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 England Andy Rouse A England Win Percy
10 England Guy Edwards A Scotland Johnny Dumfries
England Win Percy1
England David Sears
Arquati Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 2 England Jerry Mahony A England Gary Ayles
Listerine Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 3 England Mike Newman A Scotland Alistair Lyall
4 England Graham Goode A Scotland Alistair Lyall
FAI Auto Parts Ford Sierra RS500 5 England Sean Walker A England Damon Hill
Labatt's Team Ford Sierra RS500 6 England Laurence Bristow A England Tiff Needell
7 England Tim Harvey A England David Sears
Australia Tomas Mezera
Mark Rennison Ford Sierra RS500 9 England Mark Rennison A
Graham Hathaway Racing Ford Sierra RS500 14 England Graham Hathaway A England Dave Wallis
Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 15 England Chris Hodgetts A Scotland David Leslie
Terry Drury Racing Ford Sierra RS500 16 England Dave Pinkney A England Graham Scarborough
England Jon Dooley
17 England Mike O'Brien A
18 England Robin Donovan A England Mike O'Brien
England Andrew Hepworth
Brodie-Brittain Racing Ford Sierra RS500 19 England Dave Brodie A England Andrew Gilbert-Scott
Trakstar Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 20 England Mike Smith A England Mike Wilds
England Will Hoy
21 England Robb Gravett A England 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
England Chris Hodgetts
Australia Tomas Mezera
Trident Motorsport Maserati Biturbo 26 A
England Nick May
England John Lepp
England Vic Lee
Asquith Autosport Ford Sierra RS500 28 Wales Karl Jones A England Vic Lee
Demon Tweeks BMW M3 30 England James Kaye B
England Barrie Williams
England Alan Minshaw
Volkswagen Golf GTI 50 England Alan Minshaw C England John Brindley
John Maguire Racing BMW M3 31 Scotland John Clark B Scotland Andrew Jeffrey
43 England Godfrey Hall B England Lionel Abbott
BMW Team Finance BMW M3 32 England James Weaver B England Steve Soper
33 England Frank Sytner B England Will Hoy
Ian Forrest BMW M3 35 Scotland Ian Forrest B Scotland Bernard Hunter
Nettan Lindgren BMW M3 37 Sweden Nettan Lindgren B
BRR Motorsport BMW M3 44 England John Llewellyn B England Gerry Marshall
Team Eurotech Peugeot 309 GTi 53 England Mike Jordan C England Peter Tyson
John Morris Volkswagen Golf GTI 55 England John Morris C England Barrie Williams
Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v 56 Scotland John Cleland C England Ian Flux
57 England Jeremy Rossiter C
58 Scotland Louise Aitken-Walker C England Vince Woodman
Monorep Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v 63 England Tony Lanfranchi C
Phil Dowsett Toyota Corolla FX GT 70 England Phil Dowsett D England Mark Goddard
Rayscar
PG Tags Racing Honda Civic Si 75 England Ray Armes D
Five Star Racing Toyota Corolla GT 77 England Geoff Kimber-Smith D England Barbara Cowell
England Mark Goddard
Tony Dolley Toyota Corolla FX GT 81 England Tony Dolley D
Les Liddiard Toyota Corolla FX GT 85 England Les Liddiard D England Steve King
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 88 England Tony Crudgington D England Chuck Nicholson
Icon Class
A Over 3000cc
B 2001–3000cc
C 1601–2000cc
D Under 1600cc

1Drove car illegally.

Calendar[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

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

Driver Standings/Results[edit]

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

‡ Endurance driver.

Championship results[edit]

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

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