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Donington Summer International

Donington Park National Circuit, Derby, Great-Britain

Date: 15/8/1982
Track length: 3.149 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 24
Finishers: 15

Pole position: Woodman in 1.19,63
Fastest lap: Allam in 1.20,38 = 141,08 kmh

Distance: 25 laps
Average speed: 137,87 kmh
Weather: Drying track
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1982 Cars

 

Donington Park's ninth round contribution to the Tricentrol RAC British Saloon Car Championship featured fantastically close grid times at the front, a yawn of a 24-car race and the certainty that the 1982 title belongs to 38-year-old Win Percy. His perfect season of lap records and class victories continued with a fine sixth overall in the Team Toyota GB-Hughes of Beaconsfield Corolla 1600, ensuring Percy's third consecutive British saloon car title. Toyota can now do no worse than share equal victory in the manufacturers' series with BL's Metro. For Weymouth Mazda dealer Win it was another routine day of polished professionalism, but up front Jeff Allam had to work his way past Vince Woodman's pole position Capri before the Ford blew its V6 in an awesome pall of smoke before a fifth of the 25 laps were covered. Allam won by nearly eight seconds after driving, "a tight race: we'd chosen softer pads than I wanted and the softer 832 Dunlops, so I knew I had to be sensible." It was Jeff's fourth win in the series this year, bringing the Rover v Capri score line to 5-4 in favor of BL's big hatchback. Like John Morris (VW Golf GTI) and eight other non-finishers, Brands winner Peter Lovett was out of luck. At least Lovett managed to recover from another wheel and tire valve incident and consequent pit stop to finish fifth behind the Capris that trailed Allam home - Andy Rouse, Gordon Spice and Graham Goode.
Class winners besides Allam and Percy included Steve Soper, with his second Donington triumph over Richard Longman's similar Metro (a lot easier than their July encounter), and another victory for the immaculate Neil Brown-engined Escort RS2000 of Tony Dickinson.
Allams win propels the Epsom based car and van hire manager to third overall in the Tricentrol driver points stakes. The prestigious big class title fight will therefore be between Allam and Woodman in the remaining two Championship rounds. (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 1 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover 3500 S
Jeff Allam, GB
3495 V8 A 25 laps, 34.16,32 3 1.19,74 1.20,38  
2 2 9 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 34.24,17 5 1.20,35    
3 3 8 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 34.25,64 4 1.20,22    
4 4 16 Graham Goode Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Graham Goode, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 35.17,48 7 1.22,32    
5 5 19 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover 3500 S
Pete Lovett, GB
3495 V8 A 24 laps 2 1.19,69   Pucture
6 1 40 Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB
Toyota Corolla GT
Win Percy, GB
1588 L4 C 24 laps, 34.33,73 8 1.24,07 1.24,26  
7 2 33  
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Tony Dickinson, GB
1993 L4 B 24 laps, 34.55,03 10 1.25,28    
8 3 32  
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Hamish Irvine, GB
1998 L4 B 24 laps, 35.06,95 14 1.26,68    
9 1 74 Hepolite Glacier Racing
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Steve Soper, GB
1275 L4 D 24 laps, 35.09,54 12 1.26,16 1.26,51  
10 2 77 Royal Mail Datapost Racing with Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 D 24 laps, 35.21,10 11 1.25,84    
11 2 52 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team with Hampshires of Dorking
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint
Andrew Thorpe, GB
1498 B4 C 23 laps, 35.01,01 25 2.01,95    
12 3 73 Everest Double Glazing with Linden Racing
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Neil McGrath, GB
1275 L4 D 23 laps, 35.04,57 18 1.28,09    
13 3 51 Race Time Marketing Ltd
VW Golf GTI
Alan Greenhalgh, GB
1588 L4 C 23 laps, 35.08,33 19 1.28,11    
14 4 76  
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Richard Hurdwell, GB
1275 L4 D 23 laps, 35.21,16 22 1.29,89    
15 4 58  
Toyota Corolla GT
Tony Crudgington, GB
1588 L4 C 23 laps, 35.37,10 20 1.29,81    
DNF   82 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Rob Kirby, GB
1286 B4 D   23 1.30,25   Accident
DNF   25 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 9 24 1.40,34 1.24,26 Dropped valve
DNF   35 Morris Vulcan Ltd with Triang Toys
VW Golf GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 C 20 9 1.24,22   Accident?
DNF   71 Royal Mail Datapost Racing with Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Alan Curnow, GB
1275 L4 D   15 1.27,20   Throttle cable
DNF   3 Equipe Esso
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 A 4 1 1.19,63   Blown engine
DNF   6 Patrick Motorsport with Duckhams Oil/ICI Petrol
Rover 3500 S
Brian Muir, AUS
3495 V8 A 15 6 1.20,36   Engine
DNF   36 TL Racing
VW Scirocco GTI
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1588 L4 C 3 13 1.26,64   Overheating
DNF   44 Julian May Racing
Ford Fiesta 1.6
Jock Robertson, GB
1599 L4 C   17 1.27,90   Oil pressure
DNF   72 Team Wadham Stringer / Castrol
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Roger Saunders, GB
1275 L4 D   21 1.29,85   Accident
DNS   37  
Toyota Celica GT
Robin Brundle, GB
1588 L4 C   16 1.27,39   Conrod