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British Grand Prix Support Race

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 16/7/1978
Track length: 4.206 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 35
Finishers:

Pole position: Brodie in 1.43,26
Fastest lap: Allam in 1.43,42 = 146,16 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 145,16 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1978 Cars

 

Jeff Allam became a hero at Brands Hatch on Sunday. The curly haired 23-year-old had never won a Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship round before; yet in the 20-lap race that proceeded the Grand Prix he put in an absolute blinder of a performance. Shattering the lap record on the way, Jeff quite simply out- drove the best saloon drivers in Britain to take a flag to flag victory in the most hotly contested, most prestigious Tricentrol round of all. All year he had shown great promise; on Sunday he fulfilled it. Further down the field, Tony Dron, Richard Lloyd and Richard Longman took their customary class wins and fastest laps to keep the championship positions much as before.


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 15 Allam Motor Services Ltd. Racing with Nu-Luxe Foam
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jeff Allam, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 34.46,19 2 1.43,31 1.43,42  
2 2 19 Browne & Day Ltd.
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Brian Muir, AUS
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 35.12,92 10 1.44,52    
3 3 1 BMW (GB)
BMW 530i
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
2985 L6 D 20 laps, 35.16,85 5 1.44,05   Exhaust fumes
4 4 8 Gordon Spice Group
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 35.19,09 8 1.44,29    
5 5 7 Equipe Esso
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 35.20,19 3 1.43,40   Puncture
6 1 21 Leyland Cars
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Tony Dron, GB
1998 L4 C 20 laps, 35.36,28 11 1.45,23 1.45,87  
7 2 20 Hermetite Products
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Derek Bell, GB
1998 L4 C 20 laps, 35.47,12 16 1.46,87    
8 3 32  
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
René Metge, F
1998 L4 C 20 laps, 35.54,28 15 1.46,70    
9 6 9 Gordon Spice Group
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 36.03,92 6 1.44,05   Pit stop (engine)
10 4 28 Dick Lovett Specialist Cars
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Pete Lovett, GB
1998 L4 C 19 18 1.49,05    
11 1 44 Richard Lloyd Racing Ltd.
VW Golf GTI
Richard Lloyd, GB
1588 L4 B 19 laps, 35.23,77 17 1.48,67 1.49,11  
12 2 50 Way Valley Racing / Bradshaw Plant Hire
Toyota Celica GT
Win Percy, GB
1588 L4 B 19 laps, 35.29 20 1.50,55    
  3 57 Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica GT
Mike Wilds, GB
1588 L4 B 19 (3)      
  4 42 John Brundle Motors Ltd.
Toyota Celica GT
Martin Brundle, GB
1588 L4 B         Accident
  1 60 Patrick Motorsport
Mini 1275 GT
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 A 19 laps, 35.52,72 (1) 1.50,90 1.51,64  
  2 65 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Rex Greenslade, GB
1286 B4 A 19        
  3 71 Patrick Motorsport
Mini 1275 GT
Tom Pitcher, GB
1275 L4 A 19        
18   14 Triplex Safety Glass
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Gerry Marshall, GB
2993 V6 D   12 1.45,32   Puncture
DNF   49  
Ford Escort II Sport
David da Costa, GB
1594 L4 B         Accident with Brundle
DNF   2 BMW (GB)
BMW 530i
Dieter Quester, A
2985 L6 D 13 7 1.44,27   Electrics
DNF   10 FabergĂ© Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Stuart Graham, GB
2993 V6 D 10 4 1.43,58   Clutch
DNF      
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Barrie Williams, GB
2279 L4 C   14 1.46,59   Head gasket
DNF   18  
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Dave Brodie, GB
2993 V6 D 11 1 1.43,26   Gearbox
DNF   70  
Mini 1275 GT
Barry Johnson, GB
1275 L4 A         Accident
DNF   47  
VW Golf GTI
Martin Grant-Peterkin, GB
1588 L4 B         Accident
DNF   12 Carrier Properties Ltd.
Ford Capri II 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 D 15 9 1.44,38   Head gasket
DNF   27 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV
Jon Dooley, GB
1962 L4 C 14 19 1.49,67   Gearbox
DNS   6 Equipe Esso
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
2993 V6 D   13 1.46,48