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Brandkop Trophy

Brandkop, 8 Apr 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Trevor van Rooyen March 77B [8] - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Team Gunston
31
2 Tony Martin Chevron B45 [45.78.01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing

3 Clive Cooke Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD
#15 Rally Motors

4 Nols Nieman March 77B [18] - Ford BDD
#4 Benson & Hedges [Alex Blignaut]

5 Ian Scheckter March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing

R Basil van Rooyen March 76B [1] - Ford BDD
#6 Goldenflo [Ken Gillibrand] (see note 1)
10 Withdrew, back injury
DSQ Mike Domingo March 76B [1A] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo-Bodycraft
"Deformable structures irregularity" [MacIntosh]
DSQ Bobby Scott March 77B [17] - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thomson]
Wing too high
DSQ Sarel Pienaar Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD
#20
Wing too high
DSQ Roy Klomfass March 77B [11] - Ford BDD Swindon
#8 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
Electrical problems or deformable structures
DNS Dave Charlton March 76B [1] - Ford BDD
#6 Goldenflo (see note 2)
Did not start
(Handling/preparation)

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Trevor van Rooyen
2Tony Martin
3Clive Cooke
4Mike Domingo
5Nols Nieman
6Ian Scheckter
7Bobby Scott
8Sarel Pienaar
9Basil van Rooyen
10Roy Klomfass
11Dave Charlton
Qualifying
1 Ian Scheckter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson 1.13.14
2 Roy Klomfass (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [11] - Ford BDD Swindon 1.13.31
3 Trevor van Rooyen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [8] - Ford BDD Swindon 1.13.8
4 Bobby Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [17] - Ford BDD 1.14.33
5 Nols Nieman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [18] - Ford BDD 1.15.28
6 Clive Cooke (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD 1.15.29
7 Mike Domingo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [1A] - Ford BDD 1.17.72
8 Dave Charlton * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [1] - Ford BDD 1.19.31
9 Sarel Pienaar (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD 1.28.46
10 Tony Martin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45.78.01] - Ford BDD Swindon No time
11 Basil van Rooyen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [1] - Ford BDD No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 76B [1] (Basil van Rooyen): Presumed to be the car of Ian Scheckter, used in the 1976 South African season. Racing tradition has it that Scheckter always had the first car of any of March's production runs, and South African expert Ian Hebblethwaite suggests that Scheckter had both the first chassis of the 76B and 77B production. A/S report of the race at Welkom 10 Feb 76 says that Scheckter's car is "the first of the production examples". Badly damaged in testing accident after the race at Aldo Scribante 27 Mar 76 and at Roy Hesketh Scheckter appears in a car that is described as "brand new" by A/S and having a "new tub" [MN]. Subsequent evidence suggests that the latter was the case, and the rebuilt car, if it still carried a plate, probably kept the identity of chassis 1 to avoid fresh import duties on a new car. The remains of the old tub were sold to the Domingo brothers, who built it up with spares to become 76B-1A in 1977. Sold to Len Booysen in 1977, and loaned by him to Dave Charlton and Bernard Tilanus in 1978.
  2. March 76B [1] (Dave Charlton): Presumed to be the car of Ian Scheckter, used in the 1976 South African season. Racing tradition has it that Scheckter always had the first car of any of March's production runs, and South African expert Ian Hebblethwaite suggests that Scheckter had both the first chassis of the 76B and 77B production. A/S report of the race at Welkom 10 Feb 76 says that Scheckter's car is "the first of the production examples". Badly damaged in testing accident after the race at Aldo Scribante 27 Mar 76 and at Roy Hesketh Scheckter appears in a car that is described as "brand new" by A/S and having a "new tub" [MN]. Subsequent evidence suggests that the latter was the case, and the rebuilt car, if it still carried a plate, probably kept the identity of chassis 1 to avoid fresh import duties on a new car. The remains of the old tub were sold to the Domingo brothers, who built it up with spares to become 76B-1A in 1977. Sold to Len Booysen in 1977, and loaned by him to Dave Charlton and Bernard Tilanus in 1978.

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.

The South African race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News plus information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

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.