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British Grand Prix Support Race

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 20/7/1968
Track length: 4.265 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Hahne in 1.46,7
Fastest lap: Gardner in 1.48,0

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

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For the British Grand Prix meeting at Brands Hatch, Hubert Hahne, better known for his BMW drives, was in the Malcolm Gartlan Falcon instead of Hobbs and justified his place with fastest practice lap, but it was Gardner who took the lead initially.
Muir got past, as did Hahne, while Roger Clark blotted his copybook with the 'supercharged' Alan Mann Escort by going off into the trees together with Robinson's Cortina and was not seen in the British championship series thereafter. Muir also went off and Gardner took the opportunity to retake the lead from Hahne who was the sole finisher in the over 1600 class.
This result put Gardner in the lead for the championship for the first time.
Report from Motor Racing Year 1968-9


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 35 Alan Mann Racing
Ford Escort TC
Frank Gardner, AUS
1594 L4 C 20 laps, 36.33,3 2 1.46,9 1.48,0  
2 1 40 Malcolm Gartlan Racing
Ford Falcon Sprint
Hubert Hahne, D
4728 V8 D 20 1 1.46,7 x  
3 1 22 Team Broadspeed/Bristol Street Group
Ford Escort 1300 GT
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1298 L4 B 20 10 1.52,1 1.52,1  
4 2 30 A.G. Dean (Racing) Ltd.
Ford Lotus Cortina
Barry Pearson, GB
1594 L4 C 20 11 1.52,3    
5 2 23 Dagenham Motors
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Alan Peer, GB
1298 L4 B 20 17 1.55,2    
6 3 11 Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
John Rhodes, GB
1293 L4 B 19 14 1.53,2    
7 1 5 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
998 L4 A 19 13 1.53,2 1.53,6  
8 4 12 Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
Steve Neal, GB
1293 L4 B 19 7 1.51,1    
9 5 16 Mick Clare
BMC Mini Cooper S
John Wales, GB
1293 L4 B 19 23 1.57,2    
10 3 33 Dagenham Motors
Ford Escort TC
Roger Taylor, GB
1594 L4 C 19 12 1.53,1    
11 6 14 Cars and Car Conversions
Austin Mini Cooper S
Tony Youlten, GB
1293 L4 B 19 19 1.55,6    
12 7 21 Team Broadspeed/Bristol Street Group
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Chris Craft, GB
1298 L4 B 18 9 1.51,9    
13 8 20  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Ken Costello, GB
1293 L4 B 18       DNQ?, but started
14 9 10  
Austin Mini Cooper S
David Buckett, GB
1293 L4 B 18 22 1.56,1    
15 2 1 Ian Bax
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Ian Bax, GB
999 L4 A 18       DNQ?, but started
16 4 32 A.G. Dean (Racing) Ltd.
Ford Lotus Cortina
Tony Dean, GB
1594 L4 C 18 6 1.50,7    
17 10 19  
Morris Mini Cooper S
Peter Lague, GB
1293 L4 B 17 21 1.56,1    
18 3 4 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Peter Harper, GB
998 L4 A 17 15 1.53,7    
DNF   17 Wilson's Motor Caravan Centre
BMC Mini Cooper S
Colin Youle, GB
1293 L4 B 11 20 1.55,6   Overheating
DNF   42 Bill Shaw Racing
Ford Falcon Sprint
Brian Muir, AUS
4728 V8 D 11 3 1.47,0   Accident
DNF/CL 4 6 Equipe Arden
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Gordon Spice, GB
999 L4 A 10 18 1.55,4    
DNF   15  
Austin Mini Cooper S
Graham Janzen, GB
1293 L4 B 9 24 2.00,2    
DNF   43  
Ford Falcon Sprint
Roy Pierpoint, GB
4728 V8 D 1 4 1.48,4   Exhaust
DNF   3 Team Broadspeed/Bristol Street Group
Ford Anglia
Mike Walker, GB
997 L4 A 1 25 2.00,2    
DNF   34 Alan Mann Racing
Ford Escort TC
Roger Clark, GB
1594 s/c L4 D   5 1.50,7   Accident with Robinson
DNF   31 A.G. Dean (Racing) Ltd.
Ford Lotus Cortina
Brian Robinson, GB
1594 L4 C   8 1.51,5   Accident with Clark
DNF   44  
Ford Mustang
John Ewer, GB
4728 V8 D   16 1.54,5   Fuel pump
DNQ   1  
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Ian Bax, GB
999 L4 A