August 1991

SPORTSCARS:- Nissan start the Spa 24 Hours on pole position on Saturday. The British Skyline GT-R of Keith Odor also took the Group N class pole.

F.RENAULT:- Oliver Gavin makes his Formula Renault debut at Snetterton this weekend in the Fortec/Matthew Hall Swift.

SPORTSCAR:- Nissan led the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium after two hours of racing. David Brabham and his team held a lead of three minutes in the Skyline GT-R.

F3:- Rubens Barrichello is on pole position for Sunday's 11th round of the British Formula 3 Championship at Snetterton.

F3000:- Phil Andrews snatched pole position from Dave Coyne for Sunday's sixth round of the Formula 3000 Championship at Snetterton.

Result after 5 stages:
   Accumulated penalties         mins secs
 1 McRae/Oswin     Ford Cos 4x4    73.52
 2 Smith/Jones     Ford Sierra     73.56
 3 Miyoshi/Meadows Mitsubishi      74.25
 4 Mann/Wray       Toyota Celica   76.10
 5 Coupe/Causey    Ford Sierra     78.08
 6 Munro/Ewing     Ford Sierra     78.23
 7 Wells/Harris    Ford Escort     78.54
 8 Rich/Leonard    Toyota Corolla  79.24
 9 Forster/W'inson Vauxhall Nova   79.41
10 Bell/Taylor     Ford Sierra     80.51
Trevor Smith took a step towards his first national title, finishing second overall in round six of the Mintex National Championship. He now holds a 13 point lead over Japan's Hideaki Miyoshi, who finished third, going into the final round in Scarborough in September. The Burford based driver, in a Ford Sierra Cosworth, only has to finish in the top ten to clinch the title. Five times British Open champion Jim McRae, in a Sierra Cosworth 4x4, won the rally by just four seconds.

F3:- Brazilian Gil de Ferran was fastest in tests for Sunday's 13th round of the British F3 Championship at Brands Hatch, averaging 102.92 mph. Rubens Barrichello and David Coulthard were just a tenth of a second slower.

F1:- Ayrton Senna won the Hungarian Grand Prix. Mansell second. Senna won the Belgian Grand Prix, Berger second. Mansell didn't finish, as his electrical circuits seized. Former world F1 champion Alain Prost says he will see out his contract at Ferrari next season despite a recent approach from Ligier.

French driver Olivier Grouillard walked away unhurt after a 186mph crash in his Fondmetal during tests for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. The 32-year-old's car was severely damaged.

30.8.91 - F1
The Brabham F1 team are ending their engine deal with Yamaha at the end of the season. They are likely to use a Judd V-10 engine for 1992.