Jarama 2 Hours
Jarama, 20 Oct 1974
|1||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6
#2 Société Alpine (see note 1)
|2||Gérard Larrousse||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6
#3 Team Archambeaud (see note 2)
|3||Jean Ragnotti||(G5) 2-litre March 74S  - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#26 March Engineering (see note 3)
|4||Fred Stalder||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU70?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4
#20 Racing Organisation Course (see note 4)
|5||Jorge de Bagration||(G5) 2-litre Chevron B23 [73-09] - Ford BDA Hart
HIRE International (see note 5)
|6||François Servanin||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU69?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4
Racing Organisation Course
|7||John Sheldon||(G5) 2-litre March 74S - Cosworth FVC Richardson
|8||Mário Araújo de Cabral||(G5) 2-litre March 74S - Cosworth FVC Richardson
|9||Xavier Lapeyre||(G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU58] - Chrysler-Simca Funda 4
Racing Organisation Course (see note 6)
Fernando Gonzales de Nicolas
|(G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 4
|R||Alain Serpaggi||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6
Société Alpine (see note 7)
|R||Rafael Barrios||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [B21 72-12A] - Cosworth FVC Smith
Roger Hire [Robin Smith]
|R||Emilio Zapico||(G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU40] - Cosworth FVC Smith
Fisons/Martin Raymond (see note 8)
|R||Marie-Claude Beaumont||(G5) 2-litre Alpine A440  - Renault V6
#4 Team Archambeaud (see note 9)
|R||Javier Juncadella||(G5) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU67] - Ford BDG
Tergal/Roger Heavens (see note 10)
|R||Christian Melville||(G5) 2-litre Chevron B23 - Cosworth FVC Richardson
|R||Tony Rouff||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [B21 72-2] - Cosworth FVC Racing Services
Stuart Chubb (see note 11)
|UNK||Buzz Buzaglo||(G5) 2-litre Chevron B23 [B19 71-26] - Ford BDG RS
#28 John MacDonald
|UNK||Oscar Desentis||(G5) 1.9-litre Lola T292 - Cosworth FVC Smith
(see note 12)
|(G5) 2-litre GRD S73  - Ford BDA Racing Services
|UNK||José Maria de Uriarte||(G5) 1.9-litre Lola T292 [HU42] - Cosworth FVC AVJ
José Uriarte (see note 13)
|UNK||Jörg Zaborowski||(G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] - Cosworth FVC
|1||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6||1m 23.17s|
|2||Gérard Larrousse||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6||1m 23.57s|
|3||Jean Ragnotti||(G5 2.0) 2-litre March 74S  - Cosworth FVC Richardson||1m 24.29s|
|4||Alain Serpaggi||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A441  - Renault V6||1m 24.90s|
|5||Emilio Zapico||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU40] - Cosworth FVC Smith||1m 25.77s|
|6||Javier Juncadella||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU67] - Ford BDG||1m 26.14s|
|7||Jorge de Bagration||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B23 [73-09] - Ford BDA Hart||1m 27.28s|
|8||José Maria de Uriarte||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Lola T292 [HU42] - Cosworth FVC AVJ||1m 28.27s|
|9||François Servanin||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU69?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4||1m 28.38s|
|10||Marie-Claude Beaumont||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A440  - Renault V6||1m 28.88s|
|11||Rafael Barrios||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [B21 72-12A] - Cosworth FVC Smith||1m 29.29s|
|12||Fred Stalder||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU70?] - Chrysler-Simca ROC 4||1m 29.42s|
|13||John Sheldon||(G5 2.0) 2-litre March 74S - Cosworth FVC Richardson||1m 29.50s|
|14||Oscar Desentis||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Lola T292 - Cosworth FVC Smith||1m 29.51s|
|15||Mário Araújo de Cabral||(G5 2.0) 2-litre March 74S - Cosworth FVC Richardson||1m 30.43s|
|16||Buzz Buzaglo||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B23 [B19 71-26] - Ford BDG RS||1m 31.32s|
|17||Tony Rouff||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [B21 72-2] - Cosworth FVC Racing Services||1m 31.33s|
|18||Jörg Zaborowski||(G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] - Cosworth FVC||1m 33.00s|
|19||Christian Melville||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B23 - Cosworth FVC Richardson||1m 33.50s|
|22||Xavier Lapeyre||(G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU58] - Chrysler-Simca Funda 4||no time|
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  (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.
- 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.
- 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 [73-09] (Jorge de Bagration): Acquired by Roger Hire a few races into the 1973 season and quickly completed using some B21 parts to run as part of the Hire International/Scuderia Montjuich team. Raced by José Juncadella, Javier Juncadella, Jorge de Bagration and Tim Schenken in European 2-litre events in 1973. Maybe the car raced by Rafael Barrios at Paul Ricard in April 1974 for Hire's Forge Mill Racing. Also appeared at Jarama 20 Oct 1974 for De Bagration. Advertised by Hire at the end of 1974 but not known in 1975 and 1976. With Laurence Jacobsen 1977 and with Tony Sugden for libre racing late 1978. Rebodied as a Skoda Super Saloon for 1979 and raced until at least 1981. Advertised by Malcolm Johnstone 1983. Reported to be with Mike Burtt 1988.
- Lola T292 [HU58] (Xavier Lapeyre): Acquired in May 1973 by Jean-Louis Lafosse to run in 2-litre racing as part of Ecurie Filipinetti, who also ran Lafosse's Gitanes-backed 3-litre Lola T282. The project was badly effected by the death of Georges Filipinetti. Lafosse retained the car for the 1974 season and after an unsuccessful run with Osella, moved to the ROC team and raced the T292 at Mugello in September fitted with one of ROC's Simca engines. The car appears to have become part of the ROC equipe and was raced by Xavier Lapeyre at Jarama in October and is believed to have stayed with ROC through 1975. Then likely to be the "ex-Filipinetti" Lola T292 with which Georges Morand won the 2-litre class at Le Mans in 1976. After that it appears to have gone via Heini Mader to Michel Elkoubi and been used in French national races in 1977, for example at the Treffort hillclimb. It was rebuilt for Le Mans again in 1978 as one of Elkoubi's two Pronuptia entries. However, it is unclear which of the #24 and #25 entries it was and, because of this, its later history has not yet been determined.
- 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 T292 [HU40] (Emilio Zapico): Described consistently as the "prototype" T292, HU40 first appeared at Jarama 5 Nov 1972 where it was raced by Richard Scott. It was then Guy Edwards' works car throughout 1973 after which it was updated to T294 specification and sold by Lola to Martin Raymond for 1974. It went to Stewart Chubb for 1975 and continued to race in the European series. In 1976, Chubb sold the car to Steven Payne-Herbert and it was used in Can-Am and SCCA BSR racing until 1980. Payne-Herbert kept the car until 1989 when it was sold for vintage racing and, three owners later, it was being offered for sale by Grand Prix Classics in February 2011.
- Alpine A440  (Marie-Claude Beaumont): 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.
- 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.
- Chevron B23 [B21 72-2] (Tony Rouff): 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.
- Lola T292 (Oscar Desentis): Oscar Desentis raced a Lola T292 in Spanish hill climbs in 1974, also appearing at the Jarama 2 Hour sports car race in October 1974. The identity of the T292 is unknown.
- 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.
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.
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Individual sources for this event
Autosport 24 Oct 1974 pp38-39, Motoring News 24 Oct 1974 pp6-7. Melville and De Bagration had Roger Hire's two B23s from 1973. De Bagration had the car he'd driven in 1973 and Melville had the car driven recently by Cabral in the Angolan series.