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Saab 96 Sport at Budapest Grand Prix 1964 [video]

Saab 96 Sport at race "4h Budapest" ETCCSaab 96 Sport at race "4h Budapest" ETCC

The ETCC was established to allow competitive racing for production cars in Group 2 (essentially mildly tuned standard production cars), from 1964 – 1968. The 1963 European Touring Car Challenge was the inaugural season of what would become the European Touring Car Championship.

Alan Turner (Alan Mann Racing) this week published an interesting video from the sixties  – very rare footage of ETCC race held then behind the “Iron Curtain”, in 1964 on the streets of Budapest.

Despite the long journey, all favourites and works teams were present at the street track of Budapest. Alan Mann Racing class was combined with the 850 cc cars  and they even managed second in class behind a works Saab.

Race “4h Budapest” winner in Class 2 was Bjørn Rothstein in Saab 96 SportBjørn managed that with his Saab 96 for 4 hours made a total of 94 laps:


Results Budapest Grand Prix 1964 Class 2

  1. Bjørn Rothstein, SSaab 96 Sport
  2. Hans Koster, Ed Swart, NL – BMW 700
  3. Istvan Hollós, H – Steyr-Puch

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