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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 15 Nov 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gunnar Nilsson March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Engineering
15 0.21.15.4
2 Eddie Cheever Modus M1 [023-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#43 Macdonald Shand/Ecurie Ecosse
15 0.21.16.8
3 Patrick Neve Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Team Modus
15 0.21.32.4
4 Larry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Team Cowangie
15 0.21.41.8
5 Danny Sullivan Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Team Modus
15 0.21.47.4
6 Ingvar Carlsson GRD 375 [102-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#61 Van Diemen International Race Hire
15 0.22.01.0
7 Geoff Lees Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#58 Safir Engineering Ltd
15 0.22.09.0
8 Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4
15 0.22.43.2
9 Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#12 Swan Song Records (see note 1)
14
10 Graham Hamilton March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Macdonald Shand/Ecurie Ecosse
14
R Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 British Air Ferries Racing Team
11 Accident
R Dick Parsons Modus M1 [006-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
#36
Overheating
R Conny Andersson March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 March Engineering
5 Misfire
UNK John Stokes March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3

UNK Richard Hawkins March 743 [24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 F.S.Ratcliffe Springs

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

UNK John Lain GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#29 Imado Watch Co Ltd

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

DNS Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 (see note 2)
Did not start
DNS Terry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#45 Team Cowangie
Did not start
DNA Hervé Regout March 753 [15] - BMW M10
#6 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Pierre Dieudonné March 753 [14] - BMW M10
#7 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Donald MacLeod GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford twin cam
#31 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Rouff Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#47 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Wrigley March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#50
Did not arrive
DNA Gary Anderson Anson SA1 - Ford ohc Holbay
#60
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
2 Eddie Cheever (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
3 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
4 Conny Andersson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
5 Patrick Neve (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
6 Danny Sullivan (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
7 Larry Perkins (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
8 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre March 743 [24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
9 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
10 Chris Barnett (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
11 Ingvar Carlsson (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [102-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
12 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay
13 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [006-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
14 John Stokes (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 Graham Hamilton (F3) 2-litre March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
16 John Lain (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
17 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
18 Steve Pettitt (F3) 2-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown

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. March 753 [U22] (Giordano Regazzoni): According to the March build records constructed in 1975 from discarded parts of works cars 753-U1 and 763-U1 for Giordano ‘Dodo’ Regazzoni. Probably used by the works drivers Nilsson and Ribeiro at Cadwell Park and the British GP support race in July 1975, with this car built as temporary replacement for Nilsson’s 753-U1 rolled at the Monza Lotteria in late June. Retained by Regazzoni into 1978. Motoring News 16 Mar 1978 p7 comments that Regazzoni is still using last year’s car.
  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 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.

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.