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1987 Bob Jane T Marts 500

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Date  11 October, 1987
Laps  120
Location  Melbourne, Australia
1987 Bob Jane T-Marts 500
Course  Calder Park Raceway 4.216 kilometres (2.620 mi)

The 1987 Bob Jane T-Marts 500 was the ninth round of the 1987 World Touring Car Championship. The race, which was open to Group A Touring Cars, was held on 11 October 1987 at Calder Park Raceway in outer Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the rarely used combined circuit which incorporated both the recently redeveloped (1986) road course and the newly completed NASCAR-style “Thunderdome” oval.

Contents

The combined oval/road course was 4.216 km (2.620 mi) long and the race was run over 120 laps.

Both Klaus Ludwig's pole time of 1:42.92 and Andrew Miedecke's fastest race lap of 1:45.03 in their respective Ford Sierra RS500's were faster than the pole time set in the only other Group A touring car race held on the combined oval/road course, the Yokohama/Bob Jane T-Marts 300 held two months previously on 9 August. Allan Grice set pole position for the earlier race in his Holden VL Commodore SS Group A with a time of 1:45.74.

Classes

Cars competed in three classes based on engine capacity.

  • Class A: Over 2500cc
  • Class B: 1601-2500cc
  • Class C: Up to 1600cc
  • Statistics

  • Pole Position - #7 Klaus Ludwig - 1.42.92
  • Fastest Lap - #35 Andrew Miedecke - 1:45.03
  • Average Speed – 139.916 km/h
  • References

    1987 Bob Jane T-Marts 500 Wikipedia


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