1989 British Touring Car Championship season

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1989 British Touring Car Championship
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The 1989 Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship, was the 32nd season of the championship. This season was the final year of the four separate class format, with the championship changing to just two classes for 1990. There were a total of thirteen rounds with the best eleven scores for each driver counting towards the championship. The title was won by John Cleland with a works Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V.[1][2]

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Endurance Drivers
Kaliber Racing Ford Sierra RS500 1 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A United Kingdom Win Percy
10 United Kingdom Guy Edwards A United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Win Percy1
United Kingdom David Sears
Arquati Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 2 United Kingdom Jerry Mahony A United Kingdom Gary Ayles
Listerine Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 3 United Kingdom Mike Newman A United Kingdom Alistair Lyall
4 United Kingdom Graham Goode A United Kingdom Alistair Lyall
FAI Auto Parts Ford Sierra RS500 5 United Kingdom Sean Walker A United Kingdom Damon Hill
Labatt's Team Ford Sierra RS500 6 United Kingdom Laurence Bristow A United Kingdom Tiff Needell
7 United Kingdom Tim Harvey A United Kingdom David Sears
Australia Tomas Mezera
Mark Rennison Ford Sierra RS500 9 United Kingdom Mark Rennison A
Graham Hathaway Racing Ford Sierra RS500 14 United Kingdom Graham Hathaway A United Kingdom Dave Wallis
Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 15 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts A United Kingdom David Leslie
Terry Drury Racing Ford Sierra RS500 16 United Kingdom Dave Pinkney A United Kingdom Graham Scarborough
United Kingdom Jon Dooley
17 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien A
18 United Kingdom Robin Donovan A United Kingdom Mike O'Brien
United Kingdom Andrew Hepworth
Brodie-Brittain Racing Ford Sierra RS500 19 United Kingdom Dave Brodie A United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott
Trakstar Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 20 United Kingdom Mike Smith A United Kingdom Mike Wilds
United Kingdom Will Hoy
21 United Kingdom Robb Gravett A United Kingdom Jeff Allam
Bornebusch Racing Ford Sierra RS500 22 Sweden Kaj Bornebusch A
JQF Engineering Ford Sierra RS500 25 Netherlands Gerrit van Kouwen A Belgium Pierre Dieudonné
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
Australia Tomas Mezera
Trident Motorsport Maserati Biturbo 26 A
United Kingdom Nick May
United Kingdom John Lepp
United Kingdom Vic Lee
Asquith Autosport Ford Sierra RS500 28 United Kingdom Karl Jones A United Kingdom Vic Lee
Demon Tweeks BMW M3 30 United Kingdom James Kaye B
United Kingdom Barrie Williams
United Kingdom Alan Minshaw
Volkswagen Golf GTI 50 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw C United Kingdom John Brindley
John Maguire Racing BMW M3 31 United Kingdom John Clark B United Kingdom Andrew Jeffrey
43 United Kingdom Godfrey Hall B United Kingdom Lionel Abbott
BMW Team Finance BMW M3 32 United Kingdom James Weaver B United Kingdom Steve Soper
33 United Kingdom Frank Sytner B United Kingdom Will Hoy
Ian Forrest BMW M3 35 United Kingdom Ian Forrest B United Kingdom Bernard Hunter
Nettan Lindgren BMW M3 37 Sweden Nettan Lindgren B
BRR Motorsport BMW M3 44 United Kingdom John Llewellyn B United Kingdom Gerry Marshall
Team Eurotech Peugeot 309 GTi 53 United Kingdom Mike Jordan C United Kingdom Peter Tyson
John Morris Volkswagen Golf GTI 55 United Kingdom John Morris C United Kingdom Barrie Williams
Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v 56 United Kingdom John Cleland C United Kingdom Ian Flux
57 United Kingdom Jeremy Rossiter C
58 United Kingdom Louise Aitken-Walker C United Kingdom Vince Woodman
Monorep Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v 63 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi C
Phil Dowsett Toyota Corolla FX GT 70 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett D United Kingdom Mark Goddard
Rayscar
PG Tags Racing Honda Civic Si 75 United Kingdom Ray Armes D
Five Star Racing Toyota Corolla GT 77 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith D United Kingdom Barbara Cowell
United Kingdom Mark Goddard
Tony Dolley Toyota Corolla FX GT 81 United Kingdom Tony Dolley D
Les Liddiard Toyota Corolla FX GT 85 United Kingdom Les Liddiard D United Kingdom Steve King
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 88 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington D United Kingdom Chuck Nicholson
Icon Class
A Over 3000cc
B 2001–3000cc
C 1601–2000cc
D Under 1600cc

1Drove car illegally.

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 Oulton Park (International), Cheshire 24 March United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith
2 Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 9 April United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 1 May United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Tim Harvey United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Louise Aitken-Walker United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
4* Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 7 May United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Laurence Bristow Tiff Needell United Kingdom Frank Sytner Will Hoy United Kingdom John Cleland Ian Flux United Kingdom Phil Dowsett Mark Goddard
5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 29 May United Kingdom Dave Brodie United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Tony Crudgington
6 Silverstone Circuit (National), Northamptonshire 4 June United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom Louise Aitken-Walker United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
7 Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 16 July United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Ray Armes
8 Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 23 July United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Ray Armes
9 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 6 August United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Ray Armes
10 Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 20 August United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Phil Dowsett
11 Birmingham Superprix, Birmingham 28 August United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith
12 Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 17 September United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Robb Gravett United Kingdom Tim Harvey United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Ray Armes
13 Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 8 October United Kingdom Karl Jones United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom James Weaver United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Ray Armes
  • 1 hour endurance race.

Driver Standings/Results[edit]

Overall
DC
Class
Pos
Driver Class OUL SIL THR DON THR SIL SIL BRH SNE BRH BIR DON SIL Pts
1 1 United Kingdom John Cleland C 15 19 19 9 15 Ret 21 14 16 14 16 17 20 110
2 1 United Kingdom James Weaver B 6 13 8 11 8 13 13 9 12 7 11 12 10 109
3 1 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 78
4 2 United Kingdom Robb Gravett A 1 2 5 2 Ret 1 2 1 1 Ret 5 2 3 74
5 2 United Kingdom Louise Aitken-Walker C 20 15 12 16 19 22 15 17 15 17 18 Ret 72
6 2 United Kingdom Frank Sytner B 10 Ret 7 6 19 Ret 15 11 13 9 12 13 11 70
7 3 United Kingdom Tim Harvey A 2 16 1 3 2 2 4 Ret 3 2 1 2 56
8 1 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett D Ret 21 17 13 Ret 20 26 16 Ret 56
9 3 United Kingdom John Llewellyn B 14 24 26 7 13 16 19 12 15 19 14 15 14 37
10 2 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington D Ret 20 15 20 24 29 Ret 22 Ret 24 25 37
11 4 United Kingdom Ian Forrest B Ret 18 18 8 Ret 15 17 DNS 14 10 13 14 35
12 4 United Kingdom Laurence Bristow A NC 3 Ret 1 18 6 5 6 5 2 3 10 4 32
13 5 United Kingdom Godfrey Hall B 12 15 9 Ret 12 17 Ret DNS 15 13 31
14 3 United Kingdom Ray Armes D 25 17 19 Ret Ret 21 21 31
15 4 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith D 18 Ret DNS Ret 22 28 20 23 20 20 22 Ret 30
16 3 United Kingdom John Morris C Ret 16 Ret 17 21 Ret 20 19 Ret 23 27
17 4 United Kingdom Jeremy Rossiter C 23 16 18 Ret 18 19 22 26
18 5 United Kingdom Les Liddiard D 26 25 Ret DNS DNS 27 21 23 26 25
19 5 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw C Ret 22 24 16 Ret 22 24 19 21 Ret 22
20 6 United Kingdom Tony Dolley D 19 25 22 Ret 30 21 DNQ DNQ 27 22
21 5 United Kingdom Sean Walker A 5 NC 4 4 6 5 9 Ret 6 4 8 5 8 17
22 6 United Kingdom Mike Jordan C 16 23 21 14 Ret DNS 15
23 6 United Kingdom Mark Goddard D 13 23 15
24 6 United Kingdom Mike Newman A 4 8 3 Ret 3 Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 22 7 DNS 14
25 6 Sweden Nettan Lindgren B NC 17 18 13 20 17 Ret 12
26 7 United Kingdom John Clark B Ret Ret 14 Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret 15 12
27 7 United Kingdom Mike Smith A 7 10 10 Ret 5 4 10 3 Ret Ret 9 7 10
28 8 United Kingdom Tiff Needell A 1‡ 9
29 8 United Kingdom Will Hoy B 6 9
30 7 United Kingdom Ian Flux C 9 9
31 7 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi C 21 20 24 9
32 9 United Kingdom Guy Edwards A Ret 7 13 DSQ DNS DNP 3 4 Ret 7 6 8
33 10 United Kingdom Karl Jones A Ret 11 2 Ret 4 12 12 7 Ret Ret DNQ 8 9 7
34 11 United Kingdom David Sears A 3‡ 4 7
35 12 United Kingdom Graham Goode A Ret 4 DNS DNQ 10 Ret 6 Ret 11 6 9 6 Ret 6
36 13 United Kingdom Jeff Allam A 2‡ 6
37 9 United Kingdom Gerry Marshall B 7 6
38 8 United Kingdom Vince Woodman C 12 6
39 8 United Kingdom Chuck Nicholson D 15 6
40 14 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts A 8 6 Ret DNQ Ret 7 8 4 11 5 6
41 15 United Kingdom Jerry Mahony A 3 27 6 Ret Ret 9 11 8 9 8 10 Ret Ret 5
42 16 Australia Tomas Mezera A Ret DNS 3 Ret 4
43 10 United Kingdom Bernard Hunter B 8 4
44 9 United Kingdom Peter Tyson C 14 4
45 11 United Kingdom Steve Soper B 11 4
46 17 Netherlands Gerrit Van Kouwen A Ret 9 Ret 5 7 11 7 7 Ret 6 4
47 18 United Kingdom Damon Hill A 4‡ 3
48 10 United Kingdom John Brindley C 16 3
49 19 United Kingdom Will Hoy A 4 3
50 20 Belgium Pierre Dieudonné A 5‡ 2
51 12 United Kingdom James Kaye B 17 2
52 13 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw B DNQ 16 2
53 21 United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott A 10 1
54 14 United Kingdom Barrie Williams B 20 1
55 22 United Kingdom Graham Hathaway A 9 Ret DNS 13 Ret 0
56 23 United Kingdom Robin Donovan A Ret Ret 12 Ret 9 14 Ret 0
57 24 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien A 13 14 11 Ret Ret DNQ 14 10 10 12 DNQ Ret 12 0
58 25 United Kingdom Mark Rennison A Ret DNS 10 0
59 26 Sweden Kaj Bornebusch A 11 12 0
60 27 United Kingdom David Pinkney A DNQ Ret 23 Ret 11 Ret 16 Ret 0
61 28 United Kingdom Nick May A 21 Ret  ? DNQ 0
62 29 United Kingdom John Lepp A 27 0
United Kingdom Vic Lee A Ret‡ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Lionel Abbott B Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Mike Wilds A Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Dave Wallis A Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Andrew Jeffrey B Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Barrie Williams C Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Alistair Lyall A Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Graham Scarborough A Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Win Percy A Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Gary Ayles A Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Steve King D Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Barbara Cowell D Ret‡ 0
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries A DSQ‡ 0
United Kingdom Andrew Hepworth A  ? 0
United Kingdom Jon Dooley A  ? 0
United Kingdom David Leslie A DNQ‡ 0
United Kingdom Dave Brodie A DNA 5 DSQ 10 DSQ 8 DNS 8 11 NC Ret -37
Overall
DC
Class
Pos
Driver Class OUL SIL 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).

‡ Endurance driver.

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car Class Points
1 United Kingdom John Cleland Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V C 110
2 United Kingdom James Weaver BMW M3 B 109
3 United Kingdom Robb Gravett Ford Sierra RS500 A 79
4 United Kingdom Louise Aitken-Walker Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V C 72
5 United Kingdom Frank Sytner BMW M3 B 70
6 United Kingdom Tim Harvey Ford Sierra RS500 A 60
7 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett Toyota Corolla FX GT D 56
8 United Kingdom John Llewellyn BMW M3 B 37
8 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT D 37
10 United Kingdom Ian Forrest BMW M3 B 35
11 United Kingdom Laurence Bristow Ford Sierra RS500 A 34
12 United Kingdom Godfrey Hall BMW M3 B 31
12 United Kingdom Ray Armes Honda Civic Si D 31
14 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith Toyota Corolla GT D 30
15 United Kingdom John Morris Volkswagen Golf GTI C 27
16 United Kingdom Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS500 A 26
16 United Kingdom Jeremy Rossiter Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V C 26
18 United Kingdom Les Liddiard Toyota Corolla FX GT D 25
19 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw Volkswagen Golf GTI C 22
19 United Kingdom Tony Dolley Toyota Corolla FX GT D 22
21 United Kingdom Sean Walker Ford Sierra RS500 A 17
22 United Kingdom Mike Jordan Peugeot 309 GTI C 16
22 United Kingdom Mike Newman Ford Sierra RS500 A 16
24 United Kingdom Mark Goddard Toyota Corolla FX GT D 15
25 United Kingdom John Clark BMW M3 B 12
25 United Kingdom Mike Smith Ford Sierra RS500 A 12
25 Sweden Nettan Lindgren BMW M3 B 12
28 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Ford Sierra RS500 A 11
29 United Kingdom Karl Jones Ford Sierra RS500 A 10
30 United Kingdom Ian Flux Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V C 9
30 United Kingdom Tiff Needell Ford Sierra RS500 A 9
30 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V C 9
30 United Kingdom Will Hoy BMW M3 B 9
34 United Kingdom David Sears Ford Sierra RS500 A 7
34 United Kingdom Graham Goode Ford Sierra RS500 A 7
36 United Kingdom Vince Woodman Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V C 6
36 United Kingdom Jeff Allam Ford Sierra RS500 A 6
36 United Kingdom Gerry Marshall BMW M3 B 6
36 United Kingdom Chuck Nicholson Toyota Corolla GT D 6
36 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts Ford Sierra RS500 A 6
41 United Kingdom Jerry Mahony Ford Sierra RS500 A 5
42 Australia Tomas Mezera Ford Sierra RS500 A 4
42 United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW M3 B 4
42 United Kingdom Peter Tyson Peugeot 309 GTI C 4
42 Netherlands Gerrit Van Kouwen Ford Sierra RS500 A 4
42 United Kingdom Bernard Hunter BMW M3 B 4
47 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ford Sierra RS500 A 3
47 United Kingdom John Brindley Volkswagen Golf GTI C 3
47 United Kingdom Will Hoy Ford Sierra RS500 A 3
50 Belgium Pierre Dieudonné Ford Sierra RS500 A 2
50 United Kingdom James Kaye BMW M3 B 2
50 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw BMW M3 B 2

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