1972 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1972 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1972 British Saloon Car Championship, was the 15th season of the championship. Bill McGovern became the first driver to win three BTCC titles, making it three back-to-back titles with his 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
1 Brands Hatch, Kent 19 March United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom Dave Matthews Australia Frank Gardner
2 Oulton Park, Cheshire 30 March United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe United Kingdom Dave Matthews Australia Brian Muir
3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 3 April United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Vince Woodman United Kingdom Dave Matthews Australia Frank Gardner
4 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 23 April United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Brian Peacock United Kingdom Dave Matthews Australia Frank Gardner
5 A Crystal Palace, London 28 May Not contested. United Kingdom Mike Crabtree Australia Brian Muir
B United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe Not contested.
6 Brands Hatch, Kent 15 July United Kingdom Bill McGovern Finland Heikki Kemilainen United Kingdom Dave Brodie Australia Frank Gardner
7 Oulton Park, Cheshire 16 September United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe United Kingdom Dave Matthews Australia Frank Gardner
8 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 24 September United Kingdom Bill McGovern Italy Carlo Facetti United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Germany Dieter Glemser
Germany Jochen Mass
9 A Mallory Park, Leicestershire 1 October United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Dave Matthews Australia Frank Gardner
10 Brands Hatch, Kent 22 October United Kingdom Bill McGovern United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe United Kingdom Dave Matthews Australia Frank Gardner

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos.[3] Driver [3] Car [3] Points [3]
1 United Kingdom Bill McGovern Sunbeam Imp 63
2 United Kingdom Dave Matthews Ford Escort RS 1600 55
3 Australia Frank Gardner Chevrolet Camaro 54
4 United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe Mini Cooper S 48
5 Australia Brian Muir Ford Capri RS 2600 28
5 United Kingdom Melvyn Adams Sunbeam Imp 28

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