1988 British Touring Car Championship season

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1988 British Touring Car Championship
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The 1988 Dunlop RAC British Touring Car Championship, was the 31st season of the championship. The drivers title was won by Frank Sytner, driving a BMW Team Finance BMW M3.[1][2] Second place overall was Phil Dowsett who dominated class D. Andy Rouse finished third on points, winning nine races outright of the twelve rounds.

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds Endurance Drivers
MIL Motorsport Toyota Supra Turbo 1 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts A 1–2, 4–6 United Kingdom Vic Lee
United Kingdom Mark Hales 7–9, 11–12
United Kingdom Ian Flux 10, 13
2 United Kingdom Vic Lee A 5–10
Toyota Corolla GT 69 United Kingdom Kevin Eaton D 1–2, 4 United Kingdom Alex Moss
United Kingdom John Llewellyn 7–13
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 3–8 United Kingdom David Carvell
Terry Drury Racing Ford Sierra RS500 5 United Kingdom Tim Harvey A 1–3, 5–13
Ford Escort RS Turbo 38 United Kingdom Dave Wallis B 1–4 United Kingdom Lionel Abbott
39 United Kingdom Lionel Wiffen B 1–5, 10–11, 13 United Kingdom Robin Parsons
Eggenberger Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 6 United Kingdom Steve Soper A 2–3, 8, 11–12
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli 13
Alan Docking Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 7 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien A 1–9 United Kingdom Sean Brown
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 10–13
Arquati Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 8 United Kingdom Jerry Mahony A All United Kingdom Mark Hales
ICS plc Ford Sierra RS500 10 United Kingdom Pete Hall A 1–2 United Kingdom Gary Ayles
United Kingdom Robb Gravett 3–11
United Kingdom Mark Hales 13
Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 11 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts A 10–13
Tom Walkinshaw Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 12 United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw A 11
Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd. Ford Sierra RS500 14 United Kingdom Mike Newman A All United Kingdom Rob Speak
Listerine-Texaco Racing Ford Sierra RS500 15 United Kingdom Graham Goode A All United Kingdom Alistair Lyall
Asquith Autosport Ford Sierra RS500 16 United Kingdom Karl Jones A All United Kingdom Ian Flux
CC Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 17 United Kingdom Bob Sands A 1–4 United Kingdom Richard Jones
CAM Shipping Ford Sierra RS500 19 United Kingdom Laurence Bristow A All United Kingdom Tim Harvey
Graham Hathaway Ford Sierra RS500 20 United Kingdom Graham Hathaway A 1–7, 9–13 United Kingdom Peter Townsend
United Kingdom Rob Wilson 8
Kaliber Racing Ford Sierra RS500 21 United Kingdom Guy Edwards A 3–13 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
22 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A All United Kingdom David Sears
Nissan Motorsport Europe Nissan HR31 Skyline GTS-R 23 United Kingdom Win Percy A 4 Australia Allan Grice
Trident Motorsport Maserati Biturbo 24 United Kingdom Nick May A 4–6, 8–13 United Kingdom John Lepp
United Kingdom John Lepp 7
ECM Vehicle Delivery Ltd. Ford Sierra RS500 26 United Kingdom Ray MacDowall A 8, 12
United Kingdom Tom Bell 9, 13
Peter Buxtorf BMW 635CSi 27 Switzerland Peter Buxtorf A 1–4 United Kingdom Barry Robinson
Brodie Brittain Racing Ford Sierra RS500 30 United Kingdom Dave Brodie A 13
Brookside Garage Alfa Romeo 75 31 United Kingdom Jon Dooley B 12–13
BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1 BMW M3 32 United Kingdom Mike Smith B 1–11 United Kingdom Will Hoy
United Kingdom James Weaver 12
United Kingdom Will Hoy 13
33 United Kingdom Frank Sytner B All United Kingdom James Weaver
34 United Kingdom Will Hoy B 8–9
United Kingdom Lionel Abbott 10, 12
United Kingdom James Weaver 11
John Maguire Racing BMW M3 36 United Kingdom David Sears B 12–13
43 United Kingdom Godfrey Hall B All United Kingdom Barrie Williams
Volkswagen Golf GTI 55 United Kingdom James Shead C 1, 3–13 United Kingdom John Morris
Demon Tweeks BMW M3 44 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw B 1–4, 8 Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Austria Roland Ratzenberger 5–7, 10–13
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts 9
Volkswagen Golf GTI 50 United Kingdom James Kaye C 1–2 United Kingdom John Llewellyn
United Kingdom John Brindley 3–6
United Kingdom Andy Middlehurst 7
United Kingdom John Morris 8
United Kingdom Alan Minshaw 11–13
Specialist Cars Aberdeen Volkswagen Golf GTI 48 United Kingdom Andrew Jeffrey C 2–4, 7–13 United Kingdom John Clark
Chris Hodgetts Motor Sport Toyota Corolla GT 60 United Kingdom Richard Belcher D 1
61 United Kingdom Mark Hales D 2, 4, 6 United Kingdom Patrick Watts
United Kingdom Dave Loudoun 7
United Kingdom Nick Whale 11
United Kingdom Mark Goddard 13
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 63 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington D 1, 3–13 United Kingdom Alastair Davidson
TOM's GB Toyota Corolla FX GT 70 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett D All United Kingdom Tiff Needell
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 74 United Kingdom Vic Lee D 3
United Kingdom Jeremy Rossiter 7
United Kingdom Barbara Cowell 8–11, 13
Alan Gaunt Ford Escort RS1600i 75 United Kingdom Mark Goddard D 7–8
AGK Motorsport Toyota Corolla GT 77 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith D 1–7, 9–13 United Kingdom Barbara Cowell
Hawes Group Racing Honda Prelude 2.0i  ? United Kingdom Martin Wray C 8
Icon Class
A Over 2500cc
B 2001–2500cc
C 1601–2000cc
D Under 1600cc

Calendar[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom. Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 Silverstone Circuit (National), Northamptonshire 27 March United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Jerry Mahony United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom James Kaye United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
2 Oulton Park (International), Cheshire 1 April United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Laurence Bristow United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner None (no finishers) United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 2 May United Kingdom Steve Soper United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Steve Soper United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom James Shead United Kingdom Tony Crudgington
4* Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 15 May United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Win Percy
Australia Allan Grice
United Kingdom Andy Rouse David Sears United Kingdom Frank Sytner James Weaver United Kingdom James Shead John Morris United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith Barbara Cowell
5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 30 May United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Mike Newman United Kingdom Andy Rouse Austria Roland Ratzenberger United Kingdom John Brindley United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
6 Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 5 June United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom James Shead United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
7 Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 10 July United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Andrew Jeffrey United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
8 Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 24 July United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Andrew Jeffrey United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
9 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 31 July United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Jerry Mahony United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Andrew Jeffrey United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
10 Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 21 August United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Andrew Jeffrey United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
11 Birmingham Superprix, Birmingham 29 August United Kingdom Steve Soper Race cancelled.
12 Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 18 September United Kingdom Steve Soper United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom James Shead United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
13 Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 2 October United Kingdom Andy Rouse Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Alan Minshaw United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
  • 1 hour endurance race.

Driver Standings/Results[edit]

Overall
DC
Class
Pos
Driver Class SIL OUL THR DON THR SIL SIL BRH SNE BRH BIR DON SIL Pts
1 1 United Kingdom Frank Sytner B 4 6 5 7 13 11 8 7 9 8 C 11 7 103
2 1 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett D 10 10 18 15 17 17 18 17 14 16 C 20 12 98
3 1 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A 16 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C 1 10 95
4 2 United Kingdom Godfrey Hall B 6 8 7 9 9 13 11 Ret 13 9 C 15 Ret 48
5 3 United Kingdom Mike Smith B 5 14 6 Ret 14 12 Ret 8 19 12 C 40
6 2 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington D 11 14 20 19 19 Ret Ret 17 18 C Ret 17 35
7 2 United Kingdom Jerry Mahony A 1 3 3 Ret 3 8 4 5 8 3 C 9 5 33
8 1 United Kingdom James Shead C DNS 13 19 18 18 14 16 16 DNS C 19 15 31
9 3 United Kingdom Mike Newman A 2 5 19 5 4 3 6 Ret 4 4 C 4 Ret 28
10 2 United Kingdom Andrew Jeffery C Ret 16 DNS 13 15 15 17 C 22 Ret 27
11 4 United Kingdom Tim Harvey A Ret 4 9 2‡ 5 6 7 Ret 7 2 C Ret 2 26
12 5 United Kingdom Guy Edwards A Ret 3 11 5 2 3 3 5 C 6 4 26
13 4 Austria Roland Ratzenberger B Ret‡ 8 16 Ret 11 C 13 9 26
14 3 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith D 12 DNS 14 Ret DNS 21 DNS Ret C 21 Ret 23
15 6 United Kingdom Steve Soper A DNA 1 2 C 2 21
16 7 United Kingdom Laurence Bristow A Ret Ret 17 2 Ret 4 3 4 Ret Ret C 14 3 21
17 4 United Kingdom John Llewellyn D Ret 20 18 19 C 23 16 20
18 5 United Kingdom Barbara Cowell D 14 19 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 18 17
19 5 United Kingdom Will Hoy B Ret‡ 9 10 8 16
20 6 United Kingdom James Weaver B DNS 7 C 12 15
21 7 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw B 7 7 8 Ret 21 15
22 8 United Kingdom Robb Gravett A Ret 10 15 2 5 11 2 Ret C 14
23 9 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli A 1 10
24 10 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien A Ret 2 4 8 6 10 12 10 DSQ 13 DNQ 10 Ret 10
25 11 United Kingdom David Sears A 1‡ 9
26 12 United Kingdom Karl Jones A Ret 10 Ret 2 9 10 6 6 Ret C 7 DNS 9
27 8 United Kingdom Lionel Wiffen B 13 Ret DNS 18 Ret 20 DNQ 19 9
28 3 United Kingdom John Brindley C 15 Ret 16 DNS 9
29 6 United Kingdom Mark Hales D 11 21 DNS 8
30 9 United Kingdom Dave Wallis B 12 Ret 12 17 8
31 4 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw C C Ret 13 8
32 7 United Kingdom Kevin Eaton D Ret 15 16 8
33 13 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts A 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 7 C 3 DNS 7
34 10 United Kingdom Barrie Williams B 9 7
35 8 United Kingdom Mark Goddard D Ret Ret DNS 14 6
36 9 United Kingdom Tiff Needell D 15 6
37 11 United Kingdom Lionel Abbott B 17 Ret 16 6
38 10 United Kingdom David Loudon D 20 6
39 14 United Kingdom Bob Sands A 3 Ret Ret 6 5
40 15 United Kingdom Graham Goode A Ret Ret 11 Ret 7 7 9 13 5 6 C 5 Ret 5
41 5 United Kingdom John Morris C 19 DNS 5
42 11 United Kingdom Alex Moss D 16 5
43 16 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries A 3‡ 4
44 12 United Kingdom Richard Belcher D 14 4
45 17 United Kingdom Win Percy A 4 4
46 18 Australia Allan Grice A 4 4
47 19 Switzerland Peter Buxtorf A 9 9 Ret 12 3
48 6 United Kingdom Andy Middlehurst C 15 3
49 7 United Kingdom Martin Wray C 22 3
50 12 United Kingdom Robin Parsons B 18 3
51 13 United Kingdom Alistair Davidson D 20 3
52 14 United Kingdom Jeremy Rossiter D 22 3
53 15 United Kingdom Vic Lee D NC 3
54 20 United Kingdom Rob Speak A 5‡ 2
55 16 United Kingdom Patrick Watts D 21 2
56 21 United Kingdom Richard Jones A 6‡ 1
57 22 United Kingdom Dave Brodie A DNS 6 1
58 8 United Kingdom James Kaye C 15 Ret 1
59 13 United Kingdom David Sears B Ret Ret 1
60 23 United Kingdom Sean Brown A 8 0
61 24 United Kingdom Graham Hathaway A Ret 13 DNS 13 10 15 16 Ret 10 C 8 11 0
62 25 United Kingdom Gary Ayles A 10 0
63 26 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A Ret 11 Ret 14 17 12 0
64 27 United Kingdom David Carvell A 11 0
65 28 United Kingdom Mark Hales A Ret‡ Ret NC 11 DNQ 18 Ret 0
66 29 United Kingdom Ian Flux A Ret‡ 14 Ret 0
67 30 United Kingdom Tom Bell A 12 DNS Ret 0
68 31 United Kingdom Barry Robinson A 12 0
68 31 United Kingdom Peter Townsend A 13 0
69 32 United Kingdom Nick May A Ret 21 14 Ret DNQ 24 DNS 0
71 34 United Kingdom Vic Lee A Ret‡ 20 Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 0
72 35 United Kingdom Ray MacDowall A Ret 17 0
73 36 United Kingdom John Lepp A Ret‡ DNS 19 0
United Kingdom Pete Hall A Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Jon Dooley B DNQ Ret 0
United Kingdom Alistair Lyall A Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom John Llewellyn C Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Rob Wilson A Ret 0
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts B Ret 0
United Kingdom John Clark C DNS 0
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw A C 0
United Kingdom Nick Whale D C 0
Overall
DC
Class
Pos
Driver Class SIL OUL THR DON THR SIL SIL BRH SNE BRH BIR 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)
  • Note: bold signifies pole position, italics signifies fastest lap in class (1 point given all races).

‡ Endurance driver

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car Class Points
1 United Kingdom Frank Sytner BMW M3 B 103
2 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett Toyota Corolla GT D 98
3 United Kingdom Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS500 A 95
4 United Kingdom Godfrey Hall BMW M3 B 48
5 United Kingdom Mike Smith BMW M3 B 40
6 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT D 35
7 United Kingdom Jerry Mahony Ford Sierra RS500 A 33
8 United Kingdom James Shead Volkswagen Golf GTI C 31

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