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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Brands Hatch, 18 May 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alex Dias Ribeiro March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 March Engineering
20 0.15.47.2
94.26 mph
2 Gunnar Nilsson March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Engineering
20 0.15.52.0
3 Patrick Neve Safir RJ03 - Ford ohc Holbay
#58 Safir Engineering
20 0.15.54.2
4 Ian Taylor GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#27 GRD Ltd (see note 1)
20 0.15.57.8
5 Stephen South Ray 75F3 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46 Ray Race International
20 0.16.02.4
6 Richard Hawkins March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 F.S.Ratcliffe Springs
20 0.16.03.6
7 Ingo Hoffmann March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
0.16.07.4
8 Pierre Dieudonné March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick
#7 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 2)
0.16.16.0
9 Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#19 (see note 3)
0.16.16.0
10 Tony Rouff Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52 Dr. J. Erlich
0.16.22.0
11 Mike Tyrrell GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam
#11 Tony Roles Racing (see note 4)

UNK Mick Jones March 743 [733-12] - Ford ohc Holbay
#14 Derek Edwards

UNK Hervé Regout March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick
#6 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 5)

UNK Doug Bassett GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#28 FPA Pitchmastic Ltd (see note 6)

UNK Ken Silverstone March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#53

UNK Peter Clark Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam
#35 Wisharts Garage

UNK Graham Hamilton March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Macdonald Shand/Ecurie Ecosse

UNK Roger Hurst GRD 374 - Ford twin cam Richardson
#32

UNK Mike Wrigley Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam Norvic
#50

UNK Dyfed Roberts March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam
#15

DNS Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Heidegger
#4
Did not start
DNQ Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 British Air Ferries Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Fritz Stehlin Modus M1 [10/16-F3] - Ford twin cam
#34 Team Modus
Did not qualify
DNA Danny Sullivan Modus M1 - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#33 Team Modus
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Joubert Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Pettitt March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#19 Joe Simons Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.0
2 Patrick Neve (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ03 - Ford ohc Holbay 0.47.2
3 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre March 743 [24] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.47.4
4 Ian Taylor (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [098-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.47.4
5 Gunnar Nilsson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.4
6 Pierre Dieudonné (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick 0.47.8
7 Ingo Hoffmann (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.8
8 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre Ray 75F3 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.8
9 Mick Jones (F3) 2-litre March 743 [733-12] - Ford ohc Holbay 0.47.8
10 Chris Barnett * (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - BMW M10 Heidegger 0.48.2
11 Hervé Regout (F3) 2-litre March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick 0.48.2
12 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.4
13 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [094-F3] - Ford twin cam 0.48.4
14 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 0.48.8
15 Doug Bassett (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [090-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay 0.49.0
16 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 0.49.2
17 Peter Clark (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam 0.49.4
18 Graham Hamilton (F3) 2-litre March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.51.2
19 Roger Hurst (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 - Ford twin cam Richardson 0.51.6
20 Mike Wrigley (F3) 2-litre Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam Norvic 0.51.6
21 Dyfed Roberts (F3) 2-litre March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam
22 Rupert Keegan * (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.53.0
23 Fritz Stehlin * (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [10/16-F3] - Ford twin cam 0.53.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 375 [098-F3] (Ian Taylor): Raced by Ian Taylor and Donald MacLeod in 1975, then to Ian Rimmer for Formula 4 in 1977 and 1978. It was owned by Jim Ward, John Smith and Roger Hurst during the 1980s and 1990s before being rebuilt by Peter Denty in 1995 and sold to Erwin Mundt (Germany) in 1997.
  2. March 753 [14] (Pierre Dieudonné): Originally a car belonging to the B&O team in 1975, when used by Pierre Dieudonné. Chassis number for this car and its sister, driven by Hervé Regout, observed by AF at Oulton Park 4 October 1975. Sold to Ken Silverstone for the 1976 season [Autosport 2 Sep 1976 p33 says his car is ‘ex Dieudonné.) To Wyatt Stanley in mid 1977 and retained by him for the 1978 season.
  3. March 743 [22] (Bob Arnott): 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.
  4. GRD 374 [094-F3] (Mike Tyrrell): 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.
  5. March 753 [15] (Hervé Regout): Originally a car belonging to the B&O team in 1975, when used by Hervé Regout. Chassis number for this car and its sister, driven by Pierre Dieudonné, were observed by AF at Oulton Park 4 October 1975. Sold in 1976 to Phil Silverstone, and retained until early 1978 at least. At the beginning of 1978 Ian Flux joined Cloud Engineering, who ran Phil Silverstone, and in the absence of anything better he used this car, which Silverstone had replaced with a Ralt, for the first race of the Vandervell series. See Autosport 9 Mar 1978 p41.
  6. GRD 374 [090-F3?] (Doug Bassett): 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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 22 May 1975 pp30-31, Motoring News 22 May 1975 p6. Program kindly provided by BARC Archive.