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FIA International F3000 support race

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 20/8/1989
Track length: 4.182 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 36?
Finishers: 23?

Pole position: Rouse in 1.32,62
Fastest lap: Rouse in 1.33,34

Distance: 15 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

Pictures

Andy Rouse and Robb Gravett at it again but the Trakstar man had to retire with a broken gear lever after only four laps. Dave Brodie was among the two in the opening moments of the race but was soon overtaken by Laurence Bristow but mid-race the situation was reversed once again, Brodie taking Mike Smith through with him. Guy Edwards was next in line to pass Bristow and soon had an eye on Mike Smith in third. Smith and Edwards then tripped over the lapped Corolla of Geoff Kimber-Smith with both Sierras retiring on the spot. For Brodie the race was soon over too as he pitted with ruined tyres. This left the Labatt's cars of Laurence Bristow and Tomas Mezera, Tim Harvey at the Nürburgring racing a factory Spice, in second and third. Graham Goode cars took the remaining points positions with Sean Walker heading Mike Newman and Graham Goode.
In the classes there were little surprises. James Weaver taking his obligatory victory and fastest lap in class B as did John Cleland in class C. Ray Armes lead class D once again but retired with a broken tie rod leaving victory to Phil Dowsett.
(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 15 laps, 23.34,11 1 1.32,62 1.33,34  
2 2 6 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 23.49,33 4 1.32,91 1.33,64  
3 3 7 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tomas Mezera, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 23.53,29 5 1.32,95 1.34,35  
4 4 5 FAI Auto Parts
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Sean Walker, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 23.54,95 7 1.33,48 1.34,53  
5 5 3 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 23.57,04 16 1.35,23 1.34,73  
6 6 4 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 23.58,86 11 1.34,41 1.34,85  
7 1 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
James Weaver, GB
2332 L4 B 15 laps, 24.37,83 13 1.34,67 1.36,02  
8 7 2 Arquati Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 24.44,82 15 1.34,96 1.36,22  
9 2 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 15 laps, 24.47,03 14 1.34,83 1.37,74  
10 3 35 Prodrive
BMW M3 Evo
Ian Forrest, GB
2332 L4 B 15 laps, 25.00,01 20 1.37,80 1.37,97  
11 8 19 Brodie Brittain Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dave Brodie, GB
1993 tc L4 A 14 3 1.32,81 1.34,05  
12 9 17 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike O'Brien, GB
1993 tc L4 A 14 17 1.36,56 1.36,75  
13 10 14 Graham Hathaway racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Hathaway, GB
1993 tc L4 A 14 18 1.37,41 1.40,15  
14 1 56 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4 C 14 24 1.39,03 1.40,17  
15 2 58 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Louise Aitken-Walker, GB
1998 L4 C 14 24 1.39,03 1.40,17  
16 1 70 Rayscar
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
1587 L4 D 14 29 1.42,43 1.42,42  
17 5 31 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
John Clark, GB
2332 L4 B          
18 3 55  
VW Golf GTI 16V
John Morris, GB
1781 L4 C          
19 4 37  
BMW M3 Evo
Nettan Lindgren, S
2332 L4 B          
20 2 77 Five Star Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D 14 32 1.43,95 1.43,73  
21 6 44 BRR Motorsport
BMW M3 Evo
John Llewelyn, GB
2332 L4 B          
22 7 43  
BMW M3 Evo
Godfrey Hall, GB
2332 L4 B          
23 4 63 Monorep Ltd Vauxhall Opel Main Dealer
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1998 L4 C          
24 3 81  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Tony Dolley, GB
1587 L4 D          
DNF   20 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Smith, GB
1993 tc L4 A 9 6 1.33,17 1.34,07 Accident
DNF   10 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
1993 tc L4 A 9 12 1.34,60 1.34,38 Accident
DNF      
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Les Liddiard, GB
1587 L4 D          
DNF   75 PG Tags Racing
Honda Civic Si AT
Ray Armes, GB
1590 L4 D 7 27 1.41,74 1.42,15 Tie rod
DNF   50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
Alan Minshaw, GB
1781 L4 C         Engine
DNF   25 JQF Engineering
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Gerrit van Kouwen, NL
1993 tc L4 A 6 10 1.34,27 1.34,85 Engine
DNF   16 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
David Pinkney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 4 9 1.33,95 1.34,67 Accident
DNF   21 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robb Gravett, GB
1993 tc L4 A 4 2 1.32,80 1.33,37 Gear lever
DNF   88  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D          
DNF   26 Trident Motor Sport Ltd./The Campari Maserati
Maserati Biturbo 331 B25
Nick May, GB
2491 tc V6 A          
DNF   28 Lee Asquith Motorsport/ Duckhams
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A 1 8 1.33,81 1.40,99 Engine
DNF   57 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Jeremy Rossiter, GB
1998 L4 C         Accident