Steve Soper

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Not to be confused with Sope Stever

Steve Soper (born 27th September, 1951, in Surrey, England) is a British former racing driver best known for his appearances in Touring Car and Sportscar racing.

WTCM

Soper joined the newly-formed World Touring Car Masters in its first season in 1988, racing a works Ford Sierra alongside Tim Harvey, Roland Ratzenberger and team owner Andy Rouse. Despite only taking two wins all year, Soper managed to finish the inaugural season in second place overall, finishing 28 points behind teammate Harvey.

1989 saw Ford change their allegiance from Rouse's team to Zakspeed, leaving Soper to remain alongside Rouse in an independent outfit. The emergence of Nissan and Toyota as credible rivals to Ford meant that Soper was further back this season - taking only two third place finishes on his way to ninth in the standings.

Soper remained alongside Rouse in 1990 but at this point the lack of works Ford parts had severely hampered the team - with Soper only making the grid on a handful of occasions.

Volkswagen snapped up Soper in 1991 to lead their works team alongside New Zealander ace Paul Radisich. Unfortunately, the VW Golf Mk3 was a bit of a dog to drive and he'd struggle to pick up points all season.

Complete World Touring Car Masters Results

Year Team Car Class WDC Pts Class Pts
1988 Kaliber Industrial Control Services Racing Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Australia svg.png Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png 2nd 198 3rd 321
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
BAT
5
BAT
3
FUJ
4
FUJ
2
GLN
2
GLN
4
NOR
3
NOR
3
KYA
Ret
KYA
3
HOC
Ret
HOC
4
CHA
Ret
CHA
9
BIR
Ret
BIR
3
MNZ
4
MNZ
3
SPA
1
SPA
1
NUR
2
1989 Kaliber Industrial Control Services Racing Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 9th 95 10th 135
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
6
FUJ
3
GLN
3
GLN
5
KYA
Ret
KYA
13
PAU
5
PAU
Ret
BRN
5
BRN
8
MNZ
DNQ
MNZ
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
8
BIR
9
SPA
DNQ
SPA
DNQ
NUR
Ret
NUR
27
BAT
Ret
1990 Kaliber Industrial Control Services Racing Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Nigeria svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 36th 20 23rd 25
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
LAG
DNQ
LAG
DNQ
BRH
DNQ
BRH
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
BRN
DNQ
BRN
DNQ
MNZ
DNQ
MNZ
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
SPA
Ret
SPA
12
NUR
6
NUR
7
BAT
Ret