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Trofeo Ignazio Giunti

Vallelunga, 23 Apr 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Toine Hezemans (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0019] - Tipo 236 4
#3 Canon Racing
80 1h 43m 00.80s
149.953 kph
2 Guy Edwards (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#18 Barclays International Racing
(see note 1)
80 1h 43m 25.40s
3 John Burton (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#14 Canon Racing
80 1h 43m 34.90s
4 José Maria Juncadella (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith
#5 Red Rose Racing (see note 2)
78
5 Roland Heiler (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU6] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#20 Ecurie Bonnier
78
7 Jorge de Bagration (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU9] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#19 Ecurie Bonnier
77
8 Paco Josa (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-32] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith
Red Rose Racing (see note 3)
77
9 Claude Swietlik (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#21 Ecurie Bonnier (see note 4)
77
10 Peter Humble (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-34] - Cosworth FVC Davis
Peter Humble
76
11 Lionel Noghès (G5) 1.8-litre Grac MT16 [002] - Cosworth FVC Funda
Veglia GRAC Racing
75
12 Giorgio Danieli (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 - Cosworth FVC Trivellato
Scuderia Palladio
72
13 Giovanni Fasano (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 4
Giovanni Fasano
64
R Carlo Facetti (G5) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU7] - Abarth 4
#8 Abarth Corse
77 2:Fuel line broken
R Bob Wollek (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC
#15 Canon Racing
56 2:Engine
R John Hine (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#2 Red Rose Racing (see note 5)
42 2:Debris damage
R Max Cohen-Olivar (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-6] - Cosworth FVC
Max Cohen-Olivar (see note 6)
41 2:DNF
R Jean-Louis Lafosse (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU3] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#7 Scuderia Filipinetti (see note 7)
41 2:Accident
R Gabriele Serblin (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC Trivellato
Scuderia Palladio (see note 8)
20 1:Gearbox
R Alain Finkel (G5) 1.8-litre Grac MT16 [001] - Cosworth FVC Funda
Veglia GRAC Racing
13 1:Engine mounting
R Jo Bonnier (G5) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU2] - Chevrolet Vega
#1 Scuderia Filipinetti
5 1:Oil pressure
DNS Antonio Zadra (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU8] - Cosworth FVC Trivellato
#23 Antonio Zadra
Did not start
(Accident in practice)
Qualifying
1 Jo Bonnier (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU2] - Chevrolet Vega 1m 14.06s
2 John Hine (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 14.63s
3 Carlo Facetti (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU7] - Abarth 4 1m 15.15s
4 Jorge de Bagration (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU9] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier 1m 15.23s
5 Bob Wollek (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC 1m 15.28s
6 Toine Hezemans (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0019] - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 15.39s
7 José Maria Juncadella (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith 1m 16.15s
8 John Burton (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 16.21s
9 Guy Edwards (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Cosworth FVC Richardson 1m 16.30s
10 Jean-Louis Lafosse (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU3] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier 1m 16.50s
11 Claude Swietlik (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier 1m 16.87s
12 Gabriele Serblin (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC Trivellato 1m 18.11s
13 Paco Josa (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-32] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith 1m 18.12s
14 Max Cohen-Olivar (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-6] - Cosworth FVC 1m 18.95s
15 Roland Heiler (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU6] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier 1m 19.39s
16 Peter Humble (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-34] - Cosworth FVC Davis 1m 20.31s
17 Alain Finkel (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Grac MT16 [001] - Cosworth FVC Funda 1m 22.38s
18 Lionel Noghès (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Grac MT16 [002] - Cosworth FVC Funda 1m 22.40s
19 Giorgio Danieli (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 - Cosworth FVC Trivellato 1m 23.01s
20 Giovanni Fasano (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 - Abarth 4 1m 28.91s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T290 [HU22] (Guy Edwards): The works assisted Barclays International entry, chassis HU22 was driven by Guy Edwards in 1972. It was then sold to Dorset Foods and driven by Tony Birchenhough, Brian Joscelyne and Lee Kaye in 1973 events and this continued into 1974, when Claude Crespin joined the driving group, and 1975, when Ian Bracey became a regular driver. Each year the car was updated at the Lola factory to the latest specification and different chassis plates were added to ensure it gained the best possible prize money. The car was raced at Le Mans every year from 1976 to 1980 and continued to race in Internationals right up to 1983. It was then sold to Nick Mason and stored until brought back to Le Mans for demonstration runs in 1992 and 1993. Birchenough now cares for the car and it appeared at the Le Mans Classic in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
  2. Chevron B21 [72-7] (José Maria Juncadella): Red Rose Racing acquired two Chevron B21s for the start of the 1972 sports racing season, chassis B21-72-7 and B21-72-8. Of these, 72-7 was initially assigned to José Maria Juncadella and raced by him in the 2-litre championship. At Dijon in June, Juncadella took over 72-8 from John Hine, and the team's third driver Niki Bosch was promoted into 72-7. He raced the car for the remainder of the season, including the finale at Jarama in November. Subsequent history unknown, but likely to be the car that went to Henk Bosman.
  3. Chevron B21 [B19 71-32] (Paco Josa): The last new B19 to appear in Europe, B19-71-32 was new for Red Rose Racing boss John Bridges to drive at Jarama 7 Nov 1971. It had the wider B21-spec chassis required to meet 1972 regulations so was retained by Red Rose Racing as a fourth entry in 1972. It was driven mainly by Bridges in 1972 but also by Niki Bosch, Paco Josa and John Watson in European 2-litre events. At the end of the 1972 season it was sold to Bobby Howlings and was almost certainly the car driven by Howlings and John Hine at Vallelunga 25 Mar 1973 and then by Hine at Paul Ricard 8 Apr 1973. The car then disappears from Howlings' Ember Racing team, possibly to Japan or possibly to fellow wheeler-dealer Tony Dean.
  4. Lola T290 [HU5] (Claude Swietlik): This car was acquired by Ecurie Bonnier and run for customer Claude Swietlik throughout 1972, also being raced by Mario Cabral, Gilbert Salles and Hervé Bayard on occasion. In 1973 it was sold to Fred Stalder who founded Racing Organisation Course (ROC) and was used throughout the season in both European 2-litre racing and in French hillclimbs. Based on photographic evidence, this car was retained by ROC for 1974 as a backup for for hire purposes. It appears to be the car used by Albert Dufrêne in French hillclimbs in 1974 and is then believed to have passed to Christian Riehl around 1976.
  5. Chevron B21 [72-8] (John Hine): One of two Chevron B21s acquired by Red Rose Racing for the 1972 sports racing season, 72-8 was driven by John Hine in the early 2-litre races, and shared by him and team principal John Bridges in long-distance events. Hine got a new Chevrolet Vega-engined car at Dijon in June, and 72-8 was taken over by José Juncadella for the rest of the year. This is almost certainly the car shared by Hine and Dave Charlton in the Springbok series in November and December. In 1973, the car appeared at the first race for José's brother Javier Juncadella but Roger Hire then became involved with the team and he provided a new B23 and his relatively recent B21 instead of the ex-Red Rose B21. The fate of the B21 is not known.
  6. Chevron B21 [72-6] (Max Cohen-Olivar): New to Max Cohen-Olivar and raced in European 2-litre sports car rounds in 1972, fitted with an 1800cc Cosworth FVC. Sold to Jacques Alméras for French hillclimbs in 1973, then to Daniel Gache (Avignon, France) for 1974, when it was usually described as a B23. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Lola T290 [HU3] (Jean-Louis Lafosse): Acquired by Scuderia Filipinetti and entered for Jean-Louis Lafosse in European 2-litre events but crashed heavily at Vallelunga in April and replaced by a new car. According to Lola historian Philippe Rafesthain, the crumpled chassis remained at Mader's until it was repaired around 1976 and sold to José Albertini to be fitted with a 1300cc Ford engine for French hillclimbs. Subsequently to Daléa and then to Patrick Fessler.
  8. Chevron B21 (Gabriele Serblin): Gabriele Serblin drove a B19 or "B19/21" through the 1972 season. This is presumably one of the B19s delivered to Eris Tondelli in 1971 but its exact identity is unknown.

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

Autosport 27 Apr 1972 pp10-12, Motoring News 27 Apr 1972 p9.