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Donington

Donington Park National Circuit, Derby, Great-Britain

Date: 18/9/1988
Track length: 3.149 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 31
Starters: 28
Finishers: 24

Pole position: Soper in 1.13,53
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.14,20 = 152,79 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 150,59 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

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There was no denying the strength of feeling between the Andy Rouse and Eggenberger camps at Donington on Sunday. A series of races, culminating in the now-infamous Tourist Trophy result, had left the two Ford teams with as much in common as chalk and cheese. Donington was to be the showdown - Eggenberger's last chance to put the upstart Englishman in his place, and Rouse's chance to put one over on the works team yet again. After practice the honours lay with Steve Soper, after the duo had jousted for pole position right until the chequered flag. It seemed to be going all his way in the race too, leading for the first nine laps. However, Rouse shadowed him all the way before slipping past and forging into an unassailable lead. For the third time in four meetings, Andy had the upper hand and there was nothing that the combined talents of Soper and Eggenberger could do about it. But there was more to the race than just that, Chris Hodgetts taking a startling third overall in his Sierra, having had the cheek to even consider taking the lead on lap one while Mike Newman and Guy Edwards had a controversial coming-together on lap 20 which dropped the latter to sixth place. Although Frank Sytner again won class B for BMW, Rouse's overall triumph takes the championship battle all the way to the line at Silverstone on October 2. (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 22 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andy Rouse, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.05,79 2   1.14,20  
2 2 6 Eggenberger Motorsport/Texaco
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Steve Soper, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.07,63 1 1.13,53    
3 3 11 Brooklyn Motorsport / Mr Tomkinson
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.18,07 6 1.14,48    
4 4 14 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.34,33 4 1.14,36    
5 5 15 Listerine Goode Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.38,40 5 1.14,48    
6 6 21 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.41,28 8 1.15,59    
7 7 16 Asquith/Duckhams Racing with Karl Jones
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.50,61 9      
8 8 20 Soans Ford Main Dealer
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Hathaway, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.56,60 13      
9 9 8 Arquati UK Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 25.59,85 12 1.15,86    
10 10 7 Alan Docking Racing/Autoglass
Holden VL SS Commodore
Mike O'Brien, GB
4980 V8 A 20 laps, 26.01,47 10      
11 1 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 20 laps, 26.02,15 11 1.15,56 1.16,73  
12 2 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
James Weaver, GB
2332 L4 B 20 laps, 26.04,08 15      
13 3 44 Demon Tweeks
BMW M3 Evo
Roland Ratzenberger, A
2332 L4 B 20 laps, 26.07,01 14   1.16,72 FL  
14 11 19 Baynard Cars Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 26.09,81 7      
15 4 36 John Maguire Racing - Godfrey Hall Ltd
BMW M3
Godfrey Hall, GB
2332 L4 B 19 18      
16 5 34 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Lionel Abbott, GB
2332 L4 B 19 19      
17 12 26 ECM Vehicles Delivery Ltd
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Ray McDowell, GB
1993 tc L4 A 19 21      
18 13 1 Shell-Toyota-MIL
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
Mark Hales, GB
2954 tc L6 A 19 20 1.18,78    
19 1 55 John Maguire Racing-David Sutton Motorsport
VW Golf GTI 16V
James Shead, GB
1781 L4 C 19 23      
20 1 70 TOM's GB
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
1587 L4 D 18 25   1.22,43  
21 2 77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D 18 26      
22 2 48 Specialist Cars Aberdeen Ltd
VW Golf GTI 16V
Andrew Jeffrey, GB
1781 L4 C 18 24      
23 3 69 MIL Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
John Llewelyn, GB
1587 L4 D 18 26      
24 14 24 Trident Motor Sport Ltd./The Campari Maserati
Maserati Biturbo 331 B25
Nick May, GB
2491 tc V6 A 14 22     Pit stop (loose turbo pipe)
DNF   50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
Alan Minshaw, GB
1781 L4 C 17 27   1.21,78 Out of fuel
DNF   63  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D 9 28      
DNF   5 Terry Drury Racing Cars
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
1993 tc L4 A 5 3 1.13,94   Engine
DNF   36 John Maguire Racing/FFB Electronics
BMW M3
David Sears, GB
2332 L4 B 2 17     Gear linkage
DNS   30 Brodie Brittain Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dave Brodie, GB
1993 tc L4 A   16     Engine
DNQ   31 Brookside Garage
Alfa Romeo 75 V6 3.0
Jon Dooley, GB
2959 V6 B   30?      
DNQ   74 North Essex Motorsport
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Barbara Cowell, GB
1598 L4 D   31?