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British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Oulton Park, 14 Aug 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Smith
#1 LEP Group/Mackinnon Haulage (Prestwick) Ltd
25 24m 39.2s
100.63 mph
2 Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications
#7
25 25m 04.3s
3 Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDD
#15
25 25m 07.1s
4 Duncan Bain March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#8 Abdex Engineering (see note 1)
24
5 Masanori Sekiya Ehrlich RP5A - Ford BDD Swindon
#10 Team Sanada
24
6 Dave Hoban March 782 [6] - Ford BDD Wadworth
#4 (see note 2)
24
R John Sheldon Tiga FA81/82 [164] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#2
Drive shaft
R Neil Crang Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#3
Engine

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

Qualifying
1 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Smith
2 Ian Flux (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDD plus 0.5
3 John Sheldon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81/82 [164] - Ford BDD Nicholson
4 Mike Catlow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications
5 Masanori Sekiya (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ehrlich RP5A - Ford BDD Swindon
6 Duncan Bain (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
7 Dave Hoban (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 782 [6] - Ford BDD Wadworth
8 Neil Crang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDD Nicholson

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 (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.

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

Autosport 19 Aug 1982 p55, Motoring News 19 Aug 1982 p56, Prog (AF).