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#1 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 22:02

The earlier thread "1970s BMW Schnitzer European Touring Car" refers to the 1975 Martha Grand National 12-hour race at Zeltweg.

I understand this was a regular season-ending event, and I am particularly interested in the 1970 race which was won by Niki Lauda's Porsche 908/2. I understand it may have been an Interserie event that year. Does anyone have any race details, reports or (best of all) photos?

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#2 Rob Semmeling

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:08

Can't offer much, except that the 1970 Martha Grand National took place on 25 October, and that it was not an Interserie race (the first Interserie race at Zeltweg was the 1972 Jochen-Rindt-Memorial).



#3 Herbert

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:40

Martha was an Austrian oil company which also sponsored the Martha-Goldpokal-Rallye and Martha-Journalisten-Rallye.

 

The 1970 edition was the 1st Martha Grand National. All I could find so far is that Dr. Helmut Marko won the Group 2 race with a Steinmetz-Opel Commodore (#105) and Norbert Orac in Group 1 with a Steinmetz-Opel GT (#155).



#4 humphries

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 20:03

GT

1 G Koltay (Porsche 911) 23' 37.27 (150.16 km/h)

2 G Eicher (Porsche 911) 23' 40.18

3 N Orac (Opel GT1900) 24' 06.47

 

Series Touring

1000cm

1 R Wieser (Fiat Coupe) 31' 39.12 (112. 03)

2 G Schwab (Fiat Coupe) -1 lap

3 G Woraschek (Honda 600) -1 lap

1300cm

1 G Huber (Mini Cooper S) 28' 42.62 (123.50)

2 H Baier (Mini Cooper S) 29' 08.09

3 W Linthoudt (NSU) 29' 10.30

1600cm

1 G Baumgartner (AR Giulia S) 27' 14.92 (130.12)

2 W Ausserhofer (BMW 1600Ti) 27'26.48

3 K Anton (AR Giulia S) 27' 42.15

+1600cm

1 N Orac (Opel Commodore GS/E) 25' 35.76 (138.57)

2 F Kerschbaumer (BME 2002Ti) 25' 47.65

3 G Pongratz (BMW 2002Ti) 25' 54.35

 

Touring

850cc

1 M Kopplinger (Steyr Puch 650TR) 25'01.19 (127.59)

1000cc

1 M Mitterbauer (Sunbeam Imp) 26' 12.45 (136.32)

2 W Stolba (Mini Cooper) 26' 14.12

3 J Richter (NSU TTS) -1 lap

1300cc

1 J Schnabl (Mini Cooper S) 24' 24.25 (145.31)

2 J Chalupa (Mini Cooper S) 24' 58.16

3 E Klepsch (Mini Cooper S) 25' 35.22

1600cm

1 G Stoisser (Fiat 1500TS) -2 laps

2 H Gratzer (Ford Cortina GT) -2 laps

+1600cc

1 H Marko (Opel Commodore) 21' 58.78 (161.34)

2 S Manhalter (Alpina BMW 2002Ti) 22' ?

3 G Krammer (AR GTAm) 22' 11.84

 

Sports/Prototypes

1 N Lauda (Porsche 908) 28' 40.13 (185.92)

2 H Marko (Porsche 910) 29' 40.16

3 K Rieder (Porsche 906) 30' 13.11

 

Formel V

=1 P Peter (Austro Kaimann) 44' 22.70 (159.84)

=1 H Ertl (Austro Kaimann)

3 H Derflinger (Austro Vau Eder) 44' 32.97

4 H Steck (Austro) 44' 50.36

5 G Vogel(Austro Kaimann) 45' 38.35

6 F Hofmann (Austro) 45' 39.89

 

John



#5 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:15

Thanks John - most helpful. Interestingly, I see that the winner of the GT class was one "G Koltay"; at the Aspern Group 1 race on 1/4/73, Lauda won in a BMW 2002 backed by "Koltay Racing Center" (sic). I wonder if there is a connection here?