2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

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The 2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition open to Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.[1] The championship, which was the second Australian Carrera Cup Championship,[2] was contested over a nine round series and was administered by CupCar Australia Pty Ltd.[1] Alex Davison won the title from Jim Richards and Fabian Coulthard.[3]

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a nine round series [1] with three races per round.[4]

Round [1] Circuit [1] [4] State Date [1] Round winner [3]
1 Adelaide Parklands Circuit South Australia 18–21 March Alex Davison
2 Eastern Creek International Raceway New South Wales 2–4 April Alex Davison
3 Hidden Valley Raceway Northern Territory 21–23 May Alex Davison
4 Barbagallo Raceway Western Australia 11–13 June Alex Davison
5 Queensland Raceway Queensland 2–4 July Alex Davison
6 Winton Motor Raceway Victoria 23–25 July Jim Richards
7 Sandown International Motor Raceway Victoria 10–12 September Jim Richards
8 Mount Panorama, Bathurst New South Wales 7–10 October Alex Davison
9 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Queensland 21–24 October Craig Baird

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded in each race as follows: [1]

Finishing position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st-last
Points awarded 60 54 48 42 36 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 1

Results[edit]

Position [3] Driver [3] No. [3] Car [5] Entrant [4] Adel EC HV Barb QR Wint Sand Bath GC Total [3]
1 Alex Davison 77 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Greg Murphy Racing Australia P/L 180 150 180 174 120 156 108 174 102 1344
2 Jim Richards 1 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Jim Richards 162 135 162 168 54 168 120 27 150 1146
3 Fabian Coulthard 55 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Greg Murphy Racing Australia P/L 144 96 144 144 102 144 30 117 150 1071
4 Peter Fitzgerald 3 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Peter Fitzgerald 90 120 72 126 54 108 43 0 45 658
5 Klark Quinn 28 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 VIP Petfoods 63 36 42 102 42 48 48 126 57 564
6 Jonathon Webb 22 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Tekno Motorsports 57 120 30 90 84 150 0 531
7 Tony Quinn 8 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 VIP Petfoods 81 66 15 87 39 21 6 102 114 531
8 Paul Pedersen 96 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 International Motorsport NZ 99 96 84 66 48 39 432
9 Rodney Jane 7 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Rodney Jane Racing 30 108 54 45 42 48 48 24 27 426
10 Dean Grant 10 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Dean Grant 87 48 30 63 39 27 15 33 57 399
11 James Cressey 2 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 VIP Petfoods 105 45 63 42 75 48 378
12 Stephen Borness 24 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Stephen Borness 48 42 48 21 18 42 1 63 72 355
13 Craig Baird 2 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 VIP Petfoods 54 114 156 324
14 Peter Hill 66 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Greg Murphy Racing Australia P/L 48 45 48 42 45 33 45 306
15 Peter Bradbury 42 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Peter Bradbury 45 81 48 51 39 15 279
16 Charlie O'Brien 15 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 WPS 93 42 33 108 276
17 Kevin Bell 82 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 International Motorsport NZ 108 45 81 234
18 Matt Halliday 42 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Lakesawn Timber 102 27 129
19 Roger Oakeshott 44 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Greg Murphy Racing Australia P/L 36 18 15 6 18 4 27 124
20 David Thexton 69 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Thexton Racing 9 24 12 12 36 9 12 114
21 Ash Samadi 21 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Ash Samadi 18 3 6 12 18 12 2 18 21 110
22 Marc Cini 12 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Marc Cini 27 0 15 21 3 12 9 87
23 Paul Freestone 17 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Freestone's Transport 27 45 12 84
24 Ross Rutherford 92 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 International Motorsport NZ 63 9 12 84
25 Matt Coleman 62 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Matthew Coleman 4 66 70
26 Troy Hunt 4 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Talent 2 57 0 57
27 Bryce Washington 54 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 ADRAD Radiators 6 45 51
28 Claude Giorgi 44 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Braun 39 39
29 James Koundouris 18 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Suparbarn Supermarkets 12 18 30
30 Tony Pugliese 66 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Greg Murphy Racing Australia P/L 21 21
31 Chris Seidler 11 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Enterprise Express Racing 18 18
32 Graham Cameron 95 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Can Am Construction 9 9
33 David Giugni 19 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Suparbarn Supermarkets 9 9
34 Dean Cook 34 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Redline Promotions 6 6
35 Theo Koundouris 19 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Suparbarn Supermarkets 6 6

Race 2 of Round 5 at Queensland Raceway was cancelled following a crash on the first lap of the race.[6]

Additional awards[edit]

  • TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge - For Drivers 35 years or over in a 2003 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car - Dean Grant [7]
  • Michelin Porsche Driver to Europe - For Drivers under 30 who haven't driven in a European Porsche series - Fabian Coulthard [7]
  • Michelin Rookie of the Year - For Drivers in their first Porsche racing series - Fabian Coulthard [7]
  • Fuchs Hard Charger - For the Driver who passes the most cars in Carrera Cup races - Tony Quinn [7]
  • Highest placed New Zealand based driver - Paul Pedersen [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sporting Regulations for the 2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, cams.com.au As archived at web.archive.org
  2. ^ Titles – Australian Titles, page 13, www.camsmanual.com.au As archived at www.webcitation.org
  3. ^ a b c d e f 2004 Championship Points, www.cupcar.com.au As archived at web.archive.org
  4. ^ a b c Race Results Archive 2004, www.natsoft.biz Retrieved on 24 August 2011
  5. ^ Technical Regulations for the 2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, cams.com.au As archived at web.archive.org
  6. ^ Race or no race, there was plenty on show, www.piarc.com.au Retrieved on 24 August 2011
  7. ^ a b c d e Home win in Carrera Cup for Baird, www.liveupdater.com As archived at web.archive.org