2012 Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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The 2012 Australian Manufacturers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing championship for modified production touring cars.[1] The Manufacturers Championship was determined by a series pointscore for the manufacturers of the competing vehicles although the manufacturers themselves did not directly compete. The series also incorporated the 2012 Australian Production Car Championship, the 2012 Australian Production Car Endurance Championship and the 2012 Australian Endurance Championship, each of which was a drivers' title.[1]

The 2012 Australian Manufacturers' Championship was the 27th manufacturers title to be awarded by CAMS and the 18th to be contested under the Australian Manufacturers' Championship name.

Class structure[edit]

Cars competing in the following seven classes:

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

There was little change from the 2011 class structure, although one new class, Class F for Hybrid/Alternative Energy vehicles was included. Despite its name however, the only eligible vehicles were existing diesel powered cars which had been moved from other classes into the new class.

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a five round series.[2]

Rd. Circuit Location / State Event Date Format Winners
Drivers Car
Rd 1 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 10–11 March 2 x 1 hour Stuart Kostera
Inky Tulloch
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Rd 2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Phillip Island 6 Hour 28–29 April 1 x 6 hour Jim Pollicina
Ryan Simpson
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Rd 3 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 26–27 May 2 x 1 hour Garry Holt
Ryan McLeod
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Rd 4 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland Hydraulink 400 11–12 August 2 x 200 km Garry Holt
Ryan McLeod
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Rd 5 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 24–25 November 2 x 1 hour Stuart Kostera
Inky Tulloch
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Points system[edit]

Each manufacturer could score class points towards the Australian Manufacturers' Championship title from the two highest placed automobiles of its make, in any class (excluding Class I).[1] The title was awarded to the manufacturer that scores the highest total number of class points over all rounds of the championship.[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]

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 had not competed in the race.

Results[edit]

Australian Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

    Eastern Creek Phillip Island Phillip Island Queensland Raceway Sandown  
Position Manufacturer [3] R1 [3] R2 [3] 6 Hour [3] R1 [3] R2 [3] R1 [3] R2 [3] R1 [3] R2 [3] Total [3]
1 Mitsubishi 105 105 210 105 105 105 105 105 81 1026
2 BMW / Mini 105 105 210 75 90 90 72 72 120 939
3 Mazda 60 60 210 96 96 45 96 30 105 798
4 Honda 96 105 120 36 0 60 60 60 60 597
5 Proton 60 60 0 60 60 36 60 60 60 456
6 Renault 45 30 90 45 60 45 45 45 45 450
7 Toyota 27 27 72 72 36 81 81 0 0 396
8 Holden 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 60 45 141
9 Ford 0 0 0 60 0 36 27 0 0 123
10 Subaru 0 0 72 0 0 30 0 0 0 102

Australian Production Car Championship[edit]

Outright[edit]

Pos. Driver [4] No. Car Class Team ECR PHI PHI QR SAN Pen. Total [4]
1 Stuart Kostera 1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X A Team Mitsubishi Ralliart 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 434
2 Ian Tulloch 1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X A Team Mitsubishi Ralliart 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 432
3 Dylan Thomas 68 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX A CXC Racing 3rd 3rd 11th 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 5th 375
4 Jim Pollicina 7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X A Poll Performance 2nd 2nd 1st 7th 6th Ret 2nd 4th 4th 60 302
5 Garry Holt 20 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X A Eastern Creek Karts 2nd 1st 1st 1st Ret 3rd 263
6 Ryan McLeod 50
20
HSV VXR
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
C
A
Racer Industries
Eastern Creek Karts
Ret 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 261
7 Dave Thomas 68 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX A CXC Racing 3rd 3rd 11th 2nd 3rd 183
8 Grant Sherrin 19 BMW 135i B Sherrin Rentals 4th 5th 6th DNS 6th 6th 6th 181
9 Mark Eddy 51 Honda Integra Type R D Jenmal Motorsport 7th 9th 7th 11th Ret 8th 11th 12th 14th 134
10 Jake Camilleri 36 Mazda 3 MPS C Grand Prix Mazda Ret Ret 5th 5th 5th Ret 7th 133
11 Steve Briffa 8 HSV VE GTS B Briffa Smash Repairs / Holden Motor Sport Ret 7th 5th 9th 132
12 Francois Jouy 51 Honda Integra Type R D Jenmal Motorsport 7th 9th 7th 11th Ret 8th 11th 12th 14th 130
13 Steven Williams 21 Honda Integra Type R D Disc Brakes Australia 9th 8th 129
14 Beric Lynton 23 BMW 1M A Alphera Financial Services 6th 5th 3rd 1st 120
15 Des Wall 38 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX A Easts Holiday Parks 5th 6th 4th 3rd 117
16 Adam Dodd 31 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport 10th 10th 12th 14th 8th 9th 9th 10th 10th 114
17 Richard Gartner 97 Renault Clio 197 D Safe-T-Stop 8th 12th 9th 10th 11th 11th 13th 13th 15th 112
18 Ryan Simpson 7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X A Poll Performance 1st 6th Ret 2nd 4th 4th 60 111
19 Peter O'Donnell 28 BMW 335i B GWS Personnel 14th 4th Ret 6th 7th 16th 17th 7th Ret 105
20 Colin Osborne 31
13
Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport 10th 10th Ret 9th 9th Ret 12th 8th 8th 102
22 Grant Phillips 77 Proton Satria STi E Pedders Racing 13th 13th Ret 15th 14th 17th 15th 15th 16th 96
23 Geoff Brunsdon 75 Toyota Celica VVTL-i D Osborne Motorsport 12th 14th 13th 17th 13th 12th 14th 84
24 Matt McGill 75 Toyota Celica VVTL-i D Osborne Motorsport 12th 14th 13th 17th 13th 12th 14th 77
25 Trevor Keene 50 Mini Cooper S D Mid West Multi Media Ret Ret 13th 12th 18th Ret 72
26 Cameron Wilson 25 Subaru Impreza WRX STi A Wilson Brothers Racing 4th 4th Ret 49
= David Wood 25 Subaru Impreza WRX STi A Wilson Brothers Racing 4th 4th Ret 49
28 Iain Sherrin 19 BMW 135i B Sherrin Rentals 6th 5th DNS 39
= Chaz Mostert 11 BMW 335i B Eastern Creek Karts 3rd 39
30 Nathan Morcom 11 BMW 335i B Eastern Creek Karts 3rd 36
= Scott Nicholas 36 Mazda 3 MPS C Grand Prix Mazda 5th 36
32 Dean Croswell 57 FPV FG GT I Michael Benton 11th 7th 32
= Michael Benton 57 FPV FG GT I Michael Benton 11th 7th 32
34 Kean Booker 26 BMW 130i C GWS Personnel 9th 11th 26
35 Angus Chapel 26 BMW 130i B GWS Personnel 7th 8th 23
36 Andrew Gilbertson 26 BMW 130i B GWS Personnel 7th 8th 9th 11th 22
37 Peter Leemhuis 97 Renault Clio 197 D Safe-T-Stop 9th 21
= Hadrian Morrall 31 Mazda 3 MPS C Osborne Motorsport 12th 21
= John Bowe 28 BMW 335i B GWS Personnel Ret Ret 21
40 Dean Lillie 7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X A Poll Performance 7th 18
= Declan Kirkham 71 Ford Fiesta D Robinson Racing 8th Ret 18
42 Phil Kirkham 71 Ford Fiesta D Robinson Racing 8th Ret 17
43 Andrew Turpie 77 Proton Satria STi E Pedders Racing Ret 15th 14th 17th 15th 15th 16th 15
44 Allan Jarvis 17 Suzuki Swift Sport E BVC Racing 13th DNS 8
= David Giugni 27 BMW 130i C Garry Mennell 16th 12th 8
= Theo Koundouris 27 BMW 130i C Garry Mennell 16th 12th 8
47 Maddison Gray 15 Toyota Echo Sportivo E Lauren Gray Motorsport 16th Ret 15th 16th 6
= Rob Jarvis 17 Suzuki Swift Sport E BVC Racing 13th DNS 6
49 Mark Bell 91 Ford BA Falcon XR8 C Bell Heavy Haulage 14th 18th 5
= Graham Lusty 91 Ford BA Falcon XR8 C Bell Heavy Haulage 14th 18th 5
51 Lauren Gray 15 Toyota Echo Sportivo E Lauren Gray Motorsport 15th 16th 4
= Garth Duffy 28 BMW 335i B GWS Personnel 16th 17th 4
53 Klark Quinn 29 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X A VIP Petfoods Racing Ret DNS DNS 2
= Samantha Bennett 15 Toyota Echo Sportivo E Lauren Gray Motorsport 16th Ret 2
= Shaun Keogh 50 Mini Cooper S D Mid West Multi Media 18th Ret 2
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 were not competing in the race.

Classes[edit]

Class winners were:[5]

  • Class A – Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X)
  • Class B – Grant Sherrin (BMW 135i)
  • Class C – Adam Dodd (Mazda 3 MPS)
  • Class D – Mark Eddy (Honda Integra)
  • Class E – Grant Phillips (Proton Satria GTi)
  • Class I - Michael Sherrin (Mini Cooper S)

Australian Endurance Championship[edit]

The Australian Endurance Championship was awarded to the drivers scoring the most points at Round 2 of the championship.[1]

Whilst Jim Pollicina and Ryan Simpson were the winners of Round 2,[6] a 60-point penalty was applied to the two drivers at that round.[5] The 2012 Australian Endurance Championship was therefore awarded to Stuart Kostera and Ian Tulloch,[7] who placed second at Round 2.[6]

Australian Production Car Endurance Championship[edit]

The Australian Production Car Endurance Championship was awarded to the drivers scoring the most points at Round 2 of the championship.[1]

Whilst Jim Pollicina and Ryan Simpson were the winners of Round 2,[6] a 60-point penalty was applied to the two drivers at that round.[5] The 2012 Australian Production Car Endurance Championship was therefore awarded to Stuart Kostera and Ian Tulloch,[7] who placed second at Round 2.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 2012 Australian Manufacturers Championship Sporting and Technical Regulations Version 3, www.camsmanual.com.au Retrieved via www.webcitation.org on 26 December 2012
  2. ^ "2012 Calendar" (PDF). Australian Manufacturer's Championship. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Australian Manufacturers' Championship - Manufacturers Points, thenationals.com.au Retrieved via www.webcitation.org on 26 December 2012
  4. ^ a b Australian Manufacturers' Championship (outright drivers' points), thenationals.com.au Retrieved via www.webcitation.org on 26 December 2012
  5. ^ a b c Australian Manufacturers' Championship (class drivers' points), thenationals.com.au Retrieved via www.webcitation.org on 26 December 2012
  6. ^ a b c d Evolution battle to the finish, www.manufacturerschampionship.com.au Retrieved on 26 December 2012
  7. ^ a b www.camsmanual.com.au > About CAMS > Titles - Australian Titles Archived 7 May 2009 at WebCite Retrieved on 12 January 2013

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