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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Brands Hatch, 13 Oct 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alex Dias Ribeiro GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#6 Hollywood International Racing Team
(see note 1)
15 0.12.01.4
2 José Chateaubriand March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 March Engineering
15 Initially disqualified but later reinstated
3 Conny Andersson March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16
15 0.12.07.2
4 Danny Sullivan Modus M1 [006-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#17
15 0.12.07.6
5 Brian Henton March 743 [25] - Ford ohc Holbay
#2 March Engineering
15 0.12.08.2
6 Marcos Moraes GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#7 Team Brasil (see note 2)

7 Jorge Koechlin Elden Mk16 [155/16001/73] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#18

8 José Espírito Santo March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#1

8 Robert Joubert Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#11 JNM Racing

R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#14
Rear wing
R David Jones March 733 - Ford twin cam
#5

R Len Smith GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#12

R Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#8
Accident
R Gunnar Nilsson March 743 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 Reine Wisell Racing Canon
Misfire
DNSP Mike Tyrrell March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#4 Tony Roles
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNSC Norman Pierce Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam
#15
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Roger Hurst GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Richardson
#9
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Smith Ehrlich ES2/3 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#10 Dr. J. Ehrich
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gunnar Nilsson (F3) 2-litre March 743 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
2 Brian Henton (F3) 2-litre March 743 [25] - Ford ohc Holbay
3 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
4 José Espírito Santo (F3) 2-litre March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Norvic
5 Conny Andersson (F3) 2-litre March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
6 José Chateaubriand (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
7 Marcos Moraes (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
8 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
9 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 2-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
10 Mike Tyrrell * (F3) 2-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
11 Danny Sullivan (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [006-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
12 Jorge Koechlin (F3) 2-litre Elden Mk16 [155/16001/73] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
13 Robert Joubert (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
14 Len Smith (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
15 Norman Pierce * (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam
16 David Jones (F3) 2-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam
 
* Did not start

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.

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.