British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Castle Combe, 12 Apr 1982

1 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Smith
#1 The LEP Group of Companies
2 John Sheldon Tiga FA81/82 [164] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#2 Team Tiga
3 Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD
4 Geoff Byman Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDD Smith
5 Duncan Bain March 78B - Ford BDD
#8 Abdex Engineering Ltd
6 Bob Birrell (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW 4
#117 Royal Corps of Transport Racing with Mendel
7 Keith Corridon Lyncar 79A ["011"] - Ford BDA Cosworth
8 John Foulston (G7) McLaren M8D - Chevrolet V8
#14 Atlantic Computer Leasing Ltd
9 Geoff Janes (FF2000) 2-litre Reynard SF81 - Ford Pinto ohc
R Tony Hancock (F4) 1-litre Delta T814 - Ford
R Malcolm Swetnam (FF2000) 2-litre Delta T79/80 - Ford Pinto ohc
#33 Scotts Garage Watlington
DNA Neil Crang Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#3 Team Tiga
Did not arrive
DNA Dave Hoban March 782 [6] - Ford BDD
#4 (see note 1)
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Dunne unknown
Did not arrive
DNA Dave Muter Barton JTB3 [Sana RD11] - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Connor (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU62] - Chevrolet V8
Did not arrive
DNA Malcolm Hall (FF2000) 2-litre Sark - Ford Pinto ohc
Did not arrive
DNA Malcolm Stevens (unknown) Little Falcon - Ford
Did not arrive
DNA Rob Moores (unknown) 1.6-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Ford twin cam
#29 (see note 2)
Did not arrive

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

1 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Smith
2 John Sheldon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81/82 [164] - Ford BDD Nicholson
3 Mike Catlow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD
4 Geoff Byman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDD Smith
5 Duncan Bain (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 782 [6] (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 for Formula Atlantic in 1979 and converted to 79B spec. To Dave Hoban in 1982 and retained until 1984.
  2. Chevron B38 [38.77.07] (Rob Moores): The 1977 Derek McMahon car entered for Derek Daly. Used throughout 1977, with a number of rebuilds, including one new tub at least. Motoring News 9 Mar 1978 p8 says that the car used by Steve Malins at Silverstone 5 March 1978 is ex Daly. Wrecked by Malins in testing and replaced with a new B43 . According to Autosport 2 Nov 1978 p23, rebuilt and sold to Rob Moores who ran it later in the season. Moores was still using this car in F4 in 1982.


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

Result sheet (PSt), Programme (PSt/Castle Combe archive), Autosport 22 Apr 1982 p55