1982 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1982 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1982 Tricentrol RAC British Saloon Car Championship, was the 25th season of the championship. The championship was open to saloon cars complying with FIA Appendix J Group 1 regulations.[1] Win Percy won his third consecutive title, this time driving a class C Toyota Corolla. In doing so, he became the fourth driver to win three BSCC championships.

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Hepolite Glacier Racing
Rover 3500 S 1 United Kingdom Jeff Allam A All
2 United Kingdom Frank Sytner A 1–4
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw 4
19 United Kingdom Pete Lovett A 5–11
Austin Metro 1300 HLS 74 United Kingdom Steve Soper D All
Equipe Esso Ford Capri III 3.0S 3 United Kingdom Vince Woodman A All
4 United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe A 11
Patrick Motorsport with Duckhams Oil/
ICI Petrol
Rover 3500 S 5 South Africa Rad Dougall A 1–8
6 Australia Brian Muir A 6, 8–11
Gordon Spice Racing Ford Capri III 3.0S 8 United Kingdom Gordon Spice A All
9 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A All
Dennis Leech Rover 3500 S 12 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 1, 3–8, 11
Graham Goode Racing Ford Capri III 3.0S 16 United Kingdom Graham Goode A 2, 5–7, 9, 11
Charles Sawyer-Hoare Ford Capri III 3.0S 20 United Kingdom Charles Sawyer-Hoare A 1–4, 6, 8, 11
Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
with Hampshires of Dorking
Alfa Romeo GTV6 25 United Kingdom Jon Dooley B 1, 3–11
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti 81 D 2–3
82 United Kingdom Rob Kirby D All
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint 52 United Kingdom Andrew Thorpe C All
James Burrows Toyota Celica 2000 LB 26 United Kingdom James Burrows B 1–4, 6, 8, 10
Mike Buckley Ford Escort RS2000 27 United Kingdom Mike Buckley B 1–6
Arne Riis Triumph Dolomite Sprint 28 Denmark Arne Riis B 6, 8
Team Electroplsn Mazda RX-7 30 United Kingdom Terry Nightingale B 1–4, 11
United Kingdom Mike Kimpton 6–8
Hamish Irvine Triumph Dolomite Sprint 32 United Kingdom Hamish Irvine B All
Tony Dickinson Ford Escort RS2000 33 United Kingdom Tony Dickinson B 3–11
R&C Racing Developments Mazda RX-7 34 United Kingdom Gordon Bruce B 1
David Palmer Mazda RX-7  ? United Kingdom David Palmer B 4
Team Castrol Ford Escort RS2000  ? Denmark Erik Høyer B 8
Morris Vulcan Ltd. with Triang Toys Volkswagen Golf GTI 35 United Kingdom John Morris C All
TL Racing Volkswagen Scirocco GTI 36 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi C All
Robin Brundle Audi 80 GLE 37 United Kingdom Robin Brundle C 1–4, 10–11
Toyota Celica GT C 5–9
Chris Hodgetts Toyota Corolla GT 39 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts C 7–8
Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB Toyota Corolla GT 40 United Kingdom Win Percy C All
Julian May Racing Ford Fiesta 1.6 44 United Kingdom Jock Robertson C All
John Tait Toyota Corolla GT 50 United Kingdom John Tait C 1–4
Race Time Marketing Ltd. Volkswagen Golf GTI 51 United Kingdom Alan Greenhalgh C 1, 3–6, 8–11
Baileys of Hanley Ltd. Peugeot Talbot Talbot Sunbeam TI 67 United Kingdom Terry Watts C 2–3, 7–8
Stanfield and White Talbot Sunbeam TI 68 United Kingdom John Spiller C 1, 3–8, 11
Industrial Control Services Ltd. Toyota Celica GT  ? United Kingdom Pete Hall C 5–6
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT  ? United Kingdom Tony Crudgington C 9–11
Royal Mail Datapost Racing with Esso Austin Metro 1300 HLS 71 United Kingdom Alan Curnow D All
77 United Kingdom Richard Longman D All
Wadham Stringer/Team Castrol Austin Metro 1300 HLS 72 United Kingdom Roger Saunders D All
Linden Racing with
Everest Double Glazing
Austin Metro 1300 HLS 73 United Kingdom Neil McGrath D All
Stuart Fowler Ford Fiesta 1.3 75 United Kingdom Stuart Fowler D 1–2
GM Dealer Sport Vauxhall Astra 1.3 99 United Kingdom David da Costa D 5–6, 8, 10–11
Richard Hurdwell Austin Metro 1300 HLS  ? United Kingdom Richard Hurdwell D 9
Icon Class
A 2501–3500cc
B 1601–2500cc
C 1301–1600cc
D Under 1300cc

Calendar & Winners[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom. Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 20 March United Kingdom Jeff Allam United Kingdom Terry Nightingale United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Richard Longman
2 A Mallory Park, Leicestershire 28 March United Kingdom Jeff Allam United Kingdom Terry Nightingale Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Jon Dooley
3 A Oulton Park, Cheshire 9 April United Kingdom Gordon Spice United Kingdom Hamish Irvine Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Richard Longman
4 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 12 April United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom Jon Dooley United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Steve Soper
5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 31 May United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom Hamish Irvine United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Richard Longman
6 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 13 June United Kingdom Jeff Allam United Kingdom Tony Dickinson United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Richard Longman
7 Donington Park, Leicestershire 4 July United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom Tony Dickinson United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Steve Soper
8 Brands Hatch, Kent 18 July United Kingdom Pete Lovett United Kingdom Jon Dooley United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Richard Longman
9 Donington Park, Leicestershire 15 August United Kingdom Jeff Allam United Kingdom Tony Dickinson United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Steve Soper
10 Brands Hatch, Kent 30 August United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom Hamish Irvine United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Steve Soper
11 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 3 October United Kingdom Pete Lovett United Kingdom Jon Dooley United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Steve Soper

Championship Standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Points were awarded on a 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 basis to the top six finishers in each class, with one bonus point for the fastest lap in each class. In races where a class had less than four starters, points would be awarded to the top two finishers (6 & 4 respectively) with one point for the fastest lap. A driver's best nine scores counted towards the championship, dropped scores are shown in brackets. Positions are shown as overall/class.

Pos Driver Class SIL MAL OUL THR THR SIL DON BRA DON BRA SIL Pts
1 United Kingdom Win Percy C 7/1 1/1 1/1 7/1 8/1 (10/1) 6/1 8/1 6/1 4/1 (9/1) 90
2 United Kingdom Richard Longman D 10/1 (9/3) 4/1 13/2 ?/1 ?/1 Ret ?/1 10/2 7/2 ?/2 72
3 United Kingdom Steve Soper D ?/3 Ret 6/2 12/1 Ret Ret 10/1 ?/2 9/1 6/1 14/1 65
4 United Kingdom Jeff Allam A 1/1 1/1 (5/5) 4/4 Ret 1/1 2/2 3/3 1/1 3/3 5/5 60
5 United Kingdom Vince Woodman A 3/3 2/2 6/6 1/1 1/1 2/2 1/1 4/4 Ret 1/1 7/7 60
6 United Kingdom Hamish Irvine B (?/3) 8/2 7/1 ?/2 ?/1 Ret ?/3 11/2 8/2 12/1 12/3 59
7 United Kingdom John Morris C 9/2 2/2 2/2 9/2 9/2 ?/2 9/3 9/2 Ret Ret 11/2 52
8 United Kingdom Jon Dooley B Ret 8/2 15/1 ?/3 Ret ?/2 10/1 Ret Ret 8/1 49
9 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A 2/2 4/4 3/3 3/3 2/2 3/3 3/3 Ret 2/2 Ret 3/3 41
10 United Kingdom Tony Dickinson B 15/5 Ret DSQ ?/1 7/1 ?/5 7/1 ?/2 10/2 40
11 United Kingdom Gordon Spice A 5/5 3/3 1/1 2/2 3/3 4/4 Ret 2/2 3/3 Ret ?/8 39
12 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi C 13/3 3/3 3/3 10/3 10/3 Ret 8/2 Ret Ret 6/2 13/3 36
13 United Kingdom Roger Saunders D ?/5 7/2 8/3 ?/3 ?/3 Ret ?/3 ?/4 Ret ?/3 ?/4 34
14 United Kingdom Terry Nightingale B 8/1 7/1 9/3 ?/3 15/4 32
15 United Kingdom Alan Curnow D ?/2 Ret Ret Ret ?/2 ?/2 ?/2 Ret Ret ?/5 Ret 28
16 United Kingdom Pete Lovett A 7/7 9/9 4/4 1/1 5/5 10/4 1/1 27
17 United Kingdom Neil McGrath D ?/4 Ret Ret Ret ?/4 ?/3 Ret ?/3 12/3 Ret ?/3 23
18 United Kingdom Robin Brundle C DNS 4/4 5/4 11/4 DNS ?/3 Ret 13/3 DNS 9/4 Ret 20
19 South Africa Rad Dougall A 4/4 Ret 2/2 5/5 4/4 6/6 5/5 6/6 18
20 Australia Brian Muir A 5/5 5/5 Ret 2/2 2/2 17
21 United Kingdom Jock Robertson C 14/4 DNS 10/7 ?/? ?/4 DNS 11/4 Ret Ret 8/3 ?/4 16
22 United Kingdom Mike Buckley B 19/2 NC 10/4 Ret ?/2 Ret 15
23 United Kingdom Andrew Thorpe C ?/5 Ret 7/5 14/5 ?/5 Ret DNS Ret 11/2 ?/6 Ret 15
24 United Kingdom James Burrows B Ret 10/3 DNS ?/4 Ret ?/6 ?/3 12
25 United Kingdom Jon Dooley D 6/1 Ret 9
26 United Kingdom Mike Kimpton B ?/2 Ret ?/4 9
27 United Kingdom David da Costa D ?/5 Ret ?/5 ?/4 ?/5 9
28 United Kingdom John Spiller C ?/6 9/6 ?/? ?/6 Ret ?/5 ?/4 ?/6 9
29 United Kingdom Alan Greenhalgh C DNS ?/? ?/? ?/? Ret DNS 13/3 11/5 Ret 6
30 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 6/6 4/4 8/7 5/5 8/8 Ret Ret Ret 6
31 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington C 15/4 ?/? ?/5 5
32 United Kingdom Graham Goode A 6/6 6/6 7/7 Ret 4/4 Ret 5
33 Denmark Erik Høyer B 12/3 4
34 United Kingdom Rob Kirby D DNS Ret DNS ?/4 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret ?/6 Ret 4
35 United Kingdom Charles Sawyer-Hoare A Ret 5/5 12/7 6/6 Ret 7/7 6/6 4
36 United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe A 4/4 3
37 United Kingdom Richard Hurdwell D 14/4 3
38 United Kingdom John Tait C ?/7 5/5 Ret ?/6 3
39 United Kingdom Terry Watts C 8/6 Ret ?/6 Ret 2
40 United Kingdom Frank Sytner A Ret 9/7 DNS Ret 0
41 United Kingdom Pete Hall C ?/? Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts C Ret Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Stuart Fowler D Ret DNS 0
NC Denmark Arne Riis B DNS Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Gordon Bruce B Ret 0
NC United Kingdom David Palmer B DSQ 0
NC United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw A PO 0
Pos Driver Class SIL MAL OUL THR THR SIL DON BRA DON BRA SIL Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole in class
Italics - Fastest lap in class

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry list for Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship, Round 8, 1982 Marlboro British Grand Prix program, page 8

External links[edit]