2011 Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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The 2011 Australian Manufacturers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing championship for car manufacturers. It was the 26th manufacturers title to be awarded by CAMS and the 17th to be contested under the Australian Manufacturers' Championship name. The championship, which was open to modified production touring cars, also incorporated three drivers titles, the 2011 Australian Production Car Championship, the 2011 Australian Production Car Endurance Championship and the 2011 Australian Endurance Championship.[1]

A major change from the 2010 championship saw a greater emphasis on longer races. Only the opening round of the series at Phillip Island comprising two short sprint races. Two rounds were extended into a six-hour endurance race format. The increased emphasis on endurance races saw the return of the long-running Sandown 500 event, last run for V8 Supercars in 2007.[2]

Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi won the Australian Manufacturers Championship, Stuart Kostera won the Australian Production Car Championship, Kostera and Ian Tulloch won the Australian Endurance Championship and the same pairing won the Australian Production Car Endurance Championship.

Defending Australian Production Car Champion, Western Australian Mitsubishi Lancer Evo driver Stuart Kostera dominated the series, winning six races and four rounds with a second position in the final race of the year at Eastern Creek. The result was so impressive, Kostera's part-time co-driver New Zealander Ian Tulloch finished second in the championship. In a clean sweep for Mitsubishi Lancer Evo drivers, Jim Pollicina finished third. The first non-Mitsubishi driver was Queenslander driver Jake Camilleri Mazda 3 in fourth.

The final race of the year, the Eastern Creek Six Hour, was the only race not won by Kostera. It was won by the BMW 335i of Chaz Mostert and Nathan Morcom.

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a five-round series.[3]

Rd. Circuit Location / State Event Date Format Winners
Drivers Car
Rd 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 16–17 April 2 x 20 laps Stuart Kostera Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
Rd 2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Phillip Island Six Hour 27–29 May 1 x 6 hour Stuart Kostera
Ian Tulloch
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
Rd 3 Morgan Park Raceway Warwick, Queensland 12–14 August 2 x 1 hour Stuart Kostera
Ian Tulloch
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
Rd 4 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Sandown 500 9–11 September 500 km (split into 2 legs) [4] Stuart Kostera
Ian Tulloch
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
Rd 5 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Eastern Creek Six Hour 9–11 December 1 x 6 hour Nathan Morcom
Chaz Mostert
BMW 335i

Class structure[edit]

Cars competed in the following six classes:

  • Class A : Extreme Performance
  • Class B : High Performance
  • Class C : Performance Touring
  • Class D : Production Touring
  • Class E : Compact Touring
  • Class I : Invitational (former Mini Challenge cars – not eligible for championship points)

Points system[edit]

Each manufacturer registered for the Australian Manufucturers’ Championship was eligible to score points in each race, but only for the two highest placed automobiles of its make in any class.[1]

  • In rounds with one scheduled race, points were awarded to manufacturers on a 120–90–72–60–54–48–42–36–30–24–18–12–6 basis for the first thirteen places in each class with 3 points for other finishers.[1]
  • In rounds with two scheduled races, points were awarded to manufacturers on a 60–45–36–30–27–24–21–18–15–12–9–6–3 basis for the first thirteen places in each class in each race with 2 points for other finishers.[1]

Points towards the Australian Production Car Championship outright title were awarded to drivers based on outright finishing positions attained in each race.[1] Points were awarded using the same two scales as used for the Australian Manufacturers' Championship with the addition of two points for the driver setting the fastest qualifying lap in each class at each round.[1]

Points towards the Australian Production Car Championship class titles were awarded to drivers based on class finishing positions attained in each race.[1] Points were awarded using the same two scales as used for the Australian Manufacturers' Championship with the addition of two points for the driver setting the fastest qualifying lap in each class at each round.[1]

Points towards the Australian Production Car Endurance Championship were awarded to drivers on a 120–90–72–60–54–48–42–36–30–24–18–12–6 basis for outright finishing positions attained in Rounds 2 and 5 of the championship.[1]

Points towards the Australian Endurance Championship were awarded to drivers on a 120–90–72–60–54–48–42–36–30–24–18–12–6 for outright finishing positions attained in Rounds 2, 4 and 5 of the championship.[1]

Drivers of Class I Invitational cars were not eligible to score points in any of the championships and points were allocated in all cases as though Class I cars were not competing in the race.

Championship results[edit]

Australian Manufacturers’ Championship[edit]

Mitsubishi won the Manufacturers’ Championship.[5]

Pos.[6] Manufacturer [6] R1 [7] R2 [7] R3 [7] R4 R5 Total [6]
1 Mitsubishi 210 210 210 210 210 1050
2 Mazda 165 180 210 192 210 957
3 BMW 87 210 201 210 120 828
4 Toyota 195 180 150 90 72 687
5 Proton 120 120 120 120 90 570
6 Ford 141 120 81 0 0 342
7 Honda 0 0 0 120 210 330
8 Holden 105 162 0 0 0 267
9 Suzuki 0 0 0 90 120 210
10 Subaru 0 0 0 54 60 114
11 Mini 66 0 36 0 0 102
12 Renault 90 0 0 0 0 90

Australian Production Car Championship[edit]

Outright[edit]

Pos. Driver No. Car Class Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Stuart Kostera 55 & 1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X A Team Mitsubishi Ralliart 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 576
2 Ian Tulloch 1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X A Team Mitsubishi Ralliart 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 450
3 Jim Pollicina 7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A Jim Pollicina 6th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 7th 321
4 Jake Camilleri 36 Mazda 3 MPS C Grand Prix Mazda 5th 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 7th 14th 281
5 Dylan Thomas 68 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A CXC Racing Ret 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 210
6 Peter O'Donnell 28 BMW 335i B GWS Personnel 4th Ret 7th 5th 5th 6th 188
7 Nathan Morcom 11 BMW 335i B Eastern Creek Karts 5th 1st 174
8 Tony Quinn 29 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A VIP Petfoods Racing 2nd 3rd 164
9 Klark Quinn 29 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A VIP Petfoods Racing 2nd 3rd 162
10 Hadrian Morrall 31 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport 9th Ret 10th 7th 7th 14th 6th 156
11 Dave Thomas 68 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A CXC Racing 12th 7th 4th 4th 153
12 Dean Kelland 7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A Jim Pollicina 3rd 3rd 144
13 Scott Nicholas 36 Mazda 3 MPS C Grand Prix Mazda 2nd 7th 14th 138
14 Ryan McLeod 20 HSV VXR C Racer Industries 2nd 5th 4th Ret 135
15 Chaz Mostert 11 BMW 335i B Eastern Creek Karts 1st 122
16 Steve Cramp 7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A Jim Pollicina 3rd 7th 114
17 Cameron Wilson 25 Subaru Impreza WRX STi A Wilson Brothers Racing Ret DNS DNS 5th 5th 110
18 Peter Burnitt 25 Subaru Impreza WRX STi A Wilson Brothers Racing Ret 5th 5th 108
19 John Bowe 28 BMW 335i B GWS Personnel 7th 6th 100
20 Grant Phillips 77 Proton Satria STi E Pedders Racing 15th 11th 13th 12th 10th 13th 13th 84
21 Garth Duffy 26 BMW 130i C GWS Personnel 9th 8th 78
22 Jake Williams 5
21
Toyota Corolla Sportivo
Honda Integra Type R
D Lauren Gray Motorsport
Conroy Motorsport
16th 11th 9th 69
23 Colin Osborne 13 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport 10th Ret Ret 6th 6th Ret DNS 63
Declan Kirkham 71 Ford Fiesta D Robinson Racing 13th 9th 11th 11th Ret Ret 63
25 Jason Bright 20 HSV VXR C Racer Industries 4th 60
26 Matt McGill 75 Toyota Celica VVTL-i D Osborne Motorsport 16th 14th 14th 10th Ret 12th 15th 58
27 Geoff Brunsdon 75 Toyota Celica VVTL-i D Osborne Motorsport 16th 14th 14th 10th Ret 12th 15th 56
29 Garry Holt 11 BMW 335i B Eastern Creek Karts 5th 54
Barry Morcom 11 BMW 335i B Eastern Creek Karts 5th 54
David Wood 25 Subaru Impreza WRX STi A Wilson Brothers Racing DNS DNS 5th 54
32 Daryl Martin 77 Proton Satria STi E Pedders Racing 13th 13th 13th 48
Andrew Turpie 77 Proton Satria STi E Pedders Racing 13th 13th 13th 48
34 Gerard McLeod 20 HSV VXR C Racer Industries 2nd DNS Ret 45
Lauren Gray 5 Toyota Corolla Sportivo D Lauren Gray Motorsport 8th 8th 16th 45
Phil Kirkham 71 Ford Fiesta D Robinson Racing 13th DNS 11th 11th Ret Ret 45
37 Dean Lillie 7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A Jim Pollicina 7th 42
Kean Booker 26 BMW 130i C GWS Personnel 9th 42
39 Richard Gartner 97 Renault Clio 197 D Safe-T-Stop 7th 13th Ret Ret DNS 36
Matt Hayes 26 BMW 130i C GWS Personnel 8th 36
Todd Betland 21 Honda Integra Type R D Conroy Motorsport 9th 36
Robert Jones 31 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport 10th 36
43 Grant Sherrin 19 BMW 135i B Sherrin Rentals 9th 8th Ret 35
44 Jeremy Gray 10 FPV F6 310 B International Energy Services Ret 8th 9th Ret 33
45 Mark Eddy 51 Honda Integra Type R D Jenmal Motorsport 10th 32
46 Francois Jouy 51 Honda Integra Type R D Jenmal Motorsport 10th 30
Richard Mork 21 Honda Integra Type R D Conroy Motorsport 11th 30
48 Barton Mawer 10 FPV F6 310 B International Energy Services Ret 6th Ret Ret 27
49 Robert Jarvis 17
27
Suzuki Swift Sport E Trans-Tasman Motorsport
Toasted Motorsport
15th 12th 26
50 David Wall 38 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A Easts Holiday Parks 11th 24
Des Wall 38 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A Easts Holiday Parks 11th 24
Matthew Holt 65 HSV GTS B 12th 24
Brett Howard 65 HSV GTS B 12th 24
Anthony Loscialpo 65 HSV GTS B 12th 24
55 Trevor Keene 50 Mini Cooper S D Mid West Multi Media 14th 10th 14th DNS Ret 21
56 Maddison Gray 15 Toyota Echo Sportivo E Lauren Gray Motorsport 17th 12th 15th 19
57 Allan Jarvis 27 Suzuki Swift Sport E Toasted Motorsport Ret 12th 18
Adam Brand 27 Suzuki Swift Sport E Toasted Motorsport 12th 18
59 Paul Nelson 15 Toyota Yaris E Symes Coaches 13th 11th 12
Greg Symes 93 BMW 130i
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
C
A
Symes Coaches 11th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12
David Gyuni 31 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport 14th 12
62 Ashley Quiddington 15 Toyota Echo Sportivo E Lauren Gray Motorsport 15th 8
63 Michael Gray 17 Suzuki Swift Sport E Trans-Tasman Motorsport 15th 6
64 Rick Bates 13 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport Ret DNS 2
Beric Lynton 23 Mini Cooper S JCW I Bruce Lynton Mini Garage 3rd 4th 6th 9th Ret 0
Tom Pickett 23 Mini Cooper S JCW I Bruce Lynton Mini Garage 6th Ret 0
Mathew Mackelden 2
23
Mini Cooper S JCW I Brendan Cook
Bruce Lynton Mini Garage
8th 9th 0
Brendan Cook 2 Mini Cooper S JCW I Brendan Cook 8th 10th 0
Michael Sherrin 72 Mini Cooper S JCW I Sherrin Rentals Ret 12th 8th 0
David Ayers 72 Mini Cooper S JCW I Sherrin Rentals 8th 0
John Modystach 2 Mini Cooper S JCW I Brendan Cook 10th 0
Carl Schembri 97 Renault Clio 197 D Safe-T-Stop Ret 0
Ryan Simpson 68 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A CXC Racing Ret 0
Glenn Seton 93 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX A Symes Coaches Ret Ret 0
Morgan Haber 27 Suzuki Swift Sport E Trans-Tasman Motorsport Ret 0
Ric Shaw 13 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport Ret 0
Iain Sherrin 19 BMW 135i B Sherrin Rentals Ret 0
Matt Brady 6 Ford BF Falcon XR6T C Graham Lusty Trailers Ret 0
Darrel Dixon 6 Ford BF Falcon XR6T C Graham Lusty Trailers Ret 0
Graham Lusty 6 Ford BF Falcon XR6T C Graham Lusty Trailers Ret 0
Phil Alexander 50 Mini Cooper S D Mid West Multi Media Ret 0
Graeme Heath 50 Mini Cooper S D Mid West Multi Media Ret 0
Brooke Leech 17 Suzuki Swift Sport E BVC Racing Ret 0
BJ Cook 17 Suzuki Swift Sport E BVC Racing Ret 0
Justin Johns 17 Suzuki Swift Sport E BVC Racing DNS 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole in class

Note: Drivers of Class I Invitational cars were not eligible to score points in any of the championships and points were allocated in all cases as though Class I cars are not competing in the race.

Points totals sourced partly from:[8]

Race placings sourced from:[9][10][11]

Classes[edit]

Australian Endurance Championship[edit]

The Australian Endurance Championship, which was contested over Rounds 2, 4 and 5 of the series, was won jointly by Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) and Ian Tulloch (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X).[5]

Australian Production Car Endurance Championship[edit]

The Australian Production Car Endurance Championship, which was contested over Rounds 2 and 5 of the series, was won jointly by Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) and Ian Tulloch (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) from Nathan Morcom (BMW 335i) and Chaz Mostert (BMW 335i).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2011 Australian Manufacturers Championship Sporting and Technical Regulations, Version 4" (PDF). Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  2. ^ Ramsay, Brett (17 December 2010). "The Return of the Sandown 500". In Pit Lane. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ "2011 Calendar". Australian Manufacturer's Championship. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  4. ^ 500 win keeps winning streak intact Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  5. ^ a b c Title Results from the Australian Manufacturers Championship Archived 11 April 2012 at WebCite Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  6. ^ a b c The Art of Evolution, The Speedcafe Annual, Number 7/2011, pages 146 to 147
  7. ^ a b c Manufacturers Point Score 2011
  8. ^ Australian Manufacturers Championship – Round Three – Morgan Park
  9. ^ NATSOFT Race Result
  10. ^ NATSOFT Race Result
  11. ^ NATSOFT Race Result
  12. ^ Five championship run and won with TMR Aust. Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  13. ^ GWS Motorsport look to get 2012 underway in winning style at the Bathurst 12 Hour Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  14. ^ Morcom and Mostert BMW beat Evos in enduro Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  15. ^ Peders Team Second in Six Hour Retrieved on 3 February 2012

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