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Donington

Donington Park National Circuit, Derby, Great-Britain

Date: 7/5/1989
Track length: 3.149 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 32
Starters: 30
Finishers: 16

Pole position: Gravett in 1.12,96
Fastest lap: Gravett/Allam in 1.14,90

Distance: 1 hour
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

Pictures

Win for Laurence Bristow and Tiff Needell with tyre conservation and a well executed pit stop. Robb Gravett would lead away from pole but later Jeff Allam would fight low boost and wires on fire to finish second. Guy Edwards and Win Percy finished third on the road only to be disqualified as Percy hadn't qualified this but the sister Kaliber car of an already retired Andy Rouse.
Class B looked to be set up for Steve Soper and Frank Sytner, but as the race went on only sixth gear worked reliably dropping them to forth. Instead Frank Sytner and Will Hoy took a steady victory from privateers John Llewellyn/Gerry Marshall and Ian Forrest/Hunter, the last pair suffering from failing fuel pressure in the end.
John Cleland and Ian Flux won an easy class C victory after Barrie Williams in the John Morris VW Golf kept the pressure on for the opening laps. This was too much for the Golf and overheating problems forced it out midway through leaving second to the second Vauxhall of Louise Aitken-Walker and Vince Woodman.
Class D lost half its contenders within six laps leaving an easy victory for Phil Dowsett and Mark Goddard ahead of Tony Crudgington and Chuck Nicholson.
(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 6 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
Tiff Needell, GB
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:00.11,71 6 1.14,21 1.15,06  
2 2 21 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robb Gravett, GB
Jeff Allam, GB
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:00.14,51 1 1.12,96 1.14,90  
DSQ   10 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
Win Percy, GB
(Johnny Dumfries, GB)
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:00.22,11 4 1.14,02 1.15,37 Disq: Percy not qualified in this car
3 3 7 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
David Sears, GB
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:00.23,91 5 1.14,18 1.15,34  
4 4 5 FAI Auto Parts
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Sean Walker, GB
Damon Hill, GB
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:00.56,23 8 1.14,56 1.15,35  
5 5 25 JQF Engineering
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Gerrit van Kouwen, NL
Pierre Dieudonné, B
1993 tc L4 A 46 9 1.14,62 1.15,98  
6 1 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Sytner, GB
Will Hoy, GB
2332 L4 B 46 15 1.16,36 1.17,42  
7 2 44 BRR Motorsport
BMW M3 Evo
John Llewelyn, GB
Gerry Marshall, GB
2332 L4 B 45 21 1.18,01 1.18,79  
8 3 35  
BMW M3 Evo
Ian Forrest, GB
Bernard Hunter, GB
2332 L4 B 45 20 1.17,60 1.18,20  
9 1 56 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
John Cleland, GB
Ian Flux, GB
1998 L4 C 44 22 1.19,55 1.20,88  
10 6 19 Brodie Brittain Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dave Brodie, GB
Andrew Gilbert-Scott, GB
1993 tc L4 A 43 2 1.13,61 1.14,92 Puncture, spin
11 4 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
James Weaver, GB
Steve Soper, GB
2332 L4 B 43 14 1.15,66 1.16,54  
12 2 58 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Louise Aitken-Walker, GB
Vince Woodman, GB
1998 L4 C 43 26 1.21,38 1.22,33  
13 1 70  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
Mark Goddard, GB
1587 L4 D 42 25 1.21,18 1.23,68  
14 3 53 Team Eurotech
Peugeot 309 GTI
Mike Jordan, GB
Peter Tyson, GB
1905 L4 C 42 29 1.23,63 1.24,74  
15 2 88  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
Chuck Nicholson, GB
1587 L4 D 42 30 1.23,99 1.24,21  
16 4 50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
Alan Minshaw, GB
John Brindley, GB
1781 L4 C 40 27 1.22,03 1.23,12  
DNF   43 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
Godfrey Hall, GB
Lionel Abbott, GB
2332 L4 B 39 17 1.16,62 1.18,43 Fuel pick-up
DNF   20 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Smith, GB
Mike Wilds, GB
1993 tc L4 A 34 11 1.14,96 1.15,33 Accident (suspension?)
DNF   18 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike O'Brien, GB
Robin Donovan, GB
1993 tc L4 A 33 19 1.16,85 1.17,41 Brakes
DNF   14 Graham Hathaway racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Hathaway, GB
Dave Wallis, GB
1993 tc L4 A 30 18 1.16,83 1.19,04 Exhaust noise (blackflagged?)
DNF   31 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
John Clark, GB
Andrew Jeffrey, GB
2332 L4 B 29 23 1.20,17 1.18,79 Clutch
DNF   55  
VW Golf GTI 16V
John Morris, GB
Barrie Williams, GB
1781 L4 C 22 24 1.21,16 1.21,16? Overheating
DNF   3 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
? Alister Lyall, GB
? Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 12 1.15,32 1.15,52 Fire
DNF   16 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
David Pinkney, GB
Graham Scarborough, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 13 1.15,66 1.15,97 Engine
DNF   1 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andy Rouse, GB
Win Percy, GB
1993 tc L4 A 13 3 1.13,91 1.15,53 Injector
DNF   2 Arquati Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
Gary Ayles, GB
1993 tc L4 A 8 7 1.14,44 1.16,10 Overheating
DNF   85  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Les Liddiard, GB
Steve King, GB
1587 L4 D 6 31 1.27,22 1.26,96 Engine
DNF   28 Lee Asquith Motorsport/ Duckhams
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
Vic Lee, GB
1993 tc L4 A 5 10 1.14,66 1.16,59 Hub
DNF   77 Five Star Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
Barbara Cowell, GB
1587 L4 D 4 32 1.28,77 1.39,15 Misfire
DNQ   4 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
Alister Lyall, GB
1993 tc L4 A   28 1.22,71   Slowest A car (engine), maximum 40% of the field for class A
DNQ   15 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Chris Hodgetts, GB
David Leslie, GB
1993 tc L4 A   16 1.16,52   Only Leslie qualified