1993 Australian Touring Car Championship

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1993 Australian Touring Car Championship
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The 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title [1] for Group 3A Touring Cars. The championship, which was the 34th Australian Touring Car Championship,[2] was contested over a nine round series which began on 28 February 1993 at Amaroo Park and ended on 8 August at Oran Park Raceway.[3] Promoted as the Shell Australian Touring Car Championship,[4] it was won by Glenn Seton, driving a Ford EB Falcon, with teammate Alan Jones completing a one-two championship result for Glenn Seton Racing.[5] It was Seton's first championship victory and the first major victory for the team he had started in 1989.

1993 marked the first year in which the championship was contested by the new Australian Group 3A Touring Car category which incorporated:

  • 5.0 Litre Touring Cars [6] (later to be known as V8 Supercars)
  • 2.0 Litre Class II Touring Cars [6] (later to be known as Super Touring Cars)
  • Normally aspirated, two wheel drive cars complying with the 1992 CAMS Group 3A regulations [6] (commonly known as Group A cars)

Television coverage[edit]

Channel Seven broadcast the championship with the commentary team including Mike Raymond, Gary Wilkinson, Mark Oastler, Doug Mulray and Andy Raymond. Regular commentator Neil Crompton was absent as he was contesting the full series as a competitor for the first time.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers and teams competed in the 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship.

Team Car No Driver
Gibson Motorsport Holden VP Commodore 1 Australia Mark Skaife
2 New Zealand Jim Richards
Lansvale Racing Team Holden VP Commodore 3 Australia Trevor Ashby
Australia Steve Reed
Bob Forbes Racing Holden VP Commodore 4 Australia Mark Gibbs
7 Australia Neil Crompton
Advantage Racing Holden VP Commodore 05 Australia Peter Brock
Caltex CXT Racing Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE90
Toyota Corolla Seca AE93
6 Australia John Smith
Toyota Corolla Seca AE93 8 Australia Colin Bond
Perkins Engineering Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV
Holden VP Commodore
11 Australia Larry Perkins
Bob Jones Racing Holden VP Commodore 12 Australia Bob Jones
Bob Holden Motors Toyota Sprinter AE86 13 Australia Bob Holden
Holden Racing Team Holden VP Commodore 15 Australia Tomas Mezera
16 Australia Wayne Gardner
Dick Johnson Racing Ford EB Falcon 17 Australia Dick Johnson
18 Australia John Bowe
Logamo Racing BMW E30 M3 Evolution 20 Australia John Blanchard
23 Australia Paul Morris
24 Australia Geoff Full
25 Australia Tony Longhurst
Wayne Douglass Motorsport Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 22 Australia Mark Potter
Australia Brett Youlden
John English Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 24 Australia John English
Laurie Donaher Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 26 Australia Laurie Donaher
Terry Finnigan Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV
Holden VP Commodore
27 Australia Terry Finnigan
Don Watson Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 26 Australia Don Watson
Glenn Seton Racing Ford EB Falcon 30 Australia Glenn Seton
35 Australia Alan Jones
Mike Twigden Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 32 Australia Mike Twigden
Pro-Duct Racing Holden VP Commodore 33 Australia Bob Pearson
Schembri Motorsport Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 36 Australia Neil Schembri
Challenge Motorsport Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 39 Australia Chris Smerdon
Ian Love Holden VP Commodore 40 Australia Ian Love
Glenn Mason Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 42 Australia Glenn Mason
Stuart McColl Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 44 Australia Stuart McColl
Daily Planet Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 47 Australia John Trimbole
Pace Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 50 Australia Kevin Heffernan
M3 Motorsport BMW E30 M3 2.0 52 Australia John Cotter
53 Australia Peter Doulman
Brad Stratton Toyota Corolla AE82 72 Australia Brad Stratton
Frank Binding Toyota Corolla AE82 75 Australia Frank Binding
Barbagallo Motorsport Holden VP Commodore 77 Australia Alf Barbagallo
Easton Motorsport Toyota Sprinter AE86 77 Australia Gregg Easton
Cadillac Productions Toyota Sprinter AE86 79 Australia Mike Conway
Motorsport Developments Toyota Sprinter AE86 88 Australia Malcolm Rea
Australia Ken Talbert
Phil Johnson Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 97 Australia Phil Johnson

Race calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a nine round series.[3] Each round consisted of a "Peter Jackson Dash" for the top six cars from Qualifying, a Heat for the 2.0 Litre Class, a Heat for the 5.0 Litre Class and a combined Final.[7] The two Class Heats were run separately at Round 1 [3] but were combined from Round 2 onwards.[8]

Rd. [3] Circuit [3] Location / State Date [3] Winner Team
1 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales 26 - 28 Feb John Bowe Dick Johnson Racing
2 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 12 - 14 Mar Alan Jones Glenn Seton Racing
3 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 2 - 4 Apr Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Racing
4 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland 16 - 18 Apr Alan Jones Glenn Seton Racing
5 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 14–16 May Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Racing
6 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 4 - 6 Jun Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Racing
7 Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia 2 - 4 Jul Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Racing
8 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 9 - 11 Jul Jim Richards Gibson Motorsport
9 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 6 - 8 Aug Jim Richards Gibson Motorsport

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded at each round on the following basis:

  • 3 to the driver recording fastest time in Qualifying [9]
  • 3-2-1 to the first three finishers in the Peter Jackson Dash [9]
  • 9-6-4-3-2-1 to the first six finishers in each Class in the Heat [9]
  • 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 to the first ten outright finishers in the Final [9]

Results[edit]

Pos. [9] Driver [9] Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Pts [9]
1 Glenn Seton 20 7 34 17 34 33 30 1 15 191
2 Alan Jones 8 30 19 29 10 20 10 8 14 148
3 John Bowe 23 14 20 19 7 23 16 3 15 140
4 Jim Richards 12 10 2 0 16 1 4 29 25 99
5 Dick Johnson 11 15 19 26 11 0 3 6 2 93
6 Mark Skaife 21 10 0 0 4 12 28 12 Ret 87
7 Tomas Mezera 8 22 11 Ret DNS 6 18 2 18 85
8 Peter Brock Ret 6 5 12 15 4 8 10 22 82
9 Tony Longhurst 4 2 8 11 22 4 2 16 0 69
10 Peter Doulman 9 9 9 4 9 0 6 4 9 59
11 John Smith 6 6 6 6 6 0 9 9 Ret 48
12 Larry Perkins Ret 1 2 2 3 9 7 13 1 38
13 Neil Crompton 1 6 Ret 1 2 0 0 18 9 37
14 Wayne Gardner 11 3 0 4 0 3 Ret 6 6 33
15 Colin Bond Ret 4 4 9 Ret 9 0 6 DNS 32
16 Paul Morris 2 1 6 6 3 12 1 Ret 0 31
17 Brad Stratton 2 2 3 4 2 3 3 19
18 John Cotter 4 6 6 16
19 Mike Conway 3 3 3 4 2 15
20 Frank Binding 1 Ret 3 4 8
20 Bob Holden 2 1 4 1 8
22 Trevor Ashby 6 0 6
23 Gregg Easton 2 2
23 Ian Love 2 2
25 John Blanchard 0 0 1 0 Ret 0 0 Ret 1
25 Ken Talbert 0 1 1
25 Alf Barbagallo 1 1
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Peter Jackson Dash[edit]

The Peter Jackson Dash series award was won jointly by Mark Skaife and Glenn Seton.[10]

Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship[edit]

The 1993 Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship, which was contested concurrently with the 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship, was won by Peter Doulman driving a BMW M3.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Title Conditions, 1993 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 162 to 163
  2. ^ Records, Titles and Awards, 2002 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-7
  3. ^ a b c d e f 1993 Championship Results, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1993/94, pages 294 to 298
  4. ^ Official Programme, Shell Australian Touring Car Championship, Round 7, Mallala, July 4 1993
  5. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1993/94, page 116
  6. ^ a b c 1993 technical regulations for Australian Touring Cars are defined in the 1993 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport on pages 206 to 214 under the heading “Group 3A – Touring Cars”
  7. ^ Scoring Points, Official Programme, Shell Australian Touring Car Championship, Round 7, Mallala, July 4 1993, pages 63 & 64
  8. ^ Graham Howard, Stewart Wilson & David Grennhalgh, The official history, Australian Touring Car Championship, 50 years, page 324
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Graham Howard, Stewart Wilson & David Grennhalgh, The official history, Australian Touring Car Championship, 50 years, page 331
  10. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1993/94, page 153

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