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Donington 500 support race

Donington Park National Circuit, Derby, Great-Britain

Date: 5/5/1985
Track length: 3.149 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 17
Starters: 16
Finishers: 14

Pole position: Brodie in 1.17,33
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.20,11 = 141,54 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 138,87 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

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Andy Rouse took his second victory from three races in the ICS Sierra XR4 turbo, at Donington's Trimoco ETCC support encounter. He was followed home by the Colt Starion turbo driven by veteran Dave Brodie, which had demonstrated blistering speed in practice but suffered boost problems in the race. Graham Goode took his now customary class win in his smart Nissan Bluebird, and Chris Hodgetts just beat Alan Curnow for the Escort class. All class winners set new records but the racing was rather processional and there were only 16 cars on the grid, two of which were effectively out by lap one. Significantly, this was the first time we have seen two turbo cars fight it out at the front of a British saloon car race. It will certainly not be the last. (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 1 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
Andy Rouse, GB
2320 tc L4 A 20 laps, 27.13,14 2 1.19,02 1.20,11  
2 2 6 Mitsubishi Colt Racing
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A 20 laps, 27.13,88 1 1.17,33 1.20,55  
3 3 11 Castrol Sport Racing with Connells Estate Agents plc
Rover Vitesse
Neil McGrath, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 27.25,93 3 1.19,63    
4 4 9 Sytner BMW Racing with GSI
BMW 635 CSi
Frank Sytner, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 27.28,93 4 1.19,97    
5 1 31  
Nissan Bluebird Turbo
Graham Goode, GB
1770 tc L4 B 20 laps, 28.00,09 6 1.20,88 1.22,10  
6 5 2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Rover Vitesse
Pete Hall, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 28.07,13 8 1.21,89    
7 2 30 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 28.08,21 7 1.21,86    
8 3 40 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Phil Dowsett, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 28.17,85 9 1.22,89    
9 4 32 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 28.22,69 10 1.24,15    
10 1 69 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 27.21,00 11 1.24,39    
11 2 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 27.23,27 12 1.24,91 1.25,22  
12 5 41 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Terry Drury, GB
2491 V6 B 19 laps, 27.58,18 13 1.25,72    
13 3 70 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Patrick Watts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 28.02,08 14 1.26,12    
14 4 79 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
John Morris, GB
1598 L4 C 14 15 1.26,31   Accident damage
DNF   7 Team Toyota GB / Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Barry Sheene, GB
2759 L6 A 13 5 1.20,10   Clutch
DNF   74 John Jeffreys Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Belcher, GB
1598 L4 C   16 1.30,03   Accident
DNS   77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 C   17 1.33,08   Blown engine