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Istel RAC Tourist Trophy Silverstone

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 8/9/1985
Track length: 4.719 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 39
Finishers: 26

Pole position: Brodie in 1.35,11
Fastest lap: Walkinshaw in 1.38,78 = 171,92 kmh

Distance: 3 hours
Average speed: 167,15 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

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After six races without victory, the return to Britain brought Rover finally a win once again. Walkinshaw and Percy finished first, with Soper and Schlesser second, despite a puncture and a collision with a Golf. In the beginning, the Volvo of Brancatelli and Lindström had lead because of a pace car situation after a heavy accident of Marco Micangeli. But the Rovers soon regained lost ground, and the shorter pit stops of the TWR team brought victory. BTCC points leader Rouse (Sierra) spun out of the race in lap 8, while the polesitter Brodie, helped by Schuppan, brought the Mitsubishi home fifth.


Division 1, 2 and 3
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 TWR - Bastos Texaco Racing Team
Rover Vitesse
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
Win Percy, GB
3532 V8 Div. 3 107 laps, 3:01.12,21 2 1.36,04    
2 2 7 TWR - Bastos Texaco Racing Team
Rover Vitesse
Jean-Louis Schlesser, F
Steve Soper, GB
3532 V8 Div. 3 3:01.17,87 4 1.36,41    
3 3 2 Eggenberger Motorsport
Volvo 240 Turbo
Gianfranco Brancatelli, I
Thomas Lindström, S
2141 tc L4 Div. 3 3:01.26,06 7 1.37,23    
4 4 11 Eggenberger Motorsport
Volvo 240 Turbo
Siegfried Müller Jr, D
Pierre Dieudonné, B
2141 tc L4 Div. 3 106/107? 3:01.38,60 8 1.38,17    
5 5 30 Mitsubishi Colt Racing
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
Vern Schuppan, AUS
1998 tc L4 Div. 3 106/107? 3:02.53,30 1 1.35,11    
6 6 15 CiBiEmme Sport
BMW 635 CSi
Marco Micangeli, I
Georges Bosshard, CH
(Giuseppe Briozzo, I)
3475 L6 Div. 3 104 15 1.41,75    
7 7 9 Sytner BMW Racing
BMW 635 CSi
Frank Sytner, GB
John Clark, GB
3475 L6 Div. 3 103 10 1.39,26    
8 8 35 Sytner BMW Racing
BMW 635 CSi
Tony Viana, ZA
Nicolo Bianco, ZA
3475 L6 Div. 3 103 14 1.41,09    
9 9 12 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
Mike Newman, GB
Robert Speak, GB
3475 L6 Div. 3 103 16 1.41,84    
10 1 41 Jolly Club
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Lella Lombardi, I
Rinaldo Drovandi, I
2491 V6 Div. 2 102 13 1.40,76    
11 2 54 RAS Sport
VW Golf GTI 1.8
Alfons Hohenester, D
Thierry Van Dalen, B
1781? L4 Div. 2 101 18 1.43,08    
12 3 57 Autohaus Wollstadt Racing Team
BMW 323i
Peter Hass, D
Johannes Wollstadt, D
2330 L6 Div. 2 101 23 1.45,03    
13 4 47 Luigi Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Christian Melville, B
Pedro Meireles, P
2491 V6 Div. 2 99 19 1.43,66    
14 5 40 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Charles Brittz, ZA
Peter Lanz, ZA
2491 V6 Div. 2 98 24 1.45,52    
15 1 97 ONS
VW Golf GTI
Wolfgang Kudrass, D
Heinz Pütz, D
1596 L4 Div. 1 98 31 1.47,54    
16 6 45 Jolly Club
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Claudio Magnani, I
Dagmar Suster, YU
2491 V6 Div. 2 97 30 1.47,32    
17 7 67 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 1.8
Alan Minshaw, GB
Tony Hill, GB
Art Markus, NZ
1781? L4 Div. 2 97 25 1.46,04    
18 2 71 Team Toyota Castrol
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Erik Høyer, DK
John Nielsen, DK
1587 L4 Div. 1 97 27 1.46,59    
19 8 44 Jolly Club
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Marco Curti ("Spiffero"), I
Romeo Camathias, I
2491 V6 Div. 2 97 22 1.44,73    
20 3 81 RAS Sport
VW Golf GTI
Jordi Ripolles, E
Javier de Castro, E
1596 L4 Div. 1 96 32 1.47,56    
21 4 73 Tilke-Weber
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Robert Schumacher, D
Hermann Tilke, D
1587 L4 Div. 1 95 36 1.50,17    
22 10 32 ICS
Rover Vitesse
Phil Dowsett, GB
Pete Hall, GB
3532 V8 Div. 3 93 11 1.39,34    
23 5 78 AC Bad Honnef
VW Golf GTI
Hans-Jörn Ley, D
Friedrich-Wilhelm Stallmann, D
1596 L4 Div. 1 93 37 1.50,57    
24 6 96 Racing Club Neu-Isenburg
VW Golf GTI
Adolf Fesárek, CS
Václav Franta, CS
1596 L4 Div. 1 93 39 1.54,26    
25 7 83 Autohaus Frensch
Peugeot 205 GTI
Hans "Ali" Frensch, D
Rainer Möllmann, D
1580 L4 Div. 1 88 38 1.52,13    
26 8 75 Ford Gerstmann Racing Team
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Jörg van Ommen, D
Anette Meeuvissen, D
1598 L4 Div. 1 83 35 1.48,94    
DNF   92 John Jeffreys Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Belcher, GB
Dave Carwell, GB
1598 L4 Div. 1 96 26 1.46,51   Engine
DNF   42 Luigi Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Giorgio Francia, I
Georges Cremer, B
2491 V6 Div. 2 80 21 1.44,40   Oil pressure
DNF   93 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Bob Meacham, GB
John Morris, GB
1598 L4 Div. 1 73 33 1.47,96   Engine
DNF   48 Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 Div. 2 64 20 1.43,93   Transmission
DNF   6 TWR - Bastos Texaco Racing Team
Rover Vitesse
Jeff Allam, GB
Armin Hahne, D
3532 V8 Div. 3 55 5 1.36,94   Battery
DNF   72 ASP Racing Team
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Milos Bychl, CS
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
1587 L4 Div. 1 54 34 1.48,59   Brakes
DNF   87 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Mark Hales, GB
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
Peter Buxtorf, CH
1587 L4 Div. 1 29 29 1.47,00   Misfire
DNF   4  
BMW 635 CSi
Maurizio Micangeli, I
Marco Micangeli, I
3475 L6 Div. 3 27 12 1.39,86   Accident
DNF   69 Royal Mail
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Richard Longman, GB
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 tc L4 Div. 2 25 9 1.39,09   Clutch
DNF   34 Andy Rouse Engineering
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
Rex Greenslade, GB
Tony Trimmer, GB
Andy Rouse, GB
2320 tc L4 Div. 3 21 6 1.37,11   Electrics
DNF   43 Luigi Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Francois-Xavier Boucher, B
Bernard De Dryver, B
2491 V6 Div. 2 11 17 1.42,77   Transmission
DNF   33 Andy Rouse Engineering
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
Andy Rouse, GB
David Sears, GB
Rex Greenslade, GB
2320 tc L4 Div. 3 8 3 1.36,27   Stub axle
DNF   94 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
Alex Moss, GB
1598 L4 Div. 1 7 28 1.46,69   Head gasket