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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Snetterton, 28 Jul 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Henton March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#10 March Engineering
15 0.15.52.0
107.37 mph
2 Alex Dias Ribeiro GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Hollywood Racing Team (see note 1)
15 0.15.59.8
3 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#3
15 0.16.18.4
4 Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holt
#17 Hesketh-Dastle Racing
15 0.16.19.2
5 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#1
15 0.16.20.6
6 Pedro Passadore GRD 374 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#18 Monzeglio GRD Squadra Corse
15 0.16.24.8
7 Marcos Moraes GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#4 Team Brasil (see note 2)
15 10" penalty for jump start
8 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2/3 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#2 Dr J. Ehrlich
15
9 Mike Tyrrell March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam
#16 Tony Roles Racing
15
10 Len Smith GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#15
13
R José Chateaubriand March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
#9 March Engineering
Engine
DNA José Espírito Santo March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#8 Santa Clara (Portugal)
Did not arrive
DNA Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
#12
Did not arrive
DNA "Teleco" March 733 - Ford twin cam
#6
Did not arrive
DNA TBA March 743 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#7 Ippokampos Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Joubert Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#11 JNM Racing
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (F?) unknown
#14 Low Cost Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.02.4
2 Brian Henton (F3) 2-litre March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay
3 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
4 Marcos Moraes (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
5 José Chateaubriand (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
6 Pedro Passadore (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
7 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 2-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
8 Barrie Maskell (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holt
9 Derek Lawrence (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES2/3 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
10 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 2-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam
11 Len Smith (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 374 [094-F3] (Alex Dias Ribeiro): New to Alex Dias Ribeiro in July 1974, replacing his earlier car crashed at Cadwell Park, and raced in British F3 in 1974 with Hollywood sponsorship. Ribeiro joined the March Engineering F3 team for 1975, so sold his GRD and transporter to Brian Henton. Henton ran the GRD as a hire car for Derek Cook at Monaco in 1975 and for Mike Tyrrell at Brands Hatch a week later, after which it was sold via Mike Gue to the US, where it was bought by Jim Fikse (Seattle, WA). Fikse converted the car to Formula C, with a 1100 cc Cosworth BDJ engine, but crashed it in an early race outing and it needed to be extensively rebuilt, reportedly with a new monocoque. It was repaired in time to be used by Mike Gilbert to win the FC class at the 1976 SCCA Runoffs. It was sold to Peter Gates in March 1977, who raced it in NEDiv FC until the end of 1978. According to the logbook, later owners are Modjean, Jaworski, Slyvester and Greene. Then bought by Bob Darcey (Lakewood, CO) in 1999.
  2. 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.