Hockenheim results and notes

FIA INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 1996 -ROUND 11 AT HOCKENHEIM- -----------------------Qualifying / Starting grid----------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car ...

FIA INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 1996 -ROUND 11 AT HOCKENHEIM-

-----------------------Qualifying / Starting grid----------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Klaus Ludwig/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 2:04.577 2 Nicola Larini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 2:05.092 3 Manuel Reuter/D Joest-Opel Calibra V6 2:05.135 4 Dario Franchitti/GB D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:05.174 5 Uwe Alzen/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 2:05.264 6 Bernd Schneider/D D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:05.403 7 Gabriele Tarquini/I Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 2:06.022 8 Jan Magnussen/DK Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:06.071 9 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 2:06.075 10 JJ Lehto/FIN Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 2:06.323 11 Alessandro Nannini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 2:06.526 12 Christian Danner/D Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155 V6Ti 2:06.529 13 Michael Bartels/D Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 2:06.642 14 Joerg van Ommen/D UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:06.705 15 Giancarlo Fisichella/I Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155 V6Ti 2:06.740 16 Kurt Thiim/DK UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:06.897 17 Yannick Dalmas/F Joest-Opel Calibra V6 2:07.139 18 Alexander Wurz/A Joest-Opel Calibra V6 2:07.236 19 Stefano Modena/I Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 2:07.426 20 Bernd Maylander/D Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:07.460 21 Jason Watt/DK Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 2:07.743 22 Alexander Grau/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:07.908 23 Ellen Lohr/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class 2:09.268 24 Massanon Sekiya/J Joest-Opel Calibra V6 2:10.134 25 Gianni Giudici/I Scuderia Giudici-Opel Calibra V6 2:10.568

Weather: dry, warm, 20 deg.C Spectators: 82,000

2 X 15 laps at Hockenheim GP Circuit.

Notes race 21:

Start: Ludwig ahead of Larini in the first corner. lap 1: Larini slides through the dirt, drops back to fourth. Collision between Grau and Watt, both into the pits. Bartels spins. 2: Ludwig, Reuter, Alzen, Larini, 5.Tarquini, 6.Schneider, 7.Maylander, 8.Lehto, 9.Stuck, 10.Nannini, 11.Danner, 12.Fisichella. 3: Ludwig 0.4 sec.-->Reuter 5: Lehto and Stuck get past Maylander and are now in seventh and eighth position. 6: Larini sideways through the dirt again, Tarquini gets past. 7: Collision Franchitti/Fisichella, Franchitti in the gravel and out. Fisichella can continue, but drops far back. 8: Stop and go penalty for Sekiya for leaving out a chicane. The 46 year old Japanese replaces Oliver Gavin for this weekend. 9: Larini slow into the pits with brake problems, out. 10: Reuter attacking Ludwig repeatedly, but Ludwig closes all doors. 1.Ludwig, 2.Reuter, 3.Alzen, 4.Tarquini, 5.Schneider, 6.Lehto. 11: Dalmas into the gravel and out, after collision with Fisichella and Magnussen. Fisichella continues, Magnussen into the pits after 2 more laps and out. Wurz out with mechanical problems. 13: Stuck pits with electrical problems. 15: Schneider pits, gearbox. Klaus Ludwig takes his 34th win in the DTM/ITC history.

FL: Uwe Alzen 2:08.836

------------RESULTS RACE 21----------- Pos. Driver Time/Gap -------------------------------------- 1 Klaus Ludwig/D 32:23.387 2 Manuel Reuter/D + 0.205 3 Uwe Alzen/D 0.959 4 Gabriele Tarquini/I 6.893 5 JJ Lehto/FIN 8.514 6 Alessandro Nannini/I 25.033 7 Christian Danner/D 25.263 8 Joerg van Ommen/D 27.370 9 Bernd Maylander/D 28.853 10 Kurt Thiim/DK 29.008 11 Ellen Lohr/D 1:08.560 12 Giancarlo Fisichella/I 1:16.222 13 Michael Bartels/D 1:29.850 14 Bernd Schneider/D -1 lap 15 Massanon Sekiya/J -1 16 Gianni Giudici/I -1 17 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D -2 18 Yannick Dalmas/F -2

Notes race 22:

DNS: Wurz, car is not rapairable. Lehto has to start out of the pitlane. After an engine change the car was not ready in time. Sart: Reuter takes the lead from Ludwig, Alzen third, is kicked by Tarquini and crashes into the barrier. Van Ommen with an excellent start takes third from Tarquini. lap 2: Reuter leads, Ludwig, v.Ommen, Tarquini, 5.Nannini, 6.Maylander, 7.Danner, 8.Fisichella, 9.Schneider, 10.Thiim. 3: Larini pushed into the gravel by Watt, out. Bartels gravel, out. Dalmas pits. 4: Fisichella passes first Danner and then Maylander. Reuter 1.0 sec.-->Ludwig 1.6 sec--> v.Ommen 0.2--> Nannini, Fisichella, Maylander. 5: Hard fights for position in the midfield between Franchitti, Lohr, Stuck and Lehto for 10th to 13th place. 6: Schneider slow into the pits with brake problems. 7: Jan Magnussen made his way from the end of the field to now fifth position. 8: Maylander pits with a broken gearbox. Thiim out, engine. 10: Nannini out, engine. 12: Reuter, Ludwig, v.Ommen, 4.Fisichella, 5.Magnussen, 6.Danner, 7.Franchitti, 8.Stuck, 9.Lehto, 10.Modena, 11.Lohr, 12.Grau. 14: Magnussen attacking Fisichella for fourth place and finally makes it. Fisichella trying hard to retake fourth from Magnussen again, but goes very sideways, slides through the gravel and keeps his fifth position.

FL: Manuel Reuter 2:07.995

------------RESULTS RACE 22----------- Pos. Driver Time/Gap -------------------------------------- 1 Manuel Reuter/D 32:11.295 2 Klaus Ludwig/D + 1.122 3 Joerg van Ommen/D 10.006 4 Jan Magnussen/DK 13.319 5 Giancarlo Fisichella/I 13.721 6 Christian Danner/D 19.188 7 Dario Franchitti/GB 25.175 8 JJ Lehto/FIN 36.696 9 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D 36.924 10 Stefano Modena/I 41.635 11 Ellen Lohr/D 57.770 12 Alexander Grau/D 58.000 13 Massanon Sekiya/J 59.266

Championship points:

Pos     Driver                  Pts
-----------------------------------
 1    Manuel Reuter/D           198
 2    Bernd Schneider/D         165
 3    Dario Franchitti/GB       150
 4    Alessandro Nannini/I      143
 5    J.J. Lehto/FIN            137
 6    Klaus Ludwig/D            129
 7    Uwe Alzen/D               117
 8    Giancarlo Fisichella/I    114
 9    Hans-Joachim Stuck/D      108
10    Joerg van Ommen/D          81
11    Jan Magnussen/DK           69
12    Nicola Larini/I            63
13    Gabriele Tarquini/I        60
14    Stefano Modena/I           56
15    Alexander Wurz/A           43
16    Yannick Dalmas/F           28
17    Kurt Thiim/DK              22
18    Jason Watt/DK              17
      Christian Danner/D         17
      Christian Danner/D         17
20    Michael Bartels/D          16
      Alexander Grau/D           16
      Oliver Gavin/GB            16
23    Bernd Maylaender/D         10
24    Ellen Lohr/D                7

Manufacturers 1 Opel 324 2 Alfa Romeo 270 3 Mercedes Benz 245

Next round on October 27 at Sao Paulo.

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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