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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Snetterton, 13 May 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tony Brise GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#5 Team Kent Messenger
20 0.34.36.0
93.98 mph
2 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#8 Peter Bloore Racing
20 0.34.49.8
3 Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#24 Dempster International Racing Team
20 0.34.54.0
4 Neil Ginn GRD 372 [022-F3] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#26
20 0.35.01.2
5 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
20 0.35.12.2
6 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#1 Reystan Racing
20 0.35.14.4
7 Pedro Passadore GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#39
20 0.35.40.8
8 Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15 Myson Racing with GRD
20 0.35.41.4
9 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Longman
#32
20 0.35.51.4
10 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#2
20 0.36.02.6
11 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#6 DART Racing/GRD Ltd
20 0.36.38.2
12 Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22 Marc Gregory Property Development
19 0.34.47.2
13 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#7
19 0.35.09.4
14 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#29 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
19 0.35.23.8
15 Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#25
19 0.36.00.0
16 Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#11 P&M Racing Preparations
19 0.36.25.8
17 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4 AB3 Racing Developments
18 0.35.14.4
R Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#9 Chris Andrews
15 Misfire
R Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#28 (see note 2)
9
R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#10 P&M Racing Preparations
8
R John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 (see note 3)
5
R Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#23 Modus Team Ensign
4
R Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam RES
#30 L&K Racing Team
4
R Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#27
2
DNS John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#3
Did not start
DNS Andy MacGregor Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam Dentune
#34
Did not start
DNS Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17
Did not start
DNS S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#31
Did not start
DNS John Littler Ensign LNF3/72 [72.7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#36 Promoto Racing Services
Did not start
DNS Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#35 Elden International Racing
Did not start
DNS Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#37 ADM Business Systems (see note 4)
Did not start
DNA Damien Magee Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Marshall Wingfield Ltd
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.30.4
2 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.30.8
3 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.30.8
4 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.30.8
5 Neil Ginn (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [022-F3] - Ford twin cam Norvic 1.31.0
6 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.31.0
7 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.31.4
8 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 1.31.6
9 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.32.0
10 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.32.2
11 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.32.2
12 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Longman 1.32.8
13 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.33.0
14 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.33.0
15 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.33.2
16 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.33.4
17 Nick Crossley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.33.4
18 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.34.2
19 Thomas B Hilliar (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.34.4
20 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.34.6
21 Jeremy Gambs (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.34.8
22 Mike Catlow * (F3) 1.6-litre Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.35.2
23 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.35.8
24 Jimmy Fuller * (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.36.0
25 Roger Craven (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam RES 1.36.2
26 S.N. (Norman) Moffett * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.37.0
27 John Littler * (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 [72.7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.37.0
28 Simon Sherman (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.37.4
29 John MacDonald * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.38.0
30 Bernard Vermillio * (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.38.2
31 Andy MacGregor * (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam Dentune 1.38.2
 
* 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 [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.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT38C [19] (Jimmy Fuller): New to Canadian driver Chris O'Brien and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Holbay engines. To Jimmy Fuller for 1973, again in British F3, then to David Taylor for Kim Mather to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1974, and then in libre. At some point during this period the car was rebuilt on a 1973 BT40 monocoque. Also raced by Ted Payne during 1974, and Payne then took over the car in 1975, appearing mainly in libre races at Croft. To John Simpson for 1976, again in Croft libre, and later reported to be the car raced by David Proctor (Jedburgh) in Monoposto between 1981 and 1985. Presumably the car Proctor used to win the 1600cc class in the Classic F3 series in 1994 but Proctor had two BT38Cs, the second raced by his son Seb Proctor. Not run again after 1996 and by 2004, both cars were with Mark Barton (Haslemere, Surrey). Barton raced a BT38C in the Classic F3 race at Brands Hatch in June 2008.

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.