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Italian Formula 3 Race

Imola, 23 Jul 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bruno Pescia Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F3] - Ford twin cam Delta
15 0.26.10.5
2 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Brabham BT35 [38] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jolly Club Milano
15 0.26.10.8
3 Pino Pica Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia
15 0.26.22.6
4 Fernando Spreafico GRD 372 [023-F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
15 0.26.30.8
5 Lella Lombardi Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jolly Club Milano
15 0.26.31.1
6 Christiano Del Batzo ("Gero") Brabham BT35 [47] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Jolly Club Milano
15 0.26.31.7
7 Gabriele Gatta Tecno 70/F3 [T00722] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Nettuno
15 0.26.47.2
8 Giuseppe Piazzi Brabham BT28 [41] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Meneghina (see note 1)
15 0.26.47.4
9 Aldo Maggi Branca [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Ala d'Oro
15 0.26.59.7
10 Adelmo Bignami Brabham BT35 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia
15 0.27.20.5
11 Ettore Ricci Lotus 69 [71/69.12.FB] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Somalita
15 0.27.44.1
12 Libero Pesce Tecno 69/F3 [T00 350] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Meneghina
15 0.27.55.6
13 Carlo Giorgio Brabham BT35 [46] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jolly Club Milano
14
14 Antonio Stalfieri March 713M [5] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Scuderia Italia (see note 2)
14
15 Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là") March 713M [1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia (see note 3)
14
R Carlo Scarambone Chevron B17 [17.70.09] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
Jolly Club Milano (see note 4)
9
R Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Birel 71 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Scuderia Italia
8
R Alberto Colombo Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Del Lario
8
R Francesco Bergami Branca 71 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia del Passatore

R Paolo Minozzi Gozzoli - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Modena Corse

R Roberto Marazzi Quasar [1601] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Nettuno

R Cesare Doneda GRD 372 [026-F3] - Ford twin cam Delta
Delta Corse

R Fabrizio Noè Lotus 69 [71/69-4.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
1 Transmission
UNK Giovanni Bertaccini Brabham BT35 [15] - Ford twin cam Holbay

DNQH Piergiovanni Tenani Chevron B15 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Jolly Club Milano
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Roberto Manzoni Tecno 69/F3 [T00 376] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT38C [22] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
(see note 5)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alceste Bodini Tecno 70/F3 [T00 744] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Luciano Pavesi Branca 71 [19] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Fiorenzo Togna Brabham BT35 [22] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Massimo Baldi Tecno 70/F3 [T00510] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Marcello Rosei Lotus 69 [71/69-2.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Patrizio Paoli Tecno 70/F3 [T00808] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Sandro Cinotti Brabham BT35 [45] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jolly Club Milano
Did not start
DNS "Canale" Tecno 69/F3 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not start
DNS Gaudenzio Mantova Branca 71 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Vittorio Brambilla (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [22] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.43.15
1 Pino Pica (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.42.49
2 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla (F3) 1.6-litre Birel 71 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.43.43
2 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [38] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.43.60
3 Bruno Pescia (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F3] - Ford twin cam Delta 1.43.60
3 Alberto Colombo (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.15
4 Gaudenzio Mantova * (F3) 1.6-litre Branca 71 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.57
4 Christiano Del Batzo ("Gero") (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [47] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.44.66
5 Giuseppe Piazzi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [41] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.77
5 Carlo Giorgio (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [46] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.70
6 Gabriele Gatta (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F3 [T00722] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.97
6 Alceste Bodini (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F3 [T00 744] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.12
7 Carlo Scarambone (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B17 [17.70.09] - Alfa Romeo twin cam 1.45.20
7 Roberto Manzoni (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 [T00 376] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.36
8 Sandro Cinotti * (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [45] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.87
8 Francesco Bergami (F3) 1.6-litre Branca 71 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.45
9 Aldo Maggi (F3) 1.6-litre Branca [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.17
9 Fernando Spreafico (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [023-F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.46.10
10 Paolo Minozzi (F3) 1.6-litre Gozzoli - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.78
10 Luciano Pavesi (F3) 1.6-litre Branca 71 [19] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.72
11 Ettore Ricci (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.12.FB] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.94
11 Lella Lombardi (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.91
12 Roberto Marazzi (F3) 1.6-litre Quasar [1601] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.47.45
12 Adelmo Bignami (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.47.05
13 Libero Pesce (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 [T00 350] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.48.00
13 Fiorenzo Togna (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [22] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.47.58
14 Marcello Rosei (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69-2.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.48.23
14 Cesare Doneda (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [026-F3] - Ford twin cam Delta 1.48.38
15 "Canale" * (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.49.03
15 Giovanni Bertaccini (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [15] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.48.73
16 Patrizio Paoli (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F3 [T00808] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.49.58
16 Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là") (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.50.80
17 Massimo Baldi (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F3 [T00510] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.52.83
17 Antonio Stalfieri (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [5] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.52.83
18 Piergiovanni Tenani (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.54.34
18 Fabrizio Noè (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69-4.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.54.01
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT28 [41] (Giuseppe Piazzi): Unknown 1970 production. Possibly the car of "Dubis" (Giorgio Corradi), who did not appear after 1970, or one of the Jolly Club cars of Luigi Petri, Pino Pica, Giancarlo Gagliardi or Diego Ritucci. To Girolamo 'Mimmo' Bertoni for 1971, entered by Scuderia Jolly Club, then to Giuseppe Piazzi for 1972, then Marcello Gallo in 1973, then Giuseppe Monguzzi in 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 713M [5] (Antonio Stalfieri): New to Cavan Riley and raced in British F3 in 1971. To Adelmo Fossati for Italian F3 in 1972, but quickly sold to Antonio Stalfieri, who raced it in Italian F3 from 1972 to 1974. This may then be the March "743" that Stalfieri raced in Italian F3 in 1975, 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown, but a car with this chassis number and an Italian history advertised by Luigi Moreschi Motorsport (Quingentole, Italy) in July 2015.
  3. March 713M [1] (Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là")): New to Eifelland Wohnwagenbau for Hannelore Werner to race in German and European F3 in 1971. To Heinz Lange (Neuburgweiler, Baden-Württemberg) at the end of the season, and used in the Italian F3 series where Lange hired a Brabham BT35 from Scuderia Italia and the 713M was raced by Piergiovanni Tenani, Clois Avigni and "Shangri-Là" (Romano Martini). It may have been raced once by Livio Franzoso in 1973, but apparently retained by Lange that year. Sold to Werner Fischer (Waiblingen, Baden-Württemberg) for 1974, then to Biagio Brandi (Bad Homburg, Hesse) in 1978, and then to Marcel Biehl (Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia), who posted pictures of the unrestored car on Facebook in November 2013. Immaculately restored and raced by Biehl in 2015. Sold to former owner Werner Fischer in 2016, and raced by him in the German HRA series in 2017 and 2018.
  4. Chevron B17 [17.70.09] (Carlo Scarambone): New to Carlo Scarambone (Italy) and raced in Italian F3 in 1971, initially with a Novamotor Ford twin cam and later using an Alfa Romeo engine. Retained for 1972 but Scarambone was rarely able to qualify for race finals that season. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Brabham BT38C [22] (Vittorio Brambilla): New to Vittorio Brambilla and raced in Italian F3 in 1972 using Novamotor engines. To Alberto Colombo in early August 1972, and run for him by Scuderia del Lario for the rest of the Italian season. Presumably the Scuderia del Lario entry for Roberto Manzoni in 1973.

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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