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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Thruxton, 18 Aug 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Henton March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#1 March Engineering
12 0.15.58.0
106.24 mph
2 Alex Dias Ribeiro GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#10 Hollyowood Racing Team (see note 1)
12 0.16.00.6
3 Danny Sullivan March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#6
12 0.16.10.6
4 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#14
12 0.16.29.4
5 José Chateaubriand March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
#2 March Engineering
11 0.16.14.5
6 Bruno Beccaro Branca - Lancia twin cam
#18
11 0.17.11.6
R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#8
8 Engine
R Dick Parsons Ensign LNF3 [71.1] - Ford twin cam
#20 Smiths Crisps Racing
8 Gearbox
R José Espírito Santo March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#3 Santa Clara Portugal
4 Black flagged loose oil cooler
R Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holt
#19 Hesketh-Dastle Racing
3 Puncture
R Marcos Moraes GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#11 Team Brasil (see note 2)
1 Puncture
R Marcello Rosei March 733 - Lancia twin cam Repetto
#7
0 Accident
R Mike Tyrrell March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam
#9 Tony Roles Racing
0 Accident
DNS Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
#16
Did not start
DNA Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2/3 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#17
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Richardson
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Buzz Buzaglo March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#4 Ippokampos Racing (see note 3)
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 2-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam 1.17.6
2 Danny Sullivan (F3) 2-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.18.0
3 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.18.0
4 José Espírito Santo (F3) 2-litre March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
5 Barrie Maskell (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holt 1.18.0
6 José Chateaubriand (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
7 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 2-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
8 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
9 Marcello Rosei (F3) 2-litre March 733 - Lancia twin cam Repetto
10 Marcos Moraes (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
11 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Ensign LNF3 [71.1] - Ford twin cam
12 Brian Henton (F3) 2-litre March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay
13 Bruno Beccaro (F3) 2-litre Branca - Lancia twin cam
14 Frank Scurria * (F3) 2-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
 
* Did not start

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.
  3. March 743 [22] (Buzz Buzaglo): New to Ippokampos Racing for Australian racer Buzz Buzaglo to use in British and European F3 in 1974. Used by Tom Pryce at the Monaco GP F3 support race. Sold to Bob Arnott for 1975 and retained for the first few weeks of the 1976 season. Sold to Colin Myles (Holmes Chapel, Cheshire) and fitted with a 1098cc Hart engine for hillclimbs from 1979 or earlier.

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.