European Touring Car
Championship 1984


1984 was the year of Jaguar. Mostly, three cars were entered. They were easily the most powerful cars, so the driver's champion would drive a Jaguar. Opposition were numerous BMW's, too slow but reliable. Alternatives cames from Rover (disappointing in 1984) and a strong charge came from Volvo, especially after the homologation of water injection (!). Division 2 would be a whitewash for Alfa Romeo, since the only other competitive car, a BMW 323i never won. Division 1 was left to the privateers, a Danish trio with a Toyota Corolla GT was the most succesfull.

Since Jaguar even managed to homologate a higher valve lift, the battle on the green table did not take place at all. Perhaps wise, since most other competitors were probably not 100% correct as well.

Yet again, the driver's challenge was exciting, and only at the penultimate round Walkinshaw was crowned. And perhaps the most surprising fact of 1984: Jaguar won the Spa 24h...


The cars of 1984


Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6 Luigi
Engine Alfa Romeo V6
Bore and stroke 88,0 x 68,3
Size 2491 cc
Cams 2 OHC
Valves per cilinder 2
Power 232 HP/7900
Details Fuel injection
Transmission Alfa Romeo 5-speed
Weight
Brakes f/r disc / disc
Wheels f/r
Tyres Pirelli

BMW 323i Linder
Engine BMW 6 in line
Bore and stroke 80,2 x 76,8
Size 2330 cc
Cams 1 OHC
Valves per cilinder 2
Power 208 HP/7000
Details Bosch fuel injection
Transmission 5-speed
Weight
Brakes f/r disc / disc
Wheels f/r
Tyres Pirelli

BMW 635 CSi Works kit/Schnitzer
Engine Alpina-BMW 6 in line
Bore and stroke 92,6 x 86,0
Size 3475 cc
Cams 1 OHC
Valves per cilinder 2
Power 295 HP/6900
Details Bosch fuel injection
Transmission Getrag 5-speed
Weight 1185 kg
Brakes f/r disc / disc
Wheels f/r 11 x 16 / 11 x 16
Tyres Dunlop

Jaguar XJ-S TWR
Engine Jaguar V12
Bore and stroke 90,0 x 70,0
Size 5343 cc
Cams 2 OHC
Valves per cilinder 2
Power 450 HP/7300
Details TWR fuel injection
Transmission Jaguar 5-speed
Weight 1400 kg
Brakes f/r disc / disc
Wheels f/r 11 x 17 /11,5 x 17
Tyres Dunlop

Rover Vitesse TWR
Engine Rover V8
Bore and stroke 89,4 x 71,1
Size 3532 cc
Cams 1 OHV
Valves per cilinder 2
Power 307 HP/7200
Details Lucas fuel injection
Transmission Getrag 5-speed
Weight
Brakes f/r disc / disc
Wheels f/r
Tyres Dunlop

Volvo 240 Turbo
Engine Volvo B21ET 4 in line
Bore and stroke 92,3 x 80,0
Size 2141 cc
Cams 1 OHC
Valves per cilinder 2
Power 330 HP/
Details 1 Garrett turbo, water injection
Transmission Getrag 5-speed
Weight 1100 kg
Brakes f/r disc / disc
Wheels f/r
Tyres Dunlop

Championship table

Drivers
Final classification
Points
Monza
Vallelunga
Donington
Enna-Pergusa
Brno
Zeltweg
Salzburg
Nürburgring
Spa
Silverstone
Zolder
Mugello
1 Walkinshaw
181
29
16
2
21
29
29
-
10
29
-
16
-
2 Heyer
171
29
16
2
21
29
29
-
-
29
-
16
-
3 Drovandi
157
20
(10)
-
20
12
20
10
20
-
15
20
20
4 Brancatelli
151
21
13
-
13
10
7
16
29
-
29
-
13
Kelleners
151
21
13
-
13
10
7
16
29
-
29
-
13
6 Stuck
146
-
21
16
10
7
10
(1)
-
16
16
21
29
7 Percy
145
-
-
29
16
21
21
29
-
29
-
-
-
8 Hĝyer
137
20
15
10??
20
-
-
20
12
12
-
8
20
Poulsen
137
20
15
10??
20
-
-
20
12
12
-
8
20
Lombardi
137
-
-
15
15
20
15
20
-
20
20
12
-
Francia
137
-
-
15
15
20
15
20
-
20
20
12
-

Manufacturers
Final classification Div.
Points
Monza
Vallelunga
Donington
Enna-Pergusa
Brno
Zeltweg
Salzburg
Nürburgring
Spa
Silverstone
Zolder
Mugello
1 Alfa Romeo 2
180
(20)
(20)
(20)
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
2 Jaguar 3
167
20
12
20
20
20
20
20
(8)
20
15
(12)
(8)
3 VW 1
155
-
20
-
15
15
20
15
20
-
15
20
15
4 Toyota 1
152
20
15
10
20
(8)
-
20
12
20
-
15
20
BMW 3
152
15
20
15
(10)
(8)
12
(12)
20
15
20
15
20
6 Volvo 3
91
6
(1)
(3)
6
10
10
10
6
-
8
20
15
7 Audi 1
71
-
-
-
-
20
-
12
15
-
12
-
12
8 Ford 1
69
15
12
-
12
10
-
-
-
-
20
-
-
9 Rover 3
38
-
-
-
-
4
4
8
15
3
-
4
-
VW 2
38
4
-
-
-
10
-
-
6
-
10
-
8

 

Many thanx to Frank de Jong for the information! If you want more information go to Frank de Jong his website

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