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The 1960 Australian Tourist Trophy was a motor race for sports cars, staged at the Longford Circuit in Tasmania, Australia on 7 March 1960.[1] It was the fourth in a sequence of annual Australian Tourist Trophy races, with each of these being recognized by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as the Australian Championship for sports cars.[2]

The race was won by Derek Jolly driving a Lotus 15.[1]

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ResultsEdit

 
Derek Jolly won the 1960 Australian Tourist Trophy driving a Lotus 15, similar to that pictured above
Position [1] Driver [1] No.[1] Car [1] Entrant [3] Class [3] Class Pos. Laps [1]
1 Derek Jolly 33 Lotus 15 DE Jolly Class II - 1501 to 2000 cc 1 [4] 24
2 Doug Whiteford 10 Maserati 300S D Whiteford Class III - Over 2000 cc 1 [4]
3 Frank Matich [5] 87 Jaguar D-Type Leaton Motors (Sportscars) Pty Ltd Class III - Over 2000 cc 2 [4]
4 John Ampt 32 [3] Decca Special J Ampt Class I - Under 1500 cc 1 [4]
5 Tom Sulman [6] 99 Aston Martin DB3S [7] TN Sulman Class III - Over 2000 cc 3
6 David Finch [8] 92 Jaguar D-Type D Finch Class III - Over 2000 cc 4
7 [6] Eddie Perkins [9] 46 Porsche Super [9] D Calvert Class II - 1501 to 2000 cc 2 [4]
8 [6] O Basile 15 [3] Porsche Carrera [8] S Sakzewski Class I - Under 1500 cc 2 [4]
? Alan Jack 8 [9] Cooper Type 39 [10] Coventry Climax [8] Briefield Motors Class I - Under 1500 cc
? G Tattersall 12 Buchanan MG [3] G Tattersall Class I - Under 1500 cc
? H Cape 17 MGA [11] HC Cape Class II - 1501 to 2000 cc
DNF [6] J Wright [3] 126 [3] Aston Martin DB3S [3] J Wright Class III - Over 2000 cc
DNF Ron Phillips 42 Cooper Type 33 Jaguar [12] JK & RK Phillips Class III - Over 2000 cc 14

NotesEdit

  • Pole position: Ron Phillips [6]
  • Starters: 22 [1]
  • Race distance: 24 laps – 108 miles [1]
  • Race time of winning car: 69 minutes 20 seconds [4]
  • Fastest lap: Derek Jolly & Doug Whiteford – 2 minutes 50 seconds [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Longford Races, Australian Motor Sports, March 1960, pages 108–110 & 118
  2. ^ National Titles, 1961 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 53
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Souvenir Programme, Longford Circuit, Second Day, Monday 7 March (1960)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Longford Motor Racing Results, The Mercury, Tuesday, 8 March 1960, Page 21
  5. ^ Frank Matich D-Type Jaguar Longford 1960, www.oldracephotos.com Retrieved on 16 April 2014
  6. ^ a b c d e David McKay, Big time at Longford, Modern Motor, May 1960, pages 46-48 + 77-78
  7. ^ John B Blanden, Historic Racing Cars in Australia, 1979, Page 39
  8. ^ a b c Sports Car Title a Highlight, The Mercury, Saturday, 5 March 1960, page 11
  9. ^ a b c Finch D Type Jaguar (92), Alan Jack Cooper T39 (8), Eddie Perkins Porsche Super Longford 1960 TT start, www.oldracephotos.com Retrieved on 15 April 2014
  10. ^ John B Blanden, Historic Racing Cars in Australia, 1979, page 127
  11. ^ The Souvenir Programme lists Cape's car as an MG & the image on page 108 of Australian Motor Sports, March 1960 shows the car to be an MGA
  12. ^ John B Blanden, Historic Racing Cars in Australia, 1979, page 128
  13. ^ S Australian wins Tourist Trophy, The Mercury, Tuesday, 8 March 1960, Page 5

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