1971 Australian Rally Championship

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1971 Australian Rally Championship
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1971 Series winners Colin Bond and George Shepheard in the Holden Dealer Team Holden Torana GTR XU-1.

The 1971 Australian Rally Championship was a series of five rallying events held across Australia. It was the fourth season in the history of the competition.

Colin Bond and navigator George Shepheard in the Holden Dealer Team Holden Torana GTR XU-1 were the winners of the 1971 Championship.

Season review[edit]

The fourth Australian Rally Championship was decided over five events, staged across the Eastern States of Australia with two events in New South Wales and one each in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.[1] The series was the start of the domination of the Holden Dealer Team Holden Torana GTR XU-1 of Colin Bond and George Shepheard. The Renault R8 Gordinis which had won the previous year were the only team to present any real challenge to the Toranas.

The Rallies[edit]

The five events of the 1971 season were as follows.

Round Rally Date
1 Classic Rally (VIC)
2 Bunbury-Curran Rally (NSW)
3 Snowy Mountains Rally (NSW)
4 Uniroyal Southern Rally (SA)
5 Warana Rally (QLD)

Round Three - Snowy Mountains Rally[edit]

Position Driver Navigator Car Points
1 Colin Bond George Shepheard Torana GTR XU-1 36
2 Barry Ferguson Dave Johnson Torana GTR XU-1 59
3 Bruce Collier Lindsay Adcock Renault R8 Gordini 60
4 Stewart McLeod Jack Lock Torana GTR XU-1 68
5 Bob Watson Andy Chapman Renault R8 Gordini 82
6 Peter Haughton Jim Faulkner Mitsubishi Colt 1100 83

1971 Drivers and Navigators Championships[edit]

Final pointscore for 1971 is as follows.[1]

Colin Bond - Champion Driver 1971[edit]

Position Driver Car Points
1 Colin Bond Torana GTR XU-1
2 Bob Watson Renault R8 Gordini
3 Frank Kilfoyle Torana GTR XU-1
4= Stewart McLeod Torana GTR XU-1
4= Barry Ferguson Torana GTR XU-1
4= Mal McPherson Renault R8 Gordini

George Shepheard - Champion Navigator 1971[edit]

Position Navigator Car Points
1 George Shepheard Torana GTR XU-1
2 Andy Chapman Renault R8 Gordini
3 Mike Osborne Torana GTR XU-1
4= David Johnson Torana GTR XU-1
4= Jeff Beaumont Renault R8 Gordini
6 Jack Lock Torana GTR XU-1

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Results of Snowy Mountains Rally and ARC results.