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1987 Bob Jane T-Marts 500

The 1987 Bob Jane T-Marts 500 was the ninth round of the 1987 World Touring Car Championship.[1] The race, which was open to Group A Touring Cars,[2] was held on 11 October 1987 at Calder Park Raceway in outer Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [2] on the rarely used combined circuit which incorporated both the recently redeveloped (1986) road course and the newly completed, high banked (24°) NASCAR-style “Thunderdome” oval.

Australia 1987 Bob Jane T-Marts 500
Race details
Calder Park (Australia) track map--Combined road and Thunderdome (oval) course.svg
Date11 October, 1987
LocationMelbourne, Australia
CourseCalder Park Raceway
4.216 kilometres (2.620 mi)
Laps 120
Pole position
Driver Germany Klaus Ludwig Eggenberger Motorsport
Time 1.42.92
Podium
First United Kingdom Steve Soper
Belgium Pierre Dieudonné
Eggenberger Motorsport
Second Italy Emanuele Pirro
Italy Roberto Ravaglia
BMW Motorsport
Third Germany Markus Oestreich
Austria Roland Ratzenberger
BMW Motorsport
Fastest Lap
Driver Australia Andrew Miedecke Oxo Supercube Motorsport
Time 1:45.03

The combined oval/road course was 4.216 km (2.620 mi) long and the race was run over 120 laps.

The race was won by Steve Soper and Pierre Dieudonné driving a Ford Sierra RS500 for Eggenberger Motorsport. Both Klaus Ludwig's pole time of 1:42.92 and Andrew Miedecke's fastest race lap of 1:45.03 in their respective Ford Sierra RS500's were faster than the pole time set in the only other Group A Touring Car race held on the combined oval/road course, the Yokohama/Bob Jane T-Marts 300 held two months previously on 9 August.

ClassesEdit

Cars competed in three classes based on engine capacity.[3]

  • Class A: Over 2500cc
  • Class B: 1601-2500cc
  • Class C: Up to 1600cc

ResultsEdit

Pos [4] Class [3] No Entrant Drivers [2][4] Car Laps [4] Qual
Pos [4]
Series
Points
1 A 6   Eggenberger Motorsport[5]   Steve Soper
  Pierre Dieudonné
Ford Sierra RS500 120 2 40
2 B 46   BMW Motorsport / Schnitzer BMW [5]   Emanuele Pirro
  Roberto Ravaglia
BMW M3 120 9 35
3 B 40   BMW Motorsport / Schnitzer BMW [5]   Markus Oestreich
  Roland Ratzenberger
BMW M3 120 16 27
4 B 42   BMW Motorsport / CiBiEmme [5]   Johnny Cecotto
  Gianfranco Brancatelli
BMW M3 119 7 22
5 A 15   Peter Jackson Nissan Racing [5]   Glenn Seton
  George Fury
Nissan Skyline RS DR30 119 11
6 A 11   Perkins Engineering [5]   Larry Perkins
  Denny Hulme
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 118 6
7 B 47   BMW Motorsport / Schnitzer BMW [5]   Anette Meeuvissen
  Mercedes Stermitz
BMW M3 117 18
8 A 05   HDT Racing [5]   Peter Brock
  David Parsons
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 116 8
9 A 16   Mitsubishi Ralliart [5]   Gary Scott
  Akihiko Nakaya
Mitsubishi Starion 115 14
10 A 26   Kalari Transport [5]   Tony Noske
  Gary Rush
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 114 25
11 A 10   HDT Racing [5]   Peter McLeod
  Neil Crompton
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 114 19
12 A 7   Eggenberger Motorsport[5]   Klaus Ludwig
  Klaus Niedzwiedz
Ford Sierra RS500 113 1 23
13 A 18   Shell Ultra Racing Team   Charlie O'Brien
  Neville Crichton
  Dick Johnson
Ford Sierra RS500 113 12
14 A 23   Jagparts Racing [5]   Alf Grant
  Gerald Kay
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 108 28
15 A 22   Lusty Engineering [5]   Graham Lusty
  John Lusty
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 107 26
16 C 100   Alfa Romeo [5]   Giorgio Francia
  Daniele Toffoli
Alfa Romeo 33 100 32 26
17 A 14   Netcomm Racing [5]   Murray Carter
  Steve Masterton
Nissan Skyline RS DR30 94 17
DNF A 31   Warren Cullen [2]   Warren Cullen
  Gary Sprague
  Gary Cooke
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 104 20
DNF A 27   Ray Gulson [2]   Ray Gulson
  Graham Gulson
BMW 635 CSi 99 29
DNF A 2   Bob Jane T-Marts [2]   Allan Grice
  Win Percy
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 81 10
DNF B 44   JPS Team BMW [2]   Jim Richards
  Tony Longhurst
BMW M3 73 13
DNF B 43   Bigazzi [2]   Winni Vogt
  Altfrid Heger
BMW M3 70 15
DNF C 91   Toyota Team Australia[2]   John Faulkner
  Drew Price
Toyota Corolla GT 67 31
DNF A 35   Oxo Supercube Motorsport [2]   Andrew Miedecke
  Don Smith
Ford Sierra RS500 58 3
DNF A 29   Yellow Pages   Barry Jones
  Tony Mulvihill
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 46 27
DNF B 62   Schwaben Motorsport [2]   Thomas von Löwis of Menar
  Leopold von Bayern
BMW M3 44 23
DNF A 24   Keiran Wills   Keiran Wills
  Philip Henley
Nissan Skyline RS DR30 42 21
DNF A 17   Shell Ultra Racing Team [5]   Dick Johnson
  Gregg Hansford
Ford Sierra RS500 25 4
DNF A 9   Allan Moffat Enterprises [2]   Andy Rouse
  Allan Moffat
  Thierry Tassin
Ford Sierra RS500 21 5
DNF A 4   Pro Team Italia / Imberti [2]   Marco Gunella
  Nicola Tesini
  Stefano Livio
Maserati Biturbo 18 30
DNF A 1   Pro Team Italia / Imberti [2]   Armin Hahne
  Kevin Bartlett
Maserati Biturbo 17 22
DNF A 3   Russell Lanyon [3]   Mike Freeman
  Bruce Williams
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 17 24

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #7 Klaus Ludwig - 1.42.92 [6]
  • Fastest Lap - #35 Andrew Miedecke - 1:45.03 [2]
  • Average Speed – 139.916 km/h [2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christopher de Fraga, Sierra’s winning run continues at Calder, The Age, Monday, 12 October 1987, page 35
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "www.touringcarracing.net". Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.
  3. ^ a b c Australian Auto Action, 23 October 1987, pages 12-13
  4. ^ a b c d Australian Auto Action, 23 October 1987, page 22
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Racing Car News, November 1987, page 75
  6. ^ Australian Auto Action, 23 October 1987, page 14

Further readingEdit

  • Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1987/88

External linksEdit