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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Wanneroo Park, 4 May 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bap Romano Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings
#8 Ralt Australian-Pye

2 Bob Creasy Ralt RT4/82 [81-279] - Ford BDD

3 Geoff Nicol Ralt RT4/82 [81-277] - Ford BDD
#40 (see note 1)

4 Graham Watson Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell
Ralt Australian-Ignis

UNK Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
#22 Menage Motorsport

UNK Gordon Dobie Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)

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

UNK Joe Ricciardo Tiga FA81 - Ford BDD

UNK Chris Hocking Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD

  George Parkinson Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)
On entry list
  Ross Zampatti (F?) 1.6-litre unknown
On entry list
  Glenn Zampatti (F?) 1.6-litre unknown
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 52.98s
2 Bap Romano (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD Jennings 53.71s
3 Chris Hocking (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD 54.65s
4 Bob Creasy (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-279] - Ford BDD 54.80s
5 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD Edgell 54.91s
6 Peter Boylan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [280?] - Ford BDD 55.38s
7 Geoff Nicol (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-277] - Ford BDD 55.51s
8 Gordon Dobie (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 57.24s
9 Joe Ricciardo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81 - Ford BDD 57.77s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/82 [81-277] (Geoff Nicol): Ralt sales record says sold to Rajah, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/138; gearbox: FT1420; fuel cell: JM37200 10/81] Chassis number given for Sonny Rajah's car at Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3]. Chassis number given for the car of Geoff Nicol at the Malaysian GP, 29-30 May 82. [CT]
  2. 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]
  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]

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.