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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Castle Combe, 27 Aug 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#1 Chris Andrews
15 0.16.00.4
103.46 mph
2 Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5
15 0.16.02.2
3 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#4
15 0.16.13.2
4 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#2 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
15 0.16.21.2
5 Mark Litchfield (FSV) 1.6-litre Crosslé 24F - VW 4
#34
14 0.16.12.4
95.37 mph
6 Peter Munro (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP14 [5] - VW 4
#28
14 0.16.23.6
7 Steve Tipping (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP14 - VW 4
#29
14 0.16.32.8
8 Toby Matthews (FSV) 1.6-litre Supernova - VW 4
#22 M&S International
14 0.16.39.8
9 John Morrison (FSV) 1.6-litre Supernova - VW 4
#21 M&S International
14 0.16.41.0
10 Mike Tobitt (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T250 [HU25] - VW 4
#38
13 0.16.10.6
11 Andy MacGregor Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam
#11
12 0.17.35.2
R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#6 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
4
R Ronnie Grant (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 [HU27] - VW 4
#40
0 Mechanical
DNS Martyn Howse Royale RP11 [8] - Ford twin cam
#7 (see note 1)
Did not start
DNS Fred Saunders (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale - VW 4
#31
Did not start
DNS Jerry Gress (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP9 - VW 4
#30
Did not start
DNS Graham Meek (FSV) 1.6-litre Austro Kaimann - VW 4
#44
Did not start
DNA Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam
#8 Mitford Group-Team Elden
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#10 (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Eaton (FSV) 1.6-litre Supernova Tui - VW 4
#23
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Jarvis (FSV) 1.6-litre Davrian - VW 4
#33
Did not arrive
DNA Derek Cook (FSV) 1.6-litre Hawke - VW 4
#41
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Royale RP11 [8] (Martyn Howse): New to Martyn Howse and raced in British F3 from August 1972 onwards. Retained for 1973 but crashed at Brands Hatch at the start of the season and not seen again until Castle Combe in August where he did not start. Next seen at a couple of races in August 1974 but did not finish either. Subsequent hiustory unknown.
  2. 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.