1986 Australian Formula 2 Championship

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The 1986 Australian Formula 2 Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian national motor racing title open to Australian Formula 2 cars.[1] The title, which was the 19th Australian Formula 2 Championship,[2] was won by Jonathon Crooke, driving a Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen.[3]

Calendar[edit]

Championship winner Jonathon Crooke (Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen)

The 1986 Australian Formula 2 Championship was contested over a nine round series.[3]

Round [4] Circuit [4] State Date [4] Round format [4] Round winner [4] Car [4]
1 Symmons Plains Tasmania 9 March One race Arthur Abrahams Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen
2 Baskerville Tasmania 16 March Two races Jonathon Crooke Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen
3 Surfers Paradise Queensland 18 May One race Jonathon Crooke Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen
4 Oran Park New South Wales 8 June One race Mark McLaughlin Elfin 852 Volkswagen
5 Lakeside Queensland 15 June One race Jonathon Crooke Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen
6 Adelaide International Raceway [5] South Australia 6 July One race Jonathon Crooke Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen
7 Mallala Motor Sport Park [6] South Australia 3 August Two races Jonathon Crooke Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen
8 Winton Victoria 31 August Two races Jonathon Crooke Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen
9 Sandown Park Victoria 14 September One race Jonathon Crooke Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded to the first 20 placegetters in each race as per the following table: [1]

Race position [1] 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Points [1] 30 27 24 21 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
  • Where a round was contested over two races, each driver's points were aggregated and then divided by the two to determine the championship points allocation for that round.[1]
  • Only the best eight round results counted towards a driver's total.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Position [3] Driver [3] No. [3] Car [3] Entrant [5] Sym. [3] Bas. [3] Sur. [3] Ora. [3] Lak. [3] Ade. [3] Mal. [3] Win. [3] San. [3] Total [3]
1 Jonathon Crooke 71 & 18 Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen Jonathon Crooke 27 30 30 (15) 30 30 28.5 30 30 235.5
2 Mark McLaughlin 9 & 14 Elfin 852 Volkswagen Elfin Sports Cars - 27 21 30 - 21 15 27 27 168
3 Derek Pingel 5 Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen Derek Pingel 15 10.5 27 - 27 27 18 15 24 163.5
4 Bob Power 8 Ralt RT3 Volkswagen Bob Power 19 24 24 27 14 24 17 - 14 163
5 Arthur Abrahams 19 Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen Arthur Abrahams 30 8.5 13 - 19 - - - 21 91.5
6 Grahame Blee 2 Cheetah Mk.6GE [4] Toyota Grahame Blee 10 6 - 21 - 14 19 10 - 80
7 Ian Richards 11 [5] Richards 201C Volkswagen Ian Richards 17 9.5 15 - - - 25.5 9.5 - 76.5
8 Hugh Gartley 44 [5] HTG FII [4] Toyota Hugh Gartley 12 10.5 - 17 15 - 13.5 - 7 75
9 Steve Noble 46 [5] Richards 201B Volkswagen John Silman - - 12 12 - - 11.5 13 15 63.5
10 Peter Macrow 25 Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen Macrow Motors [3] 24 20 19 - - - - - - 63

Note:

  • The above table lists only the top ten championship positions.
  • Only the best eight round results counted towards a driver's total.[1] Discarded points are shown within brackets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Conditions for Australian Titles, CAMS Manual Of Motor Sport 1986, pages 88 to 95
  2. ^ Records, Titles and Awards, CAMS Manual Of Motor Sport 2006, page 14-6
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Barry Catford, Australian Formula 2 Championship, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1986/87, pages 236 to 255
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h 1986 Championship Results, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1986/87, pages 316 to 317
  5. ^ a b c d e Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, 6 July 1986, page 24
  6. ^ Official Programme, Mallala Motor Sport Park, 3 August 1986, page 28

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