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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 31 Mar 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gunnar Nilsson March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Engineering Ltd
15 0.19.37.8
108.02 mph
2 Patrick Neve Safir RJ03 - Ford ohc Holbay
#58 Safir Engineering
15 0.19.38.4
3 Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#12 (see note 1)
15 0.19.50.0
4 Ian Taylor GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#27 GRD Ltd (see note 2)
15 0.19.50.0
5 Larry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Team Cowangie
15 0.19.50.2
6 Stephen South Ray 75F3 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46
15 0.20.01.0
7 Mike Tyrrell March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#11 Tony Roles Racing
15 0.20.01.6
8 Alex Dias Ribeiro March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 March Engineering Ltd
15 0.20.03.6
9 Graham Hamilton March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Macdonald Shand/Ecurie Ecosse
15 0.20.08.2
10 Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Heidegger
#4
15 0.20.22.6
11 Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 British Air Ferries
15 0.20.26.6
12 Hervé Regout March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick
#6 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 3)
15 0.20.26.6
13 Peter Clark Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#35 Wisharts Garage
15 0.20.32.8
14 Peter Dugdale March 733 [4] - Ford ohc Holbay
#18 Eric Dugdale Group Racing
15 0.20.46.0
15 Doug Bassett GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford twin cam
#28 FPA Pitchmastic (see note 4)
15 0.20.46.6
16 Danny Alderton March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rallye Autosport Amersham
14
17 Oscar Pfister March 753 [8] - BMW M10
#8 Lista Racing Team
14
18 Tony Rouff Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52 Dr. Joseph Ehrlich
14
R Ken Silverstone Hawke 'DL15' [DL14-1] - Ford twin cam
#53
13
R Andy MacGregor GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#54 Thorpe Bay Autopoints
12
R Mike Wrigley Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#50
7 Engine
R Len Smith GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#30
5
R Dick Parsons Modus M1 [006-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#36
3 Water hose
R Danny Sullivan Modus M1 [016-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#33 Team Modus
2 Steering rack
DNS Steve Pettitt March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#16 Joe Simons Racing
Did not start
DNS Richard Hawkins March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 F.S.Ratcliffe Springs
Did not start
DNS Mick Jones March 743 [733-12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#14 Derek Edwards
Did not start
DNS Dyfed Roberts March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#15
Did not start
DNS Pierre Dieudonné March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick
#7 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 5)
Did not start
(Water leak)
DNA Gary Clare March 733 - Ford twin cam
#20
Did not arrive
DNA John Lain GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#29 Imado Watch Co. Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Marcos Moraes GRD 374 - Ford twin cam
#31 Team Brasil
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Joubert Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41
Did not arrive
DNA Simon Kirkby Alexis Mk20 - Ford twin cam
#56 Team Alexis
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.3
2 Larry Perkins (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.17.3
3 Gunnar Nilsson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
4 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 2-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
5 Patrick Neve (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ03 - Ford ohc Holbay
6 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [006-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.18.6
7 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.18.8
8 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre Ray 75F3 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
9 Ian Taylor (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
10 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
11 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
12 Danny Sullivan (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [016-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
13 Graham Hamilton (F3) 2-litre March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
14 Chris Barnett (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Heidegger
15 Hervé Regout (F3) 2-litre March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick
16 Len Smith (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
17 Peter Dugdale (F3) 2-litre March 733 [4] - Ford ohc Holbay
18 Doug Bassett (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford twin cam
19 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Hawke 'DL15' [DL14-1] - Ford twin cam
20 Steve Pettitt * (F3) 2-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
21 Peter Clark (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
22 Richard Hawkins * (F3) 2-litre March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
23 Oscar Pfister (F3) 2-litre March 753 [8] - BMW M10
24 Danny Alderton (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
25 Mick Jones * (F3) 2-litre March 743 [733-12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
26 Andy MacGregor (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
27 Dyfed Roberts * (F3) 2-litre March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 743 [22] (Bob Arnott): 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.
  2. GRD 375 [098-F3] (Ian Taylor): Raced by Ian Taylor and Donald MacLeod in 1975, then to Ian Rimmer for Formula 4 in 1977 and 1978. It was owned by Jim Ward, John Smith and Roger Hurst during the 1980s and 1990s before being rebuilt by Peter Denty in 1995 and sold to Erwin Mundt (Germany) in 1997.
  3. March 753 [15] (Hervé Regout): Originally a car belonging to the B&O team in 1975, when used by Hervé Regout. Chassis number for this car and its sister, driven by Pierre Dieudonné, were observed by AF at Oulton Park 4 October 1975. Sold in 1976 to Phil Silverstone, and retained until early 1978 at least. At the beginning of 1978 Ian Flux joined Cloud Engineering, who ran Phil Silverstone, and in the absence of anything better he used this car, which Silverstone had replaced with a Ralt, for the first race of the Vandervell series. See Autosport 9 Mar 1978 p41.
  4. GRD 374 [090-F3?] (Doug Bassett): 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.
  5. March 753 [14] (Pierre Dieudonné): Originally a car belonging to the B&O team in 1975, when used by Pierre Dieudonné. Chassis number for this car and its sister, driven by Hervé Regout, observed by AF at Oulton Park 4 October 1975. Sold to Ken Silverstone for the 1976 season [Autosport 2 Sep 1976 p33 says his car is ‘ex Dieudonné.) To Wyatt Stanley in mid 1977 and retained by him for the 1978 season.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 3 Apr 1975 p13.