Brian Muir (racing driver)

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Brian Muir and Toine Hezemans at Nürburgring in 1973

Brian Muir (30 June 1931 – 11 September 1983) was an Australian auto racing driver.

Career[edit]

He achieved successful seasons competing in saloon car racing. In 1965 he finished third overall in the Australian Touring Car Championship. In 1968 he finished as runner-up in the British Saloon Car Championship driving a Ford Falcon behind fellow Australian Frank Gardner.[1] Two years later he finished third in the BTCC, following up that result with a victory in the RAC Tourist Trophy, the longest running and one of the most prestigious prizes in international motorsport, later that year. He drove a Chevrolet Camaro to the checkered flag, making him the first Australian to claim the trophy. He finished runner-up in the European Touring Car Championship in 1973. He also regularly competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans driving alongside the likes of Jackie Oliver, Graham Hill and Jacky Ickx.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team / Entrant
1964 Australian Touring Car Championship 7th Holden EH Special S4 Scuderia Veloce
1965 Australian Touring Car Championship 3rd Holden EH Special S4 Heldon Motors
1968 British Saloon Car Championship 2nd Ford Falcon Sprint Bill Shaw Racing
1970 British Saloon Car Championship 3rd Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Malcolm Gartlan Racing
1972 European Touring Car Championship 12th Ford Capri RS 2600 Malcolm Gartlan Racing
1972 British Saloon Car Championship 5th Ford Capri RS 2600 Malcolm Gartlan Racing
1973 European Touring Car Championship 2nd BMW 3.0 CSL BMW Alpina
1973 British Saloon Car Championship 5th BMW 3.0 CSL Dealer Team BMW

Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Vehicle Teammate Result Failure reason
1966 United Kingdom Alan Mann Racing Ltd. Ford GT40 Mk.II United Kingdom Graham Hill 34
DNF
Suspension
1967 United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering Mirage M1 Belgium Jacky Ickx 47
DNF
Engine failure
1968 United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ford GT40 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 51
DNF
Clutch damage
1976 Australia Team Brock BMW 3.5CSL Australia Peter Brock
France Jean-Claude Aubriet
31
DNF
Gearbox failure

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