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 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A All
Rover Vitesse 2 United Kingdom Pete Hall A All
BBW Motorsport Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 3 United Kingdom Dave Brodie A 5
6 9
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 1–5, 9
Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd. BMW 635CSi 5 United Kingdom Mike Newman A All
Linden Racing/Connells Estate Agents Rover Vitesse 6 United Kingdom Neil McGrath A 5
7 A 3
United Kingdom Mike O'Brien 2, 4–9
Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyota Celica Supra 9 United Kingdom Pete Lovett A 1
United Kingdom David Sears 5
Mann's Garage BMW 635CSi 13 United Kingdom Barry Barnes A 1
TWR – Herbie Clips Rover Vitesse 20 United Kingdom Jeff Allam A 5
22 France Jean-Louis Schlesser A 5
T.W. Robinson Demolition/SDC Builders BMW 635CSi 25 United Kingdom Barry Robinson A 9
Brian Chatfield Ford Capri III 3.0S  ? United Kingdom Brian Chatfield A 3, 5–6
John West Foods – Alfa Romeo Dealer Team Alfa Romeo GTV6 30 United Kingdom Rob Kirby B 1
Alfa Romeo 75 V6 B 2–9
31 United Kingdom Jon Dooley B 2–9
Royal Mail Datapost Ford Escort RS Turbo 33 United Kingdom Alan Curnow B All
44 United Kingdom Richard Longman B All
Carroll's Transport Mercedes 190E 2.3–16 36 United Kingdom Martin Carroll B 5
Terry Drury Racing Ford Escort RS Turbo 38 United Kingdom Mark Hales B All
Smith & Latimer MG Metro Turbo 55 United Kingdom Colin Pearcy B 5, 9
David Gibson Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom David Gibson B 5
David Grimshaw Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom David Grimshaw B 5
Antony Pownall Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom Antony Pownall B 5
Roger Saunders Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom Roger Saunders B 5
Peugeot Talbot Sport UK Peugeot 205 GTi 61 Finland Mikael Sundström C 5, 7
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 62 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington C All
Team Toyota GB/Duckhams
CHMS Team/Demon Tweeks Racing
Toyota Corolla GT 66 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts C All
77 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw C 5–6
United Kingdom Barry Sheene 9
Brooklyn Motorsport/ECS Ford Escort RS1600i 69 United Kingdom Paul Taft C All
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 74 United Kingdom Richard Belcher C 5–6, 9
AGK Motorsport Toyota Corolla GT 77 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith C 1
Abbott Racing Ford Escort RS1600i  ? United Kingdom Lionel Abbott C 2
Alastair Davidson Ford Fiesta XR2  ? United Kingdom Alastair Davidson C 2–3, 5
Nick Sismey Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti 1.5  ? United Kingdom Nick Sismey C 5
Containerships Vauxhall Nova Sport  ? United Kingdom James Kaye D 5
Monorep Ltd. Vauxhall Opel Main Dealer Vauxhall Nova Sport  ? United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi D 3, 5–6
Brands Hatch Racing School Ford Escort XR3i  ? United States Peter Argetsinger XR3i 7
 ? United Kingdom Stuart Cole XR3i 7
 ? United Kingdom Chris Creswell XR3i 7
 ? United Kingdom Ben Edwards XR3i 7
 ? United Kingdom Pete King XR3i 7
 ? United Kingdom Lucy Rogers XR3i 7
 ? United Kingdom Pete Rogers XR3i 7
 ? United Kingdom 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]

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 13 April United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
2 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 26 May United Kingdom Mike Newman United Kingdom Rob Kirby United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
3 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 8 June United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi
4 Donington Park, Leicestershire 15 June United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
5 Brands Hatch, Kent 13 July United Kingdom Jeff Allam United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts United Kingdom James Kaye
6 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 10 August United Kingdom Pete Hall United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi
7 Brands Hatch, Kent 25 August United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Alan Curnow Finland Mikael Sundström None (no entries)
8 Donington Park, Leicestershire 14 September United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Mark Hales United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts None (no entries)
9 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 5 October United Kingdom Dave Brodie United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom 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 THR SIL DON BRA SNE BRA DON SIL Pts
1 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts C 9/1 4/1 7/1 4/1 12/1 7/1 5/2 7/1 8/1 85
2 United Kingdom Richard Longman B 5/1 7/3 3/1 3/1 8/1 3/1 7/2 Ret 3/1 70
3 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A 1/1 2/2 1/1 1/1 Ret Ret 1/1 1/1 Ret 57
4 United Kingdom Rob Kirby B 7/2 3/1 10/3 5/2 9/2 8/5 11/5 8/3 7/4 42
5 United Kingdom Mike Newman A 6/5 1/1 6/4 2/2 7/7 2/2 8/4 2/2 4/3 39
6 United Kingdom Pete Hall A 3/3 9/3 4/3 Ret 5/5 1/1 4/3 4/4 2/2 36
7 United Kingdom Paul Taft C 12/4 5/2 8/2 6/2 Ret 9/2 Ret Ret 9/2 33
8 United Kingdom Alan Curnow B Ret 8/4 5/2 Ret 19/6 4/2 6/1 Ret 5/2 32
9 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi D 12/1 24/2 11/1 26
10 United Kingdom Jon Dooley B 6/2 Ret Ret NC 6/4 9/3 6/2 6/3 23
11 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington C 10/2 DNS 9/3 7/3 Ret DNS 17/3 Ret 10/3 23
12 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien A Ret DNS 6/6 Ret 2/2 3/3 Ret 11
15 United Kingdom James Kaye D 17/1 10
16 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw C 13/2 10/3 10
17 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 2/2 Ret DNS DNS 4/4 DNS 10
18 United Kingdom Jeff Allam A 1/1 9
19 United Kingdom Alastair Davidson C 11/4 11/4 23/5 8
20 France Jean-Louis Schlesser A 2/2 7
21 United Kingdom Neil McGrath A 2/2 Ret 6
22 United Kingdom Colin Pearcy B 11/3 12/5 6
23 United Kingdom David Sears A 3/3 4
24 United Kingdom Lionel Abbott C 10/3 4
25 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith C 11/3 4
26 United Kingdom Pete Lovett A 4/4 3
27 United Kingdom Nick Sismey C 15/4 3
28 United Kingdom Roger Saunders B 16/4 3
29 United Kingdom Richard Belcher C Ret Ret 13/5 2
30 United Kingdom Barry Barnes A 8/6 1
31 United Kingdom David Grimshaw B 20/7 0
32 United Kingdom Brian Chatfield A DSQ 10/8 Ret 0
33 United Kingdom David Gibson B 21/8 0
34 United Kingdom Antony Pownall B 22/9 0
NC United Kingdom Martin Carroll B Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Barry Robinson A Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Dave Brodie A Ret 1/1 0
United Kingdom Stuart Cole XR3i 12/1 0
United Kingdom Chris Creswell XR3i 13/2 0
United Kingdom Rick Shortle XR3i 14/3 0
United Kingdom Barry Sheene C 11/4 0
United Kingdom Pete Rogers XR3i 15/4 0
United States Peter Argetsinger XR3i 16/5 0
United Kingdom Ben Edwards XR3i 18/6 0
United Kingdom Lucy Rogers XR3i 19/7 0
United Kingdom Pete King XR3i 20/8 0
Pos Driver Class SIL THR SIL DON BRA SNE BRA DON 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

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