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Howitt Printing Trophy

Donington Park, 27 Apr 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kenneth Acheson March 803 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group
15 17m 59.63s
97.9 mph
2 Mike White March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
15 18m 02.01s
3 Eddie Jordan March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland (see note 1)
15 18m 02.52s
4 Bengt Trägårdh March 803 [23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#60
15 18m 15.16s
5 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
15 18m 17.80s
6 Mike O'Brien March 803 [10] - Chevrolet Vega Titan
#9 National Girobank
15 18m 28.23s
7 Rick Whyman Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24

R John Bright Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50
Spun, stalled
UNK Gerry Amato March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Gerry Amato Racing (see note 2)

UNK Tony Norton March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs LTd (see note 3)

UNK Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 803 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 10.25s
2 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 10.57s
3 Bengt Trägårdh (F3) 2-litre March 803 [23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 10.79s
4 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 11.43s
5 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 11.43s
6 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803 [10] - Chevrolet Vega Titan 1m 11.49s
7 John Bright (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 11.65s
8 Rick Whyman (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
9 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
10 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
11 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 803 [16] (Eddie Jordan): Sold to Eddie Jordan 18 Jan 1980. Used in first part of 1980 season, then rented out, and for sale with chassis number (Autosport 5 Feb 1981 p47). To Roger Cowman (Belper, Derbyshire) for Ian Shaw then subsequently to Tony Norton. Retained 1982.
  2. March 793 [783-5] (Gerry Amato): 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.
  3. March 773 [3] (Tony Norton): March build records show sold to Unipart, 23 December 1976. Only one 773 is consigned to Unipart in the build records. Assumed that Taylor as senior driver would take the new car, a fact borne out by occasional references in 1977 to Needell being in a 763, the team's original 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.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 1 May 1980 p56