1991 Australian Drivers' Championship

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1991 Australian Drivers' Championship
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The 1991 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of Formula Brabham racing cars. The winner of the championship was awarded the 1991 CAMS Gold Star.

Touring car driver Mark Skaife won his first Australian Drivers' Championship. All seven rounds of the series were held at the new Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney.

Calendar[edit]

The title was contested over a seven round series:

  • Round 1, Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales, 26 May
  • Round 2, Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales, 21 July
  • Round 3, Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales, 21 July
  • Round 4, Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales, 25 August
  • Round 5, Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales, 25 August
  • Round 6, Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales, 29 September
  • Round 7, Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales, 29 September

Championship points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top ten finishers in each round. Australian Formula 2 cars were invited to compete in Rounds 4, 5, 6 & 7 however only the ten best placed Formula Brabham drivers were eligible to score points. The best six performances from the seven rounds were counted towards a driver's points total.

Results[edit]

Position Driver No Car Entrant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Mark Skaife 3 SPA 003 Holden Skaife Racing (15) 20 20 20 20 20 20 120 (135)
2 Mark McLaughlin 11 SPA 002 Holden Thalgo Cosmetics 12 15 12 12 - 10 10 71
3 Mark Larkham 10 Ralt RT20 Holden Peter Boylan Racing 20 6 4 15 - 12 12 69
4 Paul Morris 27 Shrike NB89H Holden Eastern Creek Raceway 8 12 15 8 15 8 (8) 66 (74)
5 Simon Kane 1 Ralt RT21 Holden Simon Kane - - - - - 15 15 30
6 Mark Poole 2 Shrike NB89H Holden TAFE Team Motorsport 10 8 10 - - - - 28
7 Warwick Rooklyn 28 Shrike NB89H Holden Eastern Creek Raceway 4 - 8 10 - - - 22
8 Rohan Onslow 5 Ralt RT21 Holden David Mawer 3 10 6 - - - - 19
9 John Briggs 9 Ralt RT21 Holden John Briggs 6 - - - 12 - - 18
10 Tony Blanche 12
11
Ralt RT21 Holden
SPA 002 Holden
Thalgo Cosmetics - - - 6 10 - - 16
11 Brian Sampson 78 Cheetah Mk9 Holden
Ralt RT20 Holden
Speco Thomas / Motor Improvements 2 4 3 - - 3 3 15
12 Chris Hocking 74 Hocking 911 Holden Chris Hocking - - - 4 8 - - 12
Ron Searle 28 Shrike NB89H Holden Eastern Creek Raceway - - - - - 6 6 12
14 Keith Carling 5 Ralt RT21 Holden David Mawer - - - - - 4 4 8
15 Bryan Sala 50 Hocking 901 Holden Bryan Sala - - 2 - - - - 2
16 John Hermann 8 Herco Ralt-Holden John Hermann 1 - - - - - - 1

References[edit]

  • Australian Motor Racing Year, 1991/92
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1991
  • www.formulaholden.com (retrieved December 2001)
  • Official Programme, Foster's Australian Grand Prix, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 1991
  • www.camsmanual.com.au