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British Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Silverstone, 10 Apr 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alo Lawler Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Alan Smith
#1 The LEP Group of Companies
25 0.22.27.5
107.4
2 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT4/82 [332] - Ford BDD Swindon
#4
25 0.22.48.5
3 Mike Catlow Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications
#2
24
4 Duncan Gray Chevron B45 [45-78-04] - Ford BDA Swindon
#25 Keyboards (see note 1)
23
5 Stewart Phillips March 80A/81A [80A-1] - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Winchmore Hill Garage (see note 2)
16
R David Newall March 78B - Ford BDA
#9 Staggers Jeans

R Neil Crang Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDA Alan Smith
#10

DNS Ian Flux Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDD Swindon
#18 Abdex Racing
Did not start
(Gearbox)
DNA John Sheldon Tiga FA83 - Ford BDA
#5
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Ian Flux * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [218] - Ford BDD Swindon 0.57.4
2 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [199] - Ford BDD Alan Smith 0.57.7
3 Trevor Templeton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [332] - Ford BDD Swindon 0.58.8
4 Neil Crang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDA Alan Smith 0.59.6
5 Mike Catlow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [71?] - Ford BDD Racing Fabrications
6 Duncan Gray (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-04] - Ford BDA Swindon
7 David Newall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDA
8 Stewart Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A/81A [80A-1] - Ford BDD Swindon
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B45 [45-78-04] (Duncan Gray): To Fred Opert Racing for North American Formula Atlantic as a second car. Used as a spare by Keke Rosberg and as his race car at Lime Rock. Also raced by Eje Elgh and by Arturo Merzario at Trois-Rivières. Raced by Rosberg at Macau in November 1978. Then sold to Mike Peers and entered in the revived British series for Jim Crawford. Fitted with a BDX engine for 1980 and run by Plygrange Racing for Crawford in the F2 class of the Aurora series. Stayed with Plygrange for 1981 when raced by Vin Malkie (Northwich, Cheshire) in libre racing. Reappeared in 1983 when raced by Duncan Gray in the British Formula Atlantic series. It was entered by Peers himself in libre in 1984. Then to Steve Raine for Sprints, co-driven by Robin Boucher, and then hired to Bob Fearnley's RK Racing for Tiff Needell to drive in a pair of races in India in early 1985. Then reportedly to Stuart Ridge for 1986. To John Lloyd then to Simon Hadfield (Shepshed, Leicestershire) but damaged in an accident at Mallory Park. Restored with original Excita condoms bodywork and sold in 1998 to Jeff Wright, a Scotsman then living in Canada. Still with Wright (Wilmington, NC) in 2014 and raced regularly in vintage racing.
  2. March 80A/81A [80A-1] (Stewart Phillips): New to Bernard Hunter (Edinburgh, Scotland) and raced in the British Formula Atlantic series and libre racing, entered by Colin Bennett Racing. Retained for the first libre races at the start of 1981, then raced by Stuart Lawson and Ted Dzierzek in Scottish libre in April and May. To Tony Brown, and raced in hillclibs in early 1982, but Brown soon returned to the Martin BM16 that he had run from 1979 to 1981. The 80A was acquired by Stewart Phillips (Enfield, Middlesex) and raced in libre races from July 1982 onwards, entered by Winchmore Hill Garage.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Programme, with grid times