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Trophée d'Arras

Croix-en-Ternois, 24 Jul 1977

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Derek Daly Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Derek MacMahon Racing (see note 1)
30 27m 28.7s
124.462 mph
2 Beppe Gabbiani Chevron B38 [38.77.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 Trivatello Racing Team
30 27m 32.2s
3 Nelson Piquet Ralt RT1/77 [63] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
30 27m 36.5s
4 Bertram Schäfer Ralt RT1/77 [49] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 Klaus Zimmermann Racing
30 27m 42.6s
5 Patrick Gaillard Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19
30 27m 43.8s
6 Anders Olofsson Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Puss o Kram Jeans Racing (see note 2)
30 27m 49.0s
7 Christian Debias Argo JM1 [005-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Anglia Cars
30 27m 54.8s
8 Daniele Albertin Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
PEG Pordenone Corse
30 27m 55.4s
9 Jac Nellemann Chevron B38 [38.77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Texaco Racing
30 27m 55.9s
10 Jan Lammers Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Hawke Racing Cars
30 28m 01.5s
11 Philippe Colonna Chevron B38 [38.77.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Alan Docking Racing (see note 3)
30 28m 02.3s
12 Luciano Arnold March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Silvio Moser Racing
29
13 Elio de Angelis Ralt RT1/77 [76] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28
29
14 John Nielsen Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35 Vojens Boligcenter (see note 4)
24
R Jean-Louis Schlesser Chevron B38 [B34 76-24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
16
R Piero Necchi Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Astra Racing Team
3
DNQH Thorbjörn Carlsson Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Huub Rothengatter March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Henrik Spellerberg Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Texaco Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Rüdi Gygax Argo JM1 [001-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Anglia Cars
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Piercarlo Ghinzani March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 AFMP Euroracing with March (see note 5)
Did not qualify from heats

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Elio de Angelis120.12.26.4109.968 mph
2Derek Daly120.12.27.0
3Nelson Piquet120.12.41.7
4Jan Lammers120.12.45.2
5Christian Debias120.12.53.8
6Luciano Arnold120.13.03.2
7Jean-Louis Schlesser120.13.08.2
8Philippe Colonna120.13.29.1
9Thorbjörn Carlsson120.13.43.6
10Huub Rothengatter11
Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd9retired
Henrik Spellerberg4retired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Beppe Gabbiani200.19.53.2114.65 mph
2Patrick Gaillard200.19.59.2
3Anders Olofsson200.20.01.6
4Piero Necchi200.20.03.6
5John Nielsen200.20.07.1
6Jac Nellemann200.20.11.6
7Bertram Schäfer200.20.18.8
8Daniele Albertin200.20.47.9
9Rüdi Gygax19
Paul Bernasconi13retired
Piercarlo Ghinzani0Accident
Qualifying
1 Nelson Piquet (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [63] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 53.33s
2 Anders Olofsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 53.86s
3 Christian Debias (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [005-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.22s
4 Piero Necchi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.02s
5 Elio de Angelis (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [76] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.23s
6 Piercarlo Ghinzani (F3) 2-litre March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.16s
7 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [B34 76-24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.32s
8 Beppe Gabbiani (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.22s
9 Derek Daly (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.37s
10 John Nielsen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.35s
11 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.63s
12 Bertram Schäfer (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [49] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.43s
13 Huub Rothengatter (F3) 2-litre March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.78s
14 Jac Nellemann (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.61s
15 Thorbjörn Carlsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.84s
16 Daniele Albertin (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.92s
17 Philippe Colonna (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.89s
18 Patrick Gaillard (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.08s
19 Henrik Spellerberg (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.98s
20 Paul Bernasconi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.56s
21 Jan Lammers (F3) 2-litre Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.12s
22 Rüdi Gygax (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [001-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.78s
23 Luciano Arnold (F3) 2-litre March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 56.37s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B38 [38.77.07] (Derek Daly): The 1977 Derek McMahon car entered for Derek Daly. Used throughout 1977, with a number of rebuilds, including one new tub at least. Motoring News 9 Mar 1978 p8 says that the car used by Steve Malins at Silverstone 5 March 1978 is ex Daly. Wrecked by Malins in testing and replaced with a new B43 . According to Autosport 2 Nov 1978 p23, rebuilt and sold to Rob Moores who ran it later in the season. Moores was still using this car in F4 in 1982.
  2. Ralt RT1/77 [56] (Anders Olofsson): New to Anders Olofsson for 1977 according to Ralt records, and raced by him in European and Swedish F3 with backing from Puss o Kram Jeans. Retained by Olofsson for 1978, now as Strike Up Racing Team. To Pomeroy Racing Team for 1979, when it was raced by Olofsson and by Björn Ohlsson. Raced by Hans Edvinsson in 1980.
  3. Chevron B38 [38.77.24] (Philippe Colonna): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 Docking Racing car entered for Philippe Colonna. (The team’s other car was chassis 19 for Ian Grob which was also retained and run later in the season for Rothengatter.) Retained by Docking in 1978 and run for Philip Bullman: Autosport 16 Mar 1978 p3 says Bullman uses Colonna’s 1977 car. Colonna returned to the car for a one-off race, see Autosport 25 May 1978 p8, and then used the car more regularly at the end of the season.
  4. Ralt RT1/77 [51] (John Nielsen): New to VB Racing (Vojens Boligcenter) for 1977 and raced by Dane John Nielsen in F3 across Europe.
  5. March 773 [7?] (Piercarlo Ghinzani): Piercarlo Ghinzani used at least two March 773s in Formula 3 in 1977. He used 773-15 in the latter part of the season, but that car was not delivered until early June, so was presumably acquired to replace the car Ghinzani wrecked at Croix-en-Ternois in July. March records show 773-7 being delivered new to Angeleri for Forti with orange bodywork, and as Ghinzani's was the only orange 773 based in Italy and was run by Forti, hus early-season car is likely to have been that car.

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.

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