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Lot 222: Two 1999 Renault Laguna FIA Class 2 Super Touring cars

The Williams F1 Reserve Collection, Bonhams (14 December 2005)

These two immaculately presented former British Touring Car Championship contenders have been rebuilt and works prepared for customer sale within the past two years, and they are offered here complete with a variety of available boxed spares as one Lot.

Both cars have race history as follows:

Chassis 03 1999 BTCC racing number 5:

Driven by sometime British Touring Car Champion Driver Jason Plato
July 7: BTCC Croft Race one 6th overall. Race two 6th overall.
July 17: BTCC Snetterton Race one 4th overall. Race two 6th overall.

Chassis 04 1999 BTCC racing number 37:

Driven by Williams Formula 1 team driver Jean-Christophe Boullion -
July 7: BTCC Croft Race one 11th overall. Race two Rtd
July 17: BTCC Snetterton - Race one 5th overall. Race two 4th overall
August 1: BTCC Thruxton - Race one 13th overall. Race two 11th overall
August 14: BTCC Knockhill - Race one 5th overall. Race two 4th overall
August 30: BTCC Brands Hatch - Race one 7th overall. Race two 6th overall
September 12: BTCC Oulton Park - Race one 7th overall. Race two 7th overall
September 19: BTCC Silverstone - Race one 8th overall. Race two Rtd

The purebred circuit-racing developments of the front-wheel-drive, five-door, left-hand driving position, Renault Laguna production touring car. Each car features a fully race-prepared Renault/Sodemo water-cooled, in-line, four-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve engine with iron block and alloy head. The 1,998cc engine is transverse-mounted, and features a Sodemo electronic management system and drives through a specially-developed Williams/Hewland six-speed and reverse sequential-change gearbox. Drive is via an AP Racing twin-plate carbon clutch. Race-developed front suspension is by MacPherson strut, rear suspension by trailing arms, with torsion bar springing. The springs are by Eibach, and the suspension systems feature driver-adjustable anti-roll bars both front and rear, and Williams/Penske shock absorbers. The braking system is by AP Racing, with twin four-piston calipers, and water cooling. Steering is by a Renault power-assisted rack-and-pinion system. Instrumentation and data logging equipment is by Williams/Magneti Marelli, and the OZ Racing lightweight road wheels are shod with Michelin racing tyres.

These two now classic British Touring Car Championship factory team cars are offered here as viewed, last prepared by Williams personnel at the Grove factory for customer sale some two years ago.

Lot Details
Auction The Williams F1 Reserve Collection
Bonhams, Grove, Oxfordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number222
Estimate£40000-£50000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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