Sporting Digest: Motor Sport

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The Independent Online
BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP (Brands Hatch, 30 laps, 36.11 miles; GB unless stated): Second round: 1 G Tarquini (It) Alfa Romeo 155 24min 04.82sec (89.96mph); 2 G Simoni (It) Alfa Romeo 155 3.14sec behind; 3 J Cleland, Vauxhall Cavalier +7.92; 4 A Rouse, Ford Mondeo +8.04; 5 P Radisich (NZ) Ford Mondeo +15.36; 6 J Allam, Vauxhall Cavalier +15.77. Total Cup for privateers: N Smith, Vauxhall Cavalier. Fastest lap: Tarquini 47.20sec, 91.80mph (record).

Third round: 1 Tarquini 23:58.52 (90.36mph); 2 Cleland +5.42sec; 3 Rouse +6.19; 4 Radisich +10.40; 5 Allam +13.65; 6 S Soper, BMW 318i +15.20. Total Cup for privateers: C Goodwin, Vauxhall Cavalier. Fastest lap: Simoni 47.02sec, 92.15mph (record).

Championship positions: 1 Tarquini 72pts; 2 Cleland 48; 3 Rouse 22; 4 Simoni 21; 5 Radisich 18; 6 Soper 17. Manufacturers: 1 Alfa Romeo 72; 2 Vauxhall 54; 3 BMW 26. Next round: Snetterton, 2 May.

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