Jacky Ickx of Belgium and Jochen Mass of West Germany won the seventh race of the Endurance World Championship series in central Japan on October 3.
CENTRAL JAPAN 3 OCTOBER, 1982 (VISNEWS)
GV Finishing straights
GV PAN Cars racing down straight led by car No. 51 (Piercarlo Ghinzani of Italy) followed by car No. 1 (driven by Jochen of West Germany and Jacky Ickx of Belgium)
GV PAN Car driving around bend
GV PAN Cars around corner including car No. 1
GV Cars racing down straights and passing main stands
GV Car No. 16 off track speeding around corner (Japan's Katsuhiko Ishii and Hideki Okada)
GV PAN Cars driving around bend at lap 214 (2 shots)
GV PAN Cars passing main stand
GV PAN Car No. 1 taking chequered flag at end of race
GV Ickx and Mass receiving winners' cup (3 shots)
Background: Jacky Ickx of Belgium and Jochen Mass of West Germany won the seventh race of the Endurance World Championship series in central Japan on October 3. A crowd of about 86,000 enthusiasts watched the contest, held at the 4.3 kilometre (3 mile) circuit, near the foot of Mount Fuji. The West German veteran and his Belgian co-driver covered 1,094 kilometres (680 miles) in the six-hour race at an average speed of 188.5 kilometres per hour (113 miles per hour). Mass, driving the Porsche 956 at the finish, put the Ickx-Mass combination five points clear of Lancia team-mates Riccardo Patrese and Teo Fabi at the top of the World Championship table.