BTCC 1992: Tin-top tearaways in the news

BTCC 1992: Tin-top tearaways in the news

An incredible BTCC finale made it into the national press two decades ago. On the 20th anniversary of the event, KEVIN TURNER looked back at that infamous Silverstone race, a piece republished here as part of our Super Touring special

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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