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1996 Australian Touring Car season

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1996 Australian Touring Car season

The 1996 Australian Touring Car season was the 37th year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

Contents

Two major touring car categories raced in Australia during 1996, Group 3A Touring Cars and Super Touring. Between them there were 26 touring car race meetings held during 1996; a ten-round series for Group 3A Touring Cars, the 1996 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC); an eight-round series for Super Touring, the 1996 Australian Super Touring Championship (ASTC); a two event series in New Zealand, support programme events at the 1996 Australian Grand Prix and 1996 Bartercard Indycar Australia and two stand alone long distance races, nicknamed 'enduros'.

Race Calendar

The 1996 Australian touring car season consisted of 26 events.

Formula 1 Super Touring support race

This meeting was a support event of the 1996 Australian Grand Prix.

TAC Touring Cars

This meeting was a support event of the 1996 Australian Grand Prix.

Champ Car Super Touring support race

This meeting was a support event of the 1996 Bartercard Indycar Australia.

EA Sports Touring Cars

This meeting was a support event of the 1996 Bartercard Indycar Australia.

Bathurst 1000 Super Touring support race

This meeting was a support event of the 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000.

Mobil New Zealand Sprints

This was a two event invitational series held in New Zealand late in 1996. Seven teams (two of them with just a single car) were freighted to New Zealand and held three races at each of two events held at Pukekohe Park Raceway and a Wellington street circuit. Points were allocated 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 for each of the six races.

References

1996 Australian Touring Car season Wikipedia


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