It appears to have been based on the 1997/98 championship when the PC and Playstation games were released. They featured commentary by former racing driver and former Top Gear presenter Tiff Needell. The Game Boy Color version came out in 2000 with simplified graphics and gameplay. It looks like all versions got good reviews at the time.
I went to the seaside again on Sunday, but got back too late to write about it. This time I only got one swim because the beach we went to is on an estuary, and when the tide is out, the edge of the water is over a quarter of a mile away! It just seemed like a better idea to enjoy the sun on the beach. This week we got fish & chips and a fancy ice cream on the way home.