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South African Springbok Championship Series

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The South African Springbok Championship Series was a sports car racing series based in Southern Africa. The series ran from 1966 until 1973. The series was cancelled after two rounds of the 1973 season due to the oil crisis, and never returned. The series' signature event was the Kyalami 9 Hours. The series was frequented by European teams and drivers, as it took place in November and December after the World Sportscar Championship and Can-Am seasons.

SeasonsEdit

1966Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
5 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   David Piper
  Richard Attwood
Ferrari 365 P2/3
19 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   David Piper Ferrari 365 P2/3
17 December Circuito de Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques, Mozambique   Roy Pierpoint Lola T70-Ford
27 December Roy Hesketh Circuit Pietermaritzburg, South Africa   Mike Hailwood
  David Hobbs
Ford GT40

1967Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
4 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   Jacky Ickx
  Brian Redman
Mirage M1-Ford
18 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   Paul Hawkins Lola T70-Chevrolet
16 December Circuito de Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques, Mozambique   Paul Hawkins Lola T70-Chevrolet
26 December Roy Hesketh Circuit Pietermaritzburg, South Africa   Doug Serrurier
  Jackie Pretorius
Lola T70-Ford

1968Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
9 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   Jacky Ickx
  David Hobbs
Mirage M1-Ford
18 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   Paul Hawkins Ferrari 330 P4
8 December Circuito de Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques, Mozambique   Mike Hailwood
  Malcolm Guthrie
Mirage M1-Ford
26 December Roy Hesketh Circuit Pietermaritzburg, South Africa   Paul Hawkins Ferrari 330 P4 Spyder
1 January 1969 Prince George Circuit East London, South Africa   Paul Hawkins Ferrari 330 P4

1969Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
8 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   David Piper
  Richard Attwood
Porsche 917
22 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   Mike de Udy
  Paul Hawkins
Lola T70-Chevrolet
5 December Circuito de Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques, Mozambique   Mike de Udy
  Paul Hawkins
Lola T70-Chevrolet
13 December Breedon Everard Raceway Bulawayo, Rhodesia   John Love Lola T70-Chevrolet
27 December Roy Hesketh Circuit Pietermaritzburg, South Africa   John Love Lola T70-Chevrolet

1970Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
7 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   Jacky Ickx
  Ignazio Giunti
Ferrari 512M
21 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   Brian Redman
  Richard Attwood
Chevron B16 Spyder-Ford
5 December Circuito de Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques, Mozambique   Brian Redman Chevron B16 Spyder-Ford
13 December Breedon Everard Raceway Bulawayo, Rhodesia   Brian Redman
  John Love
Chevron B16 Spyder-Ford
27 December Roy Hesketh Circuit Pietermaritzburg, South Africa   Brian Redman Chevron B16 Spyder-Ford
2 January 1971 Goldfields Raceway Welkom, South Africa   Brian Redman
  Richard Attwood
Chevron B16 Spyder-Ford

1971Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
6 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   Clay Regazzoni
  Brian Redman
Ferrari 312 PB
20 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   Helmut Marko
  John Love
Lola T212-Ford
28 November Circuito de Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques, Mozambique   Ed Swart
  Jody Scheckter
Chevron B19-Ford
5 December Breedon Everard Raceway Bulawayo, Rhodesia   Mike Hailwood
  Paddy Driver
Chevron B19-Ford
11 December Goldfields Raceway Welkom, South Africa   John Hine
  Dave Charlton
Chevron B19-Ford
27 December Roy Hesketh Circuit Pietermaritzburg, South Africa   John Love Lola T212-Ford

1972Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
4 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   Clay Regazzoni
  Arturo Merzario
Ferrari 312 PB
18 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   Gerry Birrell
  Jochen Mass
Chevron B21/23-Hart
26 November Circuito de Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques, Mozambique   Gerry Birrell
  Jochen Mass
Chevron B21/23-Hart
2 December Goldfields Raceway Welkom, South Africa   Gerry Birrell
  Peter Gethin
Chevron B21/23-Hart
17 December Roy Hesketh Circuit Pietermaritzburg, South Africa   Peter Gethin
  Jochen Mass
Chevron B21/23-Hart

1973Edit

Date Circuit Location Winning Driver(s) Winning Car
3 November Kyalami Midrand, South Africa   Reinhold Joest
  Herbert Müller
Porsche 908/3
17 November Killarney Racing Circuit Cape Town, South Africa   John Watson
  Ian Scheckter
Chevron B26-Hart
1 December Goldfields Raceway Welkom, South Africa canceled due to 1973 oil crisis
9 December Breedon Everard Raceway Bulawayo, Rhodesia canceled due to 1973 oil crisis

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