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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Thruxton, 11 Mar 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Johnny Dumfries Ralt RT3/83 [455A] - VW  
#1 Dave Price Racing
15 0.18.39.60
113.63 mph
2 Allen Berg Ralt RT3/84 [471] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Eddie Jordan Racing
15 0.18.41.05
3 Andrew Gilbert-Scott Ralt RT3/84 [448] - VW  
#4 Murray Taylor Racing
15 0.18.42.37
4 Russell Spence Ralt RT3/84 [449] - VW  
#3 Intersport/Mint Engineering
15 0.18.53.80
5 Keith Fine Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW  
15 0.18.58.88
6 Paul Radisich Ralt RT3/84 [488] - VW  
#8 Murray Taylor Racing
15 0.19.00.34
7 Ross Cheever Ralt RT3/83 [383] - Toyota 2T-G
#9 Valour Racing
15 0.19.14.91
8 Eric Lang Ralt RT3/84 [470] - Toyota 2T-G
#10 Docking Spitzley
15 0.19.15.07
9 Cor Euser Magnum 843 [02] - Toyota 2T-G
#6
15 0.19.23.68
10 Thierry Heirman Anson SA4/84 - Toyota 2T-G
#13
15 0.19.30.10
11 Carlton Tingling Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW  
(see note 1)
15 0.19.30.79
12 Håkan Olausson Ralt RT3/82 [216] - Toyota 2T-G
(see note 2)
15 0.19.32.81
13 Ronnie Grant Ralt RT3/83 [323] - VW  
(see note 3)
15 0.19.39.22
14 Steve Bradley Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Toyota 2T-G
(see note 4)
15 0.19.41.53
15 Gray Hedley Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G
15 0.20.02.11
16 Bernard Horwood Ralt RT3/82 [381] - Toyota 2T-G
14 0.18.58.73
17 Gary Evans Ralt RT3/84 [461] - Toyota 2T-G
#12 West Surrey Racing
9 Accident
18 David Hunt Ralt RT3/84 [454] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
#5 Eddie Jordan Racing
7 Suspension damage
19 Mario Hytten Ralt RT3/84 [472] - VW  
#7 Murray Taylor Racing
0 Accident
DNS Mike Blanchet Ralt RT3/81 [224] - Toyota 2T-G
Tarry Racing (see note 5)
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Paul Jackson Sparton SE420 - VW  
#21 Valour Racing
Did not start
(Engine)

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Paul Radisich (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [488] - VW   1.13.21
2 Johnny Dumfries (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [455A] - VW   1.13.33
3 Andrew Gilbert-Scott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [448] - VW   1.13.96
4 Allen Berg (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [471] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.14.06
5 Mario Hytten (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [472] - VW   1.14.17
6 David Hunt (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [454] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 1.14.24
7 Russell Spence (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [449] - VW   1.14.40
8 Keith Fine (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW   1.14.72
9 Gary Evans (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [461] - Toyota 2T-G 1.14.73
10 Ross Cheever (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [383] - Toyota 2T-G 1.15.26
11 Cor Euser (F3) 2-litre Magnum 843 [02] - Toyota 2T-G 1.15.65
12 Paul Jackson * (F3) 2-litre Sparton SE420 - VW   1.16.02
13 Mike Blanchet * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [224] - Toyota 2T-G 1.16.05
14 Håkan Olausson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [216] - Toyota 2T-G 1.16.45
15 Thierry Heirman (F3) 2-litre Anson SA4/84 - Toyota 2T-G 1.16.62
16 Carlton Tingling (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW   1.16.70
17 Ronnie Grant (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [323] - VW   1.17.49
18 Gray Hedley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G 1.19.13
19 Eric Lang (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/84 [470] - Toyota 2T-G 1.19.26
20 Bernard Horwood (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [381] - Toyota 2T-G 1.20.25
21 Steve Bradley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Toyota 2T-G 1.20.34
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Ralt RT3/82 [216] (Håkan Olausson): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 21 Jan 1981. Initially Raul Boesel's race car, then later used by Tim Lee-Davey (British GP support race) and Tommy Byrne. For sale Autosport 4 Feb 1982 p61 MTR offer 81 RT3 'as driven by Boesel, Byrne and Lee-Davey'. Sold to Peter Argetsinger (Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p5 says ex Boesel; Motoring News says ex-Lee Davey, so the older 1981 MTR car). Also rented to David Sears.
  3. Ralt RT3/83 [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.
  4. Ralt RT3/81 [225] (Steve Bradley): 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.
  5. Ralt RT3/81 [224] (Mike Blanchet): 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.

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.