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Old 1 Mar 2016, 15:10 (Ref:3619039)   #106
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Holden308 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I seem to recall in an AMC article that Garry Willmington said that before the 1985 James Hardie, he tried to buy a set of the Denloc Dunlops from TWR to run on his Jaguar at Bathurst (TWR was the official Dunlop racing distributor in the UK at the time), but Tom refused to sell him any.

Not really sure why he wouldn't sell him any. Its not like the #12 XJS was ever going to be a threat to Tom's cars. Even if the TWR Jags were legal, they still would have been light years ahead of Willmington and Janson in outright speed.

IIRC, the Jag was the fastest car in a straight line during the ATCC round at Adelaide in 1985. The long AIR straight allowed Willmington to open the V12 up a bit. He also had the Jag up fairly high on the grid at the GP support race that year in Adelaide where he was again the fastest on the long straight. If only he had a decent budget to develop the car, it might have given the local 635's, Volvo's, Commodore's and Mustangs a fright, at least in 1985.
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Old 31 Mar 2016, 06:14 (Ref:3628926)   #107
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1985 Australian Touring Car Championship
Round 1 - Winton, VIC (10/2/1985)

Circuit Length: 2.03 km
Race Distance: 50 laps
Weather: Sunny

PositionNumberEntrantDriverCarClassRace Time/LapsRetirement CauseFastest TimeQualifying TimeGrid Position
162JPS Team BMWJim RichardsBMW 635CSiC57m43.4s  1m05.8s1
231JPS Team BMWNeville CrichtonBMW 635CSiC49 laps  1m9
366Mitsubishi RalliartKevin BartlettMitsubishi StarionB49 laps  1m08.8s6
427Network AlfaAlan JonesAlfa Romeo GTV6B49 laps  1m06.5s4
578Melbourne Clutch & BrakeBrian SampsonMitsubishi StarionB48 laps  1m11.4s11
628Capri ComponentsLawrie NelsonFord MustangC48 laps  1m11.6s12
711Toyota Team AustraliaJohn SmithToyota Corolla AE86 LiftbackA47 laps  1m09.4s8
813Bob Holden Motors Manly ValeBob HoldenToyota Corolla AE86 LiftbackA47 laps  1m12.9s14
9  Laurie HazeltonFord CapriB47 laps  1m12.3s13
10  Mike MinearVolvo 360GTB45 laps  1m15.8s15
DNF12Garry WillmingtonGarry WillmingtonJaguar XJSC   1m09.3s7
DNF  Greville ArnelMitsubishi StarionB   1m10.3s10
DNF33 Don SmithFord MustangB   1m08.7s5
DNF17Palmer Tube MillsDick JohnsonFord MustangC overheating 1m05.9s2
DNF26Network AlfaColin BondAlfa Romeo GTV6B2 lapsoil leak, spun off 1m06.1s3
The only race in the history of the ATCC that did not feature a Holden in the field.
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