Vauxhall Cavalier GSI, David Leslie and Ecurie Ecosse Team, 1993 Auto Trader RAC BTCC - VA13105
If the 1993 BTCC had been decided on a performance per pound spent ratio then David Leslie, brilliant engineer Ray Mallock, their Dunlop tyres and the slick Ecurie Ecosse back up team would have won their debut BTCC season. They operated with a fraction of the factory teams’ budgets yet Leslie was often quicker than the ‘official’ Cavaliers and claimed four pole positions, more than any other driver. However, bad luck dogged them; Leslie was pushed off whilst leading at Brands Hatch, then robbed of victory again at Pembrey when, after he’d built a comfortable lead, the Cavalier’s throttle cable snapped. Their only win of the season was a dominant performance at Thruxton.