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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 7 Mar 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 British Air Ferries Racing Team
15 0.19.25.0
109.21 mph
2 Stephen South March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3
15 0.19.47.4
3 Bruno Giacomelli March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 March Engineering
15 0.19.55.4
4 Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4
15 0.19.56.6
5 Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite Rowland 4
#2 Unipart Racing Team (see note 1)
15 0.20.23.2
6 Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 (see note 2)
15 0.20.38.4
7 Mike Wrigley March 743 [U10] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#6
14
8 Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 (see note 3)
13
R Mike Young Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Anglian Gilt Producers

DNS Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#26 (see note 4)
Did not start
(Piston rings)
DNS Willi Siller Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Team Modus
Did not start
(Engine)
DNA Gary Clare March 753 - Ford twin cam
#5
Did not arrive
DNA John Lain Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#16 Imado Watch Company
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holt
#28 Jeff Sharpe
Did not arrive
DNA Claude Cuicci Supernova F376 - Ford twin cam
#30 Ian Williams
Did not arrive
DNA Hervé Regout Safir - Ford twin cam
#32 Safir Engineering
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.0
2 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
3 Mike Young (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.4
4 Chris Barnett (F3) 2-litre March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.8
5 Bruno Giacomelli (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.8
6 Bob Arnott * (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.20.4
7 Tony Dron (F3) 2-litre March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite Rowland 4 1.20.4
8 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.4
9 Mike Wrigley (F3) 2-litre March 743 [U10] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.23.8
10 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.36.8
11 Willi Siller * (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 763 [9] (Tony Dron): Shown in March records as sold to Tony Dron 12.1.76. This was the solitary Unipart car in 1976. Although Unipart ran two cars in 1977, they only bought one new car, converting the older car for Needell, the junior driver in the team. Some results credit Needell's car as being a 763.
  2. March 753 [14] (Ken Silverstone): 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 [15] (Phil Silverstone): 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.
  4. 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.

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.