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Thruxton

Thruxton, Great-Britain

Date: 1/5/1989
Track length: 3.791 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 35
Starters: 33
Finishers: 27

Pole position: Rouse in 1.19,85
Fastest lap: Brodie in 1.20,64 (DSQ), Rouse in 1.20,78

Distance: 17 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

 

Andy Rouse dominating the early laps from pole, but from a comfortable lead retires after 4 laps with electrical issues cutting the engine. This was the second retirement for Rouse in the first three races! Second early in the race Chris Hodgetts was already slipping down the order with water spraying over his rear tyres, eventually forcing his retirement.
Dave Brodie thus ended as new leader finally winning having followed Tim Harvey for the first tours. Teammate Laurence Bristow was forth the Labatt's pair sandwiching Guy Edwards in the now sole Kaliber car. Both Edwards and Bristow would later have moments leaving them down the order. Edwards was able to pit for new tires while Bristow retired. This left third to Karl Jones ahead of the Goode pairing of Mike Newman and Sean Walker, while Robb Gravett fought handling issues and Jerry Mahony for sixth.
James Weaver dominated most of the race for the class B runners only to be successfully attacked by teammate Frank Sytner on the last race. This despite Sytner running a spare car on older compound tyres after crashing his intended car during qualifying. Godfrey Hall was fighting off John Llewellyn for third in the opening laps before tyre issues forced Llewellyn to a pit stop for new covers.
John Cleland was looking secure in class C when he picked up a puncture eventually finishing third and with fastest lap. Alan Minshaw, with a standard gearbox breaking the racing unit in qualifying, fought for the lead before yet another puncture finished him fifth and last. John Morris also had moments at the front but had to give away to eventual winner Louise Aitken-Walker.
Phil Dowsett had Tony Crudgington in contention for class D lead, but the latter spun and misfired to second but fastest lap.

A fuel sample taken at the meeting later showed too much lead content from the Dave Brodie car, seeing him disqualified and Harvey promoted to new winner.(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
DSQ   19 Brodie Brittain Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dave Brodie, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.14,11 7 1.21,29 1.20,64 Disq: illegal fuel
1 1 7 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tim Harvey, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.18,94 2 1.20,58 1.21,47  
2 2 28 Lee Asquith Motorsport/ Duckhams
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Jones, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.29,90 11 1.22,61 1.21,86  
3 3 3 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.39,95 5 1.21,13 1.22,20  
4 4 5 FAI Auto Parts
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Sean Walker, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 23.50,58 13 1.23,18 1.22,53  
5 5 21 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robb Gravett, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 24.00,46 8 1.21,44 1.22,24  
6 6 2 Arquati Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Jerry Mahoney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 24.00,89 12 1.22,71 1.23,73  
7 1 33 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Sytner, GB
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 24.10,56 18 1.24,51 1.23,86  
8 2 32 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3 Evo
James Weaver, GB
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 24.14,06 16 1.24,10 1.24,07  
9 3 43 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
Godfrey Hall, GB
2332 L4 B 17 laps, 24.29,04 17 1.24,23 1.24,81  
10 7 20 Trakstar Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike Smith, GB
1993 tc L4 A 17 laps, 24.30,09 15 1.23,95 1.23,38  
11 8 17 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mike O'Brien, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 19 1.24,68 1.23,69  
12 9 18 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robin Donovan, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 23 1.26,89 1.25,98  
13 10 10 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
1993 tc L4 A 16 4 1.21,04 1.21,43  
14 4 31 John Maguire Racing
BMW M3 Evo
John Clark, GB
2332 L4 B 16 27 1.28,73 1.26,64  
15 1 58 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
Louise Aitken-Walker, GB
1998 L4 C 16 24 1.28,19 1.27,50  
16 2 55  
VW Golf GTI 16V
John Morris, GB
1781 L4 C 16 26 1.28,68 1.28,32  
17 1 70  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Phil Dowsett, GB
1587 L4 D 16 28 1.28,77 1.28,67  
18 5 35  
BMW M3 Evo
Ian Forrest, GB
2332 L4 B 16 22 1.26,07 1.25,24  
19 3 56 Vauxhall Motorsport
Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4 C 16 21 1.25,62 1.24,58  
20 2 88  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Tony Crudgington, GB
1587 L4 D 16 31 1.29,92 1.28,35  
21 4 53 Team Eurotech
Peugeot 309 GTI
Mike Jordan, GB
1905 L4 C 16 32 1.30,11 1.30,55  
22 3 81  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Tony Dolley, GB
1587 L4 D 15 33 1.33,68 1.32,86  
23 11 16 Terry Drury Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
David Pinkney, GB
1993 tc L4 A 15 14 1.23,65 1.22,47  
24 5 50 Demon Tweeks
VW Golf GTI 16V
Alan Minshaw, GB
1781 L4 C 15 29 1.29,16 1.28,43  
25 4 85  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Les Liddiard, GB
1587 L4 D 15 35 1.34,95 1.35,11  
26 6 44 BRR Motorsport
BMW M3 Evo
John Llewelyn, GB
2332 L4 B 14 20 1.24,69 1.25,06  
DNF   6 Labatt’s Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Laurence Bristow, GB
1993 tc L4 A 10 6 1.21,23 1.21,22 Accident
DNF   9  
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Mark Rennison, GB
1993 tc L4 A 9 30 1.29,44 1.24,14 Oil
DNF   15 Brooklyn Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1993 tc L4 A 6 3 1.20,97 1.21,71 Water
DNF   25 JQF Engineering
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Gerrit van Kouwen, NL
1993 tc L4 A 6 9 1.21,64 1.22,73 Water
DNF   1 Kaliber Ford Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andy Rouse, GB
1993 tc L4 A 4 1 1.19,85 1.20,78 Electrics
DNF   26 Trident Motor Sport Ltd.
Maserati Biturbo 331 B25
Tomas Mezera, AUS
2491 tc V6 A   25 1.28,42   Misfire
DNS   4 Listerine Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
1993 tc L4 A   10 1.22,19   Engine
DNS   77 Five Star Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 D   34 1.34,25   Misfire