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XLI Motoring News International Trophy

Silverstone GP circuit, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 9/4/1989
Track length: 4.778 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 34
Finishers: 29

Pole position: Rouse in 1.37,78
Fastest lap: Gravett in 1.38,97

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

 

Andy Rouse leading the race hotly persued by Robb Gravett who started to fall away at two thirds distance with a broken exhaust and handling issues. Third was disputed among the two Labatt's cars decided in favour of Laurence Bristow as Tim Harvey picked up a puncture and had to pit for a new tyre.
In class B James Weaver and Frank Sytner was at it from the opening moments. Sytner was relieved of his front bumper on the opening lap by Jerry Mahony. The two of them would swap paint for the next almost 15 laps till a tyre was cut on Sytner's car sending him spinning into the greenery and out of the race. Godfrey Hall, a close third in the early going, inherited second, while third was disputed among Nettan Lindgren, Ian Forrest and John Llewellyn, John spinning out of contention.
The Vauxhalls would dominate class C, Cleland driving from 4th and final C contender to the lead within the first lap, while Louise Aitken-Walker had to fight Alan Minshaw for second.
Geoff Kimber-Smith would lead class D only to retire with a broken engine, leaving it to Tony Crudgington and Phil Dowsett to settle things. Dowsett would win comfortably as Crudgington would retire his RWD Corolla with an engine failure too.
(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, 24.57,96 1 1.37,78 1.39,11  
2 2 21 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robb Gravett, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.00,00 2 1.38,73 1.38,97  
3 3 6 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.13,44 3 1.38,74 1.39,88  
4 4 4 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.18,70 6 1.39,98 1.40,49  
5 5 19 Brodie Brittain Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dave Brodie, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.19,66 5 1.39,52 1.40,42  
6 6 15 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.20,33 7 1.40,17 1.40,56  
7 7 10 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.22,87 8 1.40,17 1.40,34  
8 8 3 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.33,14 9 1.41,05 1.40,75  
9 9 25 JQF Engineering
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Gerrit van Kouwen, NL
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.34,81 10 1.41,65 1.41,28  
10 10 20 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Smith, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 25.45,54 11 1.41,67 1.41,58  
11 11 28 Lee Asquith Motorsport/ Duckhams
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 26.01,12 15 1.42,64 1.41,19  
12 12 22 Bornebusch Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Kaj Bornebusch, S
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 26.04,01 16 1.43,87 1.43,33  
13 1 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
James Weaver, GB
2332 L4 B 15 laps, 26.21,16 17 1.43,97 1.43,98  
14 13 17 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike O'Brien, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 laps, 26.29,90 19 1.45,71 1.44,97  
15 2 43 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
Godfrey Hall, GB
2332 L4 B 15 laps, 26.31,07 18 1.44,68 1.44,97  
16 14 7 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
1993 tc L4 A 14 4 1.39,42 1.39,65  
17 3 37  
BMW M3 Evo
Nettan Lindgren, S
2332 L4 B 14 22 1.47,44 1.45,67  
18 4 35  
BMW M3 Evo
Ian Forrest, GB
2332 L4 B 14 24 1.50,75 1.46,60  
19 1 56 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4 C 14 31 1.56,77 1.48,65  
20 2 58 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Louise Aitken-Walker, GB
1998 L4 C 14 26 1.53,43 1.51,61  
21 1 70  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
1587 L4 D 14 30 1.56,62 1.51,94  
22 3 50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
Alan Minshaw, GB
1781 L4 C 14 25 1.52,19 1.51,68  
DSQ?   53 Team Eurotech
Peugeot 309 GTI
Mike Jordan, GB
1905 L4 C 13 28 1.55,52 1.53,83  
24 5 44 BRR Motorsport
BMW M3 Evo
John Llewelyn, GB
2332 L4 B 13 23 1.47,99 1.45,92  
25 2 81  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Tony Dolley, GB
1587 L4 D 13 32 2.00,21 1.58,44  
26 3 85  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Les Liddiard, GB
1587 L4 D 13 33 2.01,09 1.59,13  
27 15 2 Arquati Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 12 13 1.41,98 1.41,25  
NC   5 FAI Auto Parts
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Sean Walker, GB
1993 tc L4 A 9 12 1.41,70 1.42,87  
DNF   33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 14 14 1.42,61 1.43,97 Accident
DNF   88  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D 9 29 1.55,88 1.54,13 Engine
DNF   31 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
John Clark, GB
2332 L4 B 3 20 1.46,39 1.45,24 Accident
DNF   18 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robin Donovan, GB
1993 tc L4 A 3 21 1.46,57 1.46,46 Engine
DNF   77 Five Star Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D 2 27 1.54,16 1.56,26 Engine
DNF   16 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
David Pinkney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 2 34 2.04,37 1.53,91 Turbo charger