Esso RAC British Touring Car Championship

Drug-Stabbing Time - 1992 index

In the 1992 season, the field was better but not bigger. New teams were Ecosse, who fielded Mallock-prepared Vauxhalls which were sometimes equal if not better than the "works" cc cars, Watts raced a Mazda 323 and Peugeot had its first steps in Touring Car racing in Britain with Gravett. The semi-works BMW teams of Vic Lee and Prodrive both entered 318iS coupé cars, which needed a little development but Harvey got going just in time for the championship; he was the man to beat in the second half of the season, which culminated in a three way fight between him, Hoy (Toyota) and Cleland (Vauxhall). In an incident-packed final, Harvey took the title with a team which was already on the way down; Vic Lee's team had done so much testing at the Mickey-Mouse Zandvoort track that the authorities became suspicious. Lee was arrested for drug trafficking. A small field grouped at Donington where the non-championship final took place: 11 cars battled for a £ 12.000 price - which was won by Cleland, a small consolation for losing the championship.

The races:


The cars

Final classification

British Touring Car Championship