Race Report: Montlhery, 8 October 1972


Most of the runners at this meeting were the usual French teams and drivers.

Jacques Coulon took a lead he would hold to the finish on lap 2 pulling away to win by an astonishing 42.5 seconds. Behind the flying Martini the Alpines of Leclere and Serpaggi had a good battle until Leclere had to retire with a broken clutch and soon after Serpaggi had to pit to straighten the nosecone although he retained his second place. Behind the two Alpines were Bernard Beguin in his Martini, Dave Brodie’s March 713M and Philip Munier in his Martini. Brodie was next to pit to have a broken wing fixed loosing a lap and dropping to fifth at the finish and soon after Munier was forced to retire his Martini leaving Beguin in a safe third place.



Race Report: Montlhery, 8 October 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