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I love Volvo 240's and I've always been partial to production car racing. Naturally, this means I love 240 production car racing.  But I live in the U.S. and this has been frustrating since Group A racing organizers did not see any need to bring this kind of Touring Car Racing to the U.S. in the 1980's. This means finding fresh info on the Group A races here has been difficult.  I began this page in 2002, when very little info could be found on this subject.  Thanks to the internet, much more info is now available.  The below information, videos and articles have been compiled through years of research.  I have received help from and I am greatful for a few people at Volvo who were involved in developing and racing the 240 in Group A.  I am thankful to the following, who have contributed to my research in many different ways: Ferdinand Metz (USA), Anthony Hyde (Aus), Dana Howe (USA), Christian Edstrom (USA), John Amundson (Aus), David Russell (USA), Tom Smith (USA), and several Volvo corporate racing insiders who will remain anonymous by their requests.


Here are some more great resources for information on 240 Turbo Group A racing:

1983 242 Turbo Flatnose "theory"
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=66501

240 Group A Article
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=314314

Anthony Hyde's (Australia) well documented page
http://wwwrsphysse.anu.edu.au/%7Eamh110/group_a_volvo_specs.htm

Frank de Jong's History of Touring Car Racing
http://touringcarracing.net


Dana Howe's (USA) "Flathood" page
http://flathood.saliv8.com/history.php


Björn Ohlson's Volvo Group A history pages with great photos and articles
http://www.240grupp-a.se/   (Swedish)
http://www.240grupp-a.se/English/index.htm   (English)

Detailed discussion thread about the Volvo Group A racing programs
http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105300

I very much welcome your comments regarding these cars and racing programs, including  ETCC, DTM, Swedish, Australian and other programs. If you have anything you would like to share, please write me.   CONTACT


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VIDEOS and ARTICLE COLLECTION: VOLVO 240 TURBO GROUP A RACING PROGRAM
During my research over many years, I assembled a vast collection of entertaining videos and articles from the 1980's covering the Volvo 240 Turbo Group A racing programs.  I had them all converted to DVD. 
They provide a wonderfully entertaining history of Volvo's Group A racing effort
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DVD 1 1984 ETCC (bias toward Rover) (32 min.)
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Turbo Group A Racing articles from 1982 through 1987This is a serious collection. I had to acquire a large number of European and Australian racing publications and official racing programs related to the ETCC Group A  and ATCC Volvo 240 Turbo racing effort.  This collection took me many years to assemble (at an enormous cost) from all over the world.  I originally put it together for my own research and enjoyment of racing 240's.  I have now made it available to you. Read about the Group A racing preparation and results, finger pointing by competing teams, rumors of Volvo cheating by disgruntled competitors (getting away with some of it), and getting FISA sanctions for getting caught on others. And much more.... Excellent Reading!
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Reading these articles will give you a unique understanding of how the ETCC programs worked. You will read how in 1983-84 Volvo entered an evolution 242 Turbo for Group A under FISA rules. It was later modified over and above the original homologation requirement of the 5000 street car minimum produced in 1981. This new evolution version was a new 500 production car requirement. These would be the 500 1983 flathood 242 Turbos imported to the USA that we know of today. FISA required them to be real production street cars that would be sent to dealers and sold to the public. The rules stated they had to be built by the manufacturer with the same homologated equipment as the Group A race cars entered in races, including, but not limited to: a bigger turbo and intercooler, better exhaust manifold, better intake manifold, water injection and a rear spoiler.  Some other items found on the racing versions were not subjected to these strict rules, such as transmissions (race cars got 5-speed Getrags), or big brakes (race cars could use anything as long as it fit inside a 16 inch wheel).


It is now common knowledge that none of these 500 cars sold to the public came with any real racing parts (except for possibly a few legendary rear spoilers that were reportedly found in trunks). Competitors learned about these cars being delivered without these parts and filed grievances with the FISA. Volvo was called to answer in the middle of the 1985 season while FISA investigated. After Volvo refused to cooperate, FISA suspended the Volvo teams completely from all races after Sep 1, 1985, but then another FISA official reversed and allowed the Volvos to continue racing "under suspension" pending the final outcome of the investigation. They raced half the season under suspension and won a LOT of races during that time.

FISA was then shown a loophole in the rules which revealed there was no actual requirement that the 500 cars could not be stripped of the race parts after the FISA inspected the cars, but before being sent to Volvo dealers in the USA. On Oct 11, 1985, The FISA announced they had no choice but to exonerate Volvo and remove the suspension.  Soon afterward FISA revised the rules to eliminate this loophole in the future. Two days later, on Oct 13, 1985, Volvo won at Estoril, which gave them the points needed for the 1985 ETCC championship.

In the words of an "anonymous" Volvo Group A racing insider I interviewed a number of years ago:
"If you weren't pushing the rules to the breaking point, you weren't winning.  Every team knew it.  Winning teams did it."

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DVD 1 
Includes two videos
1984 ETCC (Rover) (32 min.)
1984 ETCC (Jaguar)
(46 min.)
More complete descriptions below......

1984 ETCC (Rover) (32 min.):  This video was produced for Austin Rover and offers "Impressions from the 1984 European Touring Car Championship."   The featured team is Rover, with cars prepared by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), but there is plenty of footage of Volvo 240's and other makes, such as Jaguar, Mazda, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Volkswagen.  

Drivers featured for TWR Rover: Tony Pond (GB), Steve Soper (GB), Jeff Allam (GB), Peter Lovett (GB), Armin Hahne (Ger), Marc Duez (Bel), Eddy Joosen (Bel), Jean-Louis Schlesser (Fr), and Jean-Pierre Jabouille (Fr).

Volvo drivers for the 1984 ETCC:  Thomas Lindstrom (Swed), Valentin Simons (Bel), Ulf Granberg (Swed), Greger Petersson (Swed), Michel Delcourt (Bel), Pierre Dieudonne (Bel), Jean-Marie Baert (Bel), Eje Elgh (Swed), Jean-Marie Pirney (Bel), Per Stureson (Swed), Rune Tobiasson (Swed), Anders Olofsson ((Swed), Ingmar Persson (Swed), Robert Kvist (Swed), Patrick Neve (Bel), Frank Jelinsky (Ger), Bernard De Dryver (Bel), Giorgio Cipolli ((It).

Anthony Hyde from Australia has put together a wonderful page on the Volvo Group A Teams.  Click here.

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1984 ETCC Jaguar (46 min.):  This video looks like it was produced for Jaguar and offers a comprehensive look at the 1984 European Touring Car Championship season.  The championship this year was won by Tom Walkinshaw in the Jaguar XJ-S. The featured team in this video is Jaguar, with cars prepared by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), but there is plenty of footage of Volvo 240's and other makes, such as Rover, Mazda, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Volkswagen.  

Drivers featured for TWR Jaguar: Tom Walkinshaw (GB), Win Percy (GB), Martin Brundle (GB), Chuck Nicholson (GB), David Sears (GB), Jean-Louis Schlesser (Fr), and Enzo Calderari (Switz), and Hans Heyer (Ger).


Volvo drivers for the 1984 ETCC:  Thomas Lindstrom (Swed), Valentin Simons (Bel), Ulf Granberg (Swed), Greger Petersson (Swed), Michel Delcourt (Bel), Pierre Dieudonne (Bel), Jean-Marie Baert (Bel), Eje Elgh (Swed), Jean-Marie Pirney (Bel), Per Stureson (Swed), Rune Tobiasson (Swed), Anders Olofsson (Swed), Ingmar Persson (Swed), Robert Kvist (Swed), Patrick Neve (Bel), Frank Jelinsky (Ger), Bernard De Dryver (Bel), Giorgio Cipolli (It), Harald Huysman (Ne).

This video features footage from the following races:
500 km di Monza (ETCC Round 1, April 1, 1984), Monza, Italy. 5800 meter circuit. 50 starters, 37 finished. Average speed: 147.3 kmh.  Fastest lap: 2:15.3 Martin Brundle (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Won by Tom Walkinshaw and Hans Heyer (TWR Jaguar XJ-S). Volvo came in 6th and 12th, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Valentin Simons (TL Racing 240 Turbo #21), and
Michel Delcourt, Pierre Dieudonne and Jean-Marie Baert (Team Delcourt 240 Turbo).  Also competing with unknown results... Ulf Granberg and Greger Petersson (unknown team 240 Turbo, possibly white Sportpromotion "LUNA"?).

Donington 500 km
(ETCC Round 3, April 29, 1984), Donington Park, Derby, England. 3150 meter circuit. 30 starters, 19 finished. Average speed: 135.78 kmh. Fastest lap: 1:19.33 Tom Walkinshaw (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Won by Win Percy (TWR Jaguar XJ-S). Volvo came in 8th, driven by Ulf Granberg and Greger Petersson (white Sportpromotion "LUNA" 240 Turbo #31).   Other Volvos came in 11th, 12th, 15th and 17th, driven by Eje Elgh and Jean-Marie Pirnay (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #33), Per Stureson and Rune Tobiasson (IPS Racing 240 Turbo #37), Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing 240 Turbo #36), and Pierre Dieudonne and Michel Delcourt (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #34).

Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, Nurburgring
(ETCC Round 8, July 8, 1984), Nurburgring, Germany. 4542 meter circuit. 64 entries, 44 starters, 28 finished.  Average speed: 138.98 kmh. Fastest lap: 1:53.58 Win Percy (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Won by Helmut Kelleners and Gianfranco Brancatelli (Eggenberger BMW 635 CSi).  Volvo finished 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing AB Volvo #30), Per Stureson and Ingmar Persson (
IPS Racing 240 Turbo #32), Patrick Neve and Jean-Marie Pirnay (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #28), and Ulf Granberg and Frank Jelinsky (white Sportpromotion "LUNA" Volvo #35).

24 hour Spa-Francorchamps
(ETCC round 9, July 28-29, 1984) Spa, Belgium. 6949 meter circuit. 53 starters, 25 finished. Average speed: 131.09 kmh. Fastest lap: 2:48.7 Siegfried Muller, Jr. (Eggenberger BMW Italia 635 CSi).  Won by Tom Walkinshaw, Hans Heyer and Win Percy (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Volvo finished 15th and 24th, driven by Michel Delcourt, 
Pierre Dieudonne and Philipe Bervoets (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #21), and Patrick Neve, Jean-Marie Pirnay and  Jean-Marie Baert (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #22).

Silverstone Tourist Trophy
(ETCC round 10, September 9, 1984) Silverstone, Northampton, England. 4719 meter circuit.  44 starters, 23 finished.  Average speed: 149.62 kmh.  Fastest lap: 1:38.77 Tom Walkinshaw (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).
Won by Helmut Kelleners and Gianfranco Brancatelli (Eggenberger BMW 635 CSi).  Volvo finished 5th, 6th,7th and 11th, driven by Michel Delcourt, Pierre Dieudonne and Jean-Marie Baert (red GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #22),  Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing AB Volvo #31), Ulf Granberg and Eje Elgh (TL Racing AB 240 Turbo #30) and Patrick Neve and Jean-Marie Pirnay (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo).

EG Trophy, Zolder
(ETCC round 11, September 23, 1984) Zolder, Belgium. 4262 meter circuit.  Average speed: 129.958 kmh.  Fastest lap: 1:46.6 Ulf Granberg (Volvo).  Won by Ulf Granberg and Robert Kvist 
(red GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #22).  Volvo also finished 5th, 6th and 10th, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing AB Volvo), Michel Delcourt and Bernard De Dryver (red GTM Engineering 240 Turbo) and Patrick Neve and Jean-Marie Pirnay (red GTM Engineering 240 Turbo).

Mugello 500 km
(ETCC round 12, October 21, 1984) Autodrome del Mugello, Italy. 5245 meter circuit.  Average speed: 139.854 kmh. Fastest lap: Roberto Ravaglia (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi).  Won by Roberto Ravagalia, Hans Stuck and Manuel Reuter (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi #1).  Volvo finished 2nd, 3rd and 9th, driven by 
Ulf Granberg and Eje Elgh (white Sportpromotion "LUNA" Volvo #22),  Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing AB Volvo #19) and Patrick Neve and Jean-Marie Pirnay (red GTM Engineering 240 Turbo).  Per Stureson, Christer Simonsen and Giorgio Cipolli finished 17th overall (unknown 240 Turbo #9).

The following races took place in 1984, but are not shown in this video:
Vallelunga 500 km (ETCC round 2, April 8, 1984) Autodromo Vallelunga, Italy.  3200 meter circuit. Average speed: 122.937 kmh.  Fastest lap: 1:25.56 Helmut Kelleners (Eggenberger BMW Italia 635 CSi).   This race was won by Alain Cudini and Dany Snobeck (Juna BMW 635 CSi).  Volvo finished 10th overall, driven by Michel Delcourt and Pierre Dieudonne (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo).  Ulf Granberg and Greger Petersson failed to finish due to an engine failure (unknown team 240 Turbo, possibly white Sportpromotion "LUNA"?).

500 Chilometri di Pergusa (ETCC round 4, May 13, 1984) Enna, Sicily. 33 entries, 33 starters, 19 finished. Average speed: 157.46 kmh.  Fastest lap: 1:52.45 Enzo Calderari (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Won by Enzo Calderari and Martin Brundle (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Volvo finished 6th and 8th, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing AB Volvo) and Ulf Granberg and Greger Petersson (unknown team 240 Turbo).

XVI Grand Prix Brno (ETCC round 5, June 10, 1984) Masaryk-Ring, Brno, Czechoslovakia. 10,925 meter circuit.  47 entries, 46 starters, 30 finished.  Average speed: 175.87 kmh.  Fastest lap: 3:34.01 Tom Walkinshaw (TWR Jaguar XJ-S). Won by Tom Walkinshaw and Hans Heyer (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Volvo finished 4th, 12th, and 14th, driven by Ulf Granberg and Eje Elgh (unknown team 240 Turbo #20), Per Stureson and Ingmar Persson (IPS Racing 240 Turbo #28), and Michel Delcourt and Pierre Dieudonne (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo #12).  One Volvo failed to finish, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing 240 Turbo #21) and one did not start due to an accident in practice... Ulf Granberg, Greger Petersson and Robert Kvist (white Sportpromotion "LUNA" 240 Turbo #19).

500 km Osterreichring (ETCC round 6, June 17, 1984)  Zeltwig, Austria. Average speed: 167.156 kmh.  Fastest lap: Tom Walkinshaw (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Won by Tom Walkinshaw and Hans Heyer (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Volvo finished 4th, 8th and 13th, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing AB Volvo), Jean-Marie Pirnay and Patrick Neve (unknown 240 Turbo), and Michel Delcourt, Jean-Marie Baert, and Harald Huysman (Team Delcourt 240 Turbo).  Ulf Granberg and Robert Kvist also competed in an unknown 240 Turbo (possibly white Sportpromotion "LUNA" 240 Turbo?). Their finish result is not known (possibly DNF?).

500 km Salzburgring
(ETCC round 7, July 1, 1984) Salzburgring, Austria. 35 starters. Average speed: 170.3 kmh.  Fastest lap: 1:26.93 Enzo Calderari (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  
Won by Win Percy and Chuck Nicholson (TWR Jaguar XJ-S).  Volvo finished 4th and 9th, driven by Ulf Granberg, Eje Elgh and Greger Petersson (white Sportpromotion "LUNA" 240 Turbo), and Michel Delcourt and Pierre Dieudonne (GTM Engineering 240 Turbo).  One Volvo failed to finished, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Anders Olofsson (black TL Racing AB Volvo).

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DVD 2

Includes two videos
1985 ETCC (Rover) (31 min.)
1986 ETCC (40 min.)
More complete descriptions below.....

1985 ETCC (Rover) (31 min):  This video was produced for Austin Rover and offers an entertaining look at the 1985 European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) season.  It chronicles the fight for the championship between top contenders Rover and Volvo.  The featured team of this video is Rover, with cars prepared by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), but there is plenty of footage of Volvo 240's and other makes, such as Mercedes, Peugeot, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Volkswagen.  

Volvo won the 1985 European Touring Car Championship
, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Gianfranco Brancatelli (Eggenberger Volvo 240 Turbo #2).


Drivers featured for TWR Rover: Tom Walkinshaw (GB), Steve Soper (GB), Jeff Allam (GB), Win Percy (GB), Armin Hahne (Ger), Eddy Joosen (Bel), and Jean-Louis Schlesser (Fr).

Volvo drivers for the 1985 ETCC:  Thomas Lindstrom (Swed), Gianfranco Brancatelli, (It), Ulf Granberg (Swed),
Anders Olofsson (Swed), Ingmar Carlssopn (Swed), Siegfried Muller, Jr. (Ger), Slim Borgudd (Swed), Ohlsson Strauch (Swed), Pierre Dieudonne (Bel), Greger Petersson (Swed), ? Engstrom (Swed), Per Gunnar Andersson (Swed), Linden (?), Carlo Rossi (It), Didier Theys (Bel), Jean-Pierre Malcher (Fr), Christian Danner (Ger), Leopold von Bayern (Ger).

This video features footage from the following races:
500 km di Monza (ETCC Round 1, March 31, 1985), Monza, Italy.  One-two-three finish by Rover, lead by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  The Volvo cars all suffered mechanical breakdowns and failed to finish this race.  These were driven by Ulf Granberg, Anders Olofsson and Ingvar Carlsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo), Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieufonne (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).

Donington 500 km
(ETCC Round 3, May 5, 1985), Donington Park, Derby, England.  Another one-two-three finish by Rover, led by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse). Volvo finished 4th and 5th, driven by
Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11) and Ulf Granberg and Invar Carlsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo #8).  A Volvo also finished 8th, driven by Slim Borgudd and Ohlsson Strauch (unknown team).  The other Eggenberger Volvo, #2, driven by Siegfried Muller and Pierre Dieudonne, failed to finish due to an accident with a Rover.

Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, Nurburgring
(ETCC Round 8, July 7, 1985), Nurburgring, Germany. 
Volvo won this race, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Gianfranco Brancatelli (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2).  Volvo also finished 3rd, driven by Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11)  Ulf Granberg also raced in the Magnum 240 Turbo with an unknown result.  Anders Olofsson (unknown Volvo) failed to finish due to engine failure.

24 hour Spa-Francorchamps
(ETCC round 9, July 27-28, 1985) Spa, Belgium.  Won by BMW, driven by Roberto Ravaglia, Gerhard Berger and Marc Surer (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi).  Volvo finished 3rd and 4th, driven by
Gianfranco Brancatelli, Thomas Lindstrom and Siegfried Muller, Jr. (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and Pierre Dieudonne, Carlo Rossi and Didier Theys  (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).  Ulf Granberg, Anders Olofsson and Ingvar Carlsson (Magnum 240 Turbo #8) failed to finish due to a head gasket failure.

Silverstone Tourist Trophy
(ETCC round 10, September 8, 1985) Silverstone, Northampton, England.  
Won by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 3rd and 4th, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).  Also car #8 was entered (white Magnum Racing "Luna" 240 Turbo) driven by Anders Olofsson, Ingvar Carlsson and Ulf Granberg, however the result is not known.

Nogaro
(ETCC round 11, September 15, 1985) Nogaro, France.  One-two-three finish by Rover, lead by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (
TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 6th, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2)  Ulf Granberg and Jean-Pierre Malcher (Magnum 240 Turbo) failed to finish due to an accident.  Another Volvo (unknown team), driven by Per Gunnar Andersson, failed to finish.

EG Trophy, Zolder
(ETCC round 12, September 29, 1985) Zolder, Belgium. Volvo pulled off a one-two finish, driven by
Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne  (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).

Estoril
(ETCC round 13, October 13, 1985) Autodromo do Estoril, Portugal.  
Volvo pulled off another one-two finish, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne  (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).  A private entry 240 Turbo, driven by Rodriguez, da Silva, and Ferreira, finished 6th.  Ulf Granberg (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo) failed to finish due to an accident.  

4 Horas de Jarama
(ETCC round 14 -- final round -- October 20, 1985) Jarama, Madrid, Spain.  Won by Rover, driven by
Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 2nd and 3rd, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne  (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).  Christian Danner and Leopold von Bayern (Magnum 240 Turbo) finished 6th.

The following races took place in 1985, but are not shown in this video:

Vallelunga 500 km (ETCC round 2, April 21, 1985) Autodromo Vallelunga, Italy.  This race was won by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 2nd, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and 13th, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo).  The Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11 car competed, driven by Siegfried Muller, Jr., but no result is known.

Anderstorp
(ETCC round 4, May 12, 1985)  Anderstorp, Sweden.  Volvo finished 1st and 2nd, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11) and Ulf Granberg, Anders Olofsson and Ingvar Carlsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo #8).  An unknown Volvo 240 Turbo, driven by S. Petersson and S. Engstrom finished 9th.  Another unknown Volvo, driven by S. Andersson and (?) Linden failed to finish.  Also the second Eggenberger 240 Turbo, driven by Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne, failed to finish due to a differential failure.


XVII Grand Prix Brno (ETCC round 5, June 9, 1985) Masaryk-Ring, Brno, Czechoslovakia.  Volvo finished 1st and 2nd again, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo #24) and Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #7).  The Eggenberger 240 Turbo #6, driven by Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne, failed to finish due to an engine failure.

500 km Osterreichring (ETCC round 6, June 16, 1985)  Zeltwig, Austria.  Volvo finished 1st and 2nd again, driven by  Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo) and Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne(Eggenberger 240 Turbo).  Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo) failed to finish due to an engine failure.

500 km Salzburgring (ETCC round 7, June 30, 1985) Salzburgring, Austria.  Volvo finished 1st, driven by  Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).  Ulf Granberg, Ingvar Carlsson and Anders Olofsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo) failed to finish due to a differential failure..

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1986 ETCC (40 min): (with simultaneous running of the FIA International Touring Car Championship):  This video offers an overview of the 1986 European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) and International Touring Car Championship (ITCC) season, with significant coverage of the Spa 24 hour Enduro in Belgium. It includes limited in-car footage of Ulf Granberg's RAS Nordica Volvo #2 and interviews of Johnny Cecotto and Mauo Baldi in the Volvo paddock.   Cars featured in this video include Volvo, Rover, Toyota, Mazda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Holden (from Australia) and Volkswagen.  

For the 1986 season, Eggenberger Motorsport has left Volvo for the Ford Sierra XR4 Ti.  Volvo has now turned to RAS in Belgium to prepare the familiar "Nordica" 240s. 

Volvo drivers for the 1986 ETCC/ITCC:
 Johnny Cecotto (Venez), Thomas Lindstrom (Swed),
Ulf Granberg (Swed), Anders Olofsson (Swed), Per Stureson (Swed), Christer Simonsson (Swed), ? Berggren (Swed), Greger Petersson (Swed), ? Svensson (Swed),  Lars Lindberg (Swed), Mauro Baldi (It), Didier Theys (Bel), Anders Lindberg (Swed), Per Gunnar Andersson (Swed), Dumortier de Rosie (?), Peggen Andersson (Swed).

This video features footage from the following races:
500 km di Monza (ETCC Round 1, March 23, 1986), Monza, Italy.  One-two finish by Rover, lead by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 9th, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).  The RAS Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson, failed to finish due to an accident.

Donington 500 km
(ETCC Round 2, April 6, 1986), Donington Park, Derby, England.  
Won by Rover, driven by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 3rd, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2).  The RAS Nordica Volvo #1, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom, had been in the lead when it experienced a flat battery.
 
Tourenwagen-Festival - Hockenheim 500 km (ETCC round 3, April 13, 1986) Hockenheim Motodrom, Germany.  Volvo took 1st place, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).  The RAS Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson, failed to finish due to a blown head gasket.

500 km Misano
(ETCC round 4, May 4, 1986), Misano, Italy.  
Won by BMW, driven by Roberto Ravaglia and Gerhard Berger (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi). Volvo finished 2nd and 8th, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2).

Anderstorp 500 km
 (ETCC round 5, May 18, 1986) Anderstorp, Sweden. Volvo took 1st place with a very close finish against 2nd place Gianfranco Brancatelli in the TWR Bostos Texaco Rover.  The first place Volvo was driven by Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2).  Volvo also finished 3rd, driven by 
Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1), 11th, driven by Per Stureson and Christer Simonsson (unknown team 240 Turbo), and 16th, driven by S. Petersson and S. Svensson.

XVIII Grand Prix Brno
(ETCC round 6, June 8, 1986) Masaryk-Ring, Brno, Czechoslovakia.
 Volvo took 1st place, driven by Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2).  Volvo also finished 3rd, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).     

Osterreichring Zeltweg
(ETCC round 7, June 15, 1986) Zeltweg, Austria. 
Volvo had a beautiful one-two finish  by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2). The trouble came after the race when officials declared that the fuel capacity in both cars was illegal, due to a modified surge tank that had been added to solve fuel problems in corners.  The Volvos were disqualified outright and the victory then went to Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne in the Eggenberger Ford Sierra XR4 Ti. 

Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, Nurburgring
(ETCC Round 8, July 7, 1986), Nurburgring, Germany. Won by Roberto Ravaglia and Emmanuele Pirro in the Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi.  
Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson finished 10th overall in the RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1 and Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom finished 18th (RAS Nordica Volvo #2).  Another Volvo (unknown team) also competed with an unknown finish, driven by Per Stureson, S. Lars, and S. Lindberg.

24 hour Spa-Francorchamps
(ETCC round 9, August 2-3, 1986) Spa, Belgium.
Won by BMW, driven by Dieter Quester, Altfrid Heger and Thierry Tassin (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi). At the 6 hour and 9 hour points, the RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #1, driven by Johnny Cecotto, Anders Olofsson and Mauro Baldi, was in 2nd place.  The RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Thomas Lindstrom, Ulf Granberg and Didier Theys, was in 6th place.
A
t the end of 24 hours, Volvo finished 12th (Cecotto, Olofsson and Baldi in the RAS Sport Nordica #1).  Note: The #1 Volvo made it to the finish with a taped up windscreen (seen in 'Volvo in ETCC' video) after a TWR spotter was instructed to throw a rock at it.  It appeared there was never any depth to which TWR would stoop.  The RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Thomas Lindstrom, Ulf Granberg and Didier Theys, failed to finish.  They were in 2nd place at the 23 hour mark and closing rapidly on the BMW when the crankshaft failed on a back corner. 

The following races also took place in 1986, but are not shown in this video:
Silverstone Tourist Trophy (ETCC round 10, September 7, 1986) Silverstone, Northampton, England.  Won by Jeff Allam and Denny Hulme (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 4th, driven by Ulf Grandberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2) and 15th, driven by Johnny Cecotto, Anders Olofsson and Mauro Baldi (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).

Nogaro (ETCC round 11, September 14, 1986) Nogaro, France.  Won by Roberto Ravaglia and Gerhard Berger (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi).  Volvo finished 2nd and 3rd, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and Ulf Grandberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2).

EG Trophy, Zolder (ETCC round 12, September 28, 1986) Zolder, Belgium. Won by Volvo, driven by Johnny Cecotto  and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).  Per Stureson and Anders Lindberg took 7th place (unknown team Volvo 240 Turbo).  Ulf Grandberg and Anders Olofsson failed to finish in the RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2.  Per-Gunnar Andersson and Mauro Baldi also failed to finish (unknown Volvo 240 Turbo). 

4 Horas de Jarama
(ETCC round 13, October 12, 1986) Jarama, Madrid, Spain.  Won by Roberto Ravaglia and Emmanuele Pirro (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi).
 Volvo finished 3rd, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and 7th, driven by Mauro Baldi and Per-Gunnar Andersson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #26) and 13th, driven by Ulf Grandberg and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2).

Estoril (ETCC round 14 -- Final Round -- October 19, 1986) Autodromo do Estoril, Portugal. Won by Rover, driven by Klaus Niedzwietz and Steve Soper (Eggenberger Ford Sierra XR4 Ti). Volvo finished 5th, driven by Peggen Andersson and Mauro Baldi (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #26), and 13th, driven by P. Rodrigues and P. Mendez (unknown team 240 Turbo),  and 16th, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).  Thomas Lindstrom and Ulf Granberg failed to finish in the RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2 due to engine failure.

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DVD 3

Includes two videos
1986 Nissan-Mobil 500 (47 min)
 1987 World Touring Car Championship (29 min)
More complete descriptions below......

1986 Nissan-Mobil 500 km at Wellington (47 min.):  This video offers a comprehensive look at the 1986 Nissan-Mobil 500 held on the streets of Wellington, New Zealand on January 26, 1986.   Cars featured in this video include the Volvo 240 Turbo, Rover Vitesse, Holden Commodore, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford Mustang, and Nissan Skyline. 

Starting Grid Positions (top 12 only):
1.    Andy Rouse and David Oxton (Ford Sierra Turbo #18))
2.    Thomas Lindstrom and Robbie Francevic (Mark Petch Motorsport Volvo 240 Turbo #1)
3.    Peter Brock and Alan Moffat (Mobil Holden Commodore #05) 1st place finish.
4.    Dick Johnson and Neville Crichton (JPS Mustang #17)
5.    Trevor Crowe and Tony Longhurst (BMW 635 CSi #31)
6.    Allan Grice and Graeme Cameron (Holden Commodore #16)
7.    John Harvey and Neal Lowe (Holden Commodore #7)
8.    Charlie O'Brien and Glenn McIntyre (BMW 635 CSi #72)
9.    Denny Hulme and Ray Smith (Holden Commodore #9)
10.  Graeme Bowkett and Wayne Wilkinson (Holden Commodore #99)
11.  Graeme Crosby and Lou McKinnon (BMW 635 CSi #6)
12.  Tom Walkinshaw ans Win Percy (TWR Rover Vitesse #9)


Other Volvo drivers for the 1986 Wellington 500:
Per Gunnar Andersson and (?) McMillan in the white RockGas 240 Turbo #4 (former Eggenberger car from 1985 ETCC season).
The #1 Volvo driven by Lindstrom/Francevic failed to finish.  The #4 Volvo driven by Andersson/McMillan finished 3rd.

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1987 World Touring Car Championship (29 min.):  This video offers an overview of the 1987 World Touring Car Championship (WTC), which took place at Monza (Italy), Jarama (Spain), Dijon (France), Nurburgring (Germany), Spa (Belguim), Brno (Czechoslovakia), Silverstone (England), Bathurst and Calder (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), and Fuji (Japan). Cars featured in this video include Volvo, Rover, Toyota, Mazda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Holden, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. 

Limited Volvo footage in this video
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This video primarily features the Texaco Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Turbo racing team with cars prepared by Eggenberger Motorsport. Ford drivers shown are: Klaus Ludwig (Ger),  Klaus Neidzweidz (Ger), Steve Soper (GB), Pierre Dieudonne (Bel), Thierry Boutsen (Bel), and Philippe Streiff (Fr).
For the 1987 season, Volvo has already pulled out of factory racing sponsorship, leaving a few still existing Volvo private racers to fend for themselves without support.  Volvo cars did not participate in all races in 1987.

A little history of Volvos in these races: Car #20 was one of two former Australian Touring Car Championship (ATTC) cars sold to SRS when Volvo closed their motorsport division in 1986.  One was an LHD car and the other was RHD.  Car #20 was the LHD car and it was hired from SRS by Giorgio Cipolli and Bruno Corradi from Italy.  The other car, #31 driven by Christer and Kurt Simonsen, was the ex-RHD car from Australia.  Car #20 was later raced by Anders Lindberg in the 1989 Swedish Touring Car Championship,  Today, it is known to be in private ownership in Germany.

Volvo drivers for the 1987 WTC
Ulf Granberg (Swed), Anders Olofsson (Swed), Per Stureson (Swed), Thomas Lindstrom (Swed), Christer Simonsen (Swed), Kurt Simonsen (Swed), Etienne Dumortier (Bel), Baudoin De Rosee (Bel), GiorgioCipolli (It), Bruno Corradi (It),  Anders Lindberg (Swed), Peggen Andersson (Swed), Massimo Siena (It),  Stig Blomqvist (Swed), Ian Tulloch (NZ),  Robert Kvist (Swed)

This video features footage from the following races:
Marlboro 4 Horas de Jarama (WTC round 2, April 19, 1987), Jarama, Spain.  BMW won this race, driven by Emmanuele Pirro and Roberto Ravaglia (Schnitzer BMW M3).  One Volvo was entered and driven by Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (Team SRS - Scandinavian Racing Services).  They did not finish.

500 km de Bourgogne, Dijon
(WTC round 3, May 10, 1987), Dijon, France.  BMW won this race, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Gianfranco Brancatelli (CiBiEmme BMW M3).

Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, Nurburgring
(WTC Round 4, July 12, 1987), Nurburgring, Germany. Won by the Ford Sierra, driven by Klaus Ludwig and Klaus Neidzweidz  (Eggenberger Sierra Cosworth Turbo).  
One Volvo was entered and driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Per Stureson. (Unknown team).  They did not finish.

24 hour Spa-Francorchamps
(WTC round 5, August 1-2, 1987) Spa, Belgium.
BMW won this race, driven by Eric Van Poele, Jean-Michel Martin and Didier Theys (CiBiEmme BMW M3).  One Volvo competed, driven by Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (Team SRS), who finished 21st overall.

Grand Prix Brno
(WTC round 6, August 16, 1987) Autodrom Brno, Czechoslovakia.  
Won by the Ford Sierra, driven by Klaus Ludwig and Klaus Neidzweidz  (Eggenberger Sierra Cosworth Turbo).

Silverstone Tourist Trophy
(WTC round 7, September 6, 1987) Silverstone, Northampton, England.  
BMW won this race, driven by Enzo Calderari and Fabio Mancini (CiBiEmme BMW M3).  One Volvo was entered and driven by Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (Team SRS).  They finished 11th overall.

James Hardie 1000 km
(WTC round 8, October 5, 1987), Mount Panorama, Bathurst, Australia.  Won by Ford, driven by Steve Soper and Pierre Dieudonne (Eggenberger Ford Sierra Cosworth Turbo).  

Calder 500 km
(WTC round 9, October 11, 1987), Calder Park, Australia.  
Won by Ford, driven by Steve Soper and Pierre Dieudonne (Eggenberger Ford Sierra Cosworth Turbo).

Nissan-Mobil 500 km, Wellington
(WTC round 10, October 26, 1987), Wellington, New Zealand.  Won by Ford, driven by Klaus Ludwig and Klaus Neidzweidz  (Eggenberger Sierra Cosworth Turbo).  Two Volvos entered.  One was driven by Stig Blomqvist and Ulf Granberg (
Team SRS), who finished 13th.  The other driven by Peggen Anderson and Ian Tulloch (Team SRS), who did not finish.

Fiji 500 km
(WTC round 11 -- final round -- November 15, 1987), Fiji, Japan.  
Won by Ford, driven by Klaus Ludwig and Klaus Neidzweidz (Eggenberger Sierra Cosworth Turbo).  Two Volvos entered.  One was driven by Ulf Granberg and Ian Tulloch (Team SRS), who finished 11th.  The other driven by Robert Kvist and Peggen Anderson (Team Le Mans), unknown finish.

The following races took place in 1987, but are not shown in this video:
500 km di Monza (WTC Round 1, March 22, 1987), Monza, Italy.  Won by Ricardo Patrese and Johnny Cecotto (CiBiEmme BMW M3 team #42).  There is no record of a Volvo entry for this race.

Donington 500 km
(ETCC Round 1, April 5, 1987), Donington Park, Derby, England.  
Won by Winfried Vogt and Dieter Quester (Linder BMW M3).  Volvo finished 6th and 8th, driven by Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (CMS 240 Turbo #31) and Etienne Dumortier and Baudoin De Rosee (unknown 240 Turbo).

Estoril (ETCC round 2, April 26, 1987) Autodromo do Estoril, Portugal. Won by Johnny Cecotto and Gianfranco Brancatelli (now driving for CiBiEmme BMW M3 team).  Volvo finished 9th, driven by Giorgio Cipolli and Bruno Corradi (white/blue SRS 240 Turbo #20).  

Anderstorp 500 km  (ETCC round 3, May 24, 1987) Anderstorp, Sweden.  Won by Winfried Vogt and Altfrid Heger (Linder BMW M3). Volvo took 3rd place, Per Stureson and Anders Lindberg (unknown team 240 Turbo).  Ulf Granberg and Peggen Andersson drove an unknown team 240 Turbo, but failed to finish.

EG Trophy, Zolder (ETCC round 4, June 7, 1987) Zolder, Belgium. Won by Klaus Niedzwietz, Pierre Dieudonne and Steve Soper (Eggenberger Ford Sierra RS Cosworth). Volvo finished 12th, driven by Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (CMS 240 Turbo #31).  Etienne Dumortier and Baudoin De Rosee (unknown 240 Turbo) failed to finish due to clutch failure.

Osterreichring Zeltweg (ETCC round 5, June 14, 1987) Zeltweg, Austria.  Won by Johnny Cecotto and Gianfranco Brancatelli (CiBiEmme BMW M3 #60).  Volvo finished 17th, driven by Giorgio Cipolli and Bruno Corradi (white SRS 240 Turbo #20).  Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (CMS 240 Turbo #31) entered, but did not start due to an accident.

Imola (ETCC round 6, June 28, 1987) Imola, Italy.  Won by Winfried Vogt and Altfrid Heger (Linder BMW M3). Volvo finished 5th and 10th, driven by Giorgio Cipolli and Bruno Corradi (white SRS 240 Turbo #20) and Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (CMS 240 Turbo #31).

Nogaro (ETCC round 7, September 13, 1987) Nogaro, France.  Won by Fabien Giroix and Jean-pierre Jaussaud (Garage du Bae BMW M3).  Volvo finished 7th and 14th, driven by Giorgio Cipolli and Bruno Corradi (white SRS 240 Turbo #20) and Christer Simonsen and Kurt Simonsen (CMS 240 Turbo #31).

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DVD 4

Includes two videos
1985 Donington 500 (ETCC) (24 min)
1985 Silverstone Istel Tourist Trophy (ETCC) (27 min)
More complete descriptions below......

1985 Donington 500 (24 min.):  This video offers an entertaining look at the 1985 Donington 500 km race at Donington Park in England, Round 3 of the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) season.  It covers the fight for the championship between top contenders Rover and Volvo, which are both featured in this video.  The Rover cars were prepared by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), and Volvos from Eggenberger Racing amd Magnum Racing.  Other makes are included, such as Mercedes, Peugeot, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Volkswagen.  

Several on-camera interviews include Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Claus Eggenberger (Volvo), Ulf Granberg (Volvo), Gianfranco Brancatelli (Volvo),  Win Percy (Rover), and Tom Walkinshaw (Rover).

Volvo WON the 1985 European Touring Car Championship
, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Gianfranco Brancatelli (Eggenberger Volvo 240 Turbo #2).


This video features footage from the following race:
Donington 500 km (ETCC Round 3, May 5, 1985), Donington Park, Derby, England.  Another one-two-three finish by Rover, led by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse). Volvo led this race early (Brancatelli in Volvo #11) until rain, poor tire choices and mechanical failures. Volvo finished 4th and 5th, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11) and Ulf Granberg and Invar Carlsson (Magnum Racing 240 Turbo #8).  A Volvo also finished 8th, driven by Slim Borgudd and Ohlsson Strauch (unknown team). The second Eggenberger Volvo (#2), driven by Siegfried Muller and Pierre Dieudonne, failed to finish due to an accident with a Rover (oops!).

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1985 Istel Tourist Trophy at Silverstone (27 min.):  This video offers an entertaining look at the 1985 Istel TT at Silverstone in England, Round 10 of the European Touring Car Championship season.  It covers the fight for the championship between top contenders Rover and Volvo, which are both featured in this video.  The Rover cars were prepared by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), and Volvos from Eggenberger Racing and Magnum Racing.  Other makes are included, such as Mercedes, Peugeot, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Volkswagen.  

An on-camera interview with Gianfranco Brancatelli (Volvo) is included.


Volvo WON the 1985 European Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
, driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Gianfranco Brancatelli (Eggenberger Volvo 240 Turbo #2).

This video features footage from the following race:
Silverstone Istel Tourist Trophy (ETCC round 10, September 8, 1985) Silverstone, Northampton, England.  Won by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo took the lead after an accident between a Sierra Turbo and a Rover. Brancatelli (Volvo #2) leads most of this race until they lost too much time in a pit stop near the end (drat!).  Volvo finished 3rd and 4th, driven by Gianfranco Brancatelli and Thomas Lindstrom (in Eggenberger 240 Turbo #2) and Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne (in Eggenberger 240 Turbo #11).  Also car #8 was entered (white Magnum Racing "Luna" 240 Turbo) driven by Anders Olofsson, Ingvar Carlsson and Ulf Granberg, however the result is not known.

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DVD 5
1986 James Hardie 1000 at Bathurst (61 min)
October 5, 1986, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
163 laps

There was one Volvo entry for this race:
Volvo Dealer Team, car number 44, driven by John Bowe (AUS) and Alf Costanzo (AUS).
The Volvo  started in 5th position at the grid.  At approximately 130 laps, the Volvo began trailing heavy smoke and went into the pits.  According to published race statistics, the Volvo fell out due to an unspecified engine failure.  It is then somewhat mysterious that in the last lap of this video, showing the first place Commodore (car number 2), driven by Allan Grice, the Volvo can clearly be seen roaring around it and charging ahead about 1/2 lap before the Commodore gets the checkered flag.  So if the Volvo indeed earned a DNF for this race, it needs some explanation.

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DVD 6
1985 James Hardie 1000 at Bathurst (59 min)
October 6, 1985, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
Round 4 of the 1985 Australian Endurance Championship
163 laps

There was one Volvo entry for this race:
Mark Petch Volvo, car number 55, driven by Robbie Francevic (NZ) and John Bowe (AUS).
The Volvo  started in 5th position at the grid.  They had a great start, gaining two positions shortly after turn 1 and following the two lead TWR Jaguars up the hill. Through much of the race the Volvo traded between 2nd and 3rd pace with some very good racing.  At some point after 60 laps, the Volvo went into the pits and driver Robbie Francevic was interviewed.  He explained the failure during an on-camera interview as a faulty alternator.  This repair put them a number of laps behind the leaders.  The Volvo then ran short of fuel on lap 122 and was out of the race.

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DVD 7
Includes two videos

1986 ETCC (comprehensive coverage) (90 min)

"Volvo in ETCC" (produced for Volvo) (15 min)


'86 ETCC (comprehensive coverage) (90 min):  This video offers overview of the complete 1986 European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) and International Touring Car Championship (ITCC) season. Cars featured in this video include Volvo, Rover, Toyota, Mazda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Holden (from Australia) and Volkswagen.  

For the 1986 season, Eggenberger Motorsport has left Volvo for the Ford Sierra XR4 Ti.  Volvo has now turned to RAS in Belgium to prepare the familiar "Nordica" 240 Turbos. 

Volvo drivers for the 1986 ETCC/ITCC:  Johnny Cecotto (Venez), Thomas Lindstrom (Swed), Ulf Granberg (Swed), Anders Olofsson (Swed), Per Stureson (Swed), Christer Simonsson (Swed), ? Berggren (Swed), Greger Petersson (Swed), ? Svensson (Swed),  Lars Lindberg (Swed), Mauro Baldi (It), Didier Theys (Bel), Anders Lindberg (Swed), Per Gunnar Andersson (Swed), Dumortier de Rosie (?), Peggen Andersson (Swed).

This video features footage from the following races:
500 km di Monza (ETCC Round 1, March 23, 1986), Monza, Italy.  One-two finish by Rover, lead by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 9th, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).  The RAS Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson, failed to finish due to an accident.

Donington 500 km
(ETCC Round 2, April 6, 1986), Donington Park, Derby, England.  
Won by Rover, driven by Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 3rd, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2).  The RAS Nordica Volvo #1, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom, had been in the lead when it experienced a flat battery.
 
Tourenwagen-Festival - Hockenheim 500 km (ETCC round 3, April 13, 1986) Hockenheim Motodrom, Germany.  Volvo took 1st place, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).  The RAS Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Ulf Granberg and Anders Olofsson, failed to finish due to a blown head gasket.

500 km Misano
(ETCC round 4, May 4, 1986), Misano, Italy.  
Won by BMW, driven by Roberto Ravaglia and Gerhard Berger (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi). Volvo finished 2nd and 8th, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2).

Anderstorp 500 km
 (ETCC round 5, May 18, 1986) Anderstorp, Sweden. Volvo took 1st place with a very close finish against 2nd place Gianfranco Brancatelli in the TWR Bostos Texaco Rover.  The first place Volvo was driven by Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2).  Volvo also finished 3rd, driven by 
Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1), 11th, driven by Per Stureson and Christer Simonsson (unknown team 240 Turbo), and 16th, driven by S. Petersson and S. Svensson.

XVIII Grand Prix Brno
(ETCC round 6, June 8, 1986) Masaryk-Ring, Brno, Czechoslovakia. 
On the last lap, Volvo was in first and second place, but before reaching the checkered flag, Oloffson's #1 car ran out of fuel and dropped back. The #2 car driven by Lindstrom took first and the victory.  Olaffson managed to make it to the finish in 3rd place.  1st Place: RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2, Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom. 3rd Place: RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1, Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson.     

Osterreichring Zeltweg
(ETCC round 7, June 15, 1986) Zeltweg, Austria.  Volvo had a beautiful one-two finish  by 
Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2). The trouble came after the race when officials declared that the fuel capacity in both cars was illegal, due to a modified surge tank that had been added to solve fuel problems in corners.  The Volvos were disqualified outright and the victory then went to Siegfried Muller, Jr. and Pierre Dieudonne in the Eggenberger Ford Sierra XR4 Ti.  

Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, Nurburgring
(ETCC Round 8, July 7, 1986), Nurburgring, Germany. Won by Roberto Ravaglia and Emmanuele Pirro in the Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi.  
Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson finished 10th overall (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1). Ulf Granberg and Thomas Lindstrom finished 18th (RAS Nordica Volvo #2).  Another Volvo (unknown team) also competed with an unknown finish, driven by Per Stureson, S. Lars, and S. Lindberg.

24 hour Spa-Francorchamps
(ETCC round 9, August 2-3, 1986) Spa, Belgium.
Won by BMW, driven by Dieter Quester, Altfrid Heger and Thierry Tassin (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi). At the 6 hour and 9 hour points, the RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #1, driven by Johnny Cecotto, Anders Olofsson and Mauro Baldi, was in 2nd place.  The RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Thomas Lindstrom, Ulf Granberg and Didier Theys, was in 6th place.
A
t the end of 24 hours, Volvo finished 12th (Cecotto, Olofsson and Baldi in the RAS Sport Nordica #1).  Note: The #1 Volvo made it to the finish with a taped up windscreen (seen in 'Volvo in ETCC' video) after a TWR spotter was instructed to throw a rock at it.  It appeared there was never any depth to which TWR would stoop.  The RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2, driven by Thomas Lindstrom, Ulf Granberg and Didier Theys, failed to finish.  They were in 2nd place at the 23 hour mark and closing rapidly on the BMW when the crankshaft failed on a back corner. 

Silverstone Tourist Trophy (ETCC round 10, September 7, 1986) Silverstone, Northampton, England.  Won by Jeff Allam and Denny Hulme (TWR Bastos Texaco Rover Vitesse).  Volvo finished 4th, driven by Ulf Grandberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2) and 15th, driven by Johnny Cecotto, Anders Olofsson and Mauro Baldi (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).

Nogaro (ETCC round 11, September 14, 1986) Nogaro, France.  Won by Roberto Ravaglia and Gerhard Berger (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi).  Volvo came back and finished 2nd and 3rd, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and Ulf Grandberg and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2).

EG Trophy, Zolder (ETCC round 12, September 28, 1986) Zolder, Belgium. Won by Volvo, driven by Johnny Cecotto  and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1).  Per Stureson and Anders Lindberg took 7th place (unknown team Volvo 240 Turbo).  Ulf Grandberg and Anders Olofsson failed to finish in the RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2.  Per-Gunnar Andersson and Mauro Baldi also failed to finish (unknown Volvo 240 Turbo). 

4 Horas de Jarama
(ETCC round 13, October 12, 1986) Jarama, Madrid, Spain.  Won by Roberto Ravaglia and Emmanuele Pirro (Schnitzer BMW 635 CSi).
 Volvo finished 3rd, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Thomas Lindstrom (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1) and 7th, driven by Mauro Baldi and Per-Gunnar Andersson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #26) and 13th, driven by Ulf Grandberg and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica Volvo #2).

Estoril (ETCC round 14 -- Final Round -- October 19, 1986) Autodromo do Estoril, Portugal. Won by Rover, driven by Klaus Niedzwietz and Steve Soper (Eggenberger Ford Sierra XR4 Ti). Volvo finished 5th, driven by Peggen Andersson and Mauro Baldi (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #26), and 13th, driven by P. Rodrigues and P. Mendez (unknown team 240 Turbo),  and 16th, driven by Johnny Cecotto and Anders Olofsson (RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #1). Thomas Lindstrom and Ulf Granberg failed to finish in the RAS Sport Nordica 240 Turbo #2 due to engine failure.

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"Volvo in ETCC" (produced for Volvo) (15 min)
This video showcases the Volvo racing effort for the 1986 ETCC season with special coverage of Anderstorp, Spa 24 hour, and Osterreichring races.

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DVD 8
1986 Australian Touring Car Championship (Amaroo Park) (59 min)
 
Round 1, March 2, 1986, Amaroo Park, NSW, Australia
52 laps.


Volvo competed against the following other cars in this race: Nissan Skyline DR30 RS, Holden Commodore SS, BMW 635CSi, BMW 325, Mitsubishi Starion, Ford Mustang, and Jaguar XJ12.

Robbie Francevic, driving the #10 Mark Petch Volvo 240 Turbo, started in #2 position behind the #30 Nissan Skyline driven by George Fury.  At the start, the Volvo out-accellerated the Skyline in a drag race up the hill to turn 1 and took the lead.  The Skyline took the lead back a short time later and then the Volvo took it away again.  The Volvo then began extending its lead further and further.  At lap 12 the Volvo had created a 3 second lead over the next challenger and kept gaining.  With 5 laps remaining, the Volvo had obviously eased up quite a bite and still had a lead of more than 6 seconds, but a challenger emerged in the #62 BMW 635 CSi driven by Jim Richards (the 1985 ATCC champion).  The BMW began closing the lead by up to 2 seconds per lap in a strong effort to catch the Volvo, which appears to have exhausted its tires.  Final laps... 4 second lead... then 3 seconds, then 2 seconds, then less than 1 second.  And Volvo wins!

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