1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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The 1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition for 2.0 Litre Touring Cars complying with FIA Class II rules. [1] The championship, which was promoted as the 1994 Valvoline Australian Manufacturers' Championship, began on 17 April 1994 at Eastern Creek Raceway and ended on 28 August at Oran Park Raceway after six rounds. The series determined both the winning automobile manufacturer in the 22nd Australian Manufacturers' Championship [2] and the winning driver in the second annual Australian title for drivers of Class II Touring Cars. This title was awarded as the Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship in 1993 and as the Australian Super Touring Championship from 1995.

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Teams and drivers

Peter Doulman (BMW M3) at the Lakeside round of the championship Doulman-m394.jpg
Peter Doulman (BMW M3) at the Lakeside round of the championship

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.

TeamManufacturerCar modelNoDriver
M3 Motorsport BMW M3 1 Flag of Australia.svg Peter Doulman
2 Flag of Australia.svg John Cotter
Steven Ellery Racing Ford Sierra 6 Flag of Australia.svg Steve Ellery
Phoenix Motorsport Peugeot 405 Mi16 8 Flag of Australia.svg Ken Mathews
Darrell Dixon Peugeot 405 Mi16 10 Flag of Australia.svg Phil Alexander
Bob Holden Motors Toyota Sprinter AE86 13 Flag of Australia.svg Dennis Rogers
Flag of Australia.svg Bob Holden
99 Flag of Australia.svg Mark Adderton
Flag of Australia.svg Justin Mathews
Phil Ward Racing Mercedes-Benz 190E 015 Flag of Australia.svg Peter McKay
018 Flag of Australia.svg Phil Ward
Tony Longhurst Racing BMW M3 20 Flag of Australia.svg John Blanchard
318i 23 Flag of Australia.svg Paul Morris
25 Flag of Australia.svg Tony Longhurst
Campbell Little Toyota Carina 21 Flag of New Zealand.svg Greg Murphy
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Kaye
Mark Adderton BMW M3 97 Flag of Australia.svg Mark Adderton
Knight Racing Ford Sierra 98 Flag of Australia.svg Peter Hills

Race Calendar

The 1994 Australian Manufacturers Championship was contested over a six round series in four states with two races per round.

Rd.Race TitleCircuitCity / StateDateWinner [3] TeamReport
1 Flag of Australia.svg Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 16 - 17 Apr Tony Longhurst Benson & Hedges Racing
2 Flag of Australia.svg Phillip Island Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 21–22 May Paul Morris Diet Coke Racing
3 Flag of Australia.svg Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 18 - 19 Jun Paul Morris Diet Coke Racing
4 Flag of Australia.svg Lakeside Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland 16 - 17 Jul Tony Longhurst Benson & Hedges Racing
5 Flag of Australia.svg Mallala Mallala Motorsport Park Mallala, South Australia 6 - 7 Aug Tony Longhurst Benson & Hedges Racing
6 Flag of Australia.svg Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 27 - 28 Aug Paul Morris Diet Coke Racing

Results

Manufacturers' Championship

Pos [4] Manufacturer
1 BMW
2 Ford
3 Mercedes-Benz
4 Toyota

Drivers Championship

Championship points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis for the top ten positions in each race. Round positions were decided by the total points scored over the two races. In the event of two or more drivers having the same points for a round, they were ranked by finishing order in the second race.

Pos [5] Driver EAS 1 EAS 2 PHI 1 PHI 2 WIN 1 WIN 2 LAK 1 LAK 2 MAL 1 MAL 2 ORA 1 ORA 2 Pts
1 Tony Longhurst 2nd 1st 1st 3rd DSQ DSQ 1st 1st 1st 1st 5th 2nd176
2 Paul Morris 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st Ret DNS Ret 2nd 1st 1st168
3 John Blanchard Ret 3rd 5th 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th154
4 Phil Ward 4th 5th Ret 3rd Ret 5th Ret 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd Ret102
5 Steve Ellery 3rd 4th 4th DNS 3rd 3rd DNS DNS 6th 6th 6th 5th100
6 Peter Doulman 5th 6th 6th Ret 4th 6th 4th Ret 5th 5th 7th Ret84
7 Mark Adderton 7th 8th 7th 4th Ret DNS 5th 4th 4th Ret 8th 6th74
8 Greg Murphy 3rd Ret Ret Ret 4th 3rd40
8 Justin Mathews 9th 6th 5th 7th 8th 8th 10th 10th 11th 8th40
10 Bob Holden 8th 7th 6th Ret 7th 6th 9th 9th 10th 9th39
11 James Kaye Ret 2nd 2nd Ret32
11 John Cotter 7th 8th Ret DNS 8th 7th 9th 7th32
13 Peter McKay 6th 5th 7th 8th28
14 Peter Hills Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret6
15 Dennis Rogers Ret 9th2
Pos Driver EAS 1 EAS 2 PHI 1 PHI 2 WIN 1 WIN 2 LAK 1 LAK 2 MAL 1 MAL 2 ORA 1 ORA 2 Pts
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)

See also

1994 Australian Touring Car season

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References

  1. Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, page 165
  2. Australian Titles Retrieved from www.camsmanual.com.au on 24 February 2009
  3. Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, page 287
  4. Longhurst Takes Spoils, Australian Auto Action, 2 September 1994, page 28
  5. Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, page 176