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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Sandown Park, 13 Apr 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Graham Watson Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell
#9 Ralt Australian-Ignis
20
2 Bap Romano Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings
#8 Ralt Australian-Pye
20
3 Peter Boylan Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD
#7 Menage Motorsport [Steve Webb]
20
4 Chris Hocking Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD
19
5 Peter Larner Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
19
6 Richard Davison Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 1)
19
8 Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
#22 Menage Motorsport

R Terry Ryan Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#36 (see note 2)
2 Collision with Larner
R Brian Sampson Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD
11
UNK John Beasley Ralt RT4/82 [81-269] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)

UNK Gordon Dobie Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
(see note 4)

UNK Chas Talbot Talbot 184 - Ford BDD

  Perry Spiridis Ralt RT4/82 [81-274] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)
On entry list
  Max Freeland Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD
Geoff Sherrif (see note 6)
On entry list
  George Parkinson Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 7)
On entry list
  Brad Wright Liston BF1 - Ford BDD
On entry list

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 1m 37.8s
2 Richard Davison (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD 1m 38.3s
3 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell 1m 38.5s
4 Peter Larner (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD 1m 39.0s
5 Terry Ryan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 1m 39.1s
6 Chris Hocking (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD 1m 39.1s
7 Bap Romano (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 41.0s
8 Peter Boylan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD 1m 42.3s
9 Brian Sampson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD 1m 43.7s
10 John Beasley (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-269] - Ford BDD 1m 44.1s
11 Gordon Dobie (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 1m 45.7s
12 Chas Talbot (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Talbot 184 - Ford BDD 1m 50.6s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  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]
  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].
  6. 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]
  7. 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]

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.