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James Hardie 1000 - Mount Panorama, Bathurst - 6th October, 1985

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Falcon XC Cobra
Bathurst 1985
Torana L34

Number of Laps: 163


Total Race Time: 6:41:30.19
Fastest lap: John Goss / Armin Hahne, 2:21.86 (156.63 km/h)
Classes: Class A - Up to 2000cc; Class B - 2001 to 3000cc; Class C - Over 3000cc

The Year of Group A Specifications



The new rules for 1985 were based on the European formula and brought the cars back, closer to the manufacturers' specifications. The BMW, always outgunned under the old rules, was now a force. Brock, together with new sponsors Mobile, debuted the Group A Commodore at Sandown and won. For the Commodore, pickings were fairly lean as it was severely handicapped by the new minimum car weights, which were tied to engine size. For the first time in over 10 years, Holden was not considered likely to take the laurels at Bathurst, especially as Tom Walkinshaw had brought to Australia three XJS Jaguars that had dominated the European scene.

One Jag was out early and Walkinshaw's own car had oil problems in the latter stages of the race, losing two laps in the pits and ultimately finishing third. But the story of the race belonged to Brock. He lost a windscreen and rear window while chasing the leading Jag. In the concluding stages of the race he fought back to pass the second-placed Snitzer BMW and was closing on the leader when the timing chain broke.
Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
DRIVER / CO DRIVER(S)
1

John Goss / Armin Hahne

Jaguar XJ-S
C
163
0:2:20.919
2

Roberto Ravaglia / Johnny Cecotto

BMW 635CSi
C
163
0:2:22.874
3

Tom Walkinshaw / Win Percy

Jaguar XJ-S
C
160
0:2:18.822
4

Jim Richards / Tony Longhurst

BMW 635CSi
C
160
0:2:21.396
5

Kent Baigent / Neal Lowe

BMW 635CSi
C
159
0:2:24.380
6

Jim Keogh / Garry Rogers

BMW 635CSi
C
159
0:2:25.640
7

Dick Johnson / Larry Perkins

Ford Mustang
C
159
0:2:20.646
8

Colin Bond / Gregg Hansford

Alfa GTV6
B
158
0:2:26.650
9

Kevin Bartlett / Peter McKay

Mitsubishi Starion
B
157
0:2:24.600
10

Barry Jones / Tony Mulvihill

Commodore VK
C
156
0:2:27.320
11

Tony Kavich / Ralph Radburn

Commodore VK
C
156
0:2:31.120
12

Terry Finnigan / Barry Lawrence

Commodore VK
C
155
0:2:27.190
13

Tim Slako / Geoff Leeds

Rover Vitesse
C
152
0:2:25.920
14

Garry Willmington / Peter Janson

Jaguar XJ-S
C
150
0:2:29.100
15

Ken Mathews / Bob Muir

Commodore VK
C
148
0:2:29.740
16

Ray Gulson / Frank Porter

Alfa GTV6
B
148
0:2:33.250
17

John Smith / Drew Price

Toyota Corolla
A
148
0:2:34.380
18

Lester Smerdon / Geoff Russell

Commodore VK
C
145
0:2:32.400
19

Andrew Harris / Greville Arnel

Mitsubishi Starion
B
141
0:2:40.940
20

Graeme Bowkett& / Wayne Wilkinson

Commodore VK
C
135
0:2:26.600
21

Chris Heyer / Graham McGregor

Audi 5+5
B
134
0:2:42.130
22

Graham Lusty / Ken Lusty

Commodore VK
C
133
0:2:35.89
23

Alan Taylor / Kevin Kennedy

Commodore VK
C
132
0:2:33.960
DNF

Peter Brock / David Oxton

Commodore VK
C
DNF
0:2:20.919
DNF

Ray Smith / Denny Hulme

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Bernie McClure / Ray Ellis

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Peter McLeod / Graeme Bailey

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Bob Holden / Glenn Clark

Mitsubishi Sprinter
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Robbie Francevic / John Bowe

Volvo 240T
B
DNF
not available
DNF

Brian Sampson / Garry Waldon

Mitsubishi Starion
B
DNF
not available
DNF

Brian Callaghan / Barry Graham

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Allan Grice / Warren Cullen

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Gerald Kay / Martin Power

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Ray Cutchie / John Faulkner

Mitsubishi Sprinter
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Charlie O'Brien& / John English

BMW 635CSi
C
DNF
not available
DNF

David Ratcliff / Don Smith

Toyota Levin
A
DNF
not available
DNF

Steve Masterton / Bruce Stewart

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

John Harvey / David Parsons

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Mike Burgmann / Bob Stevens

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Neville Crichton / George Fury

BMW 635CSi
C
DNF
not available
DNF

John Bundy / Norm Carr

Mazda RX7
B
DNF
not available
DNF

Barry Robinson / John Jeffries

Rover Vitesse
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Simon Emmerling / Trevor Hine

BMW 635CSi
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Barry Wraith / Wayne Park

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Peter Williamson / Tomas Mezera

Toyota Supra
B
DNF
not available
DNF

Ken Davison / Wally Kramer

Ford Mustang
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Lawrie Nelson / Bill O'Brien

Ford Mustang
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Bruce Anderson / Wayne Anderson

Ford Mustang
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Jeff Allam / Ron Dickson

Jaguar XJ-S
C
DNF
not available
DNF

Peter Fitzgerald / Brad Jones

Mitsubishi Starion
B
DNF
not available
DNF

John French / Alf Grant

Commodore VK
C
DNF
not available
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