Australian National F1 Championship Race
Lakeside, 24 Jul 1983
|1||Andrew Miedecke||Ralt RT4/81  - Ford BDD
#2 (see note 1)
|2||Alfredo Costanzo||Tiga FA81  - Ford BDD
|3||Peter Macrow||Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
|4||Peter Williamson||Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G
(see note 2)
|5||Terry Hook||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Kaditcha AF1 - Ford
|6||Derek Pingel||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 722  - Volkswagen Golf single cam
|7||David Partridge||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700  - Volkswagen Golf single cam
|R||Robert Handford||Ralt RT4/82  - Ford BDD
(see note 3)
|R||Ian Bland||Kaditcha FM83 [A] - Ford BDD
|R||John Smith||Ralt RT4/81  - Ford BDD
(see note 4)
|2||Collision with Costanzo|
|UNK||Peter Bull||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 622E  - Volkswagen Golf single cam
|UNK||Rolf Vine||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|DNS||Paul Radisich||Ralt RT4/83  - Ford BDD
Graham Watson Motor Racing
|Did not start
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.
|1||Alfredo Costanzo||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81  - Ford BDD||0.48.0|
|2||John Smith||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81  - Ford BDD||0.48.9|
|3||Andrew Miedecke||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81  - Ford BDD||0.49.0|
|4||Paul Radisich *||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83  - Ford BDD||0.49.6|
|5||Robert Handford||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82  - Ford BDD||0.49.8|
|6||Peter Williamson||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G||0.50.1|
|7||Ian Bland||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Kaditcha FM83 [A] - Ford BDD||0.50.6|
|8||Peter Macrow||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD||0.50.8|
|9||Peter Bull||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 622E  - Volkswagen Golf single cam||0.52.2|
|10||Terry Hook||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Kaditcha AF1 - Ford||0.52.7|
|11||Derek Pingel||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 722  - Volkswagen Golf single cam||0.52.8|
|12||David Partridge||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700  - Volkswagen Golf single cam||0.54.0|
|13||Rolf Vine||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||0.59.5|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Ralt RT4/81  (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];
- 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.
- Ralt RT4/82  (Robert Handford): 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.
- Ralt RT4/81  (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.
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