BTCC: Donington testing 97-03-29

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 29/3/97 Swedish ace Rickard Rydell posted a warning to his Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship rivals this afternoon (Saty) by setting a blistering pace at Donington Park in...

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 29/3/97 Swedish ace Rickard Rydell posted a warning to his Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship rivals this afternoon (Saty) by setting a blistering pace at Donington Park in final official testing for Easter Monday's opening rounds of the series.

Rydell and his new TWR-prepared Volvo S40 posted the fastest ever touring car lap of the Leicestershire circuit with a time of 1m 35.992s, more than three-tenths of a second inside Rydell's own qualifying record. Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship Official testing, Donington Park 29/3/97 1 Rickard Rydell (Swe), Volvo S40, 1m 35.992s, 93.75mph/150.88kmh; 2 Alain Menu (Switz), Renault Laguna, 1m 36.046s; 3 Jason Plato (GB), Renault Laguna, 1m 36.189s.

----- BTCC97 www.demon.co.uk/racing/

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