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P&O Ferries Formula 2 International

Thruxton, Great-Britain

Date: 20/4/1981
Track length: 3.862 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 36
Finishers:

Pole position: Spice in 1.27,42
Fastest lap: Woodman in 1.28,43 = 154,35 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 151,21 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1981 Cars

Pictures

Vince Woodman scored his first race win for nearly two years when he took his unsponsored Capri to victory in the Tricentrol race at Thruxton. Second was Gordon Spice followed by championship leader Andy Rouse, both in 3-litre Ford Capris. The Tom Walkinshaw Racing Mazda RX7 of Win Percy was elbowed out to fourth ahead of Jeff Allam's Rover and the Capri of Nick Whiting. Chris Hodgetts was lucky to pick up the Class C honours after long time leader Martin Brundle brought the Team BP Audi into the pits with another broken throttle linkage. (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   Equipe Esso VMW Motors
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, 30.05,38 2   1.28,43  
2 2   Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 D 20 laps, ca. 30.15 1 1.27,42    
3 3   CSH Racing with Esso and the Daily Mirror
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 D 20 6      
4 1   Mazda Motorsport/TWR
Mazda RX-7
Win Percy, GB
2 x 573 R2 C 20 4 1.28,13 x  
5 4   TWR - Daily Express
Rover 3500 S
Jeff Allam, GB
3495 V8 D 20 5      
6 5   Richard Grant Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Nick Whiting, GB
2993 V6 D   7      
7 6   Track Marshall
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Chuck Nicholson, GB
2993 V6 D   11      
8 7    
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Graham Goode, GB
2993 V6 D   13      
9 8   Patrick Motorsport
Rover 3500 S
Brian Muir, AUS
3495 V8 D   9      
10 9   CSH Racing with Esso and the Daily Mirror
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Charles Sawyer-Hoare, GB
2993 V6 D   20      
11 1   Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB
Toyota Celica ST
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1588 L4 B   10      
  2   Morris Vulcan Ltd
VW Golf GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 B   16      
14 3   The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Lancer GSR
Barrie Williams, GB
1597 L4 B   23      
18 4   The Colt Car Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Lancer GSR
David Morgan, GB
1597 L4 B   24      
  5   Team BP Audi
Audi 80 GLE
Martin Brundle, GB
1588 L4 B   14   x  
  6   Stanfield and White
Talbot Sunbeam TI
John Spiller, GB
1598 L4 B   31      
  1   Team Datapost Racing with Hepolite and Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 A   22      
  2   Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Jon Dooley, GB
1286 B4 A   21 1.34,33    
  3   Team Datapost Racing with Hepolite and Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Alan Curnow, GB
1275 L4 A   25   x  
  4   Haynes
Ford Fiesta 1.3
David da Costa, GB
1298 L4 A   29      
  5    
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Terry Nightingale, GB
1298 L4 A   34      
  6   Sigma
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Roger Saunders, GB
1275 L4 A   28      
      Equipe Esso VMW Motors
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
2993 V6 D   3     Puncture
      Patrick Motorsport
Rover 3500 S
Rex Greenslade, GB
3495 V8 D   8     2 punctures
      Carroll Shelby
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Wayne Wainwright, GB
2993 V6 D   12      
       
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Dennis Leech, GB
2993 V6 D   15      
      Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Phil Martin-Dye, GB
2993 V6 D   17      
      Richard Grant Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Mike Kimpton, GB
2993 V6 D   18      
      John Noyes Racing
VW Scirocco GTI
Peter Buxtorf, CH
1588 L4 B   26      
      Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint
Rob Kirby, GB
1498 B4 B   27      
      P.J. Green Racing
Mini 1275 GT
Tim Goss, GB
1275 L4 A   30      
       
Ford Fiesta 1.3
Colin Hawker, GB
1298 L4 A   32      
       
VW Golf GTI
Andy Driver, GB
1588 L4 B   33      
       
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Mike Buckley, GB
1993 L4 C   35      
      Park West Motorsd and Supreme Carpets
Toyota Celica 2000 LB
James Burrows, GB
1968 L4 C   36      
DNF     Team BP Audi
Audi 80 GLE
Stirling Moss, GB
1588 L4 B   19     Driveshaft