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Taylor Bloxham Race Day

Silverstone National Circuit, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 5/4/1992
Track length: 2.655 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 22
Finishers: 19

Pole position: Cleland in 1.02,93
Fastest lap: Cleland in 1.03,45 = 150,57 kmh

Distance: 25 laps
Average speed: 148,65 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Class 2
Car info: 1992 Cars

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Although the field hadn’t grown much compared to 1991, the quality had improved; the numbers 1-18 on the grid were within 2 seconds and there were many new cars and teams. BMW had two semi-works teams with the new E36 coupé, Vic lee and Prodrive, Rouse brought three Carinas (one for champion Hoy) and there was a private car for Kaye; Ray Mallock had rebuilt two ex-works Cavaliers for Ecurie Ecosse while the works cars were prepared by Dave Cook. 1990 champion Gravett had a Peugeot 405, Watts a Mazda 323F and there were some E30 M3s for the privateers.
Winter testing had improved the works Cavaliers, and with pole and a win Cleland had a fine start of the season, helped by the switch to Yokohama tires. After a fight with Hoy, Cleland stayed out in front.
The rouse Carinas did a fine job too, with second and fourth for Rouse and Hoy, while Allam finished third. And BMW? After a disastrous test on Tuesday, the Vic Lee team worked flat out to prepare the cars, arriving at the circuit 5 minutes after the start of first practice! Harvey farted well in the race in fifth, only to drop back with fuel starvation problems as well as a loose bonnet.


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   25 laps in 26.46,51 1 1.02,93 1.03,45  
2   3 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Andy Rouse, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 26.47,59 2 1.03,24 1.03,58  
3   6 Vauxhall Sport / Dave Cook Racing Services
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Jeff Allam, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 26.47,89 4 1.03,61 1.03,55  
4   1 Team Securicor ICS Toyota / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Will Hoy, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 26.52,30 3 1.03,39 1.03,55  
5   10 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Sugden, GB
1989 L4   25 laps in 26.56,41 7 1.03,88 1.03,78  
6   23 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
Kieth Odor, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.06,76 5 1.03,76 1.04,13  
7   79 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
David Leslie, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.12,25 12 1.04,29 1.04,51  
8   8 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Tim Harvey, GB
1989 L4   25 laps in 27.12,92 6 1.03,77 1.03,73 Fuel starvation
9   5 M Team Shell Racing with Listerine / Vic Lee Motorsport
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Ray Bellm, GB
1989 L4   25 laps in 27.13,31 10 1.04,28 1.04,50  
10   30 M Team Mobil / Prodrive
BMW 318iS coupé E36
Alain Menu, CH
1989 L4   25 laps in 27.14,55 8 1.03,91 1.04,50  
11   78 Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall / RML Group
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Bobby Verdon-Roe, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.16,68 9 1.04,28    
12 1 17 Roy Kennedy Racing
BMW M3
Ian Flux, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.19,65 11 1.04,29    
13 2 20 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Sean Walker, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.32,39 14 1.04,50    
14 3 12 Rimstock Racing / Team Dynamics
BMW M3
Matt Neal, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.32,62 16 1.04,57    
15   45 Peugeot Talbot Sport UK
Peugeot 405 MI 16
Robb Gravett, GB
1994 L4   25 laps in 27.32,94 15 1.04,51    
16 4 22 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Karl Jones, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.35,44 17 1.04,69    
17 5 15 Bristow Motorsport
BMW M3
Laurence Bristow, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.35,74 19 1.05,14    
18 6 33 Techspeed Racing
BMW M3
Guy Povey, GB
1998 L4   25 laps in 27.41,97 21 1.05,45    
19   24 Nissan Janspeed Racing
Nissan Primera GT
Andy Middlehurst, GB
1998 L4   24 13 1.04,37    
DNF   11 Park Lane Racing
Toyota Carina II
James Kaye, GB
1998 L4   18 18 1.04,71   Throttle cable
DNF   14 Toyota Racing / Rouse Sport
Toyota Carina II
Thorkild Thyrring, DK
1998 L4   6 20 1.05,26   Misfire
DNF   32 Shell Mazda Racing Team / RD Motorsport
Mazda 323F
Patrick Watts, GB
2000 L4   2 22 1.06,06   Engine