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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Thruxton, 17 Jun 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#21 Chris Andrews
15 0.20.11.6
105 mph
2 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#14 Team Kent Messenger Racing
15 0.20.18.0
3 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#26 Reystan Racing
15 0.20.23.2
4 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#22
15 0.20.29.2
5 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#17 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.20.30.2
6 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam
#20
15 0.20.31.0
7 Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#7 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
15 0.20.33.4
8 Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam
#10 Myson Racing
15 20.36.6
9 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#27 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
15 0.20.37.2
10 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#12 AB3 Racing Developments
15 0.20.46.6
11 Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam
#23
15 0.20.55.4
12 Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#31 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.21.15.0
13 Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#9
15 0.21.16.0
14 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam
#25 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
15 0.21.16.0
15 Danny Sullivan Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#4 Dr J. Ehrlich
15 0.21.16.6
16 Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#32 Ippokampos Racing
15 0.21.42.8
17 Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#29 (see note 2)
14 0.20.52.2
18 John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#18
13 0.21.07.8
R Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#2 Tullett & Riley & Co Ltd
12 Stopped at Cobb
R Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam
#5 Dempster International Racing Team
3
R Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#15
0 Accident
R John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#28 (see note 3)
0 Accident at Cobb
R Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam
#6
0 Accident at Cobb
DNQ Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#30 (see note 4)
Did not qualify
DNA Alan Edgar Alexis Mk20 - Ford twin cam
#1
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam
#8 Marc Gregory Property Developments
Did not arrive
DNA S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam
#16
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Maskell MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#19 Competition Car Magazine
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.19.8
2 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.20.0
3 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam 1.20.8
4 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.20.81
5 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.20.82
6 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.21.0
7 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.21.2
8 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.21.21
9 Johnny Gerber (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.21.4
10 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam 1.21.6
11 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.21.61
12 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.21.8
13 Danny Sullivan (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich 1.22.4
14 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.23.0
15 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam 1.23.01
16 Jeremy Gambs (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.23.8
17 Thomas B Hilliar (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam 1.24.4
18 Buzz Buzaglo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam 1.24.4
19 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.24.6
20 John MacDonald (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.26.8
21 Simon Sherman (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.33.6
22 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam 1.45.2
23 Allan Davies (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot Not given

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. Royale RP11A [6] (Val Musetti): 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.

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.