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1994 Australian Touring Car Championship

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1994 Australian Touring Car Championship

The 1994 Australian Touring Car Championship was an Australian motor racing competition for Touring Cars. The championship, which was sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as an Australian Title, was the 35th Australian Touring Car Championship. Promoted as the Shell Australian Touring Car Championship, it was contested over 10 rounds between February and July 1994.

Contents

The championship was won by Mark Skaife driving a Gibson Motorsport Holden VP Commodore.

Pre-season

The Ford EB Falcon and Holden VP Commodore were both homologated with new aerodynamic packages, the Falcon gaining controversial protrusions from its front splitter.

Teams and drivers

The following drivers and teams competed in the 1994 Australian Touring Car Championship:

Movements
  • Peter Brock closed his Advantage Racing team to become a paid Holden factory driver (as opposed to the team owner and lead driver) for the first time since 1979, replacing Wayne Gardner at the Holden Racing Team. Brock's win in Round 7 at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway was the HRT's first ever ATCC round win and the first factory Holden win since Brock won Round 6 of the 1986 ATCC at Surfers Paradise in a Holden VK Commodore SS Group A.
  • Logamo Racing purchased a pair of Perkins Engineering built VP Commodores to replace its BMW M3 Evolutions. It continued to race four cars with Tony Longhurst and Paul Morris also driving a pair of BMW 320is in the Australian Manufacturers' Championship.
  • Wayne Gardner purchased the assets of Bob Forbes Racing to form Wayne Gardner Racing with Neil Crompton moving as part of the deal. The deal included major sponsorship from Coca-Cola.
  • Arrivals / returnees
  • Pinnacle Motorsport entered the series purchasing Peter Brock's 1993 Advantage Racing VP Commodore with Greg Crick and Tony Scott sharing the driving.
  • Dick Johnson's son Steven made his ATCC debut at the age of just 19 driving a third Dick Johnson Racing EB Falcon at the final round at Oran Park.
  • Departures
  • With Logamo Racing scaling back to two cars, John Blanchard and Geoff Full did not return
  • Race Calendar

    The 1994 Australian Touring Car Championship was contested over 10 rounds. 1994 saw the last ever ATCC race at the tight, 1.94 km (1.20 mi) Amaroo Park circuit in Sydney.

    Each round comprised Qualifying, the Peter Jackson Dash, which was contested by the six fastest drivers from Qualifying, and two feature races.

    Rounds 1 to 4

  • Three points were awarded to the fastest driver in Qualifying at each round
  • Points were awarded on a 3-2-1 basis for the first three places in the Peter Jackson Dash at each round
  • Points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis for the first ten places in each of the two races at each round
  • Rounds 5 to 10

  • No points were awarded to the fastest driver in Qualifying at each round
  • Points were awarded on a 3-2-1 basis for the first three places in the Peter Jackson Dash at each round
  • One bonus point was awarded for each position gained during the Peter Jackson Dash, but only to a driver finishing third or higher in the Dash
  • Points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis for the first ten places in each of the two races at each round
  • References

    1994 Australian Touring Car Championship Wikipedia


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