1985 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1985 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1985 Trimoco RAC British Saloon Car Championship, was the 28th season of the championship. Andy Rouse won his third consecutive BSCC championship in a Ford Sierra, making it a record four titles in total.

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Guest drivers in italics.

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Radiopaging
Ford Sierra XR4Ti 1 England Andy Rouse A 2–12
15 Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz A 8
England David Sears 11
Rover Vitesse 2 England Pete Hall A All
Tom Walkinshaw Racing Rover Vitesse 3 Scotland Tom Walkinshaw A 10
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 England Dennis Leech A 8, 11–12
Mitsubishi Colt Racing Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 5 England Dave Brodie A 5–12
6 A 2–4
Australia Vern Schuppan 8
Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi 12
Team Toyota GB/Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyota Celica Supra 7 England Barry Sheene A All
Brian Chatfield Ford Capri III 3.0S 8 England Brian Chatfield A 1–3, 12
BMW 635CSi A 7–8, 11
Sytner BMW Racing with GSi BMW 635CSi 9 England Frank Sytner A 1–4, 6–9, 11–12
Ilford Photo Ford Escort RS Turbo 10 England Mike Smith B 8, 11
Castrol Sport Racing with
Connells Estate Agents plc
Rover Vitesse 11 England Neil McGrath A 1–9, 11–12
Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd. BMW 635CSi 12 England Mike Newman A 2–3, 5–8, 10–12
Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
John West Foods – Alfa Romeo
Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo GTV6 30 England Jon Dooley B All
32 England Rob Kirby B All
Graham Goode Racing Nissan Bluebird Turbo 31 England Graham Goode B 1–10
Demon Tweeks Accessories
Triple C Magazine
Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8 33 England Alan Minshaw B 8
Roger Dowson Engineering MG Metro Turbo 34 England Steve Soper B 1
Terry Drury Racing Alfa Romeo GTV6 40 England Phil Dowsett B 1–9
41 England Terry Drury B 1–6
England Mark Hales 7–9
England Barry Barnes 11
Royal Mail Datapost Ford Escort RS Turbo 44 England Richard Longman B 6–12
Ford Escort RS1600i 66 England Alan Curnow C All
Racal Vodafone Ford Escort RS Turbo  ? England David Grimshaw B 11
Joe Simons Racing Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England Alex Postan B 11
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 62 England Tony Crudgington C 1, 6–12
Autocar Magazine with Marshall Asquith Ford Escort RS1600i 63 Wales Karl Jones C 8
Stig Gruen Toyota Corolla GT 65 Sweden Stig Gruen C 1–3, 5, 10
Brooklyn Motorsport/ECS Ford Escort RS1600i 69 England Chris Hodgetts C All
79 England John Morris C All
85 England Alex Moss C 8–12
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 70 England Patrick Watts C 3–6, 8–12
John Jeffreys Engineering Ford Escort RS1600i 74 England Richard Belcher C All
AGK Motorsport racing
with Peat Technology
AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT 77 England Geoff Kimber-Smith C 1–5, 7–12
Barry Lee Ford Escort RS1600i 84 England Barry Lee C 8–9
Icon Class
A 2501–3600cc
B 1601–2500cc
C Under 1600cc

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner
1 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 24 March England Frank Sytner England Graham Goode England Richard Belcher
2 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 5 April England Andy Rouse England Graham Goode England Alan Curnow
3 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 8 April England Dave Brodie England Rob Kirby England Richard Belcher
4 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 5 May England Andy Rouse England Graham Goode England Chris Hodgetts
5 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 27 May England Andy Rouse England Jon Dooley England Chris Hodgetts
6 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 9 June England Andy Rouse England Richard Longman England Richard Belcher
7 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 14 July England Andy Rouse England Graham Goode England Chris Hodgetts
8 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 21 July England Andy Rouse England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts
9 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 11 August England Andy Rouse England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts
10 England Brands Hatch, Kent 26 August Scotland Tom Walkinshaw England Graham Goode England Chris Hodgetts
11 England Brands Hatch, Kent 6 October England Andy Rouse England Jon Dooley England Chris Hodgetts
12 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 13 October England Andy Rouse England Rob Kirby England Richard Belcher

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
DON
England
THR
England
SIL
England
DON
England
SIL
England
SNE
England
BRA
England
BRA
England
SIL
England
Pts
1 England Andy Rouse A 1/1 Ret 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 (2/2) 1/1 1/1 86
2 England Chris Hodgetts C 10/2 9/2 (9/3) 10/1 7/1 (13/3) 14/1 13/1 10/1 8/1 10/1 DNS 77
3 England Richard Belcher C 9/1 12/4 6/1 Ret 8/2 11/1 Ret Ret 11/2 10/3 15/4 10/1 60
4 England Dave Brodie A 13/4 1/1 2/2 3/3 Ret 2/2 2/2 Ret 3/3 3/3 2/2 54
5 England Alan Curnow C 13/5 8/1 7/2 11/2 Ret 12/2 Ret Ret 13/4 9/2 13/2 11/2 52
6 England Rob Kirby B 6/2 7/4 8/1 9/4 5/2 8/2 (11/5) (10/5) 8/4 Ret 9/2 8/1 49
7 England Richard Longman B 6/1 8/2 5/1 4/1 7/2 18/4 Ret 45
8 England Neil McGrath A 2/2 2/2 2/2 3/3 2/2 (4/4) 4/3 4/4 2/2 (6/6) 4/4 45
9 England Jon Dooley B 7/3 5/3 Ret 7/2 4/1 9/3 9/3 6/2 Ret Ret 8/1 Ret 43
10 England Graham Goode1 B 4/1 3/1 Ret 5/1 6/3 DSQ 3/1 DSQ 6/2 6/1 37
11 England Frank Sytner A 1/1 Ret 4/4 4/4 2/2 6/5 Ret 3/3 4/4 Ret 30
12 England John Morris C 11/3 Ret 10/4 14/4 DNS Ret 15/2 Ret 14/5 11/4 Ret 13/4 24
13 England Phil Dowsett B Ret 4/2 Ret 8/3 DNS 10/4 12/6 9/4 7/3 21
14 England Geoff Kimber-Smith C 12/4 Ret Ret DNS DNS 17/3 14/2 Ret 12/5 14/3 14/5 21
15 England Pete Hall A 3/3 Ret DNP 6/5 9/4 5/5 16/8 7/5 5/4 5/5 7/7 5/5 20
16 England Barry Sheene A 5/4 Ret 3/3 Ret DNS 3/3 5/4 Ret Ret 4/4 DNS 6/6 18
17 England Tony Crudgington C DNS 15/4 18/4 16/3 12/3 14/7 Ret Ret 15
18 England Mike Newman A 6/3 5/5 DNS 7/6 7/6 DNS Ret 5/5 7/7 10
19 England Mark Hales B 10/4 8/3 9/5 9
20 England Patrick Watts C Ret 13/3 DNS NC Ret 16/7 13/6 16/5 Ret 7
21 England David Sears A 2/2 6
22 Sweden Stig Gruen C DNS 11/3 11/5 DNS Ret 6
23 England Alex Moss C Ret 15/6 15/8 17/6 12/3 6
24 England Terry Drury B DNS 10/5 Ret 12/5 DNS 14/5 6
25 England Dennis Leech A 15/7 Ret 3/3 4
26 Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz A 3/3 4
27 England Barry Barnes B 12/3 4
28 Wales Karl Jones C 18/4 3
29 England Brian Chatfield A 8/5 DSQ DNP 13/7 11/6 11/8 Ret 3
30 England Barry Lee C 19/5 Ret 2
31 England David Grimshaw B 19/5 2
32 England Alan Minshaw B 12/6 1
33 England Alex Postan B 20/6 1
34 England Mike Smith B 17/7 Ret 0
35 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi A 9/8 0
NC England Steve Soper B Ret 0
NC Australia Vern Schuppan A Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
Scotland Tom Walkinshaw A 1/1 0
Pos Driver Class SIL
England
OUL
England
THR
England
DON
England
THR
England
SIL
England
DON
England
SIL
England
SNE
England
BRA
England
BRA
England
SIL
England
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

Notes:

1.^ – Graham Goode was docked 20 points for technical infringements.

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