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Trophée International Paul Ricard

Paul Ricard, 18 Apr 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Helmut Marko,
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU22] - Cosworth FVC
#21 Karl von Wendt Racing (see note 1)
140 3h 9m 16.9s
2 Vic Elford (G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU17] - Cosworth FVC
#18 Scuderia Filipinetti
140 3h 9m 29.0s
3 John Miles,
Toine Hezemans
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-6] - Cosworth FVC
#4 DART
140 3h 10m 14.8s
4 Ed Swart,
Toine Hezemans
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-10A] - Cosworth FVC
#10 Canon Racing Team
137
5 Karl von Wendt,
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU23] - Cosworth FVC
#22 Karl von Wendt Racing (see note 2)
136
6 Graham Birrell,
John Miles
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-5] - Cosworth FVC
#5 DART
136
7 John Bamford,
Peter Creasey
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-4] - Cosworth FVC
Worcestershire Racing Association
134
8 Brian Redman,
Richard Attwood
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-7] - Cosworth FVC
#7 Red Rose Racing
133
9 Gérard Larrousse,
François Mazet
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 - Cosworth FVC
#3 Jo Siffert Automobiles Racing Ltd.
133
10 John Lepp,
Guy Edwards
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-9] - Cosworth FVC
Central Garage (Mirfield) (see note 3)
132
11 Peter Hanson,
François Migault
(G6) 1.8-litre Taydec Mk.2 - Cosworth FVC
#34 Tom Clapham Racing
130
12 Carlo Zuccoli,
Gianpiero Moretti
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/6] - Cosworth FVC
Scuderia Brescia Corse
130
13 Andrew Fletcher (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-8] - Cosworth FVC
William Tuckett
130
14 Eris Tondelli,
Carlo Facetti
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-1] - Cosworth FVC
Eris Tondelli
129
15 Rein Zwolsman,
Ed Swart
(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 - Cosworth FVC
Canon Cameras Racing (see note 4)
128
16 Heinz Derflinger,
Dieter Soucek
(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-10] - Cosworth FVC
#52 Bosch Racing Team [Heinz Derflinger]
(see note 5)
126
17 Alain Finkel,
Bob Wollek
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [SL212/19?] - Cosworth FVC
#26 Alain Finkel
126
18 Brian Robinson,
John Littler
(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-4] - Cosworth FVC
Brian Robinson (see note 6)
123
19 David Farnell,
Peter Kaye
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/12] - Cosworth FVC
David Farnell
120
R Chris Craft,
Barrie Smith
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-12] - Cosworth FVC
Chevron Cars
8 Accident due to collision damage
R Claude Swietlik,
Gilbert Salle
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/9] - Cosworth FVC
Claude Swietlik
8 Collision
R Jo Bonnier (G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU18] - Cosworth FVC
Scuderia Filipinetti (see note 7)
Engine
R John Burton,
Peter Gaydon
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-10] - Cosworth FVC
Canon Racing Team
Damaged nose
R Terry Croker (G6) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/14] - Cosworth FVC
A. & J. Motors (see note 8)
DNF
R Georges Dumoing,
Gérard Cerruti
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU27] - Cosworth FVC
Escuderia Esmeralda
DNF
R Mike Gribben (G6) 1.6-litre Gropa CMC Mk 2 [CH-DBE-53] - Cosworth FVA
Mike Gribben (see note 9)
Engine
R John Hine,
John Bridges
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-8] - Cosworth FVC
Red Rose Racing
Gear lever mounting
R Antonio Zadra,
"Gap"
(G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [SL212/20] - Cosworth FVC
Scuderia Brescia Corse
DNF
R Giovanni Salvati (G6) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Tipo 236 4
#39 Abarth Corse
Accident
R Arturo Merzario,
Johannes Ortner
(G6) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Tipo 236 4
#40 Abarth Corse
Engine
DNS Claudio Francisci (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 4
Did not start
DNS Thierry Tilmant,
Max Jean ("Jean Max")
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-34] - Cosworth FVC
Thierry Tilmant
Did not start
(Withdrawn)
DND Willie Tuckett (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-8] - Cosworth FVC
William Tuckett
Did not drive
DND Francesco Cotrone (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 4
Did not drive
DNQ Michel Dupont,
Georges Morand
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 - Cosworth FVC
Michel Dupont
Did not qualify
DNQ Cyr Febbraïo,
Jean Ortelli
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [70-S-10] - Cosworth FVC
Cyr Febbrairo
Did not qualify
DNQ Peter Smith,
David Farnell
(G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-52] - Cosworth FVC
Peter Smith
Did not qualify
DNQ Trevor Twaites,
George Duncan
(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-6] - Cosworth FVC
Intertech Steering Wheels
Did not qualify
Qualifying
1 John Miles (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-6] - Cosworth FVC 1m 18.5s
2 Helmut Marko (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU22] - Cosworth FVC 1m 19.3s
3 Ed Swart (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-10A] - Cosworth FVC 1m 19.4s
4 Vic Elford (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU17] - Cosworth FVC 1m 19.7s
5 Claude Swietlik (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/9] - Cosworth FVC 1m 20.3s
6 Chris Craft (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-12] - Cosworth FVC 1m 20.3s
7 Arturo Merzario (G6 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 20.8s
8 Jo Bonnier (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU18] - Cosworth FVC 1m 20.8s
9 Giovanni Salvati (G6 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 20.8s
10 Alain Finkel (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [SL212/19?] - Cosworth FVC 1m 21.0s
11 Brian Redman (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-7] - Cosworth FVC 1m 21.0s
12 John Hine (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-8] - Cosworth FVC 1m 21.5s
13 John Burton (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-10] - Cosworth FVC 1m 21.6s
14 Gérard Larrousse (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 - Cosworth FVC 1m 21.6s
15 Graham Birrell (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-5] - Cosworth FVC 1m 21.8s
16 Mike Gribben (G6 2.0) 1.6-litre Gropa CMC Mk 2 [CH-DBE-53] - Cosworth FVA 1m 21.8s
17 Terry Croker (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/14] - Cosworth FVC 1m 22.8s
18 Georges Dumoing (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU27] - Cosworth FVC 1m 22.8s
19 Carlo Zuccoli (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/6] - Cosworth FVC 1m 23.0s
20 John Lepp (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-9] - Cosworth FVC 1m 23.1s
21 Thierry Tilmant * (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-34] - Cosworth FVC 1m 23.4s
22 Antonio Zadra (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [SL212/20] - Cosworth FVC 1m 23.7s
23 Peter Hanson (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Taydec Mk.2 - Cosworth FVC 1m 23.8s
24 John Bamford (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-4] - Cosworth FVC 1m 24.1s
25 Karl von Wendt (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU23] - Cosworth FVC 1m 24.5s
26 Eris Tondelli (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-1] - Cosworth FVC 1m 24.5s
27 Rein Zwolsman (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 - Cosworth FVC 1m 24.7s
28 Andrew Fletcher (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-8] - Cosworth FVC 1m 24.8s
29 Claudio Francisci * (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 - Abarth 4 1m 25.7s
30 Brian Robinson (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-4] - Cosworth FVC 1m 25.8s
31 Heinz Derflinger (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-10] - Cosworth FVC 1m 26.3s
32 David Farnell (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/12] - Cosworth FVC 1m 26.3s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T212 [HU22] (Helmut Marko, Jean-Pierre Jabouille): Bought by Karl von Wendt Racing for 1971 and entered for Helmut Marko at the first few races, winning the opening round at Paul Ricard in April and qualifying on pole for the next round at the Salzburgring. The car was damaged at Silverstone in June and Marko used the team's sister car HU23 thereafter. HU22 returned to the team and was raced by Jean-Pierre Jabouille at the Nürburgring in September (where Autosport noted that it was the car that had won the opening round) and by Gijs van Lennep at Zandvoort a few weeks later. The car was taken as a spare to the Springbok series but raced at Kyalami by Gijs van Lennep and Jackie Pretorius. Subsequent history unknown but said to have been sold to a Greek hillclimber. A car with this number bought from the US by Ian Giles then sold to Bryan Jedinak in the US in 2005 before returning again to the UK via Giles again and bought by Neil Primrose in 2009.
  2. Lola T212 [HU23] (Karl von Wendt, Jean-Pierre Jabouille): One of two Lola T212s bought by Karl von Wendt Racing for 1971 and the team car originally allocated to Von Wendt himself. Raced at Paul Ricard in April by Von Wendt and Jean-Pierre Jabouille and then at Salzburgring in May by Gijs van Lennep. As Von Wendt had retired from driving, HU23 was not take to Silverstone in June but when Helmut Marko damaged the other team car, HU22, at that race, he moved over to HU23 for the rest of the season. He won in this car at Clermont-Ferrand, Hockenheim and Imola in June and July and also raced at Nürburgring and Zandvoort in September. Presumably Marko's car at the ADAC-Sauerland-Bergpreis in October. Then shipped to South Africa for the Springbok series and raced by Marko and John Love in six events. Subsequent history unknown but said to have been sold to a Belgian driver and crashed at some point in the 1970s. A car with this number owned by Ian Webb in the early 1980s and rebuilt on a reskinned monocoque for use in historic racing, initially by Richard Eyre and then John Foulston. Nicola Foulston sold it to a M. Defornay in 1986 but it is then unknown until owned by Richard Griot (Seattle, WA) in the late 1990s then to Walt Cox (Seattle, WA) 2005, Steve Read 2008 and Gregoire Audi 2010.
  3. Chevron B19 [71-9] (John Lepp, Guy Edwards): Sold to Central Garage (Mirfield) Ltd for John Lepp to drive in the 1971 European 2-litre series. Sold to James Gray for 1972 with Peter Gaydon as co-driver and then to Ian Harrower and James Bell for 1973 and 1974. Sold to Tony Wadsworth and rebodied with an Imp body as the Special Saloon "Chimp" and driven by Jonathan Buncombe. Banned almost immediately and sold to Paul Howarth for historic racing in 1977. Then raced by Vin Malkie from 1978 to 1982 after which is was raced by James Wallis (Edenbridge, Kent) in 1983 and 1984. The next part of the car's history is increasingly cloudy but it appears to be the car owned by Kevin Wilkins in 2009.
  4. Chevron B16 (Rein Zwolsman, Ed Swart): Ed Swart's Canon Racing Team bought a new Group 5 Chevron B16 for 1971 for Rein Zwolsman to drive in the European 2-litre Sports Car series alongside's Swart's own Group 6 Chevron B19. Zwolsman and Swart co-drove the car to second in class at the opening round at Paul Ricard but the car was comprehensively destroyed in a huge accident at Salzburgring five weeks later when Zwolsman hit the guard rail and was hugely lucky to emerge unhurt.
  5. Chevron B16 [DBE-10] (Heinz Derflinger, Dieter Soucek): Brian Redman raced a new works Chevron B16 in 1971, chassis DBE10, winning at Paul Ricard and finishing second at two other races. Vic Elford drove it at Mugello in after which Redman moved to the new B16 Spyder. For 1971, the B16 was sold to Austrian Heinz Derflinger and entered by Bosch Racing Team for him and Dieter Soucek at Paul Ricard in April 1971. Derflinger then crashed heavily in the second race, at Salzburgring in May and Motoring News reported that the car was broken in half. In August, Derflinger appeared in a new B19, replacing the wrecked B16.
  6. Chevron B16 [DBE-4] (Brian Robinson, John Littler): Brian Robinson ran a Chevron B16 in 1970 and 1971 before upgrading to a Chevron B21 for the 1972 season. He sold the B16, still complete with its early FVC, to John White (Byfield, MA) who raced it in BSR racing for several seasons.
  7. Lola T212 [HU18] (Jo Bonnier): One of two cars delivered to Ecurie Bonnier and raced under the Scuderia Filipinetti banner. HU18 is identified by Sport Auto as Jo Bonnier's personal car and is likely to be the car used at Paul Ricard April 1972 by Claude Ballot-Léna. A surviving Bonnier invoice shows that HU18 was sold to Enzo Osella in May 1972 and a 2011 advert by Marcel Roks quotes a 1985 HVIF which identifies HU18 as the car then owned by Roberto Filannino and Pasquale Barberio. Barberio raced a 1300cc Lola T212-Abarth in Italian domestic racing in 1973 and the Roks advert says he kept the car until 1976. Later owners are given as a Mr. Girollami 1976, Stefano Sebastiani 1982, Victor Myette 1994, Andy Wolfe (Cambridge, UK) 1998 and the current owner in 2001.
  8. Lola T210 [SL210/14] (Terry Croker): Terry Croker bought SL210/14 in August 1970 to replace his Lola T70 for use in the Interserie championship. Croker used it in the 1971 European 2-litre series, sharing with Guy Edwards at the Nürburgring in September. It was sold to Rolf Skoghag for 1972 who continued to race it until June 1973. It is then reported to have passed through the hands of Mike Gue and John Webb before reaching Bill Sainsbury (Vancouver, Canada) for 1976. After racing in DSR in 1976 it is reported to have passed via MacKenzie Racing 1977 and at least one other Canadian owner to Robert Grant (UK) in 1985 who sold it to Bengt Ljungbergh (Sweden) later that year. Ljungbergh retained it to 2007 when it was sold via Chris Fox to Geoff Lister. It was for sale in November 2010.
  9. Gropa CMC Mk 2 [CH-DBE-53] (Mike Gribben): Whitley Bay tailor Johnny Blades bought a Chevron B8 for 1968 but fitted with a F2 Cosworth FVA engine for 1600cc Group 6 racing instead of GT racing. He raced this to the end of 1969 and then sold it to Mike Gribben who raced it in standard form in 1970 and then had it converted to a Gropa for 1971. John Markey bought it in 1972, converted it to BMW power and raced it in the Motoring News Sports/GT series in 1973. In 1975, Markey sold it to Colin James who fitted a 2-litre Martin V8 engine and raced it a few times in 1975 and 1976. Its subsequent history is currently unknown - one of very few Gropas still missing.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

Individual sources for this event

Motoring News 22 April 1971 pp16-17.