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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Brands Hatch, 17 Jul 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bruno Giacomelli March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 March Racing Ltd
20 0.29.57.87
2 Conny Andersson March 763 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 March Engineering Ltd
20 0.29.58.79
3 Geoff Lees Chevron B34 [34.76.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond
20 0.30.03.71
4 Boy Hayje Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 F&S Properties
20 0.30.04.70
5 Brett Riley Modus M1 [040-F3] - Ford twin cam
#26 David Price Racing
20 0.30.12.37
6 Tiff Needell Safir RJ05 [RJ03-01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#43 Safir Engineering Ltd
20 0.30.22.80
7 Mike Young Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Anglian Gilt Producers
20 0.30.42.04
8 Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#14 Unipart Racing Team (see note 1)
20 0.30.44.66
9 Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 March Racing Ltd
20 0.30.53.30
10 Thorkild Thyrring Ralt RT1/76 [26] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 Team Thunderball
20 0.30.56.02
11 Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36
20 0.30.59.84
12 Jac Nellemann Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28 Texaco Racing DK
20 0.31.02.12
13 Ole Vejlund Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#29 Texaco Racing DK
20
14 Pierre Dieudonné March 743 ["35"] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
20
15 Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Ockley Team Racing
20
16 Piergiovanni Tenani Ralt RT1/76 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34
20 0.31.16.34
17 Bertram Schäfer Ralt RT1/76 [25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Valvoline Deutschland (see note 2)
20 0.31.17.91
18 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 Brabham Racing Organisation
(see note 3)
19 0.32.01.19
19 John Stokes March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts of Birmingham
19
20 Rüdi Gygax Modus M1 [020-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 Team Modus Ltd
19
21 Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39 (see note 4)
19
22 Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 (see note 5)
19
R Gianfranco Brancatelli March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Speedprint
9 Accident damage
R Stephen South March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts of Birmingham
(see note 6)

R Rupert Keegan Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 British Air Ferries Racing Team
(see note 7)
Oil leak
R Lamberto Leoni March 763 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Team Everest
Accident
R Paulo Gomes Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Team Modus Ltd
Accident
R Bosse Hagberg March 753 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Hotel Lrdal Schoed

R Conny Ljungfeldt Viking TH1A [03] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 March Racing Team
Spun
R Huub Rothengatter March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
Accident
R Guido Pardini March 763 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17

R Willi Siller Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Team Modus Ltd

R Richard Hawkins Ehrlich ES5 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 Dr Joseph Ehrlich

R Dick Parsons Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite 4
#1 Anson Racing
0 Collision with Flux
DNS Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 (see note 8)
Did not start
T/S Bertram Schäfer Ralt RT1/76 [23] - BMW M10
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNA Richard Lloyd March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 British Air Ferries Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Paolo Bozzetto Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 Team Modus Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Werl Modus M1 - BMW M10
#41
Did not arrive
DNA Terry Perkins March 763 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42 March Engineering
Did not arrive
DNA Eddie Cheever Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 Team Modus Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Walter Penker Modus M1 - BMW M10
#25
Did not arrive
DNA Walter Schöch Ralt RT1/76 [21] - BMW M10
#27 Jim Russell Racing School
Did not arrive
DNA Luigino Grassi Ralt RT1/76 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#35
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Boy Hayje (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.37
2 Geoff Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.39
3 Bruno Giacomelli (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.62
4 Gianfranco Brancatelli (F3) 2-litre March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.72
5 Conny Andersson (F3) 2-litre March 763 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.99
6 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.00
7 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [040-F3] - Ford twin cam 1.29.05
8 Tiff Needell (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ05 [RJ03-01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.09
9 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.18
10 Mike Young (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.19
11 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.29.53
12 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.58
13 Pierre Dieudonné (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["35"] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.82
14 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.95
15 Paulo Gomes (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.98
16 Thorkild Thyrring (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [26] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.11
17 Bosse Hagberg (F3) 2-litre March 753 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.24
18 Conny Ljungfeldt (F3) 2-litre Viking TH1A [03] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.34
19 Aryon Cornelsen Filho (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.42
20 Huub Rothengatter (F3) 2-litre March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.44
21 Guido Pardini (F3) 2-litre March 763 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.68
22 Willi Siller (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.69
23 Lamberto Leoni (F3) 2-litre March 763 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.81
24 Bertram Schäfer (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.85
25 Tony Dron (F3) 2-litre March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.30.89
26 Jac Nellemann (F3) 2-litre Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.11
27 Paul Bernasconi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.24
28 Ole Vejlund (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.31.38
29 Piergiovanni Tenani (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.46
30 John Stokes (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.81
31 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.32.34
32 Ken Silverstone * (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.32.61
33 Giordano Regazzoni (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.34.04
34 Rüdi Gygax (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [020-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.34.97
35 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.31
 
* Did not start

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. Ralt RT1/76 [25] (Bertram Schäfer): Shown in Ralt build records as sold via Schäfer with a Toyota engine. Schafer uses BMW engined car throughout 1976, suggesting this is the new car debuted by Bross in mid season and retained 1977.
  3. Ralt RT1/76 [29] (Geoff Brabham): Ralt records show as sold to Geoff Brabham in 1976, probably being delivered in early June. Used by him until the end of 1978 then sold to Ken Thorogood's Hub of the Universe Racing for Osamu Hatagawa to use in British races.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Chevron B34 [34.76.29] (Rupert Keegan): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1976 BAF car entered for Rupert Keegan. To David Brotherston 1977. For sale Autosport 2 Nov 1978 p56 by Brotherston as ‘ex Keegan’. Used by Alistair Ferguson in TF3 in 1987, Autosport 12 Mar 1987 p47.
  8. 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.

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.