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Snetterton

Snetterton, Great Britain

Date: 6/8/1989
Track length: 3.084 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 29
Starters: 29?
Finishers:

Pole position: Gravett in 1.06,24
Fastest lap: Gravett in 1.07,50

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

 

Robb Gravett winning his fourth victory of the season but this time it was real close. The Trakstar car running on an unfamiliar Yokohama compound didn't know exactly what to expect from the tyres he raced them only as hard as he had to and had Andy Rouse all over him. Things eased off slightly towards the end as Tim Harvey momentarily went past Rouse on lap 18. In the end status quo remained covering the three some by just a second.
Will Hoy, substituting a recently ankle operated Mike Smith, in the second Trakstar car was a splendid fourth in unfamiliar environments from a tyre troubled Laurence Bristow. Sean Walker took the final point in sixth after an early off course excursion. Karl Jones looked set for that point only to blow an engine on lap 17. Gerrit van Kouwen finished seventh in his first try with the now active suspensioned (?!) JQF RS500 but with failing boost.
Another Weaver-Sytner show case in Class B with Ian Forrest taking third. John Clark seemed destined for third but a slow puncture caused a spin into retirement. As first privateer John Llewellyn sported a six speed gearbox but that caused him problems in the race leaving him fourth.
In Class C the order was once again John Cleland, Louise Aitken-Walker and Jeremy Rossiter in the three Dave Cook Vauxhalls and again Alan Minshaw making sure that any points were distributed.
Ray Armes took another pointless Class D victory, even bothering with rebuilding the car from a Friday practice accident.
(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 21 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robb Gravett, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 22.44,75 1 1.06,24 1.07,50  
2 2 1 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andy Rouse, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 22.45,03 2 1.07,34 1.07,58  
3 3 7 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 22.45,75 3 1.07,34 1.07,61  
4 4 20 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Will Hoy, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 22.51,00 8 1.08,25 1.07,59  
5 5 6 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 23.02,23 7 1.08,11 1.07,76  
6 6 5 FAI Auto Parts
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Sean Walker, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 23.06,53 5 1.08,04 1.08,30  
7 7 25 JQF Engineering
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Gerrit van Kouwen, NL
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 23.12,33 13 1.08,92 1.08,59 Turbo boost
8 8 19 Brodie Brittain Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dave Brodie, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 23.24,78 9 1.08,41 1.09,14  
9 9 2 Arquati Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 23.41,94 15 1.09,19 1.09,57  
10 10 17 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike O'Brien, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 23.49,51 14 1.09,02 1.09,14  
11 11 4 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A 20 laps, 23.57,97 10 1.08,51 1.10,60  
12 1 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
James Weaver, GB
2332 L4 B 19 17 1.10,18 1.10,76  
13 2 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 19 16 1.09,95 1.11,32  
14 3 35 Prodrive
BMW M3 Evo
Ian Forrest, GB
2332 L4 B 19 21 1.12,04 1.12,00  
15 4 44 BRR Motorsport
BMW M3 Evo
John Llewelyn, GB
2332 L4 B 19 19 1.11,57 1.12,32  
16 1 56 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4 C 19 22 1.12,74 1.14,01  
17 2 58 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Louise Aitken-Walker, GB
1998 L4 C          
18 3 57 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Jeremy Rossiter, GB
1998 L4 C          
19 1 75 PG Tags Racing
Honda Civic Si AT
Ray Armes, GB
1590 L4 D   25 1.15,24 1.15,59  
20 4 50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
Alan Minshaw, GB
1781 L4 C          
21   77 Five Star Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D          
22   88  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D          
  5 37  
BMW M3 Evo
Nettan Lindgren, S
2332 L4 B   20      
DNF   31  
BMW M3 Evo
John Clark, GB
2332 L4 B          
DNF   28 Lee Asquith Motorsport/ Duckhams
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 6 1.08,10 1.08,39 Engine
DNF   16 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
David Pinkney, GB
1993 tc L4 A   11      
DNF   18 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robin Donovan, GB
1993 tc L4 A   18      
DNF   24 Trident Motor Sport Ltd.
Maserati Biturbo 331 B25
John Lepp, GB
2491 tc V6 A          
DNF   3 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 3 4 1.07,87 1.09,23 Misfire
DNF   10 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
1993 tc L4 A   12