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Gran Premio Campidoglio

Vallelunga, 4 Oct 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gianfranco Brancatelli March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Scuderia Everest
32 40m 44.4s
90.48 mph
2 Riccardo Patrese Chevron B34 [34-76-06] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Trivatello Racing Team (see note 1)
32 40m 50.0s
3 Piercarlo Ghinzani March 763 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Scuderia Allegrini
32 40m 55.3s
4 Marc Surer Chevron B34 [34-76-28] - BMW M10 Schnitzer
KWS Autotechnik Team (see note 2)
32 41m 06.4s
5 Rupert Keegan Chevron B34 [34-76-29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
British Air Ferries Racing Team
(see note 3)
32 41m 12.6s
6 Geoff Lees Chevron B34 [34-76-24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond (see note 4)
32 41m 13.1s
7 Orazio Ragaïolo March 753 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
32 41m 22.6s
8 Fernando Spreafico Chevron B34 [34-76-17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Trivatello Racing Team (see note 5)
32 41m 31.6s
9 Leonardo Verelli March 753 [6] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
32 41m 52.8s
10 Piero Necchi Osella FA3 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
32 41m 53.5s
11 Patrick Bardinon Ralt RT1/76 [31] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
31
12 Claes Sigurdsson Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Dalsy Konfektion
31
13 Augusto Avanzani March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
31
14 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Ralt RT1/76 [24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Scuderia Gulf Rondini
29 Fuel pressure
R Ulf Svensson Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15
R Roberto Manzoni Ralt RT1/76 [27] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15
R Kennerth Persson Maco 376 [M010] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Klaus Zimmermann Racing Team
12
R Guido Pardini March 763 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
10
R Giuseppe Bossoni March 763 [4] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Scuderia Brescia Corse
5 Collision with Ghinzani
R Lamberto Leoni March 763 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Scuderia Everest
5 Brakes
R Guido Daccò March 743 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
3
DNSF Piergiovanni Tenani Ralt RT1/76 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not start final
DNQH Marco de Tomasi Chevron B34 [34-76-30] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
(see note 6)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
Unipart Racing Team (see note 7)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Tarcisco Riva March 763 [8] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Scuderia del Lario
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Günter Kölmel March 753 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Giovanni Carminati March 743 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Manfred Leppke Toj F301 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Klaus Zimmermann Racing Team
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Conny Andersson March 763 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Sandro Cinotti March 763 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Guido Cappellotto March 733 [712M-18?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Erkki Salminen Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Vätterleden Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Giovanni Albertin Modus M1 [028-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Oscar Pedersoli Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Scuderia Brescia Corse
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Paolo Bozzetto Modus M1 [029-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH "Il Liscio" March 753 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Carlo Franchi ("Gimax") March 763 [16] - Alfa Romeo Wainer
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Giorgio Cattini March 753 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Manolo Veladini MP 302 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jean-Jacques Witz Osella FA3 [003] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Guido Bernasconi March 763 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not start
DNQ Bruno Ferrari Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Gianfranco Brancatelli100.12.45.590.293 mph
2Rupert Keegan100.12.48.2
3Riccardo Patrese100.12.49.4
4Piercarlo Ghinzani100.12.51.1
5Fernando Spreafico100.12.51.5
6Geoff Lees100.12.51.8
7Giuseppe Bossoni100.12.56.3
8Piero Necchi100.13.02.7
9Ulf Svensson100.13.05.1
10Guido Pardini100.13.05.3
11Leonardo Verelli100.13.12.1
12Marco de Tomasi100.13.14.2
13Tony Dron100.13.18.3
14Tarcisco Riva100.13.21.3
15Günter Kölmel100.13.21.6
16Giovanni Carminati100.13.28.3
17Manfred Leppke100.13.30.4
18Conny Andersson100.13.49.2
Sandro Cinotti6retired
Guido Cappellottoretired
Guido Bernasconidid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi100.12.52.989.42 mph
2Lamberto Leoni100.12.53.6
3Orazio Ragaïolo100.13.02.6
4Marc Surer100.13.02.9
5Kennerth Persson100.13.04.8
6Patrick Bardinon100.13.07.2
7Roberto Manzoni100.13.09.6
8Claes Sigurdsson100.13.10.6
9Guido Daccò100.13.12.2
10Piergiovanni Tenani100.13.16.1
11Augusto Avanzani100.13.17.9
12Erkki Salminen100.13.20.2
13Giovanni Albertin100.13.23.4
14Oscar Pedersoli100.13.24.4
15Paolo Bozzetto100.13.24.5
16"Il Liscio"100.13.27.4
17Carlo Franchi ("Gimax")100.13.40.1
18Giorgio Cattini100.13.41.2
19Manolo Veladini100.13.41.2
Jean-Jacques Witzretired
Bruno FerrariDNQ
Qualifying
1 Riccardo Patrese (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-06] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.14.8
2 Oscar Pedersoli (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.0
3 Conny Andersson (F3) 2-litre March 763 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.1
4 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.1
5 Gianfranco Brancatelli (F3) 2-litre March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.3
6 Lamberto Leoni (F3) 2-litre March 763 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.3
7 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.4
8 Marc Surer (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-28] - BMW M10 Schnitzer 1.15.7
9 Piercarlo Ghinzani (F3) 2-litre March 763 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.9
10 Orazio Ragaïolo (F3) 2-litre March 753 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.2
11 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.3
12 Roberto Manzoni (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [27] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.5
13 Fernando Spreafico (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.6
14 Paolo Bozzetto (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [029-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.7
15 Giuseppe Bossoni (F3) 2-litre March 763 [4] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
16 Claes Sigurdsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.9
17 Piergiovanni Tenani (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.9
18 Piero Necchi (F3) 2-litre Osella FA3 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.9
19 Guido Bernasconi * (F3) 2-litre March 763 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.9
20 Patrick Bardinon (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [31] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.0
21 Marco de Tomasi (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-30] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.1
22 Jean-Jacques Witz (F3) 2-litre Osella FA3 [003] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.1
23 Leonardo Verelli (F3) 2-litre March 753 [6] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.1
24 Guido Daccò (F3) 2-litre March 743 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.2
25 Tarcisco Riva (F3) 2-litre March 763 [8] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.3
26 Günter Kölmel (F3) 2-litre March 753 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
27 Kennerth Persson (F3) 2-litre Maco 376 [M010] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
28 Giovanni Albertin (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [028-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
29 Ulf Svensson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
30 Erkki Salminen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
31 Guido Pardini (F3) 2-litre March 763 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.6
32 Carlo Franchi ("Gimax") (F3) 2-litre March 763 [16] - Alfa Romeo Wainer 1.17.9
33 Tony Dron (F3) 2-litre March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 1.18.1
34 Augusto Avanzani (F3) 2-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.18.4
35 Manfred Leppke (F3) 2-litre Toj F301 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.4
36 "Il Liscio" (F3) 2-litre March 753 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.5
37 Guido Cappellotto (F3) 2-litre March 733 [712M-18?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.18.9
38 Giorgio Cattini (F3) 2-litre March 753 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.19.0
39 Giovanni Carminati (F3) 2-litre March 743 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.0
40 Manolo Veladini (F3) 2-litre MP 302 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.6
41 Sandro Cinotti (F3) 2-litre March 763 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.7
42 Bruno Ferrari * (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.23.3
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B34 [34-76-06] (Riccardo Patrese): New to Trivellato Racing for Riccardo Patrese to race in the 1976 European Formula 3 championship. Patrese won four of the first eight races and finished on the podium in another three. Immediately after the final European round, at Vallelunga, the car was sold by Trivellato to Giovanni Carminati. He raced it once, but it was then raced by Piercarlo Ghinzani at Magione in early November, and advertised by Ghinzani in Autosprint. Raced by Carminati in 1977 and then according to a later advertisement the car was retained by Team Ghinzani until 1979, then sold to "Prema Racing who kept it for 25 years". It then went to Marco Milanese in 2005, then to Steve Worrad in France, who raced it at Pau in 2007. Then to Francis Boodts then Pierre Lemasson, who raced it from 2009 to 2012.
  2. Chevron B34 [34-76-28] (Marc Surer): New to KWS Autotechnik Team and run in European F3 for Marc Surer in 1976. Retained for 1977, updated to B38 specification and run in European F3 races for Rudolf Dötsch and others. Also appeared in 1978 as a KWS entry for Werner Fischer.
  3. Chevron B34 [34-76-29] (Rupert Keegan): New to Rupert Keegan in July 1976 and raced in the British F3 series with British Air Ferries sponsorship, winning three races and clinching the BP BARC title for Keegan. To David Brotherston (Edinburgh, Scotland) for 1978, and raced in the British F3 series. Brotherston continued to use the car in 1979 and 1980, again in British F3, after which he sold the car to Bob Howlings. It was next seen in 1987 when it was used in TF3 by Alistair Ferguson.
  4. Chevron B34 [34-76-24] (Geoff Lees): New to Geoff Lees to drive in the British F3 series, entered by Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond, but running with works assistance. A former triple champion in Formula Ford, Lees had a series of very good results in the Chevron, running immediately behind the championship battle between Bruno Giacomelli and Rupert Keegan. He took his first win at Silverstone in September, leading every lap. He followed that with two second places, and then won the season finale at Thruxton at the end of October after Keegan collided with Giacomelli at the start. The car was then used as a test car for prospective Chevron customers. At some point in this process, the car was rebuilt on a new monocoque and effectively divides, with the original tub used by factory fabricator John Lewis to build one car, and the retubbed car going to KWS for Jean-Louis Schlesser.
  5. Chevron B34 [34-76-17] (Fernando Spreafico): New to Trivellato Racing for customer Fernando Spreafico and raced in European and Italian F3 in 1976. Spreafico had a Chevron B38 for 1977, but he may have retained his B34 into 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Chevron B34 [34-76-30] (Marco de Tomasi): New to Trivellato Racing for customer Marco de Tomasi and raced in Italian F3 in 1976. De Tomasi did not continue in F3 in 1977 and the subsequent history of the Chevron B34 is unknown.
  7. March 763 [9] (Tony Dron): Shown in March records as sold to Tony Dron 12.1.76. This was the solitary Unipart car in 1976. Although Unipart ran two cars in 1977, they only bought one new car, converting the older car for Needell, the junior driver in the team. Some results credit Needell's car as being a 763.

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.

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