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BMW 320 Turbo Group 5 Ronnie Peterson . Silverstone 6 Hours 1978. Flame spitting photo

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Dramatic colour photo of F1 legend Ronnie Peterson at speed in the 1978 Silverstone 6 Hours world sportscar championship race with his factory entered BMW 320 Turbo Group 5 car, spitting out a massive flame from it's turbo engine.

Peterson was one of a number of star names BMW employed to try and topple Porsche domination in the Group 5 ranks in 76-78. In this event he and team mate Hans Stuck retired with rear axle failure and the event was won by Mass and Ickx in the 'Moby Dick' Longtail 935-78.

This is only an amateur 'snap shot' but it captures the drama of the Group 5 era with all it's flames and smoke!

Photo available in the following sizes
12x16 inch 
(300x400mm)
10x7 inch (250x175mm)
7x5 inch (175x125mm)
Newly printed up in a commercial photo lab from the original slide held in our archives
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