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1991 BTCC Season Round 1
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Round 1 of 12 in the 1991 British Touring Car Championship
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Thruxton
Race details
Date 14 April 1991
Location Thruxton Circuit
Course length 3.793 km (2.356 mi)
Distance 3 x 12 laps sprint races
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune
Time 1:15:911
Race 1 Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune
Time 1:16.538 (on lap 12)
Race 1 Podium
First
Second
Third
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones
23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche
Race 2 Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune
Time 1:16.265 (on lap 11)
Race 2 Podium
First
Second
Third
22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune
23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche
22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop
Race 3 Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune
Time 1:16.453 (on lap 4)
Race 3 Podium
First
Second
Third
22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop
22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones

The 1991 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) Round 1 was a Touring Car meeting that was held on 14 April 1991 at the Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire, England. The race was contested over 3 twelve lap sprint races and was the first round of the 1991 British Touring Car Championship and was the first ever meeting in the STSR British Touring Car Championship.

BackgroundEdit

The first ever round of the STSR British Touring Car Championship was officially confirmed as the first of thirty-one races of the 1991 British Touring Car Championship. The race took place at the eleven-turn, 3.793 km (2.35 mi) Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire, England on 14 April 1991.

EntrantsEdit

Twelve drivers representing seven teams entered the race. Auto Trader Techspeed Team, BMW Team Listerine, Nissan Janspeed Racing, Kaliber ICS Team Toyota and Vauxhall Sport each entered two cars and ACE Motorsport and BMW Team Labatts both entered single cars.

Qualifying Edit

Position Driver Team Time Points
1 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 1:15:911 1
2 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop Nissan Janspeed Racing +0:00.375
3 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche BMW Team Listerine +0:01.059
4 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne Nissan Janspeed Racing +0:01.336
5 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones BMW Team Listerine +0:01.457
6 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell ACE Motorsport +0:01.718
7 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath Kaliber ICS Team Toyota +0:01.847
8 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kevin Bolland BMW Team Labatts +0:02.469
9 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png David Todaro Auto Trader Techspeed Team +0:02.739
10 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton Auto Trader Techspeed Team +0:02.959
11 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull Vauxhall Sport +0:03.040
12 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Phil Dodge Vauxhall Sport +0:03.346

Race 1 Edit

Position Driver Team Fastest Lap Points
1 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell ACE Motorsport 1:17.827 20
2 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones BMW Team Listerine 1:17.395 18
3 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche BMW Team Listerine 1:17.164 16
4 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 1:16.538 14 (1)
5 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 1:18.157 13
6 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kevin Bolland BMW Team Labatts 1:19.645 12
7 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne Nissan Janspeed Racing 1:17.966 11
8 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png David Todaro Auto Trader Techspeed Team 1:19.352 10
9 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton Auto Trader Techspeed Team 1:19.023 9
10 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Phil Dodge Vauxhall Sport 1:20.438 8
11 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull Vauxhall Sport 1:34.499 7
12 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop Nissan Janspeed Racing N/A 6

Race 2 Edit

Position Driver Team Fastest Lap Points
1 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 1:16.265 20 (1)
2 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche BMW Team Listerine 1:16.928 18
3 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop Nissan Janspeed Racing 1:16.653 16
4 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kevin Bolland BMW Team Labatts 1:18.637 14
5 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 1:18.067 13
6 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell ACE Motorsport 1:18.218 12
7 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones BMW Team Listerine 1:18.727 11
8 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton Auto Trader Techspeed Team 1:18.623 10
9 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull Vauxhall Sport 1:19.401 9
10 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png David Todaro Auto Trader Techspeed Team 1:18.838 8
11 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne Nissan Janspeed Racing 1:17.954 7
12 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Phil Dodge Vauxhall Sport 1:19.283 6

Race 3 Edit

Position Driver Team Fastest Lap Points
1 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop Nissan Janspeed Racing 1:16.747 20
2 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 1:16.453 18 (1)
3 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones BMW Team Listerine 1:17.509 16
4 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell ACE Motorsport 1:17.963 14
5 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche BMW Team Listerine 1:17.047 13
6 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne Nissan Janspeed Racing 1:17.325 12
7 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull Vauxhall Sport 1:18.621 11
8 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton Auto Trader Techspeed Team 1:18.647 10
9 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png David Todaro Auto Trader Techspeed Team 1:19.478 9
10 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Phil Dodge Vauxhall Sport 1:19.137 8
11 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 1:17.926 7
DNS 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kevin Bolland BMW Team Labatts N/A -

Championship standings after Round 1Edit

Drivers' Championship standings
Position Driver Points
1 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune 56
2 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche 47
3 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell 46
4 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones 45
5 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop 42
Manufacturer Driver's Championship standings
Position Driver Points
1 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune 56
2 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche 47
3 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones 45
4 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop 42
5 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath 33
Manufacturer Team's Championship standings
Position Team Points
1 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png BMW Team Listerine 92
2 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 89
3 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Nissan Janspeed Racing 72
4 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Vauxhall Sport 49
5 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png BMW Team Labatts 26

Independent Drivers's Championship standings

Position Driver Points
1 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell 30
2 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton 22
3 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png David Todaro 20
Independent Team's Championship standings
Position Team Points
1 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Auto Trader Techspeed Team 42
2 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png ACE Motorsport 30
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