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John Cleland

John Cleland

Date of Birth: 15 / 7 / 1952

Nationality: British

Lives: Galashiels, Scottish Borders

Family: Married with a daughter and two sons

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Additional information: John now runs Volvo and Jaguar dealerships.

Career Rundown

  • 2004: BTCC Masters' Race, Donington Park. Guest drive, Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Knockhill.
  • 2003: V8 Supercars - Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 - 9th place at Bathurst sharing with Andrew Jones (Ford Falcon BA), guest outing in the Scottish Mini Cooper Championship at Doune.
  • 2002: V8 Supercars - Queensland 500 and Bathurst 1000 sharing with Tim Leahey (Ford Falcon AU).
  • 2001: Took part in the inaugural ASCAR race at Rockingham before leaving the series. V8 Supercars - Queensland 500 and Bathurst 1000 sharing with Brad Jones. 2nd place at Bathurst (Ford Falcon AU).
  • 2000: British GT Championship - 20th in GT class (Chrysler Viper), 25th in GTO class (Porsche 911 GT3).
  • 1999: BTCC - Pos: 13. Vauxhall Motorsport (Works entry). Vauxhall Vectra. No.8. 51 points.
    Retired from driving in the BTCC.
  • 1998: BTCC - Pos: 8. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Vectra. No.98. 106 points. 2 wins.
  • 1997: BTCC - Pos: 12. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Vectra. No.8. 44 points.
  • 1996: BTCC - Pos: 8. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Vectra. No.1. 97 points.
  • 1995: BTCC - BTCC Champion. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Cavalier. No.4. 25 races. 348 points. 6 wins. 4 pole positions. 5 fastest laps.
  • 1994: BTCC - Pos: 4. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Cavalier. 21 races. 177 points. 2 wins. 1 fastest laps.
  • 1993: BTCC - Pos: 4. Vauxhall Cavalier. 17 races. 1 wins. 1 pole positions. 1 fastest laps.
  • 1992: BTCC - Pos: 3. Vauxhall Cavalier. 15 races. 3 wins. 3 pole positions. 2 fastest laps.
    TOCA Shootout Winner.
  • 1991: BTCC - Vauxhall Cavalier. 14 races. 3 wins. 4 pole positions. 2 fastest laps.
  • 1990: BTCC - Pos: 5. Vauxhall Cavalier. 13 races. 4 wins.
    2nd in class points, 5th in overall points.
  • 1989: BTCC - BTCC Champion. Vauxhall Astra GTE.
    11 class wins from 13 starts
  • 1988: Thundersaloon Champion (Vauxhall Carlton V8).
  • 1987: Thundersaloon Champion (Vauxhall Carlton V8).
  • 1986: Thundersaloon Champion (Vauxhall Senator V8).
  • 1985: British Production Car Championship - Opel Monza.
  • 1984: British Production Car Champion - Opel Monza.
  • 1978: 1978-1983: Extensive Production car racing in Vauxhall-Opels.
  • 1972: 1972-1979: Began Motorsport career in autocross. Did hillclimbs in a Pilbeam and rallies in a Mitsubishi Lancer.
Last updated: 2009-02-15 18:49:40

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