1962 Australian GT Championship

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1962 Australian GT Championship season
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The race winning Centaur GT

The 1962 Australian GT Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title [1] for drivers of Appendix K GT cars.[2] The title, which was the third Australian GT Championship,[1][3] was contested over a single 75 mile (120 km) race held at the Lakeside circuit, in Queensland, Australia on 8 July 1962.[4]

Results[edit]

Position [4] Driver [4] No.[4] Car [4] Entrant [4] Laps [4]
1 John French 26 Centaur Waggott GP Cars Racing Team 50
2 Tony Basile   Porsche Carrera S Sakzewski 50
3 Bill Pitt [5]   Jaguar 3.4 Litre Mrs DI Anderson 50
4 Les Howard   Austin-Healey Sprite - Ford Cosworth Howard and Sons Racing Team  
5 Brian Foley   Lotus Elite    
Under 1000cc
1 S Petralia   Austin-Healey Sprite Chequered Flag Racing Team  
2 T Kratzmann   Renault Floride Sqadra Sotto  
 ? Hunt   Renault Dauphine    
1000cc to 1600cc
1 Tony Basile   Porsche Carrera S Sakzewski 50
2 Les Howard   Austin-Healey Sprite - Ford Cosworth Howard and Sons Racing Team  
3 Brian Foley   Lotus Elite    
 ? Osborne   Lotus Elite    
 ? Fulla   Volkswagen Karmann Ghia    
1600cc to 2600cc
1 John French 26 Centaur Waggott GP Cars Racing Team 50
2 Ken Peters   Derrington Wolseley 15/60 KA Peters  
2600cc and Over
1 Bill Pitt [5]   Jaguar 3.4 Litre Mrs DI Anderson 50
2 Dennis Geary [6]   HWM Jaguar GT Geary's Sports Cars  

Note: Australian Motor Sport, September 1962 states that there were 14 starters in the race but only includes 12 names in its grid listing and in the text of the race report.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-6
  2. ^ Pedr Davis, The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, page 200
  3. ^ Some difference of opinion exists regarding the actual name of the title. Australian Motor Sport, September 1962 uses both “Australian G.T. championship” and “Australian Gran Turismo Championship”, The Courier Mail, Monday, 9 July 1962 uses “Australian Grand Touring Championship” and the 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport uses “Australian GT Championship”
  4. ^ a b c d e f g John French wins 1962 Australian G.T. championship, Australian Motor Sports, September 1962, pages 37-39
  5. ^ a b Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, page 185
  6. ^ John Blanden, Historic Racing Cars in Australia, page 167

Further reading[edit]

  • Car Wrecked at Lakeside, The Courier Mail, Monday, 9 July 1962, page 13

External links[edit]