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1993 Tooheys 1000
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The 1993 Tooheys 1000 was the 34th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. It was held on 3 October 1993 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. The race was held for cars eligible under CAMS Group 3A Touring Car regulations, which included 5.0 litre V8 engined cars (that later became known as V8Supercars), International Class II 2.0 litre Touring Cars (that later became known as Supertouring Cars and normally aspirated two wheel drive cars complying with 1992 CAMS Group 3A regulations [1] (which had been based on international Group A rules).

Class structureEdit

Class A: Over 2000cc [2]Edit

The class later to become known as V8 Supercar, it consisted of V8 Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores with a special dispensation to allow Group A 2.5 litre BMW M3s and a BMW 635CSi to race.

Class B: Up to 2000cc [2]Edit

The class later to become known as Supertouring, it consisted of a pair of Toyota Corollas and a Toyota Carina and a group of older modified Group A touring cars, BMW M3s, Ford Sierras and Toyota Corollas.

Tooheys Top 10Edit

Pos No Team Driver Car TT10 Qual
Pole 11 Castrol Perkins Racing   Larry Perkins Holden VP Commodore 2:13.013 2:12.86
2 1 Winfield Racing Team   Mark Skaife Holden VP Commodore 2:13.573 2:13.06
3 15 Holden Racing Team   Tomas Mezera Holden VP Commodore 2:14.450 2:14.06
4 16 Holden Racing Team   Wayne Gardner Holden VP Commodore 2:14.903 2:14.31
5 17 Shell Racing   Dick Johnson Ford EB Falcon 2:15.386 2:14.76
6 30 Peter Jackson Racing   Glenn Seton Ford EB Falcon 2:15.459 2:14.37
7 05 Mobil 1 Racing   Peter Brock Holden VP Commodore 2:16.251 2:14.42
8 2 Winfield Racing Team   David Brabham Holden VP Commodore 2:16.308 2:15.82
9 18 Shell Racing   Paul Radisich Ford EB Falcon 2:16.545 2:14.96
10 7 GIO Racing   Neil Crompton Holden VP Commodore 2:29.902 2:14.98

* Larry Perkins was the only Commodore driver in the runoff to actually have a Holden V8 engine in his car. The rest of the Holden runners had the 5.0L Chevrolet engine in their cars.
* David Brabham became the first 2nd generation driver to compete in the runoff, emulating his triple Formula one World Championship winning father Jack who drove in the inaugural Top 10 runoff in 1978. By coincidence, both finished their respective runoffs in 8th position. The younger Brabham also became the 6th ex-F1 driver to qualify for the runoff following Jack Brabham, Derek Bell, Larry Perkins, Johnny Cecotto and Alan Jones.
* After the Ford EB Falcons had dominated the first six rounds of the ATCC, CAMS allowed a new aero package for the Holden VP Commodores. At Bathurst this allowed the Commodore runners to qualify almost 3 seconds faster than they had in 1992 while the fastest Ford driver in official qualifying Glenn Seton (the only Falcon runner in 1992) could only improve his 1992 time by 1.2 seconds.
* The first driver to run against the clock, Neil Crompton, spun on oil coming into Caltex Chase on his fast lap. During his television interview upon returning to the pits, an angry Crompton said he was stunned to find oil flags waving going into the chase and questioned why the drivers were not told about the oil before the runoff started. As it happened, it was his own GIO Commodore that had been dropping the oil onto the track during both his warm up and official lap, causing grip problems for the next 8 drivers to face the clock Only Perkins and a last out (due to an official mix-up) Dick Johnson told that they found none of the oil.

Official resultsEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
Shootout
Pos
1 A 11 Castrol Perkins Racing   Larry Perkins
  Gregg Hansford
Holden VP Commodore 161 1 1
2 A 1 Winfield Racing Team   Mark Skaife
  Jim Richards
Holden VP Commodore 161 2 2
3 A 16 Holden Racing Team   Wayne Gardner
  Brad Jones
Holden VP Commodore 160 4 4
4 A 2 Winfield Racing Team   David Brabham
  Anders Olofsson
Holden VP Commodore 159 10 8
5 A 55 Pepsi Quix Racing   Troy Dunstan
  Steve Harrington
Holden VP Commodore 156 12
6 A 35 Peter Jackson Racing   Geoff Brabham
  David Parsons
Ford EB Falcon 154 14
7 A 12 Ampol Max 3 Racing   Bob Jones
  Greg Crick
Holden VP Commodore 153 15
8 A 18 Shell Racing   Paul Radisich
  Cameron McConville
Ford EB Falcon 151 8 9
9 A 27 Terry Finnigan   Terry Finnigan
  Garry Rogers
Holden VP Commodore 150 20
10 A 33 Pro-Duct Motorsport   Bob Pearson
  Bruce Stewart
  Phil Ward
Holden VP Commodore 148 17
11 A 20 Benson & Hedges Racing   John Blanchard
  Jeff Allam
BMW M3 Evolution 148 24
12 A 21 Laurie Donaher   Laurie Donaher
  Mick Donaher
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 147 22
13 A 14 Warren Jonsson   Warren Jonsson
  Des Wall
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 146 27
14 A 47 Daily Planet Racing   John Trimbole
  Andrew Harris
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 146 28
15 A 23 Diet Coke Racing   Paul Morris
  Joachim Winkelhock
BMW M3 Evolution 146 11
16 A 28 Playscape Racing   Mike Preston
  Brett Peters
  Kevin Waldock
Ford EB Falcon 145 19
17 A 05 Mobil 1 Racing   Peter Brock
  John Cleland
Holden VP Commodore 142 6 7
18 A 4 GIO Racing   Stuart McColl
  Peter Gazzard
Holden VP Commodore 140 23
19 B 52 M3 Motorsport   Peter Doulman
  John Cotter
BMW M3 136 36
20 A 26 Darrel Dixon   Graham Lusty
  Kevin Heffernan
  John Lusty
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 135 29
21 A 22 Wayne Douglass Racing   Brett Youlden
  John English
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 134 26
22 B 13 Bob Holden Motors   Dennis Rogers
  Peter Hopwood
Toyota Sprinter 128 44
23 B 79 Cadillac Productions   Mike Conway
  Calvin Gardiner
  Gavin Monaghan
Toyota Sprinter 127 38
DNF A 30 Peter Jackson Racing   Glenn Seton
  Alan Jones
Ford EB Falcon 147 5 6
DNF A 7 GIO Racing   Neil Crompton
  Mark Gibbs
Holden VP Commodore 125 9 10
DNF B 50 Knight Racing   Steve Masteron
  Peter Hills
Ford Sierra 122 45
DNF B 6 Caltex CXT Racing Team   John Smith
  Neal Bates
Toyota Corolla Seca 113 33
DNF A 15 Holden Racing Team   Tomas Mezera
  Win Percy
Holden VP Commodore 107 3 3
DNF B 72 Brad Stratton   Brad Stratton
  Chris Madden
Toyota Corolla 100 41
DNF A 17 Shell Racing   Dick Johnson
  John Bowe
Ford EB Falcon 96 7 5
DNF A 19 Lansvale Smash Repairs   Glenn Mason
  Richard Wilson
  Gregg McShane
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 93 34
DNF A 39 Bill O'Brien   Bill O'Brien
  Barry Graham
  Brian Callaghan Jr
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 81 25
DNF A 3 Lansvale Smash Repairs   Steve Reed
  Trevor Ashby
Holden VP Commodore 80 16
DNF A 25 Benson & Hedges Racing   Tony Longhurst
  Steve Soper
BMW M3 Evolution 79 13
DNF A 45 Ray Gulson   Ray Gulson
  Graham Gulson
  Tania Gulson
BMW 635 CSi 70 31
DNF B 8 Caltex CXT Racing Team   Colin Bond
  Terry Bosnjak
Toyota Corolla Seca 64 35
DNF B 77 Phoenix Motorsport   Steven Ellery
  Gary Gosatti
Ford Sierra 62 37
DNF B 99 Malcolm Rea   Steve Cramp
  Dennis Cribbin
Toyota Sprinter 57 43
DNF A 24 Diet Coke Racing   Geoff Full
  Peter Fitzgerald
BMW M3 Evolution 53 21
DNF B 75 Frank Binding   Frank Binding
  Frank Dartell
Toyota Corolla 52 39
DNF B 49 Bob Holden Motors   Dave McMillan
  Matthew Martin
  Spencer Martin
Toyota Corolla FX-GT 46 40
DNF A 10 Allan Moffat Enterprises   Andrew Miedecke
  Charlie O'Brien
Ford EB Falcon 41 18
DNF A 44 Stuart McColl   Ken Mathews
  Tony Mulvihill
  John Mathews
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 31 30
DNF A 41 Garry Willmington Performance   Garry Willmington
  Darren Pate
  Tom Watkinson
Ford EB Falcon 29 32
DNF B 66 Malcolm Rea   Gregg Easton
  Kurt Kratzmann
Toyota Sprinter 8 42
DNS A 34 Pro-Duct Motorsport   Bruce Stewart
  Darren Stewart
Holden VP Commodore
DNS A 43 John Leeson   John Leeson
  Steve Coulter
  Greg Smith
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV
DNQ B 88 Malcolm Rea   Malcolm Rea
  Ken Talbert
  Chris Barns
Toyota Carina

StatisticsEdit

  • Provisional Pole Position - #11 Larry Perkins - 2:12.86
  • Pole Position – #11 Larry Perkins – 2:13.013
  • Fastest Lap – #1 Mark Skaife – 2:14.803 (165.92 km/h) on lap 84 [3]
  • Winners' Average Speed – 154.51 km/h [3]
  • Race Time - 6:29:06.69

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1993, page 205
  2. ^ a b Official Programme, Tooheys 1000, 1993, page 43
  3. ^ a b Official Programme, Tooheys 1000, 1994, page 30

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