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Townsend Thoresen European Formula 3000 Race Day

Thruxton, Great-Britain

Date: 8/4/1985
Track length: 3.791 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 20
Starters: 18
Finishers: 11

Pole position: Brodie in 1.25,26
Fastest lap: Brodie in 1.27,56 = 155,88 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 152,31 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

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Dave Brodie stormed to a convincing victory in Thruxton's third round of the Trimoco British Saloon Car Championship on Bank Holiday Monday. Brodie overcame the rigourous Easter schedule to register the first victory for the BBW Colt Starion Turbo since his controversial win at the Silverstone finals last year. Neil McGrath and the Connells Estate Agents/Castrol Rover Vitesse came out on top of a race-long assault from Barry Sheene's Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyota Celica Supra, to take second with the former World Motorcycle Champion third. Oulton Park winner Andy Rouse suffered turbo failure with the new Sierra while Frank Sytner battled against mechanical ailments to register fourth, With all the other Class B contenders falling like flies, Rob Kirby and Graham Goode fought for class honours until an accident between the Alfa and Nissan drivers eliminated Goode. Kirby struggled to the flag while Richard Belcher moved into an overall championship lead with a fine Class C victory in his John Jeffries Engineering Escort RS1600i. (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 6 Mitsubishi Colt Racing
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A 20 laps, 29.52,97 1 1.25,26 1.27,56  
2 2 11 Castrol Sport Racing with Connells Estate Agents plc
Rover Vitesse
Neil McGrath, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 29.56,64 4 1.29,08    
3 3 7 Team Toyota GB / Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Barry Sheene, GB
2759 L6 A 20 laps, 29.56,76 2 1.28,34    
4 4 9 Sytner BMW Racing with GSI
BMW 635 CSi
Frank Sytner, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 30.24,33 6 1.29,52    
5 5 12 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
Mike Newman, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 30.34,97 12 1.32,90    
6 1 74 John Jeffreys Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Belcher, GB
1598 L4 C 20 laps, 31.01,40 11 1.31,86 1.31,50  
7 2 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 20 laps, 31.07,39 10 1.31,10    
8 1 32 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 31.13,73 7 1.29,67 1.29,79  
9 3 69 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 29.53,25 14 1.33,75    
10 4 79 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
John Morris, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 29.57,97 15 1.33,85    
11 5 65  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Stig Gruen, S
1587 L4 C 19 laps, 31.02,46 17 1.39,48    
DNF   31  
Nissan Bluebird Turbo
Graham Goode, GB
1770 tc L4 B 13 8 1.29,72   Gearbox, accident
DNF   70 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Patrick Watts, GB
1598 L4 C 7 16 1.35,48   Driveshaft
DNF   41 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Terry Drury, GB
2491 V6 B 5 18 no time?   Engine
DNF   1 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
Andy Rouse, GB
2320 tc L4 A 4 3 1.28,39   Turbo
DNF   40 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Phil Dowsett, GB
2491 V6 B 2 9 1.30,23   Engine
DNF   77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 C 2 13 1.33,75   Engine
DNF   30 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 1 5 1.29,10   Accident
DNP   2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Rover Vitesse
Pete Hall, GB
3532 V8 A     no time   Clutch oil pipe
DNP   8  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Brian Chatfield, GB
2993 V6 A         Entry refused; no homologation papers