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Silverstone Grand Prix support race

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 16/7/1977
Track length: 4.719 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Dron in 1.46,13
Fastest lap: Graham in 1.46,45 = 159,58 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 157,22 kmh
Weather: Cloudy but dry
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1977 Cars

 

Tony Dron performed his second giant slaughtering act of the year in the Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship round that preceded Saturday's Grand Prix, taking Leyland's works Dolomite Sprint to a massive victory over all the Capris.
Dron drove superbly and fully deserved his outright win and new lap record, but the Ford drivers actually helped Tony get away by their frantic efforts to beat each other in a very "physical" battle for their own class honours. As Bernard Unett again won his class and also set a new lap record for the 1300 division (using an engine that was in its 13th race) he still leads the Tricentrol series for Chrysler.


Touring Cars class A-D
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 28 British Leyland
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Tony Dron, GB
1998 L4 B 20 laps, 36.00,87 1 1.46,13 1.46,68  
2 1 7 Hammonds Sauce Group
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 36.12,46 9   1.46,95  
3 2 4 Esso Uniflo
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 36.12,90 7   1.47,32  
4 3 8 Fabergé Racing
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Stuart Graham, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 36.17,26 2 1.46,18 1.46,45 Gearbox
5 4 2 Esso Uniflo
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 36.20,41 6   1.47,42  
6 2 35 Dealer Team Vauxhall Castrol
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Gerry Marshall, GB
2279 L4 B 20 laps, 36.32,63 10   1.48,31  
7 3 33 Allam Motor Services
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Jeff Allam, GB
2279 L4 B 20 laps, 36.48,17 12   1.49,23  
8 5 1 Gordon Spice Group
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 36.55,20 5 1.46,66 1.46,95  
9 6 5 Stuart Patterson
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Phil Dowsett, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 36.56,73 11   1.49,13  
10 4 36  
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Martin Thomas, GB
1998 L4 B 19 laps, 36.37,83     1.53,80  
11 5 15 Triplex
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Colin Vandervell, GB
2993 V6 A 19 laps, 36.51,18 3 1.46,20 1.47,43 Puncture
12 1 46  
VW Golf GTI
Richard Lloyd, GB
1588 L4 C 19 laps, 37.25,70     1.56,28  
13 1 66 Mopar
Chrysler Avenger 1300 GT
Bernard Unett, GB
1295 L4 D 19 laps, 37.25,87 (1) 1.56,77 1.56,29  
14 6 9  
Opel Commodore GS/E
Stuart McCrudden, GB
2784 L6 A 19 laps, 37.27,15     1.56,19  
15 2 41  
Toyota Celica GT
Martin Brundle, GB
1588 L4 C 19 laps, 37.33,69 (2) 1.56,42 1.57,06  
16 2 75 Patrick Motor Group
Mini 1275 GT
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 D 19 laps, 37.34,26 (2?) 1.57,40 1.56,40  
17 3 69  
Mini 1275 GT
Alan Curnow, GB
1275 L4 D 19 laps, 37.35,55     1.56,80  
18 4 73 Marshall Wingfield
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Barrie Williams, GB
1290 L4 D 18 laps, 36.46,33     2.00,56  
19 7 10 BMW racing with Castrol
BMW 530i US
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
2985 L6 A 18 laps, 37.22,66 8   1.47,20 Changed wheels (twice)
20 5 65  
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
John Myerscough, GB
1286 B4 D 18 laps, 37.45,00     2.03,20 Gearbox
21 3 52 Comtec Withers Opposite Lock
Ford Escort II Sport
Cyd Williams, GB
1599 L4 C 18 laps, 38.05,75     2.03,14  
DNF   3 Samuri Racing with Bradshaw Hire Plant
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Win Percy, GB
2993 V6 A 19     1.48,17 Distributor
DNF   22 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV
Jon Dooley, GB
1962 L4 B       1.54,11 Propshaft
DNF   71  
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Nigel Rosser
1286 B4 D       2.04,28 Gearbox
DNF   6 Chingford Boat Centre
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Freddie Jacks, GB
2993 V6 A       1.55,49 Blown engine
DNF   49  
Renault R 5 Alpine
Susan Tucker-Peak, GB
1397 L4 C       2.06,22  
DNF   50 Renault Elf
Renault R 5 Alpine
Brian Muir, AUS
1397 L4 C       1.57,98  
DNF   51  
Ford Escort II Mexico
Wayne Wainwright, GB
1594 L4 C       1.58,15  
DNF   17? Miss Polly Williams
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Dave Brodie, GB
2993 V6 A   4 1.46,25 1.51,44 Accident
DNF   37 Luton Products
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
2279 L4 B   13   1.51,08  
DNF   42 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT
Peter Hilliard, GB
1570 L4 C       2.21,36 Broken seat mountings
DNF   43  
Toyota Celica GT
Martin Williams, GB
1588 L4 C       2.13,51 Accident
DNF   63 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Rex Greenslade, GB
1286 B4 D       2.14,42 Accident
DNF   77 Team Lassman
Mini 1275 GT
James Burrows, GB
1275 L4 D       2.15,06 Accident
DNS      
VW Scirocco GTI
Brian Pepper, GB
1588 L4 C   (1) 1.56,07   Exhaust loose