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British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Thruxton, 20 Sep 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ray Mallock Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Cliff Smith Racing
22 0.27.29.55
113.12
2 Phil Dowsett March 81A [15] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#5 Industrial Control Services/Pinch Plant
22 0.27.30.30
3 Ian Taylor Tiga FA81 [164] - Ford BDA Nelson
#3 Queensgate Racing
22 0.27.42.87
4 David Duffield Ralt RT4/80 [185] - Ford BDA Swindon
#20 Caledon Coal Company
22 0.28.27.66
5 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDA Smith
#1 L&B Excavations
22 0.28.27.91
6 Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDA Hart
#17
21
R Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5B - Ford BDA Ehrlich
#15 Dr. J.Ehrlich

UNK Geoff Byman Lola T760 [HU1] - Ford BDA Smith
#9 Irby Racing

UNK Duncan Bain March 782 - Ford BDA
#11

UNK Charlie Kirby March 79B [782-14] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#31 (see note 1)

DNSP Warren Booth Chevron B48 [48-79-01] - Ford BDA Swindon
#29 Aycliffe Newton Racing
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNS Daniel Lebacq Lebacq FA4 - Ford BDA
Did not start
(Brakes/Suspension)

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

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 79B [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.