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Oulton Park

Oulton Park, Cheshire, Great-Britain

Date: 1/4/1988
Track length: 4.456 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 26
Starters: 25
Finishers: 15

Pole position: Rouse in 1.41,67
Fastest lap: Bristow in 1.45,91 = 151,47 kmh

Distance: 20 laps, redflagged after 17 laps
Average speed: 142,46 kmh
Weather: Drizzle turning to heavy rain
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

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Andy Rouse may play it down, but his drive to victory in Friday's BTCC round at Oulton Park was one to savour. Having eclipsed pole position by several light years in his Kaliber Ford Cosworth RS500, the former champion gave a virtuoso display of how to safely and surely drive a highly powered, slick-shod car with ease in the wet. Leading from the start, Rouse gradually pulled away from his chasers, led by first round victor Jerry Mahoney, to finish well clear at the end of 17 laps. That was when the race was red flagged, a spectacular incident between the BMW M3s of Frank Sytner and Alan Minshaw ending the race. Neither man was hurt, although Minshaw's car somersaulted over the barriers at Cascades. Sytner was classified sixth, behind Rouse, Mike O'Brien (who drove a storming race from 15th on the grid in his Holden), Mahoney, Tim Harvey and Mike Newman respectively. Class D went the way of Phil Dowsett although Mark Hales pushed him hard earlier on. (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 17 laps, 31.54,36 1 1.41,67    
2 2 7 Alan Docking Racing/Autoglass
Holden VL Commodore
Mike O'Brien, GB
4980 V8 A 17 laps, 32.09,06 15      
3 3 8 Arquati UK Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 32.40,10 2      
4 4 5 Terry Drury Racing Cars
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 32.52,79 12      
5 5 14 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 32.55,38 9      
6 1 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 33.14,25 6 1.44,90 1.49,09 Accident, car in the middle of the track
7 2 44 Demon Tweeks
BMW M3
Alan Minshaw, GB
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 33.15,24 13 1.47,20   Accident
8 3 43 John Maguire Racing - Godfrey Hall Ltd
BMW M3
Godfrey Hall, GB
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 33.20,00 7      
9 6 27  
BMW 635 CSi
Peter Buxtorf, CH
3475 L6 A 16 16      
10 1 70 TOM's GB
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
1587 L4 D 16 19 1.50,39 1.53,93  
11 2 60 AJG Transport/CHMS
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Mark Hales, GB
1587 L4 D 16 20      
12 3 77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D 16 22      
13 7 20  
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Hathaway, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 17      
14 4 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3
Mike Smith, GB
2332 L4 B 16 18      
15 4 69 MIL Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Kevin Eaton, GB
1587 L4 D 15 23      
DNF   50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
James Kaye, GB
1781 L4 C 14 25   1.57,68 Driveshaft
DNF   39 Terry Drury Racing Cars
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Lionel Wiffen, GB
1598 tc L4 B 12 26     Turbo
DNF   15 Listerine Goode Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 11 4 1.43,98   Electrics
DNF   19 Baynard Cars Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 10 3 1.43,92 1.45,91 Differential
DNF   10 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Pete Hall, GB
1993 tc L4 A 4 5 1.44,86   Spin, gave up
DNF   16 Asquith/Duckhams Racing with Karl Jones
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A 4 11     Overheating
DNF   48 Specialist Cars Aberdeen Ltd
VW Golf GTI 16V
Andrew Jeffrey, GB
1781 L4 C 3 24 1.56,11   Driveshaft
DNF   38 Terry Drury Racing Cars
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Dave Wallis, GB
1598 tc L4 B 3 21     Gearbox
DNF   17 CC Motorsport/Crystal Facilities Ltd
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Bob Sands, GB
1993 tc L4 A   8     Clutch
DNF   1 Shell-Toyota-MIL
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
Chris Hodgetts, GB
2954 tc L6 A   14 1.49,17   Driveshaft
DNS   32T Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3
James Weaver, GB
2332 L4 B   10 1.46,59