Hitachi Formula Atlantic Series Race

Brands Hatch, 19 Oct 1980

1 David Leslie Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#8 Hope Scott Garage Ltd/Nixon Vehicle Wash
2 Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5 - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#15 Dr. J. Ehrlich
3 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDA Smith
#3 L&B Excavations Ltd
4 David Duffield Ralt RT1 [145] - Ford BDA Swindon
#20 Caledon Coal
5 Nick Adams Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDA Smith
#11 McLean Hunter Business Publications
6 Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDA Hart
UNK Roger Orgee March 782/79B - Ford BDA Richardson
#4 Baric Computing Services (Modern Engineers)
UNK Phil Dowsett March 79B [782-6] - Ford BDA Racing Fabrications
#5 Pinch Plant/Martin the Newsagent
(see note 1)
UNK Tony Westwood March 79B - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Datamatic Ltd

UNK Geoff Byman Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDA Smith

UNK Richard Piper Wimhurst - Ford BDA Cosworth

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

1 David Leslie (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Nicholson
2 Ian Flux (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ehrlich RP5 - Ford BDA Ehrlich

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 79B [782-6] (Phil Dowsett): Alex Ribeiro's Hart-engined car at Thruxton 27 Mar 1978 and presumably all season. Hired by Wolfgang Locher for Hockenheim 26 Sep. To Phil Dowsett for Formula Atlantic in 1979 and converted to 79B spec. To Dave Hoban in 1982 and retained until 1984.


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 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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