2013 Touring Car Masters
|2013 Touring Car Masters|
The 2013 Touring Car Masters was an Australian motor racing competition for modified Touring Cars manufactured between 1 January 1963 and 31 December 1976. It was sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as a National Series with Australian Classic Touring (3D) Cars Pty Ltd appointed by CAMS as the Category Manager. It was the seventh annual Touring Car Masters series.
The series began on 9 March 2013 at Sydney Motorsport Park and finished on 24 November at Phillip Island. Six rounds were contested as support races to the 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship and rounds were also held at the Top Gear Festival and Muscle Car Masters events.
2010 winner Jim Richards won the series over defending winner John Bowe. Bowe won five of the eight rounds and eleven of the twenty-four races, compared to Richards' two race wins, but fell behind Richards after being excluded from the Sandown round for making contact with an official. Andrew Miedecke finished third in the series with two round and five race wins but his series aspirations were hurt by a points penalty for causing an accident at Bathurst. In Class B, 2007 outright series winner Steve Mason won from Greg Keene and William Vining.
The following drivers competed in the series:
† - John Bowe was excluded from taking part in the Sandown event after making contact with an official in the pit lane following a practice session. Stephen White replaced him for the rest of the event.
The 2013 series consisted of eight rounds:
|Round ||Event||Circuit ||Location||Date ||Winner|
|1||Top Gear Festival||Sydney Motorsport Park||Sydney, New South Wales||9–10 March||John Bowe|
|2||Perth 360||Barbagallo Raceway||Perth, Western Australia||3–5 May||Andrew Miedecke|
|3||Skycity Triple Crown||Hidden Valley Raceway||Darwin, Northern Territory||14–16 June||John Bowe|
|4||Ipswich 360||Queensland Raceway||Ipswich, Queensland||27–28 July||John Bowe|
|5||Muscle Car Masters||Sydney Motorsport Park||Sydney, New South Wales||30 August–1 September||John Bowe|
|6||Sandown 500||Sandown Raceway||Melbourne, Victoria||13–15 September||Andrew Miedecke|
|7||Bathurst 1000||Mount Panorama Circuit||Bathurst, New South Wales||10–13 October||John Bowe|
|8||Phillip Island 360||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||Phillip Island, Victoria||22–24 November||Keith Kassulke|
Points are awarded as follows to the top thirty finishers in each class.
Only half points were awarded for Race 1 of Round 7 at Mount Panorama due to the race being shortening on account of an accident.
The results for each round of the Series were determined by the number of points scored by each driver (including Guest Drivers) in each Class at that round.
Any points scored by a driver within a class were not transferred if that driver changed classes.
Bold - Pole position
- 2013 Australian Touring Car Masters Series Sporting and Technical Regulations, docs.cams.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
- "2013 Series Calendar". Touring Car Masters. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- Bartholomaeus, Stefan (14 September 2013). "Bowe excluded for clash with official". SpeedCafe. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- 2013 Series Results, touringcarmasters.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org.
- Tom Howard, Miedecke wins TCM opener behind Safety Car, www.speedcafe.com, as archived at web.archive.org
- The Series Results table at touringcarmasters.com.au shows Total = 760 points but the total of points shown for the eight rounds is actually 702
- Neville is not listed in the Series Results table at touringcarmasters.com.au
- Race results sourced from National Software Online Race Results