Best features of 2012: BTCC 1992 revisited
Best features of 2012: As the British Touring Car Championship geared up for another epic finale, Kevin Turner celebrated the 20th anniversary of its most famous decider - with a little help from the protagonists
The British Touring Car Championship came down to another three-way decider this season, won by Gordon Shedden. It was all rather more straightforward than 20 years earlier, when a dramatic Silverstone shoot-out thrust the BTCC into the national media. Two decades on, Kevin Turner relived that day with the main protagonists...
It's one of the most famous races in tin-top history. The 1992 British Touring Car finale on Silverstone's Grand Prix circuit had everything that epitomised the Super Touring era: manufacturers battling it out for supremacy, incredibly tight racing, and controversy.
The clash between Vauxhall's John Cleland and Steve Soper's BMW that helped Tim Harvey win the crown is what everyone remembers, but there was far more to the race than that.
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