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1994 James Hardie 12 Hour

1994 James Hardie 12 Hour
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The 1994 James Hardie 12 Hour was an endurance race for production cars held at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 3 April 1994. It was the fourth running of the "Bathurst 12 Hour". The race was open to cars of which at least ten examples had been sold and registered for use on Australian roads.[1] Modifications in line with Group 3E Series Production Cars regulations, as published by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, were permitted.[2]

The race was won by Gregg Hansford and Neil Crompton driving a Mazda RX-7 for BP Mazda Motorsport.

Contents

Class structureEdit

The field for the event was divided into the following seven classes: [3]

  • Class A : Small cars up to 1850cc [3]
  • Class B : Medium cars 1801-2500cc [3]
  • Class C : Large cars 2601-4000cc [3]
  • Class S : Sports Cars up to 2200cc [3]
  • Class T : Turbo and four-wheel-drive cars [3]
  • Class V : V8 engines / high performance six cylinder cars [3]
  • Class X : Extra high performance cars [3]

ResultsEdit

Position [4] Drivers [4] No. [3] Car Entrant [3] Class [4] Laps [4]
1 Gregg Hansford
Neil Crompton
7 Mazda RX-7 BP Mazda Motorsport X 262
2 Peter Fitzgerald
Jim Richards
Nicolas Leutwiler
14 Porsche 968CS Falken Tyres / Hardie Dux HotWater Systems X 262
3 Brad Jones
Brett Peters
Geoff Morgan
4 Porsche 968CS Falken Tyres / Hardie Dux HotWater Systems X 258
4 Juan Manuel Fangio II
Neal Bates
Rick Bates
2 Toyota MR2 Rick Bates S 249
5 John Smith
Jason Bargwanna
Scott Bargwanna
30 Toyota MR2 Mercantile Mutual Dealer Team S 248
6 Dick Johnson
Steven Johnson
Danny Osborne [3]
17 Ford EB Falcon XR6 Dick Johnson Racing V 245
7 John Bourke
Matthew Martin
Wayne Park
11 Subaru Impreza WRX John Bourke T 245
8 Graham Neilsen
Bill Gillespie
Keith Carling
10 Maserati Shamal Falken Tyres X 245
9 Andrew Wilson
Russell Becker
Chris Walker
33 Honda Integra VTi-R Andrew Wilson S 241
10 John Trimbole
Ron Barnacle
22 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Metropolis City Promotions T 241
11 Andrew Solness
Gary Merlino
Michael Craig
23 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Andrew Solness T 239
12 Mark Brame
Henry Draper
Barry Devlin
43 Suzuki Swift GTi Mark Brame A 237
13 Kevin Burton
Richard Vorst
Darren Pate
20 Ford EB Falcon SS Kevin Burton V 236
14 John Morriss
Phil Morriss
Craig Lowndes
36 Nissan Pulsar SSS John Morriss B 236
15 Chris Wiles
Glenn Clark
45 Ford Laser TX3 Chris Wiles A 235
16 Ron Masing
Rod Jones
26 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Ron Masing T 235
17 Mark Ferrier
Neal Robson
Phillip Parsons
54 Honda Civic Mark Ferrier A 235
18 Bill Harris
Glenn Jordan
Paul Wilken
47 Suzuki Swift GTi P Wilken A 235
19 Phil Alexander
Warren Rush
Geoff Forshaw
35 Nissan Pulsar SSS Procar Racing Pty Ltd B 235
20 Chris Sexton
Allan Letcher
49 Ford EB Falcon XR6 Chris Sexton V 234
21 Mal Rose
Ian Luff
44 Ford EB Falcon SS Fairfax Community Newspapers V 233
22 Terry Skene
Chis Madden
15 Ford EB Falcon SS Spirit of Logan V 230
23 Brian Callaghan
Michelle Callaghan
Chris Symonds [5]
55 Toyota Corolla GTi Brian Callaghan Jnr A 229
24 Bob Griffin
Ken Neale
Ray Vincent
16 Holden VP Commodore SS David Little V 226
25 Peter Brock
Tony Scott
05 Volvo 850 T-5 Volvo Car Australia T 225
26 Peter McLeod
Peter Dane
Des Wall
50 Mazda RX-7 Peter McLeod X 225
27 Bill Seiders
Jeff Edwards
Paul Flottman
42 Ford EB Falcon S Sydney Allen Printers C 217
28 Martin Welsh
Keith McCulloch
Dennis Rogers
34 Nissan Pulsar SSS Procar Racing Pty Ltd B 211
29 David Sala
Steve Swaine
Peter Vorst
12 Holden VP Commodore SS David Sala V 210
30 Steve Hardman
Daryl Smith [5]
Keith Forbes [5]
40 Hyundai Lantra GLS Levant Steve Hardman A 209
31 Bevan Purcell
Troy Curling
37 Nissan Pintara TRX Bevan Purcell B 165
DNF Murray Carter
Ed Lamont
Damon Beck
18 Nissan Pulsar SSS Murray Carter B 225
DNF Danny Bogut
Cameron McConville
39 Mazda 626 Danny Bogut B 218
DNF Kent Youlden
John English
Terry Shiel
6 Volvo 850 GLT Volvo Car Australia B 199
DNF Rod Wilson
Andrew Newton
John Pollard
28 Honda Integra VTiR Rod Wilson S 191
DNF Garry Waldon
Mark Skaife
1 Mazda RX-7 BP Mazda Motorsport X 168
DNF Ken Douglas
Phil Kirkham
32 Mazda 626 Rebound Sportswear B 159
DNF George Santana
Carl Schembri
56 Honda CRX Revolution Racegear S 131
DNF Colin Osborne
Kevin Bryn
Tony Regan
52 Toyota Corolla GTi Colin Osborne A 125
DNF Gary Hinton
Kratzmann
Briely
25 Toyota Celica Group A Rallye G Hinton T 122
DNF Alan Jones
John Bowe
Neville Crichton
9 BMW M3 Neville Crichton X 120
DNF Peter Hopwood
Terry Bosnjak
Warwick Rooklyn [3]
8 Mazda RX-7 Peter Hopwood X 120
DNF Brian Wilshire
Gerard McConkey
Graham Gulson
19 Nissan Pulsar SSS Murray Carter B 114
DNF Heather Baillie
Gwenda Searle
3 Toyota Celica ZR Rick Bates S 112
DNF Dennis Cribben
Ryan McLeod
Geoff Fickling
51 Citroen BX 16V Peter McLeod B 110
DNF Richard Wilson
Troy Nicholson
Roland Hill
21 Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV Richard Wilson V 101
DNF Chris Kousparis
Paul Barrett
Anthony Wilson
41 Nissan Pulsar SSS Nepean EFI B 99
DNF Geoff Full
Richard Shaw
Jim Baird
53 Toyota Corolla GTi Colin Osborne A 94
DNF Alf Grant
Tim Grant
57 Porsche 968CS Alf Grant Racing X 87
DNF Tom Watkinson
Terry Lewis
Graham Blanch
46 Toyota Corolla GTi Tom Watkinson A 75
DNF Harry Bargwanna
Chris Symmons
38 Nissan Pulsar SSS Larry King B 72
DNF Calvin Gardiner
Mike Conway
Peter Verheyan
29 Toyota MR2 Acme Photo Video S 71
DNF Jim Faneco
Bryan Sala
George Parkinson
24 Hyundai S Coupe Turbo James Faneco T 66
DNF Craig Dare
Chris Clearihan
27 Ford Laser TX3 4WD Turbo Craig Dare T 25

NotesEdit

  • Pole Position: Mark Skaife (Mazda RX-7), 2m 32.4837s [6]
  • Race time of winning car: 12h 1m 21.3868s [4]
  • Winning margin: 1m 15.6047s [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barry Lake, Group E Rules - OK, Official Programme, James Hardie 12 Hour, Bathurst, Easter '94, pages 34 to 36
  2. ^ Series Production Cars go for 1994, CAMS Report, December 1993, page 1
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Entry - James Hardie 12 Hour, Official Programme, James Hardie 12 Hour, Bathurst, Easter '94, page 58
  4. ^ a b c d e f Results, Auto Action, 15 April 1994
  5. ^ a b c Australian Motor Racing Year 1994/95, page 284
  6. ^ Mazda's three-peat, Australian Motor Racing Year 1994/95, pages 194 to 199