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P&O Ferries with Radio 210 Spring Bank Holiday Raceday

Thruxton, Great-Britain

Date: 30/5/1988
Track length: 3.791 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 25
Finishers: 21

Pole position:
Fastest lap: Newman in 1.22,29 = 165,86 kmh

Distance: 17 laps
Average speed: 163,12 kmh
Weather: Drying track
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

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Andy Rouse did little wrong at Thruxton on Monday en route to another Dunlop British Touring Car Championship win. Once he had put down the early charge of Karl Jones, the Kaliber Ford Sierra RS500 driver disappeared into the distance to extend his class A lead over Jerry Mahoney who had muscled his way into third spot at the end of a race in which he had battled past both Guy Edwards and Mike Newman. While Jones held on for a superb second place, and Mahoney and Newman finished in the next two spots, Tim Harvey produced a good drive into fifth with Mike O'Brien's Holden sixth, unable to stop the more powerful Fords from breezing by. In class B, Roland Ratzenberger gave Alan Minshaw's team its first win of the season with a fine drive. Chased home all the way by Godfrey Hall's BMW M3, Roland had a failed tyre gamble by Prodrive to thank for the ease of his win. The Mobil M3s of Frank Sytner and Mike Smith both led the class early on but grooved slicks in the rapidly drying conditions proved a wrong choice and the duo didn't feature after lap five. Classes C and D went the way of John Brindley and Phil Dowsett respectively, the latter reinforcing his championship challenge. (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, 23.42,49 1 1.21,75 1.22,49  
2 2 16 Asquith/Duckhams Racing with Karl Jones
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.55,89 2 1.22,67    
3 3 8 Arquati UK Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.57,38 3 1.22,73    
4 4 14 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.57,41 4 1.22,92 1.22,29  
5 5 5 Terry Drury Racing Cars
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 24.23,04 5 1.23,07    
6 6 7 Alan Docking Racing/Autoglass
Holden VL Commodore
Mike O'Brien, GB
4980 V8 A 17 laps, 24.24,78 7 1.23,45?    
7 7 15 Listerine Goode Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 24.30,58 8 1.23,65    
8 1 44 Demon Tweeks
BMW M3
Roland Ratzenberger, A
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 24.32,30 15 1.25,21    
9 2 36 John Maguire Racing - Godfrey Hall Ltd
BMW M3
Godfrey Hall, GB
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 24.35,25 16 1.25,68    
10 8 20 Soans Ford Main Dealer
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Hathaway, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 24.39,18 10 1.24,04    
11 8 21 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 6 1.23,17    
12 9 1 Shell-Toyota-MIL
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
Chris Hodgetts, GB
2954 tc L6 A 16 14 1.24,86    
13 3 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 16 11 1.24,34    
14 4 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3
Mike Smith, GB
2332 L4 B 16 12 1.24,52 1.23,55  
15 10 10 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robb Gravett, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 17 1.26,44    
16 1 50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
John Brindley, GB
1781 L4 C 16 20 1.29,89?    
17 1 70 TOM's GB
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
1587 L4 D 16 19 1.29,79? 1.30,08  
18 2 55 John Maguire Racing-David Sutton Motorsport
VW Golf GTI 16V
James Shead, GB
1781 L4 C 16 18 1.29,79? 1.30,17  
19 2 63  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D 16 22 1.31,08    
20 11 2 Shell-Toyota-MIL
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
Vic Lee, GB
2954 tc L6 A 15 24 1.34,83    
21 12 24 Trident Motor Sport Ltd./The Campari Maserati
Maserati Biturbo 331 B25
Nick May, GB
2491 tc V6 A 14 21 1.30,81    
DNF   4 Demon Tweeks
Rover Vitesse
Dennis Leech, GB
3532 V8 A 14 13 1.24,70   Differential
DNF   19 Baynard Cars Ltd.
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 12 9 1.23,85   Wheel studs
DNF   77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D   23 1.32,31   Accident
DNF   39 Terry Drury Racing Cars
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Lionel Wiffen, GB
1598 tc L4 B   25 1.36,29   Engine