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Birmingham Superprix

Birmingham Street Circuit, Birmingham, Great-Britain

Date: 28/8/1989
Track length: 3.975 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 38
Starters: 28
Finishers: 22

Pole position: Gravett in 1.36,64
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.36,46

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

 

Robb Gravett lead away from pole but it was Tim Harvey who made a run on him in the early laps on the expense of second qualifier Andy Rouse. A leaking rear brake calliper was soon to disturb Gravett though and would drop as low as seventh at one point. This promoted Tim Harvey and Andy Rouse to the lead battle allowing Laurence Bristow to join in on the fun as well. On lap 9 Harvey slightly overcooked his entry to the Hairpin allowing Rouse to squeeze under. Harvey tried to shot the door but was nudged sideways out of the Hairpin to see Rouse leave him for dead. Victory for Rouse while Harvey and Bristow brought second and third to the Labatt's team in close company. Chris Hodgetts on new Dick Johnson spec Dunlop rear tyres had his most competitive race of the season on home soil snatching forth from Robb Gravett on the penultimate lap. Gerrit van Kouwen complained of a down on power engine but still took sixth with delayed Guy Edwards and Sean Walker in close proximity. Edwards had had an early collision with Mike Smith ending the Trakstar driver out of the race, while Walker was hit from behind by Robb Gravett seeing the Goode Sierra trailing the rear bumper. This caused a black flag and subsequent pit stop to have the offending part removed.
The tight confines and a somewhat unruly bunch of class A Sierra momentarily split the Prodrive twins at the beginning, but soon it was business as usual with James Weaver taking the victory from Frank Sytner.
John Cleland did the business for Vauxhall in class C heading home Louise Aitken-Walker and Jeremy Rossiter. John Morris would take fourth in the Lister's Golf while local man Mike Jordan would miss the race with gearbox problems.
Ray Armes and Phil Dowsett were all over each other in class D and eventually ended the race crashing each other. This left Geoff Kimber-Smith with a lucky victory.
Graham Goode was only allowed to start when Mike Jordan withdrew.
(Jesper O. Hansen/ten-tenths.com)


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 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andy Rouse, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 32.42,51 2 1.35,87 1.36,46  
2 2 7 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 32.50,57 3 1.36,52 1.37,25  
3 3 6 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 32.50,82 4 1.36,80 1.36,67  
4 4 15 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.11,01 5 1.37,31 1.38,60  
5 5 21 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robb Gravett, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.12,26 1 1.35,64 1.37,65 Rear brake caliper
6 6 25 JQF Engineering
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Gerrit van Kouwen, NL
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.21,08 11 1.38,85 1.38,31  
7 7 10 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.21.33 7 1.38,26 1.38,67  
8 8 5 FAI Auto Parts
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Sean Walker, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.21.93 6 1.37,35 1.37,56  
9 9 4 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.37,95 28 1.39,01 1.38,61 1st reserve
10 10 2 Arquati Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 33.40,15 9 1.38,59 1.39,06  
11 1 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
James Weaver, GB
2332 L4 B 19 12 1.40,54 1.42,21  
12 2 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 19 13 1.41,71 1.43,18  
13 3 35 Prodrive
BMW M3 Evo
Ian Forrest, GB
2332 L4 B 19 15 1.44,67 1.44,26  
14 4 44 BRR Motorsport
BMW M3 Evo
John Llewelyn, GB
2332 L4 B 19 17 1.48,23? 1.44,80  
15 5 43 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
Godfrey Hall, GB
2332 L4 B 19 14 1.43,44 1.45,69  
16 1 56 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4 C 18 18 1.44,86 1.46,64  
17 2 58 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Louise Aitken-Walker, GB
1998 L4 C 18 21 1.48,34    
18 3 57 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Jeremy Rossiter, GB
1998 L4 C 18 22 1.48,75    
19 4 55 Listers of Coventry for Volkswagen
VW Golf GTI 16V
John Morris, GB
1781 L4 C 18 24 1.50,78    
20 1 77 Five Star Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D 17 26 1.52,80 1.51,04  
21 2 85 Rayscar
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Les Liddiard, GB
1587 L4 D 17 27 1.52,93    
22 11 3 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 8 1.38,58   Overheating?
DNF   75 PG Tags Racing
Honda Civic Si AT
Ray Armes, GB
1590 L4 D 6 20 1.48,27 1.47,90 Accident
DNF   70 Rayscar
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
1587 L4 D 6 23 1.48,98 1.46,85 Accident
DNF   31 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
John Clark, GB
2332 L4 B 3? 19 1.45,51   Oil loss
DNF   37  
BMW M3 Evo
Nettan Lindgren, S
2332 L4 B 2? 16 1.44,17?   Engine
DNF   88  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D 2 25 1.52,40   Accident
DNF   20 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Smith, GB
1993 tc L4 A 1 10 1.38,75   Accident
DNS   53 Team Eurotech
Peugeot 309 GTI
Mike Jordan, GB
1905 L4 C   (25) 1.51,59   Gearbox on warm up lap
DNQ   28 Lee Asquith Motorsport/ Duckhams
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A     1.39,91    
DNQ   17 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike O'Brien, GB
1993 tc L4 A     1.42,57    
DNQ   30 Demon Tweeks
BMW M3 Evo
Alan Minshaw, GB
2332 L4 B     1.47,45    
DNQ   26 Trident Motor Sport Ltd.
Maserati Biturbo 331 B25
Nick May, GB
2491 tc V6 A     1.47,89    
DNQ   81 Wembon Motors
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Tony Dolley, GB
1587 L4 D     1.59,02