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Mon 03 Nov 1997
BTCC: 1998 rule revisions

BTCC: 1998 rule revisions

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 3/11/97 Qualifying and race changes add to the action for 1998 BTCC Exciting new initiatives are being introduced into next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship aimed at...

Mon 13 Oct 1997
BTCC: Tourist Trophy preview

BTCC: Tourist Trophy preview

GLOBAL GRID FOR THE TOURIST TROPHY * Winner takes all in pounds25,000 showdown * Cosmopolitan grid as the BTCC's best take on the world * 'Quattrophenia' as Audi says farewell to its 4WD supercars The stars of the Auto Trader RAC Touring...

Tue 05 Aug 1997
BTCC: 1998 calendar announced

BTCC: 1998 calendar announced

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 5/8/97 TOCA announces provisional dates for 1998 The provisional calendar for next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship is announced today (Tuesday). Britain's premier motor...

Sat 18 Oct 1997
BTCC: Tourist Trophy qualifying, Donington Park

BTCC: Tourist Trophy qualifying, Donington Park

NEWS FROM THE RAC TOURIST TROPHY, DONINGTON PARK, 18/10/97 THE Renault and Nissan teams played a canny game of tactics at Donington Park this afternoon (Saty) in official qualifying for tomorrow's running of the Ukpounds25,000 RAC Tourist ...

Thu 10 Apr 1997
BTCC: Weight limits revised

BTCC: Weight limits revised

News from the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship 19/05/97 BTCC minimum weight limits are revised TOCA Limited, organiser of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship, announces today (Monday) that, with immediate effect, the...

BTCC: BTCC Rules FAQ

BTCC: BTCC Rules FAQ

BTCC Rules FAQ Based on messages to the touringcar-l mailing list Details collated by Stephen M Baines (stephen@vollans.demon.co.uk) FAQ based on the reply by: Nigel Clark (nigel@redshoes.demon.co.uk) With additional input and verification ...

Thu 16 Oct 1997
BTCC: Donington TT testing

BTCC: Donington TT testing

PLATO TOP RUNNER IN TT TESTS Renault's Jason Plato this afternoon (Thurs) topped the timesheets at Donington Park in official testing for Sunday's (Oct 19) running of Britain's oldest - and richest - race, the RAC Tourist Trophy, the ...

Thu 10 Apr 1997
BTCC: Auto Trader extents sponsorship

BTCC: Auto Trader extents sponsorship

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 9/4/97 Auto Trader extends BTCC sponsorship TOCA Limited, organiser of the RAC British Touring Car Championship, is delighted to announce that Auto Trader has renewed its ...

BTCC: 1997 Entry list 97-02-24

BTCC: 1997 Entry list 97-02-24

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 24/2/97 OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST RELEASED No fewer than five former British Touring Car Champions appear on the official entry list for the 1997 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship,...

Wed 31 Dec 1997
BTCC: Knockhill - Paul Radisich Review

BTCC: Knockhill - Paul Radisich Review

A Day in the Rain While south of the border basked in sunshine, the weather at Knockhill could have been mistaken for a disappointing October day. Persistent rain, strong winds and cool temperatures challenged hardened race-goers determined to...

Sun 19 Oct 1997
BTCC: Donington TT report

BTCC: Donington TT report

MENU WINS RAC TOURIST TROPHY Alain Menu left Donington Park UKpounds25,000 richer this afternoon (Sun) and with his name inscribed once more on one of the world's most famous motor sporting trophies. Menu's victory for Renault in the...

Thu 10 Apr 1997
BTCC: Champion Gravett returns

BTCC: Champion Gravett returns

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 16/4/97 Former champion Gravett returns Robb Gravett, the 1990 British Touring Car Champion, is an exciting late entry into this year's Auto Trader Championship. Having missed...

BTCC: Donington report 97-06-15

BTCC: Donington report 97-06-15

Biela and Menu the Donington victors DESPITE a defeat at the hands of reigning champion Frank Biela in one race and a poor opening lap in the second, the seemingly unstoppable Alain Menu nonetheless left Donington Park this afternoon (Sun) with...

Fri 03 Oct 1997
BTCC: Honda names drivers

BTCC: Honda names drivers

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 3/10/97 Honda names drivers for all-action Tourist Trophy Honda has announced an all-star line-up for the famous Tourist Trophy race, to be held at Donington Park on Sunday October 19. ...

Thu 10 Apr 1997
BTCC: Donington report

BTCC: Donington report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 31/3/97 THE Renault team staged a near perfect start to its 1997 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship campaign at Donington Park this afternoon (Mon), Alain Menu winning in...

BTCC: TOCA announcement

BTCC: TOCA announcement

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 5/2/97 TOCA Limited, organiser of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship, announces today that all rounds of the championship will not count towards, nor have any bearing on,...

BTCC: Million-pound prize for 98 BTCC

BTCC: Million-pound prize for 98 BTCC

News from the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship 1/12/97 BTCC cash bonanza as TOCA offers million-pound prize A million-pound prize is up for grabs in next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship as part of a huge prize and...

BTCC: Brands Hatch race report

BTCC: Brands Hatch race report

Menu and Thompson the Brands Hatch victors Live BBC TV cameras and a trackside crowd of 37,000 enjoyed a vintage display of Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship action at Brands Hatch today (Sun), Alain Menu winning one of this afternoon's...

Fri 08 Aug 1997
BTCC: Williams/ASHA agreement

BTCC: Williams/ASHA agreement

British Racing Champions to Develop Race Cars with ASHA Traction Technology SANTA BARBARA, Calif., August 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ASHA Corporation (Nasdaq: ASHA) announces that it has signed a 2-year agreement with Williams Touring Car Ltd of Dideot,...

Thu 10 Apr 1997
BTCC: Donington Park qualifying 97-06-14

BTCC: Donington Park qualifying 97-06-14

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 14/6/97 THE Volvo team was denied its first pole position of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship season at Donington Park this afternoon (Saty) when Kelvin Burt -- who ...

Thu 04 Dec 1997
BTCC: new tyre rules for 98

BTCC: new tyre rules for 98

News from the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship 4/12/97 BTCC announces new tyre regulations for 1998 Following positive discussions with both Michelin and Dunlop, TOCA Limited is delighted to announce that new tyre regulations have...

Wed 31 Dec 1997
BTCC: Thruxton Paul Radisich Review

BTCC: Thruxton Paul Radisich Review

Paul Radisich Thruxton Review British Touring Car CHampionship Rounds 17 and 18 Sunday 2nd August 1998 It was a day of mixed fortune for Paul Radisich, claiming two points in round 17 but in contrast retiring from round 18 - the feature race -...

Sun 21 Sep 1997
BTCC: Silverstone report

BTCC: Silverstone report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 21/9/97 THE title-winning Renault team ended the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship in appropriate style at Silverstone this afternoon (Sun), Alain Menu and Jason Plato claiming...

Fri 05 Sep 1997
BTCC: Brands Hatch testing 97-09-05

BTCC: Brands Hatch testing 97-09-05

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 5/9/97 PROSPECTS for an action-packed pair of Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship rounds at Brands Hatch on Sunday were given a boost this afternoon (Fri) by one of the ...

Sat 20 Sep 1997
BTCC: Silverstone qualifying 97-09-20

BTCC: Silverstone qualifying 97-09-20

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 20/9/97 JASON PLATO this afternoon (Saty) boosted his hopes of finishing the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship season as runner-up to his Renault team-mate Alain Menu with a pair...

Sun 07 Sep 1997
BTCC: Brands Hatch report 97-09-07

BTCC: Brands Hatch report 97-09-07

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 7/9/97 AUDI AND VOLVO SHARE BRANDS HATCH HONOURS A thrilling pair of Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship races at Brands Hatch this afternoon (Sun) saw both the old order and...

Thu 10 Apr 1997
BTCC: 98 calendar revised

BTCC: 98 calendar revised

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 2/9/97 Opening date change for '98 Auto Trader Championship The provisional calendar for the 1998 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship has been further revised, with the opening ...

Sun 10 Aug 1997
BTCC: Snetterton report 97-08-10

BTCC: Snetterton report 97-08-10

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Menu clinches championship with Snetterton victory Alain Menu claimed the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship drivers' title this afternoon (Sun) in virtuoso style, the Swiss...

Sat 09 Aug 1997
BTCC: Snetterton qualifying 97-08-09

BTCC: Snetterton qualifying 97-08-09

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 9/8/97 Champion elect Alain Menu edged a little closer to the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship drivers' title at Snetterton this afternoon (Saty), claiming pole position --...

Fri 27 Jun 1997
BTCC: Croft testing 96-06-27

BTCC: Croft testing 96-06-27

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 27/6/97 MENU LEADS THE WAY AT CROFT WITH less than a second covering the top 12 runners in today's (Fri) final official test session at Croft, there are excellent prospects...

Wed 10 Dec 1997
BTCC: Morbidelli joins Volvo

BTCC: Morbidelli joins Volvo

Morbidelli swaps Formula 1 for BTCC Grand Prix star Gianni Morbidelli is to contest next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship. The recruitment by Volvo of the 29-year- old Italian as team-mate to Rickard Rydell was announced today ...

Thu 10 Apr 1997
BTCC: Oulton Park May  report 97-05-26

BTCC: Oulton Park May report 97-05-26

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 26/5/97 Alain Menu and the Renault team this afternoon (Mon) showed their Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship rivals a clean pair of wheels at Oulton Park, winning both ...

BTCC: Renault signs Plato

BTCC: Renault signs Plato

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 9/1/97 PLATO TO DRIVE SECOND WILLIAMS RENAULT Talented British youngster Jason Plato has landed the coveted number two seat in the Williams Renault team for this year's Auto...

Sun 03 Aug 1997
BTCC: Knockhill report 97-08-03

BTCC: Knockhill report 97-08-03

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Audi duo take Knockhill double top The Audi team this afternoon (Sun) revisited the form which swept Frank Biela to outright victory in last year's Auto Trader RAC Touring...

Sat 23 Aug 1997
BTCC: Thruxton qualifying 97-08-23

BTCC: Thruxton qualifying 97-08-23

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 23/8/97 RICKARD RYDELL and James Thompson this afternoon (Saty) proved themselves the fastest men in the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship, on the fastest circuit in the ...

Fri 12 Sep 1997
BTCC: testing Silverstone 12/9/97

BTCC: testing Silverstone 12/9/97

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 12/9/97 JASON PLATO'S hopes of finishing series runner-up to his Renault team-mate Alain Menu in the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship received a boost this afternoon (Fri) when...