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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Amaroo Park, 2 Aug 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Terry Ryan Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#36 (see note 1)
10
2 Chris Hocking Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD
#74
10
3 Peter Larner Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
10 plus 0.14
4 Peter Boylan Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD
#7 Menage Motorsport [Steve Webb]
10 plus 21.77
5 George Parkinson Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)
10 plus 1.73
R Ken Smith Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings
#8 Ralt Australian-Pye
9 accident
R Brad Wright (ANF2) 1.6-litre Liston BF1
split oil filter
R Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)
3
R Gordon Dobie Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
(see note 4)
1 collision
R Peter Doulman (ANF2) 1.6-litre Avanti
1 collision
R Graham Watson Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell
#9 Ralt Australian-Ignis
0 collision with Hopwood
R Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
#22 Menage Motorsport
0 collision with Watson

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

Qualifying
1 Peter Hopwood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD 43.88s
2 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell 44.09s
3 Terry Ryan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 44.28s
4 Ken Smith (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings 44.57s
5 Peter Boylan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD 45.23s
6 Chris Hocking (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD 45.44s
7 Peter Larner (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD 45.83s
8 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD 45.97s
9 George Parkinson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 47.83s
10 Gordon Dobie (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 48.82s
11 Peter Doulman (ANF2) 1.6-litre Avanti 48.78s
12 Brad Wright (ANF2) 1.6-litre Liston BF1 50.43s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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]
  2. Ralt RT4/81 [265] (George Parkinson): 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]
  3. 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.
  4. Ralt RT4/81 [255] (Gordon Dobie): 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]

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.