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British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Oulton Park, 17 Apr 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ray Mallock Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Cliff Smith Racing
32 30m 41.47s
103.47 mph
2 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDA Smith
#1 L&B Excavations Ltd
32 30m 41.84s
3 Phil Dowsett March 81A [15] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#5 Industrial Control Services/Pinch Plant
32 30m 51.21s
4 Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#15 Dr J. Ehrlich
32 30m 54.52s
5 Richard Hawkins Ralt RT1 [9] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#22 The Lep Group of Companies
32 31m 37.91s
6 David Duffield Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Swindon
#20 Caledon Coal Company
31
7 Kim Mather March 792 [31] - Ford BDA
#21 Aycliffe

R Colin Lees Argo JM9 [057-FA] - Ford BDA Smith
#7 Carcover with Goodwin Racing
Suspension
UNK Tony Westwood March 79B - Ford BDA Swindon
#2 Datamatic Limited - Pacemakers in Continuous Print
(see note 1)

UNK Ian Taylor Tiga FA81 [164] - Ford BDA Nelson
#3 Queensgate Racing

UNK Carlos Ulibarri March 80A [18] - Ford BDA Hart
#19

UNK Mark Thatcher Ehrlich RP5A - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#16 Dr J. Ehrlich

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

Qualifying
1 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDA Smith
2 Phil Dowsett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [15] - Ford BDA Nicholson
3 Ray Mallock (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDA Swindon
4 Ian Flux (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDA Ehrlich
5 Richard Hawkins (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [9] - Ford BDA Nicholson
6 Mark Thatcher (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ehrlich RP5A - Ford BDA Ehrlich
7 Ian Taylor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81 [164] - Ford BDA Nelson
8 David Duffield (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Swindon
9 Kim Mather (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 792 [31] - Ford BDA
10 Colin Lees (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM9 [057-FA] - Ford BDA Smith
11 Tony Westwood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDA Swindon
12 Carlos Ulibarri (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [18] - Ford BDA Hart

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 79B (Tony Westwood): Tony Westwood (Cardiff/Caerphilly/Eaton Hastings) raced a March "78B" or March "79B" with Swindon engines in British Formula Atlantic in 1980 and early 1981. He was sponsored by Datamatic Limited ("Pacemakers in Continuous Print") and entered as #6 in 1980 and #2 in 1981. He was last seen in April 1981. Subsequent history unknown

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 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.

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

Full grid from an annotated programme acquired by Chris Townsend.