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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Oulton Park, 14 Oct 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#22
28 0.40.48.0
113.69
2 Alan Rollinson Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
28 0.41.05.6
3 John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
(see note 1)
28 0.41.34.0
4 Gijs van Lennep McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
27
5 Teddy Pilette McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
27
6 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8
27
7 Roger Williamson Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
26 Accident
8 Dave Berry (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8
(see note 3)
25 Engine
9 Pierre Soukry McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
24 running, not classified
10 Guy Edwards McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
23 Battery
11 Ian Ashley Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
23 Puncture - accident
12 Clive Baker McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
20 Front suspension
13 Steve Thompson Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
19 Crankshaft damper
14 Brian Redman Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 7)
13 Radiator
15 Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 8)
12 Accident

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.0
2 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.25.0
3 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.4
4 Roger Williamson (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.2
5 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.6
6 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 1.27.8
7 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.0
8 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.2
10 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.8
11 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.0
12 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 1.32.0
13 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1.33.4
14 Dave Berry (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8 1.33.6
15 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.0
16 Pierre Soukry (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8 1.46.0

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 725 [1] (John Cannon): Built for 1972 season for John Cannon and fitted with Oldsmobile engine. Raced in UK and US series 1972. Advertised by Cannon and Patrick Kay (Autosport 9 Nov 1972) and later appeared in Ecurie Santos adverts in 1973 and 1974 but not seen again. It is reported that the 725 was sold as part of a large package of cars to Australian Ray Gibbs but the 725 remained in the UK and was sold to Peter Bloore (Wallingford, Oxfordshire). Bloore later sold it to Ryan Hodges who sold it to his friend Jeff Luff but the dates of these transations are unknown. In 1986 it was sold to Richard Parkin (Retford, Nottinghamshire). Richard has sold the car at least twice, only to buy it back again. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.
  2. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Roger Williamson): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] (Dave Berry): 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.
  4. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Ian Ashley): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift for the 1970 UK F5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970, then Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971. To Rocky Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 races + DNQ for Rothmans £50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  5. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Clive Baker): Keith Holland's replacement car. Used in the 1971 British F5000 series during which time it was modified along the lines of McRae's successful car. Retained for 1972 but crashed at Brands in April, after which the car was even further modified and dubbed "M10H". By July 1972, it had side radiators, a wedge nose and had been lengthened by 3½in. Sold to Clive Baker August 1972 and raced in the British series in 1972 and 1973. Then via Chris Oates to Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised. To Stephen Cuff (also Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised with a 5.7-litre Chev Jan to Apr 1974. To Bob Leckie (Aberdeen) for libre racing that summer. Advertised by Leckie in July 1974 but not seen again. Spencer Elton recalls that Leckie converted the M10B to a Skoda Super Saloon. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Surtees TS8 [007] (Steve Thompson): New for Peter Revson at the 1971 Questor GP then for Alan Roillinson in UK series. To Alan Brodie 1972 and raced by Brodie and by Steve Thompson. To Servis Appliances Racing Team 1973 and raced by Ray Allan early in the season. Then possibly the Robin Darlington car in Sep 1973 Reappeared with Colin Andrews (Banbury, Oxfordshire) 1974, then to Steve Cuff (Frome, Somerset) 1975 for hillclimbs. To Alan Richards (Cheltenham) and used in sprints and occasional hill climbs in 1976 and 1977. Used in sprints and occasional hill climbs by Bob Clapham in 1978 and 1979. Then unknown until sold by Brian Redman to Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) in 1986. Dave believes Brian got it from Richard Attwood about two years earlier. Retained until Swigler sold his collection to Harin De Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) in 2009. Restored by Virtuoso Performance and first raced at Laguna Seca in August 2011. Also raced in New Zealand in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series and at the Phillip Island Classic in March 2013.
  7. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Brian Redman): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Crashed and written off testing May 1973.
  8. McRae GM1 [003] (Jock Russell): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003

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.

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.