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1997 Season
 

Championship Title: 1997 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship

Rounds 1&2 - March 31st, Donington Park (GP)
Rounds 3&4 - April 20th, Silverstone (International)
Rounds 5&6 - May 5th, Thruxton
Rounds 7&8 - May 18th, Brands Hatch (Indy)
Rounds 9&10 - May 26th, Oulton Park (Fosters)
Rounds 11&12 - June 15th, Donington Park (Short)
Rounds 13&14 - June 29th, Croft
Rounds 15&16 - August 2nd, Knockhill
Rounds 17&18 - August 10th, Snetterton
Rounds 19&20 - August 25th, Thruxton
Rounds 21&22 - September 7th, Brands Hatch (Indy)
Rounds 23&24 - September 21st, Silverstone (International)

Championship Standings

Drivers

POS  DRIVER                 CAR                     POINTS 
1    Alain Menu             Renault Laguna          281
2    Frank Biela            Audi A4 Quattro         171
3    Jason Plato            Renault Laguna          170
4    Rickard Rydell         Volvo S40               137
5    James Thompson         Honda Accord            132
6    Gabriele Tarquini      Honda Accord            130
7    John Bintcliffe        Audi A4 Quattro         119
8    David Leslie           Nissan Primera           87
9    Tim Harvey             Peugeot 406              66
10   Kelvin Burt            Volvo S40                60
11   Anthony Reid           Nissan Primera           56
12   John Cleland           Vauxhall Vectra          44
13   Paul Radisich          Ford Mondeo              41
14   Derek Warwick          Vauxhall Vectra          33
15   Will Hoy               Ford Mondeo              27
16   Patrick Watts          Peugeot 406              26

Privateers

POS  DRIVER                 CAR                     POINTS 
1    Robb Gravett           Honda Accord            236
2    Lee Brookes            Peugeot 406             225
3    Colin Gallie           BMW 320i                225
4    Jamie Wall             Vauxhall Cavalier       168
5    Matt Neal              Mondeo and Primera      166
6    Jan Brunstedt          Opel Vectra              12
7    Ian Heward             Vauxhall Cavalier         6

Constructors

1 Renault              278 pts
2 Audi                 210
3 Honda                209
4 Volvo                191
5 Nissan               155

TEST DAYS

March 12 - Donington Park (GP)
March 13 - Brands Hatch (Indy)*
March 14 - Brands Hatch (Indy)**
March 29 - Donington Park (GP)
April 9 - Thruxton*
April 10 - Thruxton*
April 17 - Silverstone (International)
April 18 - Silverstone (International)
May 9 - Brands Hatch (Indy)
May 16 - Brands Hatch (Indy)
May 23 - Oulton Park (Fosters)
May 24 - Oulton Park (Fosters)
June 3 - Donington Park (Short)
June 12 - Donington Park (Short)
June 19 - Croft
June 27 - Croft
July 30 - Knockhill
July 31 - Knockhill*
August 7 - Snetterton
August 8 - Snetterton
August 21 - Thruxton*
August 22 - Thruxton*
August 29 - Brands Hatch (Indy)
September 5 - Brands Hatch (Indy)
September 12 - Silverstone (International)
September 19 - Silverstone (International)

* Afternoon only / ** Morning only

NON-CHAMPIONSHIP
October 18 - Qualifying - Donington Park
October 19 - RAC Tourist Trophy - Donington Park

PERSONNEL
TOCA Chief Executive: Alan Gow
TOCA Coordinators: Jenny Birrell, Adrienne Watson
Championship Race Director: Bob Kettleboro
Championship Chief Scrutineer: Peter Riches
Technical Commissioner: John Maguire
Clerk of the Course: Ian Watson
Permananent stewards: Howard Lapsley, Steve Stringwell
RACMSA Stewards: Tony Iddon, Les Needham, Ron Smith, Graham Stoker
Media Coordinator: Jonathan Gill
Auto Trader: David Owen-Smith, Eve Tate
Total Oil Great Britain: Andy Knox

TOCA Official car supplier: Jaguar

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