Salzburgring, 21 May 1972
|1||Dieter Quester||(G5) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-15] - BMW
Bosch Racing (see note 1)
|80||1h 39m 40.9s
|2||John Hine||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#14 Red Rose Racing (see note 2)
|3||Jo Bonnier||(G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU2] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#4 Scuderia Filipinetti
|4||Claude Swietlik||(G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#192 Ecurie Bonnier (see note 3)
|5||Jorge de Bagration||(G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU9] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
|6||Niki Bosch||(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-32] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith
#16 Red Rose Racing (see note 4)
|7||Gabriele Serblin||(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19/B21 - Cosworth FVC
Automobile Club Vicenza (see note 5)
|8||Max Cohen-Olivar||(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-6] - Cosworth FVC
Chuck Graemiger (see note 6)
|9||José Maria Juncadella||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
Red Rose Racing (see note 7)
|R||John Burton||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#8 Canon Cameras Racing
|R||Guy Edwards||(G5) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Chevrolet Vega
#18 Barclays International Racing
(see note 8)
|R||Derek Bell||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72  - Tipo 236 4
#2 Canon Racing Team
|R||Lionel Noghès||(G5) 1.8-litre Grac MT16  - Cosworth FVC Funda
Veglia Grac Racing
|R||Andrew Fletcher||(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-1] - Cosworth FVC Felday
|1||1:Fuel pressure relief valve|
|(G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU6] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
Ecurie Bonnier Team
|R||Kurt Hild||(G5) 2-litre KMW SP20  - Porsche 910 s6
|DNS||Bob Wollek||(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith
Canon Cameras Racing
|Did not start
|DNQ||Otto Stuppacher||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/71 - Tipo 236 4
Bosch Racing Team
|Did not qualify|
|DNA||Jean-Louis Lafosse||(G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU3] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
Scuderia Filipinetti (see note 9)
|Did not arrive|
|1||Dieter Quester||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-15] - BMW||1m 12.3s|
|2||John Hine||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith||1m 14.9s|
|3||John Burton||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith||1m 17.6s|
|4||Bob Wollek *||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith||1m 20.4s|
|5||Andrew Fletcher||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-1] - Cosworth FVC Felday||1m 20.7s|
|6||Gabriele Serblin||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19/B21 - Cosworth FVC||1m 21.3s|
|7||Jo Bonnier||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU2] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier||1m 21.3s|
|8||Max Cohen-Olivar||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-6] - Cosworth FVC||1m 22.1s|
|9||Niki Bosch||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-32] - Cosworth FVC Alan Smith||1m 23.0s|
|10||José Maria Juncadella||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC B Smith||1m 25.4s|
|11||Derek Bell||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72  - Abarth Tipo 236 4||1m 27.8s|
|12||Kurt Hild||(G5 2.0) 2-litre KMW SP20  - Porsche 910 s6||1m 31.3s|
|13||Guy Edwards||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Chevrolet Vega||1m 33.1s|
|14||Claude Swietlik||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier||1m 39.0s|
|15||Roland Heiler||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU6] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier||1m 39.8s|
|16||Lionel Noghès||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Grac MT16  - Cosworth FVC Funda||1m 44.8s|
|17||Jorge de Bagration||(G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU9] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier||1m 44.8s|
|18||Otto Stuppacher *||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/71 - Abarth Tipo 236 4|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B21 [72-15] (Dieter Quester): A reputedly lightweight car built for BMW to test a new 2-litre version of their Formula 2 engine. Entered by Bosch Racing Team Vienna for Dieter Quester who took pole on three of his four appearances in the car and won at Salzburgring on 21 May 1972. Crashed at Enna 15 Aug 1972 and heavily damaged. Later sold by BMW to Vasek Polak in the US and repaired by Hans Adam, Mark Flores and Bruce Ponder. It was raced in SCCA BSR racing in 1974 and 1975 by Ponder and later used in Can-Am in 1979 by Hurley Haywood. The car was retained in the Polak collection until it was sold back to BMW and restored to original specification for their museum. The car was raced by Hubert Hahne at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2001.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chevron B21 [B19 71-32] (Niki Bosch): 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.
- Chevron B19/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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 25 May 1972 p10.