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INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 1996 - ROUND 4 AT HELSINKI -------------------Top 10 qualifying / Starting grid-------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car ...

INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 1996 - ROUND 4 AT HELSINKI

-------------------Top 10 qualifying / Starting grid-------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 1:25.544 2 Klaus Ludwig/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 1:25.709 3 Michael Bartels/D Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti1:25.820 4 Uwe Alzen/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 1:25.910 5 J.J. Lehto/FIN Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 1:25.965 6 Alessandro Nannini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 1:26.669 7 Nicola Larini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 1:26.680 8 Giancarlo Fisichella/I Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155 V6 Ti1:26.829 9 Bernd Schneider/D D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:27.010 10 Alexander Wurz/A Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 0 (engine)

11    Dario Franchitti/GB    D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class ^s.o! 1:25.367
12    Oliver Gavin/GB        Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4          1:25.656
13    Stefano Modena/I       Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti1:25.908
14    Manuel Reuter/D        Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4          1:26.328
15    Gabriele Tarquini/I    Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti1:26.451
16    Joerg van Ommen/D      UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class      1:26.629
17    Yannick Dalmas/F       Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4          1:26.850
18    Kurt Thiim/DK          UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class      1:27.159
19    Jan Magnussen/DK       Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes C-Class    1:27.319
20    Jason Watt/DK          Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti1:27.457
21    Alexander Grau/D       Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes C-Class    1:27.937
22    Bernd Maylander/D      Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class  1:29.215
23    Ellen Lohr/D           Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class  1:30.121
24    Gianni Giudici/I       Giudici Racing-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti1:32.147
25    Christian Danner/D     Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155V6Ti 0(engine)

RACE 1: Weather: sunny, 21 deg.C Spectators: 127,000

Hans-Joachim Stuck won the first heat of the ITC weekend at Helsinki. The polesitter had a perfect start, and led the race until the finish, followed by Manuel Reuter* and Klaus Ludwig. Reuter's pursuers in the championship table,Jan Magnussen and Dario Franchitti were both unlucky: Magnussen with a break pressure failure hit a wall, Franchitti, started from 11th position, hit a wall beeing in 2nd place two laps before the finish. Larini spun off in 15th lap, Tarquini's Alfa caught fire in lap 16.

*Manuel Reuter had a bad crash in Friday's practice and the crews of all three Opel teams (Joest, Zakspeed and Rosberg) with the help from an Opel dealer in Helsinki managed to rebuild the car over night!

-----------------------------RESULTS RACE 1----------------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car Time/Gap ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 47:29.380 2 Manuel Reuter/D Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 +24.015 3 Klaus Ludwig/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 26.594 4 Michael Bartels/D Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti 30.060 5 J.J. Lehto/FIN Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 37.504 6 Yannick Dalmas/F Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 38.490 7 Stefano Modena/I Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti 41.612 8 Christian Danner/D Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155V6Ti 1:01.801 9 Joerg van Ommen/D UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:12.592 10 Oliver Gavin/GB Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 -1 lap 11 Bernd Maylander/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1 12 Giancarlo Fisichella/I Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155 V6 Ti 1 13 Uwe Alzen/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 1 14 Alessandro Nannini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 1 15 Ellen Lohr/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1 16 Bernd Schneider/D D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1 17 Dario Franchitti/GB D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2 18 Kurt Thiim/DK UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 3 19 Gianni Giudici/I Giudici Racing-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti 3

FL: Dario Franchitti/GB 1:27.219 (=131.26 kph)

RACE 2:

DNS: Oliver Gavin, Dario Franchitti, Gabriele Tarquini and Jan Magnussen

Opel was dominating in 2nd race again, H.-J. Stuck won, followed by Manuel Reuter and JJ Lehto. Behind the podium came an Alfa-trio, with Alessandro Nannini, Giancarlo Fisichella and Nicola Larini. The best Mercedes came in in 7th place with Bernd Maylander.

Right after the start Stuck and Reuter got away from the rest of the field, followed by the Alfa pilots Stefano Modena and Michael Bartels.

Safety car phase after the first lap through a fire at Christian Danner's Alfa. This was a good chance for JJ Lehto to close up. JJ had to started from pit lane, caused through a failure of his starter. Modena was kicked into a wall by Bartels, beeing in 3rd position after the restart. Bartels later went into the pits because he smelled fuel in his Alfa - out.

JJ Lehto had a fantastic chase, from 19th position he fought his way through, up to third. Nicola Larini, who had started behind JJ out of pit lane, made it up to 6th.

-----------------------------RESULTS RACE 2----------------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car Time/Gap ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 49:36.662 2 Manuel Reuter/D Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 +13.201 3 J.J. Lehto/FIN Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 33.680 4 Alessandro Nannini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 40.467 5 Giancarlo Fisichella/I Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155 V6 Ti 49.638 6 Nicola Larini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 56.342 7 Bernd Maylander/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class -1 lap 8 Ellen Lohr/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1 9 Alexander Wurz/A Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 1 10 Alexander Grau/D Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1

FL: Hans-Joachim Stuck/D 1:26.577 (=132.23 kph)

Not classified: Bernd Schneider/D D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class Traction failure, out in lap 25 Joerg van Ommen/D UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class Cought fire after hitting a wall,lap 25 Kurt Thiim/DK UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class Traction failure, out in lap 24 Yannick Dalmas/F Joest-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 Tire wall - lap 23 Gianni Giudici/I Giudici Racing-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti Mechanical failure - lap 23 Klaus Ludwig/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 Cables burning - lap 21 Uwe Alzen/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 4x4 Spun off in lap 15 Michael Bartels/D Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti Fuel inside of the Alfa, pits and out in lap 14 Stefano Modena/I Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti Accident in 5th lap Christian Danner/D Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155V6Ti Fire in 1st lap

Championship points:

Pos     Driver                  Pts
-----------------------------------
 1    Manuel Reuter/D           116
 2    Hans-Joachim Stuck/D       62
 3    Jan Magnussen/DK           51
      Alessandro Nannini/I       51
 5    Dario Franchitti/GB        43
      J.J. Lehto/FIN             43
 7    Uwe Alzen/D                42
 8    Bernd Schneider/D          41
 9    Joerg van Ommen/D          38
10    Giancarlo Fisichella/I     36
11    Klaus Ludwig/D             24
12    Alexander Grau/D           15
13    Oliver Gavin/GB            13
14    Michael Bartels/D          10
      Nicola Larini/I            10
16    Yannick Dalmas/F            9
      Gabriele Tarquini/I         9
18    Christian Danner/D          6
      Stefano Modena/I            6
      Kurt Thiim/DK               6
      Alexander Wurz/A            6
22    Ellen Lohr/D                5
23    Bernd Maylander/D           4
24    Jason Watt/DK               2

Manufacturer ----------------------------------- 1 Opel 131 2 Mercedes-Benz 87 3 Alfa Romeo 75

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Series General
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Christian Danner , Jan Magnussen , J.J. Lehto , Hans-Joachim Stuck , Yannick Dalmas , Alexander Wurz , Dario Franchitti , Bernd Schneider , Bernd Maylander , Uwe Alzen , Manuel Reuter , Michael Bartels , Klaus Ludwig , Oliver Gavin , Stefano Modena , Alessandro Nannini , Ellen Lohr , Jason Watt , Gabriele Tarquini , Nicola Larini , Gianni Giudici , Alexander Grau , Kurt Thiim , JJ Lehto
Teams Team Zakspeed