Make Ford
Model Ford Sierra Sapphire
Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Chassis No
Built By Trackstar
Date Built 1991
Current Status

History

Built by Trakstar and run in the 1991 British Touring Car Championship for Robb Gravett. Originally planned to be one of two cars run by the team; a second shell was built but never completed. Unable to find a sponsor the team struggled with lack of funds throughout the year and by the end of the season were forced into administration.

The race car plus unfinished second shell were purchased by Portugal racer Carlos Rodrigues. Both cars were converted to left hand drive, and the ex-Gravett car driven by Rodrigues in the Portuguese touring car series and Macau Grand Prix.

After 1994 the car remained unused and was eventually stripped of mechanical parts, laying dormant until 2014 when both shells were purchased by Carl Hoey and returned to the UK.

Pictures

Robb Gravett, Brands Hatch 1991 Robb Gravett Robb Gravett, Brands Hatch 1991 Carlos Rodrigues, Vila do Conde 1994

Race History

Ford
#1 Ford Sierra Sapphire - Trakstar Motorsport
Robb Gravett
Ford
#9 Ford Sapphire - Gianfranco Team
Carlos Rodrigues
Ford
#9 Ford Sapphire - Gianfranco Team
Carlos Rodrigues
Ford
#6 Ford Sierra - Carlos Rodrigues
Carlos Rodrigues

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Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1991 British Touring Car Championship
01 Apr 1991 Great BritainSilverstone Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 20
14 Apr 1991 Great BritainSnetterton Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 13
28 Apr 1991 Great BritainDonington Park Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire DNF
27 May 1991 Great BritainThruxton Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 14
09 Jun 1991 Great BritainSilverstone Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 18
30 Jun 1991 Great BritainBrands Hatch Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 9
14 Jul 1991 Great BritainSilverstone Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire DNF
28 Jul 1991 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 9
28 Jul 1991 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 4
11 Aug 1991 Great BritainOulton Park Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 9
26 Aug 1991 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 5
26 Aug 1991 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 2
15 Sep 1991 Great BritainDonington Park Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 7
22 Sep 1991 Great BritainThruxton Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 9
06 Oct 1991 Great BritainSilverstone Robb Gravett #1 Ford Sierra Sapphire 13
1994 Troféu Nacional de Velocidade
03 Jul 1994 PortugalBraga (1) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra DNF
03 Jul 1994 PortugalBraga (2) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra 2
10 Jul 1994 PortugalVila do Conde (1) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra 5
10 Jul 1994 PortugalVila do Conde (2) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra DNF
02 Oct 1994 PortugalBraga (1) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra 6
02 Oct 1994 PortugalBraga (2) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra DNF
23 Oct 1994 PortugalEstoril (1) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra DNF
23 Oct 1994 PortugalEstoril (2) Carlos Rodrigues #6 Ford Sierra 8
1994 FIA Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship
20 Nov 1994 MacauMacau (1) Carlos Rodrigues #9 Ford Sapphire 10
20 Nov 1994 MacauMacau (2) Carlos Rodrigues #9 Ford Sapphire 10
1994 Macau Grand Prix
20 Nov 1994 MacauMacau (1) Carlos Rodrigues #9 Ford Sapphire 10
20 Nov 1994 MacauMacau (2) Carlos Rodrigues #9 Ford Sapphire 10