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 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A 2–12
15 Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz A 8
United Kingdom David Sears 11
Rover Vitesse 2 United Kingdom Pete Hall A All
Tom Walkinshaw Racing Rover Vitesse 3 United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw A 10
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 8, 11–12
Mitsubishi Colt Racing Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 5 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Barry Sheene A All
Brian Chatfield Ford Capri III 3.0S 8 United Kingdom Brian Chatfield A 1–3, 12
BMW 635CSi A 7–8, 11
Sytner BMW Racing with GSi BMW 635CSi 9 United Kingdom Frank Sytner A 1–4, 6–9, 11–12
Ilford Photo Ford Escort RS Turbo 10 United Kingdom Mike Smith B 8, 11
Castrol Sport Racing with
Connells Estate Agents plc
Rover Vitesse 11 United Kingdom Neil McGrath A 1–9, 11–12
Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd. BMW 635CSi 12 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Jon Dooley B All
32 United Kingdom Rob Kirby B All
Graham Goode Racing Nissan Bluebird Turbo 31 United Kingdom Graham Goode B 1–10
Demon Tweeks Accessories –
Triple C Magazine
Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8 33 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw B 8
Roger Dowson Engineering MG Metro Turbo 34 United Kingdom Steve Soper B 1
Terry Drury Racing Alfa Romeo GTV6 40 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett B 1–9
41 United Kingdom Terry Drury B 1–6
United Kingdom Mark Hales 7–9
United Kingdom Barry Barnes 11
Royal Mail Datapost Ford Escort RS Turbo 44 United Kingdom Richard Longman B 6–12
Ford Escort RS1600i 66 United Kingdom Alan Curnow C All
Racal Vodafone Ford Escort RS Turbo  ? United Kingdom David Grimshaw B 11
Joe Simons Racing Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom Alex Postan B 11
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 62 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington C 1, 6–12
Autocar Magazine with Marshall Asquith Ford Escort RS1600i 63 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts C All
79 United Kingdom John Morris C All
85 United Kingdom Alex Moss C 8–12
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 70 United Kingdom Patrick Watts C 3–6, 8–12
John Jeffreys Engineering Ford Escort RS1600i 74 United Kingdom Richard Belcher C All
AGK Motorsport racing
with Peat Technology
AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT 77 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith C 1–5, 7–12
Barry Lee Ford Escort RS1600i 84 United Kingdom Barry Lee C 8–9
Icon Class
A 2501–3600cc
B 1601–2500cc
C Under 1600cc

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
1 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 24 March United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Graham Goode United Kingdom Richard Belcher
2 Oulton Park, Cheshire 5 April United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Graham Goode United Kingdom Alan Curnow
3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 8 April United Kingdom Dave Brodie United Kingdom Rob Kirby United Kingdom Richard Belcher
4 Donington Park, Leicestershire 5 May United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Graham Goode United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 27 May United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Jon Dooley United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
6 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 9 June United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Belcher
7 Donington Park, Leicestershire 14 July United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Graham Goode United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
8 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 21 July United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
9 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 11 August United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
10 Brands Hatch, Kent 26 August United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Graham Goode United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
11 Brands Hatch, Kent 6 October United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Jon Dooley United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
12 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 13 October United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Rob Kirby United Kingdom 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 OUL THR DON THR SIL DON SIL SNE BRA BRA SIL Pts
1 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Richard Longman B 6/1 8/2 5/1 4/1 7/2 18/4 Ret 45
8 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Graham Goode1 B 4/1 3/1 Ret 5/1 6/3 DSQ 3/1 DSQ 6/2 6/1 37
11 United Kingdom Frank Sytner A 1/1 Ret 4/4 4/4 2/2 6/5 Ret 3/3 4/4 Ret 30
12 United Kingdom John Morris C 11/3 Ret 10/4 14/4 DNS Ret 15/2 Ret 14/5 11/4 Ret 13/4 24
13 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett B Ret 4/2 Ret 8/3 DNS 10/4 12/6 9/4 7/3 21
14 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith C 12/4 Ret Ret DNS DNS 17/3 14/2 Ret 12/5 14/3 14/5 21
15 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Barry Sheene A 5/4 Ret 3/3 Ret DNS 3/3 5/4 Ret Ret 4/4 DNS 6/6 18
17 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington C DNS 15/4 18/4 16/3 12/3 14/7 Ret Ret 15
18 United Kingdom Mike Newman A 6/3 5/5 DNS 7/6 7/6 DNS Ret 5/5 7/7 10
19 United Kingdom Mark Hales B 10/4 8/3 9/5 9
20 United Kingdom Patrick Watts C Ret 13/3 DNS NC Ret 16/7 13/6 16/5 Ret 7
21 United Kingdom David Sears A 2/2 6
22 Sweden Stig Gruen C DNS 11/3 11/5 DNS Ret 6
23 United Kingdom Alex Moss C Ret 15/6 15/8 17/6 12/3 6
24 United Kingdom Terry Drury B DNS 10/5 Ret 12/5 DNS 14/5 6
25 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 15/7 Ret 3/3 4
26 Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz A 3/3 4
27 United Kingdom Barry Barnes B 12/3 4
28 United Kingdom Karl Jones C 18/4 3
29 United Kingdom Brian Chatfield A 8/5 DSQ DNP 13/7 11/6 11/8 Ret 3
30 United Kingdom Barry Lee C 19/5 Ret 2
31 United Kingdom David Grimshaw B 19/5 2
32 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw B 12/6 1
33 United Kingdom Alex Postan B 20/6 1
34 United Kingdom Mike Smith B 17/7 Ret 0
35 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi A 9/8 0
NC United Kingdom Steve Soper B Ret 0
NC Australia Vern Schuppan A Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw A 1/1 0
Pos Driver Class SIL OUL THR DON THR SIL DON SIL SNE BRA 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

Notes:

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

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