1966 Tasman Series
|1966 Tasman Series|
The 1966 Tasman Championship for Drivers was a motor racing competition for racing cars  complying with the Tasman Formula. The championship was jointly organised by the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs Inc. and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. It began on 8 January 1966 and ended on 7 March after eight races, four of which were staged in New Zealand and the remainder in Australia. The winning driver was declared Tasman Champion and was awarded the Tasman Cup.
The championship was contested over eight races.
|Round||Name||Circuit||Date||Winning driver||Winning car||Winning team||Report|
|1||New Zealand Grand Prix||Pukekohe||8 January||Graham Hill||BRM P261||Owen Racing Organisation||Report|
|2||Levin International||Levin||15 January||Richard Attwood||BRM P261||Owen Racing Organisation||Report|
|3||Lady Wigram Trophy||Wigram||22 January||Jackie Stewart||BRM P261||Owen Racing Organisation||Report|
|4||Teretonga International||Teretonga||29 January||Jackie Stewart||BRM P261||Owen Racing Organisation||Report|
|Australia||5||Warwick Farm International||Warwick Farm||13 February||Jim Clark||Lotus 39 Coventry Climax||Team Lotus||Report|
|6||Australian Grand Prix||Lakeside||20 February||Graham Hill||BRM P261||Owen Racing Organisation||Report|
|7||Exide International Cup ||Sandown||27 February||Jackie Stewart||BRM P261||Owen Racing Organisation||Report|
|8||South Pacific Trophy||Longford||7 March||Jackie Stewart||BRM P261||Owen Racing Organisation||Report|
Points were awarded on the following basis at each race.
Each driver could retain points won in the New Zealand Grand Prix and in any other two races in New Zealand plus points won in the Australian Grand Prix and in any in other two races in Australia.
- The Tasman Championship for Drivers - Season 1966, 1966 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 66-69
- Official Programme, International Cup Meeting, Sandown, Sunday, 27 February 1966
- Summary Tasman Cup Championship 1966, Racing Car News, April 1966, pages 58 & 59
- Tasman Cup 1966, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved 16 May 2016
- Warwick Farm "100", www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved 4 February 2017
- Official Programme, Tasman Championship International Meeting, Warwick Farm, Sunday, 13 February 1966, page 37