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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Snetterton, 1 Apr 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#16 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.23.14.6
104.93 mph
2 Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#37
15 0.23.22.8
3 Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#36 Dempster International Racing Team
15 0.23.23.2
4 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#2
15 0.23.23.4
5 Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#11
15 0.23.39.4
6 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#12
15 0.23.52.0
7 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#3
15 0.24.06.2
8 Roger Keele March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#7 Alan McKechnie Racing
15 0.24.06.2
9 Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam
#26 (see note 1)
14 0.23.26.8
10 Andy MacGregor Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam Carlow
#33
14 0.24.20.8
11 Val Musetti Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Carlow
#27 (see note 2)
13 Not running
NC Larry Perkins GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 Team Cowangie
9 0.24.00.2
R S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#19
11 Accident
R Masami Kuwashima GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#18 Reystan Racing
10 Clutch
R Neil Ginn GRD 372 [022-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#20
4 Connecting rod
R Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#15 AB3 Racing Developments
2
R Andy Sutcliffe Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#24 Reystan Racing (see note 3)
0 Clutch
DNS Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam
#21 L&K Racing Team
Did not start
DNS José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#5
Did not start
DNS John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14
Did not start
DNA Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#1
Did not arrive
DNA John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#25 (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Damien Magee Palliser WD3-2 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#30
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#39 Marc Gregory Property Developments
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#42
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Edgar Alexis Mk20 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#43
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.35.8
2 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.36.0
3 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.36.6
4 Larry Perkins (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.37.2
5 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.37.8
6 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.38.0
7 Neil Ginn (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [022-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.38.4
8 Andy Sutcliffe (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.38.4
9 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.38.4
10 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.39.4
11 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.41.0
12 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown 1.41.4
13 Roger Keele (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.41.4
14 Roger Craven * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam 1.42.0
15 Simon Sherman (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam 1.43.2
16 José Espírito Santo * (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 1.45.6
17 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Carlow 1.46.2
18 John MacDonald * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.51.2
19 Andy MacGregor (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam Carlow 2.07.0
20 S.N. (Norman) Moffett (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 2.16.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Royale RP11 [5] (Simon Sherman): New to Simon Sherman and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but did not start many races. Sherman entered the car for a few races in 1974 but only started one race. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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.