ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship race
Snetterton, 1 Aug 1976
|1||Ray Mallock||(F2) 2-litre March 752 [75B-U1] - Ford BDX Swindon
#14 Ardmore Racing (see note 1)
|2||Mike Wilds||(F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3B [2A as "DN3B/5A"] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team PR Reilly
|3||Richard Scott||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#34 Dicksons of Perth
|4||Keith Holland||Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#25 E.L. Gibbs Ltd Racing (see note 2)
|5||Divina Galica||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4  - Cosworth DFV V8
|6||David Purley||(F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#7 LEC Refrigeration Racing Team
(see note 3)
|7||John Nicholson||(F2) 2-litre March 752  - Chevrolet Vega
#40 Pinch Plant Ltd. (see note 4)
|8||Richard Robarts||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R
#27 Team Myson (see note 5)
|9||Dennis Leech||Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#77 Dennis Leech (see note 6)
|10||Bernard de Dryver||(F2) 2-litre March 752  - BMW M12/7
#46 Bernard de Dryver
|11||Philip Sharp||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#52 David Price Racing (see note 7)
|12||Jim Kelly||Trojan T101  - Chevrolet V8
#78 Jim Kelly (see note 8)
|13||Val Musetti||(F2) 2-litre March "752" ['B'] - Ford BDX Swindon
#15 Bernigra Ices [London]
|14||Chris Featherstone||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#5 Chris Featherstone (see note 9)
|NC||Norman Dickson||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#33 Dicksons of Perth/British Caledonian
|R||Derrick Worthington||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX Richardson
#49 Roger Heavens Racing (see note 10)
|R||Allan Kayes||Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Ian Ward Racing with Team Round Table Racing
(see note 11)
|R||Brian McGuire||(F1) 3-litre Williams FW04  - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Brian McGuire
|R||Roy Baker||(F2) 2-litre March 75B  - Ford BDG
#18 Roy Baker (see note 12)
|R||Damien Magee||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A  - Ford GAA V6
#3 Hexagon of Highgate Ltd (see note 13)
|DNS||Emilio de Villota||(F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#32 Lyncar Engineering
|Did not start
|DNA||Brian Robinson||(F?) unknown
#4 Brian Robinson
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Tait||(G8 2.0) 1.8-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVC
#9 John Tait (see note 14)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Antonio Bernardo||(F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3B [2A as "DN3B/5A"] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team PR Reilly
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Mike Wilds||(F1) 3-litre Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Team PR Reilly/Plus One
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jeremy Rossiter||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA
#19 Spax Dampers/Cars and Car Conversions
(see note 15)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Tony Rouff||(F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276  - Ford BDX Nicholson
#30 Boxer Cars/Netherton & Worth
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Patrick Neve||(F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276  - Ford BDX Nicholson
#35 Boxer Cars/Netherton & Worth
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Phil Dowsett||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA
#36 Sangria Designs (see note 16)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jeromy Sumner||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-14] - Ford BDA Swindon
#42 Jeromy Sumner (see note 17)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Keith Holland||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8||1.00.00|
|2||David Purley||(F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6||1.00.00|
|3||Damien Magee||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A  - Ford GAA V6||1.00.00|
|4||Mike Wilds||(F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3B [2A as "DN3B/5A"] - Cosworth DFV V8||1.00.8|
|5||Richard Robarts||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R||1.00.8|
|6||Richard Scott||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.01.0|
|7||Ray Mallock||(F2) 2-litre March 752 [75B-U1] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.01.2|
|8||Brian McGuire||(F1) 3-litre Williams FW04  - Cosworth DFV V8||1.01.4|
|9||John Nicholson||(F2) 2-litre March 752  - Chevrolet Vega||1.01.6|
|10||Norman Dickson||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.02.2|
|11||Philip Sharp||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson||1.03.8|
|12||Derrick Worthington||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX Richardson||1.03.8|
|13||Val Musetti||(F2) 2-litre March "752" ['B'] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.03.8|
|14||Dennis Leech||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8|
|15||Bernard de Dryver||(F2) 2-litre March 752  - BMW M12/7|
|16||Emilio de Villota *||(F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8|
|17||Jim Kelly||(F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101  - Chevrolet V8|
|18||Divina Galica||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4  - Cosworth DFV V8|
|19||Allan Kayes||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8|
|20||Chris Featherstone||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- March 752 [75B-U1] (Ray Mallock): An unnumbered March 75B built for Ray Mallock (Roade, Northamptonshire) and run for him in British Formula Atlantic and some F2 races by Ardmore Racing in 1975. It replaced the second-hand March 742 that Mallock wrecked in the Thruxton Formula 2 race in March, but it is possible that the 75B was still used the chassis plate of the old 742 during this time, as it was listed by Motoring News as "742/12" twice in 1975 and was also described as a 742 by MN at Hockenheim in September 1976. Mallock raced the car in F2 for the last four races of 1975. For 1976, Ardmore Racing bought a Lola T450 for Mallock, but when that proved a flop, fitted the March with a Swindon BDX engine and Mallock raced that car in Formula 2 specification in the European F2 series and in the Shellsport Group 8 series. During the season it was further modified with wider sidepods, it main radiator moved to the front and from Pau onwards used the nose from one of Ray Mallock's father's Mallock U2s. Last raced by Mallock at Brands Hatch on 7 November 1976. This may be the 75B advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Bucks) in Autosport four days later, described as "Updated to full F2 spec" with FG gearbox and "2 litre alloy engine". In the same edition of Autosport, Lucien Lampach (Wiltz, Luxembourg) was seeking a F2 car, and photographs indicate that he acquired the modified Mallock 75B and ran it as a March 742 in European hillclimbs in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T400 [HU8] (Keith Holland): New to McKechnie Racing Org and raced by Richard Scott and Bob Evans in UK series 1975. To Len Gibbs for Keith Holland UK 1976 and early 1977. To Gerry Amato, then Allan Kayes for Group 8 in 1977. Then unknown until 'found in a garage in Cambridge' by Mike Connor and raced in a libre at Castle Combe in April 1980. Next seen with Mick Hill 1982, who converted it into a "BMW M1" with 7.4-litre Chevrolet V8 for "GT" racing: raced in Donington GT series 1983 (shared between Hill and Kevin Riley). Also raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Riley 1983 and 1984 … advertised by Straight Six (Tony Hildebrand) 1986 … David Sheppard: raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Gary Dobbin, 1989 … Ian Higgins (Boston, Lincolnshire) about 1990, and taken apart to recreate the Lola T400. To Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) around 1991. Raced by Windelburn in Australian and New Zealand historics from 2000 (or earlier), and raced regularly in the F5000 Tasman Revival from its start in November 2003, when he won the feature race at the opening round, to the 2017/18 season. More information about Lola T400 HU8
- Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
- March 752  (John Nicholson): New to Ron Dennis's Project Three Racing but using an early-season monocoque that had already been used by the work team. Raced by Patrick Depailler at Pau, then Vittorio Brambilla at Salzburgring, and by Bruno Pescia, Sandro Cinotti, Tim Schenken and Maurizio Flammini later in the season. Sold to John Nicholson for 1976, fitted with a Chevrolet Vega engine and used in F2 and in the Shellsport G8 series. To Alan Baillie for 1977, who fitted a Swindon BDX engine for libre, Shellsport and Aurora over the next three seasons. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 762 [15 as '22'] (Richard Robarts): New to Richard Robarts in June 1976, fitted with a Hart 420R engine and raced in European F2 and Shellsport G8 in 1976 when Robarts was sponsored by Myson. For some reason this car wore chassis plate 762-22, which was its monocoque number, instead of its actual chassis number 762-15. It was used once more by Robarts in early 1977 and March records then show it being sold to Dr Joseph Ehrlich in February 1978. It was raced for Ehrlich by Brett Riley in two Aurora AFX British F1 races, at Mallory Park in July and Brands Hatch in August, but at the latter race he skated off at Westfield and the car was badly damaged. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dennis Leech): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
- Modus M3 [047-F3] (Philip Sharp): Chassis number observed on Phil Sharp’s car by Dave McKinney at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1977 and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p5. Described in the works record as a development F3 chassis, and built up from spares at David Price Racing, where Sharp was a mechanic. Therefore the car raced through the 1976 Indylantic season in Britain, then taken to his native New Zealand. NZMA reports that the car was sold to Steve Empson. In 1980 the car appears in the NZ series in the hands of Robin Irving.
- Trojan T101  (Jim Kelly): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
- McRae GM1  (Chris Featherstone): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in the 1973 British season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. It was then sold to Chris Featherstone and raced by him once at the end of 1974, then through the 1975 and 1976 seasons. After a single race at the start of 1977, the car was raced by Keith Holland in four races later in the year, and then by Featherstone in the Australian Rothmans series in February 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 for the 1979 Rothmans series, but it may be that Lee Seaton of Thomson Motor Auctions owned it though this period. Sold to Ray Gibbs (Australia) September 1979 and kept by him until sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, New Zealand) 2000, and raced at Historic Sandown that year and in 2001. Lush raced it in the Tasman Cup Revival series from 2003 to 2015, during which time it was also raced by Chris Hyde in the 2009/10 season and by Greg Thornton in the 2012/13 season. Lush also raced the car in England during the Kiwis' visits to the UK in 2005 and 2008, and at Road America in 2014. Lush sold it to its former driver Garry Dumbrell in 2016, and after Dumbrell died in October 2021, it was sold to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2021. More information about McRae GM1-015
- March 762 [752-21] (Derrick Worthington): Originally intended for Trivellato but not collected so fitted with a F3 rear wing and sold instead to Markus Hotz (Lippoldswilen, Switzerland) for European hillclimbs and Swiss championship events. At the beginning of 1976, it was raced by Harald Ertl in the F2 race at Hockenheim, finishing sixth. Hotz continued with Swiss championship events but damaged the car, and returned it to the factory in part exchange for a new March 762. March sold the 752 on, unrepaired, to Roger Heavens, who rebuilt it as a 762 and intended to fit the turbocharged 1.4-litre Ford Formula 2 engine that Geoff Richardson was developing. When the car appeared, in the Shellsport G8 series with Derrick Worthington driving, it used a Richardson BDX instead. Also raced in G8 and libre events by José Maria de Uriarte. Retained for 1977 and entered by Heavens for Pablo Brea and Hervé Leguellec. Taken over by Adrian Russell (Thornton Heath, Surrey) later in 1977, and raced by him in British F1 and libre in 1978. Sold to Paul Brooks (Selby, North Yorkshire) for 1979, and raced in libre. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
- March 75B  (Roy Baker): The original March 75B prototype was sold to Derek Cook (Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) and was first raced at the 1974 Boxing Day meeting at Brands Hatch. Raced in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975. To Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset), converted to Formula 2, and raced in the European F2 series and the Shellsport Group 8 series in 1976. To Ted Williams (Bristol), fitted with a 2.2-litre Ford BDA or BDG, and raced (as a "752") in British hillclimbs in 1977. Then fitted with a full F2 Hart 420R for the first half of 1978, before Williams bought a 772. To Bob Bailey and raced in the 1600cc class later in 1978 and again in 1979. To Richard Ames (Alderton, Gloucestershire) later in 1979, and raced by him in 1981 and early 1982, by which time it was in 75/782 specification and fitted with a 2.2-litre Hart 420R engine. Ames advertised the car in May and June 1982 and recalls that he sold it to somebody in Scotland. This must be Harvey Gillanders (Ellon, Scotland) who raced a 2.2-litre "75/782" in Ingliston libre races later in 1982. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 75A  (Damien Magee): John MacDonald (RAM Racing) 1975. Raced in UK 1975: driven by Alan Jones (3rd BARC Thruxton 17 Aug 1975) - Hexagon Garage for Damien Magee UK 1976 - Guy Edwards UK 1977; rebuilt on a March 761 monocoque, and then converted to DFV power for last few races of 1977. Edwards UK 1978 (first two races); then for Bruce Allison (five races). Also used by Desire Wilson in a test session prior to the British GP. To Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset), fitted with a 5-litre Repco engine, and used in the British Sprint Championship 1979, 1980 and 1981. Used by Smith and John Meredith British Sprint Championship 1982. To Ray Rowan 1983, and retained by him until about 1987 when the Repco engine was sold to Australia and the rolling chassis was sold via a dealer to Italy. Reemerged four years later when sold by Andrea Frasson (Rosà, Vicenza, Italy) to Daniel Pouteau (Paris, France) in December 1991. Retained by Pouteau, still apart and in still Terry Smith's livery, until sold via Bernard De Dryver to Paul Grant (Brussels, Belgium) in April 2013. Rebuilt for Masters F1 in 2015, and debut at the Spa 6 Hours in September 2015.
- Brabham BT36  (John Tait): New to a new team, Rondel Racing, run by ex-MRD F1 chief mechanic Ron Dennis and ex-MRD F1 and Indy mechanic Neil Trundle, for Tim Schenken to race in F2 in 1971. Sold to dealer Bobby Howlings, and used by him in libre racing in March 1972. Then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) for Malcolm Wayne to race in Formula Atlantic, but leased to Graham Hill to use in the early F2 races at Thruxton and Hockenheim before his BT38 was delivered. Sold back to Howlings in May 1972, then to Arthur Moore for libre, but crashed on his debut. For Moore in libre again in 1973 with a Cosworth FVA engine, and in 1974 with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC. Then unknown for nearly two years before Howlings (yet again) raced it in Shellsport G8 in early 1976, again fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC. To John Tait and used in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. To Eddy D'Hoe in Belgium in 1978, and hillclimbed with an FVA engine. To Regis Jumez 1980, and used in French hillclimbs. Later back via Howlings, who may have taken it back when he sold Jumez a Chevron B48, in 1984 to collector Anthony Mayman, then via John Harper and Ted Walker to Peter Williams in 1989. To Andrew Fellowes (Benowa, Queensland, Australia) 2002, then to Ian Rimmer in 2009. Sold by Rimmer to a customer of Damon Milnes in 2020, then sold again by Milnes to Leif Bosson (Helsingborg, Sweden) in 2022.
- Chevron B29 [29-75-29] (Jeremy Rossiter): New to Derek Cook (Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) in August 1975, and raced in British Formula Atlantic with support from George Cooper Lubricants. To Jeremy Rossiter (Kidlington, Oxfordshire) for 1976, and raced in Shellsport G8 and Indylantic races. The series died at the end of 1976, and the car was unused until August 1977 when it was sold to John Pollock (Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland), who raced for Gerry Kinnane's team in Irish Formula Atlantic. Pollock raced it at Phoenix Park and Mondello Park in September 1977, but it was then sold to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin), Pollock taking O'Leary's older Brabham BT40 in part-exchange. Raced by O'Leary in the Irish series in 1978 and 1979.
- Chevron B29 [29-75-19] (Phil Dowsett): New to Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) and raced in British Formula Atlantic in 1975, entered by SDC Racing. To Phil Dowsett (Chelmsford, Essex) for the Indylantic Championship in 1976, entered by Sangria Designs and Capital Radio. Then sold to John Ledlie for the Irish series in 1977 but badly damaged at Phoenix Park in September 1977 when Ledlie hit a tree. As one of relatively few B29s left in Britain and Ireland by this time, it may be the car raced by Trevor Templeton in May 1979 and then by Nelson Todd later in 1979, sponsored by Belfast car dealer Isaac Agnew. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-14] (Jeromy Sumner): Chevron build record says sold to Derek Cook, August 1974, so Cook's late season car in British Formula Atlantic. To Peter Munro (Birmingham) for 1975, but his sponsorship fell through, and he loaned the car back to Cook at the British GP meeting after he had wrecked his own car in practice. Cook then managed to wreck the Chevron on lap 1 of the race, and it did not appear again in 1975. To Jeremy Sumner for the 1976 Indyatlantic series, where it was also driven by Mike Wilds and John Scannell. Thought to have been the B27 bought by Christian Bonnifet in 1977, and used in French hillclimbs between 1979 and 1983. In 1997, Jean-Michel Coll (Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France) advertised chassis 74-14 as a rolling chassis. It was later reported to be under restoration in the UK.
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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