Sporting Digest: Motor Racing

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AUTO TRADER RAC BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP (Brands Hatch): Round 16 (32 laps, 38.51 miles): 1 J Winkelhock (Ger) BMW 318i, 25min 52.01sec; 2 G Tarquini (It) Alfa Romeo 155, +0.59; 3 G Simoni (It) Alfa Romeo 155, +3.55; 4 T Harvey (GB) Renault Laguna, +10.25; 5 S Soper (GB) BMW 318i, +15.14; 6 P Watts (GB) Peugeot 405, +16.05; 7 A Menu (Swit) Renault Laguna, +16.18; 8 E O'Brien (GB) Peugeot 405, +16.33; 9 J Lammers (Neth) Volvo 850 Estate, +19.16; 10 J Bailey (GB) Toyota Carina, +19.42. Round 17 (29 laps, 34.63 miles): 1 Winkelhock 23min 27.38sec; 2 Tarquini +0.63sec; 3 Simoni +2.26; 4 Soper +6.90; 5 Lammers +10.83; 6 Bailey +10.99; 7 Menu +14.54; 8 P Radisich (NZ) Ford Mondeo, +19.54; 9 R Rydell (Swe) Volvo 850 Estate, +20.83; 10 T Needell (GB) Nissan Primera, +27.05. Leading Championship standings: Drivers: 1 Tarquini 246pts; 2 Radisich 183; 3 Menu 156; 4 J Cleland (GB) 146; 5 Winkelhock 125; 6 Simoni 102. Manufacturers: 1 Alfa Romeo 252pts; 2 Ford 217; 3 BMW 208; 4 Vauxhall 186; 5 Renault 181; 6 Peugeot 153.

SUZUKA INTERNATIONAL 1,000KM RACE (Suzuka, Japan): 1 B Wollek, J P Jarier and J Pareja (Porsche Turbo LM) 6hs 25min 9.415sec (avge speed 147.98kph/ 91.

95mph); 2 K Takahashi, K Tsuchiya and A Iida (Honda NSX) 6:26:26.536; 3 Y Kamata and K Takamura (Oscar SK5) 6:27:9.996.

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