The 1986 International Racing Season
AT last, the 1986 calendar has been finalised, though some events like the proposed F3000 race at Thruxton have been withdrawn by the organisers. The BARG has decided that they cannot afford a Formula 3000 event this year, costs having risen dramatically with no likelihood of crowd attendance increasing. Rather than risk its club-members’ money on another financial disaster it has wisely decided to leave F3000 to richer organisations.
The long-distance racing scene has been given a new title, which certainly sounds better. It is now called the World Sports Car Championship in place of the World Endurance Championship, so if Derek Bell wins it again in 1986 he will be World Sports Car Champion, and Porsche will be World Sports Car Champions.
FORMULA ONE For Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championships
WORLD SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
FORMULA 3009 (3-litre Unsupercharged)
As racing spreads throughout the world, all under the control of the Federation Internationale de !Automobile (FIA) the list of countries running International race meetings for some category or another becomes very impressive, and they are not all on the Formula One list, or even its proposed list. There are International events, either restricted or free-for-all in New Zealand, Australia, United States. Canada, Japan, Soviet Union, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Malaysia, and Puerto Rica, as well as France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain. Holland, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Norway. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Spain. Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Poland, East Germany and Eire. Motor racing is truly an International sport and doesn’t only happen at Silverstone or Brands Hatch!
EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
FIA HISTORIC CHAMPIONSHIP
EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN HILL-CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP
EUROPEAN RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP