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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 16 Jul 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ayrton Senna Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 West Surrey Racing
20 0.28.59.55
121.36 mph
2 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Eddie Jordan Racing
20 0.29.01.16
3 Calvin Fish Ralt RT3/83 [373] - VW Brabham
#4 Team BP
20 0.29.18.58
4 Allen Berg Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Eddie Jordan Racing
20 0.29.18.74
5 Johnny Dumfries Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham
#8 Associated Motoracing (see note 1)
20 0.29.20.98
6 Mario Hytten Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#6 Axxess Racing Team
20 0.29.33.39
7 Davy Jones Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Nicholson
#3 Murray Taylor Racing
20 0.29.39.46
8 David Leslie Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
#7 Robinson Motorsport
20 0.29.43.42
9 Eric Lang Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Nicholson
#9 Murray Taylor Racing
20 0.29.43.73
10 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#17 David Luff Racing (see note 2)
20 0.29.53.45
11 Martin Longmore Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
Ivens Lumar (see note 3)
20 0.29.55.60
12 Mike Blanchet March 813 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
#18 Tarry Racing with Johnson & Bailey Ltd
(see note 4)
20 0.29.59.08
13 Carlton Tingling Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham
#27 (see note 5)
20 0.30.12.61
14 Alo Lawler Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
#19
20 0.30.18.93
15 Steve Bradley Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#26 The Facey Group/Elsenham Sand Quarries
19
16 Gregg Atkinson March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Hallmark Chasing (see note 6)
19
R Tony Trevor Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#10 (see note 7)
16 Accident
R Jorma Airaksinen Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#58 Bissell Racing (see note 8)
15 Accident
R Martin Wood Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#94 Pine City Racing (see note 9)
11 Accident
R Carlos Abella Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#30 Neil Trundle Racing
9 Handling
R Fran├žois Hesnault Ralt RT3/83 - VW Brabham
#40 David Price Racing
9 Electrics
R Paul Jackson Sparton SE420 [01] - VW Nicholson
#21
5 Fuel pump
R Brian Dunning Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#25 Brian Dunning Racing Promotions
(see note 10)
4 Front anti roll bar
R Tommy Byrne Ralt RT3/83 [383] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67 Eddie Jordan Racing
2 Oiled plug
R Ronnie Grant Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW  
#16 (see note 11)
1 Puncture
DNA Jeff Ward Anson SA4 - Alfa Romeo
#22
Did not arrive
DNA Allard Kalff Sparton SE420 - VW Nicholson
#23
Did not arrive
DNA John Pratt Lola T870 - Toyota 2T-G
#45
Did not arrive
DNA Roberto Moreno Ralt RT3/83 - VW Brabham
#66 David Price Racing
Did not arrive
DNA David Hunt Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#68 Eddie Jordan Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ayrton Senna (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.13
2 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.17
3 Allen Berg (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.45
4 Davy Jones (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Nicholson 1.26.59
5 Calvin Fish (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [373] - VW Brabham 1.27.00
6 Johnny Dumfries (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham 1.27.02
7 Tommy Byrne (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [383] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.14
8 Mario Hytten (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.27.16
9 Martin Longmore (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 1.27.71
10 Carlos Abella (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.27.76
11 Fran├žois Hesnault (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - VW Brabham 1.27.78
12 Tony Trevor (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.27.94
13 Tim Lee-Davey (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.27.96
14 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson 1.28.16
15 Eric Lang (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Nicholson 1.28.35
16 Ronnie Grant (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW   1.28.96
17 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre March 813 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 1.29.02
18 Martin Wood (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.29.10
19 Alo Lawler (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 1.29.32
20 Paul Jackson (F3) 2-litre Sparton SE420 [01] - VW Nicholson 1:29.77
21 Carlton Tingling (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham 1:29.95
22 Steve Bradley (F3) 2-litre Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.31.77
23 Gregg Atkinson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.89
24 Brian Dunning (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.31.94
25 Jorma Airaksinen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.32.90

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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').
  2. 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.
  3. Ralt RT3/81 [225] (Martin Longmore): 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.
  4. 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).
  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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Ralt RT3/82 [282] (Jorma Airaksinen): 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.
  9. 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).
  10. Ralt RT3/81 [222] (Brian Dunning): Sold to Neil Trundle 20 Feb 1981 and used by Claus Schinkel in the British series. Retained early 1982 and driven by Luis Schafer (Autosport 4 Mar 1982 'ex Schinkel'), then sold to DB Racing for Mario Hytten when a 1982 spec car arrived.
  11. 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.

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.