Ford Sierra RS500, Bathurst 1988 C3868
The 1988 Tooheys 1000 was a 1000 km endurance motor race for Group A Touring Cars. It was held on 2 October 1988 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. The race was the opening round of the 1988 Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship and was the 29th running of the Bathurst 1000. Tony Longhurst and Tomas Mezera where driving there Benson & Hedges Racing Ford Sierra RS500 and qualified in 3rd position. The 1988 race was the only race in the history of the Bathurst 1000 to have commenced with a rolling start and that seemed to be a good omen for Longhurst and Mezera as they took first place, It was the first victory in the Bathurst 1000 for a turbocharged vehicle, and the first victory by a four-cylinder car since Bob Holden and Rauno Aaltonen won in a Morris Cooper S in 1966.