1999 Australian Super Touring Championship

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The 1999 BOC Gases Australian Super Touring Car Championship was the seventh running of a touring car series in Australia under the Super Touring Car regulations. It began on 18 April 1999 at Lakeside International Raceway and ended on 29 August at Calder Park Raceway after eight rounds and twenty one races.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers competed in the 1999 Australian Super Touring Championship.

Team Manufacturer Car model No Driver
Brad Jones Racing
(Audi Sport Australia)
Audi A4 1 Australia Brad Jones
2 Australia Matthew Coleman
Volvo Cars Australia
(Volvo Racing)
Volvo S40 3 New Zealand Jim Richards
4 Australia Mark Williamson
Australia Mark Adderton
Australia Cameron McLean
Anthony Robson BMW 318i 5 Australia Anthony Robson
7 Australia Allan Letcher
Project Racing
(Racing Projects)
Honda Accord 5 Australia Anthony Robson
7 United Kingdom Jamie Wall
Australia Roger Townshend
Nissan Primera 8 Australia Jim Cornish
Aaron McGill Motorsport Ford Mondeo 9 Australia Aaron McGill
TC Motorsport Peugeot 406 10 New Zealand Tony Newman
405 Mi16 20 Australia Mark Zonneveld
AAP Racing Toyota Carina 11 Australia Milton Leslight
Starion Enterprises Peugeot 406 12 United Kingdom Patrick Watts
MPD Racing BMW 318i 14 Australia Rod Wilson
Australia Mike Downard
M-F Racing Peugeot 405 Mi16 21 Australia Mike Fitzgerald
Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i 23 Australia Paul Morris
24 Australia John Teulan
Novacastrian Motorsport BMW 320i 30 Australia Luke Searle
Australia Troy Searle
Nigel Stones Hyundai Lantra 37 Australia Nigel Stones
Knight Racing
(Team Mondeo)
Ford Mondeo 44 Australia Dean Canto
88 Australia Peter Hills
Gun Racing Alfa Romeo 155 TS 45 Australia David Auger
John Henderson Racing Opel Vectra 56 Australia John Henderson
Motorsport Developments Toyota Carina 77 Australia Malcolm Rea
Triple P Racing Hyundai Lantra 97 Australia Claude Elias

Season review[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The 1999 Australian Super Touring Championship consisted of twenty one races at eight rounds held in four different states. Two races were held at each of the first three rounds and three races were held at each of the remaining five rounds.

Rd. Race Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner Team Report
1 1 Australia Lakeside Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland 17–18 Apr Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
1 2 Australia Lakeside Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland 17–18 Apr Patrick Watts Starion Enterprises
2 1 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 1–2 May Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
2 2 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 1–2 May Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
3 1 Australia Mallala Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia 29–30 May Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
3 2 Australia Mallala Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia 29–30 May Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
4 1 Australia Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 19–20 Jun Brad Jones Brad Jones Racing
4 2 Australia Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 19–20 Jun Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
4 3 Australia Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 19–20 Jun Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
5 1 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 17–18 Jul Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
5 2 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 17–18 Jul Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
5 3 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 17–18 Jul Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
6 1 Australia Queensland Raceway Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 31 Jul – 1 Aug Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
6 2 Australia Queensland Raceway Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 31 Jul – 1 Aug Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
6 3 Australia Queensland Raceway Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 31 Jul – 1 Aug Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
7 1 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 14–15 Aug Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport
7 2 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 14–15 Aug Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
7 3 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 14–15 Aug Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
8 1 Australia Calder Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 28–29 Aug Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
8 2 Australia Calder Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 28–29 Aug Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia
8 3 Australia Calder Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 28–29 Aug Jim Richards Volvo Cars Australia

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded 15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 based on the top ten race positions in each race. There was a bonus point allocated for pole position. The first three race meetings had a qualifying session for each race. After that there was just one qualifying session per round.

Pos Driver LAK 1 LAK 2 ORA 1 ORA 2 MAL 1 MAL 2 WIN 1 WIN 2 WIN 3 ORA 3 ORA 4 ORA 5 QLD 1 QLD 2 QLD 3 ORA 6 ORA 7 ORA 8 CAL 1 CAL 2 CAL 3 Pts
1 Paul Morris 1st 2nd 3rd Ret 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 266
2 Jim Richards 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd Ret 1st 2nd 2nd DNS 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 260
3 Brad Jones 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 7th 4th 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd 3rd 2nd 7th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 186
4 Matthew Coleman 4th 5th 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 4th DNS 3rd 5th 6th DSQ 5th 5th 152
5 Peter Hills 5th 6th 5th 5th 5th 5th 6th 5th 6th 6th 5th 4th 7th 6th 5th 6th 6th 5th Ret 8th 6th 109
6 Mark Adderton Ret 6th Ret Ret 5th 5th 9th 3rd 5th 5th 4th 4th 3rd 4th 75
7 Dean Canto DNS DNS 8th 7th Ret 7th 5th 8th 8th 7th Ret 5th 6th Ret DNS 5th 8th 7th 4th 7th 8th 66
8 Anthony Robson 11th 10th 13th Ret Ret 11th 7th 6th 7th Ret 8th 6th 8th 7th 6th 8th 7th Ret 8th 9th 9th 48
9 Patrick Watts DNS 1st 2nd 2nd 40
10 John Henderson 8th Ret 9th 10th 4th Ret Ret 4th DNS DNS DNS DNS 5th 6th 7th 37
11 Tony Newman DNS DNS 11th 12th 9th 8th Ret Ret 12th 8th 7th 7th 9th 8th 7th 10th 9th 8th 7th Ret DNS 35
12 David Auger 9th 9th 10th 13th 6th 9th DNS Ret 9th 9th 6th Ret Ret DNS 11th 9th 11th 9th 10th 10th Ret 27
13 Cameron McLean 6th 4th 3rd 23
14 David Auger DNS DNS 14th 8th 8th 14th 8th 7th 11th 17th 11th 8th 11th 11th 9th Ret Ret Ret 11th 12th 11th 18
15 Mark Williamson 6th 8th 7th 6th 17
16 Luke Searle 10th 11th 9th Ret 10th 10th 10th 9th 9th 11th 10th 11
17 Jamie Wall 7th 7th 8
18 Jim Cornish Ret 12th 12th 11th 11th 10th Ret DNS DNS 15th Ret 10th 10th 10th Ret 12th Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS 4
19 Mark Zonneveld 11th Ret DNS Ret DNS 8th Ret 12th 12th Ret DNS DNS 3
19 Troy Searle DNS DNS 12th 12th Ret 9th 13th 11th 10th Ret 3
19 Malcolm Rea 13th 13th 10th 9th 13th 3
22 Roger Townshend 16th 9th 2
23 Claude Elias Ret Ret 11th 10th 14th 16th 15th 11th 14th DNS 13th 1
23 Milton Leslight 12th 14th DNS DNS 10th 13th Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 13th 12th 12th 13th 14th 11th Ret 13th Ret 1
23 Nigel Stones 15th Ret 12th 13th 12th Ret 13th 10th 1
23 John Teulan 12th 13th 10th 1
Pos Driver LAK 1 LAK 2 ORA 1 ORA 2 MAL 1 MAL 2 WIN 1 WIN 2 WIN 3 ORA 3 ORA 4 ORA 5 QLD 1 QLD 2 QLD 3 ORA 6 ORA 7 ORA 8 CAL 1 CAL 2 CAL 3 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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)

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Manufacturers Championship points were awarded on a 15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for relative positions achieved by the best placed car from each eligible manufacturer at each race. Only two manufacturers were eligible to score points in the 1999 championship.

Position [1] Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total [2]
1 Volvo 30 30 30 27 42 45 45 45 294
2 Audi 24 24 24 42 39 36 36 36 261

Teams Championship[edit]

Teams Championship points were awarded on a 15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for relative positions achieved by entries from multi-car teams at each race.

Position [1] Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total [2]
1 Volvo Racing 41 42 36 35 54 62 58 79 407
2 Audi Sport Australia 42 44 42 74 59 48 43 45 397
3 Team Mondeo 16 28 23 40 37 20 29 26 219
4 Paul Morris Motorsport - - - - - 40 39 36 115
5 Racing Projects 16 13 13 18 17 15 8 9 109
6 TC Motorsport - - - - 17 13 10 4 44

Independants Cup[edit]

Independants Cup points were awarded on a 15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for relative positions achieved by drivers in entries nominated as Independants at each race.

The 1999 Independants Cup was won by Peter Hills in a Team Mondeo-entered Ford Mondeo, scoring 273 points. Team mate Dean Canto was second on 178 points, with Anthony Robson third, on 152 points.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b TOCA Australia Bulletin No 99/020 of 1 September 1999
  2. ^ a b c 1999 ASTC race results and progressive points totals Retrieved from Motorsport Almanac on 3 October 2008

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