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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Brands Hatch, 24 Jun 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#7
20 0.16.48.6
88.52 mph
2 Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Myson Racing
20 0.17.02.4
3 Andy Sutcliffe Elden PH9 [39/9001/72] - Ford twin cam
#24 Nautica Transport Ltd
20 0.17.02.6
4 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#1 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
20 0.17.05.8
5 Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8 (B)] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#15 Dempster International Racing Team
20 0.17.08.0
6 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#10 AB3 Racing Developments
20 0.17.15.2
7 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#26 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
20 0.17.16.6
8 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4
20 0.17.28.4
9 Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam
#22
20 0.17.31.2
10 Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Brown
#27 Modus Team Ensign Racing with Shellsport
20 0.17.34.4
11 S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#11
19 0.17.38.2
R Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#18 (see note 2)
13 Overheating
R Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#25
13
R Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#3 Chris Andrews
11 Fuel metering unit
R Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#9
6
R Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#2
4 Spun on Davies' oil
R Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#23 ADM Business Systems (see note 3)
4 Spun, hit Friedrich's parked car
R Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#21 Tullett & Riley & Co Ltd
3 Oil leak
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#14 Marc Gregory Property Development
Did not arrive
DNA Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#16
Did not arrive
DNA Pedro Passadore GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#12
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#8 DART Racing with GRD
Did not arrive
DNA John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#17 (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Danny Sullivan Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#20 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
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 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.48.0
2 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.48.2
3 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.48.6
4 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.6
5 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8 (B)] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.8
6 Andy Sutcliffe (F3) 1.6-litre Elden PH9 [39/9001/72] - Ford twin cam 0.48.8
7 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.49.0
8 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Brown 0.49.0
9 Buzz Buzaglo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam 0.49.2
10 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.49.4
11 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.49.4
12 Jeremy Gambs (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.49.4
13 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.49.8
14 Frank Scurria (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.50.2
15 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.50.4
16 Jimmy Fuller (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.50.4
17 Allan Davies (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot 0.53.0
18 S.N. (Norman) Moffett (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.54.0

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 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.
  3. 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.
  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.