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South African Touring Car Championship
SATCAR
Country 22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png South Africa
Region Africa
Inaugural season 1994
Manufacturers 22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png BMW
22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Mazda
22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Nissan
22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.pngOpel
22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Toyota
22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.pngVolkswagen
Note: The constructors in bold are currently represented in the Manufacturers Championship.
Overall Drivers champion
Manufacturer Drivers champion
Manufacturer Teams champion
Independent Drivers champion
Independent Teams champion
Current season 1994
Website supertouringsimracing.co.uk/

The South African Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in South Africa, currently organised and administered by Super Touring Sim Racing (STSR). It was established in 1994. The championship currently runs the FIA Super Touring regulations.

HistoryEdit

The introduction of a 2-litre, single-class touring car formula (devised in the UK and later adopted worldwide by the FIA as ‘SuperTouring’) – and with all cars running on unleaded fuel – attracted interest from major motor manufacturers, which led to unprecedented growth, unparalleled global interest and fierce rivalries.

Car regulationsEdit

The Super Touring cars were required to be a minimum of 4.20 metres (13.8 ft) in length, with four doors, effectively requiring a small family saloon car as a minimum. No more than 2 litres engine capacity, or six cylinders were permitted, and the engine was required to be normally aspirated. Only two wheels could be driven and steered. For homologation, initially at least 2500 units of the model used must have been produced.

CircuitsEdit

Being a national championship, the SATCC has visited circuits throughout South Africa over its long histor. Currently the series visits eight different tracks in South Africa over the course of ten meetings.

Race formatEdit

Race format will depend on the race meeting, The format planned will be marked next to each race meeting on the website calendar.

  • 19:30  - Practice
  • 20:00 - SATCC Qualifying One shot qualifying
  • 20:30 - SATCC Race 1 Sprint race
  • 21:00 - SATCC Race 2 Feature race reversed grid from race 1 results

* Includes a mandatory pit stop

Points systemEdit

Current points system
Points are awarded to the top fifteen drivers in each race as follows:

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th  Pole Position
18 16 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

Current Independent points system
Points are awarded to the top three drivers in each race as follows:

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd 
30 20 10

Previous championsEdit

Season Overall Manufacturer Independent
Drivers' Champion Drivers' Champion Teams' Champion Drivers' Champion Teams' Champion
1994
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