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Old 1 Dec 2009, 13:28 (Ref:2592288)   #1
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1983 Trimoco RAC British Saloon Car Championship - Discussion & Results

Thank you for your corrections and additions, Carrera - much appreciated details. I guess the 3600 cc loft covers the 1983-1986 group A period?

Now, here is what I got about 1983:

1983 RAC Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship

Class A: 2500-3600 cc
Class B: 1601-2500 cc
Class C: up to 1600 cc (possible 0-1600 cc)

Round 1 March 20, 1983, Silverstone

1./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
2./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 2 April 1, 1983, Oulton Park

1./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m15.70s class winner
2./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m15.89s
3./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m16.26s
4./ #? / Jon Dooley / Dooley / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 23m46.97s class winner
5./ #? / Tony Lanfranchi / unknown / A / Opel Monza 3.0E / 20 laps in 23m54.52s
6./ #? / Hamish Irvine / Irvine? / B / Mazda RX-7 / 20 laps in 24m09.22s
7./ #? / Peter Hall / Rouse / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 24m09.96s
8./ #? / John Morris / Maguire? / C / VW Scirocco GTI / 20 laps in 24m21.74s class winner
9./ #? / Richard Longman / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i / 19 laps
10./ #? / Rob Hall / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i / 19 laps
unknown results for the remaining drivers
#? / Charles Sawyer-Hoare / unknown / A / Rover Vitesse
#? / Mike Newman / Newman / A / Ford Capri 3.0S
#? / Alan Curnow / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Greenhalgh / unknown / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Alan Minshaw / Minshaw / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Rob Kirby / unknown / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Chris Hodgetts / Brooklyn? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Andrew Thorpe / unknown / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Patrick Watts / Dowson / B / MG Metro Turbo
#? / Lionel Abbott / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Jock Robertson / unknown / C / Ford Fiesta XR2

Round 3 April 4, 1983, Thruxton

1./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m31.85s class winner
2./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m32.04s
3./ #? / Charles Sawyver-Hoare / unknown / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m06.57s
4./ #? / Jon Dooley / Dooley / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m12.56s class winner
5./ #? / Hamish Irvine / Irvine / B / Mazda RX-7 / 20 laps in 31m17.92s
6./ #? / Tony Lanfranchi / unknown / A / Opel Monza 3.0E / 20 laps in 31m25.75s
7./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m32.95s
8./ #? / Peter Hall / Rouse / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m53.42s
9./ #? / Alan Greenhalgh / C / VW Golf GTI / 19 laps class winner
10./ #? / Rob Kirby / unknown / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti / 19 laps
The remaining positions once again unknown, but these are the drivers
#? / Richard Longman / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Curnow / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / John Morris / Maguire? / C / VW Scirocco GTI
#? / Rob Hall / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Minshaw / Minshaw / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Patrick Watts / Dowson / C* / MG Metro*
#? / Chris Hodgetts / Brooklyn? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Andrew Thorpe / unknown / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Lionel Abbott / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Jock Robertson / unknown / C / Ford Fiesta XR2
#? / Andy Driver / unknown / C / Toyota Corolla GT
*Listed as such in my notes, but thought it should be a class B MG Metro Turbo.

Round 4 April 10, 1983, Brands Hatch
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 5 May 30, 1983, Thruxton
1./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 6 June 6, 1983, Silverstone
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 7 June 25, 1983, Donington Park
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 8 July 16, 1983, Silverstone
1./ #? / unknown / unknown / A / Rover Vitesse
5./ #? / Hans-Joachim Stuck / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
6./ #? / Win Percy / Hughes of Beaconsfield / A / Toyota Celica Supra

Round 9 August 8, 1983, Donington Park
1./ #? / unknown / unknown / A / Rover Vitesse
2./ #? / Hans-Joachim Stuck / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
3./ #? / Win Percy / Hughes of Beaconsfield / A / Toyota Celica Supra

Round 10 August 29, 1983, Brands Hatch
1 . / #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
3./ #? / Hans-Joachim Stuck / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
5 / #? / Win Percy / Hughes of Beaconsfield / A / Toyota Celica Supra

Round 11 October 2, 1983, Silverstone
1./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
2./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
3./ #? / David Brodie / Brodie / A / Mitsubishi Starion Turbo
4./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
5./ #? / Jonathan Palmer / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
6./ #? / Tony Lanfranchi / unknown / A / Opel Monza 3.0E

Who as a person or team ran the Toyota GB/Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyotas in various BTCC seasons. From what I know HofB was/is a Toyota dealer ship.

100 % Rover domination on the road, but a lot of gaps. Any additional information, including fastest lap for the classes, will be gladly received and hopefull for the mutual benefit for all interested parties.

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Round 3 – April 4, 1983, Thruxton

1./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m31.85s – class winner
2./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m32.04s
3./ #? / Charles Sawyver-Hoare / unknown / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m06.57s
4./ #? / Jon Dooley / Dooley / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m12.56s – class winner
5./ #? / Hamish Irvine / Irvine / B / Mazda RX-7 / 20 laps in 31m17.92s
6./ #? / Tony Lanfranchi / unknown / A / Opel Monza 3.0E / 20 laps in 31m25.75s
7./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m32.95s
8./ #? / Peter Hall / Rouse / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m53.42s
9./ #? / Alan Greenhalgh / C / VW Golf GTI / 19 laps – class winner
10./ #? / Rob Kirby / unknown / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti / 19 laps
The remaining positions once again unknown, but these are the drivers
#? / Richard Longman / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Curnow / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / John Morris / Maguire? / C / VW Scirocco GTI
#? / Rob Hall / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Minshaw / Minshaw / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Patrick Watts / Dowson / C* / MG Metro*
#? / Chris Hodgetts / Brooklyn? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Andrew Thorpe / unknown / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Lionel Abbott / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Jock Robertson / unknown / C / Ford Fiesta XR2
#? / Andy Driver / unknown / C / Toyota Corolla GT
*Listed as such in my notes, but thought it should be a class B MG Metro Turbo.
Think this is discussed somewhere in the Metro Turbo thread- AFAIK Watts started the season with a Class C 1300c Metro, not getting a Metro Turbo until sometime around mid-season, when a new car was built.

I'll have a look at the 1983 results I've got later- think they're fairly incomplete.
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Who as a person or team ran the Toyota GB/Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyotas in various BTCC seasons. From what I know HofB was/is a Toyota dealer ship.
Think we had a Celica Supra thread a while back which might contain the answer. The team could well have been by Hughes themselves, as after the end of the Toyota GB backing in '85, the ex-Sheene Celica Supra made a couple of BTCC appearances as a privateer entry (David Sears and Peter Lovett driving I think) before being written off in a shunt during qualifying for the TT (John Morris/Bob Meacham driving)- AFAIK on each occasion it was entered by HofB
http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jon...lverstone.html

This article on a Toyota owners club website, discussing the restoration of one of the original HofB Group 1 Celicas from 1979/80, which survives in Ireland, mentions that:
'For the 1979 season Toyota decided to become more involved in the Championship but decided to sub-contract the running of their team to enthusiastic Toyota dealers Hughes, based in Beaconsfield'
so it could well have been an 'in-house' job run from the Huges workshops
http://www.toyotaenthusiasts.com/Fea...ld_racecar.htm
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Thank you for your corrections and additions, Carrera - much appreciated details. I guess the 3600 cc loft covers the 1983-1986 group A period?

Now, here is what I got about 1983:

1983 RAC Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship

Class A: 2500-3600 cc
Class B: 1601-2500 cc
Class C: up to 1600 cc correct

Round 1 – March 20, 1983, Silverstone

1./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
2./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 2 – April 1, 1983, Oulton Park

1./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m15.70s – class winner
2./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m15.89s
3./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m16.26s
4./ #? / Jon Dooley / Dooley / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 23m46.97s – class winner
5./ #? / Tony Lanfranchi / GMDS / A / Opel Monza 3.0E / 20 laps in 23m54.52s
6./ #? / Hamish Irvine / Irvine / B / Mazda RX-7 / 20 laps in 24m09.22s
7./ #? / Peter Hall / Rouse / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 24m09.96s
8./ #? / John Morris / Maguire? / C / VW Scirocco GTI / 20 laps in 24m21.74s – class winner
9./ #? / Richard Longman / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i / 19 laps
10./ #? / Rob Hall / Julian May? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i / 19 laps
unknown results for the remaining drivers
#? / Charles Sawyer-Hoare / Martin Thomas/Daily Mirror (don't think Rouse ran it until 84?TBC) / A / Rover Vitesse
#? / Mike Newman / Newman / A / Ford Capri 3.0S
#? / Alan Curnow / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Greenhalgh / Ordibel Windrush / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Alan Minshaw / Minshaw / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Rob Kirby / ARDT / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Chris Hodgetts / Brooklyn? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Andrew Thorpe / ARDT/Hampshire's Of Dorking / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Patrick Watts / Dowson / B / MG Metro Turbo
#? / Lionel Abbott / Abbott / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Jock Robertson / Pegasus / C / Ford Fiesta XR2

Round 3 – April 4, 1983, Thruxton

1./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m31.85s – class winner
2./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m32.04s
3./ #? / Charles Sawyver-Hoare / Martin Thomas/Daily Mirror (don't think Rouse ran it until 84?TBC) / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m06.57s
4./ #? / Jon Dooley / Dooley / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m12.56s – class winner
5./ #? / Hamish Irvine / Irvine / B / Mazda RX-7 / 20 laps in 31m17.92s
6./ #? / Tony Lanfranchi / GMDS / A / Opel Monza 3.0E / 20 laps in 31m25.75s
7./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m32.95s
8./ #? / Peter Hall / Rouse / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m53.42s
9./ #? / Alan Greenhalgh /Ordibel Windrush / C / VW Golf GTI / 19 laps – class winner
10./ #? / Rob Kirby / ARDT / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti / 19 laps
The remaining positions once again unknown, but these are the drivers
#? / Richard Longman / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Curnow / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / John Morris / Maguire? / C / VW Scirocco GTI
#? / Rob Hall / Julian May? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Minshaw / Minshaw / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Patrick Watts / Dowson / C* / MG Metro*
#? / Chris Hodgetts / Brooklyn? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Andrew Thorpe / ARDT/HoD / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Lionel Abbott / Abbott / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Jock Robertson / Pegasus / C / Ford Fiesta XR2
#? / Andy Driver / Driver / C / Toyota Corolla GT
*Listed as such in my notes, but thought it should be a class B MG Metro Turbo.

The Turbo didn't appear until mid-season onwards I think? Watts ran a normally aspirated car in the small class until then

Round 4 – April 10, 1983, Brands Hatch
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 5 – May 30, 1983, Thruxton
1./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 6 – June 6, 1983, Silverstone
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 7 – June 25, 1983, Donington Park
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 8 – July 16, 1983, Silverstone
1./ #? / unknown / unknown / A / Rover Vitesse
5./ #? / Hans-Joachim Stuck / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
6./ #? / Win Percy / Hughes of Beaconsfield / A / Toyota Celica Supra

Round 9 – August 8, 1983, Donington Park
1./ #? / unknown / unknown / A / Rover Vitesse
2./ #? / Hans-Joachim Stuck / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
3./ #? / Win Percy / Hughes of Beaconsfield / A / Toyota Celica Supra

Round 10 – August 29, 1983, Brands Hatch
1 . / #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
3./ #? / Hans-Joachim Stuck / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
5 / #? / Win Percy / Hughes of Beaconsfield / A / Toyota Celica Supra

Round 11 – October 2, 1983, Silverstone
1./ #? / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
2./ #? / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
3./ #? / David Brodie / Brodie / A / Mitsubishi Starion Turbo
4./ #? / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
5./ #? / Jonathan Palmer / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
6./ #? / Tony Lanfranchi / GMDS / A / Opel Monza 3.0E

Who as a person or team ran the Toyota GB/Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyotas in various BTCC seasons. From what I know HofB was/is a Toyota dealer ship.

100 % Rover domination on the road, but a lot of gaps. Any additional information, including fastest lap for the classes, will be gladly received and hopefull for the mutual benefit for all interested parties.

Jesper
As with KA a few additions/thoughts on entries in bold. The Supra's engines were built by (and I think the car itself may even have been set up by) the late Jim Whitehouse's Arden Conversions in Pershore?
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Think this is discussed somewhere in the Metro Turbo thread- AFAIK Watts started the season with a Class C 1300c Metro, not getting a Metro Turbo until sometime around mid-season, when a new car was built.

I'll have a look at the 1983 results I've got later- think they're fairly incomplete.
Had a look on the homologation date of the Turbo. As it's recognised as of February 1, 1983, that should not have been a problem, but delays in development of the actual cars could well have been.

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Here is a very good account of the various group A MG Metros in BTCC racing, telling that Watts did indeed race his first Metro in normally aspirated form before being upgrated to Turbo spec., but do read the original post.
Only problem with the information, is that to my notes Patrick Watts was present, but perhaps not starting, for round 2 at Oulton Park on April 1, 1983.

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Here is a very good account of the various group A MG Metros in BTCC racing, telling that Watts did indeed race his first Metro in normally aspirated form before being upgrated to Turbo spec., but do read the original post.
Only problem with the information, is that to my notes Patrick Watts was present, but perhaps not starting, for round 2 at Oulton Park on April 1, 1983.

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There's another account of this later in the thread if it helps
http://tentenths.com/forum/showpost....6&postcount=51
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I can help with some of these- again, based on notes I took 20-odd years ago (...and have transcribed at least once...) plus articles in 'Performance Car' Magazine back issues that I've got (PC journalist Art Markus did a monthly BTCC review column under the title 'Art on A', which only gave partial results, but were quite good for pics and background)

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Thank you for your corrections and additions, Carrera - much appreciated details. I guess the 3600 cc loft covers the 1983-1986 group A period?

Now, here is what I got about 1983:

1983 RAC Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship

Class A: 2500-3600 cc
Class B: 1601-2500 cc
Class C: up to 1600 cc (possible 0-1600 cc)

Round 1 March 20, 1983, Silverstone

1./ #4 / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
2./ #2 / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 2 April 1, 1983, Oulton Park

1./ #2 / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m15.70s class winner
2./ #3 / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m15.89s
3./ #4 / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 23m16.26s
4./ #31 / Jon Dooley / Alfa Romeo Dealer Team / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 23m46.97s class winner
5./ #11 / Tony Lanfranchi / GM Dealer Sport / A / Opel Monza 3.0E / 20 laps in 23m54.52s
6./ #? / Hamish Irvine / Irvine? / B / Mazda RX-7 / 20 laps in 24m09.22s
7./ #34? / Peter Hall / Rouse / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 24m09.96s
8./ #60? / John Morris / Maguire? / C / VW Scirocco GTI / 20 laps in 24m21.74s class winner
9./ #77 / Richard Longman / Datapost / C / Ford Escort RS1600i / 19 laps
10./ #72 / Rob Hall / Lloyds? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i / 19 laps
unknown results for the remaining drivers
#10? / Charles Sawyer-Hoare / Equipe Esso / A / Rover Vitesse
#? / Mike Newman / Newman / A / Ford Capri 3.0S
#66 / Alan Curnow / Datapost/ C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Greenhalgh / Ordibel / C / VW Golf GTI
#86 / Alan Minshaw / Demon Tweeks/ C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Rob Kirby / Alfa Romeo Dealer Team / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#69 / Chris Hodgetts / Brooklyn? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#84/ Andrew Thorpe / Alfa Romeo Dealer Team / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#78? / Patrick Watts / Dowson / B / MG Metro 1300
#? / Lionel Abbott / Abbott / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Jock Robertson / Pegasus?/ C / Ford Fiesta XR2

Round 3 April 4, 1983, Thruxton

1./ #3 / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m31.85s class winner
2./ #2 / Jeff Allam / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 30m32.04s
3./ #10 / Charles Sawyver-Hoare / Equipe Esso / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m06.57s
4./ #31 / Jon Dooley / ARDT / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m12.56s class winner
5./ #? / Hamish Irvine / Irvine / B / Mazda RX-7 / 20 laps in 31m17.92s
6./ #11 / Tony Lanfranchi / GMDS / A / Opel Monza 3.0E / 20 laps in 31m25.75s
7./ #4 / Steve Soper / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse / 20 laps in 31m32.95s
8./ #34 / Peter Hall / Rouse / B / Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 / 20 laps in 31m53.42s
9./ #? / Alan Greenhalgh / Ordibel/C / VW Golf GTI / 19 laps class winner
10./ #? / Rob Kirby / ARDT / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti / 19 laps
The remaining positions once again unknown, but these are the drivers
#? / Richard Longman / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Curnow / Longman / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / John Morris / Maguire? / C / VW Scirocco GTI
#? / Rob Hall / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Alan Minshaw / Minshaw / C / VW Golf GTI
#? / Patrick Watts / Dowson / C* / MG Metro*
#? / Chris Hodgetts / Brooklyn? / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Andrew Thorpe / unknown / C / Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
#? / Lionel Abbott / unknown / C / Ford Escort RS1600i
#? / Jock Robertson / unknown / C / Ford Fiesta XR2
#? / Andy Driver / unknown / C / Toyota Corolla GT
*Listed as such in my notes, but thought it should be a class B MG Metro Turbo.

Round 4 April 10, 1983, Brands Hatch
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 5 May 30, 1983, Thruxton
1./ #3 / Peter Lovett / TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
2./#2/ Jeff Allam/ TWR/ A/ Rover Vitesse
3./#10/Charles Sawyer-Hoare/Equipe Esso/A/ Rover Vitesse
4./#34/Andy Rouse/Rouse/B/Alfa Romeo GTV6
5./#??/Graham Goode/Goode/A/Ford Capri 3.0S
6./#35?/Tony Pond/Dowson/B/MG Metro Turbo
7./#??/Hamish Irvine/Irvine/B/Mazda RX7
8./#66/Alan Curnow/Datapost/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
9./#11/Tony Lanfranchi/GMDS/A/Opel Monza 3.0E
10./#77/Richard Longman/Datapost/C/Ford Escort RS1600i

Class B
1./Rouse
2./Pond
3./Irvine

Class C
1./Curnow
2./Longman
3./#86/Alan Minshaw/Demon Tweeks/C/VW Golf GTi
4./#69/Chris Hodgetts/Brooklyn/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
5./#78/Patrick Watts/Dowson/MG Metro 1300
6./#??/Lionel Abbott/Abbott/C/Ford Escort RS1600i


Round 6 June 6, 1983, Silverstone
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 7 June 25, 1983, Donington Park
1./#3/Peter Lovett/TWR/A/Rover Vitesse
2./#19/Frank Sytner/Sytner/A/BMW 635CSi
3./#11/Tony Lanfranchi/GMDS/A/Opel Monza 3.0E
4./#34/Andy Rouse/Rouse/B/Alfa Romeo GTV6
5./#35/Tony Pond/Dowson/B/MG Metro Turbo
6./#??/Hamish Irvine/Irvine/B/Mazda RX7
7./#??/Mike Newman/Newman/A/Ford Capri 3.0S
8./#10/Charles Sawyer-Hoare/Equipe Esso/A/Rover Vitesse
9./#6?/Dennis Leech/Leech/Rover Vitesse
10./#60/John Morris/Morris Vulcan/VW Scirocco

Class C
1./Morris
2./#72/Rob Hall/Lloyds/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
3./#86/Alan Minshaw/Demon Tweeks/C/VW Golf GTi
4./#66/Alan Curnow/Datapost/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
5./#??/Lionel Abbott/Abbott/C/Ford Escort RS1600i

DNF
#2/Jeff Allam/TWR/A/Rover Vitesse
#69/Chris Hodgetts/Brooklyn/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
#77/Richard Longman/Datapost/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
#31/Jon Dooley/ARDT/B/Alfa Romeo GTV6
#??/Patrick Watts/Dowson/B/MG Metro Turbo
#??/Graham Goode/Goode/???? (either a Capri or the Nissan Bluebird?)
#??/Andrew Thorpe/ARDT/Alfa Romeo Alfasud
DNS#4/Steve Soper/TWR/Rover Vitesse
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Oops, missed the DNFs from Round 5 at Snetterton....

DNF:
#1/Win Percy/Hughes of Beaconsfield/A/Toyota Celica Supra
#84/Andrew Thorpe/ARDT/C/Alfa Romeo Alfasud
#??/Rob Kirby/ARDT/C/Alfa Romeo Alfasud
#31/Jon Dooley/ARDT/B/Alfa Romeo Alfasud
#6/Dennis Leech/Leech/A/Rover Vitesse
#??/Tony Crudgington/RZ Racing/C/Toyota Corolla GT
#72/Rob Hall/Lloyds/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
#60/John Morris/Morris Vulcan/C/VW Scirocco
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Round 7 June 25, 1983, Donington Park
1.unknown / A / Rover Vitesse

Round 8 July 16, 1983, Silverstone
1./ #4 / Steve Soper/TWR / A / Rover Vitesse
2./#3/Peter Lovett/TWR/A/Rover Vitesse
3./#2/Jeff Allam/TWR/A/Rover Vitesse
4./#19/Frank Sytner/Sytner/A/BMW 635CSi
5./ #20/ Hans-Joachim Stuck / Bob Sparshott / A / BMW 635CSi
6./ #1/ Win Percy / Hughes of Beaconsfield / A / Toyota Celica Supra
7./#11/Tony Lanfranchi/GMDS/A/Opel Monza 3.0E

Class B
1./#31/Jon Dooley/ARDT/Alfa Romeo GTV6

Class C
1./#77/Richard Longman/Datapost/Ford Escort RS1600i
2./#86/Alan Minshaw/Demon Tweeks/VW Golf GTi

DNF
#34/Andy Rouse/Rouse/B/Alfa Romeo GTV6

Result unknown
#18./Dave Brodie/MidWest Colt/A/Mitsubishi Starion Turbo
#69./Chris Hodgetts/Brooklyn/C/Ford Escort RS1600i
#30./?? (maybe Hamish Irvine?)/B/Mazda RX7

DNS
#87?/Geoff Kimber-Smith/C/Toyota Corolla GT?

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Thank you for the updates so far, KA. Your info has already put a lot of meat on the rather bare bones I started with this afternoon.

Seing that Tony Crudgington and Geoff Kimber-Smith pops up in Toyota Corolla GTs or perhaps Toyota Corolla GTs. These must have been of the 8 valve TE71-type, as the never 16 valve AE86 was only homologated from January 1, 1984.

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Thank you for the updates so far, KA. Your info has already put a lot of meat on the rather bare bones I started with this afternoon.

Seing that Tony Crudgington and Geoff Kimber-Smith pops up in Toyota Corolla GTs or perhaps Toyota Corolla GTs. These must have been of the 8 valve TE71-type, as the never 16 valve AE86 was only homologated from January 1, 1984.

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No problem- I've still got quite a lot of gaps in the 1983-84 period as well, but do have some original source material (magazine articles etc) that I can refer to- most of it is 1985 onwards though

Re: Corollas, Is this the 'TE71'-shape Corolla?
http://www.racingsportscars.com/etcc...-07-31-066.jpg
If so, then definitely yes- I've got a pic of the Kimber-Smith car (accident-damaged) in an old Performance Car magazine, and it's definitely that shape. Win Percy, of course, had won the championship the previous year in one (see bottom right above the Rouse Rover:
http://www.automobiliauk.com/images/btcc1_b.jpg )
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No problem- I've still got quite a lot of gaps in the 1983-84 period as well, but do have some original source material (magazine articles etc) that I can refer to- most of it is 1985 onwards though

Re: Corollas, Is this the 'TE71'-shape Corolla?
http://www.racingsportscars.com/etcc...-07-31-066.jpg
If so, then definitely yes- I've got a pic of the Kimber-Smith car (accident-damaged) in an old Performance Car magazine, and it's definitely that shape. Win Percy, of course, had won the championship the previous year in one (see bottom right above the Rouse Rover:
http://www.automobiliauk.com/images/btcc1_b.jpg )
Yes, that's the type of Corolla I'm referring to. Never a car that achieved much in group A, unlike it's successor, the AE86 as seen here!

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Yes, that's the type of Corolla I'm referring to. Never a car that achieved much in group A, unlike it's successor, the AE86 as seen here!

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Going a bit off-topic, but Per Eklund had a fair bit of success on the British Rally Championship with Toyota GB's example, pretty much dominating Group A in 1983, winning the category on 5 out of the 6 rounds with Toyota GB's Corolla 'PJD354Y'

Opposition was mainly Audi UK 's 80 Quattro, Chris Lord's RX7, the fragile and underpowered works-backed RS1600is of Malcolm Wilson and Louise Aitken-Walker, privateer Corollas, Manta GT/Es etc and the first TWR Rover appearances. Eklund achived some impressively high overall finishes though, 4th o/a on the Welsh and Scottish in entry lists that featured Blomqvist in a Quattro and some quick 2wd Group 4/Group B opposition

Incidentally, IIRC, Toyota GB used the 'Liftback' (as I think Toyota called it?) bodyshell
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0024_large.jpg
rather than the Coupe version seen in the Spa 24 hours pics- Can't find a pic of the actual car anywhere.

Eklund got a 16-valve AE86 for 1984, and continued to be the man to beat in Group A on UK events until Pond and the big Rover started to appear more regularly

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Rarely am I in rally mode, but perhaps I shouldn't be surprised the TE71 was competive in the forrests - and not least with Per Eklund driving. I think the Corollas were decently solid cars coping with the rigours of rallying nicely.

For the circuits they were too heavy. I think the 1983 Danish Castrol/John Nielsen was quotet at something like 880 kgs or there about, 80 kgs above the minimum weight for 1600 cc cars.

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