Following a successful defence of the British Saloon Car Championship in 1979 by Richard Longman, Patrick Motorsport decided to move up into the largest capacity class where outright wins could be achieved. The Rover SD1 was chosen and throughout 1980 a single car, prepared by ex-saloon racer Martin Thomas of SRG Competitions, Biggleswade, was run for the late Brian Muir.
In 1981 SRG Competitions with continuing sponsorship from Patrick Motors ran two Patrick Motorsport Rovers driven by Brian Muir and Rex Greenslade. In 1982 only one car was run, driven during the year by Brian Muir and ex-Formula 2 ace Rad Dougall. Although competitive with the works Rovers and Ford Capris the team gained no outright victories. Patrick Motorsport pulled out of racing at the end of the year.
An extra 3rd car – this car – was built for Patrick Motors in 1981 by SRG as a show car, however it did compete in round 11 of the 1981 British Saloon Car Championship. In 1982 the car raced at Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Donington and more recently, in the last four years the Rover has achieved great success at the Goodwood Member's Meeting.
The car has received a Total Woodham Mortimer restoration to current FIA Group 1 specification.
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Period Race History
1982 Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship
20th March, Silverstone, International Trophy
Driver: Rad Dougall, Car No. 5, Position: 4th Place
18th July, Brands Hatch, Grand Prix Support Race
Driver: Brian Muir, Car No. 6, Position: 5th Place
15th August, Donington, International Trophy
Driver: Brian Muir, Car No. 6, Position: DNF
12th September, Silverstone, Canon RAC Tourist Trophy
Driver: Brian Muir & Win Percy. Car No. 5, Position: DNF
Modern Race History
29th- 30th March, Goodwood, 72nd Members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)
Drivers: Chris Ward & Andrew Smith. Car No. 23, Positions: 1st Place (Race 1), 1st Place (Race 2)
21st - 22nd March, Goodwood, 73rd Members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)
Drivers: Chris Ward & Chris Harris. Car No. 6, Positions:
DNF (Race 1), Fastest Lap of the Race, 2nd Place (Race 2)
2nd – 4th October, Paul Ricard, Dix Mille Tours Du Castellet
Drivers: John Young & Steve Soper. Car No. 56, Positions: 14th Place
19th-20th March, Goodwood, 74th Members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)
Drivers: Chris Ward & Gordon Shedden, Position: 2nd Place
18th-19th March, Goodwood, 75th members Meeting (Gerry Marshall Trophy)
Drivers: Chris Ward & Gordon Shedden, Positions: 1st Place Race 1, 1st Place Sprint Race