|1993 Australian Touring Car Championship|
The 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title for Group 3A Touring Cars. The championship, which was the 34th Australian Touring Car Championship, was contested over a nine-round series which began on 28 February 1993 at Amaroo Park and ended on 8 August at Oran Park Raceway. Promoted as the Shell Australian Touring Car Championship, it was won by Glenn Seton, driving a Ford EB Falcon, with teammate Alan Jones completing a one-two championship result for Glenn Seton Racing. It was Seton's first championship victory and the first major victory for the team he had started in 1989.
1993 marked the first year in which the championship was contested by the new Australian Group 3A Touring Car category which incorporated:
- 5.0 Litre Touring Cars (later to be known as V8 Supercars)
- 2.0 Litre Class II Touring Cars (later to be known as Super Touring Cars)
- Normally aspirated, two wheel drive cars complying with the 1992 CAMS Group 3A regulations (commonly known as Group A cars)
Channel Seven broadcast the championship with the commentary team including Mike Raymond, Gary Wilkinson, Mark Oastler, Doug Mulray and Andy Raymond. Regular commentator Neil Crompton was absent as he was contesting the full series as a competitor for the first time.
Teams and drivers
The following drivers and teams competed in the 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship.
The championship was contested over a nine-round series. Each round consisted of a "Peter Jackson Dash" for the top six cars from Qualifying, a Heat for the 2.0 Litre Class, a Heat for the 5.0 Litre Class and a combined Final. The two Class Heats were run separately at Round 1 but were combined from Round 2 onwards.
|Rd.||Circuit||Location / state||Date||Winner||Car||Team|
|1||Amaroo Park||Sydney, New South Wales||26–28 Feb||John Bowe||Ford EB Falcon||Dick Johnson Racing|
|2||Symmons Plains Raceway||Launceston, Tasmania||12–14 Mar||Alan Jones||Ford EB Falcon||Glenn Seton Racing|
|3||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||Phillip Island, Victoria||2–4 Apr||Glenn Seton||Ford EB Falcon||Glenn Seton Racing|
|4||Lakeside International Raceway||Brisbane, Queensland||16–18 Apr||Alan Jones||Ford EB Falcon||Glenn Seton Racing|
|5||Winton Motor Raceway||Benalla, Victoria||14–16 May||Glenn Seton||Ford EB Falcon||Glenn Seton Racing|
|6||Eastern Creek Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||4–6 Jun||Glenn Seton||Ford EB Falcon||Glenn Seton Racing|
|7||Mallala Motor Sport Park||Mallala, South Australia||2–4 Jul||Glenn Seton||Ford EB Falcon||Glenn Seton Racing|
|8||Barbagallo Raceway||Perth, Western Australia||9–11 Jul||Jim Richards||Holden VP Commodore||Gibson Motorsport|
|9||Oran Park Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||6–8 Aug||Jim Richards||Holden VP Commodore||Gibson Motorsport|
Championship points were awarded at each round on the following basis:
- 3 to the driver recording fastest time in Qualifying
- 3–2–1 to the first three finishers in the Peter Jackson Dash
- 9–6–4–3–2–1 to the first six finishers in each Class in the Heat
- 20–16–14–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 to the first ten outright finishers in the Final
Peter Jackson Dash
The Peter Jackson Dash series award was won jointly by Mark Skaife and Glenn Seton.
Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship
The 1993 Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship, which was contested concurrently with the 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship, was won by Peter Doulman driving a BMW M3.
- Australian Title Conditions, 1993 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 162 to 163
- Records, Titles and Awards, 2002 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-7
- 1993 Championship Results, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1993/94, pages 294 to 298
- Official Programme, Shell Australian Touring Car Championship, Round 7, Mallala, 4 July 1993
- Australian Motor Racing Year, 1993/94, page 116
- 1993 technical regulations for Australian Touring Cars are defined in the 1993 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport on pages 206 to 214 under the heading "Group 3A – Touring Cars"
- Scoring Points, Official Programme, Shell Australian Touring Car Championship, Round 7, Mallala, 4 July 1993, pages 63 & 64
- Graham Howard, Stewart Wilson & David Grennhalgh, The official history, Australian Touring Car Championship, 50 years, page 324
- Graham Howard, Stewart Wilson & David Grennhalgh, The official history, Australian Touring Car Championship, 50 years, page 331
- Australian Motor Racing Year, 1993/94, page 153