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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 12 Sep 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bruno Giacomelli March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Racing
15 0.19.10.8
2 Rupert Keegan Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 British Air Ferries Racing Team
(see note 1)
15 0.19.18.8
3 Geoff Lees Chevron B34 [34.76.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 Rob Roy Racing with DJ Bond
15 0.19.19.0
4 Stephen South March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Dortmunder (see note 2)
15 0.19.22.2
5 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Brabham Racing Organisation
(see note 3)
15 0.19.27.2
6 Tiff Needell Safir RJ02 [RJ03-01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Safir Engineering
15 0.19.30.2
7 Boy Hayje Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 F&S Properties
15 0.19.36.4
8 Mike Young Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglian Gilt Producers
15 0.19.39.6
9 Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#8 Unipart Racing Team (see note 4)
15 0.19.40.0
10 Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 March Racing
15 0.19.51.8
11 Dick Parsons Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#25 Anson Racing
15 0.19.51.8
12 Brett Riley Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
#5 David Price Racing
15 0.19.54.0
R Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Ockley Team Racing
10 Flat spotted tyres
R Paulo Gomes Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 Team Modus
2 Nosecone
UNK Jean-Louis Schlesser Modus M1 [046-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Team Modus

UNK Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14

UNK Pierre Dieudonné Ehrlich ES5/6 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Dr. J. Ehrlich

UNK Wolfgang Locher Van Diemen 376 - BMW M10
#30

UNK John Lain Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
#18 Imado Watch Co Ltd

UNK Bruce Coate-Bond March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#27 Waves

UNK Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Ausonia Docking (see note 5)

UNK Luis Maria de Almenara Ray 376 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 Ray Race Int

DNA Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA Mario Ferraris Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Van Diemen International Race Hire
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Andreason GRD 373 - Ford twin cam ART
#23 Shellsport Andreasson Racing & Tuning
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 1.16.2
2 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.6
3 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.6
4 Geoff Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.6
5 Boy Hayje (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
6 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
7 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
8 Tiff Needell (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ02 [RJ03-01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.0
9 Mike Young (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.0
10 Tony Dron (F3) 2-litre March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.17.2
11 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [046-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.6
12 Paulo Gomes (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.8
13 Paul Bernasconi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.0
14 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 1.18.2
15 Pierre Dieudonné (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5/6 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.4
16 Aryon Cornelsen Filho (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.6
17 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4 1.18.8
18 Wolfgang Locher (F3) 2-litre Van Diemen 376 - BMW M10 1.19.2
19 John Lain (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam 1.19.4
20 Bruce Coate-Bond (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.2
21 Giordano Regazzoni (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.4
22 Luis Maria de Almenara (F3) 2-litre Ray 376 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.0

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 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.
  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 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.
  7. 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.