BTCC: Silverstone testing

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Official Testing: Silverstone, 10/6/96 VOLVO driver Kelvin Burt has been ruled unfit for this weekend's (Jun 16) twin rounds of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship at ...

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Official Testing: Silverstone, 10/6/96

VOLVO driver Kelvin Burt has been ruled unfit for this weekend's (Jun 16) twin rounds of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship at Snetterton. Burt, who was injured last month in a crash at Oulton Park, was today (Mon) said by TOCA doctor Paul Trafford to have made a remarkable recovery but was still only 95 per cent fit.

It is hoped that Burt will be 100 per cent ready for the BTCC races at Brands Hatch at the end of June. His car will be driven at Snetterton on Sunday by young Formula 3 frontrunner Jamie Davies, who today posted 10th quickest time in official BTCC testing on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

Quickest at Silverstone was the 1991 Champion Will Hoy, driving a Renault Laguna. Hoy was almost a tenth of a second quicker than '93 Champ Jo Winkelhock in his BMW, with James Thompson third quickest for Vauxhall.

Championship leader Frank Biela was back in action today after a short break from testing for a minor back operation. He was 11th quickest in his four-wheel-drive Audi A4 after an afternoon's work in a car shared with team-mate John Bintcliffe.

OFFICIAL BTCC TESTING TIMES Silverstone, 10/6/96 1 Will Hoy (GB), Renault Laguna, 1m 56.762s, 97.24mph; 2 Jo Winkelhock (Ger), BMW 320i, 1:56.855; 3 James Thompson (GB), Vauxhall Vectra, 1:56.946; 4 Roberto Ravaglia (It), BMW 320i, 1:56.975; 5 Alain Menu (Switz), Renault Laguna, 1:56.978; 6 Rickard Rydell (Swe), Volvo 850, 1:57.003; 7 James Kaye (GB), Honda Accord, 1:57.052; 8 Tim Harvey (GB), Peugeot 406, 1:57.205; 9 John Cleland (GB), Vauxhall Vectra, 1:57.306; 10 Jamie Davies (GB), Volvo 850, 1:57.359; 11 Frank Biela (Ger), Audi A4, 1:57.511; 12 David Leslie (GB), Honda Accord, 1:57.842.

-- Official BTCC website: Best in British Motor Sport http://www.demon.co.uk/racing

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Series BTCC
Drivers Frank Biela , Jamie Davies , Tim Harvey , David Leslie , James Thompson , Kelvin Burt , John Cleland , James Kaye , Rickard Rydell , Will Hoy , Roberto Ravaglia , Alain Menu