1971 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1971 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1971 British Saloon Car Championship, was the 14th season of the championship. Bill McGovern won his second title, driving a Sunbeam Imp.[1][2]

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
NC Mallory Park, Leicestershire 14 March None (no entries?) United Kingdom Mike Chittenden United Kingdom Graham Birrell None (no entries?)
1 Brands Hatch, Kent 21 March United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Brian Muir
2 A Oulton Park, Cheshire 9 April United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Dave Matthews Not contested.
B Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk Not contested. United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Brian Muir
3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 12 April United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman Australia Brian Muir
4 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 8 May United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Brian Muir
5 A Crystal Palace, London 30 May United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Vince Woodman Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom John Bloomfield Australia Brian Muir
6 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 5 June United Kingdom John Turner United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Frank Gardner
7 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 11 July United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Australia Frank Gardner
8 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 17 July United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom Graham Birrell United Kingdom Gerry Birrell
9 Oulton Park, Cheshire 22 August United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Brian Muir
10 Brands Hatch, Kent 30 August United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Dennis Leech
11 A Mallory Park, Leicestershire 26 September Not contested. United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Australia Brian Muir
B United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Jon Mowatt Not contested.
12 Brands Hatch, Kent 24 October United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Dave Matthews United Kingdom John Bloomfield United Kingdom Gerry Birrell

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. [3] Driver [3] Car [3] Points
1 United Kingdom Bill McGovern Sunbeam Imp
2 United Kingdom Vince Woodman Ford Escort 1300 GT
3 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Ford Escort RS 1600
4 Australia Frank Gardner Chevrolet Camaro

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