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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Calder, 1 Jun 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ken Smith Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings
#8 Ralt Australian-Pye
20
2 Graham Watson Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell
#9 Ralt Australian-Ignis
plus 1.71
3 Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
#22 Menage Motorsport
plus 1.46
4 Brian Sampson Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD
20
5 Gordon Dobie Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
(see note 1)
19
6 George Parkinson Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)
19
7 Brad Wright Liston BF1 - Ford BDD

R Peter Larner Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
17 Lost rear wheel
R Richard Davison Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 3)
2 Hit Larner
R Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
(see note 4)
17 Resistor
DNS Chas Talbot Talbot 184 - Ford BDD
Did not start
(Collision with Spiridis)
DNS Perry Spiridis Ralt RT4/82 [81-274] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)
Did not start
(Spun, hit by Talbot)

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

Qualifying
1 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell 55.69s
2 Ken Smith (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings 56.27s
3 Peter Hopwood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD 56.69s
4 Peter Larner (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD 56.75s
5 Richard Davison (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD 56.91s
6 Brian Sampson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD
7 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD 57.86s
8 Chas Talbot * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Talbot 184 - Ford BDD 59.05s
9 George Parkinson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 59.59s
10 Gordon Dobie (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 60.08s
11 Perry Spiridis * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-274] - Ford BDD
12 Brad Wright (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Liston BF1 - Ford BDD 66.68s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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]
  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. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. Ralt RT4/82 [81-274] (Perry Spiridis): 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].

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.