1987 British Touring Car Championship season

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1987 British Touring Car Championship
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The 1987 Dunlop RAC British Touring Car Championship, was the 30th season of the championship. The series, previously the British Saloon Car Championship, had a new name and new sponsor. Chris Hodgetts successfully defended his drivers title with his class D Toyota Corolla.[1][2]

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds Endurance Drivers
ICS plc Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 1 England Andy Rouse A 1, 4–5, 7
Ford Sierra RS500 A 11
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth England Win Percy A 6
2 England Pete Hall A 1–9 England Andy Rouse
Ford Sierra RS500 A 10–12
Graham Scarborough Rover Vitesse 3 England Graham Scarborough A All England Lionel Abbott
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 England Dennis Leech A 1, 3–12 Wales Karl Jones
R.A. Potter Rover Vitesse 5 England David Carvell A All England Jeff Allam
Listerine Racing Team Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 6 England Graham Goode A 1–8 England Win Percy
Ford Sierra RS500 A 9–10
Alan Docking Racing Holden Commodore VK SS Group A 7 England Mike O'Brien A 2–8, 10–12 Australia Gary Brabham
John Maguire Racing Rover Vitesse 8 England Tim Harvey A All Scotland David Leslie
BBW Turbosport Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 9 England Dave Brodie A 6
England Chris Aylett 12
Newman's Footwear BMW 635CSi 10 England Mike Newman A 2–6, 8–11 England Rob Speak
Brian Chatfield Rover Vitesse 14 England Brian Chatfield A 6–8
Abbott Racing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 15 England Mike Smith A 6
Graham Hathaway Racing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 16 England Robb Gravett A 6
Roger Dowson Engineering Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 18 England Jerry Mahony A 6–7
TCCS Racing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 19 England Dave Morgan A 6
Asquith Autosport Ford Escort RS Turbo 22 Wales Karl Jones B 6–7, 11–12
Alfa Romeo Dealer Team Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo 30 England Rob Kirby B 2–5
Alfa Romeo 75 B 6–7
Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo 31 England Jon Dooley B All England Rob Kirby
Kevin Eaton Nissan Bluebird Turbo 32 England Kevin Eaton B 1, 6, 9, 11–12
Prodrive BMW M3 33 England Frank Sytner B 6–7, 9–11 England Mike Smith
Terry Drury Racing Ford Escort RS Turbo 38 England Mark Hales1 B 1–11 England Phil Dowsett1
England Graham Hathaway 12
39 England Lionel Wiffen B 8–12 England Graham Hathaway1
England Mark Hales
Demon Tweeks Volkswagen Golf GTI 42 England Alan Minshaw C 6–7, 9–11 England Vic Lee
Roger Saunders Renault 5 GT Turbo 45 England Roger Saunders C All England Holman 'Les' Blackburn
Paul Harmer Vauxhall Astra GTE 48 England Paul Harmer C 6–7
Colin Pearcy MG Metro Turbo 55 England Colin Pearcy C 1, 6–12 England Paul Taft
Alex Postan Renault 5 GT Turbo 58 England Alex Postan C 6
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 63 England Tony Crudgington D 1, 4–6, 12
Chris Hodgetts Motor Sport Toyota Corolla GT 66 England Chris Hodgetts D 1–11 England Tiff Needell
England Mark Hales 12
67 England Alan Minshaw†2 D 1–2 England Chris Hodgetts
England Chuck Nicholson 2
England Will Hoy 6
England Tiff Needell 10
69 England Paul Longfield D 1, 3
England Alex Moss 2, 7
England Tony Dron 9
TOM's GB Toyota Corolla FX GT 70 England Tiff Needell D 6, 11–12
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 74 England Phil Dowsett D 4–6, 9, 12
England Patrick Watts 8
England Keith Norman 11
AGK Motorsport Toyota Corolla GT 77 England Geoff Kimber-Smith D 1, 3–12 England Gerry Marshall
Unknown Mitsubishi Starion  ? England Graham Rose A 1
Griffin Motorsport Rover Vitesse  ? England Bill Griffin A 4–5
API Motorsport Ford Sierra RS Cosworth  ? Australia Rex Muldoon A 12
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England David Grimshaw C 3, 6
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England David Gibson C 4
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England David Martell C 4
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England Niki Phillips C 6
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England Anthony Pownall C 6
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England Les Germain C 6–7
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England Peter Gottlieb C 7
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? England David Kay C 11
Alan Gaunt Ford Escort RS1600i  ? England Richard Belcher D 11
England Mark Goddard 12
Icon Class
A Over 2500cc
B 2001–2500cc
C 1601–2000cc
D Under 1600cc

Not eligible for points.
1Practice only at round 10.
2Practice & qualifying only at round 2.

Calendar[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 12 April England Andy Rouse England Mark Hales England Colin Pearcy England Chris Hodgetts
2 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 17 April England Tim Harvey England Mark Hales England Roger Saunders England Chris Hodgetts
3 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 20 April England Dennis Leech England Mark Hales England Roger Saunders England Chris Hodgetts
4 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 25 May England Andy Rouse England Mark Hales England Roger Saunders England Geoff Kimber-Smith
5 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 7 June England Tim Harvey England Mark Hales England Roger Saunders England Chris Hodgetts
6 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 12 July England Win Percy England Frank Sytner England Roger Saunders England Chris Hodgetts
7 England Brands Hatch, Kent 26 July England Tim Harvey England Jon Dooley England Colin Pearcy England Chris Hodgetts
8 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 2 August England Mike O'Brien England Jon Dooley England Colin Pearcy England Chris Hodgetts
9 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 16 August England Graham Goode England Frank Sytner England Colin Pearcy England Chris Hodgetts
10* England Oulton Park, Cheshire 22 August England Mike Newman
England Rob Speak
England Lionel Wiffen
England Mark Hales
England Alan Minshaw
England Vic Lee
England Chris Hodgetts
England Tiff Needell
11 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 20 September England Andy Rouse England Frank Sytner England Colin Pearcy England Chris Hodgetts
12 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 6 October England Pete Hall England Graham Hathaway England Colin Pearcy England Mark Hales
  • 30 lap endurance race.

Driver Standings/Results[edit]

Overall
Pos
Driver SIL
England
OUL
England
THU
England
THU
England
SIL
England
SIL
England
BHGP
England
SNE
England
DON
England
OUL
England
DON
England
SIL
England
Pts
Class A (Over 2500cc)
4 England Tim Harvey Ret 1 Ret 2 1 5 1 Ret Ret NC 4 3 45
6 England Dennis Leech 2 1 4 2 7 2 4 3 6 16 Ret 44
8 England Andy Rouse 1 1 Ret 3 Ret 1 35
9 England Graham Goode 5 2 2 Ret 3 4 Ret 5 2 Ret 34
9 England David Carvell 3 6 3 3 4 Ret Ret 2 Ret 2 DNS 2 34
12 England Pete Hall 4 5 6 10 6 6 4 3 4 Ret Ret 1 31
14 England Mike O'Brien Ret 4 5 Ret 8 5 1 Ret 3 4 27
15 England Mike Newman 3 7 6 5 10 6 6 1 6 21
17 England Graham Scarborough 6 4 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret 5 4 5 5 16
22 England Win Percy 1 Ret‡ 10
25 England Jeff Allam 2 7
26 England Dave Brodie 2 6
32 England Brian Chatfield 11 6 Ret 1
32 Australia Rex Muldoon 6 1
35 England Bill Griffin Ret 7 0
Scotland David Leslie NC‡ 0
England Jerry Mahony Ret Ret 0
England Robb Gravett Ret 0
England Dave Morgan Ret 0
England Mike Smith Ret 0
Australia Gary Brabham Ret‡ 0
England Chris Aylett Ret 0
England Graham Rose DNS 0
England Rob Speak 1‡ 0†
England Lionel Abbott 4‡ 0†
Wales Karl Jones 6‡ 0†
Class B (2001 – 2500cc)
2 England Mark Hales 7 7 8 9 8 Ret 14 Ret 10 PO/7 9 51
3 England Jon Dooley 9 12 12 DNS Ret 18 9 9 8 8 15 8 47
11 England Frank Sytner 3 Ret 1 Ret 2 32
19 England Lionel Wiffen 11 Ret 7 DNS 11 14
21 England Kevin Eaton Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 12
22 England Rob Kirby DNA Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 Ret 8‡ 10
26 Wales Karl Jones Ret DSQ Ret 10 6
England Mike Smith Ret‡ 0
England Phil Dowsett PO‡ 0
England Graham Hathaway PO‡ 7 0†
Class C (1601 – 2000cc)
7 England Colin Pearcy 11 20 11 12 12 DNS 14 12 43
13 England Roger Saunders WD 11 11 13 12 17 13 DNS 14 11 Ret Ret 28
19 England Alan Minshaw 22 12 Ret 10 Ret 14
28 England Alex Postan 23 3
28 England Peter Gotlieb 15 3
30 England Paul Harmer 28 16 2
30 England David Grimshaw DSQ 24 2
32 England Niki Phillips 25 1
35 England Les Germain 26 Ret 0
35 England Anthony Pownall 27 0
England David Kay Ret 0
England Paul Taft DNS‡ 0
England David Gibson WD 0
England David Martell WD 0
England Vic Lee 10‡ 0†
England Les Blackburn 11‡ 0†
Class D (Under 1600cc)
1 England Chris Hodgetts 8 8 5 11 9 12 7 7 9 3/5 8 84
4 England Geoff Kimber-Smith Ret 9 8 10 13 8 8 11 9 11 Ret 45
16 England Phil Dowsett 14 11 19 15 14 19
18 England Tiff Needell 16 5/3 10 Ret 15
24 England Tony Crudgington DNS 12 13 21 Ret 9
England Mark Hales 9 0†
England Chuck Nicholson 9 0†
England Gerry Marshall 9‡ 0†
England Alan Minshaw 10 PO 0†
England Alex Moss 10 10 0†
England Paul Longfield 12 10 0†
England Patrick Watts 10 0†
England Richard Belcher 12 0†
England Tony Dron 13 0†
England Keith Norman 13 0†
England Mark Goddard 13 0†
England Will Hoy 14 0†
Overall
Pos
Driver SIL
England
OUL
England
THU
England
THU
England
SIL
England
SIL
England
BHGP
England
SNE
England
DON
England
OUL
England
DON
England
SIL
England
Pts

† Not eligible for points

‡ Endurance driver

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car Class Points
1 England Chris Hodgetts Toyota Corolla GT D 84
2 England Mark Hales Ford Escort RS Turbo B 51
3 England Jon Dooley Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo B 47
4 England Geoff Kimber-Smith Toyota Corolla GT D 45
4 England Tim Harvey Rover Vitesse A 45
6 England Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse A 44
7 England Colin Pearcy MG Metro Turbo C 43
8 England Andy Rouse Ford RS Cosworth A 35
9 England Graham Goode Ford RS Cosworth A 34
9 England David Carvell Rover Vitesse A 34
11 England Frank Sytner BMW M3 B 32
12 England Pete Hall Ford RS Cosworth A 31
13 England Roger Saunders Renault 5GT Turbo C 28
14 England Mike O'Brien Holden Commodore A 27

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