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Barcelona 400 km

Montjuich Park, 8 Oct 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Burton (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#10 Canon Racing Team
106 2h 54m 16.8s
138.332 kph
2 John Bridges (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B19/B21 [71-32] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#5 Montjuich-Tergal-Red Rose Racing
(see note 1)
102
3 Arturo Merzario (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0020] - Tipo 236 4
#12 Scuderia Brescia Corse
102
4 Paco Josa,
José Maria Juncadella
(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-29] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#4 Montjuich-Tergal-Red Rose Racing
101
5 David Welpton,
Peter Smith
(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth FVC
#33 Peter Smith (see note 2)
99
6 Francisco Torredemer (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU9] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#22 Escuderia M.A.T.H.C.
98
7 Martin Raymond (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-26] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#32 Martin Raymond (see note 3)
97
8 Jorge Pla (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 4
#28 Escuderia Barcelona
95
9 Bob Wollek (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#9 Canon Racing Team
93
10 Bengt Ekberg (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911 T
#41 Team Kubero Racing
89
11 Claude Haldi (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911S
#43 Porsche Club Romand
87
12 Jorge de Bagration (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0022] - Tipo 236 4
#15 Escuderia Nacional Calvo Sotelo
83
13 Georges Dumoing (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU27] - Cosworth FVC
#17 Georges Dumoing
79
14 Michel Dupont (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 - Cosworth FVC
#30 Scato [Michel Dupont] (see note 4)
79
R Toine Hezemans (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0021] - Tipo 236 4
#8 Canon Racing Team
43 Engine
R Brian Martin (G5) 1.8-litre Martin BM9 [1] - Cosworth FVC
#6 Escuderia Montjuich (see note 5)
25 Oil pressure
R Gérard Larrousse (G5) 1.9-litre Lola T290 [HU19] - Cosworth FVC Mader
#19 Escuderia Bonnier
21 Engine
R José Maria Juncadella (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#2 Montjuich-Tergal-Red Rose Racing
(see note 6)
13 Exhaust
R Claude Swietlik (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#18 Escuderia Bonnier (see note 7)
9 Engine
R Juan Fernández (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-34] - Cosworth FVC
#38 Montjuich/Peter Humble
2 Accident
R Brian Robinson (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-4] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#7 Escuderia Montjuich
1 Engine
R Max Cohen-Olivar (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-6] - Cosworth FVC
#23 Promocourse (see note 8)
1 Accident
R Niki Bosch (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#3 Montjuich-Tergal-Red Rose Racing
(see note 9)
Fuel pressure
R Luis Roqué (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 4
#14 Biela Club Manresa
DNF
R Guy Edwards (G5) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU2] - Chevrolet Vega
#20 Gitanes-Filipinetti-Antar
Accident
R Jean-Louis Lafosse (G5) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU10] - Chevrolet Vega
#26 Ec. Filipinetti (see note 10)
Accident
R José Maria Palomo (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 4
#27 Escuderia Barcelona
Accident
R Fredy Grainal (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU17] - Cosworth FVC
#29 Marcel Van Hool (see note 11)
DNF
DNS Diego Canas,
Stanley Robinson
(G5) 1.6-litre SAR - Cosworth FVA
#11 Stanley Robinson
Did not start
DND Arturo Merzario (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0021] - Tipo 236 4
#8 Canon Racing Team
Did not drive
DND Miguel Brunells (G5) 1.8-litre Martin BM9 [1] - Cosworth FVC
#6 Escuderia Montjuich (see note 12)
Did not drive
DND John Hine (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#2 Montjuich-Tergal-Red Rose Racing
(see note 13)
Did not drive
DND Peter Humble (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-34] - Cosworth FVC
#38 Montjuich/Peter Humble
Did not drive
DND Javier Juncadella (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-4] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#7 Escuderia Montjuich
Did not drive
UNKE TBA (G5) 2-litre Lola T290
#21 Escuderia Bonnier
On entry list
UNKE Lionel Noghès (G5) 1.8-litre Grac MT16 [002] - Cosworth FVC Funda
#24 Promocourse
On entry list
UNKE Tony Goodwin (G5) 1.6-litre Dulon LD11 [01] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Dr. Tony Goodwin
On entry list
UNKE Roger Heavens (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-16] - Cosworth FVC
#32 Roger Heavens (see note 14)
On entry list
UNKE Peter Gaydon (G5) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-20]
#34 Hire International Racing Enterprises
(see note 15)
On entry list
UNKE Willie Tuckett (G5) 2-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-31]
#35 William Tuckett
On entry list
UNKE Tony Birchenhough,
Brian Joscelyne
(G5) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU34B] - Cosworth FVC
#36 Dorset Racing Associates
On entry list
UNKE Guy Edwards (G5) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Chevrolet Vega
#37 Barclays International Racing With Lola Cars
(see note 16)
On entry list
UNKE Trevor Twaites (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC
#39 Intertech Steering Wheels (see note 17)
On entry list
UNKE Kurt Simonsen (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911 T
#42 Team Kubero Racing
On entry list
DNA Jorge de Bagration (G5) 2-litre Lola T290
#16 Escuderia Nacional Calvo Sotelo
Did not arrive
Qualifying
1 Arturo Merzario (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0020] - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 31.9s
2 Guy Edwards (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU2] - Chevrolet Vega 1m 32.1s
3 Bob Wollek (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1m 32.2s
4 Toine Hezemans (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0021] - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 32.9s
5 Gérard Larrousse (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Lola T290 [HU19] - Cosworth FVC Mader 1m 33.4s
6 John Burton (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 33.7s
7 Jorge de Bagration (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0022] - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 33.8s
8 Jean-Louis Lafosse (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU10] - Chevrolet Vega 1m 33.9s
9 Fredy Grainal (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU17] - Cosworth FVC 1m 33.9s
10 Niki Bosch (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 34.3s
11 José Maria Juncadella (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 34.4s
12 Claude Swietlik (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier 1m 35.1s
13 Brian Robinson (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-4] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 1m 36.7s
14 Martin Raymond (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-26] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1m 37.0s
15 Juan Fernández (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-34] - Cosworth FVC 1m 37.6s
16 Brian Martin (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Martin BM9 [1] - Cosworth FVC 1m 37.8s
17 Michel Dupont (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 - Cosworth FVC 1m 37.9s
18 Paco Josa (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-29] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1m 40.2s
19 Max Cohen-Olivar (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-6] - Cosworth FVC 1m 40.6s
20 Jorge Pla (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 - Abarth 4 1m 40.7s
21 David Welpton (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth FVC 1m 40.9s
22 Francisco Torredemer (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU9] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier 1m 42.6s
23 John Bridges (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B19/B21 [71-32] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1m 43.0s
24 José Maria Palomo (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 - Abarth 4 1m 44.6s
25 Bengt Ekberg (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911 T 1m 49.7s
26 Claude Haldi (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911S 1m 52.7s
27 Georges Dumoing (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU27] - Cosworth FVC 1m 55.3s
28 Luis Roqué (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 - Abarth 4 1m 59.1s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B19/B21 [71-32] (John Bridges): 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.
  2. Chevron B21 [72-3] (David Welpton, Peter Smith): Sold new to Peter Smith and raced by him and co-driver David Welpton through 1972 and 1973 primarily in distance events across Europe but also in some short British events. Updated to B23 specification for 1974 and raced by Smith with various co-drivers including Rupert Keegan. Co-drivers in 1975 included John Turner. The car was replaced by the ex-KVG/John Hine Chevron B31 for 1976 and was sold to Ray Petry (Boston, MA) for SCCA racing and then for the new Can-Am series that started in 1977. Ray used an ex-Rondel 1840cc BDE engine that he'd bought from Tony Cicale. Raced in Can-Am 1978 to 1980. Ray later sold the car to dealer Mike Gue (Essex Racing) who sold it to Canada. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Chevron B21 [72-26] (Martin Raymond): Bought relatively late in the 1972 season by Martin Raymond (London) to replace his Daren Mk. 3, B21-72-26 was used for the last three races of the European series and then, in upgraded B23 form, for the whole 1973 season. It was unused in 1974 and was advertised by Raymond in November that year. Bought by John Blanckley (London) for 1975 and raced by him and John Calvert that season, after which it was sold to Rolf Götz (Waldenbuch, Germany) and raced from 1976 to 1978, latterly described as a B26. For 1979, Götz bought Blanckley's newer B31 and the fate of the B21 is unknown. Between 1980 and 1982, a car with this identity was advertised by Bob Speak's Barrowford Garage (Nelson, Lancashire) but how it had got from southwestern Germany to Lancashire is unclear.
  4. Chevron B19 (Michel Dupont): Swiss driver Michel Dupont drove a B16 in 1971 until a crash at Imola. He reappeared at the Nürburgring 500 km in September with a B19 of unknown origin and continued to run this car through 1972, including sharing it at Le Mans with Pierre Bodin and Pierre Blancpain. Dupont continued to drive a Chevron sports car until the end of the 1974 season. It was described as a B21 at Imola 17 Sep 1972, a B23 in 1973, a B23/26 in 1974, a B26 on two occasions and then back to a B23 at the end of 1974.
  5. Martin BM9 [1] (Brian Martin): A new car built by Brian Martin late in 1972 and only raced on a handful of occasions. It was sold to John Corfield in 1973 as the BM10 and raced by Corfield and Peter Andrews with a 1600cc FVA engine for the next four years in the orange-and-black livery of Bradshaw Plant Hire. It was then acquired by Richard Simms (Ossett, West Yorkshire) and rebodied as a Skoda Super Saloon. It debuted in this guise at debut at Croft on Easter Monday 1978 and raced in Super Saloons for three seasons: firstly with Simms, then with Malcolm Johnstone from Sep 1978 onwards and then Ian Drew in 1980. It was acquired by Richard Brown in 1982 and restored back to Martin BM10 specification. He sold it to Peter-Paul Durig in Switzerland, apparently in exchange for the Martin BM9C, and he retained it until 1999 when it was sold back to England to George Douglas. Retained by Douglas and used in Orwell Supersports Cup races in 2003 and 2005.
  6. Chevron B21 [72-8] (José Maria Juncadella): 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Chevron B21 [72-7] (Niki Bosch): 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.
  10. Lola T290 [HU10] (Jean-Louis Lafosse): Chassis HU10 was new at at Dijon in June 1972 replacing chassis HU3 crashed at Vallelunga in April. It was used through the rest of 1972 under the Scuderia Filipinetti banner wearing Flint livery and with FVC and later Chevy Vega EA engines. Also used by Lafosse in French hillclimbs in 1972. Lafosse retained the car for the first race of 1973 and it was also raced by Marie-Claude Beaumont at Clermont-Ferrand in June 1973. In 1975, the car was acquired by Hans-Markus Huber in Switzerland and used in Swiss national racing throughout the late 1970s. He retained the car until about 2005/2006 when he sold it to the US. In 2007, Lola Heritage recorded that HU10 was owned by Jeff Lewis.
  11. Lola T290 [HU17] (Fredy Grainal): The history of HU17 prior to September 1972 is unknown but the car was apparently new for Belgian Freddy Grainal. Used at Nürburgring 3 Sep 1972, Montjuich 8 October 1972 and Jarama 5 Nov 1972 as a Marcel van Hool entry. Raced again in 1973, winning two minor Belgian races. Last seen at Barcelona Oct 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Martin BM9 [1] (Miguel Brunells): A new car built by Brian Martin late in 1972 and only raced on a handful of occasions. It was sold to John Corfield in 1973 as the BM10 and raced by Corfield and Peter Andrews with a 1600cc FVA engine for the next four years in the orange-and-black livery of Bradshaw Plant Hire. It was then acquired by Richard Simms (Ossett, West Yorkshire) and rebodied as a Skoda Super Saloon. It debuted in this guise at debut at Croft on Easter Monday 1978 and raced in Super Saloons for three seasons: firstly with Simms, then with Malcolm Johnstone from Sep 1978 onwards and then Ian Drew in 1980. It was acquired by Richard Brown in 1982 and restored back to Martin BM10 specification. He sold it to Peter-Paul Durig in Switzerland, apparently in exchange for the Martin BM9C, and he retained it until 1999 when it was sold back to England to George Douglas. Retained by Douglas and used in Orwell Supersports Cup races in 2003 and 2005.
  13. 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.
  14. Chevron B21 [72-16] (Roger Heavens): Roger Heavens replaced his Chevron B16 with a new B21, chassis 72-16, and raced extensively across Europe as well as the Angolan and South African series. The car was updated to B23 specification for 1973 and raced up to the Angolan series in July. It was then sold to local driver Waldemar Teixeira (with a 1930cc FVC) and raced by him later in 1973 and in the first part of 1974. It was almost certainly the car that went to Bandeira Vieira later in 1974. The Angolan civil war then intervened and the B21 remained in storage in Angola until 1985 when it was sold to Stein Johnsen (Halden, Norway). The car was shipped back to Europe in 1991. In November 2016, Stein reported that he still owned the car but that it was lodged with a preparer in England.
  15. Chevron B21 [72-20] (Peter Gaydon): Bought by Roger Hire for Peter Hanson to drive in European sports car events in 1972, at first with a 2-litre BRM V8 engine, until changing to a normal FVC. Raced in the Springbok series at the end of the year. The car was upgraded to B23 specification for 1973 and joined Roger Hire's new B23 in the Hire International/Scuderia Montjuich team. Raced by both Javier and José Juncadella. This may be the "bitza" Chevron built up for Frank Sytner to drive at the start of the 1974 season. Presumably one of the two "B23s" advertised by Roger Hire in May 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  16. 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.
  17. Chevron B21 [72-2] (Trevor Twaites): This car was sold to Trevor Twaites and raced by him and regular co-driver Brendan McInerney in European events throughout 1972. They continued to drive the Intertech-backed car in early 1973, their last event being the Nürburgring 1000 km in May, It was then acquired by Roy Johnson and Alan Stubbs who were to form Paulenco Racing and driven by José Uriarte at Vila Real in July 1973 and in the Angolan series. It was raced by Chris Skeaping in the Nürburgring 500 km in Sep 1973 and then by Uriarte at Nogaro and the Barcelona 400 km. It was sold to Stewart Chubb for 1974 and driven by Peter Long and others 1974-1975. It is then believed to have been sold to France.

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.