1999 BANKFIN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 15 AND 16, EAST LONDON GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT ACE DAY, 16/10/99 Colin Windell Briton Mark Peters (BP Nissan Primera) took his second win of the season in the first of the two races with Anthony Taylor...
1999 BANKFIN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 15 AND 16, EAST LONDON GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT ACE DAY, 16/10/99
Briton Mark Peters (BP Nissan Primera) took his second win of the season in the first of the two races with Anthony Taylor (Engen Audi) claiming his second chequer for the season later in the day.
Pole sitter Duncan Vos (BP Nissan Primera) made the running in the early laps but gave up the lead to Peters midway through when he outbraked himself onto the main straight. He recovered to finish second with Terry Moss (Engen Audi) taking the final podium place after having battled up from ninth on the grid - passing reigning champion Giniel de Villiers (BP Nissan Primera) on the last lap.
A sudden rainsquall midway through the race had drivers on their toes and when Vos went wide Shaun Watson-Smith (Petronas Opel Vectra) was looking good for second until his battery lost power and he was forced to retire.
Taylor set up his winning run in the second race with a demon outbraking move at Cocobana on the second lap, coming from fourth to second. He then unceremoniously forced his way past race leader Marco do Santos (Valid Value Nissan Primera), the youngster dropping back to ninth as a result.
Watson-Smith managed to power past Taylor of lap eight but could not hold it together and spun off, giving Taylor a clear run to finish five seconds ahead of the Sasol BMWs of Shaun van der Linde and Michael Briggs.
All three works Nissans made heavy weather of race spinning off at various times - Peters giving up third place when he went off to finish ninth.
SOUTH AFRICAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUNDS 15 & 16, EAST LONDON GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT (ZA), 2 x 12 LAPS, 94,08 Km, OCT 16, Race 1 1. Mark Peters (Nissan Primera) 18m46,71s, 01m28,45s, 150 km/h; 2. Duncan Vos (Nissan Primera) 18m46,98s; 3. Terry Moss (Audi A4) 18m47,63s; 4. Deon Joubert (BMW 318i) 18m48,94s; 5. Marco dos Santos (Nissan Primera) 18m49,47s; 6. Shaun van der Linde (BMW 318i) 18m54,17s; 7. Giniel de Villiers (Nissan Primera) 19m05,48s; 8. Chris Aberdein (Audi A4) 19m11,59s; 9. Michael Briggs (BMW 318i) 19m47,30s; 10. George Bezuidenhout (Nissan Primera - Procar) 20m10,92 Fastest lap: Peters, 1m 28,45 Race 2 1. Anthony Taylor (Audi A4) 17m48,11, 01m28,11, 159 km/h; 2. Shaun van der Linde (BMW 318i) 17m53,88s; 3. Michael Briggs (BMW 318i) 17m54,22s; 4. Terry Moss (Audi A4) 17m54,75s; 5. Marco dos Santos (Nissan Primera) 17m54,87s; 6. Chris Aberdein (Audi A4) 17m55,08s; 7. Shaun Watson-Smith (Opel Vectra) 17m55,11s; 8. Duncan Vos (Nissan Primera) 17m59,37s; 9. Mark Peters (Nissan Primera) 18m06,85s; 9. Deon Joubert (BMW 318i) 18m08,38s; 10. Cliff Wilkinson (Nissan Sentra - Procar) 18m48,54 Fastest lap: Taylor, 1 min 28,11
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS Touring Car Drivers 1 De Villiers 180; 2 Dos Santos 122; 3 Van der Linde 130; 4 Vos 120; 5 Peters 97; 6 Taylor 89; 7 Briggs 81; 8 Deon Joubert 68; 9 Watson-Smith 67; 10 Aberdein 64.