Australian Nations Cup Championship
|Category||Sports Car Racing
Production Car Racing
|Last Drivers' champion||Paul Stokell|
The Australian Nations Cup Championship was a motor racing title sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport from 2000 to 2004.
Nations Cup evolved from the GT Production category, which was created in 1995 by category managers PROCAR Australia. For 2000, PROCAR split The Australian GT Production Car Championship into two separate series so that the more exotic GT cars such as Porsche 911s and Ferrari 360s could compete in the new Australian Nations Cup Championship and the lesser vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Lancers and Subaru Imprezas could now compete for outright wins in the revised Australian GT Production Car Championship.
With the demise of PROCAR during 2004, CAMS revived the Australian GT Championship and the series was merged into the grids of the Australian Porsche Drivers Challenge, itself a class of refugees left over after the Australian Carrera Cup Championship replaced the former Porsche Cup. The regulations differed and not all Nations Cup cars were eligible to race in the GT series, the controversial Holden Monaro 427C the most notable such example.
The top three placegetters in these five championships were:
|Year||Champion||Car||Runner Up||Car||Third Place||Car|
|2000||Jim Richards||Porsche 996 GT3||Peter Fitzgerald||Porsche 996 GT3||Mark Noske||Ferrari 360 Challenge|
|2001||Jim Richards||Porsche 996 GT3||Paul Stokell||Lamborghini Diablo SVR||Peter Fitzgerald||Porsche 996 GT3|
|2002||Jim Richards||Porsche 996 GT3||Geoff Morgan||Chrysler Viper ACR||John Bowe||Ferrari 360GT|
|2003||Paul Stokell||Lamborghini Diablo GTR||John Bowe||Ferrari 360GT||Nathan Pretty||Holden Monaro 427C|
|2004||Paul Stokell||Lamborghini Diablo GTR||Nathan Pretty||Holden Monaro 427C||David Stevens||Porsche 996 GT2R|
- CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 2001 to 2006
- Official Program, Clipsal 500 Adelaide, 7-9 April 2000