Terrien and Pescatori win at Brno

to further extend reigning champions JBM Giesse's lead in the 2000 points

Terrien and Pescatori win at Brno

Terrien, who had earlier taken pole for Sunday's two and a half hour race, lost the early advantage when heavy showers hit the Brno track just before the race started. With most cars starting on full wets, the sun then came out, and first the Ascari and then the Den Bla Avis Panoz, which had bravely chosen intermediates, were able to take the lead on the rapidly drying track.

But as everyone pitted for slicks, Terrien regained the lead, pulling out a healthy margin over his opponents. When he eventually handed over to Pescatori, the Italian maintained the advantage, and the Ferrari 333SP finished nearly 50 seconds ahead of Baldi and Formato's Judd-powered R&M Riley&Scott.

Nielsen, in the Panoz, pitted quite late for slicks, but the wet settings on the Panoz did not suit the slick tyres, and he was not able to challenge the JMB Giesse Ferrari. A battle with Philipp Peter's BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari resulted in a spin for the Panoz, allowing the GLV Racing Ferrari and Formato in the R&M Riley&Scott, which had started from the pits after tyre fitting problems, to move into contention. The Panoz struggled on, with Klaus Graf suffering similar problems to Nielsen, eventually finishing fifth.

After changing drivers, Baldi was third, and moved up to second when Lavaggi handed over to Filiberti, the Riley&Scott managing to hold off both the GLV Ferrari and the BMS Scuderia Italia cars until the finish line.

Of the new SRWC entrants, the Ascari, after a brave start by Werner Lupberger, dropped out of contention after a lengthy pit stop when a nut came loose in the gear selector system. The car was classified tenth, 21 laps down on the leader.

The Mader-powered Durango fared better, with the team of F3000 front-runner Soheil Ayari and Andrea de Lorenzi finishing eighth despite clutch problems in the final laps.

The Sports Racing Lights saw the Lucchini Engineering Lucchini SR2 of Ronca and Francioni take another win after their historic Spa overall victory.

Another Lucchini was second, driven by Saccomanno and Tonetti, with the Nissan-powered Redman Bright Pilbeam third for Owen and Smithson.

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