long-distance races this year, and it was thought that Jim Ruichards
would have a lot more opposition than the 1986 ATCC series; the main
opponents Holden, Ford, Mitsubishi and Volvo all received newly
homologated parts or a lower weight after August 1, whereas BMW did not
have anything similar to offer for the 635. Nevertheless, the Richards
dominance contiuned just as well, helped by slick planning, reliability
and pitwork of Frank Gardner's JPS team.