British Formula Atlantic Championship Race
Brands Hatch, 1 Aug 1982
|1||Alo Lawler||Ralt RT4/80  - Ford BDD Smith
#1 The LEP Group of Companies
|2||John Sheldon||Tiga FA81/82  - Ford BDD Nicholson
#2 Ivor Goodwin Racing
|3||Mike Catlow||Ralt RT1/77 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications
|4||Masanori Sekiya||Ehrlich RP5A - Ford BDD Swindon
|5||Neil Crang||Tiga FA82  - Ford BDD Nicholson
|6||Duncan Bain||March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#8 Abdex Engineering (see note 1)
|R||Ian Flux||Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDD
|UNK||Dave Hoban||March 782  - Ford BDD Wadworth
#4 (see note 2)
|UNK||Stewart Phillips||March 80A/81A [80A-1] - Ford BDA Swindon
#11 Winchmore Hill Garage Ltd (see note 3)
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Alo Lawler||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80  - Ford BDD Smith|
|2||Ian Flux||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDD|
|3||Mike Catlow||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications|
Notes on the cars:
- March 78B (Duncan Bain): Martin Mansell (Middlesex) acquired a large number of March 782 parts including a monocoque from a West Midlands hillclimber, and had these built up by an ex-March employee. It seems likely that these parts came from Godfrey Crompton (Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire) of Douglas & Gavin (Stourport, Worcestershire), who had acquired two March 782s from Bob Salisbury Racing for himself and Chris Cramer in 1979 and 1980. Duncan Bain (Luton, Bedfordshire) bought into Mansell's project, and the pair ran the car in British Formula Atlantic in 1981, usually entered as a 78B. Bain bought Mansell out at the end of 1981, and ran the car through 1982 with Abdex Engineering Ltd sponsorship. Sold to David Newall (Slough, Berkshire) for 1983, when it was sponsored by Staggers Jeans and run by McDonald Engineering. When the series was cancelled, Newall sold the car to a Frenchman who was planning to use it for hillclimbs. Newall recalls the car being collected by engine builder Geoff Richardson, who was going to rebuild the BDA engine before it went to France, but cannot remember the Frenchman's name. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 782  (Dave Hoban): 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 (Maldon, Essex) for British Formula Atlantic in 1979, converted to 79B specification and supported by Pinch Plant and Martin the Newsagent. Retained by Dowsett for 1980, then unraced in 1981. Advertised by Dowset as a 782/79B in September 1981. To Dave Hoban (Horncastle, Lincolnshire) for British Formula Atlantic in 1982, then retained for libre racing in 1983 and in 1984.
- March 80A/81A [80A-1] (Stewart Phillips): New to Bernard Hunter (Edinburgh, Scotland) and raced in the British Formula Atlantic series and libre racing, entered by Colin Bennett Racing. Retained for the first libre races at the start of 1981, then raced by Stuart Lawson and Ted Dzierzek in Scottish libre in April and May. To Tony Brown, and raced in hillclibs in early 1982, but Brown soon returned to the Martin BM16 that he had run from 1979 to 1981. The 80A was acquired by Stewart Phillips (Enfield, Middlesex) and raced in libre races from July 1982 onwards, entered by Winchmore Hill Garage.
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.
Individual sources for this event
Autosport 5 Aug 82 p54, Programme (AF).