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British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Oulton Park, 17 Oct 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDA Smith
#1 L&B Excavations
30 29m 18.76s
101.57 mph
2 Phil Dowsett March 81A [15] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#5 Industrial Control Services/Pinch Plant
(see note 1)
30 29m 46.17s
3 David Duffield Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Swindon
#20 Caledon Coal Company
29
4 Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDA Hart
#17
29
5 Geoff Byman Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDA Smith
#9 Irby Racing
28
6 Kim Mather Chevron B48 [48-79-01] - Ford BDA CB
#29

DNSP Richard Hawkins Ralt RT1 [9] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#22 Lep Group
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNA Ian Taylor Tiga FA81 [164] - Ford BDA Nelson
#3 Queensgate Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Mallock Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Cliff Smith Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Andreason Druid 79A [377-01] - Ford BDA
#14 Andreasson Racing and Tuning
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#15 Dr. J.Ehrlich
Did not arrive

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 Richard Hawkins * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [9] - Ford BDA Nicholson
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 81A [15] (Phil Dowsett): New to Phil Dowsett (Chelmsford, Essex) and raced in the British Formula Atlantic championshipmin 1981, with sponsorship from Pinch Plant and Industrial Control Services. Dowsett won two races and finished third in the championship. Sold to Theodore Racing and raced by Vern Schuppan at the Macau GP in November. Then sold to Graham Brown in Western Australia in April 1982 and raced in Australian Formula Pacific. To Michael Moylan in March 1985, then to Jeremy Kenyon (NSW) in January 1991. Sold to Clive Osborne (NSW) in August 1996 and raced by him in 2000, then to Robert Foster (NSW) by 2007 and raced by him from 2007 to 2019. To Barry Wise (QLD) in 2020, and raced by him in 2021 and 2022.

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.