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British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Brands Hatch, 3 May 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#15 Dr J.Ehrlich
20 0.36.47.8
85.23
2 Ian Taylor Tiga FA81 [164] - Ford BDA Nelson
#3 Queensgate Racing
20 0.37.09.9
3 Colin Lees Argo JM9 [057-FA] - Ford BDA Smith
#7 Carcover with Goodwin Racing
20 0.37.22.0
4 Kim Mather March 792 [31] - Ford BDA Mather
#21 Aycliffe Newton Racing
20 0.37.24.3
5 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDA Smith
#1 L&B Excavations
20 0.37.35.8
6 Phil Dowsett March 81A [15] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#5 Industrial Control Services/Pinch Plant
20 0.38.30.2
R Ray Mallock Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Cliff Smith Racing/Chemtex
Engine
UNK Geoff Byman Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDA Smith
#9

UNK Tony Westwood March 79B - Ford BDA Swindon
#2 Datamatic Limited

UNK Richard Piper Wimhurst - Ford BDA Cosworth
#12

UNK David Duffield Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Swindon
#20 Caledon Coal Company

UNK Mark Thatcher Ehrlich RP5A - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#16 Dr J.Ehrlich

UNK Daniel Lebacq Lebacq FA4 - Ford BDA Swindon
#25

UNK Charlie Kirby March 78B [782-14] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#31 (see note 1)

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ray Mallock (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDA Swindon

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 78B [782-14] (Charlie Kirby): Eddie Cheever's car at Thruxton 27 Mar 1978 and presumably all season. To Dick Bennetts Racing and converted to Formula Atlantic for Eje Elgh to race in New Zealand in January 1979. Then to Charlie Kirby as a 78B and raced in Atlantic from 1979 to 1981. Offered for sale in On Track in 1981 by Kirby's Transatlantic Racing Services (Norcross, GA). Next seen with Andy Falbo (Detroit, MI) who raced it in US Formula Atlantic in 1983, and again in 1986 and 1988. Retained by Falbo and still owned by him in 2015.

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.

The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

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.