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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Lakeside, 21 Jul 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Bowe Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD Jennings
#1 Chris Leach Enterprises
33 27m 49.5s
2 Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
#22 Menage Motorsport
33 28m 00.0s
3 Keith McClelland Ralt RT4/81 [273?] - Ford BDD
#16 Menage Motorsport [Steve Webb]
(see note 1)
33 28m 19.9s
4 Chris Hocking Ralt RT4/83 [82-351] - Ford BDD
#74
33
5 Ross Zampatti Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
#2 Chris Leach Enterprises (see note 2)
32
6 Peter Boylan Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD
#7 [Menage Motorsport/Steve Webb]
32
UNK Derek Pingel (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [82-4] - Volkswagen Golf single cam

UNK Kees Koppenol Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#4 Menage Motorsport

UNK Noel Orphan (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76652] - Toyota single cam

UNK David Partridge (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76651] - Volkswagen Golf single cam

UNK Barry Riordan March 77B - Ford BDD

DNS Ivan Tighe Kaditcha FM83A - Ford BDD
Did not start
  Graham Watson Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD
#8 (see note 3)
On entry list
  Brett Fisher Liston BF1 - Ford BDD
#13
On entry list

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 48.5s
2 Peter Hopwood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD 49.6s
3 Keith McClelland (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [273?] - Ford BDD 50.5s
4 Peter Boylan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD 51.3s
5 Chris Hocking (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-351] - Ford BDD 52.0s
6 Derek Pingel (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [82-4] - Volkswagen Golf single cam 52.1s
7 Kees Koppenol (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD 52.1s
8 Ross Zampatti (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 52.5s
9 Noel Orphan (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76652] - Toyota single cam 52.6s
10 Ivan Tighe * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Kaditcha FM83A - Ford BDD 52.7s
11 David Partridge (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76651] - Volkswagen Golf single cam
12 Barry Riordan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [273?] (Keith McClelland): 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. [CT]
  2. 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]
  3. Ralt RT4/81 [263] (Graham Watson): 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]

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.