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IV. Donington 20.000 / The Howitt Printing European Formula 2 Meeting

Donington Park National Circuit, Derby, Great-Britain

Date: 4/7/1982
Track length: 3.149 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 26
Finishers: 17

Pole position: Lovett in 1.19,88
Fastest lap: Woodman in 1.20,94 = 140,11 kmh

Distance: 25 laps
Average speed: 138,00 kmh
Weather: Dry
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1982 Cars

 

"We don't mind who wins, so long as it's Vince or me!" So said Jeff Allam after the Rover's 1-2 grid performance on Friday, adding, "I'll almost be happy if Vince gets this one, it means I must have that Grand Prix hat-trick next time." Vince Woodman and his VMW Motors/Esso Capri did win Donington's seventh round contribution to the Tricentrol series, making their 2.69s victory margin over the Sanyo Rover of Allam look effortless, and moving the Bristol Ford dealer within one point of second place in the Championship. This time the big class was not the high point of the day's racing, Metro-mounted Steve Soper and Richard Longman battling mightily throughout, Longman crashing heavily (but without injury) going into the chicane on the last lap. Soper snatched class victory and a new lap record (as did Woodman) while Tony Dickinson took his smart Escort RS2000 to a second class win. Win Percy continued his outright domination of the Championship table with a professional's performance that netted a neat sixth overall. Mechanical mayhem, both in practice and the race, was a feature of this sub-50 mile Championship qualifier. (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 3 Equipe Esso
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 A 25 laps, 34.14,31 3 1.20,46 1.20,94  
2 2 1 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover 3500 S
Jeff Allam, GB
3495 V8 A 25 laps, 34.17,07 2 1.20,10 1.21,09  
3 3 9 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Andy Rouse, GB
2993 V6 A 25 laps, 34.37,41 5 1.21,03 1.21,34  
4 4 19 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover 3500 S
Pete Lovett, GB
3495 V8 A 25 laps, 34.54,69 1 1.19,88 1.22,27  
5 5 5 Patrick Motorsport with Duckhams Oil/ICI Petrol
Rover 3500 S
Rad Dougall, ZA
3495 V8 A 25 laps, 35.02,61 6 1.21,55 1.22,59  
6 1 40 Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB
Toyota Corolla GT
Win Percy, GB
1588 L4 C 24 laps, 34.37,11 9 1.23,94 1.24,95  
7 1 33  
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Tony Dickinson, GB
1993 L4 B 24 laps, 35.04,55 17 1.26,87 1.25,81  
8 2 36 TL Racing
VW Scirocco GTI
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1588 L4 C 24 laps, 35.06,88 13 1.25,97 1.26,57  
9 3 35 Morris Vulcan Ltd with Triang Toys
VW Golf GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 C 24 laps, 35.10,96 11 1.24,64 1.26,27 Exhaust manifold, missing 4th gear
10 1 74 Hepolite Glacier Racing
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Steve Soper, GB
1275 L4 D 24 laps, 35.16,81 18 1.26,98 1.26,85  
11 4 44 Julian May Racing
Ford Fiesta 1.6
Jock Robertson, GB
1599 L4 C 24 laps, 36.14,18 20 1.27,35 1.26,79 Including 1 minute penalty (jump start)
12 2 71 Royal Mail Datapost Racing with Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Alan Curnow, GB
1275 L4 D 23 laps, 34.16,59 19 1.27,20 1.28,05  
13 5 68 Stanfield and White
Talbot Sunbeam TI
John Spiller, GB
1598 L4 C 23 laps, 34.35,47 23 1.28,41 1.28,25  
14 3 72 Team Wadham Stringer / Castrol
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Roger Saunders, GB
1275 L4 D 23 laps, 34.35,86 24 1.28,82 1.28,71  
15 2 25 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 22 laps, 35.17,69 10 1.24,55 1.25,74 Fuel injector
16 6 67 Baileys of Hanley Ltd Peugeot Talbot
Talbot Sunbeam TI
Terry Watts, GB
1598 L4 C 22 laps, 35.23,68 27 1.32,35 1.33,88  
17 3 32  
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Hamish Irvine, GB
1998 L4 B 21 laps, 35.23,73 14 1.26,04 1.25,77 Spin, troubled restart
DNF   77 Royal Mail Datapost Racing with Esso
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 D 23 15 1.26,15 1.26,88 Accident
DNF   73 Everest Double Glazing with Linden Racing
Austin Metro 1300 HLS
Neil McGrath, GB
1275 L4 D 18 22 1.28,27 1.27,22 Rocker
DNF   82 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Rob Kirby, GB
1286 B4 D 17 26 1.29,97 1.30,58  
DNF   39  
Toyota Corolla GT
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1588 L4 C 13 16 1.26,35 1.27,28 Valves
DNF   12  
Rover 3500 S
Dennis Leech, GB
3495 V8 A 9 7 1.22,06 1.22,91 Final drive
DNF   21 Team Electroplan
Mazda RX-7
Mike Kimpton, GB
2 x 573 R2 B 9 12 1.25,81 1.26,00 Front disc
DNF   37  
Toyota Corolla GT
Robin Brundle, GB
1588 L4 C 8 21 1.28,17 1.28,32 Split brake line
DNF   8 Gordon Spice Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V6 A 5 4 1.20,49 1.21,15 Gear lever
DNF   16 Graham Goode Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Graham Goode, GB
2993 V6 A 2 8 1.23,00 1.25,82 Engine
DNS   52 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team with Hampshires of Dorking
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint
Andrew Thorpe, GB
1498 B4 C   25 1.29,04   Engine fire