1978 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1978 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1978 Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship was the 21st season of the British Saloon Car Championship. It was the first year that the championship was sponsored by Tricentrol.[1] The drivers title was won by Richard Longman in a Mini 1275 GT,[2][3] and was the first to be won by a Mini driver since 1969.

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 19 March United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Gerry Marshall
2 A England Oulton Park, Cheshire 24 March Not contested. United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Gordon Spice
B United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Not contested.
3 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 27 March United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Gordon Spice
4 A England Brands Hatch, Kent 1 April United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Gordon Spice
5 A England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 28 May United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Gordon Spice
6 A England Donington Park, Leicestershire 25 June United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Chris Craft
7 A England Mallory Park, Leicestershire 2 July Not contested. United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Gordon Spice
B United Kingdom Rex Greenslade United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Not contested.
8 England Brands Hatch, Kent 16 July United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd United Kingdom Tony Dron United Kingdom Jeff Allam
9 A England Donington Park, Leicestershire 6 August Not contested. None (winner disqualified) None (winner disqualified)
B United Kingdom Richard Longman None (winner disqualified) Not contested.
10 England Brands Hatch, Kent 28 August United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Barrie Williams Australia Brian Muir
11 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 10 September United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd United Kingdom Barrie Williams United Kingdom Gordon Spice
12 A England Oulton Park, Cheshire 7 October Not contested. United Kingdom Barrie Williams Scotland Tom Walkinshaw
B United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Not contested.

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car [4] Points
1 England Richard Longman Mini 1275 GT 100
2 England Richard Lloyd Volkswagen Golf GTi 90
3 England Tony Dron Triumph Dolomite Sprint 83
4 England Gordon Spice Ford Capri III 3.0S 75


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