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STP-Link Formula 3 Race

Thruxton, 3 Nov 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
RMC Group
18 0.24.44.13
102.87 mph
$300
2 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Roldan Autos with Anglia Cars Ltd
18 0.24.44.59
$225
3 Brett Riley March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4
Unipart Racing
18 0.24.50.23
$150
4 Stefan Johansson March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Marlboro Team Tiga
18 0.24.55.49
$100
5 Ian Taylor March 793 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#97 Ken Hensley Racing
18 0.24.56.33
$85
6 Bernard Devaney March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Roger Heavens Racing
18 0.24.59.72
$70
7 David Leslie March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Roger Heavens Racing
18 0.25.13.02
$45
8 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Roger Heavens Racing
18 0.25.52.28
$25
9 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
17
 
10 Rob Wilson March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Rushen Green Racing (see note 1)
17
 
11 Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres and Exhaust Centres
17
 
12 Bengt Trägårdh Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
17
 
13 Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Marlboro Racing with McMahon
16
 
R Fermin Veléz March 783 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Brian Lewis Racing (see note 2)
13
 
R Nigel Mansell March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4
Unipart Racing
10 Engine  
R Mike Blanchet Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
SDC Builder
8 Overheating  
R Gerry Amato March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
6
 
R Martin McCarthy Chevron B47B [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#94 Derek McMahon Racing
4 Accident at chicane  
R Duncan Bain Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#95 Wrights Hose Clips Ltd
4
 
R John Bright Pilbeam MP44 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
2 Puncture  
UNK John Lewis Chevron B47B [42.78.19A] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor

 
UNK Peré (Pedro) Noguès March 783 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Rushen Green Racing (see note 3)

 
DNA Andrea de Cesaris March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not arrive
DNA Chico Serra March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not arrive
DNA Fernando Jorge Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Thackwell March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not arrive
DNA Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Flux March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4
Did not arrive
DNA Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32
Did not arrive
DNA Leo Andersson Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Did not arrive
DNA John Scannell Anson SA2 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#99
Did not arrive
DNA Barry Pickard Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#98 Onyx Race Engineering
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.02
2 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.19
3 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.42
4 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.64
5 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.21.67
6 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.16
7 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.21
8 Ian Taylor (F3) 2-litre March 793 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.26
9 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.27
10 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.37
11 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (F3) 2-litre March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.57
12 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.22.69
13 Fermin Veléz (F3) 2-litre March 783 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.80
14 John Bright (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP44 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.95
15 Bengt Trägårdh (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.09
16 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.14
17 John Lewis (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B [42.78.19A] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.24.02
18 Martin McCarthy (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.25.12
19 Peré (Pedro) Noguès (F3) 2-litre March 783 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.25.43
20 Duncan Bain (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.00
21 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.33.34
22 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.35.95

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 783 [5] (Rob Wilson): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Daniel Herregods, 19 January 1978, colour yellow with tub 78M25. To Rob Wilson in 1979 to replace his tiring Ralt RT1 and updated to 1979 specification. Autosport notes ‘ex Herregods’ and chassis number noted by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979. Sold to Gerry Amato for 1980 season, Autosport notes his car as ‘ex Wilson 1979’. Retained by Amato until 1982 then sold to Greg and Tim Atkinson.
  2. March 783 [14] (Fermin Veléz): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Rushen Green Racing 14 April 1978, colour red, with tub 78M71. This is presumably the car used by Serra at Donington 30 April 1978, where Motoring News describes it as a new and unsorted chassis being readied for Monaco, and at Silverstone the following day where the Autosport report also describes it as new and used the day before at Donington. Sold to Fermin Velez for 1979, run by Brian Lewis Racing, with the chassis number observed by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979.
  3. March 783 [10] (Peré (Pedro) Noguès): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Rushen Green Racing 29 March 1978, colour blue, with tub 78M42. Pedro Nogues joined Serra at Rushen Green from the end of April, with a blue 783. Retained into 1979.

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.