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Silverstone International Trophy

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 29/3/1981
Track length:
Attendance: 10.000
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Percy in 1.47,78
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.48,74 = 156,22 kmh

Distance:
Average speed: 152,98 kmh
Weather: Drying track
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1981 Cars

Pictures

Andy Rouse made it two-in-a-row at Silverstone last Sunday, when he took his Daily Mirror/ Juicy Jeans Capri to victory in the Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship round, beating his former boss Gordon Spice, in what proved to be the best supporting race on the BRDC's International Trophy programme. Again Win Percy went for overall victory, taking pole and only failing after the Mazda gearbox stripped itself whilst leading. The Rovers could only watch as three Capris headed the field, but Jeff Allam upheld V8 fortunes with a steady drive into fourth. With the demise of the Mazda, Mike Buckley inherited Class 'B' honours, while Martin Brundle did likewise after John Morris spun on the final tour whilst challenging. Alan Curnow just pipped Jon Dooley for the "tiddler" spoils, after the best action of the entire event. (MN)


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   CSH Racing with Esso and the Daily Mirror
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 37.00,79 3 1.42,39 1.48,74  
2 2   Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 D 20 2 1.42,15    
3 3   Equipe Esso VMW Motors
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 D 20 4 1.42,47    
4 4   TWR - Daily Express
Rover 3500 S
Jeff Allam, GB
3495 V8 D 20, 22 sec behind Rouse 14 1.45,00    
5 5   Equipe Esso VMW Motors
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
2993 V6 D 20 8      
6 1   Team BP Audi
Audi 80 GLE
Martin Brundle, GB
1588 L4 B 20 laps, 38.30,13 18? 1.47,71    
7 6   CSH Racing with Esso and the Daily Mirror
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Charles Sawyer-Hoare, GB
2993 V6 D 20 12 ca. 1.44,3    
8 2   Morris Vulcan Ltd
VW Golf GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 B 20 17   1.53,38 Spin
12 1   Team Datapost Racing with Hepolite and Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Alan Curnow, GB
1275 L4 A 19 laps, 38.03,14     1.58,31  
13 2   Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Jon Dooley, GB
1286 B4 A   23      
14     Patrick Motorsport
Rover 3500 S
Rex Greenslade, GB
3495 V8 D   6     Puncture
15 3   Team Datapost Racing with Hepolite and Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 A   21      
  1    
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Mike Buckley, GB
1993 L4 C          
  3 51 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint
Rob Kirby, GB
1498 B4 B          
  4   John Noyes Racing
VW Scirocco GTI
Peter Buxtorf, CH
1588 L4 B          
  4   Haynes
Ford Fiesta 1.3
David da Costa, GB
1298 L4 A          
  5    
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Terry Nightingale, GB
1298 L4 A          
  6   P.J. Green Racing
Mini 1275 GT
Tim Goss, GB
1275 L4 A          
21 5   Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI
Alan Minshaw, GB
1588 L4 B          
22 6   Team BP Audi
Audi 80 GLE
Stirling Moss, GB
1588 L4 B   19/20     Pit stop (gearbox)
24     The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Lancer GSR
David Morgan, GB
1597 L4 B   20/19     Puncture
25?      
Toyota Celica GT
John Tait, GB
1588 L4 B   20/19     Puncture
26?     Sigma
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Roger Saunders, GB
1275 L4 A   21      
      Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Stuart Graham, GB
2993 V6 D   7 1.43,36    
      Track Marshall
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Chuck Nicholson, GB
2993 V6 D   13      
       
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Dennis Leech, GB
2993 V6 D   15      
DNF?     The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Lancer GSR
Barrie Williams, GB
1597 L4 B   22     Misfire
DNF     Mazda Motorsport/TWR
Mazda RX-7
Win Percy, GB
2 x 573 R2 C   1 1.41,78 x Gearbox
DNF     Patrick Motorsport
Rover 3500 S
Brian Muir, AUS
3495 V8 D   5     Battery
DNF     Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB
Toyota Celica ST
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1588 L4 B   10     Accident
DNF     Richard Grant Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Nick Whiting, GB
2993 V6 D   11     Steering
DNS      
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Colin Hawker, GB
1298 L4 A          
DNS     Stanfield and White
Talbot Sunbeam TI
John Spiller, GB
1598 L4 B          
DNS     Carroll Shelby
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Wayne Wainwright, GB
2993 V6 D   9 1.43,70