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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Snetterton, 2 May 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tommy Byrne Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#1 Murray Taylor Racing (see note 1)
25 0.26.04.77
2 Enrique Mansilla Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 West Surrey Racing (see note 2)
25 0.26.09.93
3 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
Ivens Lumar Racing (see note 3)
25 0.26.12.65
4 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/82 [294] - VW Brabham
#4 Dave Price Racing (see note 4)
25 0.26.14.58
5 Luiz Schaffer Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader
#6 Trundle Engineering (see note 5)
25 0.26.15.89
6 Alfonso Toledano Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Roy Kennedy Racing (see note 6)
25 0.26.40.92
7 Mike O'Brien Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#22
25 0.26.41.30
8 Arie Luyendijk Argo JM10 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
25 0.26.45.98
9 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
Brands Hatch Racing (see note 7)
25 0.26.46.66
10 James Weaver Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 8)
25 0.26.54.22
11 Peter Argetsinger Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
HART (see note 9)
25 0.27.02.33
12 Ian Shaw March 813 [2] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Tarry Racing (see note 10)
25 0.27.05.19
13 Dave Coyne Anson SA3C [002] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
21 Accident damage
14 Dave Scott Ralt RT3/81 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Mint Engineering (see note 11)
21 Accident damage
15 Fernando Macedo Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 12)
15 Spun
16 Josh Wright Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Abbey Farm Racing
11 Running
17 Enrique Benamo Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
Docking Spitzley Racing (see note 13)
0 Accident

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tommy Byrne (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.01.46
2 Enrique Mansilla (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.01.74
3 Luiz Schaffer (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader 1.01.75
4 Dave Scott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.01.77
5 Enrique Benamo (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.01.90
6 James Weaver (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.01.92
7 Roberto Moreno (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.01.97
8 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [294] - VW Brabham 1.02.11
9 Dave Coyne (F3) 2-litre Anson SA3C [002] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.02.29
10 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.02.47
11 Arie Luyendijk (F3) 2-litre Argo JM10 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.02.78
12 Alfonso Toledano (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.02.82
13 Tim Lee-Davey (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.03.09
14 Peter Argetsinger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.03.69
15 Fernando Macedo (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.63
16 Ian Shaw (F3) 2-litre March 813 [2] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.04.46
17 Josh Wright (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.05.05

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/82 [282] (Tommy Byrne): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 26 Feb 1982 but not debuted until Snetterton 2 May, driven by Tommy Byrne. Taken over by Lee-Davey at Brands 11 Jul. Rented to Dave Coyne for Oulton 26 Sep.
  2. Ralt RT3/80 [198] (Enrique Mansilla): Sold to Project Four for Stefan Johansson 15 Aug 1980. Used to win 1980 championship. Sold to West Surrey Racing for Jonathan Palmer, 1981. Won 1981 championship. Retained by WSR and used by Enrique Mansilla in early 1982, then leased to Osamu Nakako [Motoring News 15 Jul 1982 p15). For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68 '1981 champ winning car' to Gerry Amato Autosport 18 Nov 1982 p13 'ex Johansson, Palmer'.
  3. Ralt RT3/81 [225] (Roberto Moreno): Sold to Hope Scott Garage and used by David Leslie in the 1981 season. Sold to Mike Reed (Ivens Lumar Racing) Autosport 3 Sep 1981 p3. Ivens Lumar ran Alfonso Toledano in the car in early 1981 (Autosport 21 Jan 1982 p6). Rebuilt on an 82 spec tub after accident at R3 (Motoring News 1 Apr 1982 p20; the car is described as 'new' by Autosport when it reappears at Thruxton on 12 Apr). Then run for Roberto Moreno from Mallory Park 25 Apr.
  4. Ralt RT3/82 [294] (Martin Brundle): One of two cars delivered new to Dave Price Racing in late Feb and early March 1982. However, they may be distinguished by driver as one [294] is delivered with a VW engine, and the other [297] has a Toyota. The latter is, therefore, Petit's car for the French series. 294 was an early season car for Martin Brundle, used until completely destroyed in a French series round at Dijon on May 16 1982. Price was confident it could be rebuilt around a new tub [MN 27.5.82 p.20] and it was probably eventually used by Petit after 297 was sold to Bernard Santal in July 1982.
  5. Ralt RT3/82 [296] (Luiz Schaffer): Sold to Neil Trundle 24 Mar 1982. Used by Luis Schaffer from Thruxton 12 Apr, replacing his 81 spec chassis 222. Later used by Kees Nierop when Schaffer ran out of money. Probably the car run by Trundle for Allen Berg in 1983.
  6. Ralt RT3/80 [187] (Alfonso Toledano): Sold to Wyatt Stanley 22 May 1980 and used in 1980 British series. To Roy Kennedy Racing ('ex Stanley' Autosport 2 Jul 1981 p4) for various rental drivers. Retained 1982.
  7. Ralt RT3/82 [298] (Tim Lee-Davey): Sold to Tim Lee-Davey 23 Feb 1982 and run by Christal Racing for early part of 1982 series. From Silverstone 31 May, run independently. When Lee-Davey went to Murray Taylor Racing the car went with him and was used by other MTR drivers, including Mike Rosen at Brands 11 Jul and Davy Jones at Brands 15 Aug. Retained by Lee-Davey for 1983.
  8. Ralt RT3/81 [217] (James Weaver): Sold to Eddie Jordan 22 Feb 1981 and used throughout 1981, mainly by David Sears. Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4 advises that Jordan's 81 spec Ralt will be driven in 1982 by James Weaver. (A new 82 spec car - chassis 293 - had been purchased for Fernando Macedo to drive.) Used to win Donington Euro round 4 Apr 1982. Retained as spare car early 1983 and driven by Tommy Grunnah at first British round.
  9. Ralt RT3/81 [216] (Peter Argetsinger): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 21 Jan 1981. Initially Raul Boesel's race car, then later used by Tim Lee-Davey (British GP support race) and Tommy Byrne. For sale Autosport 4 Feb 1982 p61 MTR offer 81 RT3 'as driven by Boesel, Byrne and Lee-Davey'. Sold to Peter Argetsinger (Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p5 says ex Boesel; Motoring News says ex-Lee Davey, so the older 1981 MTR car). Also rented to David Sears.
  10. March 813 [2] (Ian Shaw): A works car for Toshio Suzuki, completed 27 Feb 1981. Sold to Tarry Racing for Ian Shaw, described as 'ex Suzuki' AS 6 May 1982 then to Phil Dowsett ('ex Suzuki' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6).
  11. Ralt RT3/81 [250] (Dave Scott): Sold to Dave Scott 16 Jun 1981 and used by him in the latter part of the 1981 season. Used in first part of 1982 (1981 spec car with 82 front suspension Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4). Sold to Mick Cook Racing ('ex-Scott 82 spec' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6) and run as rental car.
  12. Ralt RT3/82 [293] (Fernando Macedo): Sold to Eddie Jordan, 17 Feb 1982, initially for Fernando Macedo. Taken over by Phil Kempe at Silverstone 31 May. Raced by David Leslie at Cadwell when Kempe had glandular fever. Weaver finally got to drive the car at Oulton 7 Aug, then used by Paul Bishop a week later.
  13. Ralt RT3/81 [236] (Enrique Benamo): Sold to Enrique Benamo 15 Apr 1981 and run by Rushen Green Racing throughout the season. Taken by Benamo to Docking Spitzley for 1982 and subsequently rented to Roy Steele when Benamo ran out of money. Sold to Martin Wood in Sep 1982 (Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6). Retained by Wood 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1983 p37).

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.