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Lucas British Formula 3 Championship Race

Thruxton, 18 Oct 1987

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bertrand Gachot Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo
#11 West Surrey Racing
20 0.24.15.53
116.54 mph
2 Steve Kempton Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#43 Reynard R&D
20 0.24.17.82
3 Johnny Herbert Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess
#2 Stelrad Racing with E.J.R.
20 0.24.21.67
4 Martin Donnelly Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
#21 Cellnet Ricoh Racing
20 0.24.24.30
5 Perry McCarthy Reynard 873 [047] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#1 Madgwick Motorsport with Hawtal Whiting
20 0.24.27.65
6 Mark Galvin Reynard 873 [055] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#9 Alan Docking Racing
20 0.24.30.28
7 Giles Butterfield (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [027] - VW  
#36
20 0.24.33.96
8 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW  
#52 Gerard Racing
20 0.24.35.63
9 Niclas Schönström Reynard 873 [049] - VW Neil Brown
#33 Swallow Racing Ltd
20 0.24.45.69
10 Gerrit van Kouwen Ralt RT31 [710] - VW Spiess
Lünsmann Racing
20 0.24.48.09
11 Andy King Reynard 873 [068] - VW  
#3 Swallow Racing Ltd
20 0.24.48.26
12 Paul Stott Reynard 873 [054] - VW Spiess
Eddie Jordan Racing
20 0.24.57.44
13 Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [645] - VW  
Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
20 0.24.58.77
14 Alain Menu (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW  
Eddie Jordan Racing
20 0.25.07.36
15 Peter Boutwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW  
#74 Roger Cowman Racing
20 0.25.18.24
16 Rob Wilson (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 - VW  
#85 Jupiter Racing
20 0.25.20.88
17 Eddie Kimbell (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [619] - VW  
#53 Eddie Kimbell - Penman Group
20 0.25.21.06
18 Scott Stringfellow (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [032] - VW  
#77 Jim Lee Racing
19
19 John Hotchkis Jr (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW  
#64 Tech Speed Racing
19
R Tim Davies Swallow 387 - VW Neil Brown
#48 Swallow Racing Ltd
15 Rear suspension crossbeam
R Damon Hill Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
#7 Cellnet Ricoh Racing
6 Accident at Woodham Hill, hit by Kempton
R Robin Henwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [547] - VW  
Freelance Motors/Duckhams
2 Rose joint
R Peter Kox Reynard 873 [058] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
#29 Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
1 Collision at chicane
R Craig Simmiss Reynard 873 [059] - VW  
#17
1 Collision at chicane
R Thomas Danielsson Reynard 873 [067] - Alfa Romeo
#10 Madgwick Motorsport
0 Accident at Allard, hit Herbert
R Phil Andrews Reynard 873 [053] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#24 Madgwick Motorsport
0 Accident at Allard
R Gilberto Jiménez Reynard 873 [056] - VW Spiess
Richard Dutton Racing
0 Accident at Allard
R Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [587] - VW  
#54 R.G.S. Racing
0 Accident at Allard, hit Khan
R Ringo Hine (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW  
Swindon Motorsport
0 Accident at Allard
R James Shead (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW  
#85 Jupiter Racing
0 Accident at Allard
DNS Jason Elliot Reynard 873 [065] - VW Spiess
Eddie Jordan Racing
Did not start
(Accident at Campbell)

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Thomas Danielsson (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [067] - Alfa Romeo 1.11.94
2 Johnny Herbert (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess 1.12.12
3 Steve Kempton (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.12.23
4 Bertrand Gachot (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo 1.12.49
5 Peter Kox (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [058] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 1.12.58
6 Damon Hill (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 1.12.78
7 Martin Donnelly (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 1.12.85
8 Mark Galvin (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [055] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.13.03
9 Gerrit van Kouwen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [710] - VW Spiess 1.13.06
10 Phil Andrews (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [053] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.13.07
11 Niclas Schönström (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [049] - VW Neil Brown 1.13.07
12 Perry McCarthy (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [047] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.13.13
13 Andy King (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [068] - VW   1.13.17
14 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW   1.13.28
15 Giles Butterfield (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [027] - VW   1.13.30
16 Paul Stott (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [054] - VW Spiess 1.13.39
17 Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [587] - VW   1.13.47
18 Gilberto Jiménez (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [056] - VW Spiess 1.13.60
19 Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [645] - VW   1.13.77
20 Tim Davies (F3) 2-litre Swallow 387 - VW Neil Brown 1.13.89
21 Craig Simmiss (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [059] - VW   1.13.90
22 John Hotchkis Jr (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW   1.14.13
23 Ringo Hine (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW   1.14.19
24 Alain Menu (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW   1.14.27
25 Peter Boutwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW   1.14.48
26 James Shead (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW   1.15.01
27 Rob Wilson (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 - VW   1.15.19
28 Eddie Kimbell (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [619] - VW   1.15.40
29 Scott Stringfellow (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [032] - VW   1.15.60
30 Jason Elliot * (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [065] - VW Spiess 1.17.92
31 Robin Henwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [547] - VW   1.19.27
 
* 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.