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Radio 210 Raceday

Thruxton, Great-Britain

Date: 25/5/1987
Track length: 3.791 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 20
Starters: 17
Finishers: 14

Pole position: Rouse in 1.22,58
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.22,53 = 165,28 kmh

Distance: 16 laps
Average speed: 145,36 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1987 Cars

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Andy Rouse's victory in the fourth round of the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship might have been expected, but its execution was far from simple. Rouse's ICS Sierra Cosworth fought tooth and nail with the Istel Rover Vitesse of a determined Tim Harvey, and it was only on the 15th of the 16 laps that Rouse finally earned himself a breathing space. David Carvell and Dennis Leech survived a last lap tangle to take third and fourth places in their Rovers, with Mike O'Brien (Holden) and Mike Newman (BMW 635 CSi) completing the top six, Mark Hales (Escort RS Turbo), Roger Saunders (Renault 5 GT Turbo) and Geoff Kimber-Smith (Toyota Corolla) took class wins, the latter handing out a rare defeat to series leader Chris Hodgetts. (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 1 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Andy Rouse, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 laps, 22.46,29 1 1.22,58 1.22,53  
2 2 8 Team Istel / Austin Rover Finance
Rover Vitesse
Tim Harvey, GB
3532 V8 A 16 laps, 22.48,53 2 1.24,55    
3 3 5 R.A. Potter Racing Developments with Castrol
Rover Vitesse
David Carvell, GB
3532 V8 A 16 laps, 23.08,17 4 1.25,74    
4 4 4  
Rover Vitesse
Dennis Leech, GB
3532 V8 A 16 laps, 23.21,59 3 1.25,13    
5 5 7 Alan Docking Racing
Holden VK Commodore
Mike O'Brien, GB
4980 V8 A 16 laps, 23.40,70 9 1.26,98    
6 6 10 Newman’s Footwear Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
Mike Newman, GB
3475 L6 A 16 laps, 23.43,00 7 1.26,47    
7 7 3 Letchworth Roofing
Rover Vitesse
Graham Scarborough, GB
3532 V8 A 16 laps, 23.53,47 6 1.26,15    
8 1 77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D 16 laps, 23.59,24 13 1.29,71    
9 1 38 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Mark Hales, GB
1598 tc L4 B 16 laps, 24.04,25 12 1.29,39 1.28,28  
10 8 2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Pete Hall, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 laps, 24.07,21 8 1.26,51    
11 2 66 CHMS Team/Toyota GB
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1587 L4 D 16 laps, 24.08,23 10 1.27,49 1.28,43  
12 3 62  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D   14 1.30,53    
13 1 45  
Renault 5 GT Turbo
Roger Saunders, GB
1397 tc L4 C   18 1.34,43 1.33,68  
14 4 74 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Phil Dowsett, GB
1598 L4 D   17 1.32,26    
DNF      
Rover Vitesse
Bill Griffin, GB
3532 V8 A 9 11 1.28,65   Fuel pressure
DNF   6 Listerine Goode Racing
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 7 5 1.26,12   Turbo
DNF   30 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo
Rob Kirby, GB
1779 tc L4 B 6 16 1.31,40   Intercooler pipe
DNS   31 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo
Jon Dooley, GB
1779 tc L4 B   15 1.30,89   Engine
DNS      
Renault 5 GT Turbo
David Martell, GB
1397 tc L4 C   19 1.35,20   Car saved for Renault cup race
DNS      
Renault 5 GT Turbo
David Gibson, GB
1397 tc L4 C   20 1.36,82   Car saved for Renault cup race