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Helmet of Basil van Rooyen

Flag of South Africa Basil van Rooyen

nationality South African age 83 years old born April 19, 1939 hometown Johannesburg

Racing highlights

19701stTransvaal Production Car Championship
19671stSouth African Touring Car Championship
19661stSouth African Touring Car Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered54
Wins2
Podiums8
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage3.7%
Podium percentage14.8%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1977Racing8 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing8 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing6 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing9 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Basil van Rooyen

1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Patterson Holden
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden LX Torana SL/R 5000 A9XHolden 5.0

1977 Formula Atlantic South Africa

PositionPointsTeam
9th8Team Wrangler
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B34-08 (Ford BDA Swindon)

1976 South African Philips Car Sound Atlantic Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th14
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1973 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Firenza

1972 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th27
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Firenza

1971 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mazda M10A

1970 Transvaal Production Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa GT

1970 Formula 1 South Africa

PositionPointsTeam
11th4
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1970 Springbok - Shell Drivers Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTAm

1969 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Lawson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7ACosworth DFV 3.0Dunlop

1969 Formula 1 South Africa

PositionPointsTeam
4th24
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
32300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M7A (Ford Cosworth)

1969 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTV

1968 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0John Love
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T79Coventry Climax 2.8Firestone

1968 Formula 1 South Africa

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT24 (Repco)

1968 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari Dino 206S

1967 South African Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mustang

1967 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 906

1966 South African Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mustang

1966 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Thompson Bros
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTA

1966 BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
40th2Superformance Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang

1963 Mozambique Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Superformance Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 20
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