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 England Chris Hodgetts A 1–2, 4–6 England Vic Lee
England Mark Hales 7–9, 11–12
England Ian Flux 10, 13
2 England Vic Lee A 5–10
Toyota Corolla GT 69 England Kevin Eaton D 1–2, 4 England Alex Moss
England John Llewellyn 7–13
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 England Dennis Leech A 3–8 England David Carvell
Terry Drury Racing Ford Sierra RS500 5 England Tim Harvey A 1–3, 5–13
Ford Escort RS Turbo 38 England Dave Wallis B 1–4 England Lionel Abbott
39 England Lionel Wiffen B 1–5, 10–11, 13 England Robin Parsons
Eggenberger Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 6 England Steve Soper A 2–3, 8, 11–12
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli 13
Alan Docking Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 7 England Mike O'Brien A 1–9 England Sean Brown
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 10–13
Arquati Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 8 England Jerry Mahony A All England Mark Hales
ICS plc Ford Sierra RS500 10 England Pete Hall A 1–2 England Gary Ayles
England Robb Gravett 3–11
England Mark Hales 13
Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 11 England Chris Hodgetts A 10–13
Tom Walkinshaw Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 12 Scotland Tom Walkinshaw A 11
Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd. Ford Sierra RS500 14 England Mike Newman A All England Rob Speak
Listerine-Texaco Racing Ford Sierra RS500 15 England Graham Goode A All Scotland Alistair Lyall
Asquith Autosport Ford Sierra RS500 16 Wales Karl Jones A All England Ian Flux
CC Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 17 England Bob Sands A 1–4 England Richard Jones
CAM Shipping Ford Sierra RS500 19 England Laurence Bristow A All England Tim Harvey
Graham Hathaway Ford Sierra RS500 20 England Graham Hathaway A 1–7, 9–13 England Peter Townsend
England Rob Wilson 8
Kaliber Racing Ford Sierra RS500 21 England Guy Edwards A 3–13 Scotland Johnny Dumfries
22 England Andy Rouse A All England David Sears
Nissan Motorsport Europe Nissan HR31 Skyline GTS-R 23 England Win Percy A 4 Australia Allan Grice
Trident Motorsport Maserati Biturbo 24 England Nick May A 4–6, 8–13 England John Lepp
England John Lepp 7
ECM Vehicle Delivery Ltd. Ford Sierra RS500 26 England Ray MacDowall A 8, 12
England Tom Bell 9, 13
Peter Buxtorf BMW 635CSi 27 Switzerland Peter Buxtorf A 1–4 England Barry Robinson
Brodie Brittain Racing Ford Sierra RS500 30 England Dave Brodie A 13
Brookside Garage Alfa Romeo 75 31 England Jon Dooley B 12–13
BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1 BMW M3 32 England Mike Smith B 1–11 England Will Hoy
England James Weaver 12
England Will Hoy 13
33 England Frank Sytner B All England James Weaver
34 England Will Hoy B 8–9
England Lionel Abbott 10, 12
England James Weaver 11
John Maguire Racing BMW M3 36 England David Sears B 12–13
43 England Godfrey Hall B All England Barrie Williams
Volkswagen Golf GTI 55 England James Shead C 1, 3–13 England John Morris
Demon Tweeks BMW M3 44 England Alan Minshaw B 1–4, 8 Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Austria Roland Ratzenberger 5–7, 10–13
England Chris Hodgetts 9
Volkswagen Golf GTI 50 England James Kaye C 1–2 England John Llewellyn
England John Brindley 3–6
England Andy Middlehurst 7
England John Morris 8
England Alan Minshaw 11–13
Specialist Cars Aberdeen Volkswagen Golf GTI 48 Scotland Andrew Jeffrey C 2–4, 7–13 Scotland John Clark
Chris Hodgetts Motor Sport Toyota Corolla GT 60 England Richard Belcher D 1
61 England Mark Hales D 2, 4, 6 England Patrick Watts
England Dave Loudoun 7
England Nick Whale 11
England Mark Goddard 13
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 63 England Tony Crudgington D 1, 3–13 England Alastair Davidson
TOM's GB Toyota Corolla FX GT 70 England Phil Dowsett D All England Tiff Needell
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 74 England Vic Lee D 3
England Jeremy Rossiter 7
England Barbara Cowell 8–11, 13
Alan Gaunt Ford Escort RS1600i 75 England Mark Goddard D 7–8
AGK Motorsport Toyota Corolla GT 77 England Geoff Kimber-Smith D 1–7, 9–13 England Barbara Cowell
Hawes Group Racing Honda Prelude 2.0i  ? England Martin Wray C 8
Icon Class
A Over 2500cc
B 2001–2500cc
C 1601–2000cc
D Under 1600cc

Calendar[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

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

Driver Standings/Results[edit]

Overall
DC
Class
Pos
Driver Class SIL
England
OUL
England
THR
England
DON
England
THR
England
SIL
England
SIL
England
BRH
England
SNE
England
BRH
England
BIR
England
DON
England
SIL
England
Pts
1 1 England Frank Sytner B 4 6 5 7 13 11 8 7 9 8 C 11 7 103
2 1 England Phil Dowsett D 10 10 18 15 17 17 18 17 14 16 C 20 12 98
3 1 England Andy Rouse A 16 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C 1 10 95
4 2 England Godfrey Hall B 6 8 7 9 9 13 11 Ret 13 9 C 15 Ret 48
5 3 England Mike Smith B 5 14 6 Ret 14 12 Ret 8 19 12 C 40
6 2 England Tony Crudgington D 11 14 20 19 19 Ret Ret 17 18 C Ret 17 35
7 2 England Jerry Mahony A 1 3 3 Ret 3 8 4 5 8 3 C 9 5 33
8 1 England James Shead C DNS 13 19 18 18 14 16 16 DNS C 19 15 31
9 3 England Mike Newman A 2 5 19 5 4 3 6 Ret 4 4 C 4 Ret 28
10 2 Scotland Andrew Jeffery C Ret 16 DNS 13 15 15 17 C 22 Ret 27
11 4 England Tim Harvey A Ret 4 9 2‡ 5 6 7 Ret 7 2 C Ret 2 26
12 5 England 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 England Geoff Kimber-Smith D 12 DNS 14 Ret DNS 21 DNS Ret C 21 Ret 23
15 6 England Steve Soper A DNA 1 2 C 2 21
16 7 England Laurence Bristow A Ret Ret 17 2 Ret 4 3 4 Ret Ret C 14 3 21
17 4 England John Llewellyn D Ret 20 18 19 C 23 16 20
18 5 England Barbara Cowell D 14 19 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 18 17
19 5 England Will Hoy B Ret‡ 9 10 8 16
20 6 England James Weaver B DNS 7 C 12 15
21 7 England Alan Minshaw B 7 7 8 Ret 21 15
22 8 England Robb Gravett A Ret 10 15 2 5 11 2 Ret C 14
23 9 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli A 1 10
24 10 England Mike O'Brien A Ret 2 4 8 6 10 12 10 DSQ 13 DNQ 10 Ret 10
25 11 England David Sears A 1‡ 9
26 12 Wales Karl Jones A Ret 10 Ret 2 9 10 6 6 Ret C 7 DNS 9
27 8 England Lionel Wiffen B 13 Ret DNS 18 Ret 20 DNQ 19 9
28 3 England John Brindley C 15 Ret 16 DNS 9
29 6 England Mark Hales D 11 21 DNS 8
30 9 England Dave Wallis B 12 Ret 12 17 8
31 4 England Alan Minshaw C C Ret 13 8
32 7 England Kevin Eaton D Ret 15 16 8
33 13 England Chris Hodgetts A 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 7 C 3 DNS 7
34 10 England Barrie Williams B 9 7
35 8 England Mark Goddard D Ret Ret DNS 14 6
36 9 England Tiff Needell D 15 6
37 11 England Lionel Abbott B 17 Ret 16 6
38 10 England David Loudon D 20 6
39 14 England Bob Sands A 3 Ret Ret 6 5
40 15 England Graham Goode A Ret Ret 11 Ret 7 7 9 13 5 6 C 5 Ret 5
41 5 England John Morris C 19 DNS 5
42 11 England Alex Moss D 16 5
43 16 Scotland Johnny Dumfries A 3‡ 4
44 12 England Richard Belcher D 14 4
45 17 England 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 England Andy Middlehurst C 15 3
49 7 England Martin Wray C 22 3
50 12 England Robin Parsons B 18 3
51 13 England Alistair Davidson D 20 3
52 14 England Jeremy Rossiter D 22 3
53 15 England Vic Lee D NC 3
54 20 England Rob Speak A 5‡ 2
55 16 England Patrick Watts D 21 2
56 21 England Richard Jones A 6‡ 1
57 22 England Dave Brodie A DNS 6 1
58 8 England James Kaye C 15 Ret 1
59 13 England David Sears B Ret Ret 1
60 23 England Sean Brown A 8 0
61 24 England Graham Hathaway A Ret 13 DNS 13 10 15 16 Ret 10 C 8 11 0
62 25 England Gary Ayles A 10 0
63 26 England Dennis Leech A Ret 11 Ret 14 17 12 0
64 27 England David Carvell A 11 0
65 28 England Mark Hales A Ret‡ Ret NC 11 DNQ 18 Ret 0
66 29 England Ian Flux A Ret‡ 14 Ret 0
67 30 England Tom Bell A 12 DNS Ret 0
68 31 England Barry Robinson A 12 0
68 31 England Peter Townsend A 13 0
69 32 England Nick May A Ret 21 14 Ret DNQ 24 DNS 0
71 34 England Vic Lee A Ret‡ 20 Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 0
72 35 England Ray MacDowall A Ret 17 0
73 36 England John Lepp A Ret‡ DNS 19 0
England Pete Hall A Ret Ret 0
England Jon Dooley B DNQ Ret 0
Scotland Alistair Lyall A Ret‡ 0
England John Llewellyn C Ret‡ 0
England Rob Wilson A Ret 0
England Chris Hodgetts B Ret 0
Scotland John Clark C DNS 0
Scotland Tom Walkinshaw A C 0
England Nick Whale D C 0
Overall
DC
Class
Pos
Driver Class SIL
England
OUL
England
THR
England
DON
England
THR
England
SIL
England
SIL
England
BRH
England
SNE
England
BRH
England
BIR
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)
  • 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 England Frank Sytner BMW M3 B 103
2 England Phil Dowsett Toyota Corolla GT D 98
3 England Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS500 A 95
4 England Godfrey Hall BMW M3 B 48
5 England Mike Smith BMW M3 B 40
6 England Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT D 35
7 England Jerry Mahony Ford Sierra RS500 A 33
8 England James Shead Volkswagen Golf GTI C 31

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