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Warwick Banks
Helmet
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British GBR
Date of Birth 12/07/1939[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Début St. Mary's Trophy (1964)
Championships 0 (2nd 1965)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams Don Moore
Cooper Car Co.
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Warwick Banks is a former British Saloon Car Championship driver and class winner, having won in Class A in 1965. Banks also finished runner up to Roy Pierpoint in 1965, despite finishing level on points with the champion.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Banks' career began in the early 1960s, making his first steps in British Formula Three.[3] Running under Jackie Stewart, Banks scored an impressive victory in his first season in 1963, before moving to touring cars the following year.[3] Using an Austin built Mini Cooper S 970, Banks claimed his first major championship, taking the European Touring Car Championship title for 1964.[3] A change in class structure in the ETCC prompted Banks to try the BSCC instead.[3]

BTCC HistoryEdit

Using a more powerful version of the Mini Cooper S, Banks made two appearances in the 1964 season, driving on behalf of Don Moore.[4] Although he failed to score points on his debut, Banks finished his first race, only missing out on the final point position by a couple of seconds.[4] He improved on this a meeting later, taking fourth at the following race.[4]

For 1965, Banks opted to use the Cooper S 970 that took him to the ETCC title, running under the Cooper Car Company banner.[2] Three victories in the first three races put him in prime position for the title, although missing a round and a retirement cost Banks momentum.[2] In the end, however, Banks was able to take maximum points, and would have won the title had Pierpoint not picked up a victory at the final race of the season, leaving them level on points.[2] Although this has happened before (with Jack Sears and Tommy Sopwith duelling for the title in a two race shootout), the title was awarded to Pierpoint by virtue of his overall wins and dropped score record.[2] Banks moved away from touring cars at the end of the year.

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Warwick Banks's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate Warwick Banks's best finish at that meeting.

Warwick Banks's BTCC Record
Year Team Pos Pts Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1964 Don Moore bgcolor="Purple" style="color:white; border-radius:7px;"|NC Austin Mini Cooper S bgcolor="#E52525" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|A N 5 4 N
1965 Cooper Car Co. 2nd 48 Austin Mini Cooper S 970 1 1 1 N 1 R 1 1

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