1979 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1979 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1979 British Saloon Car Championship, was the 22nd season of the championship. Richard Longman successfully defended his drivers title with his Mini 1275 GT.[1][2]

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 25 March United Kingdom Alan Curnow United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Gordon Spice
2 A England Oulton Park, Cheshire 13 April Not contested. Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Gordon Spice
B United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom John Morris Not contested.
3 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 16 April United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Gordon Spice
4 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 28 May United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Win Percy Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Jeff Allam
5 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 24 June United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Win Percy Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Gordon Spice
6 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 15 July United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd United Kingdom Rex Greenslade United Kingdom Gordon Spice
7 A England Mallory Park, Leicestershire 12 August United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Win Percy Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Rex Greenslade United Kingdom Colin Vandervell
8 England Donington Park, Leicestershire 19 August United Kingdom Alan Curnow United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Vince Woodman
9 England Brands Hatch, Kent 27 August United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd United Kingdom Barrie Williams Australia Brian Muir
10 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 9 September United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Gordon Spice
11* England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 23 September United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Win Percy Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Jeff Allam
12 A England Oulton Park, Cheshire 29 September Not contested. Scotland Tom Walkinshaw United Kingdom Stuart Graham
B United Kingdom Richard Longman United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Not contested.
  • Night race.

Championship results[edit]

Drivers championship
Pos. Driver Car [3] Points
1 England Richard Longman Mini 1275 GT 97
2 Scotland Tom Walkinshaw Mazda RX-7 88
3 England Richard Lloyd Volkswagen Golf GTi 82
4 England Gordon Spice Ford Capri III 3.0S 75
Makes championship
Pos.[3] Make [3] Points [3]
1 BL Mini 90
2 Ford 90
3 Mazda 84
4 Volkswagen 81
5 Toyota 75
6 Triumph 64


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