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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 26 May 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gunnar Nilsson March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Engineering
15 0.19.28.6
108.87 mph
2 Patrick Neve Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#58 Safir Engineering
15 0.19.30.6
3 Danny Sullivan Modus M1 [014-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#33 Team Modus
15 0.19.38.6
4 Hervé Regout March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick
#6 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 1)
15 0.19.39.6
5 Richard Hawkins March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 F.S.Ratcliffe Ltd Spring Specialist Rochdale
15 0.19.40.0
6 Alex Dias Ribeiro March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 March Engineering
15 0.19.40.4
7 Larry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Team Cowangie
15 0.19.41.4
8 Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#12 (see note 2)
15 0.19.53.8
9 Pierre Dieudonné March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick
#7 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 3)
15 0.19.54.8
10 Doug Bassett GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#28 FPA Pitchmastic (see note 4)
15 0.20.18.6
R Ingo Hoffmann March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
3 Throttle return
R Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Heidegger
#4
2 Rocker
R Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 British Air Ferries Racing Team
0 Accident
R Ian Taylor GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#27 GRD Ltd (see note 5)
0 Engine
R Tony Rouff Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52 Dr. Joseph Erlich
0 Collision with Keegan
R John Lain GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#29 Imado Watch Co
0
R Andy MacGregor GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#54
0
UNK Ken Silverstone March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam
#53

UNK Peter Dugdale March 753 [733-4] - Ford ohc Holbay
#18 Eric Dugdale Group Racing

UNK Graham Hamilton March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Macdonald Shand/Ecurie Ecosse

UNK Dyfed Roberts March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15

UNK Steve Pettitt March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#19 Joe Simons Racing

UNK Len Smith GRD 374 - Ford twin cam
#30

UNK Tim Brise Elden Mk15 [157/15001/73] - Ford twin cam
#51 Elden International

DNS Terry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#45 Team Cowangie
Did not start
(Head gasket)
DNA Mike Tyrrell GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam
#11 Tony Roles Racing (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Fritz Stehlin Modus M1 [10/16-F3] - Ford twin cam
#34
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Fuller GRD 374 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#37
Did not arrive
DNA Stephen South Ray 75F3 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46 Ray Race International
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gunnar Nilsson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
2 Danny Sullivan (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [014-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.17.2
3 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.2
4 Patrick Neve (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.17.4
5 Larry Perkins (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
6 Hervé Regout (F3) 2-litre March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick
7 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
8 Ingo Hoffmann (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
9 Pierre Dieudonné (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick
10 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
11 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
12 Ian Taylor (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
13 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
14 Doug Bassett (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
15 Peter Dugdale (F3) 2-litre March 753 [733-4] - Ford ohc Holbay
16 Chris Barnett (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Heidegger
17 Terry Perkins * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
18 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam
19 Graham Hamilton (F3) 2-litre March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
20 Dyfed Roberts (F3) 2-litre March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
21 Steve Pettitt (F3) 2-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
22 Len Smith (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 - Ford twin cam
23 John Lain (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
24 Andy MacGregor (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
25 Tim Brise (F3) 2-litre Elden Mk15 [157/15001/73] - Ford twin cam
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 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.
  6. GRD 374 [094-F3] (Mike Tyrrell): 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.

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 29 May 1975 pp24-25.