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Old 17 Sep 2012, 09:53 (Ref:3137088)   #106
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That Hilton Sierra is a bit of a mystery- it certainly never appeared, although it did appear in entry lists during the season- I don't have the actual programme to hand just now, but IIRC it's listed in the entry for the round supporting the Group C sportscars at Brands in July or so

It's been mentioned before in the thread- Jesper posted some stuff from an April issue of Autosport, which reported the Hilton RS500 was due to debut at Thruxton, but that's about all I know about it:
http://tentenths.com/forum/showpost....57&postcount=9

So was this intended to be an existing car bought from one of the 1988 Sierra runners, or an all-new machine?
Tony Hilton was indeed entered in the WSCC-supporting round of the BTCC at Brands Hatch on 23.07.89. He was also entered in the British GP round. His entries are under the Hilton Racing Developments banner & home town is given as Wendover (Buckinghamshire I think). I also have programmes for the later rounds at Donington & Silverstone but he is not listed. I was more concerned with F3 in those days so do not have the race results sheets etc.
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Old 17 Sep 2012, 15:33 (Ref:3137260)   #107
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Between 1988 and 1990 I went to most of the rounds of the BTCC and I don't remember Tony Hilton racing in it.
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Old 19 Sep 2012, 14:43 (Ref:3138500)   #108
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No, I don't think I remember Tony Hilton appearing in the BTCC either (I've probably been to at least one round pretty much every year since 1985)- This mysterious RS500 certainly never seems to have turned up in 1989, and I don't recall his name in connection with any other drives during that period...

Anyone know anything about him- my recollection can sometimes be a bit hazy outside the series I particularly followed, but it's not a name that immediately rings any bells with me from the national racing scene at that period...
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Old 20 Sep 2012, 08:01 (Ref:3138879)   #109
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I was out watching motor racing most weekends round about that period, and don't remember the name at all.
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Old 20 Sep 2012, 09:57 (Ref:3138952)   #110
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No, that's what puzzles me as well- As I recall most of the 'newcomers' to the BTCC around that time tended to be graduating from Prodsaloons or had a background in one of the various national/club tintop series. The closest I can think of to a driver 'appearing out of the blue' was Jerry Mahony who arrived in the BTCC in 1988 after a single season in Prodsaloons- and as I recall hadn't done much, if anything, before his Prodsaloon debut in '87

I half-wondered if Hilton might have been one of the various short oval guys who tended to turn up in Thundersaloons etc around that time, but the name still doesn't ring any bells with me
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I've a feeling that (from back in that time) Tony Hilton was a name that occasionally appeard in Group C Sports Car racing. I think he was a wealthy & enthusiastic driver. (But I could be wrong, it often happens, just ask my wife. It's a few years ago...)
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Old 3 Mar 2017, 15:26 (Ref:3716136)   #112
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Round 1 of 13 of the 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Good Friday March 24 1989 over x laps on the x.xxx miles/x.xxx kms Oulton Park circuit.
Weather seemed to be sunny but cold.
Rolling start mandatory for 1989.
Grid formation: 2-2-2-etc.

Pos.Cl.#DriverTeam/sponsorCat.CarGrid.TimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1.1.21Robb GravettTrakstar/Cartel + NEC + ShellAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth2.   34:00.78FL
2.2.7Tim HarveyRouse/Labatt'sAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth    34:37.85 
3.3.2Jerry MahonyDowson/Arquati + Evans HalshawAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth    34:46.73 
4.4.4Mike NewmanGoode/ListerineAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth    34:48.03 
5.5.5Sean WalkerGoode/FAI + Moss SecurityAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth    34:50.34 
6.1.32James WeaverProdrive/BMW Finance + MobilBBMW M3 Evolution    35:02.26FL
?6.20Mike Smith Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + ShellAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth      
?2.33Frank SytnerProdrive/BMW Finance + MobilBBMW M3 Evolution      
9.7.?14Graham HathawayHathaway/Soans + Kenwood HiFiAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth      
?3.43Godfrey HallMaguire/Godfrey Hall BMWBBMW M3 Evolution      
?4.?John LlewellynBRRBBMW M3 Evolution      
?5.?James KayeAlan Minshaw/Demon TweeksBBMW M3 Evolution      
?1.56John ClelandDave Cook/VDS + MobilCVauxhall Astra GTE 16V     FL
?2.?Mike JordanEurotechCPeugeot 309 GTI      
?1.77Geoff Kimber-SmithFive Star RacingDToyota Corolla AE86      
??15Chris HodgettsBrooklyn/ShellAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth3.     
??10Guy EdwardsRouse/KaliberAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth6.     
??6Laurence BristowRouse/Labatt'sAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth      
??25Gerrit van KouwenJQF/Fina UnleadedAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth      
???Nettan LindgrenLindgrenBBMW M3 Evolution      
DNFDNF70Phil DowsettRay Selley/AJG TransportDToyota Corolla AE82     Drive peg failure
DNFDNF1Andy RouseRouse/KaliberAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth1.    Broken steering rack
DNQDNQ16David PinkneyTDR/Warrenty HoldingsAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth     Too slow
DNADNA19Dave BrodieBBR/AtariAFord Sierra RS500 Cosworth     Flu

The fortunes of both Pinkney and Brodie was reported in the round 2 report, telling of Pinkney and the Drury team unable to get the car to run properly thus not qualifying.
The top-6 grid positions taken from a now deleted picture in the TNF RS500 thread, but had Rouse and Gravett on the front row, Hodgetts and one Labatt's car on the second, with the second Labatt's car on the inside of Edwards on the third.
The team/sponsor section taken from later Autosport reports.
Interested to know who Ray Selley is as the team of Phil Dowsett for 1989.

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Forgive me, I don't know how to put up the results into the grid as I got a copy of the results from a 1989 BTCC media guide in finishing order:

Gravett, Harvey, Mahony, Newman, Walker, Weaver (B), Smith, Hodgetts, Hathaway, Sytner, Bornebusch, Hall, O'Brien, Llewellyn, Cleland (C), Jordan, Kaye, Kimber-Smith (D), Dolley, Retired - Edwards, van Kouwen, NC - Bristow, Lindgren, R - Morris, Forrest, Rouse, Clakr, Jones, Donovan, Minshaw, Goode.
Would be good if someone could put up the names and put it in bold to see what has been added in.
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Round 2 of 13 of the 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Sunday April 9 1989 over 15 laps on the x.xxx miles/4.778 kms Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
Weather: dry
Running as support to the opening round of the FIA International Formula 3000 Championship.

Pos.cl.#DriverTeam/sponsorCat.CarGridTimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1. 1. 1 Andy Rouse Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 1. 1:37,78 1:39,11 15 24:57,96
2. 2. 21 Robb Gravett Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 2. 1:38,73 1:38,97 15 25:00,00
3. 3. 6 Laurence Bristow Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 3. 1:38,74 1:39,88 15 25:13,44
4. 4. 3 Graham Goode Goode/Listerine + Texaco A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 6. 1:39,98 1:40,49 15 25:18,70
5. 5. 19 Dave Brodie BBR/Atari A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 5. 1:39,52 1:40,42 15 25:19,66
6. 6. 15 Chris Hodgetts Brooklyn A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 7. 1:40,17 1:40,56 15 25:20,33
7. 7. 10 Guy Edwards Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 8. 1:40,17 1:40,34 15 25:22,87
8. 8. 4 Mike Newman Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 9. 1:41,05 1:40,75 15 25:33,14
9. 9. 25 Gerrit van Kouwen JQF/Fina Unleaded A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 10. 1:41,65 1:41,28 15 25:34,81
10. 10. 20 Mike Smith Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 11. 1:41,67 1:41,58 15 25:45,54
11. 11. 28 Karl Jones Asquith/Duckhams A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 15. 1:42,64 1:41,19 15 26:01,12
12. 12. Kaj Bornebusch Bornebusch A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 16. 1:43,87 1:43,33 15 26:04,01
13. 1. 32 James Weaver Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 17. 1:43,97 1:43,98 15 26:21,16
14. 13. Mike O'Brien TDR/Autoglass + Swan National A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 19. 1:45,71 1:44,97 15 26:29,90
15. 2. 43 Godfrey Hall Maguire B BMW M3 Evolution 18. 1:44,68 1:44,97 15 26:31,07
DNF DNF 33 Frank Sytner Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 14. 1:42,61 1:43,97 14 accident
16. 14. 7 Tim Harvey Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 4. 1:39,42 1:39,65 14
17. 3. Nettan Lindgren Lindgren/West Cross Centre B BMW M3 Evolution 22. 1:47,44 1:45,67 14
18. 4. 35 Ian Forrest Forrest/Novafone + Drambuie B BMW M3 Evolution 24. 1:50,75 1:46,60 14
19. 1. 56 John Cleland Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 31. 1:56,77 1:48,65 14
20. 2. 58 Louise Aitken-Walker Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 26. 1:53,43 1:51,61 14
21. 1. 70 Phil Dowsett Ray Selley/AJG Transport D Toyota Corolla AE82 30. 1:56,62 1:51,94 14
22. 3. 50 Alan Minshaw Demon Tweeks/Castrol C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 25. 1:52,19 1:51,68 14
23. 4. Mike Jordan Jordan C Peugeot 309 GTI 28. 1:55,52 1:53,83 13 Disqualified?
24. 5. John Llewellyn BRR/Johnston's + IMF B BMW M3 Evolution 23. 1:47,99 1:45,92 13
25. 2. Tony Dolley Dolley D Toyota Corolla AE82 32. 2:00,21 1:58,44 13
26. 3. Les Liddiard Liddiard D Toyota Corolla AE82 33. 2:01,09 1:59,13 13
27. 15. 2 Jerry Mahony Dowson/Arquati + Evans Halshaw A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 13. 1:41,98 1:41,25 12
DNF DNF 88 Tony Crudgington Crudgington D Toyota Corolla AE86 29. 1:55,88 1:54,13 9 engine
28. 16. 5 Sean Walker Goode/FAI + Moss Security A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 12. 1:41,70 1:42,87 9 Not classified?
DNF DNF John Clark Maguire B BMW M3 Evolution 20. 1:46,39 1:45,24 3 accident
DNF DNF Robin Donovan TDR/Blue Hawk A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 21. 1:46,57 1:46,46 3 engine
DNF DNF 77 Geoff Kimber-Smith Five Star Racing D Toyota Corolla AE86 27. 1:54,16 1:56,26 2 engine
DNF DNF 16 David Pinkney TDR/Warrenty Holdings A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 34. 2:04,37 1:53,91 2 Turbo

Testing a new way of posting results - and it works a lot easier!

Somehow fourth in class C was not recognised for Mike Jordan and according to my notes he was disqualified. But looking at the relevant Autosport report he is classified as a finisher.
Sean Walker likely to not have been classified completing only 60 % of the class winning driver. Makes no difference in the points and barely in the results.
Five Star Racing was the name behind Geoff Kimber-Smith, but still his own team I suspect.
The Dave Brodie RS500 is seen going through the opening corner being all white with Atari backing on the front - his sponsor from the Mitsubishi days. This seems to have been the last time he was running in this colour scheme.
Does anyone has information about the Corolla AE82s of Tony Dolley and Les Liddiard? Both cars seems to have been run by their driver and presumably built for the 1989 season. Although the same model as that of Phil Dowsett, were they in the same spec.?

Andy Rouse leading the race hotly persued by Robb Gravett who started to fall away at two thirds distance with a broken exhaust and handling issues. Third was disputed among the two Labatt's cars decided in favour of Laurence Bristow as Tim Harvey picked up a puncture and had to pit for a new tyre.
In class B James Weaver and Frank Sytner was at it from the opening moments. Sytner was relieved of his front bumper on the opening lap by Jerry Mahony. The two of them would swap paint for the next almost 15 laps till a tyre was cut on Sytner's car sending him spinning into the greenery and out of the race. Godfrey Hall, a close third in the early going, inherited second, while third was disputed among Nettan Lindgren, Ian Forrest and John Llewellyn, John spinning out of contention.
The Vauxhalls would dominate class C, Cleland driving from 4th and final C contender to the lead within the first lap, while Louise Aitken-Walker had to fight Alan Minshaw for second.
Geoff Kimber-Smith would lead class D only to retire with a broken engine, leaving it to Tony Crudgington and Phil Dowsett to settle things. Dowsett would win comfortably as Crudgington would retire his RWD Corolla with an engine failure too.

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Rouse (A), Gravett, Bristow, Goode, Brodie, Hodgetts, Edwards, Newman, van Kouwen, Smith, Jones, Bornebusch, Weaver (B), O'Brien, Hall, Harvey, Lindgren, Forrest, Cleland (C), Aitken-Walker, Dowsett (D), Minshaw, Jordan, Llewellyn, Dolley, Liddiard, Mahony, Walker, Retired - Sytner, Crudington, Clark, Donovan, Kimber-Smith, Pinkey.
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Round 4 of 13 of the 1989 Esso British Touring Car Championship held on Sunday May 7th 1989 over 1 hour of the 3.149 kms Donington Park National Circuit.

Grid consisting of the first five qualifiers in each class and that a class can only make up 40 % of the grid. Apparantly the National circuit was open to 30 cars meaning a maximum of 12 class A
from 14 being allowed to start at 4pm.

Pos.Cl.#DriversTeam/sponsorCat.CarGridTimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1. 1. 6 Laurence Bristow/Tiff Needell Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 6. 1:14,21 1:15,06 47 1:00:11,71
2. 2. 21 Robb Gravett/Jeff Allam Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 1. 1:12,96 1:14,90 47 1:00:14,51
DSQ DSQ 10 Guy Edwards/Win Percy/(Johnny Dumfries) Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 4. 1:14,02 1:15,37 47 1:00:22,11 Percy not qualified
3. 3. 7 Tim Harvey/David Sears Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 5. 1:14,18 1:15,34 47 1:00:23,91
4. 4. 5 Sean Walker/Damon Hill Goode/FAI + Moss Security A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 8. 1:14,56 1:15,35 47 1:00:56,23
5. 5. 25 Gerrit van Kouwen/Pierre Diedonné JQF/Fina Unleaded A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 9. 1:14,62 1:15,98 46
6. 1. 33 Frank Sytner/Will Hoy Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 15. 1:16,36 1:17,42 46
7. 2. ? John Llewellyn/Gerry Marshall BRR/Johnston's + IMF B BMW M3 Evolution 21. 1:18,01 1:18,79 45
8. 3. 35 Ian Forrest/_ Hunter? Prodrive/Novafone + Drambuie B BMW M3 Evolution 20. 1:17,60 1:18,20 45
9. 1. 56 John Cleland/Ian Flux Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 22. 1:19,55 1:20,88 44
10. 6. 19 Dave Brodie/Andrew Gilbert-Scott Brodie Brittain Racing A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 2. 1:13,61 1:14,92 43
11. 4. 32 James Weaver/Steve Soper Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 14. 1:15,66 1:16,54 43
12. 2. 58 Louise Aitken-Walker/Vince Woodman Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 26. 1:21,38 1:22,33 43
13. 1. 70 Phil Dowsett/Mark Goddard PDR-Toyota/AJG Transport D Toyota Corolla AE82 25. 1:21,18 1:23,68 42
14. 3. Mike Jordan/Peter Tyson Eurotech/Birmingham Veneers C Peugeot 309 GTI 29. 1:23,63 1:24,74 42
15. 2. 88 Tony Crudgington/Chuck Nicholson Crudgington D Toyota Corolla AE86 30. 1:23,99 1:24,21 42
16. 4. 50 Alan Minshaw/John Brindley Demon Tweeks/Castrol C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 27. 1:22,03 1:23,12 40
DNF DNF 43 Godfrey Hall/Lionel Abbott Maguire/Godfrey Hall BMW B BMW M3 Evolution 17. 1:16,62 1:18,43 39 fuel pick up
DNF DNF 20 Mike Smith/Mike Wilds Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 11. 1:14,96 1:15,33 34 accident
DNF DNF Mike O'Brien/Robin Donovan Drury/Blue Hawk A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 19. 1:16,85 1:17,41 33 brakes
DNF DNF 14 Graham Hathaway/Mike Wallis Hathaway/Soans + Kenwood HiFi A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 18. 1:16,83 1:19,04 30 Exhaust noise
DNF DNF John Clark/Andrew Jeffrey Maguire/AA'ways + New Town B BMW M3 Evolution 23. 1:20,17 1:18,79 29 clutch
DNF DNF 55 John Morris/Barrie Williams Morris/Listers C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 24. 1:21,16 1:21,16? 22 overheating
DNF DNF 4 Mike Newman/Alistair Lyall Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 12. 1:15,32 1:15,52 20 fire
DNF DNF 16 David Pinkney/Graham Scarborough Drury/Warrenty Holdings A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 13. 1:15,66 1:15,97 17 engine
DNF DNF 1 Andy Rouse/Win Percy Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 3. 1:13,91 1:15,53 13 injector
DSQ DSQ 2 Jerry Mahony/Gary Ayles Dowson/Arquati + Evans Halshaw A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 7. 1:14,44 1:16,10 8 overheating
DNF DNF Les Liddiard/_ King? Liddiard D Toyota Corolla AE82 31. 1:27,22 1:26,96 6 engine
DNF DNF 28 Karl Jones/Vic Lee Lee Asquith/Duckhams A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 10. 1:14,66 1:16,59 5 hub
DNF DNF 77 Geoff Kimber-Smith/Barbara Cowell Five Star Racing/Duckhams D Toyota Corolla AE86 32. 1:28,77 1:39,15 4 misfire
DNQ DNQ 3 Graham Goode/Alistair Lyall Goode/Listerine + Texaco A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 28. 1:22,71 Too slow
DNQ DNQ 15 Chris Hodgetts/David Leslie Brooklyn/Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 16. 1:16,52 Only Leslie qualified

Win for Laurence Bristow and Tiff Needell with tyre conservation and a well executed pit stop. Robb Gravett would lead away from pole but later Jeff Allam would fight low boost and wires on fire to finish second. Guy Edwards and Win Percy finished third on the road only to be disqualified as Percy hadn't qualified this but the sister Kaliber car of an already retired Andy Rouse.
Class B looked to be set up for Steve Soper and Frank Sytner, but as the race went on only sixth gear worked reliably dropping them to forth. Instead Frank Sytner and Will Hoy took a steady victory from privateers John Llewellyn/Gerry Marshall and Ian Forrest/Hunter, the last pair suffering from failing fuel pressure in the end.
John Cleland and Ian Flux won an easy class C victory after Barrie Williams in the John Morris VW Golf kept the pressure on for the opening laps. This was too much for the Golf and overheating problems forced it out midway through leaving second to the second Vauxhall of Louise Aitken-Walker and Vince Woodman.
Class D lost half its contenders within six laps leaving an easy victory for Phil Dowsett and Mark Goddard ahead of Tony Crudgington and Chuck Nicholson.

Autosport reports the John Morris/Barrie Williams VW Golf to have recorded similar 1:21.16 times during both qualifying and race! Unlikely I'd say, but does anyone know the correct fastest race lap of the team?

Thruxton-on-the-road-winner Dave Brodie had a spin due to a puncture early on and finished a lowly 10th overall.

Ian Forrest and Les Liddiard partnered with drivers unknown to me.

Time keepers apparantly forgot to note three laps for a sick Chris Hodgetts during qualifying meaning that only co-driver David Leslie was registered for a fast enough lap. Graham Goode was having engine troubles hindering any competitive times.

In the news section it's mentioned that Jerry Mahony will soon take delivery of a Dick Johnson car to be powered by an engine preparation specialist new to the BTCC. Can't for the moment think of any available Dick Johnson cars by mid-1989!

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Ian Forrest partnered with Bernard Hunter.

Hathaway and Dave Wallis was excluded according to the media guide.

Mike Newman partnered with Graham Goode, not Alastair Lyall.

Les Liddiard drove with Steve King.
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Round 5 of 13 of the 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Monday May 29th 1989 over 14 laps on the 3.791 kms Thruxton circuit. Race scheduled for 17 laps, but stopped after 14 laps due to an accident partly blocking the circuit.

Coverage from BBC on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jT3X...om=PL&index=65
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5CAV...eature=related

Pos.Cl.#DriverTeam/sponsorCat.CarGridTimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1. 1. 1 Andy Rouse Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 2. 1:20,24 1:22,12 14 19:17,41
2. 2. 7 Tim Harvey Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 4. 1:20,79 1:21,65 14 19:18,50
3. 3. 4 Mike Newman Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 6. 1:21,21 1:21,83 14 19:20,48
4. 4. 28 Karl Jones Lee-Asquith/Duckhams A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 7. 1:21,42 1:21,90 14 19:26,11
5. 5. 20 Mike Smith Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 12. 1:22,13 1:22,03 14 19:35,18
6. 6. 5 Sean Walker Goode/FAI + Moss Security A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 11. 1:21,92 1:22,65 14 19:36,95
7. 7. 25 Gerrit van Kouwen JQF/Fina Unleaded A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 14. 1:22,30 1:23,31 14 19:51,10
8. 1. 32 James Weaver Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 15. 1:22,90 1:23,72 14 19:54,13
9. 8. Robin Donovan Drury/Blue Hawk A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 20. 1:24,59 1:24,21 14 19:59,28
10. 9. 3 Graham Goode Goode/Listerine + Texaco A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 8. 1:21,48 1:23,60 14 20:00,28
11. 10. 16 David Pinkney Drury/Warrenty Holdings A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 17. 1:23,57 1:23,30 14 20:00,52
12. 2. 43 Godfrey Hall Maguire/Godfrey Hall BMW B BMW M3 Evolution 24. 1:25,63 1:24,77 14 20:08,02
13. 3. John Llewellyn BRR/Johnston's + IMF B BMW M3 Evolution 19. 1:24,58 1:25,05 14 20:09,07
14. 11. 19 Dave Brodie Brodie Brittain/Hillstone A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 1. 1:19,46 1:21,06 14 20:13,09
15. 1. 56 John Cleland Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 21. 1:24,94 1:26,05 13
16. 2. 58 Louise Aitken-Walker Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 26. 1:27,84 1:27,01 13
17. 3. 55 John Morris Morris/Listers C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 25. 1:26,99 1:28,17 13
18. 12. 6 Laurence Bristow Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 13. 1:22,15 1:23,29 13
19. 4. 33 Frank Sytner Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 16. 1:23,37 1:24,36 13
20. 1. 88 Tony Crudgington Crudgington D Toyota Corolla GT 29. 1:29,01 1:29,61 12
21. 13. Nick May Trident/Nokia Mobira + Campari A Maserati Biturbo 27. 1:28,59 1:29,05 11
22. 2. 77 Geoff Kimber-Smith Five Star/Duckhams D Toyota Corolla GT 34. 1:40,81 1:47,39 11
23. 3. Tony Dolley Dolley/Wembdon Motors D Toyota Corolla GT 31. 1:33,56 1:36,04 10
DNF DNF Mike O'Brien Drury/Autoglass + Swan National A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 22. 1:24,94 1:25,25 12 electrics
DNF DNF 21 Robb Gravett Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 3. 1:20,44 1:20,87 9 accident
DNF DNF 70 Phil Dowsett PDR-Toyota D Toyota Corolla GT 28. 1:28,80 1:29,32 8 accident
DNF DNF 15 Chris Hodgetts Brooklyn/Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 9. 1:21,64 1:24,12 5 overheating
DNF DNF 2 Jerry Mahony Dowson/Arquati + Evans Halshaw A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 10. 1:21,81 1:22,68 4 engine
DNF DNF 50 Alan Minshaw Demon Tweeks/Castrol C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 30. 1:31,25 1:37,63 3 misfire
DNF DNF 35 Ian Forrest Prodrive/Novafone + Drambuie B BMW M3 Evolution 23. 1:25,61 1:49,34 2 tyre
DNS DNS 10 Guy Edwards Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 5. 1:21,18 accident
DNS DNS 9 Mark Rennison Rennison/Shell + Skipper's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 18. 1:23,62 engine
DNS DNS Les Liddiard Liddiard D Toyota Corolla GT 32. 1:35,44 engine
DNS DNS 14 Graham Hathaway Hathaway/Soans A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 33. 1:38,72

Taking off almost three abreast pole sitter Dave Brodie soon challenged early race leader Andy Rouse with Robb Gravett in the best seat to the action. Already by lap 1 Rouse was down to third while Brodie eaked out an advantage ever so slightly on Gravett. Midway through the race the two front runners came up to lap the dicing class D Corollas of Tony Crudgington and Phil Dowsett. Brodie went through on the start finish straight while Gravett caught up with them at the Complex. Crudgington was defending his class lead on the inside while Gravett, desparately not to loose too much time to Brodie, took the outside line leaving Dowsett nowhere to go in the middle. The Sierra was sent backwards into the tyre wall by Dowsett and both retired on the spot with a short fire from the Gravett car. Later a rescue vehicle was sent to the scene of the accident and parked on the race line the race was flagged off.
By then Dave Brodie had suffered from a puncture leaving him in a lowly 14th and thus Andy Rouse enherited the lead and eventual win. Tim Harvey, running at a conservative pace in the early going, had the tyres to challenge Rouse for the lead late in the race but his charge was cut short by the early flag fall. For a while Mike Newman had been running as best of the rest and would take third at the flag from a very competitive Karl Jones while Mike Smith had to fend off Sean Walker for the final two point placings. Laurence Bristow was up amongst the best but had a coming together with Graham Goode sending both cars spinning. Bristow then suffered a puncture eventually finishing him well down the order while Goode minus rear bumper finished 10th.
James Weaver took a relatively relaxed class B victory when Frank Sytner was delayed by a pit stop for a new front tyre, leaving him forth in class. Godfrey Hall fought with Ian Forrest over the first few laps for best of the rest with Forrest retiring and John Llewellyn catching up to Hall in the fight for second but never made it past.
John Cleland was in cruise mode for victory when he had to up the tempo to gain the fastest lap back from Louise Aitken-Walker. The pair would take another 1-2 with John Morris challenging for second in the early laps and Alan Minshaw retiring very early on.
Phil Dowsett lead away in class D but was passed by Tony Crudgington and then fighting each other for some laps. The fight was broken up when Gravett intervened leaving Crudgington to win, Dowsett to the tyre wall and Geoff Kimber-Smith to second.

It's reported that Louise Aitken-Walker will have a proper circuit car by the Grand Prix support race.

Dave Brodie has received additional support from Springfield but still looks rather bare in the sponsor department.

Please note that the Karl Jones RS500 at some early season stage is entered as Lee Asquith Motorsport. Vic Lee, his co-driver from Donington, entering the BTCC?
Interestingly, in the 1989 media guide, there is no mention of Brodie finishing 14th. I wonder why?
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Round 7 of 13 of the 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Sunday July 16th 1989 over 15 laps of the 4.778 kms Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

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Pos.Cl.#DriverTeam/sponsorCat.CarGridTimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1. 1. 1 Andy Rouse Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 1. 1:37,72 1:38,82 15 24:55,19
2. 2. 21 Robb Gravett Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 4. 1:38,70 1:39,38 15 25:07,15
3. 3. 10 Guy Edwards Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 5. 1:39,10 1:39,41 15 25:07,75
4. 4. 7 Tim Harvey Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 2. 1:38,53 1:39,91 15 25:13,24
5. 5. 6 Laurence Bristow Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 3. 1:38,56 1:39,95 15 25:14,16
6. 6. 3 Graham Goode Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 6. 1:39,36 1:40,15 15 25:20,71
7. 7. 25 Gerrit van Kouwen JQF/Fina Unleaded A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 13. 1:40,76 1:39,90 15 25:21,04
8. 8. 15 Chris Hodgetts Brooklyn Motorsport A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 8. 1:39,41 1:40,69 15 25:25,70
9. 9. 5 Sean Walker Goode/FAI + Moss Security A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 10. 1:40,37 1:41,27 15 25:31,48
10. 10. 20 Mike Smith Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 9. 1:39,69 1:41,20 15 25:45,99
11. 11. 2 Jerry Mahony Dowson/Arquati + Evans Halshaw A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 11. 1:40,54 1:41,31 15 25:47,17
12. 12. 28 Karl Jones Asquith/Duckhams A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 12. 1:40,66 1:41,93 15 25:52,04
13. 1. 32 James Weaver Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 14. 1:42,91 1:44,05 15 26:22,33
14. 13. 17 Mike O'Brien TDR/Autoglass + Swan National A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 17. 1:43,56 1:44,38 15 26:35,07
15. 2. 33 Frank Sytner Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 16. 1:43,49 1:44,52 15 26:37,23
3. 35 Ian Forrest Prodrive/Novafone + Drambuie B BMW M3 Evolution
18 Robin Donovan TDR/Blue Hawk A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
4. 30 Barrie Williams Alan Minshaw/Demon Tweeks B BMW M3 Evolution
5. 44 John Llewellyn BRR B BMW M3 Evolution
21. 1. 56 John Cleland Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 25. 1:48,30 1:49,58 14
22. 2. 58 Louise Aitken-Walker Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
23. 3. 57 Jeremy Rossiter Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
24. 4. 50 Alan Minshaw Demon Tweeks/Castrol C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V
25. 1. 75 Ray Armes PG Tags Racing D Honda Civic Si 30. 1:51,50 1:52,81 13
2. 70 Phil Dowsett PDR-Toyota/AJG Transport D Toyota Corolla GT
5. 53 Mike Jordan Eurotech C Peugeot 309 GTI
3. Les Liddiard D Toyota Corolla GT
4. 77 Geoff Kimber-Smith Five Star Racing D Toyota Corolla GT
5. 88 Tony Crudgington Crudgington D Toyota Corolla GT
6. 81 Tony Dolley Dolley D Toyota Corolla GT
DNF DNF 26 Nick May Trident/Campari + Nokia Mobira A Maserati Biturbo
DNF DNF 4 Mike Newman Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 7. 1:39,40 1:40,36 5 engine
DNF DNF 55 John Morris Morris/Listers C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 1 accident damage
DNF DNF 31 John Clark B BMW M3 Evolution 0 0:00,00 accident
DNF DNF 43 Godfrey Hall Maguire/Godfrey Hall BMW B BMW M3 Evolution 18. 1:45,29 0 0:00,00 transmission

Andy Rouse revenged his defeat from the previous round with a resounding victory. Tim Harvey challenged him early on but was soon demoted to third by Robb Gravett. The Trakstar team had Kiwi engine guru Neal Lowe of the Dick Johnson team in hand, but had issues over what could and what could not be modified regarding air intakes and filters. This left Gravett and Mike Smith down on power compared to the Rouse cars, but a first corner spin cost Smith all chances of a decent finish. His fight back through the field was one of the highligts of the race though. Harvey was soon in tyre troubles and further demoted to forth by Guy Edwards but held station ahead of Laurence Bristow. Graham Goode took the final point for sixth loosing teammate Mike Newman after an early off course excursion.
James Weaver and Frank Sytner had little drama in winning a one-two class B battle after early challenger Barrie ”Whizzo” Williams spun out of contention in the Demon Tweeks M3. Godfrey Hall would be left on the start line when his transmission failed while John Clark was another first lap casualty spinning and collected by class runner John Morris.
This left fellow Golf runner Alan Minshaw in forth in class C behind the now three Vauxhall Astras. John Cleland picked up another win from Louise Aitken-Walker and new driver Jeremy Rositer.
Ray Armes finally debuted the Graham Goode prepared Honda Civic Si to take a convincing class D victory from usual winner Phil Dowsett.

Unfortunately Autosport only brings partial results from the race – a trend to be continued throughout the season. So any help with filling out the missing results will as usual be much appreciated.

The YouTube clip does give a nice view of both the Trident Maserati wearing #26 and the Tony Dolley Corolla AE82 carrying #81. The Dolly-Colly is basically white with red and yellow bumpers while the Les Liddard car looks similar but with all red bumpers, but what number?

Debut of the Ray Armes Honda run as PG Tags Racing. The car was build by Graham Goode and Goode was soon to be seen as team in the Autosport result tables, but I thought the car was actually run by Trakstar ..or was that only from 1990?

Jesper
In the 1989 media guide, Andy Rouse's name has been rubbed off from the first positon, thus giving Gravett the win?

From Sytner in 14th onwards - Pinkey, Forrest, Lindgren, Llewellyn, Williams, Cleland (C), Aitken-Walker, Rossiter, Minshaw, Armes (D), Dowsett, Liddiard, Kimber-Smith, Crudington, Dolley, Retired - May, Donovan, Newman, Jordan, Morris, Hall, Clark.
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Round 8 of 13 of the 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Sunday July 23rd 1989 over 17 laps on the 4.182 kms Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

The race clashed with the Spa 24 hour race as usual and for the second week running the BTCC was support to a FIA World Championship race – this time the Group C cars.

Pos.Cl.#DriverTeam/sponsorCat.CarGridTimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1. 1. 21 Robb Gravett Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 1. 1:31,71 1:32,97 17 26:39,01
2. 2. 1 Andy Rouse Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 2. 1:32,70 1:33,27 17 26:40,88
3. 3. 20 Mike Smith Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 4. 1:33,47 1:33,28 17 26:46,12
4. 4. 10 Guy Edwards Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 10. 1:35,05 1:34,13 17 27:01,52
5. 5. 4 Mike Newman Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 5. 1:33,96 1:34,42 17 27:04,69
6. 6. 6 Laurence Bristow Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 7. 1:34,45 1:34,17 17 27:18,04
7. 7. 28 Karl Jones Les Asquith/Duckhams A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 8. 1:34,70 1:34,52 17 27:25,47
8. 8. 2 Jerry Mahony Dowson/Arquati + Evans Halshaw A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 14. 1:36,11 1:35,74 17 27:26,24
9. 1. 32 James Weaver Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 15. 1:36,41 1:36,59 17 28:08,19
10. 9. Mike O'Brien TDR/Autoglass + Swan National A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 13. 1:35,64 1:37,05 17 28:21,50
11. 2. 33 Frank Sytner Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 17. 1:36,85 1:38,23 17 28:22,70
12. 3. 44 John Llewellyn BRR/Johnston's B BMW M3 Evolution 19. 1:37,44 1:38,52 16
13. 4. 37 Nettan Lindgren Lindgren B BMW M3 Evolution 23. 1:41,27 1:39,30 16
14. 1. 56 John Cleland Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 22. 1:40,91 1:40,15 16
15. 2. 58 Louise Aitken-Walker Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 28. 1:43,30 1:40,79 16
16. 3. 57 Jeremy Rossiter Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 24. 1:42,15 1:41,17 16
17. 1. 75 Ray Armes PG Tags Racing D Honda Civic Si 25. 1:42,69 1:42,52 16
5. 31 John Clark B BMW M3 Evolution
4. 50 Alan Minshaw Demon Tweeks/Castrol C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V
2. 77 Geoff Kimber-Smith Five Star Racing D Toyota Corolla GT
DNF DNF 88 Tony Crudgington Crudgington D Toyota Corolla GT puncture
DNF DNF 7 Tim Harvey Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 3. 1:33,33 1:33,96 14 head gasket
DNF DNF 3 Graham Goode Goode/Listerine + Texaco A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 9. 1:35,03 1:35,16 10 battery
DNF DNF 5 Sean Walker Goode/FAI + Moss Security A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 6. 1:34,45 1:35,50 9 turbo boost
DNS DNS 35 Ian Forrest Prodrive/Novafone + Drambuie B BMW M3 Evolution accident
DNS DNS 43 Godfrey Hall Maguire/Godfrey Hall BMW B BMW M3 Evolution accident
DNS DNS 19 Dave Brodie Brodie Brittain Racing A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth engine

Race shortened from 20 to 17 laps after a massive collision betwin class B runners Godfrey Hall and Ian Forrest. Hall spun off at Paddock Hill Bend, likely on oil, and send bouncing back on the track to be collected by a hapless Forrest. Both cars were damaged beyond immediate repair and Hall likely missed the next few rounds as a result.

With Lowe still present in the Trakstar camp and engine legalities sorted Robb Gravett dominated the event winning his third victory of the season. Team mate Mike Smith was also on a high and finished a season best of third only beaten by a tyre conservative Andy Rouse. Tim Harvey was initially in the fight for third but a collision with Smith in the original start left him with a damaged radiator and eventual blown head gasket. This left fourth for Guy Edwards ahead of Mike Newman. Laurence Bristow, starting from pitlane, drove with command and finished an excellent if a little unrevarding sixth.
James Weaver and Frank Sytner once again delivered the goods for BMW in class B although Sytner was almost stopped by fuel supply issues late in the race.
In class C John Cleland was running a bit conservative, informed that Louise-Aitken Walker had the bonus point for fastest lap, and then upped the ante a tad for another victory.
With Phil Dowsett off to Spa class D was down to just three starters and no points for an eventual fuel starved but winning Ray Armes. Geoff Kimber-Smith was only other finisher when Tony Crudgington retired curtesy of a puncture.

Ian Forrest is repeatedly entered as a Prodrive driver in the Autosport results, his car being a former Prodrive car, but always thought it was his own team running the car.

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In finishing order - Armes (D), Minshaw, Clark, Kimber-Smith, Retired - Harvey, van Kouwen, May, Goode, Walker, Crudington, Donovan, Pinkey.
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Round 9 of 13 of the 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Sunday August 6th 1989 over 20 laps of the 3.085 kms Snetterton circuit.

Pos.Cl.#DriverTeam/sponsorCat.CarGridTimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1. 1. 21 Robb Gravett Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 1. 1:06,24 1:07,50 20 22:44,75
2. 2. 1 Andy Rouse Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 2. 1:07,34 1:07,58 20 22:45,03
3. 3. 7 Tim Harvey Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 3. 1:07,34 1:07,61 20 22:45,75
4. 4. 20 Will Hoy Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 8. 1:08,25 1:07,59 20 22:51,00
5. 5. 6 Laurence Bristow Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 7. 1:08,11 1:07,76 20 23:02,23
6. 6. 5 Sean Walker Goode/FAI + Moss Security A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 5. 1:08,04 1:08,30 20 23:06,53
7. 7. 25 Gerrit van Kouwen JQF/Fina Unleaded A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 13. 1:08,92 1:08,59 20 23:12,33
8. 8. 19 Dave Brodie Brodie Brittain/Hillstone A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 9. 1:08,41 1:09,14 20 23:24,78
9. 9. 2 Jerry Mahony Dowson/Arquati + Evans Halshaw A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 15. 1:09,19 1:09,57 20 23:41,94
10. 10. 17 Mike O'Brien TDR/Autoglass + Swan National A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 14. 1:09,02 1:09,14 20 23:49,51
11. 11. 3 Graham Goode Goode/Listerine + Texaco A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 10. 1:08,51 1:10,60 20 23:57,97
12. 1. 32 James Weaver Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 17. 1:10,18 1:10,76 19
13. 2. 33 Frank Sytner Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 16. 1:09,95 1:11,32 19
14. 3. 35 Ian Forrest Prodrive/Novafone + Drambuie B BMW M3 Evolution 21. 1:12,04 1:12,00 19
15. 4. 44 John Llewellyn BRR/Neeps B BMW M3 Evolution 19. 1:11,57 1:12,32 19
16. 1. 56 John Cleland Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 22. 1:12,74 1:14,01 19
17. 2. 58 Louise Aitken-Walker Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
18. 3. 57 Jeremy Rossiter Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
19. 1. 75 Ray Armes Goode/PG Tags D Honda Civic Si 25. 1:15,24 1:15,59 18
5. 37 Nettan Lindgren B BMW M3 Evolution 20.
4. 50 Alan Minshaw Demon Tweeks/Castrol C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V
88 Tony Crudgington Crudgington D Toyota Corolla GT
77 Geoff Kimber-Smith Five Star Racing D Toyota Corolla GT
unknown A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 11.
unknown A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 12.
unknown A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 18.
24 John Lepp Trident/Nokia Mobira + Campari A Maserati Biturbo
DNF DNF 28 Karl Jones Asquith/Duckhams A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 6. 1:08,10 1:08,39 16 engine
DNF DNF 4 Mike Newman Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 4. 1:07,87 1:09,23 3 misfire

Robb Gravett winning his fourth victory of the season but this time it was real close. The Trakstar car running on an unfamiliar Yokohama compound didn't know exactly what to expect from the tyres he raced them only as hard as he had to and had Andy Rouse all over him. Things eased off slightly towards the end as Tim Harvey momentarily went past Rouse on lap 18. In the end status quo remained covering the three some by just a second.
Will Hoy, substituting a recently ankle operated Mike Smith, in the second Trakstar car was a slendid fourth in unfamiliar enviroments from a tyre troubled Laurence Bristow. Sean Walker took the final point in sixth after an early off course excursion. Karl Jones looked set for that point only to blow an engine on lap 17. Gerrit van Kouwen finished seventh in his first try with the now active suspensioned JQF RS500 but with failing boost.
Another Weaver-Sytner show case in Class B with Ian Forrest taking third. John Clark seemed destined for third but a slow puncture caused a spin into retirement. As first privateer John Llewellyn sported a six speed gearbox but that caused him problems in the race leaving him fourth.
In Class C the order was once again John Cleland, Louise Aitken-Walker and Jeremy Rositer in the three Dave Cook Vauxhalls and again Alan Minshaw making sure that any points were distributed.
Ray Armes took another pointless Class D victory, even bothering with rebuilding the car from a Friday practice accident.

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From 19th onwards - Armes (D), Minshaw, Kimber-Smith, Crudington, Retired - Clark, Jones, Pinkey, Donovan, Lepp, Newman, Edwards.
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Round 10 of 13 of the 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Sunday August 20th 1989 over 15 laps of the 4.182 kms Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit.

36 cars on the grid likely in a 2-2-2-etc. grid formation for a rolling start.

Pos.Cl.#DriverTeam/sponsorCat.CarGridTimeFastest lapLapsTimeNotes
1. 1. 1 Andy Rouse Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 1. 1:32,62 1:33,34 15 23:34,11
2. 2. 6 Laurence Bristow Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 4. 1:32,91 1:33,64 15 23:49,33
3. 3. 7 Tomas Mezera Rouse/Labatt's A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 5. 1:32,95 1:34,35 15 23:53,29
4. 4. 5 Sean Walker Goode/FAI + Moss Security A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 7. 1:33,48 1:34,53 15 23:54,95
5. 5. 4 Mike Newman Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 16. 1:35,23 1:34,73 15 23:57,04
6. 6. 3 Graham Goode Goode/Listerine A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 11. 1:34,41 1:34,85 15 23:58,86
7. 1. 32 James Weaver Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 13. 1:34,67 1:36,02 15 24:37,83
8. 7. 2 Jerry Mahony Dowson/Arquati + Evans Halshaw A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 15. 1:34,96 1:36,22 15 24:44,82
9. 2. 33 Frank Sytner Prodrive/BMW Finance + Mobil B BMW M3 Evolution 14. 1:34,83 1:37,74 15 24:47,03
10. 3. 35 Ian Forrest Prodrive/Novafone B BMW M3 Evolution 20. 1:37,80 1:37,97 15 25:00,01
11. 8. 19 Dave Brodie BBR/Hillstone A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 3. 1:32,81 1:34,05 14
12. 9. Mike O'Brien TDR/Autoglass A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 17. 1:36,56 1:36,75 14
13. 10. 14 Graham Hathaway Hathaway/Soans A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 18. 1:37,41 1:40,15 14
14. 1. 56 John Cleland Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 24. 1:39,03 1:40,17 14
15. 2. 58 Louise Aitken-Walker Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 26. 1:40,82 1:41,12 14
16. 1. 70 Phil Dowsett Rayscar/Zen Discotheque D Toyota Corolla GT 29. 1:42,43 1:42,42 14
4. Nettan Lindgren B BMW M3 Evolution
5. John Clark B BMW M3 Evolution
6. John Llewellyn BRR B BMW M3 Evolution
3. 55 John Morris Morris/Listers C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V
4. Tony Lanfranchi C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
20. 2. 77 Geoff Kimber-Smith Five Star Racing D Toyota Corolla GT 32. 1:43,95 1:43,73 14
3. Tony Dolley Dolley D Toyota Corolla GT
DNF DNF 20 Mike Smith Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 6. 1:33,17 1:34,07 9 accident
DNF DNF 10 Guy Edwards Rouse/Kaliber A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 12. 1:34,60 1:34,38 9 accident
DNF DNF 75 Ray Armes Goode/PG Tags D Honda Civic Si 27. 1:41,74 1:42,15 7 tie rod
DNF DNF 25 Gerrit van Kouwen JQF/Fina Unleaded A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 10. 1:34,27 1:34,85 6 engine
DNF DNF 16 David Pinkney TDR/Warrenty Holdings A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 9. 1:33,95 1:34,67 4 accident
DNF DNF 21 Robb Gravett Trakstar/Cartel + NEC + Shell A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 2. 1:32,80 1:33,37 4 gearlever
DNF DNF 28 Karl Jones Lee-Asquith/Duckhams A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 8. 1:33,81 1:40,99 1 1:40,99 engine
DNF DNF 57 Jeremy Rossiter Dave Cook/VDS + Mobil C Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 0 0:00,00 accident
DNF DNF 50 Alan Minshaw Alan Minshaw/Demon Tweeks C Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V engine

Andy Rouse and Robb Gravett at it again but the Trakstar man had to retire with a broken gear lever after only four laps. Dave Brodie was among the two in the opening moments of the race but was soon overtaken by Laurence Bristow but midrace the situation was reverced once again, Brodie taking Mike Smith through with him. Guy Edwards was next in line to pass Bristow and soon had an eye on Mike Smith in third. Smith and Edwards then tripped over the lapped Corolla of Geoff Kimber-Smith with both Sierras retiring on the spot. For Brodie the race was soon over too as he pitted with ruined tyres. This left the Labatt's cars of Laurence Bristow and Tomas Mezera, Tim Harvey at the Nürburgring racing a factory Spice, in second and third. Graham Goode cars took the remaining points positions with Sean Walker heading Mike Newman and Graham Goode.
In the classes there were little surprises. James Weaver taking his obligatory victory and fastest lap in class B as did John Cleland in class C. Ray Armes lead class D once again but retired with a broken tie rod leaving victory to Phil Dowsett.

This 10th Ford victory is reported to have secured the blue oval of the manufactures championship. Does anyone know of any further details?

Andy Rouse has been disqualified from the Silverstone R7 and Brands Hatch R8 for turbo housing irregularities, but plans to appeal. The engine was sealed at the GP support race and run at the following weeks Brands Hatch meeting. From my interpretation he stands to loose points for a victory and a second and 2x2 maximum score penalties, described in the article as loosing 56 points from his current 55 tally. Given that the official BTCC site seems to recognise these disqualifications by 2010 but that Rouse ran #1 on his car in 1990, I'm a little confused. The Autosport review does say the Class A results are undecided as of late December 1989. Help requested.

Phil Dowsett rumoured to be driving a Toyota Supra Turbo in 1990. But why?

Jesper
From 16th onwards - Dowsett (D), Clark, Morris, Lindgren, Kimber-Smith, Llewellyn, Hall, Lanfranchi, Dolley, Retired - Smith, Edwards, Liddiard, Armes, Minshaw, van Kouwen, Pinkey, Gravett, Crudington, May, Jones, Rossiter.
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Thruxton, race 5: Goode wasn't mentioned as 14th since he was disqualified for illegal fuel.
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