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Peter Harper
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Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth 25/11/1921
Date of Death 16/8/2003
Début The Farningham Trophy 1960
Championships 0 (2nd 1962)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams Sunbeam Talbot Ltd.
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Wp121e3eac 0f
Imgres
Peter Harper 1966
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Peter Harper was a former British Touring Car Championship driver and Class winner, having finished as Class B champion in 1962Harper raced in the BTCC in Sunbeam's factory backed team Sunbeam Talbot Ltd. from 1960 to 1963.

BackgroundEdit

Harper's motorsport career began after he left the Royal Air Force at the end of the Second World War, entering a number of rallies in Britain.[1] In 1947, Harper entered the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time, winning his class.[1] Harper became a regular face at the Rally, often winning his class.[1]

BTCC HistoryEdit

Harper entered the British Saloon Car Championship in 1960, entering the 1600cc class at the Farningham Trophy race at Brands Hatch, ultimately winning his class. This was followed by four races in 1961, in which Harper added three more wins to his tally, running a factory backed Sunbeam Rapier Series III. Harper finished the year third in class and seventh overall.

For 1962, Harper decided to enter every race that season, his eyes on claiming the title. Unfortunately. for Harper, Class B proved to be more competitive than it had been in previous years, meaning that John Love would go on to win the 1962 title. Regardless, Harper finished the season as runner up and won his class, having taken four class wins.

This form continued into the following season, although Harper would only win in his class at the first round, as the new Ford Cortina (and, later, Lotus Cortina) came to dominate the class. Harper's last race in the BSCC came at the seventh round of 1963, finishing third in class (and ultimately, third in the Class standings at the end of the season).

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Peter Harper's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate Peter Harper's best finish at that meeting.

Peter Harper's BTCC Record
Year Team Pos Pts Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1960 Sunbeam Talbot Ltd. bgcolor="Purple" style="color:white; border-radius:7px;"|NC Sunbeam Rapier 1600 N 1 N - -
1961 7th 27 bgcolor="#214B9B" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|B N 1 N R N 1 1 -
1962 2nd 49 R 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 - -
1963 9th 23 1 2 R 2 R N 3 N

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