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Coppa Benaglia

Imola, 1 May 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Claudio Francisci Lotus 69 [71/69.12.FB] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#1 Scuderia Nettuno
15 0.26.08.7
2 Carlo Giorgio Brabham BT35 [46] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#8 Jolly Club Milano
15 0.26.09.3
3 Pino Pica Brabham BT35 [49] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#29
15 0.26.23.3
4 Sandro Cinotti Brabham BT35 [45] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#9 Scuderia Del Lario
15 0.26.23.4
5 Vittorio Venturi Tecno 70/F3 [T00510] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Scuderia Nettuno
15 0.26.23.5
6 Vittorio Brambilla Birel 71 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
#23
15 0.26.23.6
7 Christiano Del Batzo ("Gero") Quasar [1601] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#11 Jolly Club Milano
15 0.26.31.8
8 Lorenzo Lenzini Tecno 70/F3 [T00 746] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14 Jolly Club Milano
15 0.26.49.7
9 Lella Lombardi Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#10 Jolly Club Milano
15 0.26.49.9
10 Giuseppe Piazzi Brabham BT28 [41] - Ford twin cam
#22 Scuderia Meneghina
15 0.27.13.9
11 Adelmo Bignami Brabham BT35 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#31
15 0.27.21.9
12 Aldo Maggi Branca [14] - Ford twin cam
#45 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
15 0.27.22.2
R Alberto Colombo Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#39 Scuderia Del Lario
9
R Luigino Grassi Tecno 69/F3 [T00 352] - Ford twin cam
#27
6
R Bruno Pescia Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F3] - Ford twin cam
Jolly Club Milano
5
R Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Brabham BT35 [38] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#16 Jolly Club Milano
3
R Piero Bongiovanni ("Pibo") Tecno 69/F3 [T00 376] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#33
3
R Luigi Fontanesi Tecno 71/F3 [T00716] - Ford twin cam
#2 Tecno Racing Team
1
R Alceste Bodini Tecno 70/F3 [T00 744] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#35 Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
0
DNQH Fernando Spreafico GRD 372 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
#32 Scuderia Italia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Paolo Minozzi Gozzoli - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#38 Scuderia Modena Corse
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH "Canale" Tecno 69/F3 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
#7 Jolly Club Milano
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Marcello Rosei Lotus 69 [71/69-2.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
#21 Scuderia Meneghina
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Massimo Ciccozzi Branca 71 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#46
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alessandro Guidetti Tecno 69/F3 [T00 356] - Ford twin cam
#34 Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Gianni Giudici Brabham BT28 [23] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#28 Scuderia Italia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Adolfo Corazza Chevron B15 [F3-69-14] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
#15 (see note 1)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Luciano Cavagni Brabham BT35 [47] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
#12
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Piergiovanni Tenani March 713M [1] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Marcello Gallo GRD 372 [026-F3] - Ford twin cam
#25
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Libero Pesce Tecno 69/F3 [T00 350] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#19
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Luigi Battistello Brabham BT28 [22] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
#20 (see note 3)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Carlo Scarambone Chevron B17 [17.70.09] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
#6 (see note 4)
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Marco Fasolino Tecno 71/F3 [T00808] - Ford twin cam
#4 Scuderia Nettuno
Did not start
DNS Pier-Giorgio Provolo Brabham BT35 [21] - Ford twin cam
#43 AC Verona
Did not start
DNS Fiorenzo Togna Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#41 Scuderia Como Corse
Did not start
DNS Giuseppe Bianchi Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#30
Did not start
DNS Gabriele Gatta Tecno 71/F3 [T00722] - Ford twin cam
#3
Did not start
DNA Giorgio Pianta Branca 71 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5
Did not arrive
DNA Adelmo Fossati March 713M - Ford twin cam Holbay
#18
Did not arrive
DNA Roberto Marazzi Lotus 69 [59 F3-39] - Ford twin cam
#24
Did not arrive
DNA Heinz Lange Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#26
Did not arrive
DNA Gaudenzio Mantova Branca 71 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#36
Did not arrive
DNA Cesare Guanziroli Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#37
Did not arrive
DNA Cesare Doneda Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F3] - Ford twin cam
#40
Did not arrive
DNA Dietmar Flöer March 713M [7?] - Ford twin cam
#42 (see note 5)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Pino Pica (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [49] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.43.48
1 Carlo Giorgio (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [46] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.42.69
2 Vittorio Brambilla (F3) 1.6-litre Birel 71 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.43.68
2 Luigi Fontanesi (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 71/F3 [T00716] - Ford twin cam 1.43.53
3 Claudio Francisci (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.12.FB] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.43.97
3 Sandro Cinotti (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [45] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.01
4 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [38] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.27
4 Vittorio Venturi (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F3 [T00510] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.13
5 Bruno Pescia (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F3] - Ford twin cam 1.44.65
5 Alberto Colombo (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.47
6 Adelmo Bignami (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.66
6 Lorenzo Lenzini (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F3 [T00 746] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.68
7 Christiano Del Batzo ("Gero") (F3) 1.6-litre Quasar [1601] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.84
7 Aldo Maggi (F3) 1.6-litre Branca [14] - Ford twin cam 1.44.38
8 Alceste Bodini (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F3 [T00 744] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.44
8 Luigino Grassi (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 [T00 352] - Ford twin cam 1.45.76
9 Massimo Ciccozzi (F3) 1.6-litre Branca 71 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.31
9 Lella Lombardi (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.95
10 Gianni Giudici (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [23] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.55
10 Marcello Gallo (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [026-F3] - Ford twin cam 1.46.52
11 Marco Fasolino * (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 71/F3 [T00808] - Ford twin cam 1.46.80
11 Carlo Scarambone (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B17 [17.70.09] - Alfa Romeo twin cam 1.46.79
12 Paolo Minozzi (F3) 1.6-litre Gozzoli - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.47.02
12 Piero Bongiovanni ("Pibo") (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 [T00 376] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.46.93
13 Pier-Giorgio Provolo * (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [21] - Ford twin cam 1.47.98
13 Giuseppe Piazzi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [41] - Ford twin cam 1.47.59
14 Giuseppe Bianchi * (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.48.33
14 Fernando Spreafico (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam 1.48.68
15 Alessandro Guidetti (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 [T00 356] - Ford twin cam 1.48.93
15 Luciano Cavagni (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [47] - Alfa Romeo twin cam 1.48.78
16 Adolfo Corazza (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 [F3-69-14] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.48.97
16 Marcello Rosei (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69-2.F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.49.09
17 Gabriele Gatta * (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 71/F3 [T00722] - Ford twin cam 1.49.17
17 Fiorenzo Togna * (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.49.17
18 Libero Pesce (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 [T00 350] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.50.47
18 "Canale" (F3) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F3 - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer 1.52.94
19 Piergiovanni Tenani (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [1] - Ford twin cam 1.54.44
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B15 [F3-69-14] (Adolfo Corazza): A third Chevron B15 sold via Oliver Speight to Jolly Club in Italy and raced in 1969 by Giuseppe Mariella. It is not known how Jolly Club's three B15s were used in 1969 but the first time they definitely had three cars was at Enna on 3 August. Raced by Sandro Cinotti in 1970, again for Jolly Club. Retained by Cinotti for 1971 and fitted with a 1600cc Wainer Alfa Romeo engine for the new F3. To Adolfo Corazza mid-1971 and retained for 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 713M [1] (Piergiovanni Tenani): New to Eifelland Wohnwagenbau for Hannelore Werner to race in German and European F3 in 1971. To Heinz Lange for 1972 but sold early in the season to Scuderia Italia and raced by Piergiovanni Tenani, Clois Avigni and "Shangri-Là" (Romano Martini) in Italian F3 that year. Sold to Livio Franzoso for 1973 and continued to be raced by him in Italian F3 until the end of 1975. Franzoso entered the car as a 733 so it may well be one of the unidentified 733s raced in Italy after that date. History then unknown until Marcel Biehl (Mönchengladbach, Germany) posted pictures of the unrestored car on Facebook in November 2013. Immaculately restored and raced by Biehl in 2015.
  3. Brabham BT28 [22] (Luigi Battistello): Delivered to Australian Colin Crang in September 1969 for use in British F3 but not actually raced until a libre race at Brands Hatch in early December. Wrecked in testing at some point in late November. Sold to Luigi Battistello for Italian F3 in 1970, Retained by Battistello for 1971, initially with a Ford twin cam and then with an Alfa Romeo engine later in the season. Run again by Battistello in Italian F3 in 1972.
  4. Chevron B17 [17.70.09] (Carlo Scarambone): New to Carlo Scarambone (Italy) and raced in Italian F3 in 1971, initially with a Novamotor Ford twin cam and later using an Alfa Romeo engine. Retained for 1972 but Scarambone was rarely able to qualify for race finals that season. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. March 713M [7?] (Dietmar Flöer): New to Jim Gleave's MRE (Bourne End, Buckinghamshire) according to March records but MRE do not run a 713M in 1971. Believed to be the car raced by Dietmar Flöer in European F3 in 1971. Retained for 1972 and for 1973, and reppeared again as late as 1975. Likely to be the "712M" that Flöer raced in a German national F2 race in August 1975 and quite possibly the "713S" that he entered for a race at Monza in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

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