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 England Derek Warwick M All
Williams Renault Dealer Racing Renault Laguna 2 Switzerland Alain Menu M All
22 England Will Hoy M All
Valvoline Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo Ghia 3 New Zealand Paul Radisich M All
33 England Kelvin Burt M All
Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 4 Scotland John Cleland M All
10 England Jeff Allam M 9
14 England James Thompson M 1–8
24 South Africa Mike Briggs M 10–13
Total Team Peugeot Peugeot 405 Mi16 8 England Patrick Watts M All
18 England Simon Harrison M All
Volvo 850 Racing Volvo 850 20v 9 England Tim Harvey M All
15 Sweden Rickard Rydell M All
Team Toyota GB Toyota Carina E 11 England Julian Bailey M All
12 England 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 Scotland David Leslie M All
21 England James Kaye M All
Mint Motorsport Ford Mondeo Ghia 23 England Richard Kaye I All
HMSO Bookshops Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 25 England Nigel Smith I All
SCB Vehicle Dismantlers Peugeot 405 Mi16 26 Scotland Hamish Irvine I All
Foesport Ford Mondeo Ghia 27 England Robb Gravett I 8–13
Roy Kennedy Racing Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 30 1
Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo Ghia 77 England Matt Neal I All
Icon Class
M Manufacturer
I Independent

Race calendar and winners[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Independent
1 R1 England Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 1 April Sweden Rickard Rydell Scotland John Cleland Scotland John Cleland Vauxhall Sport England Matt Neal
R2 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing England Matt Neal
2 R3 England Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 17 April Sweden Rickard Rydell New Zealand Paul Radisich England Tim Harvey Volvo 850 Racing Australia Charlie Cox
R4 Sweden Rickard Rydell England Kelvin Burt England Tim Harvey Volvo 850 Racing England Matt Neal
3 R5 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 8 May Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Nigel Smith
R6 England James Thompson England James Thompson England James Thompson Vauxhall Sport England Nigel Smith
4 R7 England Silverstone Circuit (National), Northamptonshire 14 May Sweden Rickard Rydell New Zealand Paul Radisich Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing England Matt Neal
R8 Sweden Rickard Rydell New Zealand Paul Radisich New Zealand Paul Radisich Valvoline Team Mondeo England Matt Neal
5 R9 England Oulton Park (International), Cheshire 29 May England James Thompson Switzerland Alain Menu Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing England Nigel Smith
R10 Sweden Rickard Rydell Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Matt Neal
6 R11 England Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 11 June Switzerland Alain Menu Scotland John Cleland Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing Scotland Hamish Irvine
R12 Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Scotland John Cleland Vauxhall Sport England Richard Kaye
7 R13 England Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 25 June Scotland John Cleland Scotland John Cleland Scotland John Cleland Vauxhall Sport England Nigel Smith
R14 Scotland John Cleland Scotland John Cleland Scotland John Cleland Vauxhall Sport England Richard Kaye
8 R15 England Silverstone Circuit (Grand Prix), Northamptonshire 16 July Scotland John Cleland England Julian Bailey Scotland John Cleland Vauxhall Sport England Robb Gravett
9 R16 Scotland Knockhill Circuit, Fife 30 July Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Volvo 850 Racing England Matt Neal
R17 Sweden Rickard Rydell England Tim Harvey Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Matt Neal
10 R18 England Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 13 August Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell England Will Hoy Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Matt Neal
R19 Sweden Rickard Rydell Scotland John Cleland Scotland John Cleland Vauxhall Sport England Matt Neal
11 R20 England Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk 28 August Sweden Rickard Rydell Venezuela Johnny Cecotto England Kelvin Burt Valvoline Team Mondeo England Robb Gravett
R21 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell England Will Hoy Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Matt Neal
12 R22 England Oulton Park (Fosters), Cheshire 23 September Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Matt Neal
R23 Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Matt Neal
13 R24 England Silverstone Circuit (National), Northamptonshire 30 September Scotland John Cleland Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Williams Renault Dealer Racing England Richard Kaye
R25 Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu England Will Hoy Williams Renault Dealer Racing England 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
England
BHI
England
THR
England
SIL
England
OUL
England
BHGP
England
DON
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
BHI
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
Pts
1 Scotland 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 England 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 England 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 England James Thompson 7 7 Ret 2 Ret 1 4 Ret 6 4 Ret 2 4 5 3 124
8 England 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 England 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 England 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 Scotland 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 England 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 England 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 England 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 England Robb Gravett 19 15 13 10 14 19 13 3 Ret 16 DNS 15 Ret 13
21 England 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 England 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 England 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 England Jeff Allam 8 12 3
26 England 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 Scotland 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 England 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 England 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 England 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 Scotland 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 England 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
England
BHI
England
THR
England
SIL
England
OUL
England
BHGP
England
DON
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
BHI
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
Pts

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer DON
England
BHI
England
THR
England
SIL
England
OUL
England
BHGP
England
DON
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
BHI
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
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
England
BHI
England
THR
England
SIL
England
OUL
England
BHGP
England
DON
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
BHI
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
Pts

Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team DON
England
BHI
England
THR
England
SIL
England
OUL
England
BHGP
England
DON
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
BHI
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
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
England
BHI
England
THR
England
SIL
England
OUL
England
BHGP
England
DON
England
SIL
England
KNO
Scotland
BHI
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
Pts

References[edit]

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