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Australian Tourist Trophy

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Number of times held  25
Most wins (drivers)  Frank Matich (4)
Circuit length  6.172 km (3.835 mi)
First held  1956
Most wins (constructors)  Lotus (4)
Laps  12 Hours
Australian Tourist Trophy

The Australian Tourist Trophy is a Confederation of Australian Motor Sport-sanctioned national motor racing title, contested between 1956 and 1979 by Sports Cars and, since 2007, by GT cars. The trophy is currently awarded to the outright winners of the Bathurst 12 Hour.

History

The title was awarded for the first time in 1956 and then annually from 1958 until the introduction by CAMS of an Australian Sports Car Championship for 1969. It was reinstituted in 1975, restricted for the first time to Production Sports Cars and contested over two heats rather than as a single race. In 1976, with the Production Sports Car class now contesting the Australian Sports Car Championship, the Australian Tourist Trophy once again became a contest for purpose built Group A Sports Cars until it was discontinued after the 1979 event.

After almost thirty years, the ATT title was again revived with the award going to the winner of the Sandown GT Classic in both 2007 and 2008. From 2009 until 2015 the Trophy was awarded to the driver accumulating the most outright championship points at specified rounds of the annual Australian GT Championship.

From 2017, the Australian Tourist Trophy has been awarded to the winners of the annual Bathurst 12 Hour event.

References

Australian Tourist Trophy Wikipedia


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