ATCC: Round 3, Symmons Plains 13/03/94

By Erica Southey – Motorsport.com In the first session it was Kimi Raikkonen and Ricardo Zonta who came out first to test the waters. In the second session Jacques Villeneuve, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jean Alesi came out first to make their mark...

AUSTRALIAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND 3, SYMMONS PLAINS, 13/03/94.

The touring car competitors arrived in northern Tasmania to a newly renovated and upgraded Symmons Plains track complete with new pit area and hospitality facilities. From personal experience, in past years Symmons Plains had been falling farther and farther behind the mainland tracks, and this facelift was essential to keeping the event on the calendar in future. Congratulations to all involved.

The heats were conducted on a cold windy day, and as is becoming the norm in the ATCC this year Mark Skaife dominated, taking maximum points on race day, winning both heats and the dash. The hard luck story of the meeting had to go to local hero John Bowe who had the extreme misfortune to draw six for the dash after qualifying on pole. Such is life... After a storming drive in the first heat Bowe was looking even better in the second until the gearbox packed up to the crowd's disappointment.

Another good day for Mark Skaife who has won all the heats to this point. The two heats at the Surfers Paradise Indycar GP are not going to be counted towards the championship, but the big V8's always provide an exciting spectacle around the tight and twisty confines of downtown Surfers.

PETER JACKSON DASH (For top six qualifiers to decide top six grid positions)

01 [2] {1} Mark Skaife Winfield Holden Commodore VP 02 [6] {2} Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 03 [3] {4} Larry Perkins Castrol Holden Commodore VP 04 [5] {3} Alan Jones Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 05 [1] {6} John Bowe Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB 06 [4] {5} Tomas Mezera Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP

[-] : Original Qualifying Position {-} : Starting Position As Drawn

HEAT 1

01 Mark Skaife Winfield Holden Commodore VP 02 Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 03 John Bowe Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB 04 Peter Brock Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP 05 Larry Perkins Castrol Holden Commodre VP 06 Tomas Mezera Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP 07 Neil Crompton Coca Cola Holden Commodore VP 08 Tony Longhurst Benson & Hedges Holden Commodore VP 09 Dick Johnson Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB 10 Paul Morris Diet Coke Holden Commodore VP ..

The finishing order for Heat 1 was the grid order for Heat 2.

HEAT 2

01 Mark Skaife Winfield Holden Commodore VP 02 Tony Longhurst Benson & Hedges Holden Commodore VP 03 Peter Brock Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP 04 Jim Richards Winfield Holden Commodore VP 05 Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 06 Paul Morris Diet Coke Holden Commodore VP 07 Alan Jones Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 08 Wayne Gardner Coca Cola Holden Commodore VP 09 Larry Perkins Castrol Holden Commodore VP 10 Dick Johnson Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB ..

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

129 Mark Skaife Winfield Holden Commodore VP 73 Peter Brock Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP 72 Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 48 Jim Richards Winfield Holden Commodore VP 46 John Bowe Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB ..

Posted By: swheeler@lawson.its.utas.edu.au

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