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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Winton, 12 Aug 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Bowe Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD Jennings
#4
40 36m 41.9s
2 Lucio Cesario Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD
(see note 1)
40
3 John Smith Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD
40
4 Graham Watson Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD
#8 Graham Watson Motor Racing (see note 2)
40
5 Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDM
40
6 Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/81 [280] - Ford BDD Jennings
#22
39
7 Brian Sampson Ralt RT4/83 [331] - Ford BDD
Re Car Racing
39
8 Chris Hocking Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD
#74
38
9 Keith McLelland Cheetah Mk8 [82-1] - Ford BDM
38
R Chas Talbot Talbot 183 - Ford BDD

DNS Terry Ryan (ANF2) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [91] - Ford
Did not start
(Engine mounting bolt)
DNS Bruce Connolly Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
#51 (see note 3)
Did not start
(Fuel pump)

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

Qualifying
1 John Bowe (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD Jennings 0.52.7
2 Lucio Cesario (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD 0.53.0
3 John Smith (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD 0.53.8
4 Bruce Connolly * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 0.53.9
5 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDM 0.54.8
6 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD 0.54.9
7 Peter Hopwood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [280] - Ford BDD Jennings 0.55.1
8 Brian Sampson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [331] - Ford BDD 0.55.2
9 Chris Hocking (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD 0.55.3
10 Keith McLelland (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [82-1] - Ford BDM 0.56.9
11 Terry Ryan * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [91] - Ford 0.58.0
12 Chas Talbot (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Talbot 183 - Ford BDD 1.01.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/82 [274] (Lucio Cesario): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson for Charlie O'Brien, delivered 29 Sep 81. O'Brien's car at Shah Alam GP 16-18 Oct 81 is described as 'new' by NZMA. Chassis number given for O'Brien's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4].
  2. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Graham Watson): 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.
  3. Ralt RT4/81 [265] (Bruce Connolly): 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.