1968 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1968 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1968 British Saloon Car Championship, was the 11th season of the series. The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (RACMSA) took control of the championship this year from the BRSCC.[1] Australian driver Frank Gardner successfully defended his 1967 title, changing from a Ford Falcon to contest Class C, initially with a Ford Cortina Lotus until the new Ford Escort was introduced.[2][3]

Calendar & Winners[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom. Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 Brands Hatch, Kent 17 March United Kingdom Ray Calcutt United Kingdom John Rhodes United Kingdom Vic Elford Australia Brian Muir
2 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 15 April United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Graham Janzen Australia Frank Gardner Australia Brian Muir
3 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 27 April United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom John Rhodes United Kingdom Vic Elford Australia Brian Muir
4 A Crystal Palace, London 3 June United Kingdom Mike Walker United Kingdom Steve Neal Not contested.
B Not contested. Australia Frank Gardner Australia Brian Muir
5 A Mallory Park, Leicestershire 23 June United Kingdom Les Nash United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Not contested.
B Not contested. Australia Frank Gardner Australia Brian Muir
6 Brands Hatch, Kent 20 July United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Frank Gardner Germany Hubert Hahne
7 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 27 July United Kingdom Les Nash United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Frank Gardner United Kingdom David Hobbs
8 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 10 August United Kingdom Gordon Spice United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Frank Gardner United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
9 Oulton Park, Cheshire 17 August United Kingdom Gordon Spice United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Frank Gardner Australia Brian Muir
10 Brands Hatch, Kent 2 September United Kingdom Les Nash United Kingdom John Rhodes Australia Frank Gardner United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
11 Brands Hatch, Kent 20 October United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Frank Gardner United Kingdom David Hobbs

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship [4]
Pos. Driver Car Points
1 Australia Frank Gardner Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2
Ford Escort Twin Cam
84
2 Australia Brian Muir Ford Falcon Sprint 58
3 United Kingdom Brian Robinson Ford Cortina Lotus
Ford Escort Twin Cam
50
4 United Kingdom John Rhodes Austin Mini Cooper S 50
5 United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint Ford Falcon Sprint 44
6 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Ford Escort 1300 GT 42

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