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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Silverstone, 26 Aug 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Henton March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#1 March Engineering
15 0.14.33.2
99.44 mph
2 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#14
15 0.14.36.0
3 Alex Dias Ribeiro GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#11 Hollywood Racing Team (see note 1)
15 0.15.07.4
4 Marivaldo Fernandez March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#6
15 0.15.09.0
5 Ivor Goodwin Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#23
15 0.15.34.4
6 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#7

R Dick Parsons Ensign LNF3 [71.1] - Ford twin cam
#24 Smiths Crisps Racing
9
R Marcos Moraes GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#12 Team Brasil (see note 2)
Black flagged, loose bodywork
UNK Robert Joubert Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#17 JNM Racing

UNK Mike Tyrrell March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#5 Tony Roles

UNK Len Smith GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#15

UNK José Chateaubriand March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
#2 March Engineering

DNA Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2/3 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#20 Dr J. Ehrlich
Did not arrive
DNA José Espírito Santo March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#3 Santa Clara (Portugal)
Did not arrive
DNA Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam
#19 (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Buzz Buzaglo March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#4 Ippokampos Racing (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
#22
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 2-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
2 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
3 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 2-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
4 Brian Henton (F3) 2-litre March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay
5 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
6 José Chateaubriand (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
7 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Ensign LNF3 [71.1] - Ford twin cam
8 Marcos Moraes (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
9 Robert Joubert (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
10 Marivaldo Fernandez (F3) 2-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
11 Ivor Goodwin (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
12 Len Smith (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 374 [094-F3] (Alex Dias Ribeiro): New to Alex Dias Ribeiro in July 1974, replacing his earlier car crashed at Cadwell Park, and raced in British F3 in 1974 with Hollywood sponsorship. Ribeiro joined the March Engineering F3 team for 1975, so sold his GRD and transporter to Brian Henton. Henton ran the GRD as a hire car for Derek Cook at Monaco in 1975 and for Mike Tyrrell at Brands Hatch a week later, after which it was sold via Mike Gue to the US, where it was bought by Jim Fikse (Seattle, WA). Fikse converted the car to Formula C, with a 1100 cc Cosworth BDJ engine, but crashed it in an early race outing and it needed to be extensively rebuilt, reportedly with a new monocoque. It was repaired in time to be used by Mike Gilbert to win the FC class at the 1976 SCCA Runoffs. It was sold to Peter Gates in March 1977, who raced it in NEDiv FC until the end of 1978. According to the logbook, later owners are Modjean, Jaworski, Slyvester and Greene. Then bought by Bob Darcey (Lakewood, CO) in 1999.
  2. GRD 374 [089-F3?] (Marcos Moraes): New to Team Brasil for Marcos Moraes to race in British F3 in 1974. Also raced by his elder brother Luis Correira Moraes after Marcos Moraes was injured while testing. The car was identified as 089-F3 during 1974. Sold for 1975 to Doug Bassett and continued in British F3, but identified now as 090-F3. Bassett reappeared briefly at the start of 1976 in this car. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Royale RP11 [5] (Simon Sherman): New to Simon Sherman and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but did not start many races. Sherman entered the car for a few races in 1974 but only started one race. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 743 [22] (Buzz Buzaglo): New to Ippokampos Racing for Australian racer Buzz Buzaglo to use in British and European F3 in 1974. Used by Tom Pryce at the Monaco GP F3 support race. Sold to Bob Arnott for 1975 and retained for the first few weeks of the 1976 season. Sold to Colin Myles (Holmes Chapel, Cheshire) and fitted with a 1098cc Hart engine for hillclimbs from 1979 or earlier.

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.