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Event: Rivet Supply World Manufacturers Championship 6 HoursDate: 6.5.1979
Track: Silverstone Circuit (United Kingdom), 4.719 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Silverstone 6 Hours

Weather:cold
Start time:12:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP right
Distance:6 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:38
Practiced:25
Qualified:25
Started:25
Finished:15
Classified:13
Classes:PractStartClass
Group 6 - Sports +2000333
Group 6 - Sports 2000110
Group 513136
Group 4 - Grand Touring884
Group 2 - Touring000
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 180 minutes on 13/5
10 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:3Porsche 935/77AFitzpatrick / Heyer / Wollek
Group 6 - Sports +2000:8De Cadenet Lola LM FordDe Cadenet / Migault
Group 4 - Grand Touring:30Porsche CarreraGrandet / Delaunay
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Porsche 936/78Jochen Mass (D)1:23.250204.047 km/h
Group 6 - Sports 2000:43Chevron B36 FordLaurence Jacobsen (GB)1:29.720188.560 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:1Porsche 936/78Jochen Mass (D)1:20.130211.992 km/h
Group 6 - Sports 2000:43Chevron B36 FordSmith / Jacobsen / Jones1:30.610
Group 5:3Porsche 935/77AJohn Fitzpatrick (GB)1:25.630
Group 4 - Grand Touring:29Porsche 911 SCSchlesser / Bleynie / Guérin1:37.080
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (17), Lotus (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (17), Ford (5)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 934 (4), Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (4), Porsche 935 (3)
Driver nationalities:GB (29), F (10), D (5), CH (4), S (2), DK (2)
Engine positions:rear-engined (64%), mid-engined (24%), front-engined (12%)
Average engine size:2779 cc (with regard to 36% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 3179 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Brian Redman (42), Raymond Touroul (40), Chris Craft (40)
Youngest known drivers:Riccardo Patrese (25), Jean-Louis Schlesser (27), Richard Jones (30)

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Silverstone 6 Hours 1979Entry List - Silverstone 6 Hours 1979Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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