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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Brands Hatch, 4 Nov 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Richard Robarts March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#76 Myson Racing
30 0.25.43.6
86.76 mph
2 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#69 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 1)
30 0.25.57.6
3 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#68 Chris Andrews
30 0.26.02.4
4 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#61 Team Kent Messenger Racing
30 0.26.04.8
5 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#63 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
30 0.26.22.2
6 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#74 AB3 Racing Developments
29 0.26.06.0
7 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#62
29 0.26.07.4
8 Alex Dias Ribeiro March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#88 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
29 0.26.24.8
9 Allan Davies March 733 - Ford twin cam
#83
29 0.26.19.0
R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#70 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
19
R Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#65 The Chequered Flag (see note 2)
17 Accident damage
R Brian Henton March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#78
17 Hit by Wood
R Ted Wentz Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#87 Elden International Racing
16 Accident at Druids
R Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#82 (see note 3)
13
R Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holbay
#89 Hesketh Racing
11
R Roger Hurst March 733 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam
#73 (see note 4)
7
DNSC Rod Smith GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#64 ADM Business Systems Ltd
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#71 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#67 Dr J. Ehrlich
Did not arrive
DNA José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#72
Did not arrive
DNA Masami Kuwashima March 733 - Ford twin cam
#75 Reystan Racing
Did not arrive
DNA TBA GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#77 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam
#79
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#84 DART Racing with GRD
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.49.6
2 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
3 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.50.0
4 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
5 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
6 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
7 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
8 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
9 Ted Wentz (F3) 1.6-litre Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
10 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
11 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
12 Allan Davies (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam
13 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
14 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
15 Roger Hurst (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam
16 Barrie Maskell (F3) 1.6-litre Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holbay

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [26] (Mike Wilds): New to Dempster International Racing Team for Mike Wilds to drive in F3 from July 1973 onwards, replacing the 1972/73 Ensign with which he had started the season. It was then sold to Graham Watts (Faringham) for hillclimbs, appearing at Prescott in March 1974, when the car had a 1600cc Holbay engine. During 1975, the car was bought by Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset) to replace his highly successful 1-litre Vixen Imp. Smith raced the March in sprints and hillclimbs through the rest of 1975 and through 1976, using a 1600cc Holbay Ford twin cam engine, but in the summer of 1976, bought the ex-F1 McLaren M14D. The March was sold to Geoff Hunt (Andover, Hampshire), again with the Holbay twin cam, and used in sprints for quite a few years. Eventually traded to Richard Speakman for the ex-F3 Pilbeam MP51. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. March 733 [713M-6] (Roger Hurst): New to John Bisignano (Denver, CO) and raced in British F3 in 1971 with support from Liggett & Myers L&M tobacco brand. Sold in October 1971 to Roger Hurst of Lenham Hurst and raced in F3 in 1972 and 1973. By 1973 the car was being described on occasion as a 723, a 733, a March Falconer, and even as a Lenham LM1. Last raced by Hurst in November 1973. In March 1974, the car was advertised by Low Cost Racing who mentioned that it had Falconer bodywork and was fitted with a Holbay R70 engine for Formula 4. It is likely that this car remained in F4 for some time and could well be the Falconer-bodied 713M raced by Jim Burrows (Ilford, Greater London) in 1975. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this identity was advertised in Italy in 2012.

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.