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Brands Hatch Vauxhall Sport Trophy Day

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 7/6/1992
Track length: 4.184 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 20
Finishers: 14

Pole position: Hoy in 1.33,25
Fastest lap: Soper in 1.34,62 = 159,20 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 157,49 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Class 2
Car info: 1992 Cars

 

Toyota was on a high and the front row at Brands brought no difference: Hoy ahead of Rouse. In third it would have been Soper, but the Vic Lee team held both Soper and Harvey too long in the pits; it was closed and both BMWs had to start from the pit lane - on cold tires.
Cleland tried to outsmart the Toyotas but it was not enough and the Rouse cars were leading the race, while behind Bellm (in the third Vic Lee car) was nudged from behind, spun and he was hit by both Watts and Middlehurst - all three were out. That was not the end of the mayhem, since Rouse had passed Hoy and the latter retook the lead from him, while Cleland slipped through to second. Now Hoy missed a gear, Cleland got through and Rouse tried to do the same; it ended in tears with both Toyotas spinning and hitting each other as well as the barriers - and both were out.
The real fight was over and it were Soper and Harvey who did the main job to get to the front; in the end Soper finished third behind Cleland and Allam.


Touring Cars class 2
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1   2 Vauxhall Sport / Dave Cook Racing Services
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 31.53,04 4 1.34,24 1.34,78  
2   6 Vauxhall Sport / Dave Cook Racing Services
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Jeff Allam, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 31.53,18 9 1.35,30 1.34,65  
3   4 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Steve Soper, GB
1989 L4   20 laps, 32.04,49 3 1.34,17 1.34,62 Started from the pit lane: too late
4   10 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Sugden, GB
1989 L4   20 laps, 32.04,79 8 1.35,05 1.35,76  
5   79 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
David Leslie, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.05,70 14 1.35,78 1.35,38  
6   8 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Harvey, GB
1989 L4   20 laps, 32.10,50 7 1.34,88 1.35,16 Started from the pit lane: too late
7   23 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
Kieth Odor, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.15,35 6 1.34,78 1.35,02  
8   12 Rimstock Racing / Team Dynamics
BMW M3
Matt Neal, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.21,81 13 1.35,77 1.35,50  
9   78 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Bobby Verdon-Roe, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.25,35 11 1.35,43 1.35,68  
10   14 Toyota Racing / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Thorkild Thyrring, DK
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.25,94 17 1.36,31 1.35,26  
11   45 Peugeot Talbot Sport UK
Peugeot 405 MI 16
Robb Gravett, GB
1994 L4   20 laps, 32.35,22 16 1.36,17    
12 1 22 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Karl Jones, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.37,51 19 1.37,47    
13 2 11 Park Lane Racing
Toyota Carina II
James Kaye, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.41,93 12 1.35,73    
14 3 20 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Sean Walker, GB
1998 L4   20 laps, 32.48,17 20 1.39,15    
DNF   30 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Alain Menu, CH
1989 L4   5 10 1.35,33   Electrics
DNF   1 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Will Hoy, GB
1998 L4   1 1 1.33,25   Accident
DNF   3 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Andy Rouse, GB
1998 L4   1 2 1.33,37   Accident
DNF   5 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Ray Bellm, GB
1989 L4     5 1.34,67   Accident
DNF   24 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
Andy Middlehurst, GB
1998 L4     15 1.36,07   Accident
DNF   32 Shell Mazda Racing Team / RD Motorsport
Mazda 323F
Patrick Watts, GB
2000 L4     18 1.36,95   Accident