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Event: 24 Heures de FrancorchampsDate: 22.7.1979
Track: Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), 6.947 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Spa 24 Hours

Weather:intermittent rain
Start time:21/7
Grid:2-2-2, PP right
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:100000
Entered:66
Practiced:64
Qualified:50
Started:50
Finished:23
Classified:30
Classes:PractStartClass
Group 1 - Touring Series +2500393311
Group 1 - Touring Series 250013103
Group 1 - Touring Series 16001176
IMSA Racing Stock000
Race notes:
1 full-course caution for 1 hour 15 min.
Pre-race sessions:
4 qualifying sessions held 19-20/7
Winners:
Overall:2Ford Capri III 3.0SMartin / Martin
Group 1 - Touring Series 2500:52Ford Escort II RS 2000Selzer / Beauchef
Group 1 - Touring Series 1600:76Audi 80 GTESeikel / Nowak / Bergmeister
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Ford Capri III 3.0SGordon Spice (GB)2:48.800148.159 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:28BMW 530iPatrick Neve (B)2:48.990147.992 km/h
Group 1 - Touring Series 2500:56Triumph Dolomite SprintJaussaud / Metge2:50.170
Group 1 - Touring Series 1600:75Audi 80 GTEBoucher / Guitteny2:58.460
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ford (22), BMW (12), Audi (4), Chevrolet (4), Opel (2), VW (2), Triumph (2), Toyota (2)
Top engines by numbers:Ford (22), BMW (12), Audi (4), Chevrolet (4), Opel (2), VW (2), Triumph (2), Toyota (2)
Top car types by numbers:Ford Capri (16), BMW 530i (10), Ford Escort (6)
Driver nationalities:B (62), F (18), GB (13), D (10), NL (9), L (6), CH (5), I (4), J (4)
Engine positions:front-engined (100%)
Average engine size:2809 cc
Oldest known drivers:Rob Slotemaker (50), Carlo Facetti (44), Jean-Claude Boucher (43)
Youngest known drivers:Alain Corbisier (8), Thierry Boutsen (22), Marc Duez (22)
Woman drivers:Christine Beckers, Henny Hemmes, Keiji Takeshita

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