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Shell Gemini 1000 kms meeting

Brands Hatch GP Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 26/7/1987
Track length: 4.778 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 26
Starters: 24
Finishers: 17

Pole position: Rouse in 1.37,23
Fastest lap: Sytner in 1.38,14 = 175,22 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 171,43 kmh
Weather: Dry and bright
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1987 Cars

 

"It's the corks that do it you know. Every time we win a race, we take the champagne cork from the victory bottle afterwards and, together with a piece of silver, we tie them to the roll cage of the car" smiled Tim Harvey early on Saturday morning. “It’s a patent method of bringing good luck!" By late afternoon, he had another victory cork to add to that collection. By avoiding the trouble which the other front runners ran into, Harvey's Istel Rover Vitesse took it's third BTCC win of the year. It was almost so different though. The race had four different leaders, Dennis Leech at the start, then Andy Rouse's Sierra and briefly the remarkable BMW M3 of Frank Sytner although an incident when passing Rouse put him out. From then on, Harvey cruised home to victory after one of the most exciting BTCC races this year. (MN)


Touring Cars class A-D
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 8 Team Istel / Austin Rover Finance
Rover Vitesse
Tim Harvey, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 33.26,71 2 1.38,96 1.38,41  
2 2 4  
Rover Vitesse
Dennis Leech, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 33.31,44 3 1.38,80 1.39,45  
3 3 1 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Andy Rouse, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.32,84 1 1.37,23 1.38,18 Tires
4 4 2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Pete Hall, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.39,28 7 1.40,12 1.39,53  
5 5 7 Alan Docking Racing
Holden VK Commodore
Mike O'Brien, GB
4980 V8 A 20 laps, 33.52,49 8 1.40,15 1.40,09  
6 6 14  
Rover Vitesse
Brian Chatfield, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 34.14,51 9 1.40,48 1.40,53  
7 1 66 CHMS Team/Toyota GB
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1587 L4 D 20 laps, 34.39,00 11 1.41,72 1.42,29  
8 2 77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D 20 laps, 34.55,69 14 1.43,76 1.43,00  
9 1 31 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione
Jon Dooley, GB
1762 tc L4 B 20 laps, 35.00,56 16 1.44,28 1.43,68  
10 3 69 CHMS Team
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Alex Moss, GB
1587 L4 D 19 laps, 33.49,12 15 1.43,77 1.43,19  
11 1 55 Smith & Latimer
MG Metro Turbo
Colin Pearcy, GB
1275 tc L4 C 19 laps, 34.08,24 18 1.46,15 1.45,65  
12 2 80 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
Alan Minshaw, GB
1781 L4 C 19 laps, 34.09,73 21 1.51,15 1.45,99  
13 3 45  
Renault 5 GT Turbo
Roger Saunders, GB
1397 tc L4 C 19 laps, 34.37,93 20 1.47,96 1.47,30  
14 2 38 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Mark Hales, GB
1598 tc L4 B 19 laps, 34.41,43 17 1.46,04 1.42,79 Gearbox stuck in 4th
15 7 6 Listerine Goode Racing
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 19 laps, 34.53,81 10 1.40,58 1.40,87 Pit stop, clutch
16 4 67  
Renault 5 GT Turbo
Paul Gottlieb, GB
1397 tc L4 C 19 laps, 35.03,53 22 1.53,92 1.54,39  
17 5 48  
Vauxhall Astra GTE
Paul Harmer, GB
1796 L4 C 19 laps, 34.12,85 24 1.58,27 1.58,06  
DSQ/DNF?   22 Arquati UK Ltd.
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Karl Jones, GB
1598 tc L4 B 16 12 1.43,02 1.43,05 Punctures, possibly dsq for a trailing air scoop
DNF   3 Letchworth Roofing
Rover Vitesse
Graham Scarborough, GB
3532 V8 A 13 5 1.39,31 1.40,00 Rear stub axle
DNF   33 Prodrive
BMW M3
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 11 6 1.39,32 1.38,14 Accident, puncture
DNF   30 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo 75 V6
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 B 8 13 1.43,72 1.42,89 Puncture?, accident
DNF   5 R.A. Potter Racing Developments with Castrol
Rover Vitesse
David Carvell, GB
3532 V8 A 4 4 1.38,95 1.40,23 Puncture
DNF   18 Arquati UK Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 4 19 1.46,22 1.45,52 Turbo
DNF   54  
Renault 5 GT Turbo
Les Germain, GB
1397 tc L4 C 4 23 1.55,01 1.54,20 Rear hatch loose
DNP   39 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Lionel Wiffen, GB
1598 tc L4 B          
DNP   74 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Phil Dowsett, GB
1598 L4 B