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Shellsport Formula 3 Race

Silverstone, 14 Mar 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 British Air Ferries
12 0.11.56.5
96.93 mph
£150
2 Mike Young Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 Anglian Gilt Producers
12 0.12.03.8
£120
3 Bruno Giacomelli March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Cars
12 0.12.19.8
£90
4 Willi Siller Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Team Modus
12 0.12.25.0
£70
5 Mike Wrigley March 743 [U10] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12
12 0.12.26.6
£45
6 Claude Cuicci Supernova SF3 - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#34 Ian Williams
12 0.12.27.2
£25
7 John Lain Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
#19 Imado Watch Company
12 0.12.55.2
 
8 John Stokes March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8
12 0.12.56.4
 
9 Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 (see note 1)
11
 
10 unknown unknown

 
UNK Gary Clare March 753 - Ford twin cam
#7

 
UNK Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 (see note 2)

 
UNK Doug Bassett GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 3)

 
DNS Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite Rowland 4
#1 Unipart Racing Team (see note 4)
Did not start
(Bent valve)
DNS Patrick Bardinon Lola T470 [HU1] - Ford twin cam Close
#24 Lola Cars Ltd
Did not start
(Accident)
DNA Stephen South March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Chevron B34 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#27 Chevron Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
Did not arrive
DNA Hervé Regout Safir - Ford twin cam
#36 Safir Engineering
Did not arrive
DNA Richard Hawkins March 743 ["35"] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bruno Giacomelli (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.2
3 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.2
4 Tony Dron * (F3) 2-litre March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite Rowland 4 1.03.8
5 Willi Siller (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.0
6 Mike Young (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 753 [15] (Phil Silverstone): 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 753 [14] (Ken Silverstone): 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.
  3. 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.
  4. March 763 [9] (Tony Dron): Shown in March records as sold to Tony Dron 12.1.76. This was the solitary Unipart car in 1976. Although Unipart ran two cars in 1977, they only bought one new car, converting the older car for Needell, the junior driver in the team. Some results credit Needell's car as being a 763.

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.