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Coppa Benaglia

Misano, 6 Aug 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia
18 25m 14.5s
2 Pino Pica Brabham BT35 [49] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia
18 25m 21.7s
3 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Brabham BT35 [38] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jolly Club Milano
18 25m 22.2s
4 Adelmo Bignami Brabham BT35 ["30"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia (see note 1)
18 25m 44.8s
5 Bruno Pescia Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F3] - Ford twin cam Delta
Scuderia Italia (see note 2)
18 25m 45.6s
6 Fernando Spreafico GRD 372 [023-F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Scuderia Italia
18 26m 05.8s
7 Giuseppe Piazzi Brabham BT28 [41] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Meneghina (see note 3)
18 26m 06.6s
8 Carlo Giorgio Brabham BT38C - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jolly Club Milano (see note 4)
18 26m 07.2s
9 Fabrizio Noè Lotus 69 [71/69-4.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Scuderia Italia (see note 5)
18 26m 07.9s
10 Gabriele Gatta Tecno 70/F3 [T00722] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Nettuno
18 26m 12.6s
11 Libero Pesce Tecno 69/F3 [T00 350] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
18 26m 18.7s
12 Carlo Franchi ("Gimax") Brabham BT28 - Ford twin cam
Jolly Club Milano (see note 6)
18 26m 22.1s
13 Roberto Manzoni Tecno 69/F3 [T00 376] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
18 26m 26.7s
14 Fiorenzo Togna Brabham BT35 [22] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
18 26m 35.5s
15 Giovanni Bertaccini Brabham BT35 [15] - Ford twin cam Holbay
18 26m 39.4s
16 Gaudenzio Mantova Branca 72 [20] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
17
17 Clois Avigni Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
16
18 Aldo Maggi Branca [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Ala d'Oro
13
R Adelmo Bignami Brabham BT35 ["30"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia (see note 7)

R Marcello Rosei Lotus 69 [71/69-2.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Scuderia Meneghina (see note 8)

R Ettore Ricci Lotus 69 [71/69.12.FB] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Nettuno

R Vittorio Venturi Brabham BT38C [23] - Ford twin cam
(see note 9)

R Christiano Del Batzo ("Gero") Brabham BT35 [47] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer

R Adolfo Corazza Chevron B15 [F3-69-14] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
Jolly Club Milano (see note 10)

DNSF Francesco Bergami Branca 71 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not start final
DNSF Alceste Bodini Tecno 70/F3 [T00 744] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
Did not start final
DNQH Angelo Ancherani Brabham BT28 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Del Passatore (see note 11)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Luigi Tommasi Brabham BT28 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Paolo Minozzi Gozzoli - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Modena Corse
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Lorenzo Sassi GRD 372 [026-F3] - Ford twin cam Delta
Scuderia Delta Corse
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là") March 713M [1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Italia (see note 12)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alessandro Guidetti Tecno 69/F3 [T00 356] - Ford twin cam
Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Birel 71 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Piergiovanni Tenani Chevron B15 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Jolly Club Milano
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alberto Colombo Brabham BT38C [22] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
(see note 13)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Lella Lombardi Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#67 Jolly Club Milano (see note 14)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Roberto Marazzi Quasar [1601] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#64 Scuderia Nettuno
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Carlo Scarambone Chevron B17 [17.70.09] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
Jolly Club Milano (see note 15)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Massimo Baldi Tecno 70/F3 [T00510] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
Scuderia Nettuno
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Luciano Pavesi Branca 71 [19] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Igino Scarpenti Tecno 68/F3 [T00 002] - Ford twin cam
Scuderia Italia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQ Antonio Stalfieri March 713M [5] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Scuderia Italia (see note 16)
Did not qualify
DNQ Sergio Mingotti Tecno 70/F3 [T00808] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT35 ["30"] (Adelmo Bignami): Adelmo Bignami (Italy) raced a Brabham BT35 in Italian F3 in 1972, entered by Scuderia Italia. This is presumably the car raced by Piergiovanni Tenani for Scuderia Italia once at Monza at the end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F3] (Bruno Pescia): New to Giuseppe Bianchi and raced extensively in Italian F3 in 1971, using Novamotor Ford engines and entered by Scuderia Italia. To Cesare Doneda for 1972, and raced by him and by Bruno Pescia in Italian F2 in 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT38C (Carlo Giorgio): Entered by Jolly Club Milano for Carlo Giorgio to drive at Misano on 6 August 1972, where it was described as una fiammante (a brand new) BT38. Giorgio appeared once more in the car, at Misano again two weeks later. Nothing more known.
  5. Lotus 69 [71/69-4.F3] (Fabrizio Noè): New to Manfred Mohr and raced extensively in European F3 in 1971, using Novamotor engines. Sold to Fabrizio Noè for 1972. Noè had raced a 1971 Lotus 69 in F3 in 1971 but in early 1972 was reported to have sold his car to Fiorenzo Togna and bought Mohr's "monocoque" car to replace it. This suggests Mohr's car had acquired a F2 chassis at some point during 1971. Raced by Noè in Italian F3 in 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Brabham BT28 (Carlo Franchi ("Gimax")): Carlo Franchi, who raced as "Gimax", had a Brabham BT28 for Italian F3 in 1972 as a Jolly Club Milano entry. The car was updated to BT35 specification for Gimax in 1973, when it was entered by Scuderia Jolly Club at some raced and by Scuderia Italia at others. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Brabham BT35 ["30"] (Adelmo Bignami): Adelmo Bignami (Italy) raced a Brabham BT35 in Italian F3 in 1972, entered by Scuderia Italia. This is presumably the car raced by Piergiovanni Tenani for Scuderia Italia once at Monza at the end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Lotus 69 [71/69-2.F3] (Marcello Rosei): New to Claude Bourgoignie and raced in European F3 in 1971, using Holbay and Novamotor engines and entered by Johnson's Wax Team Belgium. Sold to Marcello Rosei and used in Italian F3 in 1972 using Wainer Alfa Romeo engines and entered by Scuderia Meneghina. Retained by Rosei for 1973, again with Wainer Alfa Romeo engines. Retained again by Rosei for the start of the 1974 season, when it was fitted with a Repetto Lancia engine and entered by Scuderia Varazze Corse. Rosei then acquired a March 733, and the Lotus-Lancia was sold to Sergio Rosso, who raced it in Italian F3 for the rest of 1974. Retained by Rosso for 1975, but he was entered in a Lola at some races that season. History then unknown until acquired by Philippe Demeyer (Belgium) in 2018.
  9. Brabham BT38C [23] (Vittorio Venturi): New to Vittorio Venturi and raced in Italian F3 and Italian hillclimbs in 1972. The car was reported by Autosprint to have been rebuilt as a F2 for 1973, and it is understood to be the Marlboro-backed car that he used in European hillclimbs that season, while acquiring a new BT40 for Formula 2. Scuderia Nettuno had an intention to run the BT38 in circuit racing, to be shared by Spartaco Dini and Demetrio Martino, but the only appearance of this found so far was an entry for Demetrio Martino at Misano in July 1973. Subsequent history unknown, but in 2012, this car was photographed in Italy on display attached on a wall. It was in Marlboro Nettuno livery which appeared to be original.
  10. Chevron B15 [F3-69-14] (Adolfo Corazza): A third Chevron B15 sold via Oliver Speight to Jolly Club in Italy and raced in 1969 by Giuseppe Mariella. It is not known how Jolly Club's three B15s were used in 1969 but the first time they definitely had three cars was at Enna on 3 August. Raced by Sandro Cinotti in 1970, again for Jolly Club. Retained by Cinotti for 1971 and fitted with a 1600cc Wainer Alfa Romeo engine for the new F3. To Adolfo Corazza mid-1971 and retained for 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Brabham BT28 (Angelo Ancherani): Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi raced a Brabham BT28 in Italian F3 in 1971. It went to Scuderia de Passatore for 1972, fitted with a Wainer Alfa Romeo engine and driven by Massimo Ciccozzi in the early part of the season. Ciccozzi progressed to a Branca, and the BT28 was taken over by Angelo Ancherani later in 1972. Then to Giauco Maselli for 1973. Reportedly retained for 1974 and 1975, and presumably the BT28 raced by "Claudio" Maselli in 1975. Subsequent history unknown, but this car was advertised by Paolo Ricciuti (Pescara) in March 2021, still with Clauco Maselli's name on the side of the bodywork. The frame number of the car suggests a chassis number somewhere in the range BT28-5 to BT28-20.
  12. 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.
  13. Brabham BT38C [22] (Alberto Colombo): 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.
  14. Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] (Lella Lombardi): New to Manizio Levi and raced in Italian F3 in 1971, using Ford engines and entered by Scuderia Meneghina. To Lella Lombardi for Italian F3 in 1972, using Novamotor engines and entered by Jolly Club Milano. Subsequent history unknown.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 is likely to be the March "743" that Stalfieri raced in Italian F3 in 1975, 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown, but in December 1994, Fabio Montani (Milan) advertised a March 713M given as "713 M5" which had a Novamotor engine and was complete with 743 bodywork. A car with this chassis number and an Italian history advertised by Luigi Moreschi Motorsport (Quingentole, Italy) in July 2015.

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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