Thursday 27th September 1951
Born on this day, Steve Soper, driver from Surrey, England, who raced in sports cars and touring cars at the top level for over 20 years. In 1983 he almost won the British Touring Car Championship before his Rover was deemed illegal. He finished as runner-up in the series in 1988 in a Ford Sierra. In 1997 he came second in the FIA GT Championship and was fifth driving a Ford Sierra for Rudi Eggenberger in the one-off World Touring Car Championship in 1987 run under Group A regulations.