Of the four categories in the championship, the race-winner is almost certain to come from Group A, the Ford Sierra Cosworth class.
Andy Rouse in his Kaliber-backed car has so far won most of the races, although he lost out to Jerry Mahony early in the season, and also to ETC star Steve Soper, who was making a one-off appearance at Thruxton. In Silverstone’s International Trophy support race, Rob Gravett looked as though he might cause an upset, but within a few laps Rouse had resumed the status quo.
Opposition to the Ford runners will come from Mike O’Brien’s raucous Holden Commodore (somewhat uncompetitive while the team has been unable to homologate the new version) the under-developed Maserati Biturbo and the beautiful but slow Toyota Supras.
Class B is all about the BMW M3s. The four regular contenders generally circulate in convoy, nipping and tucking as they go, usually being led by that wily old fox Frank Sytner and ably supported by his team-mate, DJ Mike Smith. Class C is poorly supported, but Class D always features a battle royal between the Toyota Corollas.