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Promo Touring Car 500

Pukekohe Raceway, Auckland, New Zealand

Date: 30/10/1988
Track length: 2.817 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 21
Finishers: 13

Pole position: Soper in 1.02,71 = 161,83 kmh
Fastest lap: unknown

Distance: 500 km
Average speed: unknown
Weather: unknown
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

 

Steve Soper and Andrew Miedecke staged a remarkable recovery to win the Promo 500 after losing three laps early in the race with a damaged oil cooler. Amazingly, the pair made up the lost ground, and won by just over 4 seconds from the Schnitzer BMW M3 of Ravaglia and Van de Poele. Miedecke started from pole, and led the opening laps before being forced to the pits to repair the damaged oil cooler. Win Percy then took up the lead, and appeared on course for victory when his Commodore broke a rear hub, handing the lead to Ravaglia. But through it all came the Soper/Miedecke Sierra to snatch the victory after seemingly being out of contention.


Division 1, 2 and 3
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 Blast Dynamics
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
Steve Soper, GB
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 178 laps, 3:18.32,00 1 1.02,71    
2 1 52 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Roberto Ravaglia, I
Eric Van de Poele, B
2332 L4 Div. 2 3:18.36,28 6 1.04,03    
3 2 10 TWR Holden Special Vehicles
Holden VL Commodore
Larry Perkins, AUS
Denny Hulme, NZ
4980 V8 Div. 3 3:19.11,57 2 1.03,29    
4 2 56 Mobil 1 Racing
BMW M3 Evo
Peter Brock, AUS
Neil Crompton, AUS
2332 L4 Div. 2 176 7 1.04,79    
5 3 54  
BMW M3
Kayne Scott, NZ
John Sorenson, NZ
2332 L4 Div. 2 171 14 1.08,40    
6 3    
Holden VL SS Commodore
Brett Riley, NZ
Ed Lamont, NZ
4980 V8 Div. 3 171 10 1.05,90    
7 4 8 Blast Dynamics
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Pierre Dieudonné, B
Andrew Bagnall, NZ
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 170 4 1.03,40    
8 5   M Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
John Billington, NZ
Warren McKellar, NZ
4980 V8 Div. 3 168 13 1.07,51    
9 4 53  
BMW M3
Mark Thatcher, GB
Ray Lintott, AUS
2332 L4 Div. 2 168 12 1.07,38    
10 6   McIntyre
BMW 635 CSi
Glenn McIntyre, NZ
Craig Baird, NZ
3475 L6 Div. 3 168 17 1.09,36    
11 1   Slater
Toyota Corolla
David Slater, NZ
Ross Heffernan, NZ
1587 L4 Div. 1 159 19 1.11,52    
12 2   Willy
Toyota Corolla
Steve Willy, NZ
Graham McGregor, NZ
1587 L4 Div. 1 157 21 1.14,03    
13 3   Bryan Bate
Toyota Corolla
Bryan Bate, NZ
Andrew Maher, NZ
1587 L4 Div. 1 154 20 1.12,40    
NC   3 Yellow Pages Racing
Holden VL SS Commodore
Peter McLeod, AUS
Glenn Clark, NZ
4980 V8 Div. 3   11 (pit lane start) 1.07,31    
DNF   2 Roadways
Holden VL SS Commodore
Win Percy, GB
Kent Baigent, NZ
4980 V8 Div. 3 93 5 1.03,44   Hub
DNF      
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
John Sax, NZ
Nico Seiling, NZ
2759 L6 Div. 3 85 18 1.11,48    
DNF      
Holden VK Commodore
Paul Torckler, NZ
John Schoen, NZ
4980 V8 Div. 3 80 15 1.09,02    
DNF   4 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Colin Bond, AUS
Alan Jones, AUS
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 76 3 1.03,37    
DNF      
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Tony Rutherford, NZ
David Lowe, NZ
4999 V8 Div. 3 53 16 1.09,07    
DNF   55 Bill Bryce Racing
BMW M3
Paul Radisich, NZ
Ludwig Finauer, D
2332 L4 Div. 2 38 9 1.05,58    
DNF   21 Team CMS Sweden
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Ulf Granberg, S
Christer Simonsen, S
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 21 8 1.04,92