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1988 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1988 World Sportscar Championship season was the 36th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1988 FIA World Sports Prototype Championship which was open to FIA Group C and Group C2 cars and to IMSA GTP, GTX, GTO and GTU cars. The championship was contested over an eleven race series which ran from 6 March to 20 November 1988.

Martin Brundle was awarded the World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers, Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm jointly won the FIA Cup for Group C2 Drivers, Silk Cut Jaguar was awarded the World Sports Prototype Championship for Teams and Spice Engineering won the FIA Cup for Group C2 Teams.

ScheduleEdit

 
Jaguar won the Teams Championship with its XJR9 model
 
Sauber Mercedes placed second in the Teams Championship
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1   800 km Jerez Circuito Permanente de Jerez 6 March
2   360 km Jarama Circuito Permanente Del Jarama 13 March
3   1000km Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 10 April
4   Autosport 1000 km Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 8 May
5   24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 11 June
12 June
6   Grand Prix ČSSR Autodrom Brno 10 July
7   1000 km Brands Hatch Brands Hatch 24 July
8   ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 4 September
9   1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 18 September
10   Fuji 1000 km Fuji Speedway 9 October
11   Lucas Supersprint Sandown Park 20 November

EntriesEdit

Group C1Edit

Entrant Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-9 Jaguar 7.0 L V12 D 1   Martin Brundle All
  Eddie Cheever 1–4, 8–11
  John Nielsen 5–7, 10
  Andy Wallace 7
  Johnny Dumfries 9
2   Jan Lammers All
  Johnny Dumfries All
  Andy Wallace 5
  Martin Brundle 7, 9
3   John Watson 1–2, 5, 7
  John Nielsen 1–2
  Andy Wallace 1
  Raul Boesel 5
  Henri Pescarolo 5
  Davy Jones 7
  Martin Brundle 7
  Silk Cut Jaguar 21   Danny Sullivan 5
  Davy Jones 5
  Price Cobb 5
22   Kevin Cogan 5
  Derek Daly 5
  Larry Perkins 5
  Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 M 4   Walter Brun 1–3, 8–9
  Massimo Sigala 1–2
  Oscar Larrauri 1, 9
  Uwe Schäfer 3
  Manuel Reuter 5, 9
  Walter Lechner 5
  Franz Hunkeler 5
  Harald Huysman 8
5   Manuel Reuter 1–3, 8–9
  Uwe Schäfer 1–2, 5, 8
  Jésus Pareja 3, 5
  Massimo Sigala 5
  Oscar Larrauri 8–9
  Walter Brun 9
6   Oscar Larrauri 1–3
  Jésus Pareja 1–2, 8
  Walter Brun 1
  Massimo Sigala 3
  Manuel Reuter 8
  Uwe Schäfer 8
  Blaupunkt-Joest Racing
  Joest Racing GmbH
Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
G 7   Bob Wollek 1–4, 6–10
  Klaus Ludwig 1–3, 7
  David Hobbs 4–5
  Philippe Streiff 4
  Didier Theys 5
  Franz Konrad 5
  Stanley Dickens 5
  "John Winter" 6
  Paolo Barilla 8–9
  Harald Grohs 10
8   Frank Jelinski 1–5, 7–10
  "John Winter" 1–5, 7–10
  Stanley Dickens 4–5
  Franz Konrad 6
  Jürgen Barth 6
  Klaus Ludwig 7
  Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962C
Porsche 962CK6
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 Y 10   Volker Weidler 2–3, 8, 10
  Kris Nissen 2, 4
  Bruno Giacomelli 3, 5, 8
  Harald Grohs 4
  Kunimitsu Takahashi 5
  Hideki Okada 5
  Manuel Reuter 10
  Leyton House with Porsche Kremer Y
B
11   Kris Nissen 5
  George Fouché 5
  Harald Grohs 5
  Oscar Larrauri 10
  Bruno Giacomelli 10
  Primagaz Compétition Cougar C20B Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6 M 13   Pierre-Henri Raphanel 3, 5
  Roberto Ravaglia 3
  Michel Ferté 5
  Courage Compétition Cougar C22 32   François Migault 5
  Paul Belmondo 5
  Ukyo Katayama 5
  Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C GTi Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 G 14   Derek Bell 1–2, 4, 9
  James Weaver 1–2
  Tiff Needell 4
  Martin Donnelly 8–9
  David Hobbs 8
  Victor Dauer Racing Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 G 16   Jochen Dauer 8
  Franz Konrad 8
  Porsche AG Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 D 17   Klaus Ludwig 5, 10
  Hans-Joachim Stuck 5
  Derek Bell 5
  Price Cobb 10
18   Bob Wollek 5
  Vern Schuppan 5
  Sarel van der Merwe 5
19   Mario Andretti 5
  Michael Andretti 5
  John Andretti 5
  Team Davey Tiga GC88
Porsche 962C
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3 L Turbo V8
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
D 20   Tim Lee-Davey 5–6, 8–10
  Tom Dodd-Noble 5, 8–10
  Chris Hodgetts 6
  Peter Oberndorfer 8–9
  Katsunori Iketani 10
  Nissan Motorsports Nissan R88C Nissan VRH30 3.2 L Turbo V8 B 23   Kazuyoshi Hoshino 5, 10
  Takao Wada 5
  Aguri Suzuki 5
  Kenji Takahashi 10
  Allan Grice 10
32   Win Percy 5
  Mike Wilds 5
  Allan Grice 5
  Masahiro Hoshino 10
  Aguri Suzuki 10
  Dollop Racing Lancia LC2/85 Ferrari 308C 3.0 L Turbo V8 D 24   Andrea de Cesaris 3
  Christian Danner 3
  Jean-Pierre Frey 4–6, 8
  Nciola Marozzo 4–5
  Ranieri Randaccio 5
  Paolo Giangrossi 6, 8
  Advan Alpha Nova Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 Y 25   Kunimitsu Takahashi 10
  Kazuo Mogi 10
  From A Racing B 27   Hideki Okada 10
  Stanley Dickens 10
  Veskanda Racing Veskanda C1 Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 D 26   John Bowe 11
  Dick Johnson 11
  Leyton House Racing Team Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 B 28   Naoki Nagasaka 10
  Kaoru Hoshino 10
  Masahiko Kageyama 10
  Takefuji Schuppan Racing Team Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 D 33   Brian Redman 5, 10
  Eje Elgh 5
  Jean-Pierre Jarier 5
  Derek Bell 10
  Rothmans Porsche Team Schuppan 99   Eje Elgh 10
  Maurizio Sandro Sala 10
  Trust Racing Team Porsche 962C GTi 100   Vern Schuppan 10
  George Fouché 10
  Sarel van der Merwe 10
  Toyota Team Tom's Toyota 88C
Toyota 88C-V
Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1 L Turbo I4
Toyota R32V 3.2 L Turbo V8
B 36   Geoff Lees 5, 10
  Masanori Sekiya 5, 10
  Kaoru Hoshino 5
  Keiichi Suzuki 10
37   Paolo Barilla 5, 10
  Hitoshi Ogawa 5, 10
  Tiff Needell 5
  Stefan Johansson 10
  Swiss Team Salamin Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6 G 40   Antoine Salamin 1–4, 6–9, 11
  Enzo Calderari 1
  Max Cohen-Olivar 2, 4
  Dudley Wood 3
  Hellmut Mundas 4
  Luigi Taverna 6
  Giovanni Lavaggi 7–9, 11
  Jean-Denis Délétraz 7
  Noël del Bello Sauber C8 Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0 L Turbo V8 G 42   Bernard Santal 3–5, 7
  Jacques Guillot 3–4
  Roland Biancone 3
  Noël del Bello 4–5, 7
  Bernard de Dryver 5
  Hervé Regout 7
  Auto Beaurex Motorsport Toyota 87C Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4 D 45   Andrew Gilbert-Scott 10
  Steven Andskär 10
  SARD SARD MC88S Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1 L Turbo I4 D 50   Syuuroku Sasaki 10
  Martin Donnelly 10
  Jochen Dauer 10
  Secateva WM P88 Peugeot ZNS4 2.9 L Turbo I4 M 51   Roger Dorchy 5
  Jean-Daniel Raulet 5
  Claude Haldi 5
WM P87 52   Pescal Pessiot 5
  Jean-Daniel Raulet 5
  Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber-Mercedes C9 Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0 L Turbo V8 M 61   Jean-Louis Schlesser 1–4, 6–11
  Mauro Baldi 1–3, 5–7, 9
  Jochen Mass 1, 3–5, 7–11
  James Weaver 5–7
  Kenny Acheson 10
62   James Weaver 4, 6
  Mauro Baldi 4, 7–11
  Klaus Niedzwiedz 5
  Kenny Acheson 5
  Jean-Louis Schlesser 6–7, 9
  Jochen Mass 6–7
  Stefan Johansson 8–9, 11
  Philippe Streiff 10
  Primagaz Compétition Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/79 2.8 L Turbo Flat-6 G 72   Jürgen Lässig 5
  Pierre Yver 5
  Dudley Wood 5
  Memorex Telex Racing Team Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 G 77   Gianpiero Moretti 10
  Tiff Needell 10
  Harald Huysman 10
  Italya Sport Team LeMans March 88C Nissan VG30ET 3.2 L Turbo V6 Y 85   Toshio Suzuki 5, 10
  Danny Ongais 5
  Michel Trollé 5
  Akio Morimoto 10
86   Anders Olofsson 5, 10
  Lamberto Leoni 5
  Akio Morimoto 5
  Takao Wada 10

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers as follows:

  • 60-45-36-30-24-18-12-9-6-3 for the Le Mans 24 hour race [1]
  • 40-30-24-20-16-12-8-6-4-2 for 800–1000 km races [1]
  • 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 for 360 km races [1]

Bonus points were awarded to drivers of Group C2 cars which finished within the first ten outright positions as follows:

  • 6 points for the Le Mans 24 hour race [1]
  • 4 points for 800–1000 km races [1]
  • 2 points for 360 km races [1]

In addition:

  • Drivers had to drive at least 30% of their cars distance to score points.[1]
  • Only the seven best race results could be retained by each driver.[1]
  • Only the best placed car from each team was eligible to score points towards the Teams Championship,[1] with no points awarded for positions filled by other cars.
  • Results from all races counted towards the Teams Championship.[1]
  • Neither driver nor teams scored points if the car did not complete 90% of the winner's distance.

Results and standingsEdit

Race ResultsEdit

Rnd Circuit C1 Winning Team C2 Winning Team Results
C1 Winning Drivers C2 Winning Drivers
1 Jerez   Team Sauber Mercedes   Spice Engineering Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
  Jochen Mass
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
2 Jarama   Silk Cut Jaguar   Spice Engineering Results
  Eddie Cheever
  Martin Brundle
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
3 Monza   Silk Cut Jaguar   Spice Engineering Results
  Eddie Cheever
  Martin Brundle
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
4 Silverstone   Silk Cut Jaguar   Spice Engineering Results
  Eddie Cheever
  Martin Brundle
  Almo Coppelli
  Thorkild Thyrring
5 La Sarthe   Silk Cut Jaguar   Spice Engineering Results
  Andy Wallace
  Johnny Dumfries
  Jan Lammers
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
  Pierre de Thoisy
6 Brno   Team Sauber Mercedes   Spice Engineering Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Jochen Mass
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
7 Brands Hatch   Silk Cut Jaguar   Spice Engineering Results
  Andy Wallace
  Martin Brundle
  John Nielsen
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
8 Nürburgring   Team Sauber Mercedes   Kelmar Racing Team Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Jochen Mass
  Vito Veninata
  Pasquale Barberio
9 Spa-Francorchamps   Team Sauber Mercedes   Spice Engineering Results
  Mauro Baldi
  Stefan Johansson
  Almo Coppelli
  Thorkild Thyrring
10 Fuji   Silk Cut Jaguar   Spice Engineering Results
  Eddie Cheever
  Martin Brundle
  Eliseo Salazar
  Thorkild Thyrring
11 Sandown Park   Team Sauber Mercedes   Spice Engineering Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Jochen Mass
  Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm

World Sports Prototype Championship for DriversEdit

Position [2] Driver [2] Points [2]
1 Martin Brundle 240
2 Jean-Louis Schlesser 208
3 Mauro Baldi 188
4 Eddie Cheever 182
5 Jochen Mass 180
6 Klaus Ludwig 145
7 "John Winter" 140
8 Frank Jelinski 135
9 Bob Wollek 122
10 Jan Lammers 118
11 John Nielsen 97
12 Ray Bellm 94
Gordon Spice
14 Johnny Dumfries 88
15 Stanley Dickens 72
16 Thorkild Thyrring 63
Almo Coppelli
18 Manuel Reuter 58
19 Stefan Johansson 55
20 James Weaver 54
21 Oscar Larrauri 50
22 Hans-Joachim Stuck 45
23 John Watson 42
24 Massimo Sigala 38
Antoine Salamin
26 Uwe Schäfer 34
Jesús Pareja
28 David Hobbs 32
29 Larry Perkins 30
Price Cobb
Derek Daly
Franz Konrad
33 Costas Los 26
34 Didier Theys 24
Paolo Barilla
36 Volker Weidler 22
37 Derek Bell 20
Giovanni Lavaggi
Hideki Okada
Philippe Streiff
Bruno Giacomelli
42 Claude Ballot-Léna 19
Jean-Louis Ricci
44 Mario Andretti 18
Michael Andretti
John Andretti
47 Kris Nissen 17
48 Wayne Taylor 16
49 Nick Adams 15
50 Walter Brun 14
51 Rainieri Randaccio 13
52 Tim Lee-Davey 12
Harald Huysman
Kazuo Mogi
Pierre-Alain Lombardi
Bruno Sotty
Kunimitsu Takahashi
58 George Fouché 11
Eje Elgh
60 Philippe de Henning 10
61 Hellmut Mundas 8
Martin Donnelly
Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Roberto Ravaglia
Maurizio Sandro Sala
Maurizio Gellini
Richard Jones
68 Pasquale Barberio 6
Will Hoy
Arthur Abrahams
Martin Schanche
Kaoru Hoshino
Masahiko Kageyama
Naoki Hoshino
John Sheldon
Tom Dodd-Noble
John Smith
Jürgen Barth
Pierre Chauvet
Vito Veninata
81 Stefano Sebastiani 5
82 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 4
Andrew Miedecke
Enzo Calderari
David Kennedy
Yojiro Terada
Dudley Wood
88 Brian Redman 3
Paul Slott
90 Helmut Gall 2
Walter Maurer
Vern Schuppan
Sarel van der Merwe
Luigi Taverna

FIA Cup for C2 DriversEdit

Position [2] Driver [2] Points [2]
1 Ray Bellm 260
Gordon Spice
3 Thorkild Thyrring 237
4 Almo Coppelli 197
5 Vito Veninata 130
6 Claude Ballot-Léna 101
Jean-Louis Ricci
8 Costas Los 100
9 Pasquale Barberio 98
10 John Sheldon 74
11 Rainieri Randaccio 68
12 Jiro Yoneyama 65
13 Pierre de Thoisy 60
14 Nick Adams 56
Olindo Iacobelli
Richard Piper
Wayne Taylor
18 Tim Harvey 48
Richard Jones
20 Ian Harrower 45
21 Martin Schanche 44
22 Eliseo Salazar 40
23 Jean Messaoudi 36
Pierre-François Rousselot
25 Will Hoy 35
26 Arthur Abrahams 31
27 Louis Descartes 30
Thomas Hessert
Philippe de Henning
30 John Williams 24
Dominique Lacaud
32 Hideo Fukuyama 20
Pierre Chauvet
34 Michael Allison 18
Stephen Hynes
Pierre-Alain Lombardi
Bruno Sotty
38 Maurizio Gellini 16
Mike Kimpton
Paul Stott
41 John Smith 15
42 Robin Smith 12
Stefano Sebastiani
Robin Donovan
Neil Crang
Michel Lateste
Dan Murphy
48 Graham Duxbury 10
Andrew Miedecke
50 Max Cohen-Olivar 9
Patrick de Radigues
52 David Andrews 8
Chris Ashmore
Lon Bender
Helmut Gall
Walter Maurer
57 Chris Hodgetts 6
Dudley Wood
Paolo Ciafardoni
Gérard Tremblay
Steve Kempton
62 Luigi Taverna 4
Jean-Pierre Frey
Nicola Marozzo

World Sports Prototype Championship for TeamsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1   Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-8
Jaguar XJR-9
Jaguar 7.0L V12
30

20

40

40

60

15

40

30

30

40

12
357
2   Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9 Mercedes M117 5.0L Turbo V8 40 15 30 30 20 24 40 40 16 20 275
3   Joest Racing Porsche Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 24 3 20 20 36 8 30 24 24 189
4   Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 12 10 24 12 16 20 94
5   Spice Engineering Spice SE88C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 8 4 6 12 4 20 16 8 78
6   Porsche AG Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 45 30 75
7   Swiss Team Salamin Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 4 4 8 2 8 4 8 38
8   Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962C
Porsche 962CK6
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 8 12 9 2 31
9   Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C GTi Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 20 8 28
10   From-A Racing Porsche 962C Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 20 20
11   GP Motorsport Spice SE87C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 6 12 18
12   Chamberlain Engineering Spice SE86C
Spice SE88C
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

2

1
1
6
4 2 16
13   Team Davey Tiga GC88
Porsche 962C
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L Turbo V8
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
6 6 12
14   Kelmar Racing Tiga Tiga GC85
Tiga GC288
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
2

4

3
9
15   Primagaz Competition Cougar C20B
Porsche 962C
Cougar C12
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
8 8
16=   ADA Engineering ADA 03 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 4 4
16=   Mazdaspeed Mazda 757
Mazda 767
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor

4
4
18   Team Lucky Strike Schanche Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 2 2 4
19   Schuppan Racing Team Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 3 3
20   Walter Maurer Racing Lotec C87 BMW 2.0L Turbo I4 1 1

All cars were eligible to score points towards the Teams Championship, but Group C2 cars also scored separately for their own award.

FIA Cup for C2 TeamsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1   Spice Engineering Spice SE88C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 40 20 40 40 60 20 40 30 40 40 20 390
2   Chamberlain Engineering Spice SE86C
Spice SE88C
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

24

15

24

16
12
20
24 24 16 10 185
3   Kelmar Racing Tiga Tiga GC85
Tiga GC288
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 12
8

24

10

16

40

8

24

12
154
4   GP Motorsport Spice SE87C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 30 24 16 30 100
5   Charles Ivey Racing Tiga GC287 Porsche 2.8L Turbo Flat-6 16 20 36 6 78
6   ADA Engineering ADA 03 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 6 45 15 72
7   Team Lucky Strike Schanche Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 20 3 12 12 20 67
8   PC Automotive Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 12 8 20 16 56
9   Roy Baker Racing Tiga GC286 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 8 18 8 12 46
10   MT Sport Racing Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 30 6 36
11   Automobiles Louis Descartes ALD 03
ALD 04
BMW M88 3.5L I6
6

24
6 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Seasonal Survey, Autosport, January 1988, page 38
  2. ^ a b c d e f 1988 Sports-Prototype Championship, www.dlg.speedfreaks.org Retrieved 9 May 2012

External linksEdit