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1988 Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship

1988 Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship
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The 1988 Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship was a Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) sanctioned motor racing series run for Group A Touring Cars. It was the first of only two times the championship was run, with the next not being held until 1994.

Trevor Crowe was the winner of the inaugural series driving a BMW M3 for fellow Kiwi John Sax. The M3 was a Division 2 car and gained more points for outright places. Second was veteran Australian racer Colin Bond in his Caltex sponsored Ford Sierra RS500, while third was taken by Italian driver Emanuele Pirro driving a BMW M3 for Schnitzer Motorsport.

With the championship generally ignored by most of the top teams from the stronger Group A championships (Australia, Europe and Japan), Crowe, Bond and Pirro were able to gain the top three placings despite each only running in two of the four rounds.

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