OldRacingCars.com

"The Hollies" Trophy Formula Three Race

Mallory Park, 2 May 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Richard Hawkins Ehrlich ES5 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
20 0.15.19.4
105.72 mph
2 Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10C - Ford twin cam Holt
#18 Jeff Sharpe
20 0.15.20.6
3 Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8
20 0.15.22.6
4 John Lain Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#9
20 0.15.33.8
5 Brett Riley Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
#10
20 0.15.35.4
6 John Stokes March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts Birmingham
20 0.15.59.8
R Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#15 (see note 1)
Puncture
UNK Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 (see note 2)

UNK Roger Andreason GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#16

UNK unknown unknown
#19

DNA Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 British Air Ferries Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#2 Unipart Racing Team (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Stephen South March 763 [13] - BMW M10
#3 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts Birmingham
(see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Geoff Lees Chevron B34 [34.76.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond
Did not arrive
DNA Sean Walker (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP21 [34] - Ford Kent
#14 Ian Walker
Did not arrive
DNA Doug Bassett GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford twin cam
#17 (see note 7)
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Barrie Maskell (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk10C - Ford twin cam Holt 0.45.2
2 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.2
3 John Lain (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
4 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
5 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
6 John Stokes (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
7 Roger Andreason (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
8 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay
9 unknown (F3) 2-litre unknown
10 Chris Barnett (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor No time

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 [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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. March 763 [13] (Stephen South): March build records show sold to John Stokes, 19 May 1976. Run by Stokes for Stephen South from mid 1976, until wrecked in an accident with Derek Daly in the 1977 British GP support race and scrapped. Some parts used in the construction of 773-T1, South's replacement car.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.