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ShellSPORT International Championship race

Brands Hatch, 11 Apr 1977

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6
#7 David Price Racing (see note 1)
60
2 Bruce Allison Chevron B37 [37-76-01] - Chevrolet V8
#62 Bruce Allison (see note 2)
60
3 Guy Edwards (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A/761 [1-2] - Ford GAA V6
#4 Guy Edwards (see note 3)
59
4 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre Penske PC3 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Hexagon Racing
58
5 Hervé Leguellec (F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX
#16 Pablo Brea (see note 4)
58
6 Keith Holland Lola T332C [HU62] - Chevrolet V8
#3 E. L. Gibbs Racing
57
7 Allan Kayes Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Allan Kayes (see note 5)
56
8 Don Gray Chevron B24 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Donald Gray (see note 6)
55
R Jim Kelly Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#18 Jim Kelly (see note 7)
51 Engine
R Philip Guerola (G8 2.0) 1.8-litre Wimhurst LP2 - Cosworth FVC
#30 Philip Guerola
51 Running, not classified
R Divina Galica (F2) 2-litre March "752" [742] - Ford BDX Swindon
#13 Shellsport Whiting
46 Clutch, fuel leak
R Richard Robarts (F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R
#9 Richard Robarts
27 Disqualified: Outside assistance
R Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#19 John Jordan (see note 8)
17 Drive shaft
R Tony Trimmer (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Melchester Racing
13 Crown wheel & pinion
R Brian McGuire (F1) 3-litre McGuire BM1 [Williams FW04-1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Brian McGuire Racing
1 Clutch
R Derek Cook (F1) 3-litre Hesketh 308C [FW05/3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Deryck Cook
0 Accident
DNS Emilio de Villota (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Emilio Villota
Did not start
(Fuel metering unit)
DNS Robin Smith Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Robin Smith (see note 9)
Did not start
(Accident in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6 0:42.6
2 Tony Trimmer (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8 0:42.6
3 Bruce Allison (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B37 [37-76-01] - Chevrolet V8 0:42.8
4 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 0:43.0
5 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre Penske PC3 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 0:43.2
6 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU62] - Chevrolet V8 0:43.2
7 Guy Edwards (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A/761 [1-2] - Ford GAA V6 0:43.2
8 Emilio de Villota * (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8 0:43.4
9 Richard Robarts (F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R 0:43.6
10 Brian McGuire (F1) 3-litre McGuire BM1 [Williams FW04-1] - Cosworth DFV V8 0:43.8
11 Derek Cook (F1) 3-litre Hesketh 308C [FW05/3] - Cosworth DFV V8 0:44.2
12 Hervé Leguellec (F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX 0:44.6
13 Don Gray (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 0:46.0
14 Allan Kayes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 0:46.4
15 Philip Guerola (G8 2.0) 1.8-litre Wimhurst LP2 - Cosworth FVC 0:48.2
16 Jim Kelly (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 None
17 Divina Galica (F2) 2-litre March "752" [742] - Ford BDX Swindon None
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 752 [15] (Val Musetti): New to Masami Kuwashima for Formula 2 in 1975, prepared by Roy Kennedy's team in London, and entered by Masami Kuwashima Racing. After just two races, Kuwashima returned to Japan, and the 752 was sold to Tom Walkinshaw.who had it converted by Kennedy to F5000 specification, with the installation of a 3.4-litre Ford V6 engine. Raced by Walkinshaw in the 1975 Shellsport F5000 Championship. To Val Musetti, and raced in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. Converted to F1 specification for 1978, with a Cosworth DFV engine, and referred to as a 761 that season. Wrecked at Mallory Park in August but rebuilt again for 1979, when it was described as a 771, but wrecked at Zolder at the sart of the Aurora season and finally written off.
  2. Chevron B37 [37-76-01] (Bruce Allison): To VDS Racing and entered for Peter Gethin in the 1976 US F5000 series (also raced once by Teddy Pilette) and in the Rothmans series in Australia in early 1977. To Bruce Allison (Brisbane, Australia) and raced by him in the 1977 UK Group 8 Championship and in the Rothmans series again in Australia in early 1978. Then to Ivan Tighe (Brisbane) and raced in national Australian F5000 and in the International series in 1979. Raced by Tighe up to the end of F5000 in Australia in 1982 and retained by him until 2001. Then sold via Race Car Warehouse (Brighton, England) in early 2002 to Simon Hadfield (Shepshed, Leicestershire) and completely restored. Raced with great success by Hadfield in historic racing both in the UK and in Australia from 2004 to 2008. It has since been raced by guest drivers, including Tony Trimmer at Oulton Park in 2009, Marcus Pye at Oulton Park in 2010 and Ben Anderson at the 2012 Silverstone Classic. Sold in October 2014 to Neil Glover (Ansty, West Sussex).
  3. March 75A/761 [1-2] (Guy Edwards): 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.
  4. March 762 [752-21] (Hervé Leguellec): 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.
  5. Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  6. Chevron B24 [24-73-07] (Don Gray): New to VDS for Chris Craft in 1973 UK series, then for Peter Gethin in 1974 Tasman series. Loaned to Adlards Crowne Racing for Craft UK 1974; returned to VDS, converted to B24/B28 specification and used by Vern Schuppan to win at Brands Hatch October 1974. Sold to Tony Dean for the UK and US series in 1975, but confiscated by UK Customs & Excise on its return from the US. Bought by Don Gray (Sittingbourne, Kent) at auction, and raced in UK 1977. To Keith Holland for 1978 Australian Internationals 1978, and sold there to Barry Singleton 1978, who raced it in Australia in 1978/79. To Jim Lowe 1980/81, but crashed at Surfers Paradise in early 1981 and heavily damaged. Wreck sold to Russel Gomersall, then to Peter Phillips, then Laurie O'Neill, then Dr Bill Marshall sometime around 1985. Run in Australian historic racing 1986-1988. To George Parlby early 1990s. To Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW) late 2005, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2006 to 2010. Robert Tweedie (Sydney, NSW) 2012, and raced by his son Tom Tweedie, in historic racing from 2013 onwards. More information about Chevron B24 B24-73-07
  7. Trojan T101 [102] (Jim Kelly): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  8. Lola T330 [HU6] (Tom Belsø): 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
  9. Lola T330 [HU21] (Robin Smith): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.

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.