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Macau Grand Prix

Macau, 16 Nov 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John MacDonald Ralt RT1 [5] - Ford BDA
#11 Rothmans/Cathay Pacific (HK)

2 Kevin Bartlett (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam Hart
#36 Equipe 66 (HK) [entered as #36]
(see note 1)

3 Steve Millen Chevron B20 [72-9]
#9 Schollum Racing (New Zealand)
(see note 2)

4 Ken Shirvington March 732 [15 as '9'] - Ford twin cam
#19 Ken Shirvington (Australia)
(see note 3)

5 Kiyoshi Misaki (G8) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40
#6 Kiyoshi Misaki (Japan)

6 Riki Okubo (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Lotus 69
#7 Riki Racing (Japan)

R Theodore Yip (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7014] - Ford twin cam
#3 Theodore Racing Team [Teddy Yip]

R David Purley Modus M3 - Ford BDA
#22 Trans Meridian/Team Harper (HK)

R Albert Poon (1.6 4v) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-05] - Ford BDM
#23 Albert Poon (HK) (see note 4)
fuel line
R José "Pocholo" Ramirez (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [35] - Ford twin cam Hart
#90 Rothmans/Cathay Pacific (HK)
(see note 5)
accident (demolished garage door)
UNK Vern Schuppan March 722/732 [722-40] - Ford BDA
Theodore Racing Team [Teddy Yip]
(see note 6)

UNK Keith Dinnerville (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 [007] f6
#4 Theodore Racing Team [Teddy Yip]
(see note 7)

UNK Jason Ho (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 - Ford twin cam
#10 Jason Ho (H.K.)

UNK Herbert Adamczyk (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 f6
#18 German Motors (HK) [Herb Adamczyk/Jim Sweeney]

UNK Grant Swartz (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre March 73B [13] - Ford twin cam
#88 Flying Tiger Line (USA) (see note 8)

UNK Ian Grey (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911
#105 [entered as #5?]

DNS Max Stewart March 722/732 [722-40] - Ford BDA
#2 Theodore Racing Team [Teddy Yip]
(see note 9)
Did not start
T Vern Schuppan Ralt RT1 [9] - Ford BDA
#1 Theodore Racing Team [Teddy Yip]
(Only used in practice)
UNKE TBA (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911
#5 Theodore Racing Team [Teddy Yip]
On entry list
UNKE Jun'ichirou Kasuya (G8) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30
#8 J. Kasuya (Japan)
On entry list
UNKE Joey Bundalian (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre March 732 - Ford twin cam
#12 J. Bundalian (Philippines) (see note 10)
On entry list
UNKE Hany Wiano (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre GRD 272 - Ford twin cam Hart
#14 H. Wianno (Indonesia)
On entry list
UNKE Beng Soeswanto (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre GRD 272 - Ford twin cam Hart
#16 Jakarta Karting Team (Indonesia)
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 David Purley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 - Ford BDA
2 Vern Schuppan(T) (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [9] - Ford BDA
2 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722/732 [722-40] - Ford BDA
3 John MacDonald (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [5] - Ford BDA
4 Max Stewart * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722/732 [722-40] - Ford BDA
5 Kevin Bartlett (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam Hart
6 Albert Poon (1.6 4v) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-05] - Ford BDM
7 Steve Millen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-9]
8 José "Pocholo" Ramirez (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [35] - Ford twin cam Hart
9 Kiyoshi Misaki (G8) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40
10 Herbert Adamczyk (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 - Porsche 906 f6
11 Grant Swartz (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre March 73B [13] - Ford twin cam
12 Riki Okubo (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Lotus 69
13 Keith Dinnerville (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 [007] - Porsche 906 f6
14 Theodore Yip (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7014] - Ford twin cam
15 Jason Ho (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 - Ford twin cam
16 Ken Shirvington (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 732 [15 as '9'] - Ford twin cam
17 Ian Grey (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT40 (Kevin Bartlett): New to Albert Poon (Hong Kong) and fitted with a Hart twin cam engine for the Southeast Asian 2-valve 1600cc formula. Raced by Poon in 1973 and 1974 and then, after Poon acquired a newer Chevron B29, the Brabham was raced by Graeme Lawrence in the Malaysian GP in March 1975 and by Kevin Bartlett in the Macau Grand Prix in November 1975. Then raced by Poon's wife, Diana Poon, from 1976 to 1979. At some point, the Brabham was badly damaged, and its tub has been rebuilt by new owner Neville McKay. Reported to be still owned by McKay but in pieces in 2004.
  2. Chevron B20 [72-9] (Steve Millen): New to John S Green in Formula B specification but there is no evidence of this car being delivered before the end of 1972. Green ran it in the Gap Hill Climb in January 1973, but only circuit raced it once, in the Singapore Grand Prix in April 1973. Green died in early 1974, and the Chevron was sold to David Schollum for Steve Millen in South-East Asian races that year. Then shipped to New Zealand and fitted with a 1980cc Cosworth FVC engine for the 1975 Tasman series. Used by Millen in 1600cc form at Batu Tiga and Macau later in 1975. Sold to Ian Grey in 1976 and raced with a Cosworth BDM at Macau in 1976 and 1977. Later sold to Dick Ward (Perth, Australia) and George Stacey about the end of 1979, and then to Harry Hickling (ACT, Australia). Sold to David Innes late 2014.
  3. March 732 [15 as '9'] (Ken Shirvington): A new car for Andy Sutcliffe at Karlskoga run by Brian Lewis Racing and replacing 732-9, crashed by Mike Beuttler earlier in the year. To save paperwork, the team put the "732/9" chassis plate onto the car and it still wears it today. Sold to Ken Smith in New Zealand after Sutcliffe's money did not appear and raced by him in the 1974 Tasman series. Then rebuilt as a ANF2 car with a Ford twin cam for the 1974 Australian Formula 2 series and sold to Ken Shirvington mid-season. The car remains in Australia in 2012.
  4. Chevron B29 [29-75-05] (Albert Poon): New to Albert Poon (Hong Kong), and raced in Southeast Asian events in 1975. Raced in Southeast Asian 1600cc 4-valve formula events in 1976, and driven by Kevin Bartlett at the Macau Grand Prix in November 1976. Sold less engine to Chong Boon Seng (Singapore) in December 1976 and raced by him in 1977, 1978 and 1979, It was then retained by him until it was sold to Leif Norberg in 1985. Then to Tony Armstrong (Australia) in 1989. To Geoff Weiland (Australia) in 1998, then to Peter Addison (Sydney, NSW), then to John Gale (Sydney, NSW) in 2005. In March 2020, the car was bought from Gale by Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Victoria).
  5. Brabham BT40 [35] (José "Pocholo" Ramirez): New to John MacDonald (Hong Kong) and fitted with a Hart twin cam engine for the Southeast Asian 2-valve 1600cc formula. MacDonald won the 1973 Malaysian Grand Prix, the 1973 Macau Grand Prix, the 1974 Selangor Grand Prix, and Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1975. Driven by José "Pocholo" Ramirez, MacDonald's Rothmans Cathay Pacific team mate at Macau at the end of 1975. Next seen with Jason Ho in 1988, then with Neville McKay in 1992. Still owned by McKay (Mona Vale, NSW, Australia) in December 2004.
  6. March 722/732 [722-40] (Vern Schuppan): New to Australian Vern Schuppan to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship. Fitted with a BRM Ford twin cam engine, and first seen in practice at Mallory Park in late March, but Schuppan left before the race to catch a flight to the Singapore GP. Schuppan finished second in Singapore, and third in the Malaysian GP a week later. Then returned to the British series, now with a BDA, and won four rounds. The car was then fitted with Falconer bodywork and an Amon-Woods engine rebuilt by Geoff Richardson, and raced in the Rothmans 50,000 and in two late-season F2 races. After a single F2 race in 1973 fitted with a Richardon BDG, the car went to Southeast Asia, winning the Singapore GP with a Ford twin cam fitted, then competed in the JAF Grand Prix at Fuji with the BDG, and back to the 'twink' for Macau. He raced the car in British Formula Atlantic briefly in early 1974, then sent it back to Asia where he won the Macau GP in November, by which time it had been fitted with 732 bodywork and a Lola T360 rear wing. It then became a fixture at Macau up to 1977, being driven by Alan Jones and Derek Daly. Patrick Tambay also raced for Theodore Racing in the Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1977, where it was still in 732 form but was billed as a 752. It reappeared at Macau for Schuppan in 1979, now in 76B bodywork. After one more race in the hands of Roberto Moreno, the car was retained by Yip and placed in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
  7. Porsche 906 [007] (Keith Dinnerville): One of two or three Porsche 906s to bear the number 007, this car may have originated with Alan Hamilton in Australia before going to Richard Wong in Singapore and then Teddy Yip in Macau. Yip drove the car in the libre Macau GP in 1972.
  8. March 73B [13] (Grant Swartz): In the mid-1970s, Grant Swartz (Berkeley, CA) was an aircraft maintenance specialist working for the Flying Tiger Line air freight company in Hong Kong and Vietnam. In 1973, he acquired a March 73B, presumably the chassis 73B/13 that is shown in March records as going to Hong Kong, and he raced at the Macau Grand Prix in November that year. Unfortunately, he hit a wall and broke his ankle. Undeterred, he returned to the Macau race in the car in 1974 and 1975. It was then sold to Nick Van Nugteren (Singapore), who raced it at Macau in 1977 and 1978. By 1978 it had been updated to March 742 bodywork, and was sponsored by Black & Decker. It was later owned by Chris Farrell in Australia, and raced by him in HSRCA from 1999 to 2001. To Robert Foster by 2002, and raced by Foster in HSRCA events from 2004 to 2017.
  9. March 722/732 [722-40] (Max Stewart): New to Australian Vern Schuppan to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship. Fitted with a BRM Ford twin cam engine, and first seen in practice at Mallory Park in late March, but Schuppan left before the race to catch a flight to the Singapore GP. Schuppan finished second in Singapore, and third in the Malaysian GP a week later. Then returned to the British series, now with a BDA, and won four rounds. The car was then fitted with Falconer bodywork and an Amon-Woods engine rebuilt by Geoff Richardson, and raced in the Rothmans 50,000 and in two late-season F2 races. After a single F2 race in 1973 fitted with a Richardon BDG, the car went to Southeast Asia, winning the Singapore GP with a Ford twin cam fitted, then competed in the JAF Grand Prix at Fuji with the BDG, and back to the 'twink' for Macau. He raced the car in British Formula Atlantic briefly in early 1974, then sent it back to Asia where he won the Macau GP in November, by which time it had been fitted with 732 bodywork and a Lola T360 rear wing. It then became a fixture at Macau up to 1977, being driven by Alan Jones and Derek Daly. Patrick Tambay also raced for Theodore Racing in the Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1977, where it was still in 732 form but was billed as a 752. It reappeared at Macau for Schuppan in 1979, now in 76B bodywork. After one more race in the hands of Roberto Moreno, the car was retained by Yip and placed in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
  10. March 732 (Joey Bundalian): Filipino driver Joey Bundalian drove a March in Southeast Asian racing from 1974 to 1981. The car was described as a March 732 when it raced at Macau at the end of 1974, but was also described once as a 752 and several times as a 722. Nothing more known.

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' original results.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

'Colour and Noise: 40 Years of the Macau Grand Prix' (Philip Newsome, Studio Publications Limited, 1993). Entry list and other programme details provided by Richard Coe.