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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Silverstone, 6 Aug 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
Speed International Racing
17 0.31.50.6
93.75
2 John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
(see note 1)
17 0.31.51.0
3 Steve Thompson Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
Alan Brodie (see note 2)
17 0.33.39.4
4 Ian Ashley Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
WMG Marketing (see note 3)
16
5 Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 4)
16
6 Clive Santo McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
16
7 Alan Rollinson Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
Powrmatic Heating and Ventilation
(see note 5)
15
8 Ray Allen McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
Speed International Racing (see note 6)
15
9 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8
15
10 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8
Crown Lynn Potteries (see note 7)
8 Handling
11 John Bowtell Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
Andrew Cavell
4 Overheating
DNS Fred Saunders Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
Powrmatic Heating and Ventilation
(see note 8)
Did not start
(car used by Rollinson)
DNS Pierre Soukry McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
(engine)
DNSC Alan Rollinson Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
McKechnie Racing
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.20.6
2 Alan Rollinson * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.6
3 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.6
4 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.4
5 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 1.23.4
6 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.2
7 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.0
8 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.2
9 Fred Saunders * (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 1.27.6
10 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.6
11 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.30.0
12 John Bowtell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 1.37.0
13 Pierre Soukry * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8 1.40.2
14 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 725 [1] (John Cannon): Built for 1972 season for John Cannon and fitted with Oldsmobile engine. Raced in UK and US series 1972. Advertised by Cannon and Patrick Kay (Autosport 9 Nov 1972) and later appeared in Ecurie Santos adverts in 1973 and 1974 but not seen again. It is reported that the 725 was sold as part of a large package of cars to Australian Ray Gibbs but the 725 remained in the UK and was sold to Peter Bloore (Wallingford, Oxfordshire). Bloore later sold it to Ryan Hodges who sold it to his friend Jeff Luff but the dates of these transations are unknown. In 1986 it was sold to Richard Parkin (Retford, Nottinghamshire). Richard has sold the car at least twice, only to buy it back again. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.
  2. 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.
  3. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Ian Ashley): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift for the 1970 UK F5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970, then Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971. To Rocky Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 races + DNQ for Rothmans £50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  4. McRae GM1 [003] (Jock Russell): 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
  5. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Alan Rollinson): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  7. McRae GM1 [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  8. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Fred Saunders): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. 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.

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.

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.