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Brands Hatch Grand Prix Support Race

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 13/7/1980
Track length: 4.207 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 38?
Finishers:

Pole position: Spice in 1.41,899
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.53,27 = 133,67 kmh

Distance: 16 laps, redflagged
Average speed: 131,03 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1980 Cars

 

The works Rover team couldn't have wished for a more timely maiden victory, but that is what Leyland achieved this Sunday as Jeff Allam rocketed through from the second row of the grid with his intermediate-shod car and pulled steadily away to a clear victory.

Local man Nick Whiting took a fine second place with Jeff's last year's car, while Woodman was the first finisher on slick tyres, driving spiritedly into third place with his Equipe Esso Capri.

Win Percy, Chris Hodgetts and Alan Curnow all won their respective classes - no change there - although the Akai-Audis showed they are now really a force to be reckoned with in the ultra-competitive 1600 cc class, while the new Colt Lancers made their debut and also showed promise.
Other interest surrounded the conflict between Stirling Moss OBE and Sir Jack Brabham, although the latter's Renault 5 Gordini was hardly ready, and proved to be not competitive with the other cars in its class. Moss, however, ran strongly on slick tyres until a spin, and a resultant pit-stop lost him a lap.
The race was marred though, by a nasty incident at Westfield on lap 17 which left three cars severely damaged and the track blocked. The results were posted as at 16 laps.


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 12 Triplex Esso Motor Team
Rover 3500 SD1
Jeff Allam, GB
3495 V8 D 16 laps, 30.48,98 5 1.42,41    
2 2 18  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Nick Whiting, GB
2993 V6 D 16 4 1.42,34    
3 3 3 Equipe Esso
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 D 16 2 1.42,08    
4 4 2 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 D 16 3 1.42,27 1.53,27  
5 5 1 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 D 16 1 1.41,899   Spin
6 6 6 Triplex Esso Motor Team
Rover 3500 SD1
Rex Greenslade, GB
3495 V8 D 16 6 1.43,50    
7 1 20 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Win Percy, GB
2 x 573 R2 C 16 8 1.44,07 1.58,25  
DSQ - 46 Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica GT
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1588 L4 B 16 10 1.44,68   Oversize inlet port and illegal gear ratio
8 1 52 Morris Vulcan Ltd
VW Scirocco GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 B 16 16 1.46,61 1.58,72  
9 7 17 Patrick Motorsport/SRG
Rover 3500 SD1
Brian Muir, AUS
3495 V8 D   13 1.45,64   Accident
  2 23 Wadham Stringer Equipe Esso
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Roger Saunders, GB
1998 L4 C   18 1.47,44    
  2 41 Datapost ‘A Royal Mail Service’
Ford Fiesta 1.6
Richard Longman, GB
1599 L4 B   19 1.48,05   Accident
  3 56 The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Lancer
Barrie Williams, GB
1597 L4 B   20 1.48,59    
  1 61 Datapost ‘A Royal Mail Service’
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Alan Curnow, GB
1298 L4 A   24 1.49,90 2.00,57  
  2 66 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Jon Dooley, GB
1286 B4 A   22 1.49,77    
  3 71  
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Geunda Eadie, GB
1298 L4 A   27 1.51,01    
  4 62  
Mini 1275 GT
Tom Pitcher, GB
1275 L4 A   28 1.51,10    
  4 57 The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Lancer
David Morgan, GB
1597 L4 B   21 1.48,72    
18 5 42 SRG
Renault R 5 Gordini
Jack Brabham, AUS
1397 L4 B   33 1.53,32    
  6 47  
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint
Derrick Brunt, GB
1498 B4 B   23 1.49,88    
    43 GTI Engineering / Akai
Audi 80 GLE
Stirling Moss, GB
1588 L4 B   15 1.46,34   Pit stop (loose bonnet)
    44 GTI Engineering / Akai
Audi 80 GLE
Richard Lloyd, GB
1588 L4 B   12 1.45,29   Clutch
    48  
Talbot Avenger 1600 GT
Terry Watts, GB
1594 L4 B   32 1.53,00    
    11  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Graham Goode, GB
2993 V6 D   11 1.44,85    
    5  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Charles Sawyer-Hoare, GB
2993 V6 D   17 1.47,41    
    63  
Mini 1275 GT
Jon Mowatt, GB
1275 L4 A   25 1.50,81    
    26 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Leo Bertorelli, GB
1286 B4 A   26 1.50,88    
    70  
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Terry Nightingale, GB
1298 L4 A   29 1.51,18    
    22 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Hugo Tippet
2 x 573 R2 C   30 1.51,84    
    72  
Mini 1275 GT
Tim Goss, GB
1275 L4 A   31 1.52,53    
    49  
VW Scirocco GTI
John Hammersley, GB
1588 L4 B   34 1.53,57    
    58 Stanfield and White
Talbot Avenger 1300 GT
John Spiller, GB
1295 L4 A   35 1.53,83    
    40  
VW Scirocco GTI
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1588 L4 B   36 1.54,26    
    67  
Mini 1275 GT
James Burrows, GB
1275 L4 A   37 1.57,20    
    74  
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Colin Hawker, GB
1298 L4 A   38 2.02,93    
DNF   16  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Dave Brodie, GB
2993 V6 D   7 1.43,85    
DNF   21 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Philip Bullman, GB
2 x 573 R2 C   14 1.45,65    
DNF   9 Mann’s Garage
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
2993 V6 D   9 1.44,30   Handling?