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1988 Brands Hatch 1000Kms

Brands Hatch 1000 kms

Sunday, July 24, 1988
Round:
7
Laps:
240
Fastest Lap:
Schlesser, 1m15.82
Country:
Britain
Circuit:
1988 season:
Report

Jaguar's Revenge

Although nobody liked to admit it, Jaguar's defeat at Brno in Czechoslovakia was taken very seriously at Kidlington and in Coventry. There, for the first time in 1988, the British cars had been beaten fair and square by Sauber Mercedes, with no excuses, and fears were raised that the Swiss-German team might raise the level of competition, just as the Electramotive Nissan team has done to Jaguar's cost in the States.

The Brands Hatch result, a convincing victory for Martin Brundle, John Nielsen and Andy Wallace, restored the Silk Cut team's morale to a large degree, even though Mercedes' race was ruined by an accident which wrecked Jochen Mass' C9/88 and delayed his team-mate Mauro Baldi.

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