Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Mallory Park, 18 Jun 1972

1 Steve Thompson Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 1)
2 Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
3 Alan Rollinson Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
4 Teddy Pilette McLaren M22 [M22-1-72] - Chevrolet V8
5 Pierre Soukry McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
6 Cyd Williams McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
7 Ian Ashley Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
8 Max Reinhardt Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
9 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8
R Ray Calcutt McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)

R Brian Leonard Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8

R Ray Allen McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)

R John Bowtell Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8

R Trevor Taylor Leda LT27 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8
#11 (see note 5)

R Keith Holland McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#25 (see note 6)

R Clive Santo McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8

DNS Tony Dean McLaren M14A [2-2] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Steve Thompson250.
2Gijs van Lennep25
3Keith Holland25
4Trevor Taylor25
5Alan Rollinson24
6Clive Santo24
7Teddy Pilette24
8Pierre Soukry23
9Ian Ashley21
10Cyd Williams21
11Max Reinhardt
12Ray Calcutt
13David Prophet
14Brian Leonard
15Ray AllenNo wet tyres
16John BowtellWithdrew
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Steve Thompson250.25.12.680.32
2Gijs van Lennep25
3Teddy Pilette25
4Alan Rollinson25
5Cyd Williams24
6Ian Ashley24
7Pierre Soukry24
8David Prophet
9Max Reinhardt
10Ray CalcuttAccident
11Brian LeonardNot known
12Ray AllenWithdrew
13John BowtellWithdrew
14Trevor TaylorVisibility
Keith HollandDid not start (accident)
Clive SantoDid not start (accident)
1 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 0.42.2
2 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.0
3 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.2
4 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.6
5 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.6
6 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8 0.44.0
7 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 0.44.0
8 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8 0.44.2
9 Cyd Williams (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 0.44.6
10 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-1-72] - Chevrolet V8 0.44.8
11 Tony Dean * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2-2] - Chevrolet V8 0.45.0
12 Ray Calcutt (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 0.46.0
13 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 0.47.4
14 Pierre Soukry (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.0
15 Max Reinhardt (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.8
16 John Bowtell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.6
17 Brian Leonard (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 0.59.6
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Surtees TS8 [007] (Steve Thompson): New for Peter Revson at the 1971 Questor GP then for Alan Roillinson in UK series. To Alan Brodie 1972 and raced by Brodie and by Steve Thompson. To Servis Appliances Racing Team 1973 and raced by Ray Allan early in the season. Then possibly the Robin Darlington car in Sep 1973 Reappeared with Colin Andrews (Banbury, Oxfordshire) 1974, then to Steve Cuff (Frome, Somerset) 1975 for hillclimbs. To Alan Richards (Cheltenham) and used in sprints and occasional hill climbs in 1976 and 1977. Used in sprints and occasional hill climbs by Bob Clapham in 1978 and 1979. Then unknown until sold by Brian Redman to Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) in 1986. Dave believes Brian got it from Richard Attwood about two years earlier. Retained until Swigler sold his collection to Harin De Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) in 2009. Restored by Virtuoso Performance and first raced at Laguna Seca in August 2011. Also raced in New Zealand in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series and at the Phillip Island Classic in March 2013.
  2. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Ian Ashley): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift team for the 1970 British Formula 5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970. To Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971, during which time it was acquired by Rocky Plumridge. Retained by Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 F5000 races, and DNQ for the Rothmans 50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  3. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Ray Calcutt): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  4. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  5. Leda LT27 [003] (Trevor Taylor): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  6. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Keith Holland): Keith Holland's replacement car. Used in the 1971 British F5000 series during which time it was modified along the lines of McRae's successful car. Retained for 1972 but crashed at Brands in April, after which the car was even further modified and dubbed "M10H". By July 1972, it had side radiators, a wedge nose and had been lengthened by 3½in. Sold to Clive Baker August 1972 and raced in the British series in 1972 and 1973. Then via Chris Oates to Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised. To Stephen Cuff (also Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised with a 5.7-litre Chev Jan to Apr 1974. To Bob Leckie (Aberdeen) for libre racing that summer. Advertised by Leckie in July 1974 but not seen again. Spencer Elton recalls that Leckie converted the M10B to a Skoda Super Saloon. Subsequent history unknown.


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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

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