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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 & DriversEdit

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

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

Driver Standings/ResultsEdit

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

‡ Endurance driver

Championship resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-12-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Official 1987 BTCC standings
  2. ^ http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120494

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