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Race of Champions Meeting Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 14/3/1976
Track length: 4.206 m
Entries accepted:
Starters: 22?

Pole position: Rouse in 1.47,30
Fastest lap: Craft in 1.47,47 = 140,70 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 138,03 kmh
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1976 Cars


The first race looked promising.
Gordon Spice returned to racing with a well-deserved win for Ford in the opening round of the Keith Prowse British Touring Car Championship; but it was a victory secured only after Andy Rouse's fierce challenge had evaporated three laps from home when his Dolomite's accelerator pedal stuck to the floor. Gerry Marshall (Vauxhall Magnum), Win Percy (Toyota Celica) and Bernard Unett (Hillman Avenger) took the smaller class wins, and new lap records for the revised GP circuit were established by Chris Craft, Rouse, Percy and Unett.

Touring Cars class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
1 1   Wisharts Garages
Ford Capri II 3.0
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 36.31,0 2 1.48,0    
2 2   Tricentrol
Ford Capri II 3.0
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 36.33,9 4   1.47,47  
3 3   Hermetite Products
Ford Capri II 3.0
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
2993 V6 D 20 8      
4 1   Dealer Team Vauxhall
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Gerry Marshall, GB
2279 L4 C 20 laps, 37.24,5 9      
5 2    
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Martin Thomas, GB
1998 L4 C 20        
6 3   Mazda Dealer Team
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Dave Brodie, GB
2 x 491 R2 C 20        
7? 1   Samuri Racing with Toyota GB
Toyota Celica GT
Win Percy, GB
1588 L4 B 20 laps, 37.48,30     1.50,97  
8? 4    
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Thomas Hunt, GB
2 x 491 R2 C 19        
9? 5   British Leyland
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Andy Rouse, GB
1998 L4 C 19 1 1.47,30 1.47,90  
  1   Mopar
Hillman Avenger 1300
Bernard Unett, GB
1295 L4 A 19 laps, 38.13,33     1.57,95  
  2   Campari/Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Simon Kirkby, GB
1186 B4 A 19        
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Peter Hilliard, GB
1290 L4 A 19        
      Esso Uniflo
Ford Capri II 3.0
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 D   10      
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
John Lepp, GB
1186 B4 A          
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Jon Dooley, GB
1186 B4 A          
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Malcolm Wayne, GB
1186 B4 A          
DNF?     British Leyland
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Steve Thompson, GB
1998 L4 C   5     Gearbox
DNF?     Team Castrol
Ford Capri II 3.0
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
2993 V6 D   3 1.48,0   Gearbox
DNF     Samuri Racing with Toyota GB
Toyota Celica GT
Barrie Williams, GB
1588 L4 B         Drive shaft
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Paddy Loughnane
1998 L4 C         Accident
DNF     Norman Reeves Ltd.
Ford Capri II 3.0
Brian Muir, AUS
2993 V6 D 10 6     Fan belt
Opel Commodore GS/E
Stuart Patterson, GB
2784 L6 D   7     Spark plug