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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 19 Apr 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Rupert Keegan March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 British Air Ferries Racing Team
15 0.19.29.35
2 Stephen South March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts of Birmingham
15 0.19.30.00
3 Bruno Giacomelli March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 March Racing Ltd
15 0.19.34.69
4 Mike Young Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Anglian Gilt Producers
15 0.19.42.20
5 Richard Hawkins March 743 ["35"] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
15 0.19.49.64
6 Mike Tyrrell Ehrlich ES5 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
15 0.19.50.89
7 Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10C - Ford twin cam Holt
#21 Jeff Sharpe
15 0.20.01.77
8 Bob Arnott March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#26 (see note 1)
15 0.20.10.27
9 Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Ockley Team Racing
15 0.20.10.59
10 Bruce Coate-Bond March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Waves (Car Displays) Ltd
14
R Brett Riley Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#18
14 Accident
R Claude Cuicci Supernova SF3 - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
#23 Ian Williams

UNK Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 March Racing Ltd

UNK Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 (see note 2)

UNK John Lain Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#14 Imado Watch Co Ltd

UNK Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 (see note 3)

DNS Tiff Needell Anson SA1 - Triumph Dolomite 4
#22
Did not start
(At Brands for FF2000 race)
DNS Patrick Bardinon Lola T470 [HU1] - Ford twin cam Close
#15 Lola Cars Ltd
Did not start
(Unhappy with car)
DNSC Steve Pettitt March 753 [733-15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Chris Barnett March 753 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#5 Unipart Racing Team (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Willi Siller Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Team Modus
Did not arrive
DNA Hervé Regout Safir - Ford twin cam
#25 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 1.16.26
2 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.45
3 Bruno Giacomelli (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.55
4 Mike Young (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.0
5 Barrie Maskell (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk10C - Ford twin cam Holt 1.17.48
6 Richard Hawkins (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["35"] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.79
7 Bob Arnott (F3) 2-litre March 743 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.18.08
8 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.18.17
9 Claude Cuicci (F3) 2-litre Supernova SF3 - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4 1.18.26
10 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich ES5 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.46
11 Aryon Cornelsen Filho (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.97
12 Tiff Needell * (F3) 2-litre Anson SA1 - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.18.99
13 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.19.08
14 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 John Lain (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
16 Patrick Bardinon * (F3) 2-litre Lola T470 [HU1] - Ford twin cam Close
17 Bruce Coate-Bond (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
18 Steve Pettitt * (F3) 2-litre March 753 [733-15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
19 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
 
* 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] (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 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.

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.