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New Zealand Grand Prix

Pukekohe, 7 Jan 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ken Smith Ralt RT4/81 [262] - Ford BDD
#11 Apple Car Company (see note 1)
32 points
2 David Oxton Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD
#18
25 points
3 Davy Jones Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD
#1 Graeme Lawrence Racing
20 points
4 Paul Radisich Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD
#9 Graham Watson Motor Racing
18 points
5 Grant Campbell Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#19
16 points
6 Justin Revene Ralt RT4/82 [267] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)
10 points
7 Dave McMillan Dart 83M [001] - Ford BDD
#41
8 points
8 Eric Morgan Ralt RT1 [88] - Ford BDD
8 points
9 Ian Flux Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDD
Abdex Racing
6 points
10 Peter Haskett Chevron B49 [49-79-04] - Ford BDD
James Credit Real Estate (see note 3)
6 points
11 Ross Cameron March 77B [75B/"8"—2] - Ford BDD
Willowbank Motor Court (see note 4)
5 points
12 Charlie Thomasen Chevron B34 [OX] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)
4 points
13 Brett Riley Dart 83M [003] - Ford BDD
#17
2 points
14 Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD
#8 Graham Watson Motor Racing (see note 6)
1 points

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ken Smith200.19.39.61
2Paul Radisich200.19.56.35
3Grant Campbell200.20.15.61
4David Oxton200.20.16.57
5Eric Morgan200.20.18.06
6Peter Haskett200.20.37.09
7Charlie Thomasen18
8Ross Cameron17
9Brett Riley17
Andrew Miedecke9Collision with McMillan
Dave McMillan9Collision with Miedecke
Justin Revene4Engine
Davy Jones4Accident
Ian FluxDNS: Gearbox
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Davy Jones400.41.18.61
2David Oxton400.41.28.97
3Ken Smith400.41.40.00
4Justin Revene39
5Dave McMillan39
6Ian Flux38
7Grant Campbell38
8Paul Radisich37
9Ross Cameron30
Brett Riley30Gear selectors
Eric Morgan25Exhaust
Andrew Miedecke0Accident
Charlie ThomasenDNS: Engine
Peter HaskettDNS: Driver unwell
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [262] (Ken Smith): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/118; Gearbox FT1356; Fuel cell: JM36679 5/81] Chassis number noted in NZMA report as on the car of Geoff Brabham at the AGP 1981, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Chassis number given for Jacques Laffite's car at 1982 AGP. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Ken Smith at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. A separate note by Dave McKinney says that this was the car used by Brabham 1981 AGP and Jacques Laffite 1982 AGP.
  2. Ralt RT4/82 [267] (Justin Revene): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 16 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/135; gearbox FT1488; fuel cell JM37176 10/81] Dave McMillan's car at Bay Park 3 Jan 82 is described by NZMN as Lees's car from Macau, 1981. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Dave McMillan at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. Presumed to be the car used by McMillan for the first part of the 1982 North American season, before he was given a 1982 specification car to use [alternatively this may have been RT4-205]. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at 1982 AGP, [AMSYB-82 p167]
  3. 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 1984/85. 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.
  4. March 77B [75B/"8"—2] (Ross Cameron): Carrying chassis plate 75B-8, this car was bought by Kiwi Dave Saunders from March in 1976, after it had been returned to the works. It is unclear why 75B-8 would have been in England but March records do contain a note saying that its Shierson Racing sister car 75B-2 was returned to England for repairs. Presumably Saunders, who had raced in the UK in 1976, took it back with him to New Zealand because it appears in the first two rounds of the 1977 NZ series, being badly damaged in practice for the second. A NZ vehicle registration document [required for all cars in NZ] dated 10 Nov 77 confirms the plate is chassis number 8. The Pukekohe damage was made good with a new tub, bought not from March but John Thompson's fabrication company, numbered M772PU6. The car is now in Australia, and these documents were forwarded from the owner via Bryan Miller, and had been confirmed with Dave Saunders.
  5. Chevron B34 [OX] (Charlie Thomasen): A car built by David Oxton using a spare monocoque acquired from the Opert team. Raced by Oxton in the New Zealand Formula Pacific series in January 1978, then in the 1977/78 Gold Star, and also in the January 1979 and January 1980 Internationals. Next seen in 1984 Internationals, when it was raced by Charlie Thomasen, and then in several more seasons by Heather Spurle. It is reported that this car then went via Kenny Smith to John Wigston for his daughter Joanna to race.
  6. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Andrew Miedecke): 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.

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 New Zealand race results have been provided by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK, Motoraction in New Zealand 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.