BTCC: Donington test 98-03-19

News from the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship Donington Park, 19/3/98 THOMPSON SETS PACE AT DONINGTON James Thompson once again emerged quickest of the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship combatants at...

News from the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship Donington Park, 19/3/98

THOMPSON SETS PACE AT DONINGTON

James Thompson once again emerged quickest of the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship combatants at Donington Park this afternoon (Thurs), Honda's 23- year-old Yorkshire terrier repeating the form he showed in BTCC official tests on Tuesday.

Thompson's Accord lapped the Leicestershire track in 1m 9.860s, just six-hundredths of a second shy of Alain Menu's qualifying record. Reigning champion Menu could manage no better than eighth fastest in his Laguna, three places behind his team-mate Jason Plato.

It was Swede Rickard Rydell who ran Thompson closest, his Volvo a tenth off the Brit's pace. An encouraging third fastest for Peugeot was 1992 Champion Tim Harvey. BTCC newcomer Yvan Muller took fourth spot for Audi.

Yet again there were five different manufacturers in the top five places. Less than a second separated top man Thompson from the 11th-placed Vauxhall of Derek Warwick.

The first round of the 1998 Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship takes place at Thruxton in Hampshire on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 13.

Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship Official testing / Donington Park, Leicestershire / 19 March 1998 1 James Thompson GB Honda Accord 1m 09.860s 100.86mph 2 Rickard Rydell SWE Volvo S40 1m 09.995s 3 Tim Harvey GB Peugeot 406 1m 10.196s 4 Yvan Muller FRA Audi A4 1m 10.227s 5 Jason Plato GB Renault Laguna 1m 10.273s 6 Peter Kox NL Honda Accord 1m 10.291s 7 John Cleland GB Vauxhall Vectra 1m 10.502s 8 Alain Menu SWI Renault Laguna 1m 10.548s 9 Paul Radisich NZ Peugeot 406 1m 10.615s 10 Gianni Morbidelli ITA Volvo S40 1m 10.735s

-- Official BTCC website www.btcc.co.uk

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