1991 Australian Endurance Championship

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The 1991 Australian Endurance Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title [1] open to Group 3A Touring Cars.[2] The championship, which was the eighth running of the Australian Endurance Championship,[1] began on 8 September 1991 at Sandown Raceway and ended on 6 October at the Mount Panorama Circuit after two rounds.[3] The title was won by Mark Gibbs and Rohan Onslow who shared a Nissan Skyline GT-R.[4] The 1991 Australian Manufacturers' Championship, which was run concurrently with the Endurance Championship, was awarded to the Nissan Motor Co (Australia).[5]

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1991 Australian Endurance Championship and the 1991 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.

Team Car No Driver
Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 1 New Zealand Jim Richards
Australia Mark Skaife
2 Australia Drew Price
Australia Garry Waldon
Australia Mark Skaife
Lansvale Racing Team Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV 3 Australia Trevor Ashby
Australia Steve Reed
Bob Forbes Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 4 Australia Mark Gibbs
Australia Rohan Onslow
Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV 22 Australia Graham Moore
Belgium Michel Delcourt
Advantage Racing
Perkins Engineering
Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV 05 Australia Peter Brock
Australia Andrew Miedecke
11 Australia Larry Perkins
Australia Tomas Mezera
Alf Grant Racing Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 6 Australia Alf Grant
Australia Tim Grant
Holden Racing Team Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV 7 Australia Brad Jones
Australia Neil Crompton
16 United Kingdom Win Percy
Australia Allan Grice
Caltex CXT Racing Ford Sierra RS500 8 Australia Colin Bond
New Zealand Graeme Crosby
Allan Moffat Enterprises Ford Sierra RS500 9 Australia Gary Brabham
New Zealand Steve Millen
10 Australia Charlie O'Brien
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
John Holmes Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 12 Australia Ray Lintott
Australia Tony Scott
Australia John English
Captain Peter Janson Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 13 United Kingdom Peter Janson
Australia Peter Gazzard
Warren Jonsson Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 14 Australia Warren Jonsson
Australia Graham Jonsson
Toyota Team Australia Toyota Supra Turbo 15 Australia John Smith
Australia Geoff Morgan
Toyota Corolla FX-GT 70 Australia Neal Bates
Australia Rick Bates
71 Australia Ron Searle
Australia Don Griffiths
Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra RS500 17 Australia Dick Johnson
Australia John Bowe
18 New Zealand Paul Radisich
Australia Terry Shiel
Australia John Bowe
19 New Zealand Kayne Scott
New Zealand Gregg Taylor
Benson & Hedges Racing BMW M3 Evolution 20 New Zealand Denny Hulme
Australia Peter Fitzgerald
25 Australia Peter Fitzgerald
Australia Tony Longhurst
Australia Alan Jones
Bob Jones Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 21 Australia Bob Jones
New Zealand Ed Lamont
Australia Mike Imrie
Laurie Donaher Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 24 Australia Laurie Donaher
Australia Mick Donaher
Daryl Hendrick Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 26 Australia Daryl Hendrick
United Kingdom Chris Lambden
Australia John White
Terry Finnigan Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV 27 Australia Terry Finnigan
Australia Geoff Leeds
Playscape Racing Ford Sierra RS500 28 Australia Kevin Waldock
Australia Brett Peters
Glenn Seton Racing Ford Sierra RS500 30 Australia Glenn Seton
Australia Gregg Hansford
35 Australia David 'Skippy' Parsons
Australia Wayne Park
Peter Hudson Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 31 Australia Peter Hudson
Australia Ian Carrig
Australia Ian Clark
Pro-Duct Motorsport Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV 32 Australia Bob Tindal
Australia Darren Stewart
33 Australia Bob Pearson
Australia Bruce Stewart
Ray Gulson BMW 635CSi 34 Australia Ray Gulson
Australia Graham Gulson
Ron Masing Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 36 Australia Ron Masing
Australia Greville Arnel
Everlast Battery Service Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 39 Australia Bill O'Brien
Australia Brian Callaghan
Australia Brian Callaghan Jr
Garry Willmington Performance Toyota Supra Turbo A 41 Australia Garry Willmington
Egypt Reda Awadullah
Brian Bolwell Ford Sierra RS500 43 Australia Brian Bolwell
Australia Arthur Abrahams
44 New Zealand Dave Barrow
New Zealand Glenn McIntyre
Bryan Sala Ford Sierra RS500 50 Australia Bryan Sala
Australia Graham Lusty
M3 Motorsport BMW M3 52 Australia Peter Doulman
Australia John Cotter
Kiwi Motorsport BMW M3 54 New Zealand Keith Sharp
New Zealand Ian Spurle
Tanzania Edgar Salwegter
David Sala Toyota Corolla 72 Australia David Sala
Australia Brad Stratton
Bob Holden Motors Toyota Corolla 73 Australia Bob Holden
Finland Rauno Aaltonen
Australia Dennis Rogers
Toyota Sprinter AE86 75 Australia Ted Dunford
Australia Brad Wright
76 Australia Mike Conway
Australia Calvin Cardiner
Toyota Corolla 77 Australia Geoff Forshaw
Australia Richard Vorst
Peter Verheyen Toyota Sprinter AE86 74 Australia Peter Verheyen
Australia John Vernon
Speedtech Motorsport Toyota Sprinter AE86 78 Australia Geoff Full
Australia Paul Morris

Race Calendar[edit]

The 1991 Australian Endurance Championship and the 1991 Australian Manufacturers' Championship were contested concurrently over a two round series with one race per round.[4]

Rd.[3] Race Title [3] Circuit [3] City / State Date Winners [3] Car [3] Team Report
1 Australia Don’t Drink Drive Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 6 - 8 Sep Mark Gibbs
Rohan Onslow
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Bob Forbes Motorsport Report
2 Australia Tooheys 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 2 - 6 Oct Jim Richards
Mark Skaife
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Motorsport Australia Report

Results[edit]

Australian Endurance Championship[edit]

Position Driver Sandown Bathurst Points
1 [4] Mark Gibbs [4] 1st 3rd
1 [4] Rohan Onslow [4] 1st 3rd
Position Driver Sandown Bathurst Points

Note: Other placings in the Endurance Championship have not been ascertained.

Australian Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Position Manufacturer Sandown Bathurst Points
1 [1] Nissan Motor Co (Australia) [1] 1st 1st
Position Manufacturer Sandown Bathurst Points

Note: Other placings in the Manufacturers' Championship have not been ascertained.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Records, Titles and Awards, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport
  2. ^ Conditions for Australian Racing Titles, Australian Manufacturers' Championship, 1991 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 170 & 171
  3. ^ a b c d e f 1991 Championship Results - Australian Endurance Championship, Australian Motor Racing Year – 1991/92, page 297
  4. ^ a b c d e f Australian Endurance Championship - Stars in the making, Australian Motor Racing Year – 1991/92, pages 238 to 239
  5. ^ Australian Endurance Championship - Stars in the making, Australian Motor Racing Year – 1991/92, page 238 refers to Nissan winning the "Manufacturers Cup". Records, Titles and Awards, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport refers to Nissan Motor Co (Australia) winning the "1991 Australian Manufacturers' Championship"

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