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FOCA Trophy

Donington Park, 3 Jun 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Michael Roe Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 18m 13.15s
96.69 mph
2 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 18m 16.42s
3 John Bright March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
(see note 1)
15 18m 24.80s
4 Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 18m 26.45s
5 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 18m 34.39s
6 Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 18m 41.67s
7 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 18m 57.68s
8 Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 18m 58.88s
9 Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
14 misfire, retired
R Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Thackwell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 11.43s
2 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 12.13s
3 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 12.21s
4 Michael Roe (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 12.26s
5 John Bright (F3) 2-litre March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 12.50s
6 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 12.62s
7 Jorge Caton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 13.06s
8 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 12.67s
9 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 15.75s
- Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor did not practice

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 773 [U1] (John Bright): March works records show this as Mario Ferraris' works car for 1977 built on tub AM773-14 and rebuilt after Ferraris' Monaco accident on tub AM773-65. Sold in March 1978 to Neasrader Film Production for Richard Morgan according to the works records. Motoring News 30 Mar 1978 p11 says that Morgan's car is ex King, but we know from reports and the works records that King's main car was 773-U2. However, that car was damaged in the 1977 season and it is possible that King used 773-U1 after its rebuild as Ferraris' damaged wrist took longer to recover than the car did. Sold to John Bright in 1979 to replace his wrecked 773-13 and its identity eventually perhaps blurred with that car in a rebuild after a heavy accident.

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.