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
Pos
Driver OUL
England
SIL
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 3000cc)
3 England Andy Rouse Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 78
4 England Robb Gravett 1 2 5 2 Ret 1 2 1 1 Ret 5 2 3 74
7 England Tim Harvey 2 16 1 3 2 2 4 Ret 3 2 1 2 56
12 England Laurence Bristow NC 3 Ret 1 18 6 5 6 5 2 3 10 4 32
21 England Sean Walker 5 NC 4 4 6 5 9 Ret 6 4 8 5 8 17
24 England Mike Newman 4 8 3 Ret 3 Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 22 7 DNS 14
27 England Mike Smith 7 10 10 Ret 5 4 10 3 Ret Ret 9 7 10
28 England Tiff Needell 1‡ 9
32 England Guy Edwards Ret 7 13 DSQ DNS DNP 3 4 Ret 7 6 8
33 Wales Karl Jones Ret 11 2 Ret 4 12 12 7 Ret Ret DNQ 8 9 7
34 England David Sears 3‡ 4 7
35 England Graham Goode Ret 4 DNS DNQ 10 Ret 6 Ret 11 6 9 6 Ret 6
36 England Jeff Allam 2‡ 6
40 England Chris Hodgetts 8 6 Ret DNQ Ret 7 8 4 11 5 6
41 England Jerry Mahony 3 27 6 Ret Ret 9 11 8 9 8 10 Ret Ret 5
42 Australia Tomas Mezera Ret DNS 3 Ret 4
45 Netherlands Gerrit Van Kouwen Ret 9 Ret 5 7 11 7 7 Ret 6 4
47 England Damon Hill 4‡ 3
49 England Will Hoy 4 3
50 Belgium Pierre Dieudonné 5‡ 2
53 England Andrew Gilbert-Scott 10‡ 1
55 England Graham Hathaway 9 Ret DNS 13 Ret 0
56 England Robin Donovan Ret Ret 12 Ret 9 14 Ret 0
57 England Mike O'Brien 13 14 11 Ret Ret DNQ 14 10 10 12 DNQ Ret 12 0
58 England Mark Rennison Ret DNS 10 0
59 Sweden Kaj Bornebusch 11 12 0
60 England David Pinkney DNQ Ret 23 Ret 11 Ret 16 Ret 0
61 England Nick May 21 Ret  ? DNQ 0
62 England John Lepp 27 0
England Vic Lee Ret‡ DNQ 0
Scotland Johnny Dumfries DSQ‡ 0
England Win Percy Ret‡ 0
England Mike Wilds Ret‡ 0
England Mike Wallis Ret‡ 0
Scotland Alistair Lyall Ret‡ 0
England Graham Scarborough Ret‡ 0
England Gary Ayles Ret‡ 0
England Andrew Hepworth DNS 0
England Jon Dooley DNS 0
Scotland David Leslie DNQ‡ 0
England Dave Brodie DNA 5 DSQ 10 14 8 DNS 8 11 NC Ret -37
Class B (2001 – 3000cc)
2 England James Weaver 6 13 8 11 8 13 13 9 12 7 11 12 10 109
6 England Frank Sytner 10 Ret 7 6 19 Ret 15 11 13 9 12 13 11 70
9 England John Llewellyn 14 24 26 7 13 16 19 12 15 19 14 15 14 37
11 Scotland Ian Forrest Ret 18 18 8 Ret 15 17 DNS 14 10 13 14 35
13 England Godfrey Hall 12 15 9 Ret 12 17 Ret DNS 15 13 31
25 Sweden Nettan Lindgren NC 17 18 13 20 17 Ret 12
26 Scotland John Clark Ret Ret 14 Ret 18 Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 12
43 England Will Hoy 6‡ 9
38 England Gerry Marshall 7‡ 6
43 England Steve Soper 11 4
46 Scotland Bernard Hunter 8‡ 4
51 England James Kaye 17 2
52 England Alan Minshaw DNQ 16 2
54 England Barrie Williams 20 1
England Lionel Abbott Ret‡ 0
Scotland Andrew Jeffrey Ret‡ 0
Class C (1601 – 2000cc)
1 Scotland John Cleland 15 19 19 9 15 Ret 21 14 16 14 16 17 20 110
5 Scotland Louise Aitken-Walker 20 15 12 16 19 22 15 17 15 17 18 Ret 72
16 England John Morris Ret 16 Ret 17 21 Ret 20 19 Ret 23 27
17 England Jeremy Rossiter 23 16 18 Ret 18 19 22 26
19 England Alan Minshaw Ret 22 24 16 Ret 22 24 19 21 Ret 22
22 England Mike Jordan 16 23 21 14 Ret DNS 15
30 England Ian Flux 9‡ 9
31 England Tony Lanfranchi 21 20 24 9
37 England Vince Woodman 12‡ 6
44 England Peter Tyson 14‡ 4
48 England John Brindley 16‡ 3
England Barrie Williams Ret‡ 0
Class D (Under 1600cc)
8 England Phil Dowsett Ret 21 17 13 Ret 20 26 16 Ret 56
10 England Tony Crudgington Ret 20 15 20 24 29 Ret 22 Ret 24 25 37
14 England Ray Armes 25 17 19 Ret Ret 21 21 31
15 England Geoff Kimber-Smith 18 Ret DNS Ret 22 28 20 23 20 20 22 Ret 30
18 England Les Liddiard 26 25 Ret DNS DNS 27 21 23 26 25
20 England Tony Dolley 19 25 22 Ret 30 21 DNQ DNQ 27 22
23 England Mark Goddard 13‡ 23 15
39 England Chuck Nicholson 15‡ 6
England Steve King Ret‡ 0
England Barbara Cowell Ret‡ 0
Overall
Pos
Driver OUL
England
SIL
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).

‡ 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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