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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 9 May 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 British Air Ferries Racing Team
15 0.19.39.6
2 Mike Young Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 Anglian Gilt Producers
15 0.19.40.8
3 Brett Riley Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#11
15 0.19.43.8
4 Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#5 Unipart Racing Team (see note 1)
15 0.19.57.6
5 Richard Hawkins Ehrlich ES5/2 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
15 0.19.58.0
6 Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 March Racing Ltd
15 0.20.03.0
7 John Lain Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
#19 Imado Watch Company Ltd
15 0.20.10.6
8 Patrick Bardinon Lola T470 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Lola Cars Ltd
15 0.20.21.6
9 John Stokes March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
15 0.20.40.4
10 Bruce Coate-Bond March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20
15 0.20.55.4
11 Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 (see note 2)
14
R Bruno Giacomelli March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 March Racing Ltd
13 Gearbox
R Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Ockley Team Racing
Throttle cable
UNK Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10C - Ford twin cam Holt
#17 Jeff Sharpe

UNK Mike Wrigley March 743 [U10] - Ford twin cam Holt
#25

UNK Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 (see note 3)

UNK Roger Andreason GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#18

DNA Stephen South March 763 [13] - BMW M10
#2 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts of Birmingham
(see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ehrlich ES5/2 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6
Did not arrive
DNA Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Gary Clare March 753 - Ford twin cam
#21
Did not arrive
DNA Willi Siller Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Team Modus
Did not arrive
DNA Claude Cuicci Supernova SF3 - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
#24 Ian Williams
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Safir - Ford twin cam
#26 Safir Engineering
Did not arrive
DNA Terry Perkins Sana - Ford twin cam
#27
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
2 Mike Young (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
3 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
4 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
5 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
6 Tony Dron (F3) 2-litre March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4
7 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5/2 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
8 Aryon Cornelsen Filho (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
9 Barrie Maskell (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk10C - Ford twin cam Holt
10 Patrick Bardinon (F3) 2-litre Lola T470 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
11 Mike Wrigley (F3) 2-litre March 743 [U10] - Ford twin cam Holt
12 John Lain (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
13 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
14 Giordano Regazzoni (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 John Stokes (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
16 Bruce Coate-Bond (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
17 Roger Andreason (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  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 [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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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.