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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 23 Apr 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet RES V8
#15 (see note 1)
65 1h 01m 29.6s
78.64 mph
2 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#208 (see note 2)
65 1h 01m 48.2s
3 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 (see note 3)
65 1h 01m 50.0s
4 Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#33 (see note 4)
65 1h 01m 54.4s
5 Brett Lunger Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#2 (see note 5)
65 1h 02m 08.6s
6 Clive Santo Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#3
65 1h 02m 25.2s
7 Keith Holland Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#25 (see note 6)
64
8 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
#6 (see note 7)
64
9 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#22 (see note 8)
64
10 Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 (see note 9)
63
11 Tony Trimmer McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet Trimmer V8
#10 (see note 10)
63
12 Gijs van Lennep Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#1 (see note 11)
60
13 Guy Edwards Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#4 (see note 12)
60
14 Colin Hyams Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#16 (see note 13)
57 Not classified
15 Chris Featherstone Lola T190/2 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#220
57 Not classified
16 John Bowtell McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover Lilley V8
#28
55 Not classified
17 Alan Rollinson McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet Molloy V8
#12 (see note 14)
Driveshaft
18 David Oxton Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8
#39
Accident
DNS Chris Oates McLaren M10B [400-06 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#31
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith V8 47.0s
2 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8 48.4s
3 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8 49.0s
4 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 49.0s
5 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 49.0s
6 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet RES V8 49.2s
7 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet Smith V8 50.0s
8 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 50.4s
9 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet Molloy V8 51.8s
10 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 51.8s
11 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/2 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8 55.4s
12 Tony Trimmer (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet Trimmer V8 55.8s
13 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 01.2s
14 David Oxton (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8 1m 01.2s
15 John Bowtell (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover Lilley V8 1m 05.0s
16 Colin Hyams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1m 07.8s
17 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 09.0s
18 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 12.0s
19 Chris Oates * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-06 (A)] - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Badly damaged in a severe testing accident at Silverstone on 24 May when a tyre burst at Woodcote at 140 mph, and Thompson was lucky to escape with bruising. The car was written off, and Brodie acquired a brand new 1973 B24.
  2. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  3. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  4. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Teddy Pilette): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper (Greenwich, London) and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  5. Trojan T101 [102] (Brett Lunger): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  6. Trojan T101 [101] (Keith Holland): See full history: Trojan T101/101.
  7. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  8. McRae GM1 [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  9. 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
  10. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Tony Trimmer): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  11. Lola T330 [HU18] (Gijs van Lennep): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  12. Lola T330 [HU16] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  13. Lola T330 [HU6] (Colin Hyams): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  14. McRae GM1 [007] (Alan Rollinson): See full history: McRae GM1/007.

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.