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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Brands Hatch, 26 May 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Val Musetti (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford BDA Wood
(see note 1)
15 0.12.13.6
91.28 mph
2 Paul Butler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [25] - Ford BDA
Barwell Automotive
15 0.12.25.2
3 Philip Guerola (libre) 1.9-litre Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVC
(see note 2)
15 0.12.50.6
4 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
15 0.12.51.6
86.78 mph
5 Gillian Orchard (F/Atl) 1.6-litre HRS 732 [March 722-"18"] - Ford BDA HRS
Anglo Swiss Racing (see note 3)
13
6 Jim Adamson (FF) 1.6-litre Van Diemen RF74 - Ford Kent

R Colin Selvage (libre) 1.6-litre Huron 1A [010] - Ford twin cam
1
R Marcos Moraes GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
Team Brasil (see note 4)
0 Clutch
UNK unknown (F?) unknown

UNK unknown (F?) unknown

DNS Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
Did not start
(Mechanical)

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Val Musetti (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford BDA Wood

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT30 [11] (Philip Guerola): Sold to John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for F2 in 1970, replacing a Lola T100 that Watson had used with great success in Irish libre. Retained for F2 in 1971, during which time it was partly updated to BT36 specification. To Bob Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for libre 1972 and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC mid-season. Sold to Tony Dean (Leeds, West Yorkshire) in August so he would have a car for the Rothmans 50,000. To Phillip Guerola (Bickley, Kent) 1973 and raced in libre until the end of 1976. Advertised ("ex-Watson") as a rolling chassis from an Aylesbury number in January 1978 and bought by Barrie Dutnall (Medway, Kent) in 1979 or 1980 but not used. Advertised by Dutnall as a rolling chassis in June 1981. Said to have been owned by Jon Bradburn, David Rishworth (Leamington, Warwickshire) and Kelvin Lambeth before bought by David McLaughlin in or before 2003. To David Brown (Ashford, Kent) 2003. To Ian Gray (Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) 2004.
  3. HRS 732 [March 722-"18"] (Gillian Orchard): New to Mike Beuttler, and entered by Clarke-Mordaunt Team for him to race in F2 in 1972. Consistently reported at the time to be chassis 722-18, but the same chassis number was also reported for John Smith's car in Ireland. Reportedly used as a test bed for the new BMW F2 engine at the end of 1972. Not seen in 1973, but reappeared in 1974 as the "HRS 732" entered by Anglo Swiss Racing Team for Gillian Orchard to race in Formula Atlantic. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. GRD 374 [089-F3?] (Marcos Moraes): New to Team Brasil for Marcos Moraes to race in British F3 in 1974. Also raced by his elder brother Luis Correira Moraes after Marcos Moraes was injured while testing. The car was identified as 089-F3 during 1974. Sold for 1975 to Doug Bassett and continued in British F3, but identified now as 090-F3. Bassett reappeared briefly at the start of 1976 in this car. 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.