Motor Sport: Title success for Tarquini

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The Independent Online
GABRIELE TARQUINI secured the RAC British Touring Car Championship with a fine pair of results at Silverstone yesterday.

The Italian driver took the title by finishing second to Tim Harvey in the first race, after his title rival Paul Radisich suffered an engine failure in his Ford Mondeo. Harvey's victory - his first of the season - was his swan- song for the Renault team, who have told him to look elsewhere for a drive for next season.

Tarquini went on to clinch securethe manufacturers' and teams' championships for Alfa Romeo with victory in the second race of the day, despite suffering from flu for a week.

'For me, the British Touring Car Championship is the best series in Europe, with the most competitive cars and drivers,' he said.