1986 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1986 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1986 RAC British Saloon Car Championship, was the 29th season of the championship, and the final under the name of The British Saloon Car Championship. Chris Hodgetts won the title with his class C Toyota Corolla.

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Guest drivers in italics.

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Industrial Control Services Ltd. Ford Sierra XR4Ti 1 England Andy Rouse A All
Rover Vitesse 2 England Pete Hall A All
BBW Motorsport Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 3 England Dave Brodie A 5
6 9
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 England Dennis Leech A 1–5, 9
Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd. BMW 635CSi 5 England Mike Newman A All
Linden Racing/Connells Estate Agents Rover Vitesse 6 England Neil McGrath A 5
7 A 3
England Mike O'Brien 2, 4–9
Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyota Celica Supra 9 England Pete Lovett A 1
England David Sears 5
Mann's Garage BMW 635CSi 13 England Barry Barnes A 1
TWR – Herbie Clips Rover Vitesse 20 England Jeff Allam A 5
22 France Jean-Louis Schlesser A 5
T.W. Robinson Demolition/SDC Builders BMW 635CSi 25 England Barry Robinson A 9
Brian Chatfield Ford Capri III 3.0S  ? England Brian Chatfield A 3, 5–6
John West FoodsAlfa Romeo Dealer Team Alfa Romeo GTV6 30 England Rob Kirby B 1
Alfa Romeo 75 V6 B 2–9
31 England Jon Dooley B 2–9
Royal Mail Datapost Ford Escort RS Turbo 33 England Alan Curnow B All
44 England Richard Longman B All
Carroll's Transport Mercedes 190E 2.3–16 36 England Martin Carroll B 5
Terry Drury Racing Ford Escort RS Turbo 38 England Mark Hales B All
Smith & Latimer MG Metro Turbo 55 England Colin Pearcy B 5, 9
David Gibson Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England David Gibson B 5
David Grimshaw Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England David Grimshaw B 5
Antony Pownall Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England Antony Pownall B 5
Roger Saunders Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England Roger Saunders B 5
Peugeot Talbot Sport UK Peugeot 205 GTi 61 Finland Mikael Sundström C 5, 7
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 62 England Tony Crudgington C All
Team Toyota GB/Duckhams
CHMS Team/Demon Tweeks Racing
Toyota Corolla GT 66 England Chris Hodgetts C All
77 England Alan Minshaw C 5–6
England Barry Sheene 9
Brooklyn Motorsport/ECS Ford Escort RS1600i 69 England Paul Taft C All
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 74 England Richard Belcher C 5–6, 9
AGK Motorsport Toyota Corolla GT 77 England Geoff Kimber-Smith C 1
Abbott Racing Ford Escort RS1600i  ? England Lionel Abbott C 2
Alastair Davidson Ford Fiesta XR2  ? England Alastair Davidson C 2–3, 5
Nick Sismey Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti 1.5  ? England Nick Sismey C 5
Containerships Vauxhall Nova Sport  ? England James Kaye D 5
Monorep Ltd. Vauxhall Opel Main Dealer Vauxhall Nova Sport  ? England Tony Lanfranchi D 3, 5–6
Brands Hatch Racing School Ford Escort XR3i  ? United States Peter Argetsinger XR3i 7
 ? England Stuart Cole XR3i 7
 ? England Chris Creswell XR3i 7
 ? England Ben Edwards XR3i 7
 ? England Pete King XR3i 7
 ? England Lucy Rogers XR3i 7
 ? England Pete Rogers XR3i 7
 ? England Rick Shortle XR3i 7
Icon Class
A 2501–3600cc
B 1601–2500cc
C 1301–1600cc
D Under 1300cc
XR3i Brands Hatch Racing School Escort XR3i

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 13 April England Andy Rouse England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
2 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 26 May England Mike Newman England Rob Kirby England Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
3 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 8 June England Andy Rouse England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts England Tony Lanfranchi
4 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 15 June England Andy Rouse England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
5 England Brands Hatch, Kent 13 July England Jeff Allam England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts England James Kaye
6 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 10 August England Pete Hall England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts England Tony Lanfranchi
7 England Brands Hatch, Kent 25 August England Andy Rouse England Alan Curnow Finland Mikael Sundström None (no entries)
8 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 14 September England Andy Rouse England Mark Hales England Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
9 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 5 October England Dave Brodie England Richard Longman England Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)

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. Unlike previous seasons, full points were awarded to all classes regardless of how many cars started. All scores counted towards the championship. Positions are shown as overall/class.

Pos Driver Class SIL
England
THR
England
SIL
England
DON
England
BRA
England
SNE
England
BRA
England
DON
England
SIL
England
Pts
1 England Chris Hodgetts C 9/1 4/1 7/1 4/1 12/1 7/1 5/2 7/1 8/1 85
2 England Richard Longman B 5/1 7/3 3/1 3/1 8/1 3/1 7/2 Ret 3/1 70
3 England Andy Rouse A 1/1 2/2 1/1 1/1 Ret Ret 1/1 1/1 Ret 57
4 England Rob Kirby B 7/2 3/1 10/3 5/2 9/2 8/5 11/5 8/3 7/4 42
5 England Mike Newman A 6/5 1/1 6/4 2/2 7/7 2/2 8/4 2/2 4/3 39
6 England Pete Hall A 3/3 9/3 4/3 Ret 5/5 1/1 4/3 4/4 2/2 36
7 England Paul Taft C 12/4 5/2 8/2 6/2 Ret 9/2 Ret Ret 9/2 33
8 England Alan Curnow B Ret 8/4 5/2 Ret 19/6 4/2 6/1 Ret 5/2 32
9 England Tony Lanfranchi D 12/1 24/2 11/1 26
10 England Jon Dooley B 6/2 Ret Ret NC 6/4 9/3 6/2 6/3 23
11 England Tony Crudgington C 10/2 DNS 9/3 7/3 Ret DNS 17/3 Ret 10/3 23
12 England Mark Hales B Ret Ret Ret Ret 18/5 5/3 10/4 5/1 Ret 20
13 Finland Mikael Sundström C 14/3 3/1 14
14 England Mike O'Brien A Ret DNS 6/6 Ret 2/2 3/3 Ret 11
15 England James Kaye D 17/1 10
16 England Alan Minshaw C 13/2 10/3 10
17 England Dennis Leech A 2/2 Ret DNS DNS 4/4 DNS 10
18 England Jeff Allam A 1/1 9
19 England Alastair Davidson C 11/4 11/4 23/5 8
20 France Jean-Louis Schlesser A 2/2 7
21 England Neil McGrath A 2/2 Ret 6
22 England Colin Pearcy B 11/3 12/5 6
23 England David Sears A 3/3 4
24 England Lionel Abbott C 10/3 4
25 England Geoff Kimber-Smith C 11/3 4
26 England Pete Lovett A 4/4 3
27 England Nick Sismey C 15/4 3
28 England Roger Saunders B 16/4 3
29 England Richard Belcher C Ret Ret 13/5 2
30 England Barry Barnes A 8/6 1
31 England David Grimshaw B 20/7 0
32 England Brian Chatfield A DSQ 10/8 Ret 0
33 England David Gibson B 21/8 0
34 England Antony Pownall B 22/9 0
NC England Martin Carroll B Ret 0
NC England Barry Robinson A Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
England Dave Brodie A Ret 1/1 0
England Stuart Cole XR3i 12/1 0
England Chris Creswell XR3i 13/2 0
England Rick Shortle XR3i 14/3 0
England Barry Sheene C 11/4 0
England Pete Rogers XR3i 15/4 0
United States Peter Argetsinger XR3i 16/5 0
England Ben Edwards XR3i 18/6 0
England Lucy Rogers XR3i 19/7 0
England Pete King XR3i 20/8 0
Pos Driver Class SIL
England
THR
England
SIL
England
DON
England
BRA
England
SNE
England
BRA
England
DON
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

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