1987 Australian Touring Car season

1987 Australian Touring Car season
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The 1987 Australian Touring Car season was the 28th year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the forerunner of the present-day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

There were 16 touring car race meetings held during 1987: a nine-round series, the 1987 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC); a support programme event at the 1987 Australian Grand Prix; and six long-distance races, nicknamed 'enduros', two of which were rounds of the one-off 1987 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

For the first time, the ATCC had a major series sponsor in the form of oil company Shell, who provided some AU$275,000 in prize money (previously teams and drivers had received as little as $1,250 for an ATCC round win).

Results and standingsEdit

Race calendarEdit

The 1987 Australian touring car season consisted of 16 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
15 Feb Castrol Clash for Cash Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Steve Reed Lansvale Smash Repairs Holden VK Commodore SS Group A
1 Mar ATCC Round 1 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline DR30 RS
8 Mar ATCC Round 2 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania George Fury Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline DR30 RS
13 Mar ATCC Round 3 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland Jim Richards JPS Team BMW BMW M3
22 Mar A2TCC Round 1 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria John Smith Toyota Team Australia Toyota Corolla
26 Apr ATCC Round 4 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline DR30 RS
3 May ATCC Round 5 Adelaide International Raceway Adelaide, South Australia Dick Johnson Shell Ultra Hi-Tech Racing Team Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
31 May ATCC Round 6 Surfers Paradise International Raceway Surfers Paradise, Queensland Jim Richards JPS Team BMW BMW M3
7 Jun ATCC Round 7 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline DR30 RS
A2TCC Round 2 Mark Skaife Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Gazelle
21 Jun ATCC Round 8 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Jim Richards JPS Team BMW BMW M3
5 Jul ATCC Round 9 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Jim Richards JPS Team BMW BMW M3
19 Jul A2TCC Round 3 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland Mark Skaife Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Gazelle
2 Aug Hardie Irrigation 100 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Jim Richards JPS Team BMW BMW M3
A2TCC Round 4 Mark Skaife Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Gazelle
9 Aug Yokohama/Bob Jane T-Marts 300 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria John Bowe
Terry Shiel
Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline DR30 RS report
6 Sep Pepsi 250 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Jim Richards
Tony Longhurst
JPS Team BMW BMW M3
13 Sep Castrol 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria George Fury
Terry Shiel
Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline DR30 RS report
4 Oct James Hardie 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Peter McLeod
Peter Brock
David Parsons
HDT Racing P/L Holden VL Commodore SS Group A report
WTCC Round 8 Johnny Cecotto
Gianfranco Brancatelli
CiBiEmme BMW M3
11 Oct Bob Jane T-Marts 500 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Steve Soper
Pierre Dieudonné
Ford Texaco Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 report
WTCC Round 9
14 Nov South Pacific Touring Car Championship Round 1 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Dick Johnson Shell Ultra Hi-Tech Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500

Australian Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

Australian Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

Hardie Irrigation 100Edit

Pos. Driver No. Team Car
1   Jim Richards 3 JPS Team BMW BMW M3
2   Brad Jones
  John French
16 Ralliart Australia Mitsubishi Starion Turbo
3   Trevor Crowe
  Jim Keogh
53 Archibald Motorsport BMW M3

Yokohama/Bob Jane T-Marts 300Edit

Pepsi 250Edit

Pos. Driver No. Team Car
1   Jim Richards
  Tony Longhurst
1 JPS Team BMW BMW M3
2   Peter Brock
  David Parsons
05 HDT Racing P/L Holden VL Commodore SS Group A
3   Ludwig Finauer
  Robbie Francevic
3 JPS Team BMW BMW M3

Castrol 500Edit

World Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

James Hardie 1000Edit

Bob Jane T-Marts 500Edit

South Pacific Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

This race was a support event of the 1987 Australian Grand Prix. Top 10 results shown.

Pos. Driver No. Team Car Grid
1   Dick Johnson 17 Shell Ultra Hi-Tech Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 5
2   George Fury 30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 7
3   Larry Perkins 11 Enzed Team Perkins Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 1
4   Allan Grice 2 Roadways Racing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 6
5   Colin Bond 57 Caltex CXT Race Team Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione 4
6   Tony Kavich 36 Tony Kavich Racing Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 13
7   David Parsons 6 HDT Racing P/L Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 11
8   Tony Noske 26 Kalari Transport Services Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 16
9   Ray Ellis 36 Grellis Marketing Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 14
10   Phil Ward 19 Reithmuller-Ward International Motorsport Mercedes-Benz 190E 20

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