WORLD CUP TEAMS ANNOUNCED

THE national teams which will contest this year's FIA Touring Car World Cup at Paul Ricard, France, on October 15 have been announced. Each country is permitted to nominate up to five drivers, and manufacturers who are under- represented may also nominate drivers.

AUSTRALIA David Brabham, BMW Brad Jones, Audi

AUSTRIA Alexander Gaggi, TBA Hans Stuck, Audi

BELGIUM Thierry Boutsen, Ford Eric van de Poele, Nissan

CZECH REPUBLIC Vaclav Bervid, BMW Milos Bychl, BMW Josef Kopecky, Ford Ottokar Kransky, Ford Josef Michl, BMW

ESTONIA Tonu Soomer, BMW

FRANCE Alain Cudini, Opel Eric Hlary, Opel Yvan Muller, BMW

GERMANY Roland Asch, Ford Frank Biela, Audi Armin Hahne, Honda Sascha Maassen, Nissan Joachim Winkelhock, BMW

GREAT BRITAIN Kelvin Burt, Ford John Cleland, Vauxhall Anthony Reid, Opel Steve Soper, BMW James Thompson, Vauxhall

NETHERLANDS Peter Kox, BMW

ITALY Rinaldo Capello, Audi Roberto Colciago, Opel Emanuele Naspetti, BMW Emanuele Pirro, Audi Gabriele Tarquini, Alfa Romeo

NEW ZEALAND Greg Murphy, Audi Paul Radisich, Ford

SOUTH AFRICA Mike Briggs, Opel Deon Joubert, BMW Shaun van der Linde, BMW

SPAIN Jordi Gene, Opel Luis Sala, Nissan

SWEDEN Peggen Andersson, BMW

SWITZERLAND Johnny Hauser, Ford Alain Menu, Renault

VENEZUELA Johnny Cecotto, BMW

MANUFACTURERS Tim Harvey (GB), Volvo Will Hoy (GB), Renault David Leslie (GB), Honda Klaus Niedzwiedz (D), Honda Rickard Rydell (S), Volvo

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