Articles tagged John Cleland

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HSCC, Thruxton

John Cleland wins a touring car race in a Vauxhall Vectra. Tiff Needell scores a dramatic Formula Ford victory in a Lotus 69… the very same chassis in which he notched up his first such success, and at the very same circuit, 42 years beforehand. Thruxton’s second Easter Revival was a masterclass in the art of time distortion. While Cleland and Needell made headlines, star of the meeting was...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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Historic racing news

Saloon aces on parade Touring car champions to star at historic events | By Paul Lawrence The boom in popularity of the current British Touring Car Championship – and the buzz around the cars that raced in the Super Touring era – shows no sign of abating as BTCC drivers take leading roles at the biggest classic festivals of the summer. Double BTCC champion Jason Plato is one of the first stars...

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TOURING CARS - PAUL RADISICH COLUMN

On top of the world Paul Radisich, Touring Car World Champion – it’s got a nice ring to it. In fact I think I’ll say it again – Paul Radisich, Touring Car World Champion. To retain this title – I won it at Monza last year –doesn’t make up for failing to win the British Touring Car Championship – that’s a year of effort and the World Cup was just one week – but the kudos it carries makes it very...

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Super Touring expands

The growing race series for Super Touring Cars of the 1990s will run alongside the modern BTCC this summer, with two races for the HSCC-run category on the Oulton Park support bill on June 7/8. Former BTCC stars Patrick Watts and John Cleland are due to be among a strong grid for the high-profile event. The Super Touring Trophy schedule is Thruxton (April 19/20), Oulton Park (June 7/8), Brands...

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Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

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News brief

The 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s 1964 British Saloon Car Championship victory will be celebrated when the modern-day BTCC visits Knockhill, Fife, next August. Clark was the first of only three Scots to have won the title, with John Cleland (1989 and 1995) and Gordon Shedden (2012) following. The Jim Clark Trust will attend the event with a display of Clark’s cars, memorabilia and trophies. “It...

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Relight the fire

Alan Gow first took charge of the BTCC as it hit its Super Touring stride. Second time round, he’s manufacturing a different success story By Paul Fearnley Twenty years ago at Silverstone, the late Will Hoy, bless his fireproof socks, won the opening round of a new-look British Touring Car Championship. Saloonatics of all shapes and capacities had been door-handling since 1958; the difference...

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The month in Motor Sport

June 16: Having passed scrutineering at Le Mans, the Jaguar X122005 are declared illegal after it is observed that they are running without catalysts. After some discussion. TWR appeals and the cars are allowed to run pending the outcome. 16: Shortly after setting what was to be the Le Mans pole time, Philippe Alliot crashes his Peugeot. Although the car is initially declared to be a write-off,...

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Consistent, persistent, insistent

Some journalists – no names, no pack drill – seem to think that the British Touring Car Championship is as good as over. It's true that Alfa Romeo stole all the early headlines and that Gabriele Tarquini put together a string of victories at the start of the season, but I'm only 30 points – which can be recouped in the course of a double-header race meeting behind him. This championship is so...

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