Empire Trophy 1995

BPR Global GT Series round 10, United Kingdom, 17 September 1995

Empire Trophy 1995

Sunday 17 September 1995

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 Empire Trophy 1995, BPR Global GT Series round 10, United Kingdom, 17 September 1995

Entries and Results

Entries

No. Class Car Colors Entrants
1 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
chassis 002R • BMW 702 V12/60° 4v DOHC 6.064cc
Dark Blue metallic (Silver stripe / Orange accents) Flag of Brazil icon Maurizio Sandro Sala Flag of United Kingdom icon Ray Bellm Flag of United Kingdom icon Gulf Racing | GTC
8 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
chassis 003R • BMW 702 V12/60° 4v DOHC 6.064cc
White-Red Flag of Denmark icon John Nielsen Flag of Germany icon Dr. Thomas Bscher Flag of United Kingdom icon West Competition
9 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
chassis 006R • BMW 702 V12/60° 4v DOHC 6.064cc
Yellow-Dark Green (Harrods) Flag of United Kingdom icon Andy Wallace Flag of France icon Olivier Grouillard Flag of United Kingdom icon Mach One Racing
10 GT1 Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
Blue-Red-Orange-White Flag of Spain icon Tomas Saldaña Flag of Spain icon Prince Alfonso de Orleans Bourbon Flag of Germany icon Repsol Kremer Racing
16 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
chassis 008R • BMW 702 V12/60° 4v DOHC 6.064cc
Flag of France icon Pierre-Henri Raphanel Flag of United Kingdom icon Lindsay Owen-Jones Flag of United Kingdom icon Gulf Racing | GTC
30 GT1 Porsche 911 LM GT
Porsche F6 Twin-Turbo
Yellow Flag of Sweden icon Örnulf Wirdheim Flag of Sweden icon Koit Veertee Flag of Germany icon Obermaier Racing GmbH
40 GT1 1995 Ferrari F40 GTE
chassis ZFFGJ34B000074045 • prototipo, LM #13 • Ferrari V8 2.998cc Turbo
French Blue (PILOT livery, White wheels) Flag of France icon Michel Ferté Flag of France icon Olivier Thévenin Flag of France icon Pilot Aldix Racing
41 GT1 1989 Ferrari F40 GT
chassis ZFFGJ34B000079922 • Ferrari GTE V8 3.0L Turbo
Flag of France icon Paul Belmondo Flag of Spain icon Santiago Puig Flag of Spain icon Fernando Moller Flag of France icon Pilot Aldix Racing
60 GT1 1989 Ferrari F40 GTE
chassis ZFFGJ34B000082404 • GTE #02 • Ferrari F120B V8/90° 4v 4xDOHC
Red-Green Flag of Sweden icon Anders Olofsson Flag of Italy icon Luciano della Noce Flag of Italy icon Ferrari Club Italia
61 GT1 1995 Ferrari F40 GTE
chassis ZFFGJ34B000090001 • GTE #1 • Ferrari F120B 3.5L 90º V8 Turbo
Red-Green Flag of Italy icon Fabio Mancini Flag of Italy icon Massimo Monti Flag of United Kingdom icon Gary Ayles Flag of Italy icon Ferrari Club Italia
80 GT1 Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar JV6 3.498cc Turbo
Black Flag of United Kingdom icon Peter Hardman Flag of United Kingdom icon Nick Adams Flag of United Kingdom icon Chamberlain Engineering
63 GT2 Morgan Plus 8 GTR
Rover
Blue Flag of United Kingdom icon Charles Morgan Flag of United Kingdom icon William Wykeham Flag of United Kingdom icon Morgan Motor Company
2 GT3 Callaway Corvette
Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 6.200cc
Flag of Sweden icon Carl Rosenblad Flag of Italy icon Almo Coppelli Flag of United Kingdom icon Agusta Racing Team
4 GT3 Callaway Corvette
Chevrolet V8/90° 2v OHV 6.200cc
Red-Silver Flag of United Kingdom icon Eugène O'Brien Flag of Germany icon Seppi Wendlinger Flag of United Kingdom icon Jeffrey Pattinson Flag of United Kingdom icon Agusta Racing Team
6 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche F6 2v DOHC
White-Dark Blue Flag of Germany icon Wido Rössler Flag of United States icon Paul Burdell Flag of United Kingdom icon Soames Langton Flag of United Kingdom icon Lanzante Motorsport
11 GT3 Ferrari F355
chassis 99623 • Ferrari F129B V8/90° 5v DOHC 3.496cc
Flag of France icon Christian Heinkelé Flag of France icon François O'Born Flag of Switzerland icon Yellow Racing Team
20 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche F6 2v DOHC Twin-Turbo
Flag of Germany icon André Ahrlé Flag of France icon Bob Wollek Flag of Germany icon Konrad Motorsport
21 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
White Flag of Austria icon Franz Konrad Flag of Switzerland icon Toni Seiler Flag of Brazil icon André Lara-Resende Flag of Germany icon Konrad Motorsport
23 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
White-Yellow Flag of Switzerland icon Peter Zbinden Flag of Germany icon Uwe Sick Flag of Switzerland icon ELF | Haberthur Racing
33 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
Flag of France icon Charles Margueron Flag of Italy icon Giuseppe Quargentan Flag of Italy icon Raffaele Sangiuolo Flag of Germany icon Seikel Motorsport
45 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
Lotus L4 4v DOHC Turbo
Yellow (Red rims) Flag of United Kingdom icon Alex Portman Flag of Italy icon Alessandro Zanardi Flag of United Kingdom icon Lotus GT Team
46 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
Dark Blue (Yellow accents) Flag of United Kingdom icon John Morrison Flag of United Kingdom icon John Greasley Flag of United Kingdom icon G-Force Racing
53 GT3 Marcos LM600
Chevrolet V8
Dark Blue-Silver Flag of Brazil icon Thomas Erdos Flag of United Kingdom icon Chris Hodgetts Flag of United Kingdom icon Marcos Racing
55 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
chassis WP0ZZZ99ZTS393067 • Porsche F6 2v DOHC 3.600cc Twin-Turbo
Black-Yellow Flag of Switzerland icon Lilian Bryner Flag of Switzerland icon Enzo Calderari Flag of Switzerland icon Stadler Motorsport
64 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
chassis WP0ZZZ99ZTS393091 • Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
White Flag of France icon Jean-Yves Moine Flag of France icon Stéphane Leloup Flag of France icon Jean-François Véroux Flag of France icon Apogée Competition
76 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
chassis WP0ZZZ99ZTS393100 • Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
White-Yellow-Green-Blue-Red Flag of United Kingdom icon Steve O'Rourke Flag of United Kingdom icon Guy Holmes Flag of United Kingdom icon EMKA Racing
78 GT3 TVR Cerbera
TVR L6 4.500cc
Silver-Brown Flag of United Kingdom icon Mark Hales Flag of United Kingdom icon John Kent Flag of United Kingdom icon Nick Whale Flag of United Kingdom icon TVR Engineering Ltd.
82 GT3 Marcos LM600
Chevrolet V8
Yellow Flag of Netherlands icon Cor Euser Flag of United Kingdom icon Robert Schirle Flag of Netherlands icon Marcos Racing International
83 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche F6 2v DOHC Turbo
Yellow Flag of Netherlands icon Hans Hugenholtz Flag of United Kingdom icon Gérard MacQuillan Flag of United Kingdom icon Jonathan Baker Flag of United Kingdom icon Simpson Engineering
31 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Porsche F6
Green Flag of Germany icon Hermann Bilz Flag of Austria icon Manfred Jurasz Flag of United Kingdom icon Jonathan Baker Flag of Germany icon Seikel Motorsport
59 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup
Porsche F6
White Flag of Belgium icon Philippe de Craene Flag of Belgium icon Didier Delente Flag of Belgium icon Didier de Puysseleyr Placeholder flag for unknown country Bernt Racing
79 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup
Porsche F6
White Flag of Austria icon Gerold Ried Flag of France icon Christian Pellieux Flag of France icon Patrick Vuillaume Placeholder flag for unknown country Bernt Racing

qualify Results

Position No. Class Car Time
1 9 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
Andy Wallace • Olivier Grouillard • Mach One Racing
1m52.748s
2 1 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
Maurizio Sandro Sala • Ray Bellm • Gulf Racing | GTC
1m53.142s
3 61 GT1 1995 Ferrari F40 GTE
Fabio Mancini • Massimo Monti • Gary Ayles • Ferrari Club Italia
1m53.994s
4 16 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
Pierre-Henri Raphanel • Lindsay Owen-Jones • Gulf Racing | GTC
1m54.283s
5 55 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Lilian Bryner • Enzo Calderari • Stadler Motorsport
1m57.637s
6 10 GT1 Porsche 911 GT2
Tomas Saldaña • Prince Alfonso de Orleans Bourbon • Repsol Kremer Racing
1m58.361s
7 46 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
John Morrison • John Greasley • G-Force Racing
1m58.373s
8 4 GT3 Callaway Corvette
Eugène O'Brien • Seppi Wendlinger • Jeffrey Pattinson • Agusta Racing Team
1m58.377s
9 45 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
Alex Portman • Alessandro Zanardi • Lotus GT Team
1m59.494s
10 82 GT3 Marcos LM600
Cor Euser • Robert Schirle • Marcos Racing International
1m59.954s
11 30 GT1 Porsche 911 LM GT
Örnulf Wirdheim • Koit Veertee • Obermaier Racing GmbH
1m59.969s
12 80 GT1 Jaguar XJ220
Peter Hardman • Nick Adams • Chamberlain Engineering
2m00.551s
13 21 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
Franz Konrad • Toni Seiler • André Lara-Resende • Konrad Motorsport
2m00.625s
14 41 GT1 1989 Ferrari F40 GT
Paul Belmondo • Santiago Puig • Fernando Moller • Pilot Aldix Racing
2m00.787s
15 6 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Wido Rössler • Paul Burdell • Soames Langton • Lanzante Motorsport
2m01.341s
16 60 GT1 1989 Ferrari F40 GTE
Anders Olofsson • Luciano della Noce • Ferrari Club Italia
2m02.751s
17 78 GT3 TVR Cerbera
Mark Hales • John Kent • Nick Whale • TVR Engineering Ltd.
2m03.338s
18 33 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Charles Margueron • Giuseppe Quargentan • Raffaele Sangiuolo • Seikel Motorsport
2m04.331s
19 83 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Hans Hugenholtz • Gérard MacQuillan • Jonathan Baker • Simpson Engineering
2m04.602s
20 76 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Steve O'Rourke • Guy Holmes • EMKA Racing
2m05.162s
21 23 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Peter Zbinden • Uwe Sick • ELF | Haberthur Racing
2m05.852s
22 11 GT3 Ferrari F355
Christian Heinkelé • François O'Born • Yellow Racing Team
2m11.845s
23 53 GT3 Marcos LM600
Thomas Erdos • Chris Hodgetts • Marcos Racing
2m11.909s
24 59 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup
Philippe de Craene • Didier Delente • Didier de Puysseleyr • Bernt Racing
2m12.094s
25 64 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Jean-Yves Moine • Stéphane Leloup • Jean-François Véroux • Apogée Competition
2m13.070s
26 63 GT2 Morgan Plus 8 GTR
Charles Morgan • William Wykeham • Morgan Motor Company
2m13.141s
27 8 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
John Nielsen • Dr. Thomas Bscher • West Competition
2m14.857s
28 31 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Hermann Bilz • Manfred Jurasz • Jonathan Baker • Seikel Motorsport
2m16.826s
29 2 GT3 Callaway Corvette
Carl Rosenblad • Almo Coppelli • Agusta Racing Team
2m18.505s
30 79 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup
Gerold Ried • Christian Pellieux • Patrick Vuillaume • Bernt Racing
2m21.511s
31 40 GT1 1995 Ferrari F40 GTE
Michel Ferté • Olivier Thévenin • Pilot Aldix Racing
2m25.912s
32 20 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
André Ahrlé • Bob Wollek • Konrad Motorsport
2m32.019s

race Results

Position No. Class Car Time Laps Info
1 9 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
Andy Wallace • Olivier Grouillard • Mach One Racing
4h00m50.880s
126.692 KPH
100 laps 505.656 kms
2 40 GT1 1995 Ferrari F40 GTE
Michel Ferté • Olivier Thévenin • Pilot Aldix Racing
4h02m21.100s 100 laps
3 60 GT1 1989 Ferrari F40 GTE
Anders Olofsson • Luciano della Noce • Ferrari Club Italia
4h02m22.790s 100 laps
4 45 GT3 Lotus Esprit Sport 300
Alex Portman • Alessandro Zanardi • Lotus GT Team
4h02m32.640s 100 laps
5 8 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
John Nielsen • Dr. Thomas Bscher • West Competition
4h02m49.660s 100 laps
6 6 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Wido Rössler • Paul Burdell • Soames Langton • Lanzante Motorsport
+ 1 lap 99 laps
7 46 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
John Morrison • John Greasley • G-Force Racing
+ 2 laps 98 laps
8 16 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
Pierre-Henri Raphanel • Lindsay Owen-Jones • Gulf Racing | GTC
+ 2 laps 98 laps
9 30 GT1 Porsche 911 LM GT
Örnulf Wirdheim • Koit Veertee • Obermaier Racing GmbH
+ 2 laps 98 laps
10 1 GT1 McLaren F1 GTR
Maurizio Sandro Sala • Ray Bellm • Gulf Racing | GTC
+ 3 laps 97 laps
11 55 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Lilian Bryner • Enzo Calderari • Stadler Motorsport
+ 3 laps 97 laps
12 21 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
Franz Konrad • Toni Seiler • André Lara-Resende • Konrad Motorsport
+ 4 laps 96 laps
13 2 GT3 Callaway Corvette
Carl Rosenblad • Almo Coppelli • Agusta Racing Team
+ 4 laps 96 laps
14 76 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Steve O'Rourke • Guy Holmes • EMKA Racing
+ 5 laps 95 laps
15 20 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
André Ahrlé • Bob Wollek • Konrad Motorsport
+ 5 laps 95 laps
16 83 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Hans Hugenholtz • Gérard MacQuillan • Jonathan Baker • Simpson Engineering
+ 6 laps 94 laps
17 61 GT1 1995 Ferrari F40 GTE
Fabio Mancini • Massimo Monti • Gary Ayles • Ferrari Club Italia
+ 7 laps 93 laps
18 33 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Charles Margueron • Giuseppe Quargentan • Raffaele Sangiuolo • Seikel Motorsport
+ 7 laps 93 laps
19 64 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Jean-Yves Moine • Stéphane Leloup • Jean-François Véroux • Apogée Competition
+ 7 laps 93 laps
20 10 GT1 Porsche 911 GT2
Tomas Saldaña • Prince Alfonso de Orleans Bourbon • Repsol Kremer Racing
+ 8 laps 92 laps
21 4 GT3 Callaway Corvette
Eugène O'Brien • Seppi Wendlinger • Jeffrey Pattinson • Agusta Racing Team
+ 8 laps 92 laps
22 82 GT3 Marcos LM600
Cor Euser • Robert Schirle • Marcos Racing International
+ 9 laps 91 laps
23 23 GT3 Porsche 911 GT2
Peter Zbinden • Uwe Sick • ELF | Haberthur Racing
+ 10 laps 90 laps
24 59 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup
Philippe de Craene • Didier Delente • Didier de Puysseleyr • Bernt Racing
+ 11 laps 89 laps
25 79 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup
Gerold Ried • Christian Pellieux • Patrick Vuillaume • Bernt Racing
+ 12 laps 88 laps
26 31 GT4 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo
Hermann Bilz • Manfred Jurasz • Jonathan Baker • Seikel Motorsport
+ 12 laps 88 laps
27 78 GT3 TVR Cerbera
Mark Hales • John Kent • Nick Whale • TVR Engineering Ltd.
+ 14 laps 86 laps
29 53 GT3 Marcos LM600
Thomas Erdos • Chris Hodgetts • Marcos Racing
DNF 71 laps Out of fuel
30 11 GT3 Ferrari F355
Christian Heinkelé • François O'Born • Yellow Racing Team
DNF 27 laps Accident
31 41 GT1 1989 Ferrari F40 GT
Paul Belmondo • Santiago Puig • Fernando Moller • Pilot Aldix Racing
DNF 18 laps Overheating
32 63 GT2 Morgan Plus 8 GTR
Charles Morgan • William Wykeham • Morgan Motor Company
DNF 15 laps Suspension
33 80 GT1 Jaguar XJ220
Peter Hardman • Nick Adams • Chamberlain Engineering
DNF 12 laps Engine