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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Oran Park, 13 Jul 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
#22 Menage Motorsport
30
2 Terry Ryan Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#36 (see note 1)
30
UNK Graham Watson Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell
#9

UNK Keith McClelland Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings
#8

UNK Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)

UNK George Parkinson Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)

UNK Brad Wright Liston BF1 - Ford BDD

UNK Barry Johnson (F?) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-2]
(see note 4)

UNK Peter Haskett Chevron B49 [49-79-04] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)

UNK Peter Boylan Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD
#7 [Menage Motorsport/Steve Webb]

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 38.3s
2 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell 38.5s
3 Terry Ryan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 38.9s
4 Keith McClelland (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings 39.3s
5 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD 39.7s
6 Peter Haskett (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B49 [49-79-04] - Ford BDD 40.7s
7 Peter Boylan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD 40.9s
8 George Parkinson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 41.0s
9 Barry Johnson (F?) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] 42.6s
10 Brad Wright (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Liston BF1 - Ford BDD 47.4s

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. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] (Barry Johnson): Built to Formula Pacific (AF1) specification and delivered to Brian Sampson in October 1982. Sampson raced the car in Formula Pacific in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985. Sold to Barry Johnson in August 1985, and raced by him in ANF1 series in 1986, and then in the ANF2 series in 1987 and 1988 using a VW engine. To Alan Watts in October 2003, and raced by him in Australian historic racing.
  5. Chevron B49 [49-79-04] (Peter Haskett): New to Graeme Lawrence (New Zealand) and raced in the Southeast Asian Formula Pacific races in 1979. Crashed in the Selangor Grand Prix in September, and reported to have been written off. To Peter Haskett and rebuilt. Entered by Haskett for Charlie Thomasen in the 1983/84 New Zealand season. Raced by Haskett in the 1983/84 season, and retained for the 1984/85 and 1985/86 seasons. Then unknown until 2003 or 2004, when it was bought from Kenny Smith by Kevin Ban (Christchurch, NZ) of Kelford Cams. It went to Barry Leitch for restoration, and Murray Sinclair commented on TNF in June 2006 that it would need a new monocoque, which was being fabricated. It was shown complete in March 2015, when Ban was due to pick it up.

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.