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Swedish Formula 3 Championship Race

Knutstorp, 25 Apr 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Conny Ljungfeldt Viking TH1A [03] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Rotel Racing Team
24 25m 08.0s
2 Håkan Alriksson Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6
24 25m 10.0s
3 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Rotel Racing Team
24 25m 33.7s
4 Ulf Svensson Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8
24 25m 34.1s
5 Claes Sigurdsson Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Dalsy Konfektion AB
24 25m 34.7s
6 Eje Elgh Viking TH1A [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25 Rotel Racing Team
24 25m 38.1s
7 Stefan Johansson GRD 375 [102-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#30
24 25m 48.0s
8 Erkki Salminen Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Vätterleden Racing
24 25m 48.8s
9 Thorbjörn Carlsson Brabham BT38C [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 Team Viktor (see note 1)
24 25m 48.8s
10 Lars-Viggo Jensen Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 Wendel Wängstre
24 25m 57.7s
11 Greger Aronsson Brabham BT41 [14S] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#21
24 26m 03.2s
12 Ebbe Karlsson GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#20
24 26m 04.4s
13 Bengt Arvelid Van Diemen 376 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 Bilsom Hörselskydd
24 26m 06.0s
14 Thomas Gunnarsson Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#15 Bildelar Värnamo AB
23
15 Curt Norrman Brabham BT41 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#18
23
16 Nils-Åke Carlborg Brabham BT41 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Aneby Hus Racing
22
R Lars Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#23 (see note 2)

R Jan Ridell GRD 372 [010-F3] - BMW M10 Billgren
#10 Autosport (see note 3)

R Bosse Hagberg March 753 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28

DNA Anders Olofsson Viking TH1A - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Industriflyg Aviation
Did not arrive
DNA Mats Peterson Paninder (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [43] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#14 Top-Print Trötryck (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Ronnie Peterson unknown
#22 Auto Alfa AB
Did not arrive
DNA Bonde Hallenmark Brabham BT38C [21?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#24 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Egert Haglund March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#27
Did not arrive
DNA Ronny Steenberg Brabham BT28 - Ford twin cam
#29
Did not arrive
DNA Jac Nellemann Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Texaco Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Henrik Spellerberg GRD 374/376 [373-043] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#35 Wendel Wängstre
Did not arrive
DNA Søren Poul Hansen GRD 375/376 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#36 Niewing Auto
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Conny Ljungfeldt (F3) 2-litre Viking TH1A [03] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 01.7s
2 Håkan Alriksson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 01.7s
3 Ulf Svensson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 02.7s
4 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [102-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 02.8s
5 Erkki Salminen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.0s
6 Claes Sigurdsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.0s
7 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (F3) 2-litre March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.2s
8 Lars Svensson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 03.2s
9 Greger Aronsson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [14S] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 03.5s
10 Eje Elgh (F3) 2-litre Viking TH1A [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.6s
11 Ebbe Karlsson (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 03.7s
12 Thorbjörn Carlsson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT38C [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 03.8s
13 Bengt Arvelid (F3) 2-litre Van Diemen 376 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 04.1s
14 Lars-Viggo Jensen (F3) 2-litre Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 04.2s
15 Jan Ridell (F3) 2-litre GRD 372 [010-F3] - BMW M10 Billgren 1m 04.3s
16 Bosse Hagberg (F3) 2-litre March 753 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 04.4s
17 Thomas Gunnarsson (F3) 2-litre Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 05.7s
18 Curt Norrman (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 08.4s
19 Nils-Åke Carlborg (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38C [18] (Thorbjörn Carlsson): New to Allan McCully and raced as part of the Australian International Racing Organisation (AIRO) in British F3 and some European events in 1972. The car was owned by Larry Sevitt's Tiran Auto Centre, which ran the AIRO F3 operation in the UK. Badly damaged on its debut at Silverstone in April but presumably repaired and the car driven by McCully at Monaco in mid-May. Then raced by Bill McGovern at Brands Hatch two weeks later, and crashed again, after which AIRO split up and McCully flew back to New Zealand. Irishman Damien Magee took over the drive, now entered by Tiran Auto Centre, and finished second at Brands Hatch and third at Thruxton in August. Sevitt was planning to test Ian Taylor and Barrie Maskell in August, but Magee retained the drive until the end of October. The "ex-Magee" car was advertised with Novamotor engine from a Tunbridge Wells number in January 1973. This would presumably be the "ex Magee" BT38C of Leif Spalding in Swedish F3 in 1973. Then with Thorbjörn Carlsson in 1975 and 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT41 [14] (Lars Svensson): New to Ulf Svensson in 1973.
  3. GRD 372 [010-F3] (Jan Ridell): Raced by Canadian David McConnell in the 1972 Tasman series, using 2-litre Hart BDA engines. McConnell had a new B72 on order, and his plan was to sell the prototype to Jacques Couture. When that fell through, 010 was converted to F3 and sold to Mo Harness. Harness had won the 1971 Formula Ford Johnsons Wax Euro Trophy but turned down the test drive that had been offered as a prize with Ken Tyrrell and an F2 March. After a brief relationship with GRD, he then used an old BT28 F3 car in the first half of 1972 before acquiring sponsorship from Revolution Wheels and returning to GRD mid-season. Harness raced the GRD in British Formula 3 using Leabro engines. He then sold it to Jac Nellemann for Swedish F3 in 1973. In 1974, the car went to Jan Ridell, who raced it in Swedish 3, now using 2-litre Vegantune engines. Retained by Ridell for 1975, when he used Billgren BMW engines. Retained again by Ridell for 1976. To Dick Berg for Swedish F3 in 1977 and 1978, again with the Billgren BMW engines. Next seen in 1980, when it was raced by Mats Karlsson, now using Vegantune twin cams. Retained by Karlsson for 1981.
  4. Brabham BT28 [43] (Mats Peterson Paninder): A new car for Gustaf Dieden which first appeared at Karlskoga in August 1970 and raced in Scandinavian F3. Then hired by Torsten Palm, who had previously raced a BT28 for Picko Troberg's Mennen Racing Team, and used as a private entry in the Torneio Brasileiro de Formula 3. Retained by Palm in 1000cc form for the start of the 1971 Swedish F3 series as his new 1600cc BT35 was not yet ready. To Leif Engström 1972-1975 then Mats Peterson Paninder 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Brabham BT38C [21?] (Bonde Hallenmark): Bonde Hallenmark raced a Brabham BT38C in Swedish Formula 3 in 1976, 1977 and 1978. As Ulf Svensson's BT38C/14 and Thorbjörn Carlsson's "ex Magee" BT38C/18 can be traced into 1976 or 1977, this is likely to have been the ex-Conny Andersson BT38C/21. Subsequent history unknown.

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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