1965 Tasman Series

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1965 Tasman Series
Champion
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Previous: 1964 Next: 1966

The 1965 Tasman Series was a motor racing competition staged in New Zealand and Australia for cars complying with the Tasman Formula.[1] The series, which began on 9 January and ended on 1 March after seven races,[2] was the second Tasman Series.[1] It was won by Jim Clark, driving Lotus 32B Coventry Climax.[3]

Races[edit]

The Lotus 32B with which Jim Clark won the 1965 Tasman Series

The series was contested over seven races.[2]

Round Race name [3] Circuit [3] Date [3] Winning driver [4] Winning car [4] Winning team [4] Report
New
Zealand
1 New Zealand New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 9 January United Kingdom Graham Hill Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax [5] Scuderia Veloce Report
2 New Zealand Levin International Levin 16 January United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Team Lotus Report
3 New Zealand Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 23 January United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Team Lotus Report
4 New Zealand Teretonga International Teretonga 30 January United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Team Lotus Report
Australia 5 Australia Warwick Farm 100 Warwick Farm 14 February United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Team Lotus Report
6 Australia Sandown International Cup [6] Sandown 21 February Australia Jack Brabham Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax [5] Ecurie Vitesse Report
7 Australia Australian Grand Prix Longford 1 March New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper T79 Coventry Climax Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd [7] Report

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded for the first six positions at each race as shown in the following table.[2]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1

Each driver could retain points from the New Zealand Grand Prix, the two best performances in the other three New Zealand races, and from all Australian races.[2]

Race positions for which points were earned but not retained are shown on the table below within brackets.

Series standings[edit]

Pos Driver [2] [8] Car [4] Entrant [4] Puk Lev Wig Ter War San Lon Pts
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Team Lotus Ret 1 1 (1) 1 2 5 35 (44)
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper T79 Coventry Climax Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd [6] Ret (5) 2 2 Ret 4 1 24 (26)
3 Australia Jack Brabham Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax [5] Ecurie Vitesse 2 1 2 21
4 Australia Frank Gardner Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax [5] Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd [6] 2 2 4 Ret Ret Ret 15
= United States Phil Hill Cooper T70 Coventry Climax Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd [6] DNS 4 Ret 3 Ret 3 3 15
= New Zealand Jim Palmer Repco Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax [5] Lesco Racing Team
Jim Palmer Motor Racing [6]
3 3 3 (5) 6 5 7 15 (17)
7 United Kingdom Graham Hill Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax [5] Scuderia Veloce 1 5 Ret 4 14
8 New Zealand Kerry Grant Repco Brabham BT4 Coventry Climax [5] Lesco Racing Team
Scuderia Veloce
9 12 5 4 Ret Ret Ret 5
= Australia Bib Stillwell Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax [5] Scuderia Veloce Bib Stillwell 4 6 6 5
10 Australia Frank Matich Repco Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax [5] Total Team 3 Ret Ret 4
11 New Zealand John Riley Lotus 18/21 Coventry Climax J Riley [9] 4 9 Ret 9 3
= New Zealand Rex Flowers Lola Mk 4A Coventry Climax R Flowers [9] 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
13 New Zealand Roly Levis Repco Brabham BT6 Ford [5] Alec Mildren Racing [9] 13 6 6 (6) 7 7 9 2 (3)
14 Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus 32 Ford Total Team 6 8 1
New Zealand Andy Buchanan Brabham BT6 Ford 7 7 7 Ret 0
New Zealand Bruce Abernethy Cooper T66 Coventry Climax Rothmans Driver Promotion Scheme Ret DNS Ret 7 0
New Zealand Bill Thomasen Brabham BT4 Coventry Climax 10 Ret 8 8 0
New Zealand Red Dawson Cooper T53 Coventry Climax 8 10 Ret 10 0
New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Brabham BT6 Ford Molyslip Racing Team 8 Ret 11 0
Australia Glyn Scott Lotus 27 Ford Glyn Scott Motors 12 8 0
Australia Wally Mitchell Lotus 20 [6] Ford East Burwood Motors Pty Ltd [6] 8 0
New Zealand Ken Sager Brabham BT6 Ford J H Sager 9 Ret 0
Australia Rocky Tresise Cooper T62 Coventry Climax Ecurie Australie 9 Ret 0
Australia Keith Rilstone Elfin Ford Keith Rilstone 9 0
New Zealand Peter Gillum Cooper T67 Ford 10 Ret 0
Australia Greg Cusack Brabham BT10 Ford [10] Greg Cusack 10 0
Australia Jack Hobden Cooper T51 Coventry Climax Lewis Hobden Pty Ltd [7] 10 0
New Zealand Ken Smith Lotus 22 Ford 12 11 0
New Zealand Dene Hollier Lotus 20B Ford 11 13 0
Australia David Walker Brabham BT2 Ford Kurt Keller Motors 11 0
Australia Mel McEwin Elfin Formula Junior Ford Mel McEwin 11 0
New Zealand Bill Stone Cooper T52 Ford 14 0
Australia Lex Davison Repco Brabham BT4 Coventry Climax [5] Ecurie Australie 15 Ret DNS 0
Australia Arnold Glass Cooper T55 Coventry Climax Capitol Motors Pty Ltd [6] Ret 0
Australia Barry Collerson Repco Brabham BT2 Ford [5] Hunter & Delbridge Speed Equipment [6] Ret 0
Australia Geoff McClelland Repco Brabham BT2 Ford [5] Geoff McClelland Ret 0
Australia John McDonald Cooper T53 Coventry Climax Bill Patterson Motors Ret Ret 0
Australia Lyn Archer Elfin Formula Junior Ford Lyn Archer Motors Ret 0
Australia Bob Jane Elfin Mono Mk 1 Ford Autoland Pty Ltd Ret 0
New Zealand Bryan Thomas Lotus 27 Ford DNS 0
Pos Driver Car Entrant Puk Lev Wig Ter War San Lon Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The 1965 Series, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 12 February 2015
  2. ^ a b c d e Tasman Series 1965, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 12 February 2015
  3. ^ a b c d Tasman Cup 1965, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 12 February 2015
  4. ^ a b c d e Race result pages linked from Tasman Cup 1965, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 12 February 2015
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Listed in the Official Programme for the Sandown round as a Repco Brabham
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Official Programme, Sandown International Cup Meeting, Sunday 21st February, entry list
  7. ^ a b Programme, Longford, 30th Australian Grand Prix Meeting 1965
  8. ^ Only the fourteen drivers who actually scored points are shown on the table published at www.sergent.com.au
  9. ^ a b c Bill Tuckey, Seven days in summer, Australian Motor Racing Annual Number Two, pages 10 to 17
  10. ^ Listed in Bill Tuckey’s Australian Motor Racing Annual article as a Repco Brabham