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÷sterreichring opening meeting 1969

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#1 Bengt

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 13:07

The √Ėsterreichring was opened 27 July 1969 with among other races a sportscar race. Autodelta thought it important enough to send at least one car, presumebly because the track would host the last World Sportscar Championship race of the year. and they would gain some useful information.

All I know of the results of this race is:
1st Masten Gregory, Porsche 908
2nd Andrea de Adamich, Alfa Romeo T33-3 (Autodelta)
3rd Richard Broström, Porsche 910

I hope someone has some aditional info about the results of this race.


#2 jarama

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 14:00


this is the classification according to the french magazin "Sport-Auto", september '69 issue:

1st, Andrea de Adamich, Alfa Romeo 33/3, 39 laps, 1h17'24"17
2nd, Jo Bonnier, Lola T70, 1 lap behind
3rd, Otto Stupacher, Porsche 906 Carrera 6, 1 lap behind

Brief remark on Masten Gregory: "En tête, sur la 908 de Richard Broström, Masten Gregory tombait en panne dans le dernier tour, mais était poussé par Broström. Une réclamation d'Autodelta les disqualifiaient"

Then, according to "Sport-Auto", Masten was disqualified after being pushed by his teammate Richard Broström, following a complaint from Autodelta.

:confused: :confused: :confused:


#3 byrkus

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 15:15

IIRC, Gregory had massive lead (probably 1 lap), and as he started his final lap, his engine died. He was helpless until one of other Porsches pushed him tillthe finished line, and he won that race. After which, of course, Autodelta protested, since he didn't come to finish by his own power. :smoking: Or something like this.

#4 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 08:55

Byrkus and Jarama have covered the Gregory disqualification. The de Adamich Alfa Romeo was a lap behind because it had been delayed by plug leads falling off. Bonnier was slowed by a sticking throttle.

This is part of the Motoring News report.

The race, over 40 laps of the 3.73-mile track developed into a battle between Gregory and Bonnier, followed by de Adamich and the two Porsche Salzburg 908s driven by Peter Peter and Rudi Lins. David Piper spun his Lola T70 and couldn't restart, and Picko Troberg was terribly unlucky when his Lola was completely written off by Ronnie Peterson, luckily without injury. Earlier this year, Troberg's first Lola was totalled by Bjorn Rothstein at the 'Ring.

Dr Helmut Marko had a good day at the Osterreichring, winning the saloon race in his Chevrolet Camaro and the Vee event in his McNamara Sebring.

Gp4/6 race result
1. A. de Adamich (3.0 Alfa Romeo 33-3), 39 laps, 1h 17m 24.17s
2. J. Bonnier (5.0 Lola T70 Mk 3B), 38 laps
3. O. Stupacher (2.0 Porsche 906), 38 laps
4. E. Kraus (2.0 Porsche 910), 38 laps
5. I. Giunti (3.0 Alfa Romeo 33-3), 36 laps
6. B. Brodner (2.0 Porsche 906), 36 laps

#5 Bengt

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:11

Thanks. That explains why neither Gregory nor Broström appear in Motor News' results.

#6 byrkus

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 11:38

Also, note that the official result states winner's distance at 39 laps - in a 40 lap race... :drunk:

#7 gerard BARATHIEU

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 08:39

does anyone could confirm that thecresult withe the ALFA winning was the official result ?

In AUTOSPORT from 08 AUGUST 1969 it was said that this result was in doubt.

As the PORSCHE 910 was pushing his team mate the PORSCHE 908 of Masten GREGORY

on the finish line because blowing up his motor,the PORSCHE 908 was one lap

before the ALFA ?

Does any one know something about the result of the two 908 of team AUSTRIA.

Did they have to retire?

Thanks in advance.