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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Brands Hatch, 4 Mar 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#19 Chequered Flag-Peter Bloore Racing
(see note 1)
15 0.12.41.0
87.99 mph
2 Damien Magee Palliser WD3-2 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#2
15 0.12.45.2
3 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#16 Chris Andrews
15 0.12.45.8
4 Tony Brise GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#10 Team Kent Messenger Racing
15 0.12.47.0
5 Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#5 Dempster Developments
15 0.12.51.0
6 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#27 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.12.51.0
7 Masami Kuwashima GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#9 Reystan Racing
15 0.12.58.0
8 Val Musetti Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Carlow
#25 (see note 2)
15 0.13.11.2
9 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#26
14 0.12.46.8
10 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#18
14 0.12.48.0
11 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#23 (see note 3)
14 0.12.56.8
12 Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam
#12 L&K Racing Team
14 0.13.03.8
13 Nick Crossley March 713M [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 P&M Racing Preparations (see note 4)
14 0.13.25.2
R Tony Trimmer Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#28 Motor Racing Developments
6 Engine
R Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#6 Modus Team Ensign
1 Wishbone
R Martyn Howse Royale RP11 [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22 (see note 5)
4 Accident at Paddock
DNS Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#7 AB3 Racing Developments
Did not start
DNA Alan Edgar Alexis Mk20 - Ford twin cam
#1
Did not arrive
DNA Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#3 Wrangler Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#4 Elden International Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Larry Perkins GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14 Team Cowangie
Did not arrive
DNA Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#21 P&M Racing Preparations
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#24 Reystan Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.49.0
2 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.49.2
3 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.49.6
4 Damien Magee (F3) 1.6-litre Palliser WD3-2 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.49.8
5 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.49.8
6 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.50.0
7 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.50.0
8 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.50.2
9 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.50.4
10 Tony Trimmer (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.50.8
11 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.52.6
12 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 0.52.8
13 Martyn Howse (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.53.2
14 Tony Rouff * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.54.0
15 Roger Craven (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam 0.54.6
16 Nick Crossley (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.0
17 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Carlow 1.04.8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [3] (Russell Wood): New to Russell Wood and run for him in the British F3 series by Peter Bloore Racing with backing from The Chequered Flag. Wood won three early round of the championship but had a heavy accident at Zandvoort in May and did not win again. Sold to Australian Ian Douglass for 1974 and rebuilt for Australian F2, using various 742 bits. The car was involevd in a fire during private testing at Oran Park after the Lakeside race in December 1974 and was completely burnt to the ground.
  2. Royale RP11 [2] (Val Musetti): New for Val Musetti (Twickenham) and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973 until "written off" in an accident the week before the race at Oulton Park 20 April 1973. Musetti then took over the Reystan Racing Royale RP11A from Andy Sutcliffe, and future references to an ex-Musetti Royale would be to that car.
  3. Royale RP11 [3] (John Sheldon): New to The Chequered Flag for Ian Ashley in British F3 in 1972. The team were a frequent non-arrival from July onwards, even when Brian McGuire replaced Ian Ashley as the nominated driver. Sold to John Sheldon (Surbiton, Surrey) for 1973 and raced in the British F3 series. Last seen at Mallory Park in August 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 713M [8] (Nick Crossley): New for James Hunt, replacing the 713S he had raced earlier in the season. The 713M was run as part of a newly constituted team run by Chris Marshall, based at his Sloan Marshall Garages in London and entered as Team Rose Bearings with Baty Group. Hunt won first time out, at Crystal Palace in June, and also at Brands Hatch in August, but the car was heavily damaged in a crash during practice at Snetterton in October. Repaired and used by Bob Evans in the Boxing Day meeting at Brands. Bought from the March factory by Anthony Binnington and raced in F3 through 1972. Then to Nick Crossley for one race early in 1973 before his new 733 was ready. To Peter Stahl (Ascot, Berkshire) and raced in the 1600cc class in hillclimbs in 1973. Stahl later went abroad on business and his wife sold the March to Geoff Deakin (Penrith, later Carlisle) who hillclimbed it between 1975 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Royale RP11 [8] (Martyn Howse): New to Martyn Howse and raced in British F3 from August 1972 onwards. Retained for 1973 but crashed at Brands Hatch at the start of the season and not seen again until Castle Combe in August where he did not start. Next seen at a couple of races in August 1974 but did not finish either. Subsequent hiustory 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.

These British Formula 3 results have been compiled by Chris Townsend using the main British magazines Autosport and Motoring News but also the US magazine On Track which carried surprisingly good coverage of the British series.

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

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 8 Mar 1973 p36, Motoring News 8 Mar 1973 p5; Organisers race documents; BARC programme and notes.