BTCC: Thruxton Friday testing

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Thruxton, 23/8/96 David Leslie this afternoon (Fri) lopped more than half a second from yesterday's best lap time in official testing for rounds 21 and 22 of the Auto Trader RAC ...

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Thruxton, 23/8/96 David Leslie this afternoon (Fri) lopped more than half a second from yesterday's best lap time in official testing for rounds 21 and 22 of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship at Thruxton. The Honda team leader lapped the Hampshire circuit more than a tenth of a second quicker than his nearest rival, Renault's Alain Menu, with Jo Winkelhock third for BMW.

John Bintcliffe outpaced his Audi team-mate and champion elect Frank Biela to record fifth best time; Biela -- who stands to clinch the Auto Trader Championship drivers' crown if he can score well at Thruxton on Bank Holiday Monday -- was ninth fastest.

Official qualifying takes place at Thruxton tomorrow (Saty), with Monday's twin races likely to attract a record crowd to the circuit. OFFICIAL TESTING TIMES THRUXTON, 23/8/96 1 David Leslie (GB), Honda Accord, 1m 17.078s, 110.03mph; 2 Alain Menu (Switz), Renault Laguna, 1:17.214; 3 Jo Winkelhock (Ger), BMW 320i, 1:17.490; 4 Will Hoy (GB), Renault Laguna, 1:17.752; 5 John Bintcliffe (GB), Audi A4, 1:17.986; 6 James Thompson (GB), Vauxhall Vectra, 1:18.066; 7 John Cleland (GB), Vauxhall Vectra, 1:18.074; 8 Roberto Ravaglia (It), BMW 320i, 1:18.155; 9 Frank Biela (Ger), Audi A4, 1:18.187; 10 Patrick Watts (GB), Peugeot 406, 1:18.403; 11 Peter Kox (Neth), BMW 320i, 1:18.460; 12 James Kaye (GB), Honda Accord, 1:18.671.

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

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