Rivett and Coates take Clio spoils

Re­nault UK Clio Cup

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Croft - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

Paul Rivett lost a win, claimed a win and missed out on a win in a mixed Croft for the three-time cham­pion.

His week­end got off to a dis­ap­point­ing start when he was de­moted in the sec­ond Don­ing­ton Park race after Ant Whor­ton-eales was re­in­stated ( see rac­ing news) after a tech­ni­cal prob­lem. But Rivett soon made up for that by tak­ing the first win.

Be­hind, Cice­ley’s Max Coates was putting 2014 cham­pion Mike Bushell un­der pres­sure for sec­ond and squeezed ahead through the Esses in the lat­ter stages.

Rivett threat­ened to dou­ble up in race two after pole­man Bushell ran wide at Hawthorn on the open­ing tour, but an electrical is­sue dropped him a lap down.

An­other er­ror from Bushell left Josh Price lead­ing from Coates. Coates dis­pos­sessed the Pyro man at the hair­pin at mid-dis­tance and was able to fend off the best ef­forts of Bushell (who passed Price at Tower) to take his maiden win.

The 1988 Le Mans win for Jaguar is prob­a­bly his great­est mo­ment, but Andy Wallace racked up many more suc­cesses on his CV.

After win­ning the 1986 Bri­tish For­mula 3 ti­tle and a troubled F3000 cam­paign, Wallace switched to sportscars with the Tom Walkin­shaw Rac­ing Jaguar squad. As well as his Le Mans vic­tory, he also won the 1990 Day­tona 24 Hours be­fore join­ing Toy­ota, adding the Se­bring 12 Hours to his list in 1992 and 1993. Wallace was then a win­ner in the BPR Global En­durance GT se­ries, driv­ing a David Price Rac­ing Mclaren F1 GTR.

He carved a fine ca­reer in Amer­ica, win­ning races for both Dyson Rac­ing and Panoz.

Wallace added two more Day­tona vic­to­ries with Dyson’s Ri­ley and Scott in the late 1990s and still com­petes in his­toric events.

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