The 1987 Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title[1] open to Group A Touring Cars of under 2.0 litre engine capacity. The title was contested over a four-round series and was won by Mark Skaife driving a Nissan Gazelle.[2]

This was the second Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship to be awarded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.[1] The title would be revived in 1993 for that year only.[1]

Calendar

The 1987 Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship was contested over a four-round series.[2]

Round Circuit State Date Winning driver Car
1 Winton Victoria 22 March John Smith [3] Toyota Corolla
2 Sandown Park Victoria 7 June Mark Skaife[4] Nissan Gazelle
3 Lakeside Queensland 19 July Mark Skaife[5] Nissan Gazelle
4 Amaroo Park New South Wales 2 August Mark Skaife[6] Nissan Gazelle

Points system

Championship points were awarded at each round on the following basis:[7]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Points 30 27 24 21 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2

Results

Position [8] Driver [8] Car Entrant Winton [9] Sandown [10] Amaroo [11] Lakeside [12] Total
1 Mark Skaife Nissan Gazelle Nissan Motor Company[13] 24 30 30 30 114
2 Drew Price Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Australia 27 24 24 27 102
3 John Faulkner Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Australia 21 21 21 24 87
4 John Smith Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Australia 30 27 27 - 84
5 David Ratcliff Toyota Corolla Levin Ratcliff Transport Spares 19 19 17 19 74
6 Garry Willmington Toyota Sprinter Bob Holden Motors - - 19 21 40
7 Bob Holden Toyota Sprinter Bob Holden Motors 17 - - 17 34
8 Daryl Hendrick Isuzu Gemini ZZ Gemspares 13 17 - - 30
9 Michael Birks Toyota Sprinter Bob Holden Motors - - 15 - 15
= Mike Freeman Toyota Celica Michael Freeman 15 - - - 15
= Mike Hall Toyota Sprinter Bob Holden Motors - 15 - - 15
= Paul Miller Ford Laser TX3 Paul Miller - - - 15 15
13 Glenn Clark Toyota Sprinter Bob Holden Motors 14 - - - 14
14 Paul Jones Toyota Corolla Paul Jones 12 - - - 12
15 David Sala Isuzu PF60 Gemini David Sala 11 - - - 11
16 Lindsay Siebler Suzuki Swift Suzuki Parts 10 - - - 10

See also

1987 Australian Touring Car season

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Titles, 2008 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport Retrieved on 10 March 2013
  2. ^ a b c d David Segal, Australian Touring Car Championship, Australian Motor Racing Year 1987/88, pages 193-194
  3. ^ Graham Slater, "Oh! What a Feeling!", Racing Car News, May 1987, pages 34-36
  4. ^ Touring Car Championship, Round Seven, Sandown Park, Australian Motor Racing Year 1987/88, pages 208-209
  5. ^ Racing Car News, September 1987, page 42
  6. ^ Skaife Skips Away, Racing Car News, September 1987, pages 58-60
  7. ^ A comparison of race results against progress pointscores published after Round 1 in Racing Car News, May 1987, page 36 indicates that points were awarded 30-27-24-21-19-17-15 etc. This is consistent with the CAMS "Scale A" points system which was published in the 1987 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 78-79 and is quoted here.
  8. ^ a b David Greenhalgh, Championship places scored by all drivers, Official Programme, BOC Gases Super Touring Championship, Mallala, Round 4, 11 August 1996, page 35
  9. ^ Winton points derived from race results published in Racing Car News, May 1987, pages 34-36
  10. ^ Sandown points derived from race results published in Australian Motor Racing Year 1987/88, page 316 & 1987 Australian Group A Touring Car Races, www.ten-tenths.com
  11. ^ Amaroo points derived from race results published in Racing Car News, September 1987, page 42
  12. ^ Winton points derived from race results published in Racing Car News, September 1987, pages 58-60
  13. ^ Official Program, Sandown, 9 June 1987