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Event: Rivet Supply World Manufacturers' Championship Six HoursDate: 5.8.1979
Track: Brands Hatch Circuit (United Kingdom), 4.207 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Brands Hatch 6 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:13:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP right
Distance:6 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:41
Practiced:33
Qualified:32
Started:32
Finished:26
Classified:23
Classes:PractStartClass
Group 6 - Sports +2000443
Group 6 - Sports 2000331
Group 511117
Group 4 - Grand Touring121211
Group 3 - GT Serie111
Group 2 - Touring110
Group 1 - Touring Series000
Race notes:
1 full-course caution for 1 lap
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 180 minutes on 3-4/8
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:1Porsche 908/3 TurboJöst / Merl
Group 6 - Sports 2000:34Chevron B36 FordRaymond / Charnell
Group 5:27Porsche 935 K3Ludwig / Plankenhorn
Group 4 - Grand Touring:18Porsche Carrera RSRSpavetti / Calderari / Maritz
Group 3 - GT Serie:32Porsche 924Percy / Slaughter
Pole Positions:
Overall:1Porsche 908/3 TurboReinhold Jöst (D)1:26.670174.712 km/h
Group 6 - Sports 2000:34Chevron B36 FordRaymond / Charnell1:29.940
Group 5:27Porsche 935 K3Ludwig / Plankenhorn1:28.490
Group 4 - Grand Touring:17Porsche 911 SCSchlesser / Bleynie / Guérin1:39.810
Group 3 - GT Serie:32Porsche 924Percy / Slaughter1:51.840
Group 2 - Touring:29Ford Capri IIIBlackburn / Bruce1:45.230
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (20), De Cadenet (2), BMW (2), Lotus (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (20), Ford (7), BMW (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (6), Porsche 935 (4), Porsche 934 (3)
Driver nationalities:GB (35), F (13), CH (10), D (10), B (2), I (2), S (2), USA (2)
Most used colours:white (50%), red (21%), black (16%), green (5%), blue (4%)
Engine positions:rear-engined (56%), mid-engined (28%), front-engined (16%)
Average engine size:2658 cc (with regard to 28% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 2955 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Volkert Merl (39), Edgar Dören (38), Guy Edwards (37)
Youngest known drivers:Riccardo Patrese (25), Manfred Winkelhock (27), Jean-Louis Schlesser (27)
Woman drivers:Lella Lombardi, Juliette Slaughter

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
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