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1988 Dunlop RAC BTCC Season Discussion & Results

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Originally Posted by Jesper OH View Post
Round 1 of 13 of the 1988 Dunlop RAC British Touring Car Championship held on Sunday 27th March 1988 held over x laps on the x.xxx miles Silverstone CLUB circuit.

As I only have top-6 overall results, I have listed the known drivers class-by-class.

Class A:
1./ #8 / Jerry Mahony / Dowson/ARQUATI / A / Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth / x laps / 25m02.12s
2./ #14 / Mike Newman / Goode / A / Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth / 25m06.20s
3./ #17 / Bob Sands / CC / A / Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth / 25m16.57s
? / #1 / Chris Hodgetts / MIL / A / Toyota Supra Turbo / 4th in class
? / #27/ Peter Buxtorf / Buxtorf / A / BMW 635CSi / 5th in class
? / #22 / Andy Rouse / Rouse / A / Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth / 6th in class
DNF / #19 / Laurence Bristow / Rouse/CAM SHIPPING / A / Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth / retired
DNF / #5 / Tim Harvey / Drury / A / Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth / retired
DNF / #7 / Mike O'Brien / Docking / A / Holden Commodore VL / retired
Fastest lap: Andy Rouse

Class B:
4./ #33 / Frank Sytner / Prodrive / B / BMW M3 / 25m32.38s / 1st in class
5./ #32 / Mike Smith / Prodrive / B / BMW M3 / 25m36.35s / 2nd in class
6./ #36 / Godfrey Hall / Maguire / B / BMW M3 / 25m54.60s / 3rd in class
? / #44 / Alan Minshaw / Minshaw / B / BMW M3 / 4th in class
? / #38 / Dave Wallis / Drury / B / Ford Escort RS Turbo / 5th in class
? / #39 / Lionel Wiffen / Drury / B / Ford Escort RS Turbo / 6th in class
Fastest lap: Frank Sytner

Class C:
DNS / #55 / James Shead / Maguire / C / VW Golf GTI 16V / did not start
Fastest lap: unknown if any driver started.

Class D:
? / #70 / Phil Dowsett / TOM'S GB / D / Toyota Corolla GT / 1st in class
? / #63 / Tony Crudgington / Crudgington / D / Toyota Corolla GT / 2nd in class
? / #? / Richard Belcher / unknown/NORTH ESSEX? / Ford Escort RS1600i / 3rd in class
Fastest lap: Phil Dowsett

My notes tell me that the Jerry Mahony Arquati RS500 was run by Roger Dowson, who, as I have now learned, was involved with the Austin Rover Sport MG Metro Turbo programme of 1983-1984.

The Bob Sands RS500 has been identified on the RS500 forums as a CC Motorsport entry. As David Cook ran the 1989 Vauxhall Astra GTE BTCC campain, would that mean that 1988 was the final year of CC Motorsport?

Jesper
Jesper, whether it helps much I don't know but i've added a few things in bold for you. The opening round was held on the old club circuit, which was quite rare for the BTCC!

I think you are right about the Sands CC car. It didn't do the whole season, in fact I think it withdrew after the first handful of rounds. Anyone confirm this?

You may find the CC thread in History of further use chap:

http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112579
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