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40 years ago – SKODA 130 RS wins the 1981 European Touring Car Championship

Since 1976, the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) allowed cars prepared to group 5 and group 2 specifications. While the highly sophisticated – thus very expensive – silhouette group 5 formula soon faded into extinction, the more standard group 2 received attention from a number of manufacturers and the fans.

The field was made up of several divisions related to engine capacity, Division 1 setting the limit at a displacement of 1,300 cubic centimetres. Championship points in the manufacturers’ classification were awarded to the division result. Thus, the series was not only attractive for builders of big cars, but also for makers of road cars with relatively small engines.

Engine: straight four-cylinder, four stroke, eight overhead valves normally aspirated, two double-choke 40 carburettors (alt. 45 mm), water-cooled, dry sump oil lubrification, located rear longitudinal with 30o inclination to co-driver’s side, Bore x Stroke 75.5 x 72.0 mm, Capacity 1,289 cc; evolution variant: 75.7 x 72.0 mm, Capacity 1,299 cc Compression Ratio 10.0 : 1

Power Output: 1. Břetislav Enge/Václav Bervid/Zdeněk Vojtěch 3. Jan Šenkýř/Břetislav Enge/Zdeněk Vojtěch 1. Jan Šenkýř/Bratislav Enge/Zdeněk Vojtěch 2. Břetislav Enge/Zdeněk Vojtěch

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