Saturday 18 August 1979, Kaldenkirchen, World Championship
Report from Short Circuit Magazine, September 1979
Henk Hanssen had his dream come true when he drew pole position in the public draw whereas Jan van Rengs was right at the back having drawn 19. Mick Bonner has the best draw for the British drawing grid 3 with Alan Fretten (5), John Lowe (8), Brian Harding (10), Geoff Hughes (11), Harold Lowe (12) driving a Lotus TC supplied by Vulcan Engineering, Derek Johnson (15) and Dan Hornby (17).
Drama started as early as the warm up lap when Henk Hanssen found that he had a fuel leak which was tracked to the petrol filter. Poor Henk was forced to retire and had to watch his World crown slip away. Mick Bonner moved up to take pole position.
As the flag dropped Mick Bonner stormed into the lead obviously realising that this was his chance to build up a big lead. By lap three Mick had a straight between himself and second place man Norbert Fleuren. Derek Johnson was coming though the pack very fast making it up to third place by lap eight but he had Jan van Rengs right on his tail. Van Rengs was pressing Johnson hard and they had soon caught Fleuren to make it a three way battle. Van Rengs challenged Johnson down the back straight on lap 25 but Johnson left his braking very late to pass van Rengs and Fleuren in one move to take second place.
Result: 1st Jan van Rengs (grid 19), 2nd Derek Johnson (grid 15), 3rd Mick Bonner (grid 3), 4th Norbert Fleuren (grid 7), 5th Henk van Rengs (grid 4), 6th John Lowe (grid 8)
Henk Hanssen made up for the disappointment the previous day by winning both of the heats on the Sunday. The final was yet again won by the unbeatable Dastle/Scirocco combination of Jan van Rengs winning easily from Norbert Fleuren and Henk Hanssen. Mick Bonner finished fourth with Brian Harding fifth.