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British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Silverstone, 4 Sep 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Alan Smith
#1 The LEP Group of Companies
15 13m 30.6s
107.2 mph
2 Ian Flux Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDD Swindon
#18 Abdex Racing with Crompton Lighting
15 13m 33.0s
3 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT4/82 [332] - Ford BDD Cosworth
#4
15 13m 33.1s
4 Neil Crang Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDD Alan Smith
#10
15 13m 47.4s
5 Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications
#2
15 13m 59.4s
6 Geoff Byman Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#9 Normans Toys
15 14m 18.0s
7 David Newall March 78B - Ford BDA
#22 Staggers Jeans (see note 1)
15 14m 26.2s
8 Roger Andreason Druid 79A [377-01] - Ford BDD Cosworth
#17
14 14m 06.7s
R Stewart Phillips March 80A [1] - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Winchmore Hill Garage (see note 2)
9
DNA Norman Paine Chevron B42 [42-78-15] - Ford BDD Richardson
#5
Did not arrive
DNA Jeremy Fish unknown
#14
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Baxter unknown
#15
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Trevor Templeton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [332] - Ford BDD Cosworth 0.53.0
2 Ian Flux (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDD Swindon 0.53.1
3 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Alan Smith 0.53.5
4 Mike Catlow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications 0.54.3
5 Neil Crang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDD Alan Smith 0.54.5
6 Stewart Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [1] - Ford BDD Swindon 0.55.5
7 Geoff Byman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDA Cosworth 0.56.1
8 David Newall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDA 0.56.5
9 Roger Andreason (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Druid 79A [377-01] - Ford BDD Cosworth 0.58.3

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 78B (David Newall): 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 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.

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

Programme and Results sheet.