1972 World Sportscar Championship season
|1972 World Sportscar Championship season|
The 1972 World Championship for Makes and International Grand Touring Trophy seasons were the 20th season of the FIA World Sportscar Championship. It was a series for FIA Group 5 Sports Cars and FIA Group 4 Grand Touring Cars. It ran from 9 January 1972 to 22 July 1972, and was composed of 11 races.
|Rnd||Race||Circuit or Location||Date|
|1||1000km of Buenos Aires†||Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez||10 January|
|2||Daytona 6 Hours||Daytona International Speedway||6 February|
|3||12 Hours of Sebring||Sebring International Raceway||25 March|
|4||BOAC 1000km†||Brands Hatch||16 April|
|5||1000km Monza||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||25 April|
|6||1000km Spa||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||7 May|
|7||Targa Florio||Palermo||21 May|
|8||ADAC 1000km Nürburgring||Nürburgring||28 May|
|9||24 Hours of Le Mans||Circuit de la Sarthe||10 June
|10||Austrian 1000km||Österreichring||25 June|
|11||Watkins Glen 6 Hours||Watkins Glen International||22 July|
† - Sportscars only, GT class did not participate.
Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car; any other cars from that manufacturer were merely skipped in the awarding of points.
Overall Manufacturers Championship
Group 5 Sports Cars and Group 4 Grand Touring Cars were awarded points for the overall championship, but the GT class also had their own separate award.
Cars participating in races that were not included in the Sports or GT classes (such as Group 2 Touring Cars) were skipped when awarding points for the overall championship.
Only the best 8 points finishes counted towards the championship, with any other points earned not included in the total. Discarded points are shown in brackets.
|Pos||Manufacturer||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Rd 6||Rd 7||Rd 8||Rd 9||Rd 10||Rd 11||Total|
GT Manufacturers Trophy
The GT class did not participate in Rounds 1 and 4. Only the best 7 finishes counted.
|Pos||Manufacturer||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 5||Rd 6||Rd 7||Rd 8||Rd 9||Rd 10||Rd 11||Total|
- Automobile Year, 1972/73