1992 Australian Touring Car season
|1992 Australian Touring Car season|
The 1992 Australian Touring Car season was the 33rd 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 13 touring car race meetings held during 1992; a nine-round series, the 1992 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC); a support programme event at the 1992 Australian Grand Prix, the Winfield Triple Challenge at Eastern Creek Raceway, and two stand alone long distance races, nicknamed 'enduros'.
1992 was the last year of the FIA's Group A touring cars in Australia. Group A, which had been Australia's touring car category since 1985, was to be replaced by the 5.0 Litre V8 Group 3A Touring Cars (the fore-runner of V8 Supercars) from 1993. This would see the end of turbocharged cars in Australian touring car racing, with cars such as the Nissan GT-R and Ford Sierra RS500 banned from racing at the end of 1992.
The 1993 spec cars made their first appearance in the 1992 Don't Drink Drive Sandown 500, with three Holden VP Commodores and one Ford EB Falcon being raced. The Falcon, which had not raced at all in Group A in Australia, had not been seen in touring car racing since the final year of the locally developed Group C category in 1984.
Results and Standings
The 1992 Australian touring car season consisted of 13 events.
|Date||Series||Circuit||City / State||Winner||Team||Car||Report|
|26 Jan||Winfield Triple Challenge||Eastern Creek Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||Glenn Seton||Peter Jackson Racing||Ford Sierra RS500|
|23 Feb||ATCC Round 1||Amaroo Park||Sydney, New South Wales||Mark Skaife||Winfield Team Nissan||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R|
|8 Mar||ATCC Round 2||Sandown International Raceway||Melbourne, Victoria||John Bowe||Shell Ultra-Hi Racing||Ford Sierra RS500|
|15 Mar||ATCC Round 3||Symmons Plains Raceway||Launceston, Tasmania||Glenn Seton||Peter Jackson Racing||Ford Sierra RS500|
|5 Apr||ATCC Round 4||Winton Motor Raceway||Benalla, Victoria||Mark Skaife||Winfield Team Nissan||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R|
|3 May||ATCC Round 5||Lakeside International Raceway||Brisbane, Queensland||Tony Longhurst||Benson & Hedges Racing||BMW M3 Evolution|
|24 May||ATCC Round 6||Eastern Creek Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||John Bowe||Shell Ultra-Hi Racing||Ford Sierra RS500|
|31 May||ATCC Round 7||Mallala Motor Sport Park||Mallala, South Australia||Mark Skaife||Winfield Team Nissan||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R|
|7 Jun||ATCC Round 8||Barbagallo Raceway||Perth, Western Australia||John Bowe||Shell Ultra-Hi Racing||Ford Sierra RS500|
|21 Jun||ATCC Round 9||Oran Park Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||Mark Skaife||Winfield Team Nissan||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R|
|13 Sep||Don't Drink Drive Sandown 500||Sandown International Raceway||Melbourne, Victoria||Larry Perkins
|Bob Jane T-Marts Perkins Racing||Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV||report|
|4 Oct||Tooheys 1000||Mount Panorama Circuit||Bathurst, New South Wales||Mark Skaife
|Winfield Team Nissan||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R||report|
|8 Nov||Clarks Shoes Group A Finale||Adelaide Street Circuit||Adelaide, South Australia||Jim Richards||Winfield Team Nissan||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R|
Winfield Triple Challenge
Held at Eastern Creek Raceway this was a pre-season race meeting which featured superbikes and drag racing as well as touring cars to complete the Triple Challenge. Glenn Seton won both of the two Group 3A races.
Australian Touring Car Championship
Clarks Shoes Group A Finale
This meeting was a support event of the 1992 Australian Grand Prix.
|Driver||No.||Team||Car||Race 1||Race 2|
|Jim Richards||1||Winfield Team Nissan||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R||1||1|
|John Bowe||18||Shell Ultra-Hi Racing||Ford Sierra RS500||2||2|
|Larry Perkins||11||Bob Jane T-Marts Perkins Racing||Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV||4||3|
|Tomas Mezera||15||Holden Racing Team||Holden VP Commodore||5||4|
|Brad Jones||16||Holden Racing Team||Holden VP Commodore||9||5|
|Tony Longhurst||25||Benson & Hedges Racing||BMW E30 M3 Evolution||3||6|
|Rohan Onslow||4||GIO Racing||Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R||7||7|
|Colin Bond||8||Caltex CXT Racing||Ford Sierra RS500||DNF||8|
|Dick Johnson||17||Shell Ultra-Hi Racing||Ford EB Falcon||11||9|
|Paul Morris||23||Benson & Hedges Racing||BMW E36 325i||8||10|
|Peter Brock||05||Mobil 1 Racing||Holden VP Commodore||6||DNF|
|Graham Moore||42||Bob Forbes Racing||Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV||22||DNF|
|Stuart McColl||44||Stuart McColl||Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV||10|
|Alan Jones||35||Peter Jackson Racing||Ford Sierra RS500||DNF||DNF|
|Glenn Seton||30||Peter Jackson Racing||Ford EB Falcon||DNF||DNS|
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