1985 Australian GT Championship season

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1985 Australian GT Championship season
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The 1985 Australian GT Championship was the eighth Australian GT Championship and the fourth to be decided over a series of races. It was open to GT Cars complying with CAMS Group D regulations with Group B Sports Sedans and superseded Group C touring cars competing by invitation. The title was contested over six rounds from 24 March to 25 August 1985.

This was the final season before the series would be cancelled. It would later be resurrected in 2005.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Circuit State Date
1 Lakeside International Raceway Queensland 24 March
2 Oran Park Raceway New South Wales 5 May
3 Winton Motor Raceway Victoria 2 June
4 Adelaide International Raceway South Australia 30 June
5 Calder Park Raceway Victoria 11 August
6 Surfers Paradise Raceway Queensland 25 August

Note : Rounds were run concurrently with those of the 1985 Australian Sports Car Championship.

Results[edit]

For rounds contested over a single race, i.e. Rounds 1, 4, 5 & 6, championship points were awarded on a 30-27-24-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2 basis to the top twenty finishers in the round.

For rounds contested over two races, i.e. Rounds 2 & 3, championship points were awarded by allocating race points on a 30-27-24-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2 basis to the top twenty finishers in each race, aggregating the points from the two races and then dividing the result by two. (Race points allocated for these races are shown in the table below within brackets)

Pos Driver No. Car Entrant Rd 1 Rd 2 R1 Rd 2 R2 Rd2 Rd 3 R1 Rd3 R2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 Bryan Thomson 14
17
Chevrolet Monza
Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC - Chevrolet
Thomson-Fowler Motorsport 30 (24) (27) 25.5 (27) (24) 25.5 30 24 30 165
2 Peter Fitzgerald 3 Porsche Carrera RSR Peter Fitzgerald / Stanilite Electronics 24 (27) (24) 25.5 (24) (27) 25.5 27 21 - 123
3 John Bourke 77 Toyota Celica Turbo Brian Hilton Toyota 27 (19) - 9.5 (21) (19) 20 - - 24 80.5
4 Kevin Bartlett 5 De Tomaso Pantera Paul Halstead / The Toy Shop - - (30) 15 (30) (30) 30 - 30 - 75
5 Peter McLeod 50 Mazda RX-7 Petrolon Slick 50 - - (21) 10.5 (19) (21) 20 24 - - 54.5
6 Gary Scott 104 Nissan Bluebird Turbo Tapsall-Scott Racing - (17) (19) 18 - - - - - 27 45
7 Brad Jones 17
14
Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC - Chevrolet
Chevrolet Monza
Thomson-Fowler Motorsport - (30) - 15 - - - - 27 - 42
8 Simon Harrex Holden Commodore 21 - - - - - - - - - 21
8 Cos Monterosso 30 Ford Escort BDG Cos Monterosso - - - - - - - 21 - - 21
8 Vic Cameron Ford Escort - - - - - - - - - 21 21
11 John Gurney 9 BMW 318i Turbo Coolratio Motor Sports - - - - - - - 19 - - 19
11 Graeme Whincup 6 Chevrolet Monza Graeme Whincup - - - - - - - - 19 - 19
13 Peter Finch 16 Chrysler Valiant Charger Peter Finch - - - - - - - 17 - - 17
14 Brian Callaghan Ford XE Falcon Mobile Concrete Pumping - (15) (17) 16 - - - - - - 16
15 Graham Nowland Mazda RX-7 - (13) (15) 14 - - - - - - 14
16 Chris Hones BMW 318i Turbo - (21) - 10.5 - - - - - - 10.5
17 Robin Doherty Holden Torana Robin Doherty - (14) - 7 - - - - - - 7

References[edit]

  • Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1985/86
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1985
  • Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, 30 June 1985

External links[edit]

  • www.camsmanual.com.au