1972 - 24 uur / hours Le Mans
Alfa Romeo had Porsche in 1971 drie maal verslagen en de Ferrari 312PB was razendsnel. Ze waren de favorieten voor 1972. De Ferrari's bleken echter razendsnel en betrouwbaar en wonnen alle WK races maar Enzo vond dat zijn auto's niets te zoeken hadden op Le Mans. Matra bleek ook sterk geworden en zette juist alle kaarten op Le Mans en won overtuigend.

Alfa Romeo had beaten Porsche 917's on three occasions in 1971 and the new Ferrari 312PB proved to be very fast. These were the favourites for 1972. The Ferrari's proved to be quick and reliable this year, winning all worldchampionship races but Le Mans. Enzo told them to stay home. Matra put all its effort in Le Mans and won. 
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1  15
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Henri Pescarolo (F) / Graham Hill (GB)
team: Equipe Matra-Simca Sport (F)
car: Matra-Simca M670
result: 1st / 344 laps

Solido Retro Le Mans 2407
2  14
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Howden Ganley (NZ) / Francois Cevert (F)
team: Equipe Matra-Simca Sport (F)
car: Matra-Simca M670
result: 2nd / 334 laps

Solido Retro Le Mans 2408
3  60
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Reinhold Joest (D) / Michel Weber (D) / Mario Casoni (I)
team: Siffert ATE Racing (CH)
car: Porsche 908 LH
result: 3rd / 325 laps

Spark S 3488
4  18  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Andrea de Adamich (I) / Nino Vaccarella (I)
team: Autodelta S.p.A. (I)
car: Alfa Romeo T33TT3
result: 4th / 307 laps
 
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M4-Models 7114
5   39
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jean-Claude Andruet (F) / Claude Ballot-Lena (F)
team: Charles Pozzi (F)
car: Ferrari 365 GTB/4
result: 5th / 306 laps

Detail Cars 289
8  36
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Derek Bell (GB) / Richard Bond (GB) / Teddy Pilette (B)
team: Ecurie Francorchamps (B)
car: Ferrari 365 GTB/4
result: 8th / 302 laps

Rio R11
11  52
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Dieter Glemser (D) / Alex Soler-Roig (E)
team: Ford Motorsport Köln (D)
car: Ford Capri 2600 RS
result: 11th / 289 laps

Trofeu 2302
13 41
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Michael Keyser (USA) / Jürgen Barth (D) / Sylvain Garant (F)
team: Toad Hall Racing (USA)
car: 
Porsche 911 S/T
result: 13th / 285 laps

Spark Porsche Classic WAX 020 200 33
15  4
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Dave Heinz (USA) / Bob Johnsson (USA)
team: North American Racing Team (USA)
car: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
result: 15th / 284 laps

Vitesse L 128
16  32  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jean-Marie Jacquemin (F) / Yves Deprez (F)
team: Claude Dubois (B)
car: De Tomaso Pantera
result: 16th / 282 laps

Spark S 0523
17  46
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Pierre Laffeach (
F) / Gilles Doncieux (F) Yves Forrestier (F) DNS
team:
North American Racing Team (USA)
car:
Ferrari 246 GT
result: 17th / 265 laps

Bang 7168
dnf  5  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
driver: Juan Fernandez (E) / Eugenio Baturone (E) / Francisco
Torredemer (E)
team: Escuderia Montjuich (E)
car: Porsche 908/03
result: dnf / 278 laps

Spark S 1983
dnf  19  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Rolf Stommelen (D) / Nanni Galli (I)
team: Autodelta S.p.A. (I)
car: Alfa Romeo T33TT3
result: dnf / 263 laps
  
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M4-Models 7116
dnf  6
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Hans-Dieter Weigel (D) / Helmut Krause (D)
team: Auto Usdau (D)
car: Porsche 908/02
result: dnf / 244 laps

Best 9128
dnf  8
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Joakim Bonnier (S) / Gijs van Lennep (NL) / Gérard Larrousse (F)
team: Ecurie Bonnier (S)
car: Lola T280 - Cosworth 
result: dodelijk ongeval - fatal accident / 213 laps
 

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Bizarre BZ 066
dnf
 8
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Joakim Bonnier (S) / Gijs van Lennep (NL) / Gérard Larrousse (F)
team: Ecurie Bonnier (S)
car: Lola T280 - Cosworth 
result: dodelijk ongeval - fatal accident / 213 laps
   
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Solido 15
dnf  67
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Christian Poirot (F) / Philippe Farjon (F)
team: Christian Poirot (F)
car: Porsche 908/02
result: dnf / 206 laps

Best 9110
dnf  53
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jochen Mass (D) / Hans J. Stuck (D)
team: Ford Motorsport Köln (D)
car: Ford Capri 2600 RS
result: dnf / 152 laps

Trofeu 2303
dnf  49  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Hans Heyer (D) / Rene Herzog (D)
team: Team Schnitzer (D)
car: BMW 2800 CS
result: dnf / 70 laps

Spark S 1561
dnf  28
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: John Greenwood (USA) / Alain Cudini (F) / Dick Smothers (USA)
team: Greenwood Racing (USA)
car: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
result: dnf / 53 laps

Vitesse L 174A
dnf  80
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Erwin Kremer (D) / John Fitzpatrick (GB)
team: Porsche Kremer Racing (D)
car: Porsche 911 S
result: dnf / 39 laps

Eagle's Race 10414
dnf
 31  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Herbert Müller (CH) / Cox Kocher (CH)
team: Escuderia Montjuich (E)
car: De Tomaso Pantera
result: dnf / 31 laps

Spark S 0522
1972 - 24 uur / hours Daytona
De tweede race van het Wereldkampioenschap in 1972 vond traditioneel plaats in het Amerikaanse Daytona. De supersnelle (formule 1 met een jasje) Ferrari 312PB's hadden al een dubbelzege behaald in Buenos Aires, ook de 4e plaats was voor Ferrari. Daytona was dit jaar echter 'maar' een 6-uurs race en dat hielden de Ferrari motoren wel vol.

The second race of the 1972 worldchampionship was traditionally held at Daytona. The new (formule 1 cars with bodywork) 312PB's already won at Buenos Aires. Daytona was this year 'only' a 6 hour race, a distance the Ferrari engines would do well.
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1
 2
race: 6 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Jacky Ickx (B) / Mario Andretti (USA)
team: Spa Ferrari SEFAC (I)
car: Ferrari 312 PB
result: 1st / 194 laps


Brumm
4
 4
race: 6 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Clay Regazzoni (CH) / Brian Redman (GB)
team: Spa Ferrari SEFAC (I)
car: Ferrari 312 PB
result: 4th / 179 laps


Red Line 00126
1972 - Overige  sportscar races / Other sports car races
Buiten het WK en Le Mans waren vooral de Europese GT en Sportscar kampioenschappen populair. Maar in 1972 waren er nog veel, heel veel wedstrijden die nergens voor meetelden maar wel leuke startvelden trokken.

Outside the world championship, the European GT and Sportscar championships were quite popular. But in 1972 there still were many, many non-championship races that had great starting grids.
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Team & results

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1 7
race: CanAm championship
driver: George Follmer (USA)
team: Penske Racing (USA)
car:
Porsche 917/10
result: 1st championship
  

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5 17
race: Interserie championship
driver: Ernst Kraus (D)
team: Boeri Sport (D)
car: Porsche 917 Spyder
result: 5th championship


Spark SG 012
1 3 race: 250 mijl / miles Fuji
drivers: Noritake Takahara (J)
team: Noritake Takahara (J)
car: Lola T280 - Ford Cosworth
result: 1st / 41 laps

True Scale Miniatures 114341
1 3
race: 200 mijl / miles Fuji
drivers: Noritake Takahara (J)
team: Noritake Takahara (J)
car: Lola T280 - Ford Cosworth
result: 1st / 53 laps

True Scale Miniatures 114340
2 5 race: Targa Florio
drivers: Nanni Galli (I) / Helmut Marko (A)
team: Autodelta S.p.A. (I)
car: Alfa Romeo T33TT3
result: 2nd / 11 laps
 
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M4-models - Fabbri 77
2
 32
race: 1000km Buenos Aires (Temporada)
drivers: 
Clay Regazzoni (CH) / Brian Redman (GB)
team:
Spa Ferrari SEFAC (I)
car:
Ferrari 312 PB
result: 2nd / 168 laps

Verem 737
4 2 race: 1000km Buenos Aires (Temporada)
drivers: Vic Elford (GB) / Helmut Marko (A)
team: Autodelta S.p.A. (I)
car: Alfa Romeo T33/3
result: 4th / 160 laps



M4-models 7164
4 6
race: 500km Imola
drivers: Reinhold Joest (D)
team: Reinhold Joest (D)
car: Porsche 908/03
result: 4th / 39 laps

Best 9057
1   
race: European Sportscar Championship
drivers: Arturo Merzario (I) / Toine Hezemans (NL)
team: Abarth (I)
car: Abarth-Osella SP2000
result: 1st

Leo Models Osella
1972 - GT en toerwagenraces / GT and touring car races
Het Europees GT kampioenschap en de Amerikaanse tegenhanger de IMSA serie waren attractieve series.

The European GT cahmpionship and its American counter part, the IMSA series both provided good competitive racing.
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Team & results

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1 1
race: European GT Championship
drivers: John Fitzpatrick (GB)
team: Porsche Kremer Racing (D)
car: Porsche 911 S
result: 5 x 1st / 1st championship

Spark S 0922
1 59
race: IMSA Camel GT Championship
drivers: Peter Gregg (USA) / Hurley Haywood (USA)
team: Brumos Racing (D)
car:
Porsche 911 S
result: 4 x 1st / 1st championship

Schuco 45 037 1300
2 23
race: 24 uur / hours Nürburgring
drivers: Klaus Fritzinger (D) / Hans J. Stuck (D)
team: Klaus Fritzinger (D)
car: Ford Capri 2600 RS
result: 2nd / 144 laps

Trofeu SPE 14
2 3
race: 24 uur / hours Spa-Francorchamps
drivers: Gary Birrell (GB) / Claude Bourgoignie (B)
team: Ford BP Racing (B)
car: Ford Capri 2600 RS
result: 2nd / 313 laps

Trofeu 2307
3 1 race: DRM Championship
drivers: Dieter Basche (D)
team: GS-Tuning (D)
car: BMW 2002 Ti
result: 2 wins / 3rd in championship

NEO 45445
1972 - Presentation & test cars
De introductie van de Porsche 911 Carrera RS en later RSR was van grote invloed. Porsche werd HET toonaangevende merk in GT en is dit  meer dan 40 jaar later nog steeds ...

The introduction of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS and RSR had great influence. Porsche became THE sportscar brand and over 40 years later still is ...
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      race: Test Paul Ricard
drivers:  Gijs van Lennep (NL) / Herbert Müller (CH)
team: Porsche System (D)
car: Porsche 911 RSR
result: -

Minichamps MC 430 726990