FANDOM


Roy Cop
Roy cop
Nationality 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Belgian
Born 15 March 1965 (Aged 54)

Antwerp (Belgium)

British Touring Car Championship Career
Debut Season 1991
Former Teams Nissan, Toyota, Ford
Starts 68
Championships 1 (1991)
Wins 22
Poles 9
Fastest Laps 26
Best Finish 1st in 1991
VW Vento Cup Career
Debut Season 1992
Current Team Scuderia Antverpia
Car No. 25
Starts 10
Wins 1
Fastest Laps 2
Best Finish 2nd in 1992
Championship titles
1991 British Touring Car Championship

Roy Cop (born 15 March 1965) is a Belgian racing driver who is best known for his time racing in the British Touring Car Championship for Nissan, Toyota and Ford. He won the 1991 British Touring Car Championship driving for Nissan.

Early LifeEdit

Cop was born on 15 March 1965 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Touring CarsEdit

British Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

1991 Roy Cop

Cop won the Overall and Manufacturer Drivers Championship in 1991, driving for the Nissan Janspeed Racing team

Cop's first year in the British Touring Car Championship was the inaugural season of the Super Touring era in 1991. He signed for the Janspeed ran Nissan team, driving a Nissan Primera. For the first half of the season, he was locked in a championship battle with Toyota driver Vik Rune but when Rune was disqualified from the series after Round 6, Cop dominated the championship. After a run of 5 straight wins from race 24-28, Cop became the first ever Overall and Manufacturer Drivers champion. Another 3 podium finishes at the final meeting of 1991 ensured Cop won the title by a huge 131 points and helping Nissan win the Manufacturer Team's championship.

Cop made the controversial move from Nissan to arch-rivals Toyota in the winter between 1991 and 1992. Cop teamed up with 1991 runner-up Michael Sneath as the Toyota team began the season as favourites before a wheel was even turned. Cop outperformed his team mate throughout the year and was the nearest challenger to eventual champion, Lorenzo Turri of Vauxhall, winning 3 races on route to 2nd place in the championship.

For 1993, Cop teamed up with Turri to form the 'Dream Team' at Ford who were new to the series.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded just for first race) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 DC Pts
1991 Nissan Janspeed Racing Nissan Primera eGT THR
1
12
THR
2
3
THR
3
1
SIL
1
7
SIL
2
2
SIL
3
4
DON
1
7
DON
2
1
BRH
1
7
BRH
2
2
OUL
1
1
OUL
2
1
OUL
3
2
BIR
1
1
BIR
2
3
KNO
1
1
KNO
2
3
KNO
3
1
CAS
1
1
CAS
2
2
CAS
3
5
SIL
1
1
SIL
2
2
DON
1
1
DON
2
1
DON
3
1
THR
1
1
THR
2
1
BRH
1
2
BRH
2
2
BRH
3
2
1st 578
1992 Team Securicor ICS Toyota Toyota Carina II SIL
1
9
SIL
2
2
SIL
3
1
THR
1
2
THR
2
3
OUL
1
2
OUL
2
3
OUL
3
1
SNE
1
2
SNE
2
2
CAS
1
3
CAS
2
3
CAS
3
3
BRH
1
7
BRH
2
8
DON
1
2
DON
2
2
DON
3
2
KNO
1
2
KNO
2
1
KNO
3
RET
BRH
1
5
BRH
2
2
BRH
3
C
SIL
1
4
SIL
2
3
SIL
3
2
2nd 364
1993 Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo Si SIL
1
8
SIL
2
1
SIL
3
3
DON
1
1
DON
2
5
SNE
1
1
SNE
2
1
SNE
3
1
OUL
1
2
OUL
2
7
OUL
3
7
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
PEM
1
PEM
2
PEM
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
THR
1
THR
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
9th 158

Complete VW Vento Cup resultsEdit

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Position
1992 Scuderia Antverpia SIL
7
THR
2
OUL
2
SNE
3
CAS
4
BRH
1
SPA
2
KNO
3
BRH
2
SIL
4
79 2nd

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1991 British Touring Car Championship Nissan Janspeed Racing 31 14 5 17 25 578 1st
Touring Car World Cup Kaliber ICS Team Toyota 2 0 0 0 1 50 2nd
1992 British Touring Car Championship Team Securicor ICS Toyota 26 3 2 3 20 364 2nd
Touring Car World Cup 2 0 0 0 2 54 2nd
VW Vento Cup Scuderia Antverpia 10 1 0 2 7 79 2nd
1993 British Touring Car Championship Team Mondeo 11 5 1 6 7 158 9th
Touring Car World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0* 0nd*
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.