4 Hours of Paul Ricard 1994

BPR Global GT Series round 01, France, 6 March 1994

4 Hours of Paul Ricard 1994

Sunday 6 March 1994

BPR Global GT Series

The BPR Global GT Series, named after its founders last names) was created to replace the World Sportscar Championship that folded in 1992. Patrick Peter (organiser of among others Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, etc.), Jürgen Barth (organiser of single make Porsche championship) and Stéphane Ratel (the organiser of a single make Venturi championship) joined forces and launched an 8 race season in 1994 that included visits to Japan and China.
Popular already in this first season, the obvious Porsche and Venturi entries were joined by a Ferrari F40 Competition conversion, Lotus Esprits and Callaway Corvettes.
By 1995 and 1996 the starting grids of the travelling championship featured genuine Ferrari F40 GTE cars, the famed McLaren F1 GTR, a racing Jaguar XJ220 and eventually the Porsche 911 GT1’s.
The BPR Global GT Series effectively continued from 1997 onwards as the FIA GT Championship.

Poster of 4 Hours of Paul Ricard 1994, BPR Global GT Series round 01, France, 6 March 1994

Entries and Results

Entries

No. Class Car Entrants
44 GT1 Porsche 911 Bi-Turbo
Porsche F6 Twin-Turbo
Flag of Germany icon Edgar Dören Flag of Germany icon Michael Irmgratz Flag of Germany icon Freisinger Motorsport
55 GT1 Venturi 500 LM
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Pascal Vermesse Flag of Italy icon Rocky Agusta Flag of United Kingdom icon Agusta Racing Team
56 GT1 Venturi 500 LM
PRV V6
Flag of Belgium icon Michel Neugarten Flag of Belgium icon Pascal Witmeur Flag of France icon Jacadi Racing
86 GT1 Porsche 911 Turbo LM GT
Porsche F6 Twin-Turbo
Flag of France icon Bob Wollek Flag of France icon Jean-Pierre Jarier Flag of Spain icon Jesús Pareja Flag of France icon Larbre Compétition
26 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
Lotus L4 4v DOHC Turbo
Flag of Denmark icon Thorkild Thyrring Flag of Germany icon Andreas Fuchs Flag of Ireland icon David Kennedy Flag of United Kingdom icon Chamberlain Engineering
29 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
Lotus L4 4v DOHC Turbo
Flag of South Africa icon George Fouché Flag of South Africa icon Stephen Watson Flag of South Africa icon Hilton Cowie Flag of United Kingdom icon Chamberlain Engineering
30 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Porsche F6 3.800cc
Flag of Switzerland icon Enzo Calderari Flag of Switzerland icon Lilian Bryner Flag of Switzerland icon Écurie Biennoise
31 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Porsche F6 3.800cc
Flag of Belgium icon Philippe Olczyk Flag of Switzerland icon Olivier Haberthur Flag of Switzerland icon Scuderia Chico d'Oro
34 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Porsche F6
Flag of United Kingdom icon Ian Khan Flag of United Kingdom icon Ray Bellm Placeholder flag for unknown country Bristow Motorsport
37 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Porsche F6
Flag of France icon Bruno Briganti Flag of France icon Eric van de Vyver Flag of France icon Bruno Briganti
38 GT3 Porsche 968 Turbo RS
chassis WP0ZZZ96ZPS896062 • Porsche F6 Turbo
Flag of Norway icon Erik Henriksen Flag of United Kingdom icon Justin Bell Flag of Norway icon Erik Henriksen
39 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Porsche F6 3.800cc
Flag of Italy icon Giuseppe Quargentan Flag of Italy icon Girolamo Capra Flag of Germany icon Seikel Motorsport
40 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Porsche F6 3.800cc
Flag of Austria icon Franz Konrad Flag of Sweden icon Örnulf Wirdheim Flag of Germany icon Konrad Motorsport
43 GT3 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup Flag of France icon Flavien Marcais Flag of France icon Michel Renavand Flag of France icon Scuderia Pinguini
46 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Cup
Porsche F6
Flag of France icon Jérôme Brarda Flag of France icon Thiérry Guiod Flag of France icon Eric Bernard Flag of France icon Crisal Compétition
47 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Porsche F6 3.800cc
Flag of France icon Domnique Dupuy Flag of France icon Jack Leconte Flag of France icon Larbre Compétition
48 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Porsche F6
Flag of France icon Raymond Touroul Flag of France icon Steeve Hiesse Flag of France icon Raymond Touroul
33 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Porsche F6 3.800cc
Flag of Germany icon Arnold Mattschull Flag of Germany icon Alexander Mattschull Flag of Germany icon Mühlbauer Motorsport
1 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of United States icon Robert Peacock Flag of Switzerland icon Franz Hunkeler Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
2 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Jean-Louis Sirera Flag of Belgium icon Eric De Doncker Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
3 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Patrick Bels Flag of France icon Cyril Delalagade Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
4 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Philippe Albera Flag of France icon Jean-Michel Miloé Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
6 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Eric Graham Flag of France icon Alain Darroux Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
7 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Edouard Chaufour Flag of France icon Norbert Fradin Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
9 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Alex de Lesseps Flag of France icon Philippe Charriol Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
10 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Matthieu Hamelle Flag of France icon Thomas Hamelle Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
13 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon David Grebler Flag of Spain icon Fernando Moller Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
16 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière Flag of France icon Patrick Camus Flag of Belgium icon Pascal Witmeur Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
19 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Michel Puren Flag of France icon Frédéric Puren Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
23 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of Italy icon Billi Matti Flag of Italy icon Onofrio Russo Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
25 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Hervé Poulain Flag of France icon Olivier Grouillard Flag of France icon Michel Krine Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
32 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon François Birbeau Flag of France icon Christophe Bouchut Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
35 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of Italy icon Philippe D'Agostino Flag of France icon Roland Poynard Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
58 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Philippe Mazué Flag of France icon Jean-Marc Thévenot Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
64 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Michel Faraut Placeholder flag for unknown country Gilbert Itzickson Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
65 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of Spain icon Antonio Puig Flag of Spain icon Javier Camp Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
67 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Placeholder flag for unknown country Raymond Lestrade Placeholder flag for unknown country Patrick Ginella Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
70 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy Flag of Switzerland icon Laurent Lécuyer Flag of France icon Jean-Pierre Balmer Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
71 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
PRV V6
Flag of France icon Ferdinand De Lesseps Placeholder flag for unknown country David Sonnensher Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing
73 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy Flag of Spain icon Guillermo Fierro-Eléta Placeholder flag for unknown country Iniacia Oyarbide Placeholder flag for unknown country Club Venturi Racing

qualify Results

Position No. Class Car Time
1 86 GT1 Porsche 911 Turbo LM GT
Bob Wollek • Jean-Pierre Jarier • Jesús Pareja • Larbre Compétition
2m01.640s
2 56 GT1 Venturi 500 LM
Michel Neugarten • Pascal Witmeur • Jacadi Racing
2m04.860s
3 47 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Domnique Dupuy • Jack Leconte • Larbre Compétition
2m05.650s
4 44 GT1 Porsche 911 Bi-Turbo
Edgar Dören • Michael Irmgratz • Freisinger Motorsport
2m05.720s
5 29 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
George Fouché • Stephen Watson • Hilton Cowie • Chamberlain Engineering
2m06.030s
6 30 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Enzo Calderari • Lilian Bryner • Écurie Biennoise
2m06.160s
7 26 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
Thorkild Thyrring • Andreas Fuchs • David Kennedy • Chamberlain Engineering
2m07.440s
8 34 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Ian Khan • Ray Bellm • Bristow Motorsport
2m07.730s
9 40 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Franz Konrad • Örnulf Wirdheim • Konrad Motorsport
2m07.740s
10 31 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Philippe Olczyk • Olivier Haberthur • Scuderia Chico d'Oro
2m07.980s
11 55 GT1 Venturi 500 LM
Pascal Vermesse • Rocky Agusta • Agusta Racing Team
2m09.910s
12 32 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
François Birbeau • Christophe Bouchut • Club Venturi Racing
2m10.270s
13 4 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Philippe Albera • Jean-Michel Miloé • Club Venturi Racing
2m10.780s
14 33 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Arnold Mattschull • Alexander Mattschull • Mühlbauer Motorsport
2m10.880s
15 38 GT3 Porsche 968 Turbo RS
Erik Henriksen • Justin Bell • Erik Henriksen
2m11.370s
16 25 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Hervé Poulain • Olivier Grouillard • Michel Krine • Club Venturi Racing
2m11.490s
17 23 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Billi Matti • Onofrio Russo • Club Venturi Racing
2m11.850s
18 2 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Jean-Louis Sirera • Eric De Doncker • Club Venturi Racing
2m11.910s
19 46 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Cup
Jérôme Brarda • Thiérry Guiod • Eric Bernard • Crisal Compétition
2m12.050s
20 35 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Philippe D'Agostino • Roland Poynard • Club Venturi Racing
2m12.440s
21 64 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Michel Faraut • Gilbert Itzickson • Club Venturi Racing
2m12.500s
22 71 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Ferdinand De Lesseps • David Sonnensher • Club Venturi Racing
2m13.110s
23 7 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Edouard Chaufour • Norbert Fradin • Club Venturi Racing
2m13.270s
24 6 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Eric Graham • Alain Darroux • Club Venturi Racing
2m13.370s
25 65 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Antonio Puig • Javier Camp • Club Venturi Racing
2m13.380s
26 1 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Robert Peacock • Franz Hunkeler • Club Venturi Racing
2m13.480s
27 10 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Matthieu Hamelle • Thomas Hamelle • Club Venturi Racing
2m13.550s
28 58 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Philippe Mazué • Jean-Marc Thévenot • Club Venturi Racing
2m13.570s
29 70 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Laurent Lécuyer • Jean-Pierre Balmer • Club Venturi Racing
2m14.460s
30 19 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Michel Puren • Frédéric Puren • Club Venturi Racing
2m14.611s
31 73 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Guillermo Fierro-Eléta • Iniacia Oyarbide • Club Venturi Racing
2m15.180s
32 16 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière • Patrick Camus • Pascal Witmeur • Club Venturi Racing
2m15.400s
33 43 GT3 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup
Flavien Marcais • Michel Renavand • Scuderia Pinguini
2m15.540s
34 3 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Patrick Bels • Cyril Delalagade • Club Venturi Racing
2m15.740s
35 13 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
David Grebler • Fernando Moller • Club Venturi Racing
2m16.010s
36 9 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Alex de Lesseps • Philippe Charriol • Club Venturi Racing
2m16.490s
37 39 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Giuseppe Quargentan • Girolamo Capra • Seikel Motorsport
2m16.940s
38 67 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Raymond Lestrade • Patrick Ginella • Club Venturi Racing
2m19.110s
39 48 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Raymond Touroul • Steeve Hiesse • Raymond Touroul
2m20.880s
40 37 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Bruno Briganti • Eric van de Vyver • Bruno Briganti
2m44.760s

race Results

Position No. Class Car Time Laps
1 86 GT1 Porsche 911 Turbo LM GT
Bob Wollek • Jean-Pierre Jarier • Jesús Pareja • Larbre Compétition
4h01m33.140s 114 laps
2 44 GT1 Porsche 911 Bi-Turbo
Edgar Dören • Michael Irmgratz • Freisinger Motorsport
+ 2 laps 112 laps
3 47 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Domnique Dupuy • Jack Leconte • Larbre Compétition
+ 3 laps 111 laps
4 40 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Franz Konrad • Örnulf Wirdheim • Konrad Motorsport
+ 5 laps 109 laps
5 30 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Enzo Calderari • Lilian Bryner • Écurie Biennoise
+ 5 laps 109 laps
6 56 GT1 Venturi 500 LM
Michel Neugarten • Pascal Witmeur • Jacadi Racing
+ 5 laps 109 laps
7 31 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Philippe Olczyk • Olivier Haberthur • Scuderia Chico d'Oro
+ 5 laps 109 laps
8 29 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
George Fouché • Stephen Watson • Hilton Cowie • Chamberlain Engineering
DNF 107 laps
9 33 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Arnold Mattschull • Alexander Mattschull • Mühlbauer Motorsport
+ 7 laps 107 laps
10 55 GT1 Venturi 500 LM
Pascal Vermesse • Rocky Agusta • Agusta Racing Team
+ 9 laps 105 laps
11 34 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Ian Khan • Ray Bellm • Bristow Motorsport
+ 12 laps 102 laps
12 46 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Cup
Jérôme Brarda • Thiérry Guiod • Eric Bernard • Crisal Compétition
+ 12 laps 102 laps
13 2 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Jean-Louis Sirera • Eric De Doncker • Club Venturi Racing
+ 13 laps 101 laps
14 32 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
François Birbeau • Christophe Bouchut • Club Venturi Racing
+ 13 laps 101 laps
15 64 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Michel Faraut • Gilbert Itzickson • Club Venturi Racing
+ 13 laps 101 laps
16 25 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Hervé Poulain • Olivier Grouillard • Michel Krine • Club Venturi Racing
+ 14 laps 100 laps
17 70 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Laurent Lécuyer • Jean-Pierre Balmer • Club Venturi Racing
+ 15 laps 99 laps
18 23 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Billi Matti • Onofrio Russo • Club Venturi Racing
+ 15 laps 99 laps
19 43 GT3 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup
Flavien Marcais • Michel Renavand • Scuderia Pinguini
+ 15 laps 99 laps
20 10 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Matthieu Hamelle • Thomas Hamelle • Club Venturi Racing
+ 15 laps 99 laps
21 65 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Antonio Puig • Javier Camp • Club Venturi Racing
+ 16 laps 98 laps
22 4 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Philippe Albera • Jean-Michel Miloé • Club Venturi Racing
DNF 97 laps
23 6 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Eric Graham • Alain Darroux • Club Venturi Racing
+ 17 laps 97 laps
24 16 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière • Patrick Camus • Pascal Witmeur • Club Venturi Racing
+ 17 laps 97 laps
25 1 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Robert Peacock • Franz Hunkeler • Club Venturi Racing
+ 18 laps 96 laps
26 13 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
David Grebler • Fernando Moller • Club Venturi Racing
+ 19 laps 95 laps
27 67 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Raymond Lestrade • Patrick Ginella • Club Venturi Racing
+ 24 laps 90 laps
28 73 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Guillermo Fierro-Eléta • Iniacia Oyarbide • Club Venturi Racing
DNF 89 laps
29 38 GT3 Porsche 968 Turbo RS
Erik Henriksen • Justin Bell • Erik Henriksen
DNF 77 laps
30 58 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Philippe Mazué • Jean-Marc Thévenot • Club Venturi Racing
DNF 63 laps
31 35 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Philippe D'Agostino • Roland Poynard • Club Venturi Racing
DNF 59 laps
32 48 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Raymond Touroul • Steeve Hiesse • Raymond Touroul
DNF 44 laps
33 26 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
Thorkild Thyrring • Andreas Fuchs • David Kennedy • Chamberlain Engineering
DNF 41 laps
34 71 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Ferdinand De Lesseps • David Sonnensher • Club Venturi Racing
DNF 18 laps
35 37 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Bruno Briganti • Eric van de Vyver • Bruno Briganti
DNF 16 laps
36 19 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Michel Puren • Frédéric Puren • Club Venturi Racing
DNF 13 laps
37 39 GT3 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Giuseppe Quargentan • Girolamo Capra • Seikel Motorsport
DNF 12 laps
38 3 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Patrick Bels • Cyril Delalagade • Club Venturi Racing
DNF 8 laps
39 7 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Edouard Chaufour • Norbert Fradin • Club Venturi Racing
DNS
40 9 GT5 Venturi 400 Trophy
Alex de Lesseps • Philippe Charriol • Club Venturi Racing
DNS