Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 26 Dec 1972

1 Cyd Williams March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 1)
15 13m 56.6s
80.04 mph
2 John Nicholson Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Piper
#19 Pinch Plant Ltd (see note 2)
15 14m 05.6s
3 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7 (see note 3)
15 14m 07.8s
4 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#71 Montesa Motorcycles (see note 4)
15 14m 32.6s
5 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#84 (see note 5)
15 14m 46.0s
6 Paul Butler (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#77 Barwell Automotive Ltd (see note 6)
15 14m 52.0s
7 Sonny Rajah March 712M [17] - Ford BDA RES
#48 [Tate of Leeds] (see note 7)
14 14m 18.4s
8 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [033-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#74 GRS International (see note 8)
14 14m 30.0s
R Reg James (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#85 Jeremy Gambs (see note 9)
Throttle cable
R Ed Patrick (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [20] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#79 Motor Auctions (London and Derby)
(see note 10)

R Robert Cooper March 722 [5] - Ford BDA Cook
#2 (see note 11)

R Bev Bond Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#6 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 12)

DNSP John Wingfield Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA
#8 Nicoby Racing (see note 13)
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNS Ian Mawby Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Piper
#31 (see note 14)
Did not start
DNS Reg James Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA James
Did not start
(Head gasket)
DNP Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#80 P&M Racing Preparations
Did not take part in official practice
(ran in F3 race same day)
DNP Nick Crossley (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#81 P&M Racing Preparations
(see note 15)
Did not take part in official practice
(ran in F3 race same day)
DNP Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 713S [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#86 Dempster Developments (see note 16)
Did not take part in official practice
(ran in F3 race same day)
DNA Patrick Sumner (F3) unknown
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (F3) unknown
#87 Team MRE
Did not arrive
DNA Syd Fox Huron SS02A ['1'] - Ford BDA Smith
#1 R.A.McKinistry
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Selvage Huron - Ford BDA
#3 Felstead Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Robin Smythe March 723 [9] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Andrews March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA Hardwick
#40 (see note 17)
Did not arrive
DNA Tim Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#72 Montesa Motorcycles
Did not arrive
DNA Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#73 Reystan Racing Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Maskell (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#75 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Greenwood (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Did not arrive
DNA Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Richardson
Did not arrive

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

1 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden 56.6s
2 Reg James * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA James 56.8s
3 John Wingfield * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA 57.2s
4 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Piper 58.2s
5 Ian Mawby * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Piper 1m 00.0s
6 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden 1m 00.8s
7 Bev Bond (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden 1m 01.0s
8 Sonny Rajah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [17] - Ford BDA RES 1m 06.6s
9 Robert Cooper (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [5] - Ford BDA Cook 1m 09.4s
- Syd Fox * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron SS02A ['1'] - Ford BDA Smith not seen in practice
- Colin Selvage * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron - Ford BDA not seen in practice
- Robin Smythe * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 723 [9] - Ford twin cam Vegantune not seen in practice
- Colin Andrews * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA Hardwick not seen in practice
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 [39] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden Racing in April 1972 for Cyd Williams (Sandbach, Cheshire) to drive in British Formula Atlantic. It replaced the Chevron B18 which had taken Williams to two wins earlier in the season. Once he had the car to his liking, Williams won six out of the next nine races, but narrowly lost the championship to Bill Gubelmann. Run by Graham Eden Racing for Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) in 1973, and fitted with Falconer bodywork in May. The car was sold to Philip Dowell (Ombersley, Worcestershire) for 1974, but during pre-season testing at Silverstone, he hit the bank heavily at Woodcote corner and died later in hospital. It is assumed that the March was destroyed in the accident.
  2. Lyncar 003 [003] (John Nicholson): New for John Nicholson in May or June 1972, replacing Lyncar 002, and raced in the British Formula Atlantic series, using Piper BDA engines. Nicholson was probably driving this car when he won at Mallory Park in late May. He was third in the championship in 1972. He retained the car for 1973, and won at Silverstone in May and at Oulton Park in July. Exactly when he moved to his new car, Lyncar 005, is unclear, but it appears to have been prior to the Oulton Park race in early July. David Oxton then raced 003 at Silverstone on 14 July. Lyncar 003 was sold to Martin Steele (Faringdon, Oxfordshire) who fitted a Ford twin cam engine and raced it in sprints until 1982. He generally appeared in club events, but ran in British Sprint Championship round at Wroughton and Bassingbourne, and later at Colerne in 1978 and 1979. After 1982, the car was refurbished and the engine rebuilt, before a final appearance in 1985.
  3. Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] (Peter Wardle): New to Peter Wardle (Wimbledon, London) for European Formula Ford in 1970. Rebuilt to Formula Atlantic specification for 1971, and raced by Wardle in the British series that season, winning one round at Oulton Park in August. Retained by Wardle for 1972. Sold to Gary Ainscough (Bulawayo, Rhodesia) for 1973, and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the F2 class of the South African national championship. Retained for 1974 and 1975, after which it was sold to Richard Baker (Johannesburg, South Africa), and raced by him with the HRCR in South Africa. It was restored in 1999, and sold to England in 2000, where it has been used in historic racing. From 2011 to 2016, it was raced by David Hampton (South Leverton, Nottinghamshire) fitted with a 2-litre Cosworth BDG engine.
  4. GRD 372 [035-F3] (Tony Brise): New to Tony Brise and raced in British F3 from late August 1972, using Holbay engines and sponsored by Montesa Motorcycles. Retained as a spare car by Brise in early 1973 and raced a few times in preference to his new 373, entered by Team Kent Messenger Racing. After the Monaco GP, Brise bought a March 733 and both his GRDs were retired. Tony's 372 would be the GRD 372 raced by his father John Brise in a libre race at Snetterton in September 1973. This must be the "Tony Brise's 372 GRD-Holbay" that was "rebuilt "after recent shunt" advertised from Swanley in Kent in November 1973. It must also be the GRD 372 "as raced by Tony Brise" advertised by Tony Brise (Swanley, Kent) in February 1974. It was next seen when raced by Gavin Hooper in Formula 4 in April 1974, when it was described as "ex-Tony Brise". It won that first race, at Llandow, but was not seen often after that. It was advertised in December 1974 saying that it was built "last winter" as the Low Cost Racing works F4 car. Raced by Ronnie and Dave Griffiths in F4 in 1975 and 1976. To Keith Hatton for F4 in 1977. However, when Dave Anderson had the "ex-Keith Hatton" GRD 372 in 1978, it was said to be ex-Tim, not ex-Tony. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Royale RP11 [2] (Val Musetti): New for Val Musetti (Twickenham) and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973 until "written off" in an accident the week before the race at Oulton Park 20 April 1973. Musetti then took over the Reystan Racing Royale RP11A from Andy Sutcliffe, and future references to an ex-Musetti Royale would be to that car.
  6. Brabham BT28/35 [25] (Paul Butler): New to Allan McCully in very late 1969 for British and occasional European F3 races through the first half of 1970, using Holbay engines. Then to Alan Jones and raced by him from September 1970 onwards, including the Torneio Brasileiro in early 1971. Jones was part of the Australian Intl Racing Organisation in F3 in 1971 with this car, upgraded to 1600cc specification and using Vegantune engines. To Paul Butler (Chessington, Surrey) for British F3 in 1972, again using Vegantune twin cams and entered by Barwell Automotive. Retained for libre racing in 1973 when it was upgraded to BT35 specification and Butler started sharing the car with Evan Clements (Whyteleafe, Surrey). Modified to Formula Atlantic specification and raced in libre and some Atlantic races by Butler and Clements in 1974 and 1975. According to a later HVIF, it went to Tony Allinson in 1975, then to Paul Hobbs in 1977, then Mike Harrison in 1984, then to Hugo Studer in 1986 and finally Sepp Mayer from 1995 to 2007. In 2007 it was owned by Klaus Bergs.
  7. March 712M [17] (Sonny Rajah): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974, by which time it had Falconer bodywork, and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
  8. GRD 372 [033-F3] (Alan Jones): New to Alan Jones and raced in British F3 from mid-July 1972, using Vegantune engines. Used for one race at the start of 1973 after Jones' new GRD 373 was written off in testing at Snetterton. The subsequent history of the 372 is unknown.
  9. Ensign LNF3/72 (Reg James): New to Jeremy Gambs and raced in British F3 in 1972. Loaned to Alan McKechnie for Bob Evans at one race, and also raced by Gambs girlfriend Lorina Boughton, and by Reg James during that season. Sold to hillclimber Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wiltshire) for 1973 and raced in some F3 races. To David Way (Melksham, Wiltshire), fitted with a 1098cc Holbay engine and run in hillclimbs and sprints in 1974 in the 1100cc racing car class. Way bought the Cosworth FVA engine and Hewland FT200 gearbox from Gordon Brooks' wrecked Lotus 69 and fitted it to the Ensign for 1975. He raced it in this form up to 1979. Then sold to somebody in Dursley, thought to be Pete Morys, and then to Josie Tolhurst. For sale by Lenham Racing in 1986. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Brabham BT38C [20] (Ed Patrick): New to Ed Patrick and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Vegantune engines. Not seen in 1973 or 1974. To Eddie Heasell (Royston, Hertfordshire) for 1975, and fitted with a 1-litre Ford Novamotor engine for Formula 4. Raced by Heasell in F4 in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978, latterly with a 1300cc Ford engine. Sold to David Proctor (Jedburgh, Scotland) in 1979 and rebuilt using one of two new BT38C monocoques acquired by Proctor from the MRD factory, probably in early 1980. He raced the car in Monoposto, still with its 1300cc engine in a first outing at Brands Hatch in 1980, and then with a standard 1600cc Ford pushrod Monoposto engine between 1981 and 1985. The car was then mothballed as Proctor ran a Chevron B38 in the new Toyota F3 series in the late 1980s. Proctor then converted the BT38C back to its original F3 specification with a 1600cc Colin Holt twin cam and raced it in the Classic F3 series, entered as #38. He won this championship in 1994, with son Seb Proctor second overall in the family's second BT38C which was entered as #37. David Proctor continued to run his BT38C until midway through the 1997 season when he retired. Both cars were sold in 1998 via Peter Denty, but Proctor does not know who actually purchased them. By August 2003, both cars were owned by David Wenman when Mark Barton (Haslemere, Surrey) was due to drive "chassis 38", the other car being referred to as "chassis 37". Barton raced a BT38C in the Classic F3 race at Brands Hatch in June 2008.
  11. March 722 [5] (Robert Cooper): New for STP-March number two driver Niki Lauda for F2 in 1972 (won at Oulton Park in March), then for Pedro de Lamare in Torneio do Brasil. To Robert Cooper (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) for Formula Atlantic 1973, and rebuilt mid-season to 73B spec. Retained for early 1974, then sold to Dairmuid McFeeley (Clonee, Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland) for Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974, 1975 and early 1976. To John Ledlie in 1976, then sold to Richard Lester (Yoxall, Staffordshire) for sprints from 1978 to 1984. With Keith Wanklyn (Wimborne) for hillclimbs from 1985 to 1990. Via three other owners to John Gale (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 2006. Sold to Australian-resident Englishman Steve Weller (Sydney, NSW) in 2017, who moved the car to the UK.
  12. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Bev Bond): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1971, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the 1971 championship. Eden ordered Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s instead. Williams continued to drive the Chevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the 1972 series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Brabham BT36 [10] (John Wingfield): New to John Wingfield (London NW11) in September 1971 and raced in libre with a 1.7-litre Felday BDA. Raced in F2 in 1972 with Felday's 1973cc BDA and then converted to F/Atlantic specification for one race at the end of the season. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) for 1973, fitted with a 1.8-litre Alan Smith Cosworth FVC and used for hillclimbs and libre. Advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Buckingham) in October/November 1973, who had a 1930cc Racing Services BDA in stock at the same time. Sold to Chris Choat and John Hardesty for 1974 and used in libre with a 2-litre Racing Services BDA. Retained for 1975 until sold in the summer to Nick Overall, still with the same RS BDA. To Mike Gue for 1976. Then to Ian Henderson who has retained the car.
  14. Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] (Ian Mawby): Built for stock with white bodywork according to the Lotus built record. Fitted with a Cosworth FVC engine for Tetsu Ikuzawa to drive in the JAF Grand Prix in May 1971, then returned to Europe and converted to Formula 2 specification for Reine Wisell to drive. Advertised by Lotus Cars Ltd in March 1972 and apparently unused until early December when Ian Mawby (Cambridge) acquired the "ex-Wisell" car to replace the Lotus 69 he had wrecked at Brands Hatch at the end of November. Raced by Mawby until an accident at Snetterton in July 1973 left him badly injured. Mawby started to rebuild this car with a new chassis, but it was still incomplete when sold to John Bicht, an American expat. Bicht rebuilt the car with a number of his own ideas, including narrower front track and a Lola T360 nose, and raced it in Indylantic in Britain in 1976 as the "Swift SA1". He advertised the car in 1977, and eventually sold it to a friend in the US. Bicht made further improvements, including narrower rear track and a March nose. It was later sold by this owner to Joe Grimaldi. Subsequent history unknown.
  15. March 723 (Nick Crossley): New to Stan Mathews for F3 in 1972 but Mathews almost immediately ordered an Ensign instead. The March 723 was sold in September to F4 driver Nick Crossley who used it in F3 at the end of the 1972 season. Then retained by Crossley as a spare car for his team of new March 733s in 1973, and retained again for 1974. Crossley recalls converting it to take a BDA engine for libre racing at some point, and he kept it again for 1975. Sold for 1976 to John Day to use in libre racing.
  16. March 713S [1] (Mike Wilds): New for James Hunt to race in F3 in 1971 as part of the Rose Bearings-sponsored March Racing team. Won its first two races but then crashed by Hunt at Silverstone on 8 May, when the car went airborn and hit the sleepers. The March was rebuilt at the factory and raced by Hunt at Zandvoort a week later, only for Hunt to crash again, the car this time overturning and ripping off the rollhoop. Rebuilt as any effectively new car for Dave Morgan, initially appearing as a Formula Atlantic car at Snetterton in late June, and then as F3 car for the GP meeting in July. Raced by Morgan and by Reg James in F/Atlantic later in 1971. Sold in May 1972 to Jack Cavill (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire), the owner of Mike Wilds' car, and converted back to F3 spec for Wilds until his new Ensign was ready. Retained by Wilds in 1973. Likely to be the "ex-Hunt" car raced by Chris Pilborough in Formula 4 in 1974, and then the "ex-Hunt/Morgan" F4 car of Mark Pritchard in 1976. Maybe Richard Penny's F4 car in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  17. March 712M [11 as '9'] (Colin Andrews): New to the Shell Arnold team for Jean-Pierre Jaussaud to race in F2 in 1971. Raced by Ferrari F1 driver Clay Regazzoni in the final race of the season. To Colin Andrews for 1972, now wearing the 712M-9 chassis plate, and raced in Formula Atlantic in 1972 and 1973. Acquired by Mike Sullivan Racing/Multiglide International Racing, for Formula Atlantic again, first driven by Richard Robinson, then by Alan Jones, who astonishingly won the high-profile Martini International support race at Silverstone in May, and finally by Richard Knight. Subsequent history unclear, as three separate former Sullivan/Multiglide cars went to Norman Dickson in Scotland, to Kim Mather in Lancashire, and to the partnership of John Colley and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey in Derbyshire. Which was which may never be known.


Note that 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' published results.

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

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Individual sources for this event

Programme provided by Adam Ferrington; Practice and Results sheets provided by Richard Page of the Formula One Register; Autosport 4 Jan 1973 pp28-29. This was a non-championship Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic Race run with added F3s to bolster the grid.