1983 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1983 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1983 Trimoco RAC British Saloon Car Championship was the 26th season of the championship. Andy Rouse won his second drivers title in an Alfa Romeo GTV6 after the disqualification of the works Rovers.

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Hughes of Beaconsfield/Toyota GB Toyota Celica Supra 1 England Win Percy1 A 4–5, 8–11
Toyota Corolla GT 80 C 1
Team Sanyo Racing with Esso
Hepolite Glacier Racing with Esso
Rover Vitesse 2 England Jeff Allam A All
3 England Pete Lovett A All
4 England Steve Soper A 1–4, 6–11
Gordon Spice Racing Rover Vitesse 5 England Gordon Spice A 6, 8–10
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 6 England Dennis Leech A 4–8
Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd. Ford Capri III 3.0S 9 England Mike Newman A 1–2, 7–10
Equipe Esso/Daily Mirror Rover Vitesse 10 England Charles Sawyer-Hoare A All
GM Dealer Sport Opel Monza 3.0E 11 England Tony Lanfranchi A 1–3, 5–11
Graham Goode Racing Ford Capri III 3.0S 12 England Graham Goode A 1, 5, 7–8
Mark Hales Ford Capri III 3.0S 16 England Mark Hales A 8
Team Colt Cars Mid-West Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 18 England Dave Brodie A 6–11
Grace International Racing BMW 635CSi 19 England Frank Sytner A 6–9, 11
Cheylesmore BMW Motorsport BMW 635CSi 20 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck A 8–10
England Jonathan Palmer 11
Brian Chatfield Ford Capri III 3.0S  ? England Brian Chatfield A 10–11
Hamish Irvine Mazda RX-7 30 Scotland Hamish Irvine B 1–5, 7–11
Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
with Hampshires of Dorking
Alfa Romeo GTV6 31 England Jon Dooley B All
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti 83 England Rob Kirby C All
84 England Andrew Thorpe C All
Terry Nightingale Mazda RX-7 32 England Terry Nightingale B 8
Industrial Control Services Ltd. Alfa Romeo GTV6 34 England Pete Hall B 1–3
England Andy Rouse 4–11
Unipart with Daily Express MG Metro Turbo 35 England Tony Pond B 4–11
36 England Patrick Watts B 8–11
37 England Martin Brundle B 11
MG Metro 78 England Patrick Watts C 2–7
Tom Dodd-Noble Mazda RX-7  ? England Tom Dodd-Noble B 4
Volkswagen Sport Volkswagen Scirocco GTI 60 England John Morris C All
Royal Mail Datapost Ford Escort RS1600i 66 England Alan Curnow C All
77 England Richard Longman C All
Ordibel UK Ltd. Volkswagen Golf GTI 67 England Alan Greenhalgh C 1–5, 7–8, 10
Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 69 England Chris Hodgetts C All
Julian May Racing Ford Fiesta XR2 70 Scotland Jock Robertson C 1–4
Ford Escort RS1600i C 6–9, 11
Lloyds of Stafford Ford Escort RS1600i 72 England Rob Hall C All
Lionel Abbott Ford Escort RS1600i 74 England Lionel Abbott C 2–5, 7
Tony Crudgington Ford Fiesta XR2 82 England Tony Crudgington C 8
Demon Tweeks Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI 86 England Alan Minshaw C All
RZ Racing Toyota Corolla GT 87 England Andy Driver C 3
England Tony Crudgington 5
England Geoff Kimber-Smith 6–11
Terry Watts Talbot Sunbeam Ti 88 England Terry Watts C 8–9
GTI Engineering Volkswagen Golf GTI 100 England Richard Lloyd C 11
Jenny Birrell Toyota Corolla GT  ? Scotland Jenny Birrell C 11
Icon Class
A 2501–3600cc
B 1601–2500cc
C Under 1600cc

Notes:

1.^ – Win Percy was ineligible for points at round 4.

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner
1 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 20 March England Steve Soper Scotland Hamish Irvine England Win Percy
2 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 1 April England Jeff Allam England Jon Dooley England John Morris
3 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 4 April England Pete Lovett England Jon Dooley England Alan Greenhalgh
4 England Brands Hatch, Kent 10 April England Steve Soper England Andy Rouse England Alan Curnow
5 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 30 May England Pete Lovett England Andy Rouse England Alan Curnow
6 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 12 June England Steve Soper England Andy Rouse England Chris Hodgetts
7 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 25 June England Pete Lovett England Andy Rouse England John Morris
8 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 16 July England Steve Soper England Jon Dooley England Richard Longman
9 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 14 August England Steve Soper England Tony Pond England Alan Minshaw
10 England Brands Hatch, Kent 29 August England Pete Lovett England Andy Rouse England Chris Hodgetts
11 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 2 October England Jeff Allam England Andy Rouse England Chris Hodgetts

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
England
OUL
England
THR
England
BRA
England
THR
England
SIL
England
DON
England
SIL
England
DON
England
BRA
England
SIL2
England
Pts
DSQ England Steve Soper A 1/1 3/3 7/5 1/1 1/1 Ret 1/1 1/1 2/2 2/2 68
DSQ England Pete Lovett A 3/3 2/2 1/1 Ret 1/1 2/2 1/1 2/2 Ret 1/1 4/4 63
1 England Andy Rouse B 3/1 4/1 5/1 4/1 Ret 7/2 8/1 7/1 61
DSQ England Jeff Allam A 2/2 1/1 2/2 2/2 2/2 Ret Ret 3/3 Ret 4/4 1/1 53
2 England Alan Minshaw C (11/5) 12/4 11/3 10/2 11/3 9/3 12/3 12/2 8/1 14/4 (Ret) 45
3 England Chris Hodgetts C 13/7 14/6 13/5 Ret 12/4 7/1 Ret 13/3 9/2 11/1 10/1 43
4 England Alan Curnow C 9/3  ?/? Ret 9/1 8/1 Ret 13/4 14/4 12/4 13/3 11/2 42
5 Scotland Hamish Irvine B 8/1 6/2 5/2 5/2 7/3 6/3 20/2 Ret 9/2 Ret 42
6 England Jon Dooley B Ret 4/1 4/1 6/3 Ret Ret Ret 10/1 Ret 18/3 9/2 36
7 England Richard Longman C 14/8 9/2 16/8 13/5 10/2 Ret Ret 11/1 11/3 16/6 12/3 35
8 England John Morris C Ret 8/1 15/7 11/3 Ret 8/2 10/1 Ret Ret 17/7 16/7 31
9 England Tony Pond B Ret 6/2 Ret 5/2 25/5 6/1 Ret 17/3 31
10 England Rob Hall C 10/4 10/3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11/2 15/5 Ret 12/2 Ret 22
11 England Rob Kirby C Ret 13/5 10/2 12/4 DNS 11/5 14/5 17/6 13/5 Ret Ret 18
12 England Alan Greenhalgh C 7/2  ?/? 9/1 15/7 15/7 17/7 Ret 15/5 17
13 England Tony Lanfranchi A Ret 5/4 6/4 9/5 6/5 3/3 7/7 10/6 6/6 6/6 17
14 England Charles Sawyer-Hoare A 4/4 DNS 3/3 Ret 3/3 4/4 8/5 8/8 Ret 7/7 Ret 16
15 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck A 5/5 2/2 3/3 12
16 England Frank Sytner A 3/3 2/2 DSQ Ret Ret 10
17 England Win Percy C 6/1 9
18 England Patrick Watts C  ?/? 12/4 14/6 13/5 10/4 Ret 9
19 England Mike Newman A 5/5 11/5 7/4 9/9 5/5 DNS 9
20 England Patrick Watts B 21/3 Ret Ret 18/4 7
21 England Win Percy A 8/4 DNS 6/6 3/3 Ret Ret 5
22 England Dennis Leech A 4/3 Ret Ret 9/6 Ret 5
23 England Andrew Thorpe C NC  ?/? 14/6 16/8 Ret 12/6 Ret 18/7 14/6 Ret 14/5 5
24 England Gordon Spice A Ret 23/12 4/4 5/5 5
25 England Dave Brodie A Ret 16/7 16/10 Ret Ret 3/3 4
26 England Graham Goode A Ret 5/4 Ret Ret 3
27 England Tom Dodd-Noble B 7/4 3
28 England Richard Lloyd C 13/4 3
29 England Terry Nightingale B 22/4 3
30 England Jonathan Palmer A 5/5 2
31 England Martin Brundle B 19/5 2
32 Scotland Jock Robertson C 12/6  ?/? Ret Ret WD DNS Ret Ret 15/6 2
33 England Lionel Abbott C DNS Ret DNS 14/6 15/6 2
34 England Pete Hall B Ret 7/3 8/3 0
35 England Geoff Kimber-Smith C 13/7 18/8 DNS 15/7 Ret Ret 0
36 England Brian Chatfield A 10/8 8/7 0
37 England Terry Watts C 24/8 Ret 0
38 England Mark Hales A 19/11 0
NC England Tony Crudgington C Ret Ret 0
NC England Andy Driver C DNS 0
NC Scotland Jenny Birrell C DNS 0
Pos Driver Class SIL
England
OUL
England
THR
England
BRA
England
THR
England
SIL
England
DON
England
SIL
England
DON
England
BRA
England
SIL
England
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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

Notes:

1.^ – Pole positions for round 11 are unknown.

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