Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Cadwell Park, 20 Jun 1982

1 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#5 Ivens Lumar Racing (see note 1)
20 28m 09.87s
95.87 mph
2 Enrique Mansilla Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G
West Surrey Racing (see note 2)
20 28m 17.04s
3 James Weaver Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 3)
20 28m 21.60s
4 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham
Dave Price Racing (see note 4)
20 28m 21.99s
5 David Leslie Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#13 Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 5)
20 28m 25.26s
6 Tommy Byrne Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
Murray Taylor Racing (see note 6)
20 28m 27.43s
7 Mike O'Brien Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
20 28m 37.87s
8 David Sears Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#20 HART (see note 7)
20 28m 38.97s
9 Kees Nierop Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader
Trundle Engineering (see note 8)
20 28m 55.92s
10 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
(see note 9)
11 Jeff Williams Ralt RT1/78 [105] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
12 Osamu Nakako Hayashi HR321 - Toyota 2T-G
13 Ed Jones March 813 [6] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
(see note 10)
2 Gearbox
14 Dave Scott Ralt RT3/81 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Mint Engineering (see note 11)
0 Stripped first gear

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

1 Enrique Mansilla (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G 1.22.97
2 Roberto Moreno (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.23.17
3 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham 1.23.50
4 James Weaver (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.88
5 Dave Scott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.24.19
6 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.24.10
7 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.24.25
8 Tommy Byrne (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.24.38
9 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.24.84
10 Osamu Nakako (F3) 2-litre Hayashi HR321 - Toyota 2T-G 1.25.93
11 Kees Nierop (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader 1.26.19
12 Tim Lee-Davey (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.27.29
13 Ed Jones (F3) 2-litre March 813 [6] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.50
14 Jeff Williams (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [105] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.35.01

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/81 [225] (Roberto Moreno): Sold to Hope Scott Garage and used by David Leslie in the 1981 season. Sold to Mike Reed (Ivens Lumar Racing) Autosport 3 Sep 1981 p3. Ivens Lumar ran Alfonso Toledano in the car in early 1981 (Autosport 21 Jan 1982 p6). Rebuilt on an 82 spec tub after accident at R3 (Motoring News 1 Apr 1982 p20; the car is described as 'new' by Autosport when it reappears at Thruxton on 12 Apr). Then run for Roberto Moreno from Mallory Park 25 Apr.
  2. Ralt RT3/82 [291] (Enrique Mansilla): Sold to West Surrey Racing for Enrique Mansilla. Badly damaged in testing at Goodwood in late February, rebuilt in time for first race of 1982 season, but Mansilla then preferred the older WSR car until Silverstone 31 May. Used by Senna to win his first F3 race at Thruxton at the end of the season. For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68.
  3. Ralt RT3/81 [217] (James Weaver): Sold to Eddie Jordan 22 Feb 1981 and used throughout 1981, mainly by David Sears. Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4 advises that Jordan's 81 spec Ralt will be driven in 1982 by James Weaver. (A new 82 spec car - chassis 293 - had been purchased for Fernando Macedo to drive.) Used to win Donington Euro round 4 Apr 1982. Retained as spare car early 1983 and driven by Tommy Grunnah at first British round.
  4. Ralt RT3/82 [323] (Martin Brundle): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 and debuted by Jean-Louis Schlesser at Monaco (Autosport 3 Jun 1982 p17). Chassis number given in Autosort 7 Oct 1982. Used by Brundle from Silverstone 31 May onwards after damage to 294 at Dijon. Sold to Ronnie Grant, 1983 and retained 1984.
  5. Ralt RT3/82 [293] (David Leslie): Sold to Eddie Jordan, 17 Feb 1982, initially for Fernando Macedo. Taken over by Phil Kempe at Silverstone 31 May. Raced by David Leslie at Cadwell when Kempe had glandular fever. Weaver finally got to drive the car at Oulton 7 Aug, then used by Paul Bishop a week later.
  6. Ralt RT3/82 [282] (Tommy Byrne): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 26 Feb 1982 but not debuted until Snetterton 2 May, driven by Tommy Byrne. Taken over by Lee-Davey at Brands 11 Jul. Rented to Dave Coyne for Oulton 26 Sep.
  7. Ralt RT3/81 [216] (David Sears): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 21 Jan 1981. Initially Raul Boesel's race car, then later used by Tim Lee-Davey (British GP support race) and Tommy Byrne. For sale Autosport 4 Feb 1982 p61 MTR offer 81 RT3 'as driven by Boesel, Byrne and Lee-Davey'. Sold to Peter Argetsinger (Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p5 says ex Boesel; Motoring News says ex-Lee Davey, so the older 1981 MTR car). Also rented to David Sears.
  8. Ralt RT3/82 [296] (Kees Nierop): Sold to Neil Trundle 24 Mar 1982. Used by Luis Schaffer from Thruxton 12 Apr, replacing his 81 spec chassis 222. Later used by Kees Nierop when Schaffer ran out of money. Probably the car run by Trundle for Allen Berg in 1983.
  9. Ralt RT3/82 [298] (Tim Lee-Davey): Sold to Tim Lee-Davey 23 Feb 1982 and run by Christal Racing for early part of 1982 series. From Silverstone 31 May, run independently. When Lee-Davey went to Murray Taylor Racing the car went with him and was used by other MTR drivers, including Mike Rosen at Brands 11 Jul and Davy Jones at Brands 15 Aug. Retained by Lee-Davey for 1983.
  10. March 813 [6] (Ed Jones): Sold to Victor Rosso, 26 Apr 1981 and used in British series. Sold to Major Bob Birrell for 1982 and driven by Ed Jones at Cadwell. Retained 1983 and used by Jan Thoelke in German series.
  11. Ralt RT3/81 [250] (Dave Scott): Sold to Dave Scott 16 Jun 1981 and used by him in the latter part of the 1981 season. Used in first part of 1982 (1981 spec car with 82 front suspension Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4). Sold to Mick Cook Racing ('ex-Scott 82 spec' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6) and run as rental car.


Note that 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' published results.

These British Formula 3 results have been compiled by Chris Townsend using the main British magazines Autosport and Motoring News but also the US magazine On Track which carried surprisingly good coverage of the British series.

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.