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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Mallory Park, 1 Aug 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Enrique Mansilla Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 West Surrey Racing (see note 1)
35 0.25.20.74
111.85 mph
2 Dave Scott Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham
Mint Engineering (see note 2)
35 0.25.22.65
3 Tommy Byrne Ralt RT3/81 [224] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#1 Murray Taylor Racing (see note 3)
35 0.25.23.56
4 Mike O'Brien Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#22
35 0.25.47.37
5 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
Murray Taylor Racing (see note 4)
35 0.25.57.88
6 James Weaver Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 5)
35 0.26.01.00
7 Tony Trevor Ralt RT3/81 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
34
8 Phil Dowsett March 813 [2] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Tarry Racing (see note 6)
34
9 Martin Longmore Ralt RT3/81 [208] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
Mick Cook Racing (see note 7)
34
10 Kees Nierop Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader
Trundle Engineering (see note 8)
34
11 David Leslie Magnum 823 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
31 Damaged nosecone
12 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham
Dave Price Racing (see note 9)
4 Accident
13 Rob Wilson Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Abbey Farm Racing
4 Accident
14 Phil Kempe Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 10)
4 Accident
DNS Roberto Moreno Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Ivens Lumar Racing (see note 11)
Did not start
(Accident)

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Enrique Mansilla (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.42.59
2 Dave Scott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham 0.42.70
3 Tommy Byrne (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [224] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 0.42.77
4 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham 0.42.86
5 James Weaver (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.43.33
6 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.43.35
7 Tim Lee-Davey (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 0.43.39
8 Kees Nierop (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader 0.43.44
9 Phil Kempe (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.43.46
10 Phil Dowsett (F3) 2-litre March 813 [2] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.43.69
11 Tony Trevor (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.43.82
12 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Magnum 823 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Robinson 0.43.99
13 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.44.02
14 Martin Longmore (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [208] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.44.50
15 Roberto Moreno * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/82 [291] (Enrique Mansilla): Sold to West Surrey Racing for Enrique Mansilla. Badly damaged in testing at Goodwood in late February, rebuilt in time for first race of 1982 season, but Mansilla then preferred the older WSR car until Silverstone 31 May. Used by Senna to win his first F3 race at Thruxton at the end of the season. For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68.
  2. Ralt RT3/82 [337] (Dave Scott): Sold to Mint Engineering for Dave Scott in early July 1982. To Carlton Tingling for 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1982 p37) and retained 1984.
  3. Ralt RT3/81 [224] (Tommy Byrne): Sold new 9 Apr 1981 to Murray Taylor Racing. Used as spare car by Raul Boesel (see Autosport 16 Apr 1981 p8), became regular race car by mid season, replacing chassis 216. Retained 1981 and used by Tommy Byrne in early season in preference to new 1982 model, chassis 282. Autosport 11 Mar 1982 says that Byrne uses Taylor's older Ralt at the first round at Silverstone. Byrne went back to this car, rebuilt on a new tub, at Brands 11 Jul 1982.
  4. Ralt RT3/82 [282] (Tim Lee-Davey): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 26 Feb 1982 but not debuted until Snetterton 2 May, driven by Tommy Byrne. Taken over by Lee-Davey at Brands 11 Jul. Rented to Dave Coyne for Oulton 26 Sep.
  5. Ralt RT3/81 [217] (James Weaver): Sold to Eddie Jordan 22 Feb 1981 and used throughout 1981, mainly by David Sears. Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4 advises that Jordan's 81 spec Ralt will be driven in 1982 by James Weaver. (A new 82 spec car - chassis 293 - had been purchased for Fernando Macedo to drive.) Used to win Donington Euro round 4 Apr 1982. Retained as spare car early 1983 and driven by Tommy Grunnah at first British round.
  6. March 813 [2] (Phil Dowsett): A works car for Toshio Suzuki, completed 27 Feb 1981. Sold to Tarry Racing for Ian Shaw, described as 'ex Suzuki' AS 6 May 1982 then to Phil Dowsett ('ex Suzuki' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6).
  7. Ralt RT3/81 [208] (Martin Longmore): Sold to Glenn Bosch for 1981, to be run by Wimhurst. Bosch then injured in RTA and Bleekemolen used the car. Team became Barron Racing for 1982, running the car for Cor Euser and Tim Davies. Sold to Mick Cook Racing for Martin Longmore (Autosport 5 Aug 1982 p31 'ex Barron') then to EJR late 1982 as hire car, being used by Mike Blanchet at Silverstone 3 Oct 1982, and used by Weaver in late season Euro rounds.
  8. Ralt RT3/82 [296] (Kees Nierop): Sold to Neil Trundle 24 Mar 1982. Used by Luis Schaffer from Thruxton 12 Apr, replacing his 81 spec chassis 222. Later used by Kees Nierop when Schaffer ran out of money. Probably the car run by Trundle for Allen Berg in 1983.
  9. Ralt RT3/82 [323] (Martin Brundle): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 and debuted by Jean-Louis Schlesser at Monaco (Autosport 3 Jun 1982 p17). Chassis number given in Autosort 7 Oct 1982. Used by Brundle from Silverstone 31 May onwards after damage to 294 at Dijon. Sold to Ronnie Grant, 1983 and retained 1984.
  10. Ralt RT3/82 [293] (Phil Kempe): Sold to Eddie Jordan, 17 Feb 1982, initially for Fernando Macedo. Taken over by Phil Kempe at Silverstone 31 May. Raced by David Leslie at Cadwell when Kempe had glandular fever. Weaver finally got to drive the car at Oulton 7 Aug, then used by Paul Bishop a week later.
  11. Ralt RT3/81 [225] (Roberto Moreno): Sold to Hope Scott Garage and used by David Leslie in the 1981 season. Sold to Mike Reed (Ivens Lumar Racing) Autosport 3 Sep 1981 p3. Ivens Lumar ran Alfonso Toledano in the car in early 1981 (Autosport 21 Jan 1982 p6). Rebuilt on an 82 spec tub after accident at R3 (Motoring News 1 Apr 1982 p20; the car is described as 'new' by Autosport when it reappears at Thruxton on 12 Apr). Then run for Roberto Moreno from Mallory Park 25 Apr.

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.