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 Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 27 March England Jerry Mahony England Frank Sytner England James Kaye England Phil Dowsett
2 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 1 April England Andy Rouse England Frank Sytner None (no finishers) England Phil Dowsett
3 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 2 May England Steve Soper England Frank Sytner England James Shead England Tony Crudgington
4* England Donington Park, Leicestershire 15 May 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 Austria Roland Ratzenberger England John Brindley England Phil Dowsett
6 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 5 June England Andy Rouse England Frank Sytner England James Shead England Phil Dowsett
7 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 10 July England Andy Rouse England Frank Sytner Scotland Andrew Jeffrey England Phil Dowsett
8 England Brands Hatch, Kent 24 July 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 Frank Sytner Scotland Andrew Jeffrey England Phil Dowsett
10 England Brands Hatch, Kent 21 August England Andy Rouse England Frank Sytner Scotland Andrew Jeffrey England Phil Dowsett
11 England Birmingham Superprix, Birmingham 29 August Race cancelled.
12 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 18 September England Andy Rouse England Frank Sytner England James Shead England Phil Dowsett
13 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 2 October Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli England Frank Sytner England Alan Minshaw England Phil Dowsett
  • 1 hour endurance race.

Driver Standings/Results[edit]

Overall
Pos
Driver SIL
England
OUL
England
THU
England
DON
England
THU
England
SIL
England
SIL
England
BHGP
England
SNE
England
BHGP
England
BIR
England
DON
England
SIL
England
Pts
Class A (Over 2500cc)
3 England Andy Rouse 16 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C 1 10 95
7 England Jerry Mahony 1 3 3 Ret 3 8 4 5 8 3 C 9 5 33
9 England Mike Newman 2 5 19 5 4 3 6 Ret 4 4 C 4 Ret 28
11 England Tim Harvey Ret 4 9 2‡ 5 6 7 Ret 7 2 C Ret 2 26
12 England Guy Edwards Ret 3 11 5 2 3 3 5 C 6 4 26
15 England Steve Soper DNA 1 2 C 2 21
16 England Laurence Bristow Ret Ret 17 2 Ret 4 3 4 Ret Ret C 14 3 21
22 England Robb Gravett Ret 10 15 2 5 11 2 Ret C 14
23 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli 1 10
24 England Mike O'Brien Ret 2 4 8 6 10 12 10 DSQ 13 DNQ 10 Ret 10
25 England David Sears 1‡ 9
26 Wales Karl Jones Ret 10 Ret 2 9 10 6 6 Ret C 7 DNS 9
33 England Chris Hodgetts 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 7 C 3 DNS 7
39 England Bob Sands 3 Ret Ret 6 5
40 England Graham Goode Ret Ret 11 Ret 7 7 9 13 5 6 C 5 Ret 5
43 Scotland Johnny Dumfries 3‡ 4
44 England Win Percy 4 4
45 Australia Allan Grice 4 4
47 Switzerland Peter Buxtorf 9 9 Ret 12 3
54 England Rob Speak 5‡ 2
56 England Richard Jones 6‡ 1
57 England Dave Brodie DNS 6 1
60 England Sean Brown 8‡ 0
61 England Graham Hathaway Ret 13 DNS 13 10 15 16 Ret 10 C 8 11 0
62 England Gary Ayles 10‡ 0
63 England Dennis Leech Ret 11 Ret 14 17 12 0
64 England David Carvell 11‡ 0
65 England Mark Hales Ret‡ Ret NC 11 DNQ 18 Ret 0
66 England Barry Robinson 12‡ 0
67 England Tom Bell 12 DNS Ret 0
68 England Peter Townsend 13‡ 0
69 England Nick May Ret 21 14 Ret DNQ 24 DNS 0
70 England Ian Flux Ret‡ 14 Ret 0
71 England Vic Lee Ret‡ 20 Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 0
72 England Ray MacDowall Ret 17 0
73 England John Lepp Ret‡ DNS 19 0
England Pete Hall Ret Ret 0
Scotland Alistair Lyall Ret‡ 0
England Rob Wilson Ret 0
Scotland Tom Walkinshaw C 0
Class B (2001 – 2500cc)
1 England Frank Sytner 4 6 5 7 13 11 8 7 9 8 C 11 7 103
4 England Godfrey Hall 6 8 7 9 9 13 11 Ret 13 9 C 15 Ret 48
5 England Mike Smith 5 14 6 Ret 14 12 Ret 8 19 12 C 40
13 Austria Roland Ratzenberger Ret‡ 8 16 Ret 11 C 13 9 26
19 England Will Hoy Ret‡ 9 10 8 16
20 England James Weaver DNS 7‡ C 12 15
21 England Alan Minshaw 7 7 8 Ret 21 15
27 England Lionel Wiffen 13 Ret DNS 18 Ret 20 DNQ 19 9
30 England Dave Wallis 12 Ret 12 17 8
34 England Barrie Williams 9 7
37 England Lionel Abbott 17‡ Ret 16 6
48 England Robin Parsons 18‡ 3
59 England David Sears Ret Ret 1
England Jon Dooley DNQ Ret 0
England Chris Hodgetts Ret 0
Class C (1601 – 2000cc)
8 England James Shead DNS 13 19 18 18 14 16 16 DNS C 19 15 31
10 Scotland Andrew Jeffery Ret 16 DNS 13 15 15 17 C 22 Ret 27
28 England John Brindley 15 Ret 16 DNS 9
31 England Alan Minshaw C Ret 13 8
42 England John Morris 19 DNS 5
48 England Andy Middlehurst 15 3
50 England Martin Wray 22 3
58 England James Kaye 15 Ret 1
England John Llewellyn Ret‡ 0
Scotland John Clark DNS 0
Class D (Under 1600cc)
2 England Phil Dowsett 10 10 18 15 17 17 18 17 14 16 C 20 12 98
6 England Tony Crudgington 11 14 20 19 19 Ret Ret 17 18 C Ret 17 35
14 England Geoff Kimber-Smith 12 DNS 14 Ret DNS 21 DNS Ret C 21 Ret 23
17 England John Llewellyn Ret 20 18 19 C 23 16 20
18 England Barbara Cowell 14‡ 19 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 18 17
29 England Mark Hales 11 21 DNS 8
32 England Kevin Eaton Ret 15 16 8
35 England Mark Goddard Ret Ret DNS 14 6
36 England Tiff Needell 15‡ 6
38 England David Loudon 20 6
41 England Alex Moss 16 5
46 England Richard Belcher 14 4
51 England Alistair Davidson 20‡ 3
52 England Jeremy Rossiter 22 3
53 England Vic Lee NC 3
55 England Patrick Watts 21‡ 2
England Nick Whale C 0
Overall
Pos
Driver SIL
England
OUL
England
THU
England
DON
England
THU
England
SIL
England
SIL
England
BHGP
England
SNE
England
BHGP
England
BIR
England
DON
England
SIL
England
Pts
  • 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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