gouhier
  Pascal Witmeur
BMW 635CSi 423 25
DNF 3 7   Eggenberger Motorsport   Klaus Ludwig
  Thierry Boutsen
  Klaus Niedzwiedz
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 406 1
DNF 3 15 Bastos Toyota Team   Anders Olofsson
  Pierre-Alain Thibaut
  Éric Bachelart
Toyota Supra 346 43
DNF 3 6   Eggenberger Motorsport   Steve Soper
  Pierre Dieudonné
  Philippe Streiff
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 332 2
DNF 2 42   BMW Motorsport   Johnny Cecotto
  Gianfranco Brancatelli
  Mauro Baldi
BMW M3 310 3
DNF 3 8   Andy Rouse Engineering   Andy Rouse
  Thierry Tassin
  Win Percy
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 252 5
DNF 2 40   Schnitzer Motorsport   Ivan Capelli
  Roberto Ravaglia
  Emanuele Pirro
BMW M3 233 4
DNF 3 3   HDT Racing P/L   Peter Brock
  Neville Crichton
  David Parsons
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 206 18
DNF 2 85   Schnitzer Motorsport   Allan Grice
  Roberto Moreno
  Wilhelm Siller
BMW M3 178 15
DNF 2 57   Marko AMG   Peter Oberndorfer
  Franz Klammer
  Peter John
Mercedes 190E 143 24
DNF 2 78   Alfa Corse   Carlo Rossi
  Alessandro Santin
  Giacomo Bossini
Alfa Romeo 75 133 17
DNF 2 58 Bastos Racing Team   Zdeněk Vojtěch
  Maurizio Micangeli
  Enzo Calderari
BMW M3 115 27
DNF 1 113 Tom's GB Ltd.   Phil Dowsett
  Tiff Needell
  Masanori Sekiya
Toyota Corolla GT 101 50
DNF 2 66 J.M.S. Racing Team   Claude Ballot-Léna
  Jean-Pierre Malcher
  Jean-Marc Smadja
BMW M3 82 11
DNF 3 14 Bastos Toyota Team   Hans Heyer
  Frank Jelinski
  Eddy Joosen
Toyota Supra 59 32
DNF 3 11 Wolf Racing Barclay   Jari Nurminen
  André Malherbe
  Jean-Denis Delétraz
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 9 26
DNF 3 4 Wolf Racing Barclay   Joachim Winkelhock
  Didier Artzet
  Manfred Burkhard
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 5 9
DNF 2 49 N.K. Motorsport   Jürgen Hamelmann
  Robert Walterscheid-Müller
  Patrick de Radigues
BMW M3 28
DNF 3 35 Garage du Bac   Denis Morin
  Ferdinand de Lesseps
  Hervé Regout
BMW 635CSi 29
DNF 3 28   Ford Motorsport Luxembourg   Romain Feitler
  Bernard Santal
  Gaston Rahier
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 30
DNF 3 19 Waterloo Motors   Roberto Castagna
  Roberto Orlandi
  Roger Visconti
BMW 635CSi 38
DNF 3 32   Ford Motorsport Luxembourg   Romain Wolf
  Guy Neve
  Jean-Paul Libert
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 40
DNF 3 13 Zeus Computers Racing   Quirin Bovy
  Michel Maillien
  Vincent Bertinchamps
Rover Vitesse 42
DNF 3 34 Jeroen Hin Racing   Jeroen Hin
  Frans Verschuur
  Stéphane Cohen
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 44
DNF 2 70   Luigi Racing   François-Xavier Boucher
  Jean Hex
  Philippe Soreil
Alfa Romeo 75 46
DNF 2 84   Mazda Dealer Team Holland   Hans van der Beek
  Raymond Coronel
  Loek Vermeulen
Mazda 929 48
DNF 1 92   Team Toyota GB   Chris Hodgetts
  Andrew Bagnall
  Mark Jennings
Toyota Corolla GT 49
DNF 3 29 Jumet Motor Racing   Jean Wansart
  Cyriel Raes
BMW 635CSi 52
DNF 1 114 Tom's Co. Ltd.   Hideshi Matsuda
  Kaoru Hoshino
  Kaori Okamoto
Toyota Corolla GT 54
DNF 1 121 IMC Toyota   Roger Rutten
  Marc Dries
  Eddy van Esch
Toyota Corolla GT 56
DNF 1 115   Belgian Audi VW Club   Philippe Ménage
  René Schenk
  Bernard Winderickx
VW Golf GTI 57
DNF 1 100   Alfa Corse   Carlo Brambilla
  Daniele Toffoli
  Alain Thiebaut
Alfa Romeo 33 61
  • Drivers in italics practiced in the car but did not take part in the race.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spa 24 Hours (Qualifying Results)". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  2. ^ "Spa 24 Hours (Race Results)". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2012-11-04.


World Touring Car Championship
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1987 Nürburgring Touring Car Grand Prix
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