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ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship race

Snetterton, 1 Aug 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ray Mallock (F2) 2-litre March 752 [75B-U1] - Ford BDX Swindon
#14 Ardmore Racing (see note 1)
30 31m 20.0s
110.31 mph
2 Mike Wilds (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3B [2A as "DN3B/5A"] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team PR Reilly
30 31m 25.8s
3 Richard Scott (F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#34 Dicksons of Perth
30 31m 45.8s
4 Keith Holland Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#25 E.L. Gibbs Ltd Racing (see note 2)
30 32m 06.2s
5 Divina Galica (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#13 ShellSPORT-Whiting
30 32m 09.2s
6 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#7 LEC Refrigeration Racing Team
(see note 3)
29 accident
7 John Nicholson (F2) 2-litre March 752 [22] - Chevrolet Vega
#40 Pinch Plant Ltd.
29
8 Richard Robarts (F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R
#27 Team Myson
29
9 Dennis Leech Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#77 Dennis Leech (see note 4)
29
10 Bernard de Dryver (F2) 2-litre March 752 [8] - BMW M12/7
#46 Bernard de Dryver
29
11 Philip Sharp (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#52 David Price Racing (see note 5)
29
12 Jim Kelly Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#78 Jim Kelly (see note 6)
29
13 Val Musetti (F2) 2-litre March "752" [742] - Ford BDX Swindon
#15 Bernigra Ices [London]
28
14 Chris Featherstone McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Chris Featherstone (see note 7)
27
NC Norman Dickson (F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#33 Dicksons of Perth/British Caledonian
23 not classified
R Derrick Worthington (F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX Richardson
#49 Roger Heavens Racing (see note 8)
25 not known
R Allan Kayes Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Ian Ward Racing with Team Round Table Racing
(see note 9)
11 not known
R Brian McGuire (F1) 3-litre Williams FW04 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Brian McGuire
10 oil leak
R Roy Baker (F2) 2-litre March 75B [1] - Ford BDG
#18 Roy Baker (see note 10)
1
R Damien Magee (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6
#3 Hexagon of Highgate Ltd (see note 11)
0 accident
DNS Emilio de Villota (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#32 Lyncar Engineering
Did not start
(fuel pressure)
DNA Brian Robinson (F?) unknown
#4 Brian Robinson
Did not arrive
DNA John Tait (G8 2.0) 1.8-litre Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVC
#9 John Tait (see note 12)
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 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Rouff (F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276 [001] - Ford BDX Nicholson
#30 Boxer Cars/Netherton & Worth
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Neve (F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276 [001] - 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
Did not arrive
DNA Jeremy Sumner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-14] - Ford BDA Swindon
#42 Jeremy Sumner (see note 14)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
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 [1] - 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 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.01.4
9 John Nicholson (F2) 2-litre March 752 [22] - 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" [742] - 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 [8] - BMW M12/7
16 Emilio de Villota * (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
17 Jim Kelly (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
18 Divina Galica (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
19 Allan Kayes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
20 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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. For 1976, Ardmore Racing fitted a Swindon BDX engine and raced the car in Formula 2 specification in the European F2 series and in the Shellsport Group 8 series. During the season it was furthr modified with wider sidepods, it main radiator moved to the front and 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.
  2. 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 Apr 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
  3. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  4. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dennis Leech): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  5. 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.
  6. Trojan T101 [102] (Jim Kelly): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  7. McRae GM1 [015] (Chris Featherstone): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in 1973 season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. To Chris Featherstone: raced in UK 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, and in Australian Rothmans series in 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 and raced in the 1979 Rothmans series. 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. Raced by Lush and others in the F5000 Tasman Revival series since 2003. More information about McRae GM1-015
  8. March 762 [752-21] (Derrick Worthington): New to Markus Hotz (Lippoldswilen, Switzerland) and used by him in 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.
  9. Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  10. March 75B [1] (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 1982, after which he sold it to somebody in Scotland.
  11. March 75A [1] (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.
  12. Brabham BT36 [1] (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, then unknown for two years before Howlings (yet again) raced it in Shellsport G8 in early 1976, fitted with a 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Chevron B27 [27-74-14] (Jeremy 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.

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.