Australian Grand Prix Formula Mondial support race

Adelaide Street Circuit, 3 Nov 1985

1 Ross Cheever Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD
#8 Watson Motor Racing
20 31m 39.5s
2 Jeff MacPherson Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD
#2 Watson Motor Racing
20 32m 12.4s
3 Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA83 - Ford BDD
#9 Porsche Cars Australia
20 32m 19.9s
4 John Bowe Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD Jennings
#1 Chris Leach Enterprises
20 32m 37.7s
5 Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
#22 Menage Racing
20 32m 52.3s
6 Brian Sampson Ralt RT4/83 [82-331] - Ford BDD
#78 Brian Sampson
20 33m 18.0s
7 Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
#25 Peter Macrow (see note 1)
8 Richard Davison Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
#6 Paragon Shoes (see note 2)

9 Geoff Nicol Ralt RT4/82 [81-277] - Ford BDD
#40 Geoff Nicol (see note 3)

10 Wally Storey Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD

  Mike Thackwell Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD
#2 Waton Motor Racing
On entry list
  Chas Talbot Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
#3 Charles Talbot
On entry list
  Ken Shirvington Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G
#4 Ken Shirvington (see note 4)
On entry list
  Peter Boylan Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD
#7 Peter Boylan [Menage Motorsport/Steve Webb]
On entry list
  Craig Gibbs Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#10 Craig Gibbs
On entry list
  John Beasley Ralt RT4/82 [81-269] - Ford BDD
#12 John Beasley (see note 5)
On entry list
  Graeme Head Ralt RT4/81 [261] - Ford BDD
#14 Graham Head (see note 6)
On entry list
  Tom Brickley Kaditcha - Ford BDD
#15 Tom Brickley
On entry list
  Peter Larner Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#16 Menage Racing
On entry list
  Rod Housego Tiga FA81/83 [161] - Ford BDD
#17 Rod Housego
On entry list
  Ross Zampatti Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
#18 Ross Zampatti (see note 7)
On entry list
  Max Freeland Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD
#19 Max Freeman (see note 8)
On entry list
  Terry Ryan Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#36 Terry Ryan (see note 9)
On entry list
  Peter Warren March 80A [20] - Ford BDD
#44 Peter Warren
On entry list
  Bruce Connolly Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
#51 Bruce Connolly (see note 10)
On entry list
  Chris Hocking Ralt RT4/83 [82-351] - Ford BDD
#74 Chris Hocking
On entry list
  Bob Creasy Ralt RT4/82 [81-279] - Ford BDD
#76 Bob Creasy
On entry list
  TBA Chevron - Ford BDD
#83 Norman Carr
On entry list

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

1 Ross Cheever (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD 1m 32.7s
2 Jeff MacPherson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD 1m 33.2s
3 John Bowe (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD Jennings
4 Alfredo Costanzo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA83 - Ford BDD

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] (Peter Macrow): Built to Formula Pacific (AF1) specification and delivered to Peter Macrow in February 1983. Macrow raced the car in Formula Pacific in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986. It was sold to Graham (Graeme?) Smith in 1986, then to Rod Anderson in 1989. The next owner is reported to be a James Sears in 1995. It was next owned by Geoff Turner in 1996, and then to Geoff Wiseman in 1998.
  2. Ralt RT4/81 [258] (Richard Davison): 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. [CT]
  3. Ralt RT4/82 [81-277] (Geoff Nicol): Ralt sales record says sold to Rajah, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/138; gearbox: FT1420; fuel cell: JM37200 10/81] Chassis number given for Sonny Rajah's car at Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3]. Chassis number given for the car of Geoff Nicol at the Malaysian GP, 29-30 May 82. [CT]
  4. Toleman TA860 [HU2] (Ken Shirvington): 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 Formula 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 the end of 1984 when he crashed the car during practice for the Australian Grand Prix, and abruptly announced his retirement from racing. The Toleman was sold to Ken Shirvington who raced it in 1985. Retained by Shirvington thereafter.
  5. Ralt RT4/82 [81-269] (John Beasley): 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. [CT]
  6. Ralt RT4/81 [261] (Graeme Head): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson, for own use, no delivery date, but appears in UK August 1981. [Tub no: 81/120; gearbox FT1474; fuel cell: JM36677 4/81]. Chassis number observed on Roberto Moreno's car at Australian GP, 1981, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. According to Dave McKinney's report of that race, this was the car raced by Watson in the latter stages of the 1981 British season. Chassis number given for Watson's car in NZMA report of the Bay Park race, 3 Jan 82 with a note that it was Moreno's AGP car. AMSYB-82, p167 says that car of Willy Stobart [chassis given as 261] is the car 'Moreno crashed in Macau after the 1981 AGP'. The NZMA report of the Selangor GP says that the car had been rebuilt around a new tub, but it may be that Moreno ran 265 there instead. [CT]
  7. Ralt RT4/81 [255] (Ross Zampatti): 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. [CT]
  8. Ralt RT4/81 [263] (Max Freeland): 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. [CT]
  9. Ralt RT4/81 [256] (Terry Ryan): 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]. [CT]
  10. 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'. [CT]


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.

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Individual sources for this event

Top 10 finishers from On Track. Entry listed provided by Stephen Dalton.