1995 British Touring Car Championship season

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1995 BTCC season
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The 1995 Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship was won by John Cleland in a Vauxhall Cavalier. The Independents' title was won by Matt Neal in his Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo with fourteen class wins.

Entry List[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Alfa Romeo Old Spice Racing Alfa Romeo 155 TS 1 Italy Gabriele Tarquini M 5, 9–13
5 Italy Giampiero Simoni M 1–8
55 United Kingdom Derek Warwick M All
Williams Renault Dealer Racing Renault Laguna 2 Switzerland Alain Menu M All
22 United Kingdom Will Hoy M All
Valvoline Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo Ghia 3 New Zealand Paul Radisich M All
33 United Kingdom Kelvin Burt M All
Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 4 United Kingdom John Cleland M All
10 United Kingdom Jeff Allam M 9
14 United Kingdom James Thompson M 1–8
24 South Africa Mike Briggs M 10–13
Total Team Peugeot Peugeot 405 Mi16 8 United Kingdom Patrick Watts M All
18 United Kingdom Simon Harrison M All
Volvo 850 Racing Volvo 850 20v 9 United Kingdom Tim Harvey M All
15 Sweden Rickard Rydell M All
Team Toyota GB Toyota Carina E 11 United Kingdom Julian Bailey M All
12 United Kingdom Tim Sugden M All
BMW Motorsport Team BMW 318i 16 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto M All
17 Australia David Brabham M All
Thames Ford Dealers Ford Mondeo Ghia 19 Australia Charlie Cox I 1–3
Ford Mondeo 10–13
Honda Team MSD Honda Accord 20 United Kingdom David Leslie M All
21 United Kingdom James Kaye M All
Mint Motorsport Ford Mondeo Ghia 23 United Kingdom Richard Kaye I All
HMSO Bookshops Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 25 United Kingdom Nigel Smith I All
SCB Vehicle Dismantlers Peugeot 405 Mi16 26 United Kingdom Hamish Irvine I All
Foesport Ford Mondeo Ghia 27 United Kingdom Robb Gravett I 8–13
Roy Kennedy Racing Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 30 1
Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo Ghia 77 United Kingdom Matt Neal I All
Icon Class
M Manufacturer
I Independent

Race calendar and winners[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Independent
1 R1 Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 1 April Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom John Cleland Vauxhall Sport United Kingdom Matt Neal
R2 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
2 R3 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 17 April Sweden Rickard Rydell New Zealand Paul Radisich United Kingdom Tim Harvey Volvo 850 Racing Australia Charlie Cox
R4 Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Kelvin Burt United Kingdom Tim Harvey Volvo 850 Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
3 R5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 8 May Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Nigel Smith
R6 United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom James Thompson Vauxhall Sport United Kingdom Nigel Smith
4 R7 Silverstone Circuit (National), Northamptonshire 14 May Sweden Rickard Rydell New Zealand Paul Radisich Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
R8 Sweden Rickard Rydell New Zealand Paul Radisich New Zealand Paul Radisich Valvoline Team Mondeo United Kingdom Matt Neal
5 R9 Oulton Park (International), Cheshire 29 May United Kingdom James Thompson Switzerland Alain Menu Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing United Kingdom Nigel Smith
R10 Sweden Rickard Rydell Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
6 R11 Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 11 June Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom John Cleland Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Hamish Irvine
R12 Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom John Cleland Vauxhall Sport United Kingdom Richard Kaye
7 R13 Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 25 June United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom John Cleland Vauxhall Sport United Kingdom Nigel Smith
R14 United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom John Cleland Vauxhall Sport United Kingdom Richard Kaye
8 R15 Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 16 July United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom John Cleland Vauxhall Sport United Kingdom Robb Gravett
9 R16 Knockhill Circuit, Fife 30 July Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
R17 Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Tim Harvey Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
10 R18 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 13 August Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Will Hoy Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
R19 Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom John Cleland United Kingdom John Cleland Vauxhall Sport United Kingdom Matt Neal
11 R20 Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk 28 August Sweden Rickard Rydell Venezuela Johnny Cecotto United Kingdom Kelvin Burt Valvoline Team Mondeo United Kingdom Robb Gravett
R21 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Will Hoy Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
12 R22 Oulton Park (Fosters), Cheshire 23 September Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
R23 Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal
13 R24 Silverstone Circuit (National), Northamptonshire 30 September United Kingdom John Cleland Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Richard Kaye
R25 Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom Will Hoy Williams Renault Dealer Racing United Kingdom Matt Neal

Results[edit]

Points tables for the various titles as follows:[1]

Drivers Championship[edit]

Note: bold signifies pole position, italics signifies fastest lap.

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
24 18 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Pos. Driver DON BHI THR SIL OUL BHGP DON SIL KNO BHI SNE OUL SIL Pts
1 United Kingdom John Cleland 1 2 Ret Ret 2 5 3 5 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 5 6 3 1 13 3 3 2 3 3 348
2 Switzerland Alain Menu 2 4 7 9 1 2 Ret 4 3 1 1 3 3 4 16 Ret 1 4 18 Ret 10 1 1 1 2 305
3 Sweden Rickard Rydell 4 1 13 3 9 4 1 2 1 2 7 DNS 2 6 17 1 2 2 3 14 Ret 5 10 7 Ret 255
4 United Kingdom Will Hoy 6 5 9 7 Ret Ret 5 15 Ret 18 4 4 12 8 2 Ret Ret 1 2 12 1 2 Ret 2 1 195
5 United Kingdom Tim Harvey 8 3 1 1 15 7 7 3 8 15 3 5 10 12 Ret 2 3 7 7 Ret 2 Ret 5 10 7 176
6 New Zealand Paul Radisich 3 6 2 DNS Ret 6 2 1 Ret 5 Ret 7 5 2 6 Ret Ret 14 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 18 12 130
7 United Kingdom James Thompson 7 7 Ret 2 Ret 1 4 Ret 6 4 Ret 2 4 5 3 124
8 United Kingdom Kelvin Burt Ret 13 3 4 Ret 3 Ret 7 DNS 6 Ret 14 9 3 5 3 Ret 13 11 1 12 10 7 4 Ret 117
9 United Kingdom Julian Bailey Ret Ret 6 8 7 8 Ret DNS 4 9 6 6 6 7 4 6 9 9 Ret 11 6 Ret 4 Ret 5 94
10 United Kingdom Patrick Watts 13 11 8 DNS 3 Ret 6 10 Ret 13 5 8 15 Ret 10 DNS 11 11 6 2 Ret Ret Ret 11 8 61
11 United Kingdom David Leslie Ret Ret 17 17 8 12 9 8 DNS DNS 12 18 7 9 12 11 7 17 10 8 8 6 3 5 4 61
12 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 5 8 11 5 Ret 11 11 12 9 Ret 10 9 Ret Ret DNS 4 Ret 5 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 49
13 Australia David Brabham 12 12 4 6 5 Ret 8 11 10 8 Ret 10 11 11 7 DNS 4 Ret Ret 16 17 11 Ret 9 Ret 48
14 United Kingdom Tim Sugden 9 Ret 14 10 4 Ret Ret 6 Ret 11 Ret DNS 8 13 8 7 10 12 9 6 7 Ret Ret 13 6 48
15 South Africa Michael Briggs 6 5 7 5 12 8 6 Ret 35
16 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 11 Ret Ret 8 Ret 4 4 Ret 4 13 Ret 15 33
17 Italy Giampiero Simoni 10 9 10 12 6 10 Ret 9 5 7 9 12 Ret Ret 11 27
18 United Kingdom James Kaye 11 10 19 14 16 13 10 13 14 10 13 19 14 10 Ret Ret 5 10 8 18 9 7 9 16 9 25
19 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Ret Ret 12 Ret 12 Ret 16 17 DNS DNS 8 11 13 Ret 9 Ret 16 8 14 Ret 13 8 Ret 8 10 15
20 United Kingdom Robb Gravett 19 15 13 10 14 19 13 3 Ret 16 DNS 15 Ret 13
21 United Kingdom Matt Neal 15 14 16 13 Ret 15 13 14 13 14 Ret DNS Ret Ret 14 9 13 15 12 15 4 13 11 17 11 12
22 United Kingdom Simon Harrison 14 17 15 11 10 9 12 16 7 12 11 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret DNS 19 11 9 Ret Ret DNS 9
23 Australia Charlie Cox 18 Ret 5 15 13 DNS 21 15 Ret 16 Ret DNS Ret 14 8
24 United Kingdom Richard Kaye 17 Ret 20 19 14 16 14 18 15 17 15 15 17 14 Ret 13 15 18 17 5 14 15 15 12 13 8
25 United Kingdom Jeff Allam 8 12 3
26 United Kingdom Nigel Smith 16 16 18 16 11 14 Ret Ret 12 16 16 17 16 Ret Ret 12 18 16 16 17 15 14 14 Ret DNS 0
27 United Kingdom Hamish Irvine Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret DNS 15 Ret 16 Ret 14 16 18 15 18 14 17 20 Ret Ret DNS 17 16 14 Ret 0
Total Cup for Privateers
1 United Kingdom Matt Neal 15 14 16 13 Ret 15 13 14 13 14 Ret DNS Ret Ret 14 9 13 15 12 15 4 13 11 17 11 430
2 United Kingdom Richard Kaye 17 Ret 20 19 14 16 14 18 15 17 15 15 17 14 Ret 13 15 18 17 5 14 15 15 12 13 342
3 United Kingdom Nigel Smith 16 16 18 16 11 14 Ret Ret 12 16 16 17 16 Ret Ret 12 18 16 16 17 15 14 14 Ret DNS 298
4 United Kingdom Hamish Irvine Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret DNS 15 Ret 16 Ret 14 16 18 15 18 14 17 20 Ret Ret DNS 17 16 14 Ret 188
5 United Kingdom Robb Gravett 19 15 13 10 14 19 13 3 Ret 16 DNS 15 Ret 160
6 Australia Charlie Cox 18 Ret 5 15 13 DNS 21 15 Ret 16 Ret DNS Ret 14 110
Pos. Driver DON BHI THR SIL OUL BHGP DON SIL KNO BHI SNE OUL SIL Pts

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer DON BHI THR SIL OUL BHGP DON SIL KNO BHI SNE OUL SIL Pts
1 Renault / Williams Renault Dealer Team 2 4 7 7 1 2 5 4 3 1 1 3 3 4 2 Ret 1 1 2 12 1 1 1 1 1 419
2 Vauxhall / Vauxhall Sport 1 2 Ret 2 2 1 3 5 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 5 6 3 1 7 3 3 2 3 3 414
3 Volvo / Volvo 850 Racing 4 1 1 1 9 4 1 2 1 2 3 5 2 6 17 1 2 2 3 14 2 5 5 7 7 359
4 Ford / Valvoline Team Mondeo 3 6 2 4 Ret 3 2 1 Ret 5 Ret 7 5 2 5 3 Ret 13 11 1 12 10 7 4 12 236
5 Toyota / Team Toyota GB 9 Ret 6 8 4 8 Ret 6 4 9 6 6 6 7 4 6 9 9 9 6 6 Ret 4 13 5 172
6 BMW / BMW Motorsport Team 5 8 4 5 5 11 8 11 9 8 10 9 11 11 7 4 4 5 Ret 10 17 11 6 9 Ret 144
7 Honda / Honda Team MSD 11 10 17 14 8 12 9 8 14 10 12 18 7 9 12 11 5 10 8 8 8 6 3 5 4 136
8 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo Old Spice Racing 10 9 10 12 6 10 16 9 5 7 8 11 13 Ret 9 Ret 8 8 4 4 13 4 13 8 10 132
9 Peugeot / Total Team Peugeot 13 11 8 11 3 9 6 10 7 12 5 8 15 Ret 10 Ret 11 11 6 2 11 9 Ret 11 8 127
Pos Manufacturer DON BHI THR SIL OUL BHGP DON SIL KNO BHI SNE OUL SIL Pts

Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team DON BHI THR SIL OUL BHGP DON SIL KNO BHI SNE OUL SIL Pts
1 Vauxhall Sport 1 2 Ret 2 2 1 3 5 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 5 6 3 1 7 3 3 2 3 3 510
7 7 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 Ret 6 4 Ret 2 4 5 3 8 12 6 5 13 5 12 8 6 Ret
2 Williams Renault Dealer Team 2 4 7 7 1 2 5 4 3 1 1 3 3 4 2 Ret 1 1 2 12 1 1 1 1 1 500
6 5 9 9 Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret 18 4 4 12 8 16 Ret Ret 4 18 Ret 10 2 Ret 2 2
3 Volvo 850 Racing 4 1 1 1 9 4 1 2 1 2 3 5 2 6 17 1 2 2 3 14 2 5 5 7 7 431
8 3 13 3 15 7 7 3 8 15 7 DNS 10 12 Ret 2 3 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 10 10 Ret
4 Valvoline Team Mondeo 3 6 2 4 Ret 3 2 1 Ret 5 Ret 7 5 2 5 3 Ret 13 11 1 12 10 7 4 12 247
Ret 13 3 DNS Ret 6 Ret 7 DNS 6 Ret 14 9 3 6 Ret Ret 14 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 18 Ret
5 Team Toyota GB 9 Ret 6 8 4 8 Ret 6 4 9 6 6 6 7 4 6 9 9 9 6 6 Ret 4 13 5 142
Ret Ret 14 10 7 Ret Ret DNS Ret 11 Ret DNS 8 13 8 7 10 12 Ret 11 7 Ret Ret Ret 6
6 BMW Motorsport Team 5 8 4 5 5 11 8 11 9 8 10 9 11 11 7 4 4 5 Ret 10 17 11 6 9 Ret 97
12 12 11 6 Ret Ret 11 12 10 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
7 Honda Team MSD 11 10 17 14 8 12 9 8 14 10 12 18 7 9 12 11 5 10 8 8 8 6 3 5 4 87
Ret Ret 19 17 16 13 10 13 DNS DNS 13 19 14 10 Ret Ret 7 17 10 18 9 7 9 16 9
8 Alfa Romeo Old Spice Racing 10 9 10 12 6 10 16 9 5 7 8 11 13 Ret 9 Ret 8 8 4 4 13 4 13 8 10 75
Ret Ret 12 Ret 12 Ret Ret 17 11 Ret 9 12 Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 14 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 15
9 Total Team Peugeot 13 11 8 11 3 9 6 10 7 12 5 8 15 Ret 10 Ret 11 11 6 2 11 9 Ret 11 8 70
14 17 15 DNS 10 Ret 12 16 Ret 13 11 13 Ret Ret 15 DNS Ret Ret DNS 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS
10 Foesport 13 10 14 19 13 3 Ret 16 DNS 15 Ret 13
11 Team Dynamics 15 14 16 13 Ret 15 13 14 13 14 Ret DNS Ret Ret 14 9 13 15 12 15 4 13 11 17 11 12
12 Thames Ford Dealers 18 Ret 5 15 13 DNS 21 15 Ret 16 Ret DNS Ret 14 8
13 Mint Motorsport 17 Ret 20 19 14 16 14 18 15 17 15 15 17 14 Ret 13 15 18 17 5 14 15 15 12 13 8
14 HMSO Bookshops 16 16 18 16 11 14 Ret Ret 12 16 16 17 16 Ret Ret 12 18 16 16 17 15 14 14 Ret DNS 0
15 SCB Vehicle Dismantlers Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret DNS 15 Ret 16 Ret 14 16 18 15 18 14 17 20 Ret Ret DNS 17 16 14 Ret 0
16 Roy Kennedy Racing 19 15 0
Pos Team DON BHI THR SIL OUL BHGP DON SIL KNO BHI SNE OUL SIL Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Touring Car Year 95–96. Teddington: Haymarket Specialist Motoring Publications Ltd. 1996. p. 122. ISBN 0-86024-925-5.