ShellSPORT International Championship race
Mallory Park, 13 Mar 1977
|1||Emilio de Villota||(F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Emilio Villota
|2||Keith Holland||Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#3 E. L. Gibbs Racing (see note 1)
|3||Tony Trimmer||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19  - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Melchester Racing
|4||Tom Belsø||Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#19 John Jordan (see note 2)
|5||Val Musetti||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 752  - Ford GAA V6
#7 David Price Racing (see note 3)
|6||Alo Lawler||(F2) 2-litre Lola T462 [HU22] - Ford BDX
#17 L & B Excavations
|7||Norman Dickson||(F2) 2-litre March 772  - BMW M12/7
#20 Dicksons of Perth (see note 4)
|8||Andy Barton||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-01] - Ford BDA
#23 Andy Barton (see note 5)
|9||Iain McLaren||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-10] - Ford BDX Swindon
#11 MacLaren's of Broxburn (see note 6)
|R||Nick May||(F2) 2-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDG Eden
#5 Graham Eden Racing
|43||Running, not classified|
|R||Derek Cook||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDG Smith
#10 Derek Cook (see note 7)
|42||Running, not classified|
|R||Guy Edwards||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A/761 [1-2] - Ford GAA V6
#4 Guy Edwards (see note 8)
|40||Running, not classified|
|R||Rob Moffat||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford BDA
#28 Rob Moffat (see note 9)
|32||Running, not classified|
|DNSP||Brian McGuire||(F1) 3-litre McGuire BM1 [Williams FW04-1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Brian McGuire Racing
|Did not start (retired on parade lap)|
|DNS||Divina Galica||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19  - Cosworth DFV V8
#13 Shellsport Whiting (see note 10)
|Did not start
|DNS||Chris Featherstone||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#25 Chris Featherstone (see note 11)
|Did not start
|DNS||Allan Kayes||Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Allan Kayes (see note 12)
|Did not start
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Tony Trimmer||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19  - Cosworth DFV V8||0:41.6|
|2||Emilio de Villota||(F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8||0:42.0|
|3||Keith Holland||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8||0:42.2|
|4||Val Musetti||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 752  - Ford GAA V6||0:42.2|
|5||Alo Lawler||(F2) 2-litre Lola T462 [HU22] - Ford BDX||0:42.6|
|6||Tom Belsø||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||0:43.2|
|7||Derek Cook||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDG Smith||0:43.8|
|8||Norman Dickson||(F2) 2-litre March 772  - BMW M12/7||0:44.0|
|9||Nick May||(F2) 2-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDG Eden||0:44.2|
|10||Brian McGuire *||(F1) 3-litre McGuire BM1 [Williams FW04-1] - Cosworth DFV V8||0:44.4|
|11||Iain McLaren||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-10] - Ford BDX Swindon||0:44.6|
|12||Andy Barton||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-01] - Ford BDA||0:44.8|
|13||Allan Kayes *||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8||0:46.4|
|14||Guy Edwards||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A/761 [1-2] - Ford GAA V6||0:46.4|
|15||Chris Featherstone *||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||0:46.8|
|16||Divina Galica *||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19  - Cosworth DFV V8||0:48.6|
|17||Rob Moffat||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford BDA||0:48.8|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- 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
- 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
- March 752  (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 start of the Aurora season and finally written off.
- March 772  (Norman Dickson): New to Norman Dickson, and raced in F2, Shellsport G8 and libre racing in 1977. To Jimmy Jack for 1978, and used in libre, sprints and hillclimbs, when it was also raced by Charlie Munro, and by Eddie Cheever in an Ingliston libre race. Retained for 1979, when driven by Jack and Munro in speed events again, and also by Andy Barton and Bill Lord on occasion, and used by Jack more rarely in 1980. To Stuart Lawson for 1981, when it was used in libre racing.
- Chevron B35 [35-76-01] (Andy Barton): Used as a test car by Derek Bennett and others during February 1976, including Alex Ribeiro. Then sold to Trivellato Racing Team for Willi Lovato to race in four races at the start of the 1976 European F2 series. Believed to be the car taken over by Giorgio Francia for the rest of the season, although Francia was said to be driving the Trivellato team's spare car at Estoril after a "write off" at Enna. However, it does appear that there was some shuffling of cars, as '01 appears to be the car sold to Andy Barton for 1977, even though it was said to be the former car of Lovato's teammate Roberto Marazzi. Barton fitted a 2-litre BDA engine for Shellsport G8 and libre racing but struggled with the car's handling, and crashed at Croft in April. The car was rebuilt with a new tub and three new corners but was still problematic and he crashed again at Ingliston on 8 May. Barton then raced the Sana for the rest of 1977 but returned to the Chevron for a libre race at Croft in May 1978, only to crash yet again in practice. This time the car was not repaired.
- Chevron B35 [35-76-10] (Iain McLaren): New to Bob and Marj Brown, fitted with a Swindon BDX and entered for Bob Muir in F2 events in the latter part of 1976. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) and used in F2, Shellsport G8 and libre during 1977. Retained for early 1978 but sold in May to Bernard Hunter (Edinburgh, Scotland) who ran it in libre for the rest of that year. To George McMillan (North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland) for 1979. After replacing it with a March 772P for 1980, George recalls selling the B35 to "a lad in Yorkshire" to become a GT car. Pat Thomas (Spalding, Lincolnshire) built a Donington-style Lotus Esprit GT in 1981 which was based on a Chevron B35 that he had acquired from Peter Brookfield in the Scarborough area, and it seems very likely this was the ex-McMillan car. The car was powered by a Cosworth BDG engine. The Esprit-Chevron was sold to John Goulder (Nottingham) for 1983, when it was sometimes said to have a 1500cc Cosworth engine, and then sold by him to Jon Fletcher (Rochdale) by 1986. Jon ran it for two or three seasons then sold it, with the single-seater bodywork, to a man in the Leeds area who planned to restore it as a F2. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-06] (Derek Cook): New to Fred Opert Racing and the car raced by Bertil Roos in the British Formula Atlantic race at Brands Hatch in mid-March. Then fitted with a 2-litre Brian Hart Ford BDA for Roos at two F2 races, Montjuich Park and Hockenheim. Apparantly returned to Formula Atlantic specification and run by the Opert team in the UK series, initially for Héctor Rebaque, and later for Johnny Kastner, William Henderson III and then local man Jim Crawford. Sold to Derek Cook (Rotherham, South Yorkshire) for early 1975 Formula Atlantic races before being replaced by a newer B29. Retained for 1976 when Cook ran it in Indylantic, Shellsport G8, and libre racing, with either a Formula Atlantic BDA or a self-built 2-litre BDA. Retained again for early 1977 and used in F2 and in Shellsport, now with a 2-litre Alan Smith BDG, before Cook acquired a F1 Williams. Subsequent history unknown.
- 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.
- March 73B (Rob Moffat): London-based Australian Rob Moffat raced a March 73B or 73B/74B in a few Indylantic races at the end of 1976, and then in the Shellsport Group 8 series in 1977. Nothing more known.
- Surtees TS19  (Divina Galica): Alan Jones received a new car, Surtees TS19/04, in time for the 1976 Austrian GP, and raced this for the rest of the season. It was raced by Vittorio Brambilla in the South American races at the start of 1977, before being sold to Olympus Cameras for Divina Galica to race in Shellsport Group 8. It was acquired by Alo Lawler in 1978, but was quickly sold to John Cooper, then to Robin Smith. Smith updated it to "TS20S" specification in 1980, and added sports car bodywork for a couple of Can-Am events in 1981. It was sold to Ken Moore and then Rod Tolhurst, both of whom ran it in HSCC F1 in 1983 for Willie Green and John Narcisi. Its next seven owners did not race it, but it returned to competition in TGP in 1999, then raced regularly until 2012. It returned for Monaco in 2016.
- 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
- Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
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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