2000 Australian Nations Cup Championship

The 2000 Australian Nations Cup Championship was an Australian motor racing competition for Nations Cup cars. The championship, which was organised by Procar Australia,[1] is recognised by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as the inaugural Australian Nations Cup Championship.[2] The year 2000 marked the first season in which the High Performance cars from the Australian GT Production Car Championship were to contest their own separate series under the Nations Cup name.[3]

The championship was won by Jim Richards driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996.

CalendarEdit

 
Paul Stokell placed fourth in the championship driving a Lamborghini Diablo (pictured in 2001)

The championship was contested over eight rounds.[4]

Round [4] Circuit [4] [5] State / Territory Date [5] Format [5] Round winner [4] Car [5]
1 Adelaide Parklands Circuit South Australia 8-9 April Two races Mark Noske Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge
2 Eastern Creek International Raceway New South Wales 30 April Two races Mark Noske Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge
3 Canberra Street Circuit Australian Capital Territory 10-11 June Three races Peter Fitzgerald Porsche 911 GT3
4 Queensland Raceway Queensland 2 July Two races Wayne Park Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge
5 Oran Park New South Wales 30 July Two races Jim Richards Porsche 911 GT3
6 Calder Park Victoria 18-20 August [6] Two races [6] Peter Fitzgerald Porsche 911 GT3 [6]
7 Gold Coast Queensland 13-15 October Three races Jim Richards Porsche 911 GT3
8 Mount Panorama New South Wales 17-19 November Three races Paul Stokell Lamborghini Diablo

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten outright positions.[7] An additional point was awarded for pole position.[7]

Championship standingsEdit

Position [4] Driver [4] No. Car [5] [8] [6] Entrant [5] Ade Eas Can Que Ora Cal Gol Mou Total [4]
1 Jim Richards 1 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Jim Richards 24 23 34 24 30 20 40 29 224
2 Peter Fitzgerald 3 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Falken Tyres 8 18 37 - 13 31 34 21 162
3 Mark Noske 4 Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge Prancing Horse Racing 26 27 30 - 12 24 18 23 160
4 Paul Stokell 666 Lamborghini Diablo SVR Team Lamborghini Australia 23 15 8 25 5 12 24 35 147
5 Peter Bradbury 14 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 TNT 7 14 8 9 20 12 21 26 117
6 Mark Williamson 80 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Mark Williamson 4 8 30 7 7 8 22 15 101
7 Christian Jones 44 Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge Prancing Horse Racing - - - 13 16 8 18 8 63
8 Geoff Morgan 12 Dodge Viper ACR monster.com - 9 2 14 7 8 - 15 55
9 Wayne Park 10
28 & 27
Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996
Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge
Peter Harburg
Ross Palmer Motorsport
4 - 14 26 10 - - - 54
10 Steve Webb 22 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Steve Webb 15 5 1 - 10 - - - 31
11 Darren Palmer 27 Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge Ross Palmer Motorsport 6 7 9 - - - - - 22
12 Greg Keene 21 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Greg Keene 9 4 4 - - 1 3 - 21
13 Rusty French 6 Dodge Viper ACR Rusty French - 1 2 - - - 6 9 18
14 Matthew Coleman 62 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Matthew Coleman - - - - - - - 16 16
15 Max Warwick 83 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Max Warwick - - 11 - 2 - - - 13
16 Darcy Russell 7 Dodge Viper ACR Rusty French 1 - 7 - - 1 - 1 10
17 Jim Zerefos 22 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996   - - - - - 8 - - 8
Tony Quinn 43 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Tony Quinn - - - - - - 7 1 8
19 Ed Aitken 8 Porsche 911 RSCS Type 993 Ed Aitken 4 2 - - - - - - 6
20 Rick Bates 42 Porsche 911 RSCS Type 993 monster.com - - - - - - 5 - 5
21 Peter Harburg 91 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Peter Harburg - - - 3 - - - - 3
22 Mike Reedy 81 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Mark Williamson 2 - - - - - - - 2
Takeshi Nakamaru 81 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Mark Williamson - - 1 1 - - - - 2
24 Michael Simpson 23 BMW M3-R Bruce Lynton - - 1 - - - - - 1
Mike Conway 79 Dodge Viper ACR Mike Conway - - - - 1 - - - 1
Beric Lynton 23 BMW M3-R Beric Lynton - - - - - - 1 - 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Well done Procar, GTP MotorRacer (magazine), Volume 1 No. 7, page 58
  2. ^ "Australian Titles, docs.cams.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-01-23. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  3. ^ Australian GT Production Car Championship, www.procar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Procar Tables Retrieved from web.archive.org on 12 May 2010
  5. ^ a b c d e f Natsoft Race Results > Circuit Racing > Year = 2000 Retrieved from racing.natsoft.com.au on 14 July 2017
  6. ^ a b c d Results - Nations Cup - Calder Park, GTP MotorRacer (magazine), Volume 1 No. 5, page 57
  7. ^ a b The Rules, GTP MotorRacer (magazine), Volume 1 No. 1, page 53
  8. ^ Grand Show, Official Program, Clipsal 500 Adelaide, 7-9 April 2000, pages 92-95

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