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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Silverstone, 18 Mar 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Jones GRD 372 [033-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#43 DART Racing with GRD
20 0.19.58.4
96.61 mph
2 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#36 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
20 0.20.02.0
3 Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#56 Dempster International Racing
20 0.20.02.2
4 Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#57
20 0.20.03.8
5 Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#55 Modus Team Ensign
20 0.20.16.0
6 Neil Ginn GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#52
20 0.20.19.2
7 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#32 Chris Andrews
20 0.20.25.6
8 Masami Kuwashima GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#49 Reystan Racing
20 0.20.26.2
9 Damien Magee Palliser WD3-2 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#60
20 0.20.28.4
10 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41 AB3 Racing Developments
20 0.20.29.0
11 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#62 (see note 2)
20 0.20.37.4
12 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#31
20 0.20.39.0
13 Matt Spitzley March 713M [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#37 (see note 3)
19 Overheating
14 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#45 Brian Henton Racing
18 Oil pressure
R Val Musetti Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Carlow
#64 (see note 4)
17
R Larry Perkins GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#50
15
R Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Levsey
#47 Myson Racing with GRS
14 Metering unit
R Andy Sutcliffe Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#63 Reystan Racing (see note 5)
0 Gear lever stuck in second
R Tony Brise GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#46 Team Kent Messenger Racing
1 Accident damage, hit by Perkins
DNS Roger Hurst Lenham LM1 [March 713M-6] - Ford twin cam Richardson
#39 (see note 6)
Did not start
DNS S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#54
Did not start
DNA Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#33
Did not arrive
DNA Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#34 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#35 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#42
Did not arrive
DNA Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#44
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Maskell GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#51 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam RES
#53 L&K Team Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [033-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.58.4
2 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.0
3 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.59.0
4 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.59.0
5 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Levsey 0.59.2
6 Damien Magee (F3) 1.6-litre Palliser WD3-2 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.59.4
7 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.4
8 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 0.59.8
9 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.8
10 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.00.0
11 Andy Sutcliffe (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.00.0
12 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.00.0
13 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.00.0
14 Neil Ginn (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.00.2
15 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.00.2
16 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.00.4
17 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Carlow 1.00.6
18 S.N. (Norman) Moffett * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.01.6
19 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.02.2
20 Larry Perkins (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.02.2
21 Roger Hurst * (F3) 1.6-litre Lenham LM1 [March 713M-6] - Ford twin cam Richardson 1.07.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [3] (Russell Wood): New to Russell Wood and run for him in the British F3 series by Peter Bloore Racing with backing from The Chequered Flag. Wood won three early round of the championship but had a heavy accident at Zandvoort in May and did not win again. Sold to Australian Ian Douglass for 1974 and rebuilt for Australian F2, using various 742 bits. The car was involevd in a fire during private testing at Oran Park after the Lakeside race in December 1974 and was completely burnt to the ground.
  2. Royale RP11 [3] (John Sheldon): New to The Chequered Flag for Ian Ashley in British F3 in 1972. The team were a frequent non-arrival from July onwards, even when Brian McGuire replaced Ian Ashley as the nominated driver. Sold to John Sheldon (Surbiton, Surrey) for 1973 and raced in the British F3 series. Last seen at Mallory Park in August 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. March 713M [11] (Matt Spitzley): New to Matt Spitzley (Aspen, CO) and used in British F3 late 1971 and through 1972. Reappeared in 1973 for Spitzley after he rolled his new 733 at Silverstone while testing. This car may have been effectively consumed into his 733/74B over the next two years.
  4. Royale RP11 [2] (Val Musetti): New for Val Musetti (Twickenham) and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973 until "written off" in an accident the week before the race at Oulton Park 20 April 1973. Musetti then took over the Reystan Racing Royale RP11A from Andy Sutcliffe, and future references to an ex-Musetti Royale would be to that car.
  5. Royale RP11A [6] (Andy Sutcliffe): New factory car for Tom Pryce to drive, replacing the one wrecked at the 1972 Monaco GP F3 race. To Reystan Racing for 1973 for Andy Sutcliffe to drive, but Sutcliffe left the team in April, and his seat was taken over by Val Musetti, who had written off his own RP11 in testing. Raced by Musetti through to the end of the season. Converted to Formula Atlantic specification for 1974 and raced by Musetti in the British championship up to May. Sold later in the year to Mike Franey and raced in libre racing. Raced by Franey in a couple of British Formula Atlantic races in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Lenham LM1 [March 713M-6] (Roger Hurst): New to John Bisignano (Denver, CO) and raced in British F3 in 1971 with support from Liggett & Myers L&M tobacco brand. Sold in October 1971 to Roger Hurst of Lenham Hurst and raced in F3 in 1972 and 1973. By 1973 the car was being described on occasion as a 723, a 733, a March Falconer, and even as a Lenham LM1. Last raced by Hurst in November 1973. In March 1974, the car was advertised by Low Cost Racing who mentioned that it had Falconer bodywork and was fitted with a Holbay R70 engine for Formula 4. It is likely that this car remained in F4 for some time and could well be the Falconer-bodied 713M raced by Jim Burrows (Ilford, Greater London) in 1975. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this identity was advertised in Italy in 2012.

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.

These British Formula 3 results have been compiled by Chris Townsend using the main British magazines Autosport and Motoring News but also the US magazine On Track which carried surprisingly good coverage of the British series.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.