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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 12 Jun 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#77 Eddie Jordan Racing
20 0.28.44.71
122.4 mph
2 Tommy Byrne Ralt RT3/83 [383] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Eddie Jordan Racing
20 0.29.00.55
3 Didier Theys Ralt RT3/83 [392] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#4 Ferdinando Ravarotto
20 0.29.03.15
4 Roberto Ravaglia Ralt RT3/83 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#61 Trivatello Racing Team
20 0.29.03.55
5 Carlos Abella Ralt RT3/83 [389] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#30 Trundle Racing
20 0.29.08.00
6 Kris Nissen Anson SA4 - VW Brabham
#56
20 0.29.08.47
7 John Nielsen Ralt RT3/83 [367] - VW Brabham
#2 VW Motorsport
20 0.29.08.96
8 Bernard Santal Ralt RT3/83 [388] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#95 Schwaller Motorsport
20 0.29.18.86
9 Ruggero Melgrati Ralt RT3/83 [396] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#65 Ferdinando Ravarotto
20 0.29.26.67
10 Allen Berg Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#66 Eddie Jordan Racing
20 0.29.29.72
11 Pascal Fabre Martini MK39 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#55 Equipe Serge Saulnier
20 0.29.32.60
12 Richard Trott Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19
20 0.29.34.16
13 Gerhard Berger Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#5 Rotorchrome Racing Tirol (see note 1)
20 0.29.35.38
14 Davy Jones Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Brabham
#14 Murray Taylor Racing
20 0.29.38.10
15 Cathy Muller Ralt RT3/83 - VW Brabham
#57 ELF/Dave Price Racing
20 0.29.47.77
16 Calvin Fish Ralt RT3/83 [373] - VW Brabham
#36 Team BP
20 0.29.48.08
17 Eric Lang Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Brabham
#15 Murray Taylor Racing
20 0.29.53.85
18 Adrian Campos Avidesa 383 [02] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#53 Avidesa Automoviles
20 0.29.57.25
19 Tony Trevor Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#23 (see note 2)
20 0.30.07.59
20 John Bosch Ralt RT3/82 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Barron Racing Team
20 0.30.18.02
21 Mike Blanchet March 813 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
#18 Tarry Racing/Johnson and Bailey
(see note 3)
19
22 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#17 David Luff Racing (see note 4)
19
23 Carlton Tingling Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham
#27 (see note 5)
19
R José-Luis Llobell Avidesa 383 [03] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#52 Avidesa Automoviles
18 Engine
R Mario Hytten Ralt RT3/83 [381] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Axxess Racing Team
15 Engine
R David Leslie Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
#35 Robinson Motorsport
15 Engine
R Johnny Dumfries Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham
#20 Associated Motor Racing (see note 6)
13 Engine
R Claudio Langes Anson SA4 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#50 Anson Racing Cars
10 Engine
R Pierluigi Martini Ralt RT3/83 [394] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#64
10 Spun
R Max Busslinger Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67 Eddie Jordan Racing
10 Electrics
R Ayrton Senna Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 West Surrey Racing
7 Accident
R Martin Wood Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#94 Pine City Racing (see note 7)
6 Accident damage
R Enrique Benamo Ralt RT3/83 [411] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#58 MC Motorsport
4 Engine
R Emanuele Pirro Ralt RT3/83 [428] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#1 MC Motorsport
2 Accident damage
R James Weaver Anson SA4 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#51 Anson Racing Cars
1 Steering
R Steve Bradley Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#26 The Facey Group
0 Accident
DNQ Ronnie Grant Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham
#16 (see note 8)
Did not qualify
DNQ Jeff Ward Sparton SE420 [01] - VW Nicholson
#22 Sparton Racing Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Gregg Atkinson March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Hallmark Chasing Racing (see note 9)
Did not qualify
DNA Gerry Amato Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28 Gerry Amato Racing (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Jakob Bordoli Ralt RT3 - Toyota 2T-G
#53 Scuderia Calanda
Did not arrive
DNA Jo Zeller Ralt RT3 - Toyota 2T-G
#60 Formel Rennsport Club
Did not arrive
DNA Hans-Peter Kaufmann Ralt RT3/83 [398] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#63 Formel Rennsport Club
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Ralt RT3 - Toyota 2T-G
#68 Eddie Jordan Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tim Barry March 793 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#88 John Barry Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.99
2 Ayrton Senna (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.24.08
3 Johnny Dumfries (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham 1.24.63
4 John Nielsen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [367] - VW Brabham 1.25.22
5 Didier Theys (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [392] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.25.40
6 Tommy Byrne (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [383] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.25.46
7 Carlos Abella (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [389] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.25.82
8 Roberto Ravaglia (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.25.87
9 Pierluigi Martini (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [394] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.26.29
10 Kris Nissen (F3) 2-litre Anson SA4 - VW Brabham 1.26.36
11 Emanuele Pirro (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [428] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.26.40
12 Allen Berg (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.48
13 Bernard Santal (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [388] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.49
14 Ruggero Melgrati (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [396] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.26.52
15 Pascal Fabre (F3) 2-litre Martini MK39 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.26.57
16 James Weaver (F3) 2-litre Anson SA4 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.26.59
17 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson 1.26.70
18 Calvin Fish (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [373] - VW Brabham 1.26.74
19 John Bosch (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.75
20 Richard Trott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.78
21 Gerhard Berger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.26.93
22 Enrique Benamo (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [411] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.26.94
23 Davy Jones (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Brabham 1.27.17
24 Claudio Langes (F3) 2-litre Anson SA4 - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.27.21
25 Martin Wood (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.27.37
26 Cathy Muller (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - VW Brabham 1.27.43
27 Max Busslinger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.69
28 Mario Hytten (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [381] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.76
29 José-Luis Llobell (F3) 2-litre Avidesa 383 [03] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.27.80
30 Eric Lang (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Brabham 1.27.99
31 Tony Trevor (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.27.99
32 Adrian Campos (F3) 2-litre Avidesa 383 [02] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.28.27
33 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre March 813 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 1.28.91
34 Steve Bradley (F3) 2-litre Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.29.61
35 Carlton Tingling (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham 1.29.61
36 Ronnie Grant * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham 1.31.32
37 Jeff Ward * (F3) 2-litre Sparton SE420 [01] - VW Nicholson 1.31.81
38 Gregg Atkinson * (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.34.08
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/82 [291] (Gerhard Berger): 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 [250] (Tony Trevor): Sold to Dave Scott 16 Jun 1981 and used by him in the latter part of the 1981 season. Used in first part of 1982 (1981 spec car with 82 front suspension Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4). Sold to Mick Cook Racing ('ex-Scott 82 spec' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6) and run as rental car.
  3. March 813 [2] (Mike Blanchet): 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).
  4. Ralt RT3/82 [298] (Tim Lee-Davey): Sold to Tim Lee-Davey 23 Feb 1982 and run by Christal Racing for early part of 1982 series. From Silverstone 31 May, run independently. When Lee-Davey went to Murray Taylor Racing the car went with him and was used by other MTR drivers, including Mike Rosen at Brands 11 Jul and Davy Jones at Brands 15 Aug. Retained by Lee-Davey for 1983.
  5. Ralt RT3/82 [337] (Carlton Tingling): Sold to Mint Engineering for Dave Scott in early July 1982. To Carlton Tingling for 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1982 p37) and retained 1984.
  6. Ralt RT3/82 [329] (Johnny Dumfries): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 as new chassis for Petit to use in French series. Then run for Bengt Tragardh (Autosport 14 Oct 1982). Run by DPR for Johnny Dumfries in 1983 (Autosport 'ex Petit/Tragardh').
  7. Ralt RT3/81 [236] (Martin Wood): Sold to Enrique Benamo 15 Apr 1981 and run by Rushen Green Racing throughout the season. Taken by Benamo to Docking Spitzley for 1982 and subsequently rented to Roy Steele when Benamo ran out of money. Sold to Martin Wood in Sep 1982 (Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6). Retained by Wood 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1983 p37).
  8. Ralt RT3/82 [323] (Ronnie Grant): 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.
  9. March 793 [783-5] (Gregg Atkinson): 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.
  10. Ralt RT3/80 [198] (Gerry Amato): Sold to Project Four for Stefan Johansson 15 Aug 1980. Used to win 1980 championship. Sold to West Surrey Racing for Jonathan Palmer, 1981. Won 1981 championship. Retained by WSR and used by Enrique Mansilla in early 1982, then leased to Osamu Nakako [Motoring News 15 Jul 1982 p15). For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68 '1981 champ winning car' to Gerry Amato Autosport 18 Nov 1982 p13 'ex Johansson, Palmer'.

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.