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BP Super Visco Static Formula 3 Race

Snetterton, 19 Sep 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Rupert Keegan Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 British Air Ferries Racing Team
(see note 1)
20 0.21.39.2
106.24 mph
2 Geoff Lees Chevron B34 [34.76.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond
20 0.21.44.0
3 Bruno Giacomelli March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Racing Ltd
20 0.21.49.8
4 Stephen South March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts of Birmingham
(see note 2)
20 0.21.56.2
5 Mike Young Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglian Gilt Producers
20 0.21.59.8
6 Tony Dron March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#8 Unipart Racing Team (see note 3)
20 0.22.08.4
7 Paulo Gomes Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 Team Modus Ltd
20 0.22.09.4
8 Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14
20 0.22.09.4
9 Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 March Racing Ltd
20 0.22.09.8
10 Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Ockley Team Racing
20 0.22.13.0
11 Jean-Louis Schlesser Modus M1 [046-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Team Modus Ltd
20 0.22.20.0
12 Boy Hayje Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 F&S Properties
20 0.22.32.2
UNK Brett Riley Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
#5 David Price Racing

UNK Geoff Brabham Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Brabham Racing Organisation
(see note 4)

UNK Tiff Needell Safir RJ02 [RJ03-01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22

UNK Dick Parsons Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
#25 Anson Racing

UNK Ken Silverstone March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 (see note 5)

UNK Torsten Palm Ralt RT1/76 [37] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32

UNK Bruce Coate-Bond March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Waves (Car Displays)

UNK Mario Ferraris Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Van Diemen International Race Hire

UNK John Lain Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
#18 Imado Watch Company Ltd

UNK Luis Maria de Almenara Ray 376 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 Ray Race International

DNA Neil Williamson Modus M1 - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#33
Did not arrive
DNA Pierre Dieudonné Ehrlich ES5 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Dr. J. Ehrlich
Did not arrive
DNA Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Ausonia Docking (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Phil Silverstone March 753 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 (see note 7)
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.6
2 Rupert Keegan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.8
3 Boy Hayje (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.8
4 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.8
5 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.8
6 Bruno Giacomelli (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.0
7 Tony Dron (F3) 2-litre March 763 [9] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.04.0
8 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [040-F3] - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4 1.04.0
9 Mike Young (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.0
10 Geoff Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
11 Paulo Gomes (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
12 Tiff Needell (F3) 2-litre Safir RJ02 [RJ03-01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
13 Paul Bernasconi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
14 Aryon Cornelsen Filho (F3) 2-litre March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [046-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
16 Dick Parsons (F3) 2-litre Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite Neil Brown 4
17 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
18 Torsten Palm (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [37] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
19 Bruce Coate-Bond (F3) 2-litre March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
20 Mario Ferraris (F3) 2-litre Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
21 John Lain (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
22 Luis Maria de Almenara (F3) 2-litre Ray 376 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B34 [34.76.29] (Rupert Keegan): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1976 BAF car entered for Rupert Keegan. To David Brotherston 1977. For sale Autosport 2 Nov 1978 p56 by Brotherston as ‘ex Keegan’. Used by Alistair Ferguson in TF3 in 1987, Autosport 12 Mar 1987 p47.
  2. March 763 [13] (Stephen South): March build records show sold to John Stokes, 19 May 1976. Run by Stokes for Stephen South from mid 1976, until wrecked in an accident with Derek Daly in the 1977 British GP support race and scrapped. Some parts used in the construction of 773-T1, South's replacement car.
  3. 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.
  4. Ralt RT1/76 [29] (Geoff Brabham): Ralt records show as sold to Geoff Brabham in 1976, probably being delivered in early June. Used by him until the end of 1978 then sold to Ken Thorogood's Hub of the Universe Racing for Osamu Hatagawa to use in British races.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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.