1986 Australian Endurance Championship

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The 1986 Australian Endurance Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title open to Touring Cars as specified in the National Competition Rules of CAMS.[1][2] The title, which was the sixth Australian Endurance Championship, was contested concurrently with the 1986 Australian Manufacturers' Championship,[1] which was the sixteenth in a sequence of manufacturers championships awarded by CAMS, and the seventh to be contested under the Australian Manufacturers' Championship name.[3]

The Australian Endurance Championship was won by Jim Richards driving a BMW 635CSi and the Australian Manufacturers' Championship was awarded to Nissan.[4]

Round 5, The Sun South Pacific 300 at Calder Park in Melbourne, saw the first ever rolling start in Australain touring car racing (though rolling starts had been seen in Series Production during the 1960s and 1970s). The race also doubled as the opening round of the two race South Pacific Touring Car Championship, with the second round being the Group A support race for the 1986 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide.

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a six round series.[4]

Round [4] Race name[4] Circuit [4] Date [5] Winner(s) [4] Car Team Report
1 Better Brakes 300 Amaroo Park 3 August New Zealand Jim Richards BMW 635 CSi JPS Team BMW
2 BP Plus 300 Surfers Paradise 24 August Australia George Fury
Australia Glenn Seton
Nissan Skyline RS DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing
3 Castrol 500 Sandown Raceway 14 September Australia George Fury
Australia Glenn Seton
Nissan Skyline RS DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Report
4 James Hardie 1000 Mount Panorama 5 October Australia Allan Grice
Australia Graeme Bailey
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Chickadee Chicken Report
5 The Sun South Pacific 300 Calder Park 19 November Australia George Fury
Australia Glenn Seton
Nissan Skyline RS DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing
6 Pepsi 250 Oran Park 8 December Australia George Fury Nissan Skyline RS DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing

Class structure[edit]

Cars competed in three classes defined according to engine capacity:[1]

  • Class A : Up to 2000cc [1]
  • Class B : 2001 to 3000cc [1]
  • Class C : 3001 to 6000cc [1]

Championship points system[edit]

Australian Endurance Championship points were awarded to the drivers of the top twenty placed cars in each round, with the actual allocation dependent on the outright position obtained and the class in which the car was competing.[1]

Outright Position [1] 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
If car in Class A [1] 30 27 24 21 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
If car in Class B [1] 28 26 23 20 18 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
If car in Class C [1] 25 23 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 0

Two drivers per car were compulsory at both the Sandown and Bathurst rounds.[1] For races in which two drivers per car were not compulsory but two drivers each drove more than one third distance, points for the position gained were shared equally between the two drivers.[1] For races in which two drivers per car were not compulsory but two drivers did not both drive more than one third distance each, full points were awarded to the driver who drove the greater distance.[1] For races in which two drivers were compulsory, full points were awarded to both drivers provided that each had driven more than one third distance.[1] In all cases points were only awarded to a driver who had driven no more than one car during the event.[1]

Only the highest scoring car of each make earned points [1] (for its manufacturer in each race) and then only the points applicable to the position filled.[1]

Results[edit]

Australian Endurance Championship[edit]

Pos. Driver No. Class Car Entrant Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Total
1 Jim Richards 1 C BMW 635CSi JPS Team BMW 25 23 15 13 20 23 119
2 George Fury 30 B Nissan Skyline DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing - 28 28 - 14 28 98
3 Tony Longhurst 25
1
B
C
BMW 325i
BMW 635CSi
JPS Team BMW 26
20

15

13
10
-
84
4 Murray Carter 36 B Nissan Skyline DR30 Everlast Battery Service 12 14 14 11 4 17 72
5 Colin Bond 75 B Alfa Romeo GTV6 Network Alfa 23 13 6 - 5.5 23 70.5
6 Gary Scott 15 B Nissan Skyline DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing - - 26 23 20 - 69
7 Peter Brock 05 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Holden Dealer Team - 6.5 17 15 23 - 61.5
8 John Harvey 3 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Holden Dealer Team - - 10 23 10 17 60
9 Terry Shiel 15 B Nissan Skyline DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing - - 26 23 - 6 55
10 Graeme Bailey 2 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Chickadee Chicken - 8 20 25 - - 53
11 Allan Grice 2 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Chickadee Chicken - - 20 25 - - 45
12 Glenn Seton 30 B Nissan Skyline DR30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing - - 28 - 14 - 42
13 Allan Moffat 05 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Holden Dealer Team - 6.5 17 15 - - 38.5
14 Dick Johnson 17 C Ford Mustang Dick Johnson Racing - 20 - 17 - - 37
15 Neal Lowe 3 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Holden Dealer Team - - 10 23 - - 33
16 Graeme Crosby 6 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Bob Jane T-Marts - 7.5 13 5 4.5 - 30
Wayne Wilkinson 6 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Bob Jane T-Marts - 7.5 13 5 4.5 - 30
18 Mike Quinn 61 A Toyota Sprinter AE86 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Team Australia
17 - 5 3 - - 25
Bill O'Brien 36 B Nissan Skyline DR30 Everlast Battery Service - - 14 11 - - 25
20 John Giddings 60 A Nissan Gazelle Giddings Moss Vale - 11 - - 2 11 24
21 John Smith 16 A Toyota Corolla GT Toyota Team Australia 19 - - - 2 - 21
22 Garry Rogers 7 C BMW 635CSi Goold Motorsport - - 7 - - 13 20
Brad Jones 53 B Mitsubishi Starion BJ Motorsport 20 - - - - - 20
24 Tony Mulvihill 19 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Tony Mulvihill 10 - 5 4 - - 19
Larry Perkins 11 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Perkins Engineering - - 4 - 15 - 19
26 Charlie O'Brien 7 C BMW 635CSi Goold Motorsport - - 7 - 11 - 18
David Ratcliff 58 A Toyota Sprinter AE86 Ratcliff Transport Spares 11 7 - - - - 18
28 Gregg Hansford 17 C Ford Mustang Dick Johnson Racing - - - 17 - - 17
29 Brian Callaghan 47 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Brian Callaghan 5.5 - - - - 11 16.5
Warren Cullen 8 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Cullen Supa Salvage - - - 10 6.5 - 16.5
Gary Sprague 8 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Cullen Supa Salvage - - - 10 6.5 - 16.5
32 Brian Bolwell 87 B BMW 323i Brian Bolwell 9 - 5 - - - 14
Graham Lusty 23 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Lusty Engineering P/L - - - 3 2 9 14
34 Gerald Kay 24 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Jagparts 8 - - - 5 - 13
35 Warwick Rooklyn 57 B Alfa Romeo GTV6 Network Alfa - - - 3 - 9 12
Franz Klammer 14 B Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Bob Jane T-Marts - - - 12 - - 12
Denny Hulme 14 B Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Bob Jane T-Marts - - - 12 - - 12
38 Peter Williamson 77 C Toyota Celica Supra Peter Williamson Toyota - - 11 - - - 11
Mark Skaife 77 C Toyota Celica Supra Peter Williamson Toyota - - 11 - - - 11
Graham Moore 22 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Formula 1 Investments - - - 11 - - 11
Michel Delcourt 22 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Formula 1 Investments - - - 11 - - 11
David Morton A Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Australia - 8 3 - - - 11
43 Garry Wilmington 12 C Jaguar XJ-S Garry Wilmington - - - - - 10 10
Neville Crichton 42 B Volvo 240T Volvo Dealer Team - - - 10 - - 10
Graeme McRae 42 B Volvo 240T Volvo Dealer Team - - - 10 - - 10
46 Alf Grant 27 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Dulux Autocolour - 9 - - - - 9
Mike Burgmann 33 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Michael Burgmann - - 9 - - - 9
Mal Rose 33 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Michael Burgmann - - 9 - - - 9
Ken Mathews 19 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Tony Mulvihill - - 5 4 - - 9
Chris Clearihan 36 A
C
Toyota Corolla
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A
Toyota Team Australia
Airport Car Rental
- - 3 6 - - 9
51 Lucio Cesario 57 B Alfa Romeo GTV6 Network Alfa - - - 3 5.5 - 8.5
52 Ray Ellis 38 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Grellis Marketing - - 6 2 - - 8
John Faulkner 61 A Toyota Corolla GT Toyota Team Australia - - 5 3 - - 8
Tony Kavich 28 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Yellow Pages - - - - - 8 8
Kerry Baily 38 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Grellis Marketing - - 6 2 - - 8
56 Peter McLeod 4 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Autopart Centre - - - - 3 4 7
57 Peter Fitzgerald 75 B Alfa Romeo GTV6 Network Alfa - - 6 - - - 6
Bruce Stewart 60 A Nissan Gazelle Giddings Moss Vale - - 4 - 2 - 6
Trevor Ashby 34 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Lansvale Racing Team - 6 - - - - 6
Fred Geissler 36 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Airport Car Rental - - - 6 - - 6
61 Barry Graham 47 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Brian Callaghan 5.5 - - - - - 5.5
62 Tony Farrell 87 B BMW 323i Brian Bolwell - - 5 - - - 5
John Craft B Ford Capri 3000S John Craft - - - - - 5 5
64 Ray Gulson 49 B Alfa Romeo GTV6 Ray Gulson - - - - - 4 4
David Parsons 11 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Perkins Engineering - - 4 - - - 4
66 Denis Horley [6] B Ford Capri 3000S Denis Horley [6] - - - - - 3 3
Daryl Hendrick A Isuzu Gemini ZZ Daryl Hendrick - - - - - 3 3
John Lusty 23 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Lusty Engineering - - - 3 - - 3
Drew Price 16 A Toyota Corolla GT Toyota Team Australia - - - - 3 - 3
70 Lester Smerdon 35 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Lester Smerdon - 2.5 - - - - 2.5
Geoff Russell 35 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Lester Smerdon - 2.5 - - - - 2.5
Garry Whitaker A Toyota Corolla - 2.5 - - - - 2.5
Charlie Senese A Toyota Corolla - 2.5 - - - - 2.5
74 Keith McClelland 62 A Toyota Sprinter AE86 Bob Holden Motors - - 2 - - - 2
Brian Nightingale 62 A Toyota Sprinter AE86 Bob Holden Motors - - 2 - - - 2
Ken Lusty 23 C Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Lusty Engineering - - - - 2 - 2
77 Simon Emmerling 26 C BMW 635CSi Simon Emmerling - - - 1 - - 1
Trevor Hine 26 C BMW 635CSi Simon Emmerling - - - 1 - - 1

Australian Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Position [7] Manufacturer [7] Points [7]
1 Nissan 147
2 BMW 120
3 Holden 111
4 Alfa Romeo 80
5 Toyota 44
6 Ford 40
7 Mitsubishi 20
8 Mercedes-Benz 10
9 Volvo 10

See also[edit]

1986 Australian Touring Car season

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Conditions for Australian Titles, 1986 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 88 to 92
  2. ^ Regulations for Australia Touring Cars for 1986 were based those for FISA Group A – as outlined in National Competition Rules, 3rd Category, Touring Cars, 1986 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 303 to 314
  3. ^ CAMS Online Manual of Motor Sport > About CAMS > Titles - Australian Titles Retrieved on 21 February 2013
  4. ^ a b c d e f Stewart Wilson, Australian Endurance Championship, Australian Motor Racing Year 1986/87, pages 272 to 299
  5. ^ 1986 Championship Results, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1986/87, pages 318 to 319
  6. ^ a b Results, Aust Endurance Ch'ship, Rd.6, Racing Car News, December 1986, page 70
  7. ^ a b c Stewart Wilson, Australian Motor Racing Year 1986/87, page 273

Further reading[edit]

  • Australia's Greatest Motor Race, 1960 - 1989 (1990)
  • Racing Car News, December 1986

External links[edit]