1981 Lancia Beta MONTECARLO TURBO GR5SOLD
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13th OA at Monza with Ghinzani/de Cesaris
11th OA at the Nurburgring with Patrese/Cheever
8th OA and Winner of the Group V class at 24H du Mans 1981 with Cheever/Alboreto/Facetti.
Mechanically totally revised in 2007.
Ready for racing.
European papers.

Reference Number 37035

as of 7/15/2014

Overview
Car 1981 Lancia Beta MONTECARLO TURBO GR5
VIN 1009 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

Entrant : MARTINI RACING

- 31 Jan/1 Feb 1981 – 24H Daytona - Michele Alboreto/Beppe Gabbiano/Piercarlo Ghinzani N°4, Martini N° 4: practice 14th, retired: dropped valve around midnight. Factory cars with KKK-turbo 444bhp/1.5 bar

- 12 April 1981 – 6H Mugello- Michele Alboreto/Piercarlo Ghinzani, N° 8: practice 3rd, race 3rd but disqualified for changing gearbox casing. (Non Makes Championship race)

- 26 April 1981 - 1000kmMonza - 173 laps - Piercarlo Ghinzani/Andrea de Cesaris, N° 31: practice 2nd; retired from leading, lap 129, fuelpump failure. Race 13th.

- 24 May 1981 - 1000km Nürnburgring - Riccardo Patrese/Eddie Cheever, N° 16 : Martini, practice 4th, race 11th, 6th in class>2000. Race stopped after 17 laps; half points.

- 13/14 June 1981 - 24 H Le Mans - Eddie Cheever/Michele Alboreto/Carlo Facetti,

N° 65: practice 31st; race 8th and 1st in class

 

Entrant : VESUVIO RACING

- 18 April 1982 - 1000km Monza - Mark Thatcher/Guido Dacci/Gianni Giudici, N°82, CS Computer Systems Italia: practice 18th, race 7th.

- 16 May 1982 - 6H Silverstone- Jim Crawford/Joe Castellano/Mark Thatcher, N° 48: practice 21st, race 10th, 2nd in class.

- 30 May 1982 - 1000 km Nürburgring - Gianni Giudici/Joe Castellano, N° 63: practice 17th, 13 laps accident ?

or Gianni Giudici/Joe Castellano, N° 64 : did not start, only one slow practice lap ?

 

Entrant : Jean-Marie LEMERLE

- 19/20 June 1982 - 24H Le Mans - Joe Castellano/Max Cohen-Olivar/Jean-Marie Lemerle, N°66 : practice 47th, race 12th, 1st in Gr.5.

 

Entrant : VESUVIO RACING

- 5 September 1982 - 1000 km Spa - 144 laps - Joe Castellano/Aldo Bertuzzi, N° 66: practice 27th, retired lap 18, engine.

- 19 September 1982 - 1000km Mugello - 191 laps - Bernard Salam/Aldo Bertuzzi; N° 18: practice 13th, retired half way, clutch.

- 17 October 1982 – 1000 km BrandsHatch - Joe Castellano/Aldo Bertuzzi, N° 38: practice 32nd, retired lap 56, overheating.