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Eurovox Trophy

Calder Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date: 28/4/1985
Track length: 1.610 m
Entries accepted:

Pole position: Brock in 0.48,03
Fastest lap: ?

Distance: 60 laps
Average speed:
Weather: Sunny
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars


At Calder, another win for Richards was overshadowed by some panel beating from his opponents. Brock had a new Commodore, and HDT built their first customer car for Masterton which appeared too. While Masterton soon faded, Brock was happy with his car, put it on pole and took an early lead. But then the rebuilt Volvo of Francevic closed, and in a move on the outside of Valvoline the cars touched, resulting in a damaged valve on the Commodore’s left rear - which put the Holden into a spin next time round. After a tire change, Brock moved on but the engine had been overheating during the stop and he was a retirement. Francevic meanwhile had gambled with his soft tires and paid the price; Richard and close follower Johnson neared, and Francevic resisted the pressure by outgunning them on the straights while easing through the curves. Richards wouldn’t have any of it and shoved the Volvo through the esses but the car did not spin and seemed not really impressed by what was happening. It did slow Richards down though, and Johnson was quick to respond and passed Richards. It was not over yet, since the Volvo now used a backmarker to block the Mustang, giving the Swedish car an even worse appearance than it already had after the coming together with Richards. A few laps later, Johnson used the very same technique to shove the Volvo through the esses, albeit a bit friendlier but with the same outcome: Richards took second again. Two laps later, the Volvo ran wide and Richards as well as Johnson finally got past, while the Volvo dropped down the charts to seventh at the end.

Class A-C
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
1 1 62 JPS Team BMW
BMW 635 CSi
Jim Richards, NZ
3475 L6 C 60 laps, 49.32,33 2 0.48,07 0.48,64  
2 2 17 Palmer Tube Mills
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Dick Johnson, AUS
4999 V8 C 60 4 0.48,38 0.48,96  
3 3 31 JPS Team BMW
BMW 635 CSi
Neville Crichton, NZ
3475 L6 C 60 7 0.48,89 0.49,02  
4 1 27 Network Alfa
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Alan Jones, AUS
2491 V6 B 60 6 0.48,59 0.49,21  
5 4 05 Mobil Holden Dealer Team
Holden VK Commodore
John Harvey, AUS
5044 V8 C 60 12 0.49,73 0.49,46  
6 2 26 Network Alfa
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Colin Bond, AUS
2491 V6 B 59 8 0.48,98 0.49,54  
7 3 21 Mark Petch Seals
Volvo 240 Turbo
Robbie Francevic, NZ
2141 tc L4 B 59 3 0.48,26 0.48,73  
8 5 3  
BMW 635 CSi
Kent Baigent, NZ
3475 L6 C 59 10 0.49,40 0.50,07  
9 4 66 Mitsubishi Ralliart
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Kevin Bartlett, AUS
1998 tc L4 B 59 9 0.49,16 0.49,49  
10 5 78 Melbourne Clutch and Brake service
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Brian Sampson, AUS
1998 tc L4 B 58   0.50,09 0.52,52  
11 1 10 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
John Smith, AUS
1587 L4 A          
12 2 11 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Drew Price, AUS
1587 L4 A          
13 6 19  
Holden VK Commodore
Ken Mathews, AUS
5044 V8 C          
14 3 13 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86
Bob Holden, AUS
1587 L4 A          
15 4 34  
Ford Escort II Mexico
Ken Harrison, AUS
1594 L4 A          
16 5 36 Mike Minear Racing
Volvo 360 GLT
Mike Minear, AUS
1986 L4 A     0.55,37    
DNF   7 Mobil Holden Dealer Team
Holden VK Commodore
Peter Brock, AUS
5044 V8 C   1 0.48,03   Overheating
DNF   2 Masterton Homes Pty Ltd
Holden VK Commodore
Steve Masterton, AUS
5044 V8 C   5 0.48,51   Differential - and panel damage, consequence of a practice accident
DNF   28 Capri Components
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Lawrie Nelson, AUS
4999 V8 C     no time    
DNF   33 Don Smith
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Don Smith, AUS
4999 V8 C          
DNF   20 Jim Keogh
Holden VK Commodore
Jim Keogh, AUS
5044 V8 C   12