South African All -Time Touring Car Statistics

NISSAN TOPS ALL-TIME TOURING CAR STATISTICS Colin Windell Nissan (with 40 victories) is the most successful manufacturer in touring car racing since the formula was introduced in South Africa in 1993. BMW is next best with 38 wins followed...

NISSAN TOPS ALL-TIME TOURING CAR STATISTICS

Colin Windell

Nissan (with 40 victories) is the most successful manufacturer in touring car racing since the formula was introduced in South Africa in 1993. BMW is next best with 38 wins followed by Opel (35) and Audi (19).

Nissan's reigning champion Giniel de Villiers heads the all-time winner's list with 30 victories, followed by BMW's former champions Michael Briggs (28) and Shaun van der Linde (22), Opel's Deon Joubert (15), Audi's Chris Aberdein (10) and Audi's former champion Terry Moss (7).

While De Villiers has scored all his successes with Nissan, Briggs has won 27 times with Opel and once with BMW. Joubert scored 14 of his victories with BMW and one with Opel.

Briggs was the first touring car champion (in 1993) and again in 1995, Van der Linde won in 1994, Moss in 1996 and De Villiers in 1997 and 1998.

Briggs has the most top three finishes (65), followed by Van der Linde (54), De Villiers (46), Joubert (44), former Opel driver Grant McCleery (35) and Moss (27).

King of the pole positions is De Villiers (25), followed by Briggs (19), Van der Linde (14), Aberdein (13), Joubert (9) and Nissan's Duncan Vos (6).

SOUTH AFRICAN BANKFIN TOURING CAR STATISTICS 1993 - 1999

MOST WINS (136 races to date)Drivers: 1 Giniel de Villiers (Nissan) 30; 2 Michael Briggs 28 (27 with Opel, 1 with BMW); 3 Shaun van der Linde (BMW) 22; 4 Deon Joubert 15 (14 with BMW, 1 with Opel); 5 Chris Aberdein (Audi) 10; 6 Terry Moss (Audi) 7; 7 Duncan Vos (Nissan) 6; 8 Grant McCleery (Opel) 5; 9 Mike White (Toyota) 3; 10 Shaun Watson-Smith (Opel), Mark Peters (Nissan), Anthony Taylor (Audi) and Nic de Waal (Nissan) 2; 14 Julian Bailey (Toyota) and Tony Viana (BMW) 1.

Manufacturers: 1 Nissan 40; 2 BMW 38; 3 Opel 35; 4 Audi 19; 5 Toyota 4.

MOST TOP THREE FINISHES

Drivers: 1 Michael Briggs 65 (53 with Opel, 12 with BMW); 2 Shaun van der Linde 54; 3 Giniel de Villiers 46; 4 Deon Joubert 44 (42 with BMW, 2 with Opel), 5 Grant McCleery 35; 6 Terry Moss 27; 7 Duncan Vos 25; 8 Chris Aberdein 24; 9 Marco dos Santos and Anthony Taylor 12; 11 Nic de Waal 8.

POLE POSITIONS

Drivers: 1 Giniel de Villiers 25; 2 Michael Briggs 19 (14 with Opel, 5 with BMW); 3 Shaun van der Linde 14; 4 Chris Aberdein 13; 5 Deon Joubert 9 (all with BMW); 6 Duncan Vos 7; 7 Nic de Waal 4; 8 Terry Moss, Marco dos Santos, Grant McCleery and Mike White 3; 11 Mark Peters and Julian Bailey 2; 13 Anthony Taylor, Shaun Watson-Smith, Hannes Grobler (Nissan) and Paul Radisich (Ford) 1.

Manufacturers: 1 Nissan 39; 2 BMW 27; 3 Opel 19; 4 Audi 17; 5 Toyota 5; 6 Ford 1.

SOUTH AFRICAN TOURING CAR STATISTICS 1993 - 1997

1993 - 1 Michael Briggs (Opel) 117 points; 2 Deon Joubert (BMW) 98 points; 3 Grant McCleery (Opel) 54 points; 4 Geoff Goddard (BMW), Tony Viana (BMW) and Mike White (Toyota) 20 points.

Wins - Briggs 10; Joubert 5; Viana 1.

Poles - Briggs 6; Joubert and McCleery 1.

1994 - 1 Shaun van der Linde (BMW) 112 points; 2 Michael Briggs (Opel) 109 points; 3 Deon Joubert (BMW) 81 points; 4 Grant McCleery (Opel) 62 points; 5 Nic de Waal (Nissan) 52 points; 6 Hannes Grobler (Nissan) 34 points; 7 Anthony Taylor (BMW) and Serge Damseaux (Toyota) 28 points.

Wins - Van der Linde 8; Briggs 6; Joubert, McCleery, De Waal and White 2.

Poles - De Waal 4; Joubert and White 2; Van der Linde, Briggs and Grobler 1.

1995 - 1 Michael Briggs (Opel) 111 points; 2 Deon Joubert (BMW) 100 points; 3 Grant McCleery (Opel) 95 points; 4 Shaun van der Linde (BMW) 40 points; 5 Terry Moss (Audi) 39 points; 6 Anthony Taylor (Toyota) 28 points.

Wins - Briggs 10; Joubert 7; McCleery 2; White, Moss, Watson-Smith (Opel) 1.

Poles - Briggs and Joubert 6; Van der Linde, White and Radisich 1.

1996 - 1 Terry Moss (Audi) 93 points; 2 Chris Aberdein (Audi) 90 points; 3 Shaun van der Linde (BMW) 73 points; 4 Grant McCleery (Opel) 55 points; 5 Michael Briggs (Opel) 49 points; 6 Julian Bailey (Toyota Camry) 39 points; 7 Deon Joubert (BMW) 33 points; 8 Craig Baird (BMW) 27 points.

Wins - Aberdein 7, Van der Linde and Moss 5; Briggs, McCleery and Bailey 1.

Poles - Aberdein 9; Van der Linde 3; Moss , McCleery and Bailey 2; Briggs and Taylor 1.

1997 - 1 Giniel de Villiers (Nissan) 259 points; 2 Duncan Vos (Nissan) 173 points; 3 Shaun van der Linde (BMW) 159 points; 4 Chris Aberdein (Audi) 134 points; 5 Terry Moss (Audi) 131 points; 6 Hilton Cowie (Toyota) 91 points; 7 Charl Wilken (Toyota) 89 points; 8 Michael Briggs (BMW) 81 points.

Wins - De Villiers 12; Vos and Van der Linde 3; Moss and Aberdein 1.

Poles - De Villiers 11; Van der Linde 5; Aberdein 2; Moss and Vos 1.

SOUTH AFRICAN TOURING CAR STATISTICS 1998 - 1999

1998 - 1 Giniel de Villiers (Nissan) 274 points; 2 Shaun van der Linde (BMW) 186 points; 3 Terry Moss (Audi) 146 points; 4 Duncan Vos (Nissan) 144 points; 5 Chris Aberdein (Audi) 116 points; 6 Michael Briggs (BMW) 114 points.

Wins - De Villiers 11; Van der Linde 4; Aberdein and Vos 2; Briggs 1.

Poles - De Villiers 9; Vos 4; Van der Linde, Briggs and Aberdein 2; Taylor 1.

1999 - 1 Giniel de Villiers (Nissan) 182; 2 Marco dos Santos (Nissan) 126; 3 Duncan Vos (Nissan) 125; 4 Shaun van der Linde (BMW) 121; 5 Mark Peters (Nissan) 101; 6 Anthony Taylor (Audi) 89; 7 Michael Briggs (BMW) 82; 8 Deon Joubert (Opel) 69; 9 Shaun Watson-Smith (Opel) 68; 10 Chris Aberdein (Audi) 66; 11 Terry Moss (Audi) 62.

Wins - De Villiers 7; Van der Linde, Taylor and Peters 2; Vos, Watson-Smith and Joubert 1.

Poles - De Villiers 5; Briggs 3; Van der Linde, Peters and Dos Santos 2; Watson-Smith and Vos 1.

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