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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 21 Oct 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Guy Edwards Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Barclays Intl Racing with Amoco/J. Butterworth
45 1.04.07.2
110.44
2 Keith Holland Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8
#25 Ian Ward Racing
45 1.04.58.8
3 John Watson Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Hexagon of Highgate
45 1.04.59.0
4 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Anglo American Racing Team (see note 1)
45 1.05.17.6
5 Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8
#3 ShellSPORT Luxembourg
44
6 Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Servis Appliances Racing Team
(see note 2)
44
7 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Anglo American Racing Team
44
8 Bob Evans Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet V8
#11 McKechnie Racing
43 did not finish
9 Chris Craft Chevron B24 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Racing Team VDS
43
10 Richard Knight Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Tony Kitchiner (see note 3)
42
11 Gijs van Lennep Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#1 ShellSPORT Luxembourg
42
12 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#74 Jones Eisert
42
13 Jim Moore McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8
#60 FADS Homecare Centres
41
14 Arie Luyendijk McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Portobello Inn Racing
41
15 Chris Featherstone Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
#220 Chris Featherstone
39 Not classified
16 Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Racing Team VDS (see note 4)
32 Engine
17 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Henley Forklift Co. Ltd
31 Spin
18 Graham McRae McRae GM2 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Iberia Team McRae
28 Shock absorber
19 Brett Lunger Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Sid Taylor
Gear selectors
20 Tony Trimmer Connew PC2 [002B] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Portobello Inn Racing
Suspension failure
21 Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Jock Russell
Head gasket
22 Brendan McInerney Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Intertech Steering Wheels

23 Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Chevron Racing Team
2 Accident
24 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#208 ShellSPORT Luxembourg
2 Engine
25 Allan Kayes McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Ian Ward Racing
0 Collision
26 Clive Baker March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8
#57 Nashua Photo Service
0 Collision
UNKE Alan Rollinson McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Servis Domestic Appliances Racing Team
On entry list
UNKE Hans Furian Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#59 Hans Furian (CH) (see note 5)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.2
2 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8 1.35.0
3 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.2
4 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.6
5 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.8
6 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.8
7 John Watson (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet V8 1.37.8
8 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8 1.38.0
9 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 1.38.2
10 Chris Craft (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 1.38.6
11 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.2
12 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet V8 1.40.0
13 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8 1.41.2
14 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1.42.0
15 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1.42.0
16 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1.46.6
17 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 1.48.8
18 Brendan McInerney (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1.49.6
19 Richard Knight (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.52.0
20 Jim Moore (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.52.4
21 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8 1.53.8
22 Arie Luyendijk (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.57.0
23 Tony Trimmer (F5000) 5-litre Connew PC2 [002B] - Chevrolet V8 1.59.6
24 Allan Kayes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8 2.09.2
25 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8 2.39.4
26 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM2 [001] - Chevrolet V8 No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-06] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1973 season. Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in UK 1973, UK 1974 - Dennis Leech (Exeter, UK): raced in UK 1975 (heavily crashed in practice at R15 Mallory Park 12 Oct 1975 and not seen again). Subsequent history unknown but presumably wrecked,
  3. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Richard Knight): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Teddy Pilette): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York, UK) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  5. Lola T190 (Hans Furian): Hans Furian ran a Lola T190 in 1973, winning the over 1600cc Rennwagen class in an event at Sembach in May 1973. Little is known of Furian the racing car driver, his most high-profile outing having been in a Ford Mustang in touring car races at Salzburg in 1971 and at Wein in 1972, but he may be the Austrian cyclist who twice won the Tour of Austria in the 1960s. He brought the Lola to England later that 1973 season for a couple of F5000 races but crashed in practice at the first of these, the Snetterton in early October, and was not seen again.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

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