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Silverstone

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 9/6/1985
Track length: 4.718 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 19
Finishers: 16

Pole position: Brodie in 1.35,23
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.38,36 = 172,70 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 169,53 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

 

Andy Rouse continued to stress the potential of his ICS Ford Sierra XR4Ti with his fourth Group A victory of the year at Silverstone on Sunday, Rouse's main threat, the Colt Starion of Dave Brodie, fell victim to a blown turbo after just two laps, having set a shattering pole time four seconds inside the class record! With Brodie gone, Rouse pushed on to win by a huge margin, as the race at the front degenerated into a procession. Highlights were a fine drive by Neil McGrath, who recovered from a first lap spin, and 17th place, to finish fourth behind Barry Sheene's Celica Supra, and a typically fraught Escort battle in Class C. The latter went the way of Richard Belcher's John Jeffreys Engineering car. In Class B, Richard Longman's debutante Escort RS Turbo scored a surprise maiden victory, after Graham Goode's fleet Nissan 180B turbo overheated later on, the Leicester driver easing up to ensure a finish. Ford, therefore, took all three classes... The only other point of note was an animated duel between the ARDT Alfa GTV6s of Rob Kirby and Jon Dooley, which at one stage saw both spin off together at Woodcote, happily without incurring any damage. (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, 33.23,95 2 1.37,53 1.38,36  
2 2 9 Sytner BMW Racing with GSI
BMW 635 CSi
Frank Sytner, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 34.10,63 4 1.40,11    
3 3 7 Team Toyota GB / Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Barry Sheene, GB
2759 L6 A 20 laps, 34.20,27 6 1.40,92    
4 4 11 Castrol Sport Racing with Connells Estate Agents plc
Rover Vitesse
Neil McGrath, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.26,18 3 1.38,74    
5 5 2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Rover Vitesse
Pete Hall, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.35,06 7 1.42,29    
6 1 44 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Richard Longman, GB
1598 tc L4 B 20 laps, 34.39,59 8 1.42,31 1.42,59  
7 6 12 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
Mike Newman, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 34.45,52 10 1.43,69    
DSQ   31  
Nissan Bluebird Turbo
Graham Goode, GB
1770 tc L4 B 20 laps, 34.50,93 5 1.40,60   Overheating
8 2 32 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 34.58,66 11 1.43,74    
9 3 30 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 34.59,91 9 1.42,75    
10 4 40 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Phil Dowsett, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 35.07,63 12 1.43,99    
12 1 74 John Jeffreys Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Belcher, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 34.26,61 14 1.47,40    
13 2 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 34.27,07 13 1.46,97 1.47,10  
14 3 69 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 34.27,32 15 1.47,94    
15 5 41 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Terry Drury, GB
2491 V6 B 18 laps, 33.46,00 18 1.49,19    
16 4 62  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 C 18 laps, 34.49,38 19 1.52,27    
NC   70 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Patrick Watts, GB
1598 L4 C 13 17 1.48,67    
DNF   5 Mitsubishi Colt Racing
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A 2 1 1.35,23   Blown turbo
DNF   79 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
John Morris, GB
1598 L4 C 1 16 1.48,52   Brakes