Race Report: Magny Cours, 14 July 1972


Held as part of the Bastille Day celebrations this was very much a French affaire with most of the top domestic runners in attendance. Michel Leclere put his Alpine on pole followed by Jacques Coulon in the Filipinetti Martini, Leclere led from the start with Coulon close behind. After several laps of hard fighting Coulon passed the Martini and stayed in the lead until 5 laps from finish when his Holbay engine began to misbehave and he quickly fell away. This left Leclere to take the chequered flag from team-mate Serpaggi second and a very disappointed Coulon third. Of the other runners Jean-Pierre Jarier had been running well in the top half-dozen but he had to retire his La Vie Clare March 713M at half distance.



Race Report: Magny Cours, 14 July 1972

Race Heat 1

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 20:09.40

2 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 20:09.50

3 Luigi Fontanesi

Tecno-Ford 20:13.10

4 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 20:23.40

Race Heat 2

1 Giovanni Lo Voi

Brabham-Ford BT28 15:05.00

2 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 15:05.00

3 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 15:21.00

4 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 15:34.10

5 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28

Race Final

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 30:44.30 144.318

2 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28 30:44.34

3 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 30:45.10

4 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 30:55.40

5 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00

6 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 31:11.50

7 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 31:59.60

8 Giovanni Lo Voi

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00