1963 Australian GT Championship

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1963 Australian GT Championship
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The 1963 Australian GT Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title [1] for GT cars [2] complying with Appendix K regulations.[3] The championship was contested over a single 10 lap race staged at the Calder Motor Raceway in Victoria, Australia on 8 December 1963.[4] It was the fourth annual Australian GT Championship.[1]

The championship was won by Bob Jane driving a Jaguar E-Type lightweight.[4]

Results[edit]

Bob Jane won the championship driving a Jaguar E-Type lightweight similar to the example pictured above
Position [4] Driver [4] No. Car [4] Entrant [4] Laps
1 Bob Jane 6 [5] Jaguar E-Type lightweight Bob Jane Jaguar-Fiat Sales 10 [4]
2 Murray Carter Corvette Special [6] Murray Carter 10 [7]
3 Bill Jane Jaguar E-Type Bob Jane Jaguar-Fiat Sales
4 Brian Foley Austin-Healey Sprite Mark IIa [8] P & R Williams
 ? Ian McDonald MGB Coupe Peter Manton
 ?  ?
 ?  ?
 ?  ?
 ?  ?
 ?  ?

Note: The finishers included "Sundry Austin A30s".[4]

Race statistics[edit]

  • Race distance:10 laps (reduced from the original 20 laps) [4]
  • Starters: 9 [9]
  • Race time of winning car: 8:48.8 [10]
  • Winning margin: 10.6 seconds [10]
  • Fastest lap: Bob Jane (Jaguar E-Type lightweight), 51.8 seconds (new GT lap record) [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Titles, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-7
  2. ^ Hunnam Wins FJ Feature at Calder, Australian Motor Sports, February 1964, page 36
  3. ^ Pedr Davis, GT Championship, The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, page 200
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jane Wins Australian G.T. Championship, Racing Car News, January 1964, page 20
  5. ^ Bob Jane E Type Jaguar - The first time it raced, Calder 8th December 1963 - Photographer Peter D'Abbs, www.autopics.com.au Retrieved 3 August 2017
  6. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 164-165
  7. ^ The 10.6 second winning margin, as report in The Age, indicates that Carter completed the full race distance.
  8. ^ a b Good Competition at Final Calder for '63, Australian Autosportsman, February 1964, pages 19-22
  9. ^ Paul Higgins, Sports Car World, February 1964, page 55
  10. ^ a b Bob Jane Wins Car Title, The Age, Monday, 9 December 1963, page 18