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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 26 Oct 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alex Dias Ribeiro March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 March Engineering
12 0.15.30.0
109.44 mph
2 Danny Sullivan Modus M1 [10/16-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#33 Team Modus
12 0.15.31.6
3 Stephen South March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46
12 0.15.33.0
4 Patrick Neve Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#58 Safir Engineering Ltd
12 0.15.41.0
5 Larry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Team Cowangie
12 0.15.41.6
6 Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4
12 0.15.44.4
7 Gunnar Nilsson March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Engineering
12 0.15.44.4
8 Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#12 Swan Song Records (see note 1)
12 0.15.53.0
9 Richard Hawkins March 743 [24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 F.S.Ratcliffe Springs
12 0.15.56.2
10 Pierre Dieudonné March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick
#7 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 2)
12 0.16.00.0
NC Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 (see note 3)

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

R Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 British Air Ferries Racing Team
Spun
R Terry Perkins Ralt RT1/75 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#45 Team Cowangie
6 Collision with Cheever? May have continued
R Eddie Cheever Modus M1 [023-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#43 Macdonald Shand/Ecurie Ecosse
6 Spun
UNK Hervé Regout March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick
#6 Bang & Olufsen Team Michel Vaillant
(see note 4)

UNK John Lain GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#29 Imago Watch Co Ltd

UNK Mike Wrigley March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#50

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

UNK Gary Anderson Anson SA1 - Ford ohc Holbay
#60

UNK Len Smith GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#30

DNS Ingo Hoffmann March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Creditum Investments Brazil
Did not start
DNA Dick Parsons Modus M1 [006-F3] - Ford twin cam
#36 Team Modus
Did not arrive
DNA TBA GRD 375 - Ford twin cam
#42 GRD Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Pettitt March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#19 Joe Simons Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tim Brise Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51 Team Modus
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gunnar Nilsson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.6
2 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre March 753 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.4
3 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
4 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
5 Eddie Cheever (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.8
6 Danny Sullivan (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [10/16-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.16.8
7 Patrick Neve (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ03 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.17.0
8 Larry Perkins (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [2] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.17.2
9 Chris Barnett (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
10 Ingo Hoffmann * (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.8
11 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.17.8
12 Terry Perkins (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.18.2
13 Hervé Regout (F3) 2-litre March 753 [15] - BMW M10 Schrick 1.18.2
14 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre March 743 [24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.4
15 Pierre Dieudonné (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - BMW M10 Schrick 1.18.6
16 Graham Hamilton (F3) 2-litre March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.19.4
17 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["35"] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.21.2
18 John Lain (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [373 057-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay 1.21.6
19 Mike Wrigley (F3) 2-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Norvic 1.23.2
20 Giordano Regazzoni (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.24.2
21 Len Smith (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam 1.24.8
22 Gary Anderson (F3) 2-litre Anson SA1 - Ford ohc Holbay
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  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 753 [U22] (Giordano Regazzoni): According to the March build records constructed in 1975 from discarded parts of works cars 753-U1 and 763-U1 for Giordano ‘Dodo’ Regazzoni. Probably used by the works drivers Nilsson and Ribeiro at Cadwell Park and the British GP support race in July 1975, with this car built as temporary replacement for Nilsson’s 753-U1 rolled at the Monza Lotteria in late June. Retained by Regazzoni into 1978. Motoring News 16 Mar 1978 p7 comments that Regazzoni is still using last year’s car.
  4. 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.

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 28 Oct 1975 p45 race times, Program kindly provided by BARC Archive