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ShellSPORT International Championship race

Mallory Park, 13 Mar 1977

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emilio de Villota (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Emilio Villota
50
2 Keith Holland Lola T332C [HU62] - Chevrolet V8
#3 E. L. Gibbs Racing
50
3 Tony Trimmer (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Melchester Racing
50
4 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#19 John Jordan (see note 1)
49
5 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6
#7 David Price Racing (see note 2)
48
6 Alo Lawler (F2) 2-litre Lola T462 [HU22] - Ford BDX
#17 L & B Excavations
48
7 Norman Dickson (F2) 2-litre March 772 [3] - BMW M12/7
#20 Dicksons of Perth (see note 3)
48
8 Andy Barton (F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-01] - Ford BDA
#23 Andy Barton
47
9 Iain McLaren (F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-10] - Ford BDX
#11 MacLaren's of Broxburn (see note 4)
46
R Nick May (F2) 2-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDG Eden
#5 Graham Eden Racing
43 Running, not classified
R Derek Cook (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDG Smith
#10 Derek Cook (see note 5)
42 Running, not classified
R Guy Edwards (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A/761 [1-2] - Ford GAA V6
#4 Guy Edwards (see note 6)
40 Running, not classified
R Rob Moffat (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford BDA
#28 Rob Moffat (see note 7)
32 Running, not classified
DNSP Brian McGuire (F1) 3-litre McGuire BM1 [Williams FW04-1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Brian McGuire Racing
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNS Divina Galica (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19 [04] - Cosworth DFV V8
#13 Shellsport Whiting (see note 8)
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Chris Featherstone McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8
#25 Chris Featherstone (see note 9)
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Allan Kayes Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Allan Kayes (see note 10)
Did not start
(Engine)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tony Trimmer (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8 0:41.6
2 Emilio de Villota (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8 0:42.0
3 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU62] - Chevrolet V8 0:42.2
4 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6 0:42.2
5 Alo Lawler (F2) 2-litre Lola T462 [HU22] - Ford BDX 0:42.6
6 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 0:43.2
7 Derek Cook (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDG Smith 0:43.8
8 Norman Dickson (F2) 2-litre March 772 [3] - BMW M12/7 0:44.0
9 Nick May (F2) 2-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDG Eden 0:44.2
10 Brian McGuire * (F1) 3-litre McGuire BM1 [Williams FW04-1] - Cosworth DFV V8 0:44.4
11 Iain McLaren (F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-10] - Ford BDX 0:44.6
12 Andy Barton (F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-01] - Ford BDA 0:44.8
13 Allan Kayes * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 0:46.4
14 Guy Edwards (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A/761 [1-2] - Ford GAA V6 0:46.4
15 Chris Featherstone * (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8 0:46.8
16 Divina Galica * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS19 [04] - Cosworth DFV V8 0:48.6
17 Rob Moffat (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford BDA 0:48.8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU6] (Tom Belsø): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  2. March 752 [15] (Val Musetti): New to Masami Kuwashima for Formula 2 in 1975, prepared by Roy Kennedy's team in London, and entered by Masami Kuwashima Racing. After just two races, Kuwashima returned to Japan, and the 752 was sold to Tom Walkinshaw.who had it converted by Kennedy to F5000 specification, with the installation of a 3.4-litre Ford V6 engine. Raced by Walkinshaw in the 1975 Shellsport F5000 Championship. To Val Musetti, and raced in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. Converted to F1 specification for 1978, with a Cosworth DFV engine, and referred to as a 761 that season. Wrecked at Mallory Park in August but rebuilt again for 1979, when it was described as a 771, but wrecked at Zolder at the sart of the Aurora season and finally written off.
  3. March 772 [3] (Norman Dickson): New to Norman Dickson, and raced in F2, Shellsport G8 and libre racing in 1977. To Jimmy Jack for 1978, and used in libre, sprints and hillclimbs, when it was also raced by Charlie Munro, and by Eddie Cheever in an Ingliston libre race. Retained for 1979, when driven by Jack and Munro in speed events again, and also by Andy Barton and Bill Lord on occasion, and used by Jack more rarely in 1980. To Stuart Lawson for 1981, when it was used in libre racing.
  4. Chevron B35 [35-76-10] (Iain McLaren): New to Bob and Marj Brown, fitted with a Swindon BDX and entered for Bob Muir in F2 events in the latter part of 1976. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) and used in F2, Shellsport G8 and libre during 1977. Retained for early 1978 but some in May to Bernard Hunter (Edinburgh, Scotland) who ran it in libre for the rest of that year. To George McMillan (North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland) for 1979 but replaced with a March 772P for 1980. George recalls selling it to "a lad in Yorkshire" to become a GT car. Pat Thomas (Spalding, Lincolnshire) built a Donington-style Lotus Esprit GT in 1981 which was based on a Chevron B35 that he had acquired from Peter Brookfield in the Scarborough area. This car was sold to John Goulder (Nottingham) for 1983, when it was said to have a 1500cc Cosworth engine, and then sold by him to Jon Fletcher (Rochdale) by 1986. Jon ran it for two or three seasons then sold it, with the single-seater bodywork, to a man in the Leeds area who planned to restore it as a F2. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Chevron B27 [27-74-06] (Derek Cook): New to Fred Opert Racing and the car raced by Bertil Roos in the British Formula Atlantic race at Brands Hatch in mid-March. Then fitted with a 2-litre Brian Hart Ford BDA for Roos at two F2 races, Montjuich Park and Hockenheim. Apparantly returned to Formula Atlantic specification and run by the Opert team in the UK series, initially for Héctor Rebaque, and later for Johnny Kastner, William Henderson III and then local man Jim Crawford. Sold to Derek Cook (Rotherham, South Yorkshire) for early 1975 Formula Atlantic races before being replaced by a newer B29. Retained for 1976 when Cook ran it in Indylantic, Shellsport G8, and libre racing, with either a Formula Atlantic BDA or a self-built 2-litre BDA. Retained again for early 1977 and used in F2 and in Shellsport, now with a 2-litre Alan Smith BDG, before Cook acquired a F1 Williams. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. March 75A/761 [1-2] (Guy Edwards): John MacDonald (RAM Racing) 1975. Raced in UK 1975: driven by Alan Jones (3rd BARC Thruxton 17 Aug 1975) - Hexagon Garage for Damien Magee UK 1976 - Guy Edwards UK 1977; rebuilt on a March 761 monocoque, and then converted to DFV power for last few races of 1977. Edwards UK 1978 (first two races); then for Bruce Allison (five races). Also used by Desire Wilson in a test session prior to the British GP. To Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset), fitted with a 5-litre Repco engine, and used in the British Sprint Championship 1979, 1980 and 1981. Used by Smith and John Meredith British Sprint Championship 1982. To Ray Rowan 1983, and retained by him until about 1987 when the Repco engine was sold to Australia and the rolling chassis was sold via a dealer to Italy. Reemerged four years later when sold by Andrea Frasson (Rosà, Vicenza, Italy) to Daniel Pouteau (Paris, France) in December 1991. Retained by Pouteau, still apart and in still Terry Smith's livery, until sold via Bernard De Dryver to Paul Grant (Brussels, Belgium) in April 2013. Rebuilt for Masters F1 in 2015, and debut at the Spa 6 Hours in September 2015.
  7. March 73B (Rob Moffat): London-based Australian Rob Moffat raced a March 73B or 73B/74B in a few Indylantic races at the end of 1976, and then in the Shellsport Group 8 series in 1977. Nothing more known.
  8. Surtees TS19 [04] (Divina Galica): Alan Jones received a new car, Surtees TS19/04, in time for the 1976 Austrian GP, and raced this for the rest of the season. It was raced by Vittorio Brambilla in the South American races at the start of 1977, before being sold to Olympus Cameras for Divina Galica to race in Shellsport Group 8. It was acquired by Alo Lawler in 1978, but was quickly sold to John Cooper, then to Robin Smith. Smith updated it to "TS20S" specification in 1980, and added sports car bodywork for a couple of Can-Am events in 1981. It was sold to Ken Moore and then Rod Tolhurst, both of whom ran it in HSCC F1 in 1983 for Willie Green and John Narcisi. Its next seven owners did not race it, but it returned to competition in TGP in 1999, then raced regularly until 2012. It returned for Monaco in 2016.
  9. McRae GM1 [015] (Chris Featherstone): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in 1973 season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. To Chris Featherstone: raced in UK 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, and in Australian Rothmans series in 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 and raced in the 1979 Rothmans series. To Ray Gibbs (Australia) September 1979 and kept by him until sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, New Zealand) 2000, and raced at Historic Sandown that year. Raced by Lush and others in the F5000 Tasman Revival series since 2003. More information about McRae GM1-015
  10. Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.

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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.