Dave Pinkney made the most of being promoted to pole position to streak away from the pack on the first lap of the race. Both BMWs again made good starts and Colin Turkington took second ahead of Jason Plato – but Plato passed him at the end of the first lap and set after Pinkey. … Continue reading BTCC Thruxton 3: Plato strikes back
Fabrizio Giovanardi made it two in a row at Thruxton – but he was helped by a drive-through penalty for championship rival Jason Plato. The race was punctuated by a violent crash between Darren Turner and Matt Allison, but both drivers were uninjured.
Fabrizio Giovanardi’s championship campaigned gathered momentum with a win in the first round at Thruxton – though championship leader Jason Plato took second after a race-long battle. Giovanardi made a fine start in his Vauxhall but he was instantly under pressure from Colin Turkington who made a phenomenal getaway in his rear-wheel drive BMW. Turkington … Continue reading BTCC Thruxton 1: Jordan loses out as Giovanardi wins
Gabriele Tarquini won the second race at Zandvoort after contact with early leader Andy Priaulx. Reigning champion Priaulx had started from pole position ahead of Tarquini. Behind them, Roberto Colciago’s Seat Leon and Augusto Farfus in another BMW. The teams were given the option of putting on wet tyres before the start of the race … Continue reading WTCC Zandvoort 2: Tarquini’s nudge-and-grab
Gary Paffett took a magnificent win at Oschersleben in last year’s Mercedes C-Class. If that weren’t surprising enough, team mate Paul di Resta now leads the title race in a 2005 Mercedes! He is tied at the top with Martin Tomcyk. Oschersleben produced a massively different result to that seen at Hockenheim and leaves the … Continue reading DTM Oschersleben: Paffett wins in old car
Chevrolet drivers Alain Menu and Nicola Larini gave the team their first ever one-two in the World Touring Car Championship. The pair led all the way in the third race of the year at Zandvoort. At the start the Chevrolets easily maintained their advantage over Luca Rangoni who moved up to third. A tense, five … Continue reading WTCC Zandvoort 1: Chevrolet one-two
Alain Prost’s position as one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time is too often overlooked. He won 51 Grands Prix – more than any other driver bar Michael Schumacher – and four world championship – fewer only than Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. Against that terrific record you have to ask, where … Continue reading “Life in the Fast Lane – An Autobiography” (Alain Prost, 1988)