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Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 29/8/1983
Track length: 4.207 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 25
Finishers: 18

Pole position: Soper in 1.39,39
Fastest lap: Lovett in 1.39,77 = 151,78 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 150,26 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1983 Cars

 

The destiny of the 1983 British Saloon Car Championship remains undecided, following Peter Lovett's success at Brands Hatch last Monday, in the 10th, and penultimate, Trimoco Group A round. Once erstwhile leader, and championship favorite, Steve Soper was slowed by tyre troubles, Rover team mate Lovett swept by to take an emphatic victory, while Soper clung on to second place only by the skin of his teeth from a charging Hans Stuck (BMW 635 CSi). With Andy Rouse (Alfa GTV6) sewing up Class B once both Metro Turbos had expired, the most exciting class battle was, as usual, in the smallest division. After a rarely quiet time on the track, the Escorts of Rob Hall and Chris Hodgetts became embroiled in a mad dash for the line, sharing the same race time although Hodgetts was awarded the laurels. With the final round of the series just four weeks away at Silverstone, Soper and Lovett are separated by just two points in the title chase, and one of them is almost certain to take the crown, Rouse only having a mathematical chance of equaling Soper's current points tally. Oh yes, it was a quiet day off the track, with not a protest to be heard... a trend which will hopefully continue. (MN)


Touring Cars class A-C
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
DSQ 1 3 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse
Pete Lovett, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 33.42,16 3 1.39,74 1.39,77 Disq: Technical infringements
DSQ 2 4 Hepolite Glacier Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse
Steve Soper, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 33.54,84 1 1.39,39   Disq: Technical infringements
3 3 20 Cheylesmore BMW Motorsport
BMW 635 CSi
Hans-Joachim Stuck, D
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 33.54,84 2 1.39,43    
DSQ 4 2 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse
Jeff Allam, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.02,47 4 1.39,97   Disq: Technical infringements
5 5 5  
Rover Vitesse
Gordon Spice, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.09,07 6 1.40,20    
6 6 11 GM Dealer Sport
Opel Monza 3.0E
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
2998 L6 A 20 laps, 34.32,24 9 1.41,96    
7 7 10 Equipe Esso / Daily Mirror
Rover Vitesse
Charles Sawyer-Hoare, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.35,28 11 1.42,21    
8 1 34 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Andy Rouse, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 34.43,04 10 1.42,13    
9 2 30  
Mazda RX-7
Hamish Irvine, GB
2 x 573 R2 B 20 laps, 34.59,19 14 1.42,60    
10 8    
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Brian Chatfield, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 35.24,98 15 1.44,09    
11 1 69 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 20 1.45,55    
12 2 72 LLoyds of Stafford
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Rob Hall, GB
1598 L4 C 19 17 1.44,76   Same time as Hodgetts!
13 3 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 19 19 1.45,10 1.45,40  
14 4 86 Demon Tweeks Racing
VW Golf GTI
Alan Minshaw, GB
1588 L4 C 19 22 1.45,93    
15 5 67 Ordibell UK Ltd.
VW Golf GTI
Alan Greenhalgh, GB
1588 L4 C 19 25 1.47,91    
16 6 77 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Longman, GB
1598 L4 C 19 18 1.45,02   Pit stop (plug lead)
17 7 60 Volkswagen Sport
VW Scirocco GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 C 19 21 1.45,85   Pit stop (front tire)
18 3 31 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 18 13 1.42,57   Pit stop (plug)
DNF   83 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
VW Scirocco GTI
Rob Kirby, GB
1588 L4 C   23 1.47,27   Oil pipe
DNF   35 Unipart with Daily Express
MG Metro Turbo
Tony Pond, GB
1275 tc L4 B 4 8 1.41,08 1.41,79 Accident damage (oil cooler)
DNF   1 Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Win Percy, GB
2759 L6 A   7 1.40,62   Accident damage (front wheel)
DNF   36 Unipart with Daily Express
MG Metro Turbo
Patrick Watts, GB
1275 tc L4 B 7 12 1.42,26   Engine
DNF   84 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team with Hampshires of Dorking
VW Scirocco GTI
Andrew Thorpe, GB
1588 L4 C   24 1.47,75   Accident damage, overheating
DNF   18 Team Colt Cars Mid-West
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A   5 1.40,15   Tire vibration
DNF   87 RZ Racing
Toyota Corolla GT
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1588 L4 C   26 1.51,48    
DNS   9 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Mike Newman, GB
2993 V6 A   16 1.44,54   Accident