1987 British Touring Car Championship season

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1987 British Touring Car Championship
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The 1987 Dunlop RAC British Touring Car Championship, was the 30th season of the championship. The series, previously the British Saloon Car Championship, had a new name and new sponsor. Chris Hodgetts successfully defended his drivers title with his class D Toyota Corolla.[1][2]

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds Endurance Drivers
ICS plc Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 1 United Kingdom Andy Rouse A 1, 4–5, 7
Ford Sierra RS500 A 11
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth United Kingdom Win Percy A 6
2 United Kingdom Pete Hall A 1–9 United Kingdom Andy Rouse
Ford Sierra RS500 A 10–12
Graham Scarborough Rover Vitesse 3 United Kingdom Graham Scarborough A All United Kingdom Lionel Abbott
Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse 4 United Kingdom Dennis Leech A 1, 3–12 United Kingdom Karl Jones
R.A. Potter Rover Vitesse 5 United Kingdom David Carvell A All United Kingdom Jeff Allam
Listerine Racing Team Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 6 United Kingdom Graham Goode A 1–8 United Kingdom Win Percy
Ford Sierra RS500 A 9–10
Alan Docking Racing Holden Commodore VK SS Group A 7 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien A 2–8, 10–12 Australia Gary Brabham
John Maguire Racing Rover Vitesse 8 United Kingdom Tim Harvey A All United Kingdom David Leslie
BBW Turbosport Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 9 United Kingdom Dave Brodie A 6
United Kingdom Chris Aylett 12
Newman's Footwear BMW 635CSi 10 United Kingdom Mike Newman A 2–6, 8–11 United Kingdom Rob Speak
Brian Chatfield Rover Vitesse 14 United Kingdom Brian Chatfield A 6–8
Abbott Racing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 15 United Kingdom Mike Smith A 6
Graham Hathaway Racing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 16 United Kingdom Robb Gravett A 6
Roger Dowson Engineering Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 18 United Kingdom Jerry Mahony A 6–7
TCCS Racing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 19 United Kingdom Dave Morgan A 6
Asquith Autosport Ford Escort RS Turbo 22 United Kingdom Karl Jones B 6–7, 11–12
Alfa Romeo Dealer Team Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo 30 United Kingdom Rob Kirby B 2–5
Alfa Romeo 75 B 6–7
Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo 31 United Kingdom Jon Dooley B All United Kingdom Rob Kirby
Kevin Eaton Nissan Bluebird Turbo 32 United Kingdom Kevin Eaton B 1, 6, 9, 11–12
Prodrive BMW M3 33 United Kingdom Frank Sytner B 6–7, 9–11 United Kingdom Mike Smith
Terry Drury Racing Ford Escort RS Turbo 38 United Kingdom Mark Hales1 B 1–11 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett1
United Kingdom Graham Hathaway 12
39 United Kingdom Lionel Wiffen B 8–12 United Kingdom Graham Hathaway1
United Kingdom Mark Hales
Demon Tweeks Volkswagen Golf GTI 42 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw C 6–7, 9–11 United Kingdom Vic Lee
Roger Saunders Renault 5 GT Turbo 45 United Kingdom Roger Saunders C All United Kingdom Holman 'Les' Blackburn
Paul Harmer Vauxhall Astra GTE 48 United Kingdom Paul Harmer C 6–7
Colin Pearcy MG Metro Turbo 55 United Kingdom Colin Pearcy C 1, 6–12 United Kingdom Paul Taft
Alex Postan Renault 5 GT Turbo 58 United Kingdom Alex Postan C 6
Tony Crudgington Toyota Corolla GT 63 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington D 1, 4–6, 12
Chris Hodgetts Motor Sport Toyota Corolla GT 66 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts D 1–11 United Kingdom Tiff Needell
United Kingdom Mark Hales 12
67 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw†2 D 1–2 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
United Kingdom Chuck Nicholson 2
United Kingdom Will Hoy 6
United Kingdom Tiff Needell 10
69 United Kingdom Paul Longfield D 1, 3
United Kingdom Alex Moss 2, 7
United Kingdom Tony Dron 9
TOM's GB Toyota Corolla FX GT 70 United Kingdom Tiff Needell D 6, 11–12
North Essex Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i 74 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett D 4–6, 9, 12
United Kingdom Patrick Watts 8
United Kingdom Keith Norman 11
AGK Motorsport Toyota Corolla GT 77 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith D 1, 3–12 United Kingdom Gerry Marshall
Unknown Mitsubishi Starion  ? United Kingdom Graham Rose A 1
Griffin Motorsport Rover Vitesse  ? United Kingdom Bill Griffin A 4–5
API Motorsport Ford Sierra RS Cosworth  ? Australia Rex Muldoon A 12
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom David Grimshaw C 3, 6
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom David Gibson C 4
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom David Martell C 4
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom Niki Phillips C 6
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom Anthony Pownall C 6
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom Les Germain C 6–7
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom Peter Gottlieb C 7
Unknown Renault 5 GT Turbo  ? United Kingdom David Kay C 11
Alan Gaunt Ford Escort RS1600i  ? United Kingdom Richard Belcher D 11
United Kingdom Mark Goddard 12
Icon Class
A Over 2500cc
B 2001–2500cc
C 1601–2000cc
D Under 1600cc

Not eligible for points.
1Practice only at round 10.
2Practice & qualifying only at round 2.

Calendar and results[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom. Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 12 April United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Mark Hales United Kingdom Colin Pearcy United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
2 Oulton Park, Cheshire 17 April United Kingdom Tim Harvey United Kingdom Mark Hales United Kingdom Roger Saunders United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 20 April United Kingdom Dennis Leech United Kingdom Mark Hales United Kingdom Roger Saunders United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
4 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 25 May United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Mark Hales United Kingdom Roger Saunders United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith
5 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 7 June United Kingdom Tim Harvey United Kingdom Mark Hales United Kingdom Roger Saunders United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
6 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 12 July United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Roger Saunders United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
7 Brands Hatch, Kent 26 July United Kingdom Tim Harvey United Kingdom Jon Dooley United Kingdom Colin Pearcy United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
8 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 2 August United Kingdom Mike O'Brien United Kingdom Jon Dooley United Kingdom Colin Pearcy United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
9 Donington Park, Leicestershire 16 August United Kingdom Graham Goode United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Colin Pearcy United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
10* Oulton Park, Cheshire 22 August United Kingdom Mike Newman
United Kingdom Rob Speak
United Kingdom Lionel Wiffen
United Kingdom Mark Hales
United Kingdom Alan Minshaw
United Kingdom Vic Lee
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
United Kingdom Tiff Needell
11 Donington Park, Leicestershire 20 September United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Frank Sytner United Kingdom Colin Pearcy United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
12 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 6 October United Kingdom Pete Hall United Kingdom Graham Hathaway United Kingdom Colin Pearcy United Kingdom Mark Hales
  • 30 lap endurance race.

Driver Standings/Results[edit]

Overall
Pos
Driver SIL OUL THU THU SIL SIL BHGP SNE DON OUL DON SIL Pts
Class A (Over 2500cc)
4 United Kingdom Tim Harvey Ret 1 Ret 2 1 5 1 Ret Ret NC 4 3 45
6 United Kingdom Dennis Leech 2 1 4 2 7 2 4 3 6 16 Ret 44
8 United Kingdom Andy Rouse 1 1 Ret 3 Ret 1 35
9 United Kingdom Graham Goode 5 2 2 Ret 3 4 Ret 5 2 Ret 34
9 United Kingdom David Carvell 3 6 3 3 4 Ret Ret 2 Ret 2 DNS 2 34
12 United Kingdom Pete Hall 4 5 6 10 6 6 4 3 4 Ret Ret 1 31
14 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien Ret 4 5 Ret 8 5 1 Ret 3 4 27
15 United Kingdom Mike Newman 3 7 6 5 10 6 6 1 6 21
17 United Kingdom Graham Scarborough 6 4 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret 5 4 5 5 16
22 United Kingdom Win Percy 1 Ret‡ 10
25 United Kingdom Jeff Allam 2 7
26 United Kingdom Dave Brodie 2 6
32 United Kingdom Brian Chatfield 11 6 Ret 1
32 Australia Rex Muldoon 6 1
35 United Kingdom Bill Griffin Ret 7 0
 – United Kingdom David Leslie NC‡ 0
 – United Kingdom Jerry Mahony Ret Ret 0
 – United Kingdom Robb Gravett Ret 0
 – United Kingdom Dave Morgan Ret 0
 – United Kingdom Mike Smith Ret 0
 – Australia Gary Brabham Ret‡ 0
 – United Kingdom Chris Aylett Ret 0
 – United Kingdom Graham Rose DNS 0
 – United Kingdom Rob Speak 1‡ 0†
 – United Kingdom Lionel Abbott 4‡ 0†
 – United Kingdom Karl Jones 6‡ 0†
Class B (2001 – 2500cc)
2 United Kingdom Mark Hales 7 7 8 9 8 Ret 14 Ret 10 PO/7 9 51
3 United Kingdom Jon Dooley 9 12 12 DNS Ret 18 9 9 8 8 15 8 47
11 United Kingdom Frank Sytner 3 Ret 1 Ret 2 32
19 United Kingdom Lionel Wiffen 11 Ret 7 DNS 11 14
21 United Kingdom Kevin Eaton Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 12
22 United Kingdom Rob Kirby DNA Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 Ret 8‡ 10
26 United Kingdom Karl Jones Ret DSQ Ret 10 6
 – United Kingdom Mike Smith Ret‡ 0
 – United Kingdom Phil Dowsett PO‡ 0
 – United Kingdom Graham Hathaway PO‡ 7 0†
Class C (1601 – 2000cc)
7 United Kingdom Colin Pearcy 11 20 11 12 12 DNS 14 12 43
13 United Kingdom Roger Saunders WD 11 11 13 12 17 13 DNS 14 11 Ret Ret 28
19 United Kingdom Alan Minshaw 22 12 Ret 10 Ret 14
28 United Kingdom Alex Postan 23 3
28 United Kingdom Peter Gotlieb 15 3
30 United Kingdom Paul Harmer 28 16 2
30 United Kingdom David Grimshaw DSQ 24 2
32 United Kingdom Niki Phillips 25 1
35 United Kingdom Les Germain 26 Ret 0
35 United Kingdom Anthony Pownall 27 0
 – United Kingdom David Kay Ret 0
 – United Kingdom Paul Taft DNS‡ 0
 – United Kingdom David Gibson WD 0
 – United Kingdom David Martell WD 0
 – United Kingdom Vic Lee 10‡ 0†
 – United Kingdom Les Blackburn 11‡ 0†
Class D (Under 1600cc)
1 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts 8 8 5 11 9 12 7 7 9 3/5 8 84
4 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith Ret 9 8 10 13 8 8 11 9 11 Ret 45
16 United Kingdom Phil Dowsett 14 11 19 15 14 19
18 United Kingdom Tiff Needell 16 5/3 10 Ret 15
24 United Kingdom Tony Crudgington DNS 12 13 21 Ret 9
 – United Kingdom Mark Hales 9 0†
 – United Kingdom Chuck Nicholson 9 0†
 – United Kingdom Gerry Marshall 9‡ 0†
 – United Kingdom Alan Minshaw 10 PO 0†
 – United Kingdom Alex Moss 10 10 0†
 – United Kingdom Paul Longfield 12 10 0†
 – United Kingdom Patrick Watts 10 0†
 – United Kingdom Richard Belcher 12 0†
 – United Kingdom Tony Dron 13 0†
 – United Kingdom Keith Norman 13 0†
 – United Kingdom Mark Goddard 13 0†
 – United Kingdom Will Hoy 14 0†
Overall
Pos
Driver SIL OUL THU THU SIL SIL BHGP SNE DON OUL DON SIL Pts

† Not eligible for points

‡ Endurance driver

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car Class Points
1 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts Toyota Corolla GT D 84
2 United Kingdom Mark Hales Ford Escort RS Turbo B 51
3 United Kingdom Jon Dooley Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo B 47
4 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith Toyota Corolla GT D 45
4 United Kingdom Tim Harvey Rover Vitesse A 45
6 United Kingdom Dennis Leech Rover Vitesse A 44
7 United Kingdom Colin Pearcy MG Metro Turbo C 43
8 United Kingdom Andy Rouse Ford RS Cosworth A 35
9 United Kingdom Graham Goode Ford RS Cosworth A 34
9 United Kingdom David Carvell Rover Vitesse A 34
11 United Kingdom Frank Sytner BMW M3 B 32
12 United Kingdom Pete Hall Ford RS Cosworth A 31
13 United Kingdom Roger Saunders Renault 5GT Turbo C 28
14 United Kingdom Mike O'Brien Holden Commodore A 27

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