1989 Australian Touring Car season

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1989 Australian Touring Car season
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The 1989 Australian Touring Car season was the 30th year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

There were 12 touring car race meetings held during 1990; an eight-round series, the 1989 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC); a support programme event at the 1989 Australian Grand Prix and three long distance races, nicknamed 'enduros'.

Results and standings[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The 1989 Australian touring car season consisted of 12 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
5 March ATCC Round 1 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales John Bowe Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
12 March ATCC Round 2 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
16 April ATCC Round 3 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
30 April ATCC Round 4 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia John Bowe Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
7 May ATCC Round 5 Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
21 May ATCC Round 6 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
4 June ATCC Round 7 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria George Fury Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R
9 July ATCC Round 8 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Peter Brock Mobil 1 Racing Ford Sierra RS500
19 August Pepsi 300 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Andrew Miedecke
Andrew Bagnall
Miedecke Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 report
10 September .05 - 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Jim Richards
Mark Skaife
Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R report
1 October Tooheys 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Dick Johnson
John Bowe
Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500 report
4–5 November Yokohama Cup Group A Race Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Tony Longhurst Benson & Hedges Racing Ford Sierra RS500

Australian Touring Car Championship[edit]

Australian Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pepsi 300[edit]

Sandown 500[edit]

Tooheys 1000[edit]

Yokohama Cup Group A Races[edit]

This meeting was a support event of the 1989 Australian Grand Prix. This was the first time that the Group A cars ran two races at the Australian Grand Prix meeting, one on the Saturday afternoon and the second on the Sunday morning.[1][2]

Driver No. Team Car Race 1 Race 2
Australia Tony Longhurst 25 Benson & Hedges Racing Ford Sierra RS500 1 1
Australia Colin Bond 4 Caltex CXT Racing Ford Sierra RS500 5 2
Australia Dick Johnson 17 Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500 7 3
New Zealand Jim Richards 2 Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 4 4
Australia Peter Brock 05 Mobil 1 Racing Ford Sierra RS500 2 5
Australia Allan Grice 40 ICL Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 8 6
Australia George Fury 3 Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 6 7
United Kingdom Win Percy 16 Holden Racing Team Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 3 DNF

References[edit]

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