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Saab Turbo Mobil 1 Challenge

The 1988 Champion, driven by Charles Tippet

The Saab Turbo Mobil Challenge was a one-make race series, run by the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) in the UK in 1987 and 1988. The cars permitted to compete were Saab 900 turbo cars in 10- and 12-lap races. The series was sponsored by Mobil and Saab (Great Britain) Ltd. The cars were capable of 140 mph (225 km/h) and were tuned to production specification, with only Saab sports parts permitted for any adjustments. The wheels were shod with Pirelli racing slick tyres.

Video clip of Saab Turbo Mobil 1 Challenge at Donington Park Sunday 24th April 1988.

Featuring Tony Dron, John Llewellyn and Charles Tippet in the professional drivers class & John Myerscough, Simon Butler & Mike Bennion in the amateur drivers class. Race was finally won by Charles Tippet (on the cover image of this Article).