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British GP Support Race

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 14/7/1979
Track length: 4.719 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Buncombe
Fastest lap: Craft in 1.43,21 = 164,59 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 162,37 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1979 Cars

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"I'm going to win". There was no doubt in Gordon Spice's mind of that and, of course he did. But it was nevertheless a fabulous race, which saw four different leaders and dices throughout the field. Chris Craft bounced right back onto top form to follow his team mate home, ahead of Vince Woodman, who was later cruelly stripped of his third place for allegedly overtaking under yellow flags. Brian Muir was therefore the official third, ahead of early leader Jonathan Buncombe. The other early leaders, Andy Rouse and Stuart Graham dropped out with blown engines. In the 2300ce class, Rex Greenslade took the laurels for the first time this season, proving able to head Walkinshaw's record breaking Mazda for lap after lap. The Mazda eventually limped over the line with a sick engine. However, Gerry Marshall fared even worse, crashing out at Club and writing his car off. He suffered minor injuries. There was yet more drama in the 1600cc class, where the organisers stripped Win Percy of the laurels handing Richard Lloyd another victory.
Richard Longman took another 1300cc class win.



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   Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 34.52,47 4      
2 2   Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V6 D 20 2   1.43,21  
DSQ     Esso Uniflo
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 D 20 5     Overtaking under yellow flag
3 3 10 Browne & Day
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Brian Muir, AUS
2993 V6 D 20 6      
4 4   Esso Uniflo
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
2993 V6 D 20 1      
5 5 12 Aquabatten
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Colin Vandervell, GB
2993 V6 D 20 9      
6 6   Allam Motor Services racing with BP
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jeff Allam, GB
2993 V6 D 20 3     Engine
  1 21 Team Triplex with Esso and Motor
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Rex Greenslade, GB
1998 L4 C 20 laps, 35.42,62 11      
  2 24 Stratstone
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Tim Goss, GB
1998 L4 C   13      
  3 19  
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Tony Strawson, GB
1998 L4 C   15      
  4    
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Derrick Brunt, GB
2279 L4 C   14?      
DSQ   42 Team Toyota Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica GT
Win Percy, GB
1588 L4 B         Overtaking under yellow flag
  1 40 The Akai Golf
VW Golf GTI
Richard Lloyd, GB
1588 L4 B 19 laps, 35.18,93 17   1.50,25  
  2 41 Team Toyota Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica GT
Alec Poole, IRL
1588 L4 B   20      
  3    
VW Scirocco GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 B          
  6    
Talbot Avenger 1600 GT
Terry Watts, GB
1594 L4 B          
  1   Patrick Motorsport
Mini 1275 GT
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 A       1.53,23  
  2   Datapost
Mini 1275 GT
Alan Curnow, GB
1275 L4 A          
  3    
Mini 1275 GT
Jon Mowatt, GB
1275 L4 A          
  4   Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Jon Dooley, GB
1286 B4 A          
  6    
Talbot Avenger 1300 GT
John Spiller, GB
1295 L4 A          
  5 33 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
2 x 573 R2 C   10   1.45,50 Engine
      Patrick Motorsport
Mini 1275 GT
Stuart McCrudden, GB
1275 L4 A          
DNF?      
Mini 1275 GT
Tom Pitcher, GB
1275 L4 A          
DNF   9? Browne & Day
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 D   8     Conrod
DNF   22 Team Triplex with Esso and Motor
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Gerry Marshall, GB
1998 L4 C   12     Accident
DNF   5 FabergĂ© Racing Lee Jeans
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Stuart Graham, GB
2993 V6 D   7     Blown engine