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Shell Oils Grand Prix of Europe support race

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 6/10/1985
Track length: 4.207 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 25
Starters: 24
Finishers: 20

Pole position: Brodie in 1.38,46
Fastest lap: Brodie in 1.38,63 = 153,52 kmh

Distance:
Average speed: 150,33 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

 

By his own admission, Andy Rouse was somewhat fortunate to win the 11th round of the Trimoco British Saloon Car Championship on Sunday. The final item on the Grand Prix of Europe agenda, the Group A race seemed destined to go to Dave Brodie's Colt Starion Turbo, which usurped Rouse's Sierra on lap five, and pulled serenely away as the race wore on. With two laps to go, the Brode revolved at Surtees, and started the final lap on Rouse's tail. Another spin at the same place then dropped the Colt to third however, behind Rouse and team-mate David Sears. Frank Sytner, Mike Newman and Neil McGrath completed the top six, whilst class honours fell to Jon Dooley's Alfa Romeo GTV6 (after Richard Longman struck trouble) and Chris Hodgetts' fleet Brooklyn Escort. Dropped scores have affected Hodgetts' title chances however, and with just one round to go Rouse cannot now be caught. The Daventry preparation wizard has now secured his third consecutive national saloon car title, with a third different marque...


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
1 1 1 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
Andy Rouse, GB
2320 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.34,42 2 1.38,88    
2 2 15 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
David Sears, GB
2320 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.34,62 4 1.40,47    
3 3 5 Mitsubishi Colt Racing
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.46,76 1 1.38,46 1.38,63 Rear brakes
4 4 9 Sytner BMW Racing with GSI
BMW 635 CSi
Frank Sytner, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 34.23,64 3 1.40,29    
5 5 12 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
Mike Newman, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 34.40,40 10 1.42,59    
6 6 11 Castrol Sport Racing with Connells Estate Agents plc
Rover Vitesse
Neil McGrath, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.51,96 5 1.40,79    
7 7 2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Rover Vitesse
Pete Hall, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.52,15 11 1.42,76    
8 1 30 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 34.52,86 9 1.42,50    
9 2 32 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 35.01,35 12 1.43,86    
10 1 69 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 33.54,08 13 1.43,90 1.44,52  
11 8 8  
BMW 635 CSi
Brian Chatfield, GB
3475 L6 A 19 laps, 33.55,31 19 1.46,32    
12 3 41 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Barry Barnes, GB
2491 V6 B 19 laps, 34.00,66 15 1.45,74    
13 2 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 34.06,94 16 1.45,85    
14 3 77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 C 19 laps, 34.19,11 22 1.46,99    
15 4 74 John Jeffreys Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Belcher, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 34.29,96 14 1.45,74    
16 5 70 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Patrick Watts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 34.35,88 21 1.46,91    
17 6 85 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alex Moss, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 34.46,33 23 1.49,13    
18 4 44 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Richard Longman, GB
1598 tc L4 B 19 laps, 34.52,87 6 1.41,17 1.42,45 Coil connecting wire
19 5   Racal Vodaphone
Ford Escort RS Turbo
David Grimshaw, GB
1598 tc L4 B 18 laps, 33.51,98 24 1.51,36    
20 6   Joe Simons Racing
Renault 5 GT Turbo
Alex Postan, GB
1397 tc L4 B 18 laps, 35.20,73 25 1.52,03    
DNF   4  
Rover Vitesse
Dennis Leech, GB
3532 V8 A 12 7 1.41,42   Accident
DNF   10 Ilford Photo
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Mike Smith, GB
1598 tc L4 B 5 18 1.46,00   Gearbox
DNF   62  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 C ca. 2 20 1.46,91   Gear lever
DNF   79 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
John Morris, GB
1598 L4 C   17 1.45,95   Gearbox output shaft
DNS   7 Team Toyota GB / Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Barry Sheene, GB
2759 L6 A   8 1.42,13   Fuel injection on warmup lap