1970 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1970 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1970 British Saloon Car Championship, was the 13th season of the series. This year saw the introduction of the new Group 2 regulations.[1] Bill McGovern won his first title, driving a Sunbeam Imp.[2][3]

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 England Brands Hatch, Kent 22 March United Kingdom Mike Freeman United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Frank Gardner
2 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 27 March United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Frank Gardner
3 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 30 March United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Rod Mansfield Australia Frank Gardner
4 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 26 April United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Gordon Spice United Kingdom John Hine Australia Frank Gardner
5 A England Crystal Palace, London 25 May United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Frank Gardner
6 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 6 June United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Gordon Spice United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Brian Muir
7 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 27 June United Kingdom Bill McGovern Netherlands Han Akersloot Netherlands Toine Hezemans Australia Brian Muir
8 England Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 11 July United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Frank Gardner
9 England Brands Hatch, Kent 18 July United Kingdom Mike Freeman United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman Australia Brian Muir
10 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 22 August United Kingdom Jeremy Nightingale United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Mike Crabtree Australia Frank Gardner
11 England Brands Hatch, Kent 31 August United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Chris Craft Australia Frank Gardner
12 England Brands Hatch, Kent 18 October United Kingdom Mike Freeman United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car [4] Points
1 Scotland Bill McGovern Hillman Imp 72
2 Australia Frank Gardner Ford Mustang Boss 302 68
3 Australia Brian Muir Chevrolet Camaro Z28 62
3 England John Fitzpatrick Ford Escort 1300 GT 62
5 England Chris Craft Ford Escort Twin Cam 60

Note: Sources vary in listing McGovern’s car as a Hillman Imp [4] [5] or as a Sunbeam Imp. [2] [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://gtwap.co.uk/50_Years_of_the_BTCC/?width=600&topic=099.BTCC_1958-1979.wtxt
  2. ^ a b Official list of BTCC champions
  3. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Pages/1970%20BSCC.html
  4. ^ a b 1970 RAC British Saloon Car Championship Retrieved from touringcarracing.net on 18 September 2012
  5. ^ George Bevan Retrieved from www.imps4ever on 18 September 2012
  6. ^ British Touring Car Championship – 1958–1994 Retrieved from www.dlg.speedfreaks.org on 18 September 2012