Steve Hartley claimed his first outright Thoroughbred Grand Prix victory when the championship supported the contemporary Grand Prix Masters event at Silverstone. His win on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit gave the home fans reason to cheer after Nigel Mansell failed to start the feature event, and gave Hartley an increased overall lead in the TGP points table after five rounds.
The Lancastrian’s ex-Surer Arrows A6 survived an assault from the A4 of Hubertus Bahlsen, with the Swiss racer brushing the back of Hartley’s car before spinning.
Another spin for Bahlsen later in the race ensured that Joaquin Folch (Brabham BT49C) took second, while James Hanson starred with a charge to third. Racing the ex-Derek Daly March 811 of Nick May for the first time, Hanson started from the pit lane after a late change to slicks and rushed through to claim the final place on the podium.