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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Brands Hatch, 11 Jul 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tommy Byrne Ralt RT3/81 [224] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#1 Murray Taylor Racing (see note 1)
20 0.28.43.02
109.2 mph
2 James Weaver Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 2)
20 0.28.48.60
3 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#4 Ivens Lumar Racing (see note 3)
20 0.28.48.95
4 Enrique Mansilla Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 West Surrey Racing (see note 4)
20 0.28.51.22
5 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham
#6 Dave Price Racing (see note 5)
20 0.28.56.63
6 Juan-Carlos Abella Ralt RT3/81 [237] - VW Brabham
#82 Trundle Engineering (see note 6)
20 0.29.08.64
7 Dave Scott Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham
#5 Mint Engineering (see note 7)
20 0.29.09.30
8 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#11 Murray Taylor Racing (see note 8)
20 0.29.29.59
9 Tim Davies Ralt RT3/81 [208] - Toyota 2T-G
#31 Barron Racing (see note 9)
20 0.29.30.76
10 Mario Hytten Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#41 DB Motorsport (see note 10)
20 0.29.30.88
11 Peter Argetsinger Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#20 HART (see note 11)
20 0.29.31.08
12 Phil Kempe Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13 Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 12)
20 0.29.33.81
13 David Leslie Magnum 823 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
#35
20 0.29.35.93
14 Osamu Nakako Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61 West Surrey Racing (see note 13)
20 0.29.44.05
15 Mike Rosen Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#12 Tim Lee-Davey (see note 14)
20 0.29.49.11
16 Phil Dowsett March 813 [2] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#18 Tarry Racing (see note 15)
20 0.29.53.87
17 Josh Wright Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#27 Abbey Farm Racing
20 0.30.09.26
18 Roy Steele Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#29 Docking Spitzley Racing (see note 16)
20 0.30.52.34
19 Martin Longmore Ralt RT3/81 [207] - Toyota 2T-G Nelson
Richard Trott (see note 17)
19
20 Tony Norton March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 (see note 18)
19
21 Bob Birrell March 813 [6] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 (see note 19)
18
22 Jeff Williams Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G
#34
18
23 Tony Trevor Ralt RT3/81 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#26
13 Engine
24 Brian Dunning March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25
11 Accident
25 Mike O'Brien Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#22
5 Accident
DNS Kees Nierop Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader
#40 Trundle Engineering (see note 20)
Did not start

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tommy Byrne (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [224] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.24.37
2 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham 1.24.65
3 Enrique Mansilla (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.24.87
4 James Weaver (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.25.20
5 Dave Scott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham 1.25.33
6 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.25.52
7 Roberto Moreno (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [225] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.25.57
8 Juan-Carlos Abella (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [237] - VW Brabham 1.25.91
9 Tim Lee-Davey (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.26.36
10 Osamu Nakako (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.26.43
11 Mario Hytten (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.26.68
12 Tim Davies (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [208] - Toyota 2T-G 1.26.72
13 Peter Argetsinger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.26.72
14 Phil Kempe (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.00
15 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Magnum 823 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Robinson 1.27.42
16 Mike Rosen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.27.52
17 Roy Steele (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.27.65
18 Phil Dowsett (F3) 2-litre March 813 [2] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.27.70
19 Kees Nierop * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [296] - Toyota 2T-G Mader 1.27.72
20 Martin Longmore (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [207] - Toyota 2T-G Nelson 1.28.30
21 Tony Trevor (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.28.44
22 Josh Wright (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.21
23 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.65
24 Jeff Williams (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G 1.33.49
25 Bob Birrell (F3) 2-litre March 813 [6] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.35.58
26 Brian Dunning (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.72
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/81 [224] (Tommy Byrne): Sold new 9 Apr 1981 to Murray Taylor Racing. Used as spare car by Raul Boesel (see Autosport 16 Apr 1981 p8), became regular race car by mid season, replacing chassis 216. Retained 1981 and used by Tommy Byrne in early season in preference to new 1982 model, chassis 282. Autosport 11 Mar 1982 says that Byrne uses Taylor's older Ralt at the first round at Silverstone. Byrne went back to this car, rebuilt on a new tub, at Brands 11 Jul 1982.
  2. 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.
  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 [291] (Enrique Mansilla): Sold to West Surrey Racing for Enrique Mansilla. Badly damaged in testing at Goodwood in late February, rebuilt in time for first race of 1982 season, but Mansilla then preferred the older WSR car until Silverstone 31 May. Used by Senna to win his first F3 race at Thruxton at the end of the season. For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68.
  5. Ralt RT3/82 [323] (Martin Brundle): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 and debuted by Jean-Louis Schlesser at Monaco (Autosport 3 Jun 1982 p17). Chassis number given in Autosort 7 Oct 1982. Used by Brundle from Silverstone 31 May onwards after damage to 294 at Dijon. Sold to Ronnie Grant, 1983 and retained 1984.
  6. Ralt RT3/81 [237] (Juan-Carlos Abella): Sold to Neil Trundle 7 Apr 1981. Most probably therefore the car used by Thierry Tassin in 1981, as Trundle's other 1981 car (chassis 222) appears from the first round with Claus Schinkel driving. Sold to Galvani GRO team for Carlos Abella to use in 1982, run by Mick Cook. (Autosport 4 Mar 1982 p38 'ex-Tassin').
  7. Ralt RT3/82 [337] (Dave Scott): Sold to Mint Engineering for Dave Scott in early July 1982. To Carlton Tingling for 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1982 p37) and retained 1984.
  8. Ralt RT3/82 [282] (Tim Lee-Davey): 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.
  9. Ralt RT3/81 [208] (Tim Davies): Sold to Glenn Bosch for 1981, to be run by Wimhurst. Bosch then injured in RTA and Bleekemolen used the car. Team became Barron Racing for 1982, running the car for Cor Euser and Tim Davies. Sold to Mick Cook Racing for Martin Longmore (Autosport 5 Aug 1982 p31 'ex Barron') then to EJR late 1982 as hire car, being used by Mike Blanchet at Silverstone 3 Oct 1982, and used by Weaver in late season Euro rounds.
  10. Ralt RT3/81 [222] (Mario Hytten): Sold to Neil Trundle 20 Feb 1981 and used by Claus Schinkel in the British series. Retained early 1982 and driven by Luis Schafer (Autosport 4 Mar 1982 'ex Schinkel'), then sold to DB Racing for Mario Hytten when a 1982 spec car arrived.
  11. 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.
  12. Ralt RT3/82 [293] (Phil Kempe): 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 RT3/80 [198] (Osamu Nakako): 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'.
  14. Ralt RT3/82 [298] (Mike Rosen): 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.
  15. March 813 [2] (Phil Dowsett): 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).
  16. Ralt RT3/81 [236] (Roy Steele): 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).
  17. Ralt RT3/81 [207] (Martin Longmore): Sold to Richard Trott 19 Jan 1981. Used throughout 1981 season, leased to Tassin at Cadwell Park. Retained 1982, rented to Martin Longmore for British GP support race.
  18. March 803 [16] (Tony Norton): Sold to Eddie Jordan 18 Jan 1980. Used in first part of 1980 season, then rented out, and for sale with chassis number (Autosport 5 Feb 1981 p47). To Roger Cowman (Belper, Derbyshire) for Ian Shaw then subsequently to Tony Norton. Retained 1982.
  19. March 813 [6] (Bob Birrell): Sold to Victor Rosso, 26 Apr 1981 and used in British series. Sold to Major Bob Birrell for 1982 and driven by Ed Jones at Cadwell. Retained 1983 and used by Jan Thoelke in German series.
  20. Ralt RT3/82 [296] (Kees Nierop): 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.

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.