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    The 1990 Australian Drivers' Championship was an Australian motor racing title sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and open to Formula Holden racing cars.[1] It was the 34th Australian Drivers' Championship[2] and the second to be contested by Formula Holden cars.[3] The championship winner was awarded the CAMS Gold Star.[1]

    The championship was won by Simon Kane driving a Ralt RT21.[3]

    Calendar

    The championship was contested over eight rounds with one race per round.[3]

    Round[3] Race name Circuit[3] State Date[3] Winning driver[3] Winning car[3]
    1 Phillip Island Victoria 25 March Simon Kane Ralt RT21
    2 Winton Victoria 8 April John Briggs Ralt RT21
    3 Amaroo Park New South Wales 27 May Mark Poole Shrike 003
    4 ACL Trophy[4] Mallala South Australia 10 June Mark Skaife SPA
    5 Oran Park New South Wales 19 August Mark Skaife SPA
    6 Sandown Victoria 9 September Mark Poole Shrike 003
    7 Winton Victoria 7 October Simon Kane Ralt RT21
    8 Thalgo Trophy[5] Adelaide South Australia 3 November Neil Crompton Ralt RT20

    Teams and drivers

    The following teams and drivers competed in the 1990 Australian Drivers' Championship.

    Team Car No Driver
    Skaife Racing P/L Spa FB001 3 Australia Mark Skaife
    FAPM Ralt RT20 4 Australia Roger Martin
    Clive Kane Photography Ralt RT21 5 Australia Simon Kane
    Richard Davison Ralt RT20 6 Australia Richard Davison
    Boylan Racing Ralt RT20 7 Australia Neil Crompton
    John Briggs Ralt RT21 9 Australia John Briggs
    Thalgo Racing Team Spa FB002 11 Australia Tony Blanche
    Australia Mark McLaughlin
    Ralt RT21 12 Australia Mark Larkham
    Australia Tony Blanche
    TAFE Team Motorsport Shrike NB89H 21 Australia Mark Poole
    Australia Wayne Gardner
    David Mawer Ralt RT21 27 Australia John Smith
    Hocking Motorsport Hocking 901 38 Australia Sam Astuti
    Australia Roger Martin
    March 87B 73 Australia Mark McLaughlin
    Australia Domenic Beninca
    Australia Chris Hocking
    Tenth Corporation P/L Ralt RT20 39 Australia Drew Price
    Ralt RT4 Australia Paul Collins
    Ray Cutchie Ralt RT4 Australia Ray Cutchie
    Australia Brian Sampson
    John Hermann Liston BF3 Australia John Herrman
    Mark Potter Ralt RT4 Australia Mark Potter

    Notes

    Points system

    Championship points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the first six finishers[1] at each round. Each driver could retain only his/her best seven results, any other points being discarded.[1]

    Championship standings

    Position[6] Driver[7] No.[3][4][5] Car[3][4][5] Entrant[4][5] Phi[8] Win[8] Ama[8] Mal[8] Ora[8] San[8] Win[8] Ade[8] Points[6]
    1 Simon Kane 5 Ralt RT21 Clive Kane Photography 9 6 6 4 (4) 6 9 6 46
    2 Mark Poole 21 Shrike 003 TAFE Team Motorsport 4 3 9 6 2 9 6 39
    3 Mark Skaife 3 Spa Skaife Racing P/L 2 1 9 9 2 23
    4 Neil Crompton 7 Ralt RT20 Peter Boylan 2 3 1 6 9 21
    Drew Price 39 Ralt RT20 Tenth Corporation P/L 6 4 4 3 4 21
    6 John Briggs 9 Ralt RT21 John Briggs 3 9 3 2 17
    7 Mark McLaughlin 73 & 11 March 87B
    Ralt RT21
    Spa
    Chris Hocking
    Thalgo Racing Team
    2 1 4 4 11
    8 Richard Davison 6 Ralt RT20 Richard Davison 1 3 3 7
    9 Chris Hocking 38 Hocking 901 Chris Hocking 3 1 4
    10 Tony Blanche 11 & 12 Ralt RT21 Thalgo Racing Team 1 2 3
    11 Mark Larkham 12 Ralt RT21 Thalgo Cosmetic Racing 2 2
    12 Roger Martin 4 Ralt RT20 FAPM 1 1

    References

    1. ^ a b c d Conditions for Australian Titles, 1990 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 172–173
    2. ^ Records, Titles and Awards, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-4
    3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Australian Motor Racing Year, 1990/91, pages 143–161 & 282–283
    4. ^ a b c d e Official Souvenir Programme, Mallala Motor Sport Park, 9–10 June 1990
    5. ^ a b c d Official Programme, Foster's Australian Grand Prix, 1–2–3–4 November 1990
    6. ^ a b Racing Car News, December 1990, page 43
    7. ^ Driver's names have been derived from the twelve family names shown in the Championship Points listing in Racing Car News, December 1990, page 43, combined with the names shown in the race results in Australian Motor Racing Year, 1990/91
    8. ^ a b c d e f g h Points scored at each round have been calculated by applying the points system as published in the 1990 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport to the round results as published in Australian Motor Racing Year, 1990/91

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