Trofeo Etienne Aigner
Misano, 21 Jul 1974
|1||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6
#2 Société Alpine (see note 1)
|80||1h 44m 51.9s
|2||Alain Serpaggi||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6
Société Alpine (see note 2)
|80||1h 44m 54.0s
|3||Pino Pica||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2 4
#25 Scuderia Osella
|80||1h 46m 24.2s
|4||Jean-Louis Lafosse||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  4
|5||Fred Stalder||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU70?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4
Racing Organisation Course (see note 3)
|6||Jorge de Bagration||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  4
|7||Manfred Mohr||(G5) 2-litre AMS 274 - Ford BDG
|8||Gianfranco Trombetti||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  4
|9||John Lepp||(G5) 2-litre Chevron B26 [74-10] - Hart 420R
Forge Mills Racing [Roger Hire]
|10||Ian Grob||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-05] - Cosworth FVC Smith
KVG Racing (see note 4)
|11||Bernard Darniche||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A440  - Renault V6
#45 Team Archambeaud (see note 5)
|12||Chris Craft||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  4
|13||Achille Marzi||(G5) 2-litre Chevron B23 - Ford BDA Hart
|14||Ermanno Pettiti||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC
|16||"Alval"||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  4
|R||Dave Walker||(G5) 2-litre Toj SS02 - BMW M12
#22 Obermoser Racing
|R||Jean Ragnotti||(G5) 2-litre March 74S  - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#11 March Engineering (see note 6)
|R||Cosimo Turizio||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 - BMW M12
|R||Gérard Larrousse||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6
#44 Team Archambeaud (see note 7)
|R||Jörg Zaborowski||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] - Cosworth FVC
Jörg Zaborowski (see note 8)
|R||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||(G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU55] - Tecno P82 f8
#48 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (see note 9)
|UNK||Rafael Barrios||(G5) 2-litre Chevron B26 [74-08] - Cosworth FVC Smith
Chevron Cars [Roger Hire] (see note 10)
|UNK||François Servanin||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU69?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4
Racing Organisation Course
|DNS||Claudio Francisci||Chevron B23 [73-20] - Alfa Romeo Angelini
Scudderia Nettuno (see note 11)
|Did not start
(blew engine on Saturday)
|DNS||Giancarlo Gagliardi||(G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU62] - Romeo Ferraris 4F820 V8
(see note 12)
|Did not start
|DNS||José Maria de Uriarte||(G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU42] - Cosworth FVC Smith
José Uriarte (see note 13)
|Did not start
(refused start by organisers)
|DNQ||Ferruccio Caliceti||(G4) 1.6-litre Alpine A110 - Renault
||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Roberto Filannino||(G5) 1.6-litre Dallara - Ford
||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Javier Juncadella||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU67] - Cosworth FVD
Roger Heavens Racing (see note 14)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Christian Melville||(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1  4
||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Giovanni Morelli||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU74] - Armaroli
(see note 15)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Pier-Giorgio Mussa||(G5) 1.6-litre GRD - Ford
||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||"Lucien"||(G5) 2-litre AMS 274 - Armaroli
||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||"Tony"||(G4) 1.8-litre Alpine A110 - Renault
||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Sergio Rombolotti||(G4) 1.8-litre Alpine A110 - Renault
||Did not qualify|
|1||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6||1m 15.5s|
|2||Gérard Larrousse||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6||1m 15.8s|
|3||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU55] - Tecno P82 f8||1m 16.8s|
|4||Chris Craft||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  - Abarth 4||1m 16.8s|
|5||Alain Serpaggi||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6||1m 17.0s|
|6||John Lepp||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B26 [74-10] - Hart 420R||1m 17.1s|
|7||Pino Pica||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2 - Abarth 4||1m 17.3s|
|8||Jean Ragnotti||(G5 2.0) 2-litre March 74S  - Cosworth FVC Richardson||1m 17.8s|
|9||Gianfranco Trombetti||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  - Abarth 4||1m 17.8s|
|10||Jean-Louis Lafosse||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  - Abarth 4||1m 18.0s|
|11||Dave Walker||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Toj SS02 - BMW M12||1m 18.3s|
|12||Manfred Mohr||(G5 2.0) 2-litre AMS 274 - Ford BDG||1m 18.3s|
|13||Rafael Barrios||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B26 [74-08] - Cosworth FVC Smith||1m 18.8s|
|14||Cosimo Turizio||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 - BMW M12||1m 19.0s|
|15||Fred Stalder||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU70?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4||1m 19.0s|
|16||Jorge de Bagration||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  - Abarth 4||1m 19.2s|
|17||Bernard Darniche||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A440  - Renault V6||1m 19.8s|
|18||François Servanin||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU69?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4||1m 20.0s|
|19||José Maria de Uriarte *||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU42] - Cosworth FVC Smith||1m 20.2s|
|20||Achille Marzi||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B23 - Ford BDA Hart||1m 20.3s|
|21||Claudio Francisci *||(G5 2.0) Chevron B23 [73-20] - Alfa Romeo Angelini||1m 20.7s|
|22||Giancarlo Gagliardi *||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU62] - Romeo Ferraris 4F820 V8||1m 20.9s|
|23||Jörg Zaborowski||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] - Cosworth FVC||1m 22.0s|
|24||Ian Grob||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-05] - Cosworth FVC Smith||1m 22.1s|
|25||"Alval"||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA2  - Abarth 4||1m 22.2s|
|26||Ermanno Pettiti||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC||1m 22.7s|
|27||Christian Melville *||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1  - Abarth 4||1m 22.7s|
|28||Javier Juncadella *||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU67] - Cosworth FVD||1m 22.7s|
|29||Giovanni Morelli *||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU74] - Armaroli||1m 22.8s|
|30||"Lucien" *||(G5 2.0) 2-litre AMS 274 - Armaroli||1m 23.2s|
|31||Roberto Filannino *||(G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Dallara - Ford||1m 23.7s|
|32||Pier-Giorgio Mussa *||(G5 2.0) 1.6-litre GRD - Ford||1m 25.4s|
|33||Ferruccio Caliceti *||(G4) 1.6-litre Alpine A110 - Renault||1m 35.8s|
|34||"Tony" *||(G4) 1.8-litre Alpine A110 - Renault||1m 37.7s|
|35||Sergio Rombolotti *||(G4) 1.8-litre Alpine A110 - Renault||1m 40.4s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Alpine A441  (Jean-Pierre Jabouille): The third A441 was the regular car of Société Alpine team leader Jean-Pierre Jabouille. This car was sold to Japan in 1975 and was raced by Jabouille at Fuji in October and by Beaumont at Fuji a month later. The car remained in Japan and raced in 1976, 1977 and 1978, winning the Fuji 500 km in April 1978 driven by Hasemi and Hoshino. It is believed to have remained in Japan.
- Alpine A441  (Alain Serpaggi): Société Alpine entered two new A441s in 1974 and chassis 4410 was Jean-Pierre Jabouille's car for the first race and then became Alain Serpaggi's regular car for the rest of the season. This car was sold to 'Jimmy' Mieusset for the 1976 French hillclimb season and then to Jean Ortelli for 1977 and 1978, after which it was on display in the Mougins museum, still owned by Ortelli. The car was still in the Musée de l'Automobile at Mougins in June 2008 and appeared at Retromobile in 2010.
- Lola T294 [HU70?] (Fred Stalder): The entry for this car is blank in Lola records, but it is believed to be one of two cars sold to Fred Stalder's Racing Organisation Course, and fitted with ROC's Chrysler-Simca-based engine for 2-litre sports car racing in 1974. Believed to have been Stalder's own car for 1974. Raced in long-distance events at Dijon and Le Mans in 1975. According to Philippe Rafesthain, this car was sold to Hervé Bayard (Roye, France) and fitted with a Hart 420R engine for French hillclimbs in 1976, winning the Group 6 class at every event. For Pascal Foix and Bayard at the Paul Ricard sports car race in July 1977. Sold to Michel Lateste for 1978, and returned to French hillclimbs. Then to Patrice Lenorman and appeared at three events in July 1979 before Lenorman crashed the car. He advertised it, still unrepaired, in December 1979 and it appears to have gone to Dominique Lacaud when Lenorman bought's Lacaud's T297-BMW. Later repaired by Lacaud but whether this is the car he used in French events and hillclimbs from 1981 to 1986 is not clear. Lacaud restored the T294 for historic events many years later, appearing in it from 2009 onwards. For sale at Artcurial's Retromobile sale in February 2015.
- Chevron B23 [73-05] (Ian Grob): Bought new by Ian Grob and used mainly in minor British and French events at first. Grob took his car to the Springbok series at the end of 1973 and then did a full European campaign in 1974. For 1975, he bought a new Chevron B31 and the B23 was sold to Scottish club racer Tony Charnell. Charnell then bought Grob's B31 for 1976 and the fate of the B23 in unknown.
- Alpine A440  (Bernard Darniche): New for the Nürburgring in Sep 1973, chassis 4401 was sold to Equipe Archambeaud for 1974 and raced by Gérard Larrousse, Marie-Claude Beaumont and Bernard Darniche that year. From Larrousse's team, the car is understood to have gone to Jean-Paul Barbier for hillclimbs in 1977 and then to Jean-Pierre Theuil who ran it from 1978 to 1980. In May 2005, chassis "A440-01" was auctioned by Bonhams at Monaco but the history assigned to the car was that of the prototype, an understandable mistake given Alpine's unusual numbering system. Its current location is uncertain.
- March 74S  (Jean Ragnotti): Built new for 1974, fitted with a BMW engine and entered by March Engineering for Jean Ragnotti in the European 2-litre Sports Car championship, with Antar sponsorship. Fitted with a Richardson FVC after the first few races, and later with a Cosworth BDG. Retained by March for 1975, fitted with a Hart 420R engine, updated to 75S specification and plated as '75S-U2' for John Lepp to race. The car was retained again for 1976, now to 76S specification and reportedly using the identity '76S-1', now raced by Lepp as part of the Ultramar team. Sold to Bobby Brown (Hicksville, NY) for the 1977 Can-Am season, now using the identity '77ST-1'. Sold to Greg Sorrentino (Troy, Michigan) and raced in 1979. In 1980, it was converted to centre-seat specification with a new body fabricated by Dave Craddock and campaigned in this form by Sorrentino in 1981, described as a March 802. To Charlie Monk (Sarnia, Ontario) for 1982, and then via John Adams Racing & John Kalagian to J. Byron Walker (Detroit, Michigan). Raced by Walker in 1983 and 1984 before being stored. Walker later acquired the 1977 bodywork from EB Lunken, who had used it on his March 73S, and found Lepp's Ultramar livery under the layers of paint. In 2013, Walker was in the process of restoring the car to its 1975 specification.
- Alpine A441  (Gérard Larrousse): Team Archambeaud acquired a new A441 for 1974 for lead driver Gérard Larrousse. The car was used as a test chassis for the 2.1-litre turbo engine and won at Mugello at the beginning of 1975. It was kept as a backup car for Le Mans in 1976 but it is not yet certain whether chassis 4411 then became chassis 4420.
- Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] (Jörg Zaborowski): Originally sold to Richard Shardlow but after a single race, co-driven by Terry Croker, Shardlow decided not to continue with the car and it was sold to Heinz Derflinger. He only raced it a few times and sold it for 1972 to fellow German Jörg Zaborowski for Interserie and other sports car races. In 1973, Zaborowski crashed the B19 at a German hillclimb and it was rebuilt by Zaborowski at Chevron's on a new B21 frame. Zaborowski continued to raced the car well into 1975 before acquiring a newer B31. Sold to Kent Abrahamsson in Sweden in 1997 - Nigel James (UK) 2008 - Irvine Laidlaw (UK) 2011.
- Lola T292 [HU55] (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): Originally sold to Martin Birrane's Crowne Racing for Chris Craft to run in the 1973 European 2-litre Sports Car championship. The car was fitted with the new Cosworth BDG engine and the team was managed by Keith Greene. Craft won at Misano and Imola and took two further second places to win the championship. In 1974, the car was due to be fitted with the new Tecno P82 flat-8 engine but the project ran late and Birrane eventually sold the car in frustration to the Pederzani brothers. When the Lola-Tecno did finally appear, at Misano in July, it was driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud but retired with overheating problems. According to later sale descriptions, HU55 was then sold to well-known Sicilian hillclimb specialist Angelo Giliberti, continuing to Giuseppe Tornatore (Sardinia) in 1980, to Gianpaolo Casazza (Florence) in 2000 and then to Pietro Silva (San Marino) soon after. It returned to England in 2009 and was offered for sale by Maxted-Page in 2011.
- Chevron B26 [74-08] (Rafael Barrios): After the closure of Red Rose Racing, Roger Hire struck a deal to run works-assisted Chevron B26s in 1974 under the name Forge Mill Racing. John Lepp ran the main car and Rafael Barrios joined the team to run a second B26, now positively identified as chassis 74-08. This car only raced once in 1975 but was then bought by Robin Smith to be used in endurance and Interserie in 1976. Gary Gove (Tacoma, WA) acquired it for Can-Am in early 1977 and raced it for three seasons, winning the Pacific Coast title in 1978 and the last BSR title at the Run-Offs. It went to John Graham in Canada for the 1981 season and then to Luc Behar-Bannelier for 1982. The B26 was sold to Gil Baird for Thundersports in England in 1983 then to Richard Piper for another three seasons during which time it was converted to DFV power before moving to Ireland in the late 1980s where it stayed for nearly 15 years. It was sold back to the US again around 2003 and has raced in US vintage racing.
- Chevron B23 [73-20] (Claudio Francisci): Sold via Chuck McCarty to Franco Angelini (Rome, Italy) and fitted with Angelini's 1300cc Alfa Romeo-based engine for Italian Group 5 racing, to be driven by Claudio Francisci. Won its class in several national races late 1973, then due to be driven by Francisci with a new 2000cc Angelini engine in 1974 but seldom seen. Raced again by Francisci in early 1975, now fitted with a 1300cc Armaroli-Ford engine, but again unseen for much of the year. Driven by Marcello Gallo in 1976 when it was fitted with a 1600cc Alfa Romeo engine but Gallo's recollection is that he did not own the car. Reported to have gone to Mario Gismondo for 1977 and with Armando Torelli by 1983. Then apparently to England via Neil Bailey, restored by Vin Malkie and sold to Joe Hish (Hinsdale, IL) 1990. To Joel Weinberger (Hinsdale, IL) 2004 and then to James Richmond (Darien, IL) 2008.
- Lola T292 [HU62] (Giancarlo Gagliardi): Chassis HU62 is believed to have been delivered with the rear bulkhead that Lola used for DFV-engined cars. The car was delivered to the Romeo Ferraris operation in Italy and fitted with one of their 4F820 V8 engines for 2-litre racing. It raced for a number of years in this configuration including the main Italian Internationals: at the Imola 5000 km in Sep 1973, at the Monza 1000 km in April 1974, at Misano in July 1974, at the Zeltweg 1000 km in June 1975 and the Monza 4 Hours in April 1976, It was entered for the Coppa Florio Pergusa in June 1977 but did not arrive. Subsequent history unknown but a car bearing this chassis number later appeared in historic racing.
- Lola T292 [HU42] (José Maria de Uriarte): Invoiced via Bonnier to Team Archambeaud, this was Gérard Larrousse's regular Schnitzer BMW car for 1973. Sold to José Uriarte for 1974 and converted back to FVC power. Uriarte returned for 1975 with the car upgraded to T294 specification as part of Roger Hire's team and with sponsorship from Miles Roystone. This car was raced at the Spa 1000 km in May and the Nürburgring 1000 km in June. It was raced by Richard Scott at Brands Hatch on 22 Jun at which point it was said to be owned by Miles Roystone. Scott crashed into the guardrail in heat 1 and the car was not seen again. It is possible that this monocoque was repaired and was part of the package sold with HU67 to Martial Legou in 1976 and 1977, and possibly then to Michel Elkoubi and contributed its components to the T294/6s built up by Elkoubi for Le Mans in 1978 and 1979.
- Lola T294 [HU67] (Javier Juncadella): This car was sold new to Roger Heavens for 1974 and was entered under the Escuderia Montjuich Tergal banner for Javier Juncadella. It was also raced by Hervé Leguellec, Richard Lloyd and Manrico Zanuso. In January 1976, it was advertised by Heavens, noting that it had last raced in the Boxing Day meeting at Brands Hatch. Martial Legou told Philippe Rafesthain, as reported on the Autodiva thread, that he bought this car from Heavens via Leguellec after the 1975 season. According to Philippe's research, this car later ran as the #25 Pronuptia entry at Le Mans in 1978.
- Lola T294 [HU74] (Giovanni Morelli): According to Lola records, HU74 was sold to I.P.E. Italy. IPE was the sponsor of Giovanni Morelli's cars in Italy in 1973 and 1974. The car was fitted with a Ford-based Armaroli Negrini engine.
Individual sources for this event
Autosport 25 Jul 1974 pp10-11, Motoring News 25 Jul 1974 pp8-9. MN said John Lepp was in the ex-Gethin B26 with a strengthening frame between engine and rear bulkhead. AS said he was in the works car in Domecq guise, suggesting Chocolate Drop had been resprayed from its usual brown (which would be odd as it was brown again later in the season). José Uriate had the ex-Larrousse Lola T292.