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Lucas British Formula 3 Championship Race

Brands Hatch, 17 May 1987

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bertrand Gachot Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo
West Surrey Racing
30 0.22.48.67
94.97 mph
2 Johnny Herbert Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess
Stelrad Racing with E.J.R.
30 0.22.53.18
3 Martin Donnelly Reynard 873 [068] - VW  
Swallow Racing Ltd
30 0.22.53.66
4 Gary Brabham Ralt RT31 [686] - VW Brabham
Jack Brabham Panasonic Racing Team
30 0.23.12.97
5 Niclas Schönström Reynard 873 [049] - VW  
Swallow Racing Ltd
30 0.23.15.92
6 Thomas Danielsson Reynard 873 [067] - Alfa Romeo
Madgwick Motorsport
30 0.23.20.60
7 Damon Hill Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
Cellnet Ricoh Racing
30 0.23.21.38
8 Gary Dunn (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW  
30 0.23.22.48
92.68 mph
9 Steve Kempton Reynard 873 [069] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Reynard R&D
30 0.23.25.86
10 Gary Ayles Reynard 873 [057] - VW  
Tech Speed Racing
30 0.23.32.60
11 Massimo Monti Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
Cellnet Ricoh Racing
30 0.23.34.07
12 Marco Greco Reynard 873 [053] - VW  
Madgwick Motorsport
30 0.23.36.43
13 Paul Stott Reynard 873 [054] - VW Spiess
Eddie Jordan Racing
30 0.23.52.64
14 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW  
Gerard Racing
29
15 Roland Ratzenberger Ralt RT31 [719] - VW Brabham
#12 West Surrey Racing/ATS
29
16 Tim Jones (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW  
Eddie Jordan Racing
29
17 Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW  
R.G.S. Racing
29
18 Peter Boutwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW  
Roger Cowman Racing
29
19 Scott Stringfellow (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [032] - VW  
Jim Lee Racing
28
20 Ronnie Grant (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [613] - VW  
28
R Ross Hockenhull Reynard 873 [062] - VW  
Richard Dutton Racing
23 Accident
R Graham de Zille Ralt RT31 [700] - VW Brabham
Pegasus Motorsport/Harvest Moon
19 Accident
R Mark Galvin Reynard 873 [055] - VW Schrick
Alan Docking Racing
19 Accident
R Philippe Favre Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Reynard R&D
18 Electrics
R Peter Kox Reynard 873 [058] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
14 Electrics
R Gilberto Jiménez Reynard 873 [056] - VW  
Richard Dutton Racing
5 Accident
DNQH Guido Basile (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [621] - VW Neil Brown
Terropol Promotions
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Steve Bottoms (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [567] - VW  
Vixen Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH John Hotchkis Jr (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW  
John Maguire Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [034] - VW  
Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alan Tulloch (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [636] - VW  
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Craig Simmiss Reynard 873 [059] - VW  
Afamya Racing with C.S. Engineering
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Phil Andrews Reynard 873 [048] - Alfa Romeo JQF
Isis Racing/Formula Services
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Perry McCarthy Reynard 873 [047] - VW  
Madgwick Motorsport with Hawtal Whiting
Did not start
(Gear selectors)

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Gary Ayles150.11.27.4194.54 mph
2Gilberto Jiménez150.11.29.42
3Paul Stott150.11.30.18
4Perry McCarthy150.11.30.21
5Alistair Lyall150.11.32.43
6Gary Ward150.11.32.76
7Tim Jones150.11.34.47
8Ronnie Grant150.11.38.76
9Peter Boutwood150.11.42.01
10Scott Stringfellow150.11.42.33
11Guido Basile150.11.57.08
12Steve Bottoms150.11.57.52
13John Hotchkis Jr150.11.57.58
14Ian Khan150.12.00.23
15Alan Tulloch14
Craig Simmiss7Retired - accident
Phil Andrews4Retired - electrics
Qualifying
1 Bertrand Gachot (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo 0.43.22
2 Thomas Danielsson (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [067] - Alfa Romeo 0.43.51
3 Martin Donnelly (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [068] - VW   0.43.57
4 Damon Hill (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.43.58
5 Johnny Herbert (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess 0.43.61
6 Massimo Monti (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.43.71
7 Gary Dunn (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW   0.43.77
8 Gary Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [686] - VW Brabham 0.43.80
9 Philippe Favre (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.43.90
10 Ross Hockenhull (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [062] - VW   0.43.91
11 Roland Ratzenberger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [719] - VW Brabham 0.43.93
12 Steve Kempton (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [069] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.43.97
13 Graham de Zille (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [700] - VW Brabham 0.43.97
14 Marco Greco (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [053] - VW   0.44.03
15 Niclas Schönström (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [049] - VW   0.44.05
16 Mark Galvin (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [055] - VW Schrick 0.44.16
17 Peter Kox (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [058] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.44.20
18 Gary Ayles (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [057] - VW   0.44.28
19 Gilberto Jiménez (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [056] - VW   0.44.28
20 Paul Stott (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [054] - VW Spiess 0.44.38
21 Perry McCarthy * (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [047] - VW   0.44.68
22 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW   0.44.34
23 Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW   0.44.35
24 Tim Jones (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW   0.44.44
25 Ronnie Grant (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [613] - VW   0.44.75
26 Peter Boutwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW   0.44.94
27 Scott Stringfellow (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [032] - VW   0.45.20
- Craig Simmiss (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [059] - VW   0.44.24
- Phil Andrews (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [048] - Alfa Romeo JQF 0.44.49
- Steve Bottoms (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [567] - VW   0.45.33
- John Hotchkis Jr (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW   0.45.39
- Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [034] - VW   0.45.59
- Guido Basile (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [621] - VW Neil Brown 0.46.33
- Alan Tulloch (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [636] - VW   0.47.63
 
* Did not start

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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.