1986 BP Visco Bright Alpine Rally

The Alpine Rally, organised by the Light Car Club of Australia, was held on November 22-23. The event was sponsored by BP and directed by Stuart Lister.

Australian Rally Championship Round 6

The ARC was still hanging in the balance with the Alpine as the final round. Victorians, Dinta and Kate Officer in their Mitsubishi Starion were second on points and needed a win, as we well as series leader Barry Lowe in the Subaru RX Turbo only needing to finish no lower than fourth in Group A to win the title.

At the finish George Fury and Mick Harker in the Group G Datsun 120Y were declared winners but they were subsequently excluded for missing a visual route check on SS33. The Officers won the event but Lowe finished seventh outright and fourth in Group A to win the title. Because Lowe had two different navigators, Kate Officer was crowned the 1986 Australian Rally Champion navigator.

Dinta and Kate on the 86 Bega Rally (Photo: Ian Bray)

Results and entry list

1David OfficerKate OfficerMitsubishi StarionA6;36:06
2Murray CooteIain StewartMazda Familia 4WDA6:40:50
3Peter ClarkWayne KennySubaru RX Turbo 4WDA6:42:46
4Neal BatesDavid JorgensenDatsun 1600G6:44:14
5Geoff PortmanRoss RunnallsDatsun 1600G6:47:30
6Greg BrownArthur DavisDatsun 1600G6:48:27
7Barry LoweMark StaceySubaru RX Turbo 4WDA6:50:05
8Mark TolcherDavid TolcherSubaru RX Turbo 4WDA6:52:13
9Leslie AdamsIan EndersDatsun 1600G6:53:38
10Paul BrambleDean NichollHolden Commodore SSA6:55:33
11Jon WaterhouseRuss WhittyMazda Familia 4WDA6:55:59
12Jeff MoorheadIan EllisMitsubishi GalantG6:56:59
13Grahma AlexanderDavid StewartToyota CorollaA6:57:52
14Hannu RoppolaNick VardosDatsun 1600G7:02:10
15Jim MiddletonJon ThomasonHolden Commodore SSA7:05:12
16Keith MorlingMike SherlockFord Escort MkIIG7:07:49
17David GreigDavid VerasDatsun 1600G7:10:04
18Stephen LunnDavid BurnsFord Escort RS2000G7:13:43
19Geoff MaguirePatrick CaseyFord Escort RS2000A7:16:16
20Warwick StansfieldWinton BrocklebankDatsun 1600G7:17:14


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