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Radio Trent International F3 Trophy

Donington Park, 15 Jul 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 RMC Group
20 0.23.56.28
98.12 mph
2 Thierry Boutsen March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Roger Heavens Racing
0.23.57.41
3 Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
20 0.24.06.26
4 Michael Bleekemolen March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Roger Heavens Racing
20 0.24.20.38
5 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 Strike Ten Racing Team
20 0.24.21.14
6 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing
20 0.24.23.44
7 Barry Green Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6
20 0.24.24.17
8 Thorbjörn Carlsson Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39
20 0.24.44.75
9 Hans-Georg Bürger Ralt RT3/79 [168] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#71 Bertram Schäfer Racing
20 0.24.45.19
10 Georg Bellof Ralt RT1/78 [122] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 Bertram Schäfer Racing
20 0.24.47.83
16 Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Schick Toyota Chilean Team

R Bernard Devaney Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
12 Collision with Jordan
R Michael Roe Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 David Clark Team Riva Watches
Throttle cable
R Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Equipo Nacional Español
1 Drive shaft
R Fernando Jorge Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42
Fuel starvation
UNK Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32

UNK Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres and Exhaust Centres

UNK Fermin Veléz March 783 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Equipo Nacional Español (see note 1)

UNK Alan Smith Chevron B47B [47.79.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#52 KWS

UNK John Lewis Chevron B47 [42.78.19A] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61

UNK Simon Kirkby March 783 [23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#69 Richard Dutton Racing

UNK Bengt Trägårdh Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#78

UNK Tomas Kaiser Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#85

DNS Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Roldan Autos with Anglia Cars Ltd
Did not start
(Head gasket)
DNS Jan Ridell Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#77
Did not start
DNA David Brotherston Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA Brett Riley March 793 [15] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#14
Did not arrive
DNA Nigel Mansell March 793 [2] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#15
Did not arrive
DNA John Bright March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Gerard Racing (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Rob Wilson March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 Rushen Green Racing (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Blanchet Lola T670 [HU1] - Chevrolet Vega Titan
#51 SDC Builders
Did not arrive
DNA Alain Hubert Lola T770 - Renault
#53 Kores Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Philippe Alliot Lola T770 - Renault
#54 Kores Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Benoit Morand Chevron B43 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55
Did not arrive
DNA Angelo Piccione Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#73 Roy Kennedy Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tryggve Grönvall Ralt RT1/78 [123] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#79
Did not arrive
DNA Jean-Louis Bousquet Lola T660 - Renault
#86 Ecurie Danielson
Did not arrive
DNA Herbert Hartge Ralt RT1/78 [138] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#88 Bertram Schäfer Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.06
2 Thierry Boutsen (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.13
3 Eliseo Salazar (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.21
4 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.23
5 Jorge Caton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.29
6 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.38
7 Fernando Jorge (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.67
8 Michael Bleekemolen (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.68
9 Barry Green (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.71
10 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.75
11 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.85
12 Roberto Guerrero * (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.86
13 Michael Roe (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.86
14 Simon Kirkby (F3) 2-litre March 783 [23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.22
15 Bengt Trägårdh (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.24
16 Hans-Georg Bürger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [168] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.37
17 Alan Smith (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B [47.79.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.63
18 John Lewis (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [42.78.19A] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.71
19 Thorbjörn Carlsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.92
20 Fermin Veléz (F3) 2-litre March 783 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.08
21 Georg Bellof (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [122] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.18
22 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.84
23 Jan Ridell * (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.14.56
24 Tomas Kaiser (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.14.87
25 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.61
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 783 [14] (Fermin Veléz): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Rushen Green Racing 14 April 1978, colour red, with tub 78M71. This is presumably the car used by Serra at Donington 30 April 1978, where Motoring News describes it as a new and unsorted chassis being readied for Monaco, and at Silverstone the following day where the Autosport report also describes it as new and used the day before at Donington. Sold to Fermin Velez for 1979, run by Brian Lewis Racing, with the chassis number observed by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979.
  2. Chevron B34 [34.76.29] (David Brotherston): 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.
  3. March 773 [U1] (John Bright): March works records show this as Mario Ferraris' works car for 1977 built on tub AM773-14 and rebuilt after Ferraris' Monaco accident on tub AM773-65. Sold in March 1978 to Neasrader Film Production for Richard Morgan according to the works records. Motoring News 30 Mar 1978 p11 says that Morgan's car is ex King, but we know from reports and the works records that King's main car was 773-U2. However, that car was damaged in the 1977 season and it is possible that King used 773-U1 after its rebuild as Ferraris' damaged wrist took longer to recover than the car did. Sold to John Bright in 1979 to replace his wrecked 773-13 and its identity eventually perhaps blurred with that car in a rebuild after a heavy accident.
  4. March 783 [5] (Rob Wilson): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Daniel Herregods, 19 January 1978, colour yellow with tub 78M25. To Rob Wilson in 1979 to replace his tiring Ralt RT1 and updated to 1979 specification. Autosport notes ‘ex Herregods’ and chassis number noted by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979. Sold to Gerry Amato for 1980 season, Autosport notes his car as ‘ex Wilson 1979’. Retained by Amato until 1982 then sold to Greg and Tim Atkinson.

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.