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Amaroo Park

Amaroo Park Grand Prix Circuit, Amaroo, New South Wales, Australia

Date: 25/2/1990
Track length: 1.946 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 39
Starters: 28
Finishers: 22

Pole position: Jones in 0.52,14
Fastest lap: Bowe in 0.52,38

Distance: 50 minutes, 55 laps
Average speed:
Weather: Sunny and hot
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

 

Qualifying was disturbed by a wet track drying up towards the end. This caused some unusual grid positions like John Faulkner splitting the Larry Perkins and Win Percy Holden Commodores with the TTA Toyota Corolla in 15th to be only 0,18 seconds down on defending champion Dick Johnson!
Jim Richards, from fourth on the grid in the lead Nissan Skyline, got off to a blinder of a start. With better traction off the line he simply outdragged the Ford Sierra opposition up Bitupave Hill was never headed again. John Bowe in the second Shell Sierra was next all the way, keeping Richards honest for victory through the first half of the race. That was when he clipping the pit wall armco with the rear end of his car, but was lucky to get away without a puncture or worse. Qualifying 13th team mate Dick Johnson made the best from a lousy grid position as he made his way through the pack. This could have been fourth, because Nissan number two driver Mark Skaife was in the hunt for that final podium finish, only to be sidelined by mechanical failure by the halfway mark.
The Benson & Hedges cars had set the pace in qualifying with Alan Jones starting in pole just ahead of Tony Longhurst in third. In the race though they pair just didn't had the ultimate pace, with Longhurst finishing fourth and Jones dropping way of the pace to finish eighth. In between was the two Mobil Sierras of Peter Brock and Andrew Miedecke and the ANZ car of Gregg Hansford. These three drivers never seemed to be far from each other covered by a couple of seconds by the finish. Colin Bond in the Caltex Sierra was another driver to be caught out in qualifying. Unlike Dick Johnson he never featured in the race and ended up a lowly ninth from best of the Holden Commodores.
Despite the strong presence of Win Percy and Larry Perkins, it was Mark Gibbs in the GIO car that took the final point for tenth. Percy struggled with tyres, forcing him to pit while noise issues did the same for Larry Perkins. The Peter Jackson team crashed a car in Friday practice, but Glenn Seton still made it to the start in the second team car. He seemed destined for a battle with the Mobil and ANZ cars, but a pit stop for new tyres relegated him to a lowly 12th, from Murray Carter. The Victorian veteran surprised by qualifying 10th, but was never on the pace in the race.
(Jesper O. Hansen/www.ten-tenths.com)


Class 1-3
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 2 Nissan Motor Sport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Jim Richards, NZ
2029 tc L6 1 55 laps, 50.43,98 4 0.52,58 0.52,76  
2 2 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
John Bowe, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 50.52,18 2 0.52,16 0.52,38  
3 3 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dick Johnson, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 51.01,36 13 0.54,14 0.54,04  
4 4 25 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tony Longhurst, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 51.07,48 3 0.52,56 0.53,72  
5 5 05 Mobil 1 Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Peter Brock, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 51.12,16 5 0.52,86 0.54,04  
6 6 9 Allan Moffat Enterprises
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Gregg Hansford, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 51.12,42 6 0.52,96 0.54,42  
7 7 6 Mobil 1 Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 51.14,44 9 0.53,64 0.54,30  
8 8 20 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Alan Jones, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 51.29,66 1 0.52,14 0.53,54  
9 9 8 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Colin Bond, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 55 laps, 51.36,72 17 0.54,66 0.54,92  
10 10 21 Bob Forbes Corporation Pty Ltd
Holden VL SS Commodore
Mark Gibbs, AUS
4980 V8 1 54 18 0.54,82 0.54,74  
11 11 11 Perkins Motorsport Pty Ltd
Holden VL SS Commodore
Larry Perkins, AUS
4980 V8 1 54 14 0.54,26 0.54,38  
12 12 35 Peter Jackson Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Glenn Seton, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 54 8 0.53,28 0.53,42  
13 13 14 Murray Carter
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Murray Carter, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 54 10 0.53,70 0.55,72  
14 14 16 Holden Racing Team
Holden VL SS Commodore
Win Percy, GB
4980 V8 1 53 16 0.54,52 0.54,56  
15 15 23 Beaurepaires Motorsport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Chris Lambden, AUS
2029 tc L6 1 53 21 0.55,14 0.54,98  
16 16 55 Playscape Racing Australia
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Kevin Waldock, AUS
1993 tc L4 1 53 12 0.53,96 0.55,18  
17 1 53 M3 Motorsport
BMW M3
Peter Doulman, AUS
2332 L4 2 52 20 0.55,08 0.56,82  
18 1 71 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
John Faulkner, NZ
1587 L4 3 52 15 0.54,32 0.57,24  
19 17 32 Lansvale Smash Repairs P/L
Holden VL SS Commodore
Trevor Ashby, AUS
4980 V8 1 51 22 0.55,18 0.56,34  
20 18 42 Matt Wacker
Holden VL SS Commodore
Matt Wacker, AUS
4980 V8 1 51 27 0.56,24 0.57,66  
21 19 24 Jagparts Racing
Holden VL SS Commodore
Gerald Kay, AUS
4980 V8 1 49 19 0.55,00 0.56,02  
NC   69 Blue Haven Pools
Holden VL SS Commodore
Reda Awadullah, ET
4980 V8 1 48 25 0.55,94 0.56,10 Did not complete last lap (went into the pits instead!)
22 20 43 Brian Callaghan Racing P/L
Holden VK Commodore
Brian Callaghan Jr, AUS
4980 V8 1 47 26 0.55,78 0.57,46  
DNF   3 Nissan Motor Sport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Mark Skaife, AUS
2029 tc L6 1 26 7 0.53,02 0.53,72 EMS failure
DNF   37 Brian Callaghan Racing P/L
Holden VL SS Commodore
Brian Callaghan, AUS
4980 V8 1 18 24 0.55,30 0.55,28  
DNF   15 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
John Smith, AUS
2954 tc L6 1 18 11 0.53,80 0.55,10 Rear upright
DNF   98 Car-Trek Racing Pty Ltd
Holden VL SS Commodore
Bob Jones, AUS
4980 V8 1 18 28 0.57,22 0.58,22  
DNF   52 M3 Motorsport
BMW M3
John Cotter, AUS
2332 L4 2 17 23 0.55,22 0.57,74 Accident
DNQ   27 Foodtown Supermarkets
Holden VL SS Commodore
Terry Finnigan, AUS
4980 V8 1          
DNQ   39 David Sala
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Richard Vorst, AUS
1587 L4 3          
DNQ   33 Pro-Duct Motorsport Pty Ltd
Holden VL SS Commodore
Bob Pearson, AUS
4980 V8 1          
DNQ   78 Big Toys Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoffrey Full, AUS
1587 L4 3          
DNQ   36  
Holden VK Commodore
Maurice Pickering, AUS
4980 V8 1          
DNQ   38 Mulvihill Motorsport P/L
Holden VL SS Commodore
Tony Mulvihill, AUS
4980 V8 1          
DNQ   76 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Bob Holden, AUS
1587 L4 3          
DNQ   75 Dow Airconditioning
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Dennis Rogers, AUS
1587 L4 3          
DNQ   13 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Corolla
Bob Holden, AUS
1587 L4 3          
DNQ   74 Alf Grant Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Alf Grant, AUS
1587 L4 3          
DNQ   30 Peter Jackson Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Glenn Seton, AUS
1993 tc L4 1         Accident in practice