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Australian Grand Prix

Calder, 13 Nov 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4/83 [348] - Ford BDD
#19 Goold Motorsport
100 1h 07m 25.92s
2 John Smith Ralt RT4/81 [264] - Ford BDD
#71 J. Smith (see note 1)
100
3 Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD
#15 Melbourne International Raceway
(see note 2)
100
4 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
#5 Melbourne International Raceway
(see note 3)
100
5 Alan Jones Ralt RT4/82 [276] - Ford BDD Jennings
#27 Goold Motorsport (see note 4)
100
6 Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4/83 [353] - Ford BDD
#3 C. O'Brien
98
7 Paul Radisich Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD
#9 Watson Motor Racing
97
8 Josele Garza Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD
#8? Graham Watson Motor Racing (see note 5)
97
9 Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
#25 P. Macrow
97
10 David Oxton Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD
#14 Re-Car Racing
97
11 Allen Berg Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD
#10 Graeme Lawrence Racing
97
12 Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G
#7 P. Williamson (see note 6)
97
13 John Bowe Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
#4 Chris Leach Enterprises (see note 7)
95
14 Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD
#78 SPECO Thomas
95
15 Bob Creasy Ralt RT4/82 [279] - Ford BDD
#16 R.W. Creasy
91
16 Ian Bland Kaditcha FM83 [A] - Ford BDD
#68 Kaditcha Racing Team
77
R Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/82 [273] - Ford BDD
#22 Steve Webb (see note 8)
84 Fuel pickup
R Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#2 A. Miedecke (see note 9)
64 Rotor
R Brett Fisher Liston BF1 - Ford BDD
#13 P. Liston
51 Half shaft
R Brett Riley Dart 83M [003] - Ford BDD
#17 Dart Racing
33 Gear linkage
R Phillip Revell Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
#64 A. Revell (see note 10)
27 Gear selection
R Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD
#1 Porsche Cars Aust Pty Ltd
25 Differential
R Doug McArthur Ralt RT4/82 [280] - Ford BDD
#12 D.M. McArthur
0 Half shaft
DNS Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford
#74 C. Hocking
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
#20 Garvin Brown Racing
Did not start
(Accident )
DNA Hubert Phipps Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
  Richard Davison Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#6 Clive Millis Motors
On entry list
  TBA Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#8 Watson Motor Racing
On entry list
  Ken Smith Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#11 K. Smith
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Roberto Moreno (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [348] - Ford BDD 0.39.49
2 Alfredo Costanzo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD 0.39.65
3 John Smith (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [264] - Ford BDD 0.39.90
4 Alan Jones (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [276] - Ford BDD Jennings 0.39.90
5 Paul Radisich (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD 0.39.97
6 Jacques Laffite (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD 0.40.07
7 Allen Berg (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD 0.40.07
8 Geoff Brabham (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD 0.40.13
9 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD 0.40.20
10 John Bowe (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 0.40.23
11 Andrew Miedecke (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 0.40.52
12 Doug McArthur (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [280] - Ford BDD 0.40.67
13 Peter Hopwood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [273] - Ford BDD 0.40.67
14 Josele Garza (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD 0.40.71
15 Brett Riley (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Dart 83M [003] - Ford BDD 0.40.86
16 David Oxton (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD 0.40.87
17 Peter Williamson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G 0.41.00
18 Chris Hocking * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford 0.41.36
19 Phillip Revell (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 0.41.37
20 Charlie O'Brien (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [353] - Ford BDD 0.41.77
21 Brian Sampson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD 0.41.90
22 Ian Bland (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Kaditcha FM83 [A] - Ford BDD 0.42.04
23 Brett Fisher (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Liston BF1 - Ford BDD 0.42.42
24 Bob Creasy (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [279] - Ford BDD 0.42.76
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [264] (John Smith): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Smith without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/122; gearbox: FT1475; fuel cell: JM36405 4/81]. The car of John Smith: chassis number given for Smith's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Retained by Smith for the 1982 Gold Star season, but very badly damaged in testing before the Adelaide round. [A/S 15 Jul 82 p49; AMSYB-82 p152]. The car was rebuilt around a new Ralt tub. Chassis number given by AMSYB for Smith's car at 1982 AGP so presumably kept the plate.
  2. Ralt RT4/81 [263] (Jacques Laffite): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/119; Gearbox FT1480; Fuel cell: JM36736 6/81] Chassis number given in NZMA report for the car of Alan Jones at the 1981 Australian G.P, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. A note in A/S concerning Bruce Allison's entry at the Australian Gold Star Round at Calder [1 Aug 82] says that Allison used 'the car run by Jones at the Australian GP' at that race. Chassis number given for Alain Prost's car at the 1982 AGP.
  3. Ralt RT4/81 [258] (Geoff Brabham): Ralt sales record says sold to Bruce Allison, without delivery date. [Tub no: EDA002, a unique style of number in the record; gearbox: FT1426; fuel cell: JM34731 12/80]. Chassis number given for Allison's car at Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3] and presumed to be Allison's car in the 1981 Australian and South East Asian races. Chassis number given for Allison's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Sold to Richard Davison for 1982 Australian season - Davison's car at the Calder race of 28 Feb 82 is described in NZMA as 'ex Allison'. Chassis number given for Davison's car at the 1982 AGP.
  4. Ralt RT4/82 [276] (Alan Jones): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson for Rob Handford, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/131; gearbox: FT1487; fuel cell: JM36739 6/81] Chassis number noted on the car of Larry Perkins, entered by Robert Handford Racing, at AGP, 1981 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. A note in the race report says that the car had been given a new tub after a testing accident. AMSYB-82 notes 'the RT4 Larry Perkins drove in the 1981 AGP' [AMSYB-82 p149] for the car used by Handford throughout the 1982 Australian Gold Star season; chassis number given for Handford's car at 1982 AGP.
  5. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Josele Garza): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 2 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/123; gearbox FT1482; fuel cell JM36678 6/81] Chassis number given by NZMA for the car of Mike Rosen at Bay Park 3 Jan 82. Described by NZMA report as ex-Jarier, so presumed to be Jarier's car at Macau 1981. A note for Paul Radisich's car at the Bay Park Union Travel Championship race 11 Apr 82 [A/S 15 Apr 82 p48] says that this was the car used earlier in the year by Mike Rosen. Paul Radisich's car at Adelaide 4 Jul 82 is described as 'ex Mike Rosen' [AMSYB-82 p153] Chassis number given for Paul Radisich's car at 1982 AGP, and presumed to be the car used by him throughout the 1982 Australian Gold Star series. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Paul Radisich at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83.
  6. Toleman TA860 [HU2] (Peter Williamson): Invoiced to Peter Williamson 16 Sep 1981. Fitted with a Toyota 2T-G Formula Pacific engine, and raced in Williamson in Australian F/Pacific and in some Southeast Asian F/Pacific events. In 1982 it was crashed heavily at Oran Park, and rebuilt on a new monocoque produced by Liston & Fisher. Williamson raced the car until 1985, when it was sold to Ken Shirvington. Retained by Shirvington thereafter.
  7. Ralt RT4/81 [255] (John Bowe): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/John Bowe, without delivery date. [Tub no: 80/109; gearbox: FT1469; fuel cell: JM34734 11/80]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car in report of 1981 AGP, 6 Nov 81 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4] and presumed to be Bowe's car earlier in the Australian season. Retained by Bowe for the 1982 season and taken by him to the race at Long Beach as well. Report of the Gold Star round at Oran Park says Bowe 'rushed getting car ready after Long Beach' [NZMA 7 May 82 p20]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car at 1982 AGP.
  8. Ralt RT4/82 [273] (Peter Hopwood): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/132; Gearbox FT1486; Fuel cell: JM37174 10/81] Chassis number given in NZMA report for the car of Jacques Laffite at the 1981 AGP, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. The car of Ray Hanger at 1982 AGP is described as 'ex Laffite 1981 AGP' [AMSYB-82 p166] and presumed to be the car used by Hanger earlier in the Australian Gold Star series.
  9. Ralt RT4/81 [256] (Andrew Miedecke): Ralt sales record says sold to Andrew Meidecke, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/94; gearbox: FT1423; JM34732 11/80]. The car of Andrew Meidecke in the 1981 Australian season; chassis number given for Meidecke's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]; chassis number given for Meidecke's car at the Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3];
  10. Ralt RT4/81 [265] (Phillip Revell): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Pwee, no delivery date. [Tub no: 81/126; gearbox: FT1478; JM36735 6/81] "Pwee" is Gregg 'Peewee' Siddle, who ran the teams of first Nelson Piquet in F3, and then Roberto Moreno in all junior formulae. Chassis number noted in NZMA report on the car of Nelson Piquet at Australian GP 1981 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Chassis number given for Moreno's car in NZMA report of the Bay Park race, 3 Jan 82, and presumed to be the car run by Moreno throughout the NZ series. Chassis number given for Phillip Revell's car at the 1982 AGP and presumed to be the car used by Revell in the 1982 Australian Gold Star series. Revell's car also described by AMSYB-82 p166 as 'ex Piquet 1981 AGP'.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

The Australian race results have been provided by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Main information from AMSYB 83, plus entry list kindly provided by Rob Bartholomaeus.