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Australian Endurance Championship

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Country  Australia
Inaugural season  1981
Category  Touring car racing Production car racing GT racing
Drivers' champion  Grant Denyer Nathan Morcom
Official website  Australian Endurance Championship

The Australian Endurance Championship is an Australian motor racing title which has been awarded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport in numerous years and for numerous categories since 1981.

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Touring cars

The title was first contested as a championship for car manufacturers. Replacing the Australian Championship of Makes, which had been held from 1976 to 1980, it was decided over a series of endurance races for cars complying with CAMS Group C Touring Car regulations.

In the years from 1982 to 1984, the winner of the Australian Endurance Championship was the most successful driver rather than the manufacturer. The Australian Endurance Championship of Makes, run concurrently with the drivers’ title, was the new name for the manufacturers’ award.

For 1985 the manufacturers’ title was again renamed, now becoming the Australian Manufacturers' Championship. The dual Australian Endurance Championship / Australian Manufacturers' Championship titles were contested in both 1985 and 1986 over a series of endurance races for cars complying with Australian Touring Car regulations, which were based on International Group A.

No Australian Endurance Championship was awarded in the years from 1987 to 1989, however the Australian Manufacturers' Championship continued, now contested over the same series of sprint races as the Australian Touring Car Championship.

In 1990 CAMS re-instated the Australian Endurance Championship, once again as a drivers’ championship, run over a series of endurance races for Group 3A Touring Cars. The Australian Manufacturers' Championship title was moved back to this series in the same year, however this format was only utilised for two years and the titles were not contested in 1992.

Production cars

The CAMS Australian Endurance Championship title was revived in 2011 and contested within the Australian Manufacturers' Championship from that year through to 2015.

GT cars

From 2016, the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship will be contested by Australian GT cars. The inaugural season included four 101 lap races, at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Sydney Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and the Highlands 101 at Highlands Motorsport Park.

Champions

The following table lists the winners of the Australian Endurance Championship as awarded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Australian Production Car Endurance Championship

CAMS also awarded an Australian Production Car Endurance Championship in 2011 and 2012. It was contested with the Australian Manufacturers' Championship in both years.

Champions

The following table lists the winners of the Australian Production Car Endurance Championship as awarded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

AASA Australian Endurance Championship

An Australian Endurance Championship title was also awarded by the Australian Autosport Alliance (AASA) for the highest point-scorer in the Wakefield 300 and Winton 300 endurance events.

In 2014, the AASA Australian Endurance Championship expanded to three events with the Willowbank 300 at Queensland Raceway joining the Wakefield and Winton races where Mark Mackay and Justin Ruggier won the inaugural three race series.

Champions

Results of the AASA title are given below.

References

Australian Endurance Championship Wikipedia


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