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Evening News Trophy

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 2/9/1968
Track length: 4.265 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Gardner in 1.47,1
Fastest lap: Muir and Pierpoint in 1.47,0

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 5/63
Car info: 1968 Cars

 

Gardner clinched the championship at the Bank Holiday Brands Hatch meeting, taking a safe fourth place overall while again winning his class and the 'supercharged' Escort achieved its object in the hands of a determined Jack Oliver, beating Muir soundly for second place, but Pierpoint was quicker still to win convincingly.
Fitzpatrick had the only Broadspeed Escort GT at Brands Hatch for the Bank Holiday meeting and this was eliminated in a start-line pile-up along with several other cars and so Rhodes had an undisturbed class win from Alan Peer in the Dagenham Motors Escort which had taken third places at Croft and Oulton Park, Rhodes also making sure of a class win in the seasonal championship at the Brands Hatch, Bank Holiday meeting.


Touring cars
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1    
Ford Falcon Sprint
Roy Pierpoint, GB
4728 V8 D 20 laps, 36.03,6 4   1.47,0  
2 2   Alan Mann Racing
Ford Escort TC
Jackie Oliver, GB
1594 s/c L4 D 20 2 1.47,9    
3 3 201 Bill Shaw Racing
Ford Falcon Sprint
Brian Muir, AUS
4728 V8 D 20 3 1.48,3 1.47,0  
4 1   Alan Mann Racing
Ford Escort TC
Frank Gardner, AUS
1594 L4 C 20 1 1.47,1 1.47,4  
5 2   A.G. Dean (Racing) Ltd.
Ford Lotus Cortina
Brian Robinson, GB
1594 L4 C 20        
6 3    
Ford Escort TC
Mike Crabtree, GB
1594 L4 C 20 5      
7 4    
Ford Falcon Sprint
Terry Sanger, GB
4728 V8 D 20        
8 4   Dagenham Motors
Ford Escort TC
Roger Taylor, GB
1594 L4 C 19        
9 5   A.G. Dean (Racing) Ltd.
Ford Lotus Cortina
Tony Dean, GB
1594 L4 C 19        
10 1   Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
John Rhodes, GB
1293 L4 B 19     1.52,8  
11 2   Dagenham Motors
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Alan Peer, GB
1298 L4 B 19        
12 3    
Morris Mini Cooper S
Peter Lague, GB
1293 L4 B 19        
13 4   Cars and Car Conversions
Austin Mini Cooper S
Tony Youlten, GB
1293 L4 B 18        
14 1    
Ford Anglia
Les Nash, GB
997 L4 A 18        
15 2    
BMC Mini Cooper
Terry Harmer, GB
998 L4 A 18        
16 5    
Ford Mustang
Ron Fry, GB
4728 V8 D 18        
17 5    
Austin Mini Cooper S
Graham Janzen, GB
1293 L4 B 18        
18 7   Team Broadspeed?/Bristol Street Group
BMC Mini Cooper S
Martin Ridehalgh, GB
1293 L4 B 18        
19 8    
BMC Mini Cooper S
Ken Costello, GB
1293 L4 B 17        
20 9   Wilson's Motor Caravan Centre
BMC Mini Cooper S
Colin Youle, GB
1293 L4 B 17        
21 3   Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
998 L4 A 17        
DNF     Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
Steve Neal, GB
1293 L4 B 14       Accident
DNF     Equipe Arden
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Gordon Spice, GB
999 L4 B 13     1.56,2 Electrics
DNF     A.G. Dean (Racing) Ltd.
Ford Lotus Cortina
Barry Pearson, GB
1594 L4 C 9       Brake fluid leak
DNF      
BMW 2002
Malcolm Guthrie, GB
1990 L4 C 1       Fuel pump
DNF      
Ford Falcon Sprint
Martin Birrane, IRL
4728 V8 D         Accident
DNF      
Austin Mini Cooper S
David Buckett, GB
1293 L4 B         Accident
DNF     Leonard Ward Racing
Ford Anglia
Lawrie Hickman, GB
997 L4 A         Accident
DNF     Ian Bax
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Ian Bax, GB
999 L4 B         Accident
DNF     Team Broadspeed/Bristol Street Group
Ford Escort 1300 GT
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1298 L4 B         Puncture
DNF     Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
998 L4 A         Accident