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John Player Raceday

Donington Park, 9 Sep 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 RMC Group
15 0.17.59.7
97.89 mph
2 Nigel Mansell March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#15 Unipart Racing
15 0.18.05.0
3 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
15 0.18.07.6
4 Brett Riley March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#14 Unipart Racing
15 0.18.07.9
5 Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
15 0.18.12.5
6 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
15 0.18.23.3
7 Mike Blanchet Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51 SDC Builders
15 0.18.26.9
8 Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Schick Toyota Chilean Team
15 0.18.27.4
9 Bengt Trägårdh Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#78 Meltonian
15 0.18.28.2
10 Benoit Morand Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55
15 0.18.50.0
11 David Brotherston Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 (see note 1)
15
12 Gerry Amato March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
14
R Bernard Devaney March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
2 Stripped fifth gear
DNS Paul Dalton Royale RP5 [1] - Ford twin cam
#12
Did not start
(Accident)

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.5
2 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.6
3 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4 1.11.2
4 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.2
5 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4 1.11.5
6 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.5
7 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.6
8 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.7
9 Benoit Morand (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.1
10 Bengt Trägårdh (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.1
11 Eliseo Salazar (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.0
12 David Brotherston (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.7
13 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.7
14 Paul Dalton * (F3) 2-litre Royale RP5 [1] - Ford twin cam 1.27.1
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B34 [34.76.29] (David Brotherston): 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.

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.

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