Global Sports Formula Pacific Series Race

Baypark Raceway, 7 Dec 1986

1 Davy Jones Ralt RT4/86 [664] - Ford BDD
#4 Graeme Lawrence Autosport
24 21m 46.44s
2 Ken Smith Ralt RT4/86 [659] - Ford BDD
#11 Ken Smith Motor Racing
24 21m 46.85s
3 Graham Watson Ralt RT4/86 [591] - Ford BDD
#1 Ralt Australia
24 22m 04.70s
4 Peter Haskett Ralt RT4/81 [262] - Ford BDD
#7 (see note 1)
24 22m 27.42s
5 Stuart McChesney March 77B ["763-U3"] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)

R David Brabham Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD
#2 Ralt Australia
Crankshaft Pully
R Stu Murphy Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#20 Stuart Murphy

DNA TBA Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#3 Ralt Australia
Did not arrive
DNA Craig Coleman Ralt RT4/82 [81-275] - Ford BDD
#5 (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Mark McLaughlan Elfin 852 - Ford BDD
#9 Elfin Sports Cars South Australia
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Spurle March 77B - Ford BDD
#15 Ian Spurle
Did not arrive
DNA Heather Spurle Chevron B34 [OX] - Ford BDD
#16 Heather Spurle (see note 4)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [262] (Peter Haskett): 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. [CT]
  2. March 77B ["763-U3"] (Stuart McChesney): Brett Riley took delivery of a March 77B in December 1977 that is believed to have carried the chassis number 763-U3 when it arrived in New Zealand. Riley raced it in Formula Pacific in 1978, 1979 and 1980 before selling it to Tom Donovan who progressively modified it and ran it in hillclimbs as well as F/Pacific up to 1983. He then won the 1984 and 1985 NZ hillclimb championships running a 1800cc Cosworth engine in the car. It was sold to Stuart McChesney in 1985 and again used in hillclimbs. It then went to Kenny Smith around 1987 and then to John Mackinlay (Christchurch) around 1993 who restored it and raced it in historic racing 1994-1996. It passed to Garry Cliff (Magnum Motors, Christchurch) in November 1996 then Peter Finlay in Australia in August 1998 in exchange for a Reynard Formula Holden. It was sold to Kevin Miller in May 1999. Retained May 2003.
  3. Ralt RT4/82 [81-275] (Craig Coleman): Ralt sales record says sold to Mallock, delivered 2 Oct 81. [Tub no: gearbox: FT1476; fuel cell: JM36737 6/81]. Ray Mallock's car for Australian GP, 1981 and this number observed on Mallock's car in the NZMA report of that race, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Dave McKinney's report of that race says that the car had been shaken down in a Formula Libre race in Britain. Chassis number given for the car of Hubert Phipps at the 1982 AGP. It is presumed the car was in fact owned by Bob Jane [owner of Calder] and leased to Mallock, and later to Phipps. [CT]
  4. Chevron B34 [OX] (Heather Spurle): 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.


Note that 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' published 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.

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Individual sources for this event

Results were compiled by Andrew Horrox using from New Zealand Motoring News, Australian Auto Action, On Track Magazine and official series programme.