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Silverstone Marlboro Formula 2 Trophy

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 8/6/1980
Track length: 4.719 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 31
Finishers: 18 classified

Pole position: Allam in 1.41,13
Fastest lap: Greenslade in 1.45,20 = 161,47 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 149,62 kmh
Weather: Wet
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1980 Cars

 

A heavy shower of rain shortly before the start of Sunday's Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship, allied to the fact that Jeff Allam's pole-winning Rover expired on the warming-up lap, served to take away a good deal of interest from what otherwise promised a most exciting event. While many drivers struggled to keep their tyres in one piece on the rapidly drying track, Andy Rouse drove a canny race. Going only as fast as he needed to maintain an advantage won in the early laps, he scored a fine win in his Gordon Spice Racing Ford Capri.
Team-mate Spice crashed out on the first lap, having started on dry tyres, while Rex Greenslade's Rover succumbed to tyre failure in the closing stages after a pit-stop to change onto dry rubber. Jonathan Buncombe came through to take second place in his Equipe Esso Capri ahead of the class-winning Win Percy (Pentax Mazda) and Vince Woodman, while Chris Hodgetts (Toyota) and Alan Curnow (Fiesta) won the remaining classes. The biggest winner, however, was Dunlop, whose brand new steel-braced, wet weather radial proved a great success in the conditions.


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 2 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 37.55,04 5 1.42,34 1.51,72  
2 2 4 Equipe Esso
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 38.00,35 8 1.43,11 1.51,17  
3 1 20 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Win Percy, GB
2 x 573 R2 B 20 laps, 38.01,93 10 1.44,00 1.50,82  
4 3 3 Equipe Esso
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 38.03,62 6 1.42,61 1.50,65  
5 2 21 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
John Morrison, GB
2 x 573 R2 B 20 laps, 38.25,02 9 1.43,74 1.52,72  
6 4 18  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Nick Whiting, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 38.42,55 11 1.44,22 1.52,78  
7 1 46 Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica GT
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1588 L4 C 20 laps, 39.36,77 14 1.45,98 1.55,34  
8 5 5  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Charles Sawyer-Hoare, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 39.40,83 15 1.47,37 1.55,18  
9 6 17 Patrick Motorsport/SRG
Rover 3500 SD1
Brian Muir, AUS
3495 V8 A 20 laps, 39.58,65 13 1.45,74 1.56,73  
10 2 44 GTI Engineering / Akai
Audi 80 GLE
Richard Lloyd, GB
1588 L4 C 19 laps, 38.20,17 18 1.50,64 1.57,75  
11 1 61 Datapost ‘A Royal Mail Service’
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Alan Curnow, GB
1298 L4 D 19 laps, 38.24,32 20 1.52,69 1.57,61  
12 3 47  
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint
Derrick Brunt, GB
1498 B4 C 19 laps, 39.34,02 29 1.56,35 2.02,12  
13 4 43 GTI Engineering / Akai
Audi 80 GLE
Stirling Moss, GB
1588 L4 C 19 laps, 39.44,58 17 1.50,01 1.55,56 Throttle linkage
14 2 63  
Mini 1275 GT
Jon Mowatt, GB
1275 L4 D 19 laps, 39.49,39 24 1.54,55 1.57,09  
15/NRF 3 26 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV
Leo Bertorelli, GB
1962 L4 B 18 laps, 37.17,82 21 1.53,06 2.00,25  
16/NRF 3 62  
Mini 1275 GT
Tom Pitcher, GB
1275 L4 D 18 laps, 37.59,19 23 1.54,48 2.03,41  
17/NRF 5 49  
VW Scirocco GTI
John Hammersley, GB
1588 L4 C 18 laps, 38.10,14 26 1.55,75 2.04,24  
18/NRF 4 68 Stanfield and White
Talbot Avenger 1300 GT
John Spiller, GB
1295 L4 D 18 laps, 39.04,32 31 1.58,64 2.06,07  
NC   59  
Toyota Celica GT
John Tait, GB
1588 L4 C 15 laps, 38.07,63 33 2.08,58 2.20,75  
DNF   56 The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Colt GLX Hatchback
Barrie Williams, GB
1597 L4 C 17 28 1.56,05 2.01,81 Engine
DNF   6 Triplex Esso Motor Team
Rover 3500 SD1
Rex Greenslade, GB
3495 V8 A 17 4 1.42,30 1.45,20 Puncture
DNF   52 Morris Vulcan Ltd
VW Scirocco GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 C 16 16 1.49,72 1.55,98 Driveshaft
DNF   66 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Jon Dooley, GB
1286 B4 D 14 22 1.53,39 1.59,57 Engine
DNF   41 Datapost ‘A Royal Mail Service’
Ford Fiesta 1.6
Richard Longman, GB
1599 L4 C 10 19 1.50,82 1.57,30  
DNF   9 Mann’s Garage
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
2993 V6 A 10 7 1.42,99 1.53,67 Engine
DNF   70  
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Terry Nightingale, GB
1298 L4 C 9 32 2.00,50 2.10,09  
DNF   11 Kamasa Tools
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Graham Goode, GB
2993 V6 A 8 12 1.44,43 1.54,78  
DNF   72  
Mini 1275 GT
Tim Goss, GB
1275 L4 D 6 30 1.56,87 2.14,75  
DNF   33 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
2 x 573 R2 B 5 2 1.41,52 2.04,54 Started from the back on slicks
DNF   57 The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Colt GLX Hatchback
David Morgan, GB
1597 L4 C   27 1.55,77 no time Accident
DNF   1 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 A   3 1.41,82 no time Accident
DNS      
BMW 530i
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
2985 L6 A         Car flexing
DNS   12 Triplex Esso Motor Team
Rover 3500 SD1
Jeff Allam, GB
3495 V8 A   1 1.41,13   Oil pressure
DNS   28 TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Hugo Tippet
2 x 573 R2 B   25 1.54,73   Car taken over by Walkinshaw?