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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 17 Aug 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alex Dias Ribeiro March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 March Engineering
15 0.19.26.2
2 Danny Sullivan Modus M1 [014-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#33 Team Modus
15 0.19.27.0
3 Ingo Hoffmann March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Creditum Investments Brazil
15 0.19.29.4
4 Gunnar Nilsson March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Engineering
15 0.19.30.0
5 Patrick Neve Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#58 Safir Engineering Ltd
15 0.19.30.2
6 Dick Parsons Modus M1 [006-F3] - Ford twin cam
15 0.19.30.4
7 Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 British Air Ferries Racing Team
15 0.19.40.8
8 Richard Hawkins March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 F.S.Ratcliffe Springs
15 0.19.41.0
9 Tim Brise Modus M1 [10/16-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#34 Team Modus
15 0.19.50.0
10 Donald MacLeod GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#27 GRD Ltd (see note 1)
15 0.20.00.4
R Eddie Cheever Modus M1 [023-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
11 Engine
R Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#12 Swan Song Records (see note 2)
Plug lead
R Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Schnitzer
#4
Engine
R Tony Rouff Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
Engine
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 Len Smith GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#30

UNK Ken Silverstone March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#53

DNS Stephen South Ray 75F3 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46 Rayrace International
Did not start
DNA Tim Brise Elden Mk15 [157/15001/73] - Ford twin cam
#51 Elden International
Did not arrive
DNA Hervé Regout March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick
#6 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Pierre Dieudonné March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick
#7 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Dugdale March 733 [4] - Ford ohc Holbay
#18 Eric Dugdale Group Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Pettitt March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#19 Joe Simons Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Doug Bassett GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford twin cam
#28 Pitchmastic Ltd (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA John Lain GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#29 Image Watch Co Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Fuller GRD 374 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#37
Did not arrive
DNA Larry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Team Cowangie
Did not arrive
DNA Terry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#45 Team Cowangie
Did not arrive
DNA Andy MacGregor GRD 373/4 - Ford twin cam
#54
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 1.16.6
2 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.6
3 Danny Sullivan (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [014-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.17.0
4 Ingo Hoffmann (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.0
5 Patrick Neve (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.17.0
6 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.17.0
7 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [006-F3] - Ford twin cam 1.17.0
8 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
9 Eddie Cheever (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.8
10 Donald MacLeod (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.17.8
11 Tim Brise (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [10/16-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.17.8
12 Stephen South * (F3) 2-litre Ray 75F3 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.8
13 Graham Hamilton (F3) 2-litre March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.17.8
14 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
15 Dyfed Roberts (F3) 2-litre March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
16 Chris Barnett (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Schnitzer
17 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
18 Len Smith (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
19 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 375 [098-F3] (Donald MacLeod): 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.
  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 [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. 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.
  5. 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.

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

Programme: BM, Autosprint 19 Aug 1975 p45, Autosport.