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.

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.

Classes

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

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

Results

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

Statistics

  • 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 also

1987 Australian Touring Car season

References

  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 reading

  • Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1987/88

External links


World Touring Car Championship
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1987 Bathurst 1000
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1987 Wellington 500