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Sunday News Trophy

Kirkistown, 8 Apr 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Watson Brabham BT16 [F2-19-65] - Ford twin cam
(see note 1)
20
75.84 mph
2 John Pollock Lotus 27/32/35 - Ford twin cam
20
75.53 mph
3 Malcolm Templeton Brabham BT16 [BT14 FL-5-65] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
20
73.41 mph
R Joe McArdle Crosslé 12F [C11F/67/31] - Ford twin cam

R David Baird Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/33] - Ford twin cam

All cars are 1.6-litre Irish 1600cc unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT16 [F2-19-65] (John Watson): Jack Brabham's works SCA-engined BT16, used during the 1965 mid-season and also raced by Chris Irwin when the Honda project was revived. To Robs Lamplough (London) for 1966 and retained for 1967. To John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for Irish racing in 1967 and fitted with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam. Retained for 1968. Sold to Dave Berry (Colwyn Bay, Wales) for 1969 and used in UK libre; then fitted with an Oldsmobile V8 for 1970, 1971 and 1972. Last seen in October 1972.
  2. Brabham BT16 [BT14 FL-5-65] (Malcolm Templeton): New to Malcolm Templeton (Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) for Irish libre racing, winning 14 libre races over the next three seasons, more than any other Irish driver. Crashed heavily at Dunboyne in July 1966 and rebuilt on a new frame, thought to have been a BT16 frame. Templeton retired after 1967 and the BT14/BT16 was taken over by John Smith, also from Ballymena, and raced for a further two seasons. Sold to Ed Irvine (Conlig, County Down), the father of the future GP driver of the same name, and raced in the 'Club Specials' class at Kirkistown with a 997cc engine in 1971. Then to Gerry Gaw (Bangor, County Down) who raced it in 1972 in the 1600cc class of the Clubmans Specials category with 997cc then 1089cc engines. Then sold to someone in nearby Newtownards who never raced it and later emigrated to Australia, possibly taking the car with him. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport 14 Apr 1967 pp570-571, Irish Wheel Magazine Sep 1967 p35. A race to the new Ulster class for 1600cc racing cars. Pollock's car was described as "his latest Lotus" and both Baird's and McArdle's Crosslés were referred to as 12Fs.