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Fuji Films Championship Finals Day

Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 4/10/1992
Track length: 5.230 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 23
Starters: 23
Finishers: 17

Pole position: Rouse in 2.19,27
Fastest lap: Soper in 2.01,88 = 154,34 kmh

Distance: 15 laps
Average speed: 151,86 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Class 2
Car info: 1992 Cars

 

Again, second practice was washed out so only one wet qualifying session decided on starting positions - and again it was an unusual grid. Of the trio of championship candidates, Cleland fared best despite a failing power steering with seventh fastest, way down on polesitter Rouse. Brake problems resulted in 9th for Hoy, and Harvey was only 12th fastest after gambling on dry settings.
After the start, Rouse was in the lead ahead of Allam, Leslie and Soper but when the latter dived for the inside at Club corner, but it resulted in a wild spin and the BMW was collected by Gravett; Soper’s car now looked like a 318 Compact and since this car hadn’t reached the market yet it may have been noticed in Munich. He could continue however although dead last. Leslie was still in third, Bailey now was fourth ahead of Cleland, Odor and Harvey. But now Cleland passed Bailey, and Harvey followed, removing poor Bailey from the track. Now the title contenders were fourth, fifth and sixth, but since the title would go to Cleland if the order remained the same, Harvey continuously attacked the man from Scotland, passing, losing the place again until he went by on lap 7. This still was enough for Cleland however. The battle up front was intense as well, with Leslie taking second in lap 9 and trying for the lead; another touch and Leslie was leading, Rouse using all his reflexes to stay second - and getting his act together the next lap when he masterly took the lead again. All this brought the first six together, while Soper appeared in eight after another impressive journey through the field.
Harvey now got the habit of Toyota-banging; trying the same trick he used with Bailey against Hoy on the penultimate lap, the latter went to the grass but Harvey dropped back as well to sixth, behind Cleland and Soper. Soper was on the move now; with a clean outbraking manoeuvre he took fourth, and at Club Harvey did the same and then was waved into fourth by Soper. The order was now Rouse, Allam, Leslie, Harvey, Soper and Cleland, while Hoy was further down. This order gave the championship to Harvey, so Cleland had to get fifth: he dived inside the BMW at Brooklands, an optimistic move but he seemed to get away with it - though he would have rolled if Soper hadn’t been next to him to stop just that. Then, at the next corner, Cleland was on the outside, Soper on the inside: they both ended in the barriers, with a furious Cleland now having lost the title. Rouse won the race just a tenth over Allam and little more over Leslie. But Harvey’s fourth was enough for the title, while the privateer TOCA cup went to Kaye who finished an excellent eight, and finished tenth overall in the points table.


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   3 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Andy Rouse, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 30.58,16 1 2.19,27 2.02,55  
2   6 Vauxhall Sport / Dave Cook Racing Services
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Jeff Allam, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 30.58,26 2 2.20,08 2.02,63  
3   79 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
David Leslie, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 35.58,88 6 2.20,50 2.01,93  
4   8 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Harvey, GB
1989 L4   15 laps, 31.03,25 12 2.22,27 2.02,15  
5   1 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Will Hoy, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 31.05,66 9 2.21,26 2.02,61  
6   10 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Sugden, GB
1989 L4   15 laps, 31.07,45 17 2.25,26 2.02,57  
7   30 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Kris Nissen, DK
1989 L4   15 laps, 31.18,62 10 2.22,21 2.03,32  
8 1 11 Park Lane Racing
Toyota Carina II
James Kaye, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 31.30,21 8 2.20,64 2.04,36  
9   17 Peugeot Talbot Sport UK
Peugeot 405 MI 16
Ian Flux, GB
1994 L4   15 laps, 31.31,33 20 2.26,89 2.04,19  
10   34 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
Tiff Needell, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 31.33,28 13 2.22,75 2.04,26  
11   32 Shell Mazda Racing Team / RD Motorsport
Mazda 323F
Patrick Watts, GB
2000 L4   15 laps, 31.34,43 14 2.22,76    
12 2 12 Rimstock Racing / Team Dynamics
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Matt Neal, GB
1989 L4   15 laps, 31.48,28 18 2.26,12    
13   14 Toyota Racing / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Julian Bailey, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 31.59,78 3 2.20,22    
14 3 20 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Sean Walker, GB
1998 L4   15 laps, 32.01,32 21 2.27,43    
15 4 16 Judge Developments
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Dennis Leech, GB
1993 L4   15 laps, 32.30,05 23 2.46,87    
16   45 Peugeot Talbot Sport UK
Peugeot 405 MI 16
Robb Gravett, GB
1994 L4   15 laps, 32.43,80 5 2.20,50    
17 5 33 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Alister Lyall, GB
1998 L4   14 15 2.24,10    
DNF   2 Vauxhall Sport / Dave Cook Racing Services
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
John Cleland, GB
1998 L4   13 7 2.20,53   Accident
DNF   4 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Steve Soper, GB
1989 L4   13 4 2.20,28 2.01,88 Accident
DNF   25  
BMW M3
Ian Forrest, GB
1998 L4   6 22 2.37,12   Mechanical
DNF   23 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
Kieth Odor, GB
1998 L4   1 11 2.22,25   Mechanical
DNF   78 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Alex Portman, GB
1998 L4     19 2.26,22   Mechanical
DNF   24 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
James Weaver, GB
1998 L4     16 2.24,40   Gear selection