British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Silverstone, 4 May 1981

1 Ray Mallock Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Cliff Smith Racing
32 28m 44.11s
107.44 mph
2 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDA Smith
#1 L&B Excavations Ltd
32 28m 54.17s
3 Phil Dowsett March 81A [15] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#5 Industrial Control Services/Pinch Plant
32 29m 01.97s
4 Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#15 Dr J. Ehrlich
32 29m 12.03s
5 Colin Lees Argo JM9 [057-FA] - Ford BDA Smith
#7 Car Cover with Goodwin Racing
32 1' pen
6 David Duffield Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Swindon
#20 Caledon Coal Co.
7 Kim Mather March 792 [31] - Ford BDA Swindon
#21 Aycliffe New Town

R Ian Taylor Tiga FA81 [164] - Ford BDA Nelson
#3 Queensgate Racing
23 Handling
R Richard Hawkins Ralt RT1 [9] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#22 The Lep Group of Companies
22 Suspension
UNKE Tony Westwood March 79B - Ford BDA Swindon
#2 Datamatic (see note 1)
On entry list
UNKE Geoff Byman Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDA Smith
#9 Geoff Byman
On entry list
UNKE Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDA Hart
#17 Mike Catlow
On entry list
UNKE Malcolm Hull March 782 - Ford BDA Richardson
#18 TRS/Neil Fletcher Engines
On entry list
UNKE Carlos Ulibarri March 80A [18] - Ford BDA Hart
#19 Carlos Ulibarri
On entry list
UNKE Daniel Lebacq Lebacq FA4 - Ford BDA Swindon
#25 Daniel Lebacq
On entry list
UNKE Charlie Kirby March 78B [782-14] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#31 Charlie Kirby (see note 2)
On entry list

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

Qualifying information not available

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
  2. March 78B [782-14] (Charlie Kirby): Eddie Cheever's car at Thruxton 27 Mar 1978 and presumably all season. To Dick Bennetts Racing and converted to Formula Atlantic for Eje Elgh to race in New Zealand in January 1979. Then to Charlie Kirby as a 78B and raced in Atlantic from 1979 to 1981. Offered for sale in On Track in 1981 by Kirby's Transatlantic Racing Services (Norcross, GA). Next seen with Andy Falbo (Detroit, MI) who raced it in US Formula Atlantic in 1983, and again in 1986 and 1988. Retained by Falbo and still owned by him in 2015.


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.