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Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch “Indy” Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 26/8/1985
Track length: 1.938 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 19
Starters: 19
Finishers: 15

Pole position: Brodie in 0.49,77
Fastest lap: Brodie in 0.50,54 = 137,97

Distance: 40 laps
Average speed: 135,76 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

 

It had been threatened before, but had never actually happened. Tom Walkinshaw Racing has once or twice entered a singleton Rover Vitesse in the odd British Group A race (since ARG's official withdrawal, that is), but a car has never appeared. Not, that is, until last Monday, when Walkinshaw himself arrived unannounced at Brands Hatch... and won the 10th round of the British Saloon Car Championship. A blown head gasket cost Andy Rouse any chance of giving the European Touring Car Champion a run for his money, although he still finished second. Dave Brodie, as usual, set the early pace, but suffered from fading tyres before half-distance, and dropped to third. Class wins went to Graham Goode's Nissan Bluebird Turbo and Chris Hodgetts' Escort RS1600i, the latter’s additional point for fastest lap shifting him into the championship lead, although with scores to be dropped it's still very tight... (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
1 1 3 TWR
Rover Vitesse
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
3532 V8 A 40 laps, 34.14,43 2 0.50,55    
2 2 1 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
Andy Rouse, GB
2320 tc L4 A 40 laps, 34.45,84 3 0.50,60    
3 3 5 Mitsubishi Colt Racing
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A 40 laps, 34.47,44 1 0.49,77 0.50,54  
4 4 7 Team Toyota GB / Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Barry Sheene, GB
2759 L6 A 39 laps, 34.33,78 4 0.50,87    
5 5 2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Rover Vitesse
Pete Hall, GB
3532 V8 A 39 laps, 34.47,14 7 0.52,02    
6 1 31  
Nissan Bluebird Turbo
Graham Goode, GB
1770 tc L4 B 39 laps, 34.54,65 5 0.51,42 0.52,10  
7 2 44 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Richard Longman, GB
1598 tc L4 B 39 laps, 35.02,77 6 0.51,76    
8 1 69 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 38 laps, 34.32,35 11 0.53,24 0.53,27  
9 2 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 38 laps, 34.44,11 13 0.53,52    
10 3 74 John Jeffreys Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Belcher, GB
1598 L4 C 38 laps, 34.02,64 14 0.53,64    
11 4 79 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
John Morris, GB
1598 L4 C 38 laps, 35.03,67 16 0.54,26    
12 5 77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 C 38 laps, 35.03,79 15 0.53,95    
13 6 70 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Patrick Watts, GB
1598 L4 C 38 laps, 35.07,68 17 0.54,68    
14 7 62  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 C 37 laps, 34.26,86 12 0.53,51    
15 8 85 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alex Moss, GB
1598 L4 C 37 laps, 34.43,05 18 0.54,70    
DNF   32 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 B 13 10 0.52,89   Blown engine
DNF   12 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
Mike Newman, GB
3475 L6 A 10 8 0.52,07   Electrics
DNF   30 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 6 9 0.52,33   Gear lever
DNF   65  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Stig Gruen, S
1587 L4 C 4 19 0.55,47   Engine