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Donington Park

Donington Park International Circuit, Derby, Great-Britain

Date: 20/9/1992
Track length: 4.023 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 20
Finishers: 15

Pole position: Leslie in 1.46,41
Fastest lap: Soper in 1.42,05 = 141,93 kmh

Distance: 18 laps
Average speed: 137,18 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Class 2
Car info: 1992 Cars

 

Once again, qualifying was a lottery with the track drying to the end of the session; while Leslie claimed pole with Rouse second, and the title contenders were further behind: Allam in fourth, Cleland in ninth - but after a heavy testing accident he was lucky to be driving at all though in considerable pain - while Harvey was only 11th and finally Hoy did no better than 17th, his team obviously failing him since teammate Rouse was on the front row.
The track was damp for the race, Leslie, Rouse, Allam and Cleland opting for intermediates, the rest on slicks but Harvey had to use hand-grooved slicks since his mechanics were unable to switch to full slicks on the grid. One of these should have been in front after the start, but it was Sugden on Pirelli slicks who took the lead with Leslie second and Soper third. Drama for Watts and Walker: an accident sidelined the Mazda, while the BMW of Walker had to come in for repairs. Soper went by Leslie, and since Sugden went off in a big way after hitting a wet kerb he found himself in the lead. More excitement as Hoy, now right behind Rouse (!) but the teammates touched again and Hoy spun back to the rear of the field. After lap 1, it was Soper, Leslie, Nissen, Harvey and Allam up front - and it seemed Soper was not driving as fast as he could since he wanted Harvey to catch up. Harvey and Allam went by Nissen, but Leslie and Soper had a big fight which ended in tears when both spun, Leslie dropping back to 6th while Soper rejoined at the tail of the field. Now Harvey was leading ahead of Allam, Nissen, Gravett, Cleland and Leslie until Allam spun and removed Nissen from the front in one go. That was the end of the drama, Harvey winning the race ahead of Soper who had stormed through the field and a delighted Cleland in third with Hoy fourth. Now, Cleland, Harvey and Hoy were only four points apart.
Matt Neals’ race for TOCA cup honours had a severe blow: an accident wrote off his M3, while Kaye finished an excellent fifth overall.


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   8 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Harvey, GB
1989 L4   18 laps, 31.40,48 11 1.48,55 1.43,38  
2   4 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Steve Soper, GB
1989 L4   18 laps, 31.40,74 5 1.47,80 1.42,05  
3   2 Vauxhall Sport / Dave Cook Racing Services
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4   18 laps, 31.46,11 9 1.48,25 1.43,43  
4   1 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Will Hoy, GB
1998 L4   18 laps, 31.54,77 17 1.50,16 1.42,99  
5 1 11 Park Lane Racing
Toyota Carina II
James Kaye, GB
1998 L4   18 laps, 32.11,48 13 1.49,28 1.44,05  
6   3 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Andy Rouse, GB
1998 L4   18 laps, 32.15,23 2 1.46,86 1.45,03  
7   46 Peugeot Italia Team
Peugeot 405 MI 16
Gary Ayles, GB
1994 L4   18 laps, 32.15,97 18 1.50,51 1.44,63  
8   24 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
James Weaver, GB
1998 L4   18 laps, 32.21,55 6 1.48,00 1.45,41  
9   14 Toyota Racing / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Julian Bailey, GB
1998 L4   18 laps, 32.41,53 12 1.49,14 1.46,83  
10   79 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
David Leslie, GB
1998 L4   18 laps, 33.10,34 1 1.46,41 1.43,04  
11   45 Peugeot Talbot Sport UK
Peugeot 405 MI 16
Robb Gravett, GB
1994 L4   18 laps, 33.17,29 10 1.48,27    
12 2 20 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Sean Walker, GB
1998 L4   17 16 1.50,15   Pit stop: accident damage
13 3 16 Judge Developments
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Dennis Leech, GB
1993 L4   17 20 1.56,60    
14   6 Vauxhall Sport / Dave Cook Racing Services
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Jeff Allam, GB
1998 L4   16 4 1.47,77    
15   78 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Alex Portman, GB
1998 L4   15 15 1.50,14    
DNF   12 Rimstock Racing / Team Dynamics
BMW M3
Matt Neal, GB
1998 L4   9 19 1.50,65   Accident
DNF   23 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
Kieth Odor, GB
1998 L4   8 8 1.48,16   Electrics
DNF   30 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Kris Nissen, DK
1989 L4   2 7 1.48,09   Accident
DNF   32 Shell Mazda Racing Team / RD Motorsport
Mazda 323F
Patrick Watts, GB
2000 L4     14 1.49,29   Accident
DNF   10 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Sugden, GB
1989 L4     3 1.47,42   Accident