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Silverstone

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 2/10/1983
Track length: 4.719 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 31
Starters: 27
Finishers: 19

Pole position: Allam in 1.47,39
Fastest lap: Allam in 1.39,97 = 169,91 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 167,76 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1983 Cars

 

Although Jeff Allam finally broke his recent run of bad luck at Silverstone last Sunday, taking his second Group A win of the year, second place was enough to clinch the overall British Saloon Car Championship title for Allam's Rover team mate Steve Soper. The main challenger to Soper, Peter Lovett, never recovered from a bad start, and could do no better than fourth at the end, having been passed by the flying Colt Starion of Dave Brodie. Completing the top six were final Class A points scorers Jonathan Palmer (BMW 635 CSi) and Tony Lanfranchi (Opel Monza). The race was a rather tame conclusion to the first year of British Group A, but had its moments of interest nonetheless. Brodie's performance was one of the highlights, as was the battle for fourth spot between Lovett and Palmer. A high rate of attrition left several gaps in the field, particularly in Class B, where Andy Rouse romped home an easy winner after all three MG Metro Turbos hit tire trouble at the same corner on the same lap! Of the race's 11 pit stops, the Metro trio made eight between them, presenting a reasonable case for the Monopolies Commission.
In the baby class, Chris Hodgetts chalked up a win for his Escort RS1600i, after his only likely challenger John Morris pitted for fresh tyres on his Scirocco. Although his race ended in the Club catch-fencing, Alan Minshaw emerged as Class C champion, nearest rival Alan Curnow unable to attain the required win. And, glory be, there were no protests for the second race on the trot. Roll on 1984... (MN)

Well, far into the 1984 season the protests of Donington finally were decided - against the TWR team, who were declared to have used illegal rockers and bodyshells. The champion was Andy Rouse!


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 2 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse
Jeff Allam, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 33.45,16 1 1.47,39 1.39,97 Disq: Technical infringements
DSQ 2 4 Hepolite Glacier Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse
Steve Soper, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 33.55,63 2 1.47,97 1.40,01 Disq: Technical infringements
3 3 18 Team Colt Cars Mid-West
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.58,54 14 1.55,13 1.40,65  
DSQ 4 3 Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse
Pete Lovett, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.06,23 5 1.49,67 1.40,81 Disq: Technical infringements
5 5 20 Cheylesmore BMW Motorsport
BMW 635 CSi
Jonathan Palmer, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 34.06,62 3 1.48,65 1.40,63  
6 6 11 GM Dealer Sport
Opel Monza 3.0E
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
2998 L6 A 20 laps, 34.45,99 10 1.53,38 1.43,13  
7 1 34 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Andy Rouse, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 35.21,69 11 1.53,48 1.44,41  
8 2 29  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Brian Chatfield, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 35.28,55 23 1.58,45 1.44,99  
9 2 31 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 19 18 1.56,60 1.46,05  
10 1 69 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 15 1.55,96 1.48,10  
11 2 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 19 21 1.57,13 1.48,21  
12 3 77 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Longman, GB
1598 L4 C 19 20 1.56,72 1.48,76  
13 4 100 GTI Engineering
VW Golf GTI
Richard Lloyd, GB
1588 L4 C 19 24 1.59,30 1.49,62  
14 5 84 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team with Hampshires of Dorking
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Andrew Thorpe, GB
1498 B4 C 18 27 2.02,20 1.51,46  
15 6 70 Julian May Racing
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Jock Robertson, GB
1598 L4 C 18 28 2.02,93 1.51,40  
16 7 60 Volkswagen Sport
VW Scirocco GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 C 18 19 1.56,69 1.48,14 Tires
17 3 35 Unipart with Daily Express
MG Metro Turbo
Tony Pond, GB
1275 tc L4 B 17 7 1.50,21 1.43,74 Pit stops (tires)
18 4 36 Unipart with Daily Express
MG Metro Turbo
Patrick Watts, GB
1275 tc L4 B 16 6 1.49,91 1.44,31 Pit stops (tires)
19 5 37 Unipart with Daily Express
MG Metro Turbo
Martin Brundle, GB
1275 tc L4 B 16 4 1.49,33 1.44,41 Pit stops (tires)
DNF   30  
Mazda RX-7
Hamish Irvine, GB
2 x 573 R2 B 17 13 1.54,67 1.43,97 Fuel pressure
DNF   86 Demon Tweeks Racing
VW Golf GTI
Alan Minshaw, GB
1588 L4 C 16 17 1.56,28 1.48,01 Accident
DNF   87 RZ Racing
Toyota Corolla GT
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1588 L4 C 7 26 2.01,71 1.52,76  
DNF   19 Grace International Racing
BMW 635 CSi
Frank Sytner, GB
3475 L6 A 7 9 1.52,83 1.40,65 Gear linkage
DNF   72 LLoyds of Stafford
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Rob Hall, GB
1598 L4 C 4 16 1.56,08 1.51,49 Piston
DNF   1 Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Win Percy, GB
2759 L6 A 4 8 1.50,53 1.42,21 Oil dipstick loose
DNF   10 Equipe Esso / Daily Mirror
Rover Vitesse
Charles Sawyer-Hoare, GB
3532 V8 A 3 12 1.53,52 1.43,49 Driveshaft
DNF   83 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Rob Kirby, GB
1498 B4 C 1 25 2.00,01 2.04,90 Accident
DNS   95  
Toyota Corolla GT
Jenny Birrell, GB
1588 L4 C   22 1.57,89