1976 British Saloon Car Championship

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1976 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1976 Keith Prowse British Saloon Car Championship was the 19th season of the series. That year saw a change in the class structure, with a limit of 3000cc engines being brought in, to stop the large American V8 cars competing in the championship.[1] Bernard Unett regained the drivers title he last won in 1974, again driving a now renamed Chrysler Avenger GT.[2][3]

Classes[edit]

Cars competed in four engine capacity classes:[4]

  • Class A - 1300cc
  • Class B - 1600cc
  • Class C - 2000cc
  • Class D - 3000cc

Calendar and winners[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom. Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A winner Class B winner Class C winner Class D winner
1 Brands Hatch, Kent 14 March United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Gerry Marshall United Kingdom Gordon Spice
2 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 11 April United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Martin Thomas United Kingdom Gordon Spice
3* A Oulton Park, Cheshire 16 April Not contested. United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
B United Kingdom Bernard Unett Not contested.
4 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 19 April United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Gerry Marshall United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 9 May United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
6 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 31 May United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Dave Brodie United Kingdom Gordon Spice
7 Brands Hatch, Kent 18 July United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Barrie Williams United Kingdom Derek Bell United Kingdom Vince Woodman
8 A Mallory Park, Leicestershire 31 July United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Gerry Marshall United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
9 A Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 29 August United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Andy Rouse United Kingdom Gordon Spice
10 Brands Hatch, Kent 24 October United Kingdom Bernard Unett United Kingdom Win Percy United Kingdom Gerry Marshall United Kingdom Colin Vandervell
  • Production cars raced alongside Class A at round 3. United Kingdom John Brindley won the class.

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car [4] Points
1 United Kingdom Bernard Unett Hillman Avenger 1300
Chrysler Avenger 1300 GT
90
2 United Kingdom Win Percy Toyota Celica GT 81
3 United Kingdom Gerry Marshall Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300 58
3 United Kingdom Gordon Spice Ford Capri II 3.0 58
5 United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Ford Capri II 3.0 53

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