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Martini International Trophy

Silverstone, 18 Jun 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Arturo Merzario (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0020] - Tipo 236 4
#36 Scuderia Brescia Corse
86 2h 27m 01.4s
2 Guy Edwards (G5) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Chevrolet Vega
#7 Barclays International Racing with Lola Cars
(see note 1)
85
3 Jean-Louis Lafosse (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU10] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#6 Flint-Filipinetti-Antar (see note 2)
83
4 Brian Robinson (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-4] - Cosworth FVC Titan
#12 Brian Robinson
81
5 John Burton (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#18 Canon Racing Team
81
6 Andrew Fletcher (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-31] - Cosworth FVC Felday
#22 William Tuckett
80
7 José Maria Juncadella (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#16 Red Rose Racing with Montjuich Tergal
(see note 3)
80
8 Toine Hezemans (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 - Tipo 236 4
#1 Canon Racing Team
81
9 Piero Botalla (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Tipo 236 4
#38 Torino Corse
79
10 John Lepp (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B19 [71-29] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#28 Central Garage (Mirfield) Ltd.
79
11 Trevor Twaites (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#20 Intertech Steering Wheels (see note 4)
78
NC Peter Smith,
David Welpton
(G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#23 Peter Smith (see note 5)

NC Ian Harrower (G5) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-51?] - BMW M10
#29 Ian Harrower

NC Martin Davidson (G5) 2-litre Daren Mk.3 - BRM V8
#31 Jack Wheeler

NC Tony Goodwin (G5) 1.6-litre Dulon LD11 [01] - Cosworth FVA
#33 Tony Goodwin

R Dieter Quester (G5) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-15] - BMW
#39 Bosch Racing Team Vienna (see note 6)
53 2:Spun
R Giancarlo Gagliardi (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Tipo 236 4
#37 Scuderia Brescia Corse
8 1:Overheating
R Alan Fowler (G5) 1.8-litre Mercury GT - Cosworth FVC
#11 Alan Fowler
1:DNF
R John Bridges (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B19/B21 [71-32] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#14 Red Rose Racing with Montjuich Tergal
(see note 7)
2:Withdrawn - weather
R Niki Bosch (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#17 Red Rose Racing with Montjuich Tergal
(see note 8)
2:Engine
R Bob Wollek (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#19 Canon Racing Team
1:Fuel pressure; 2:Fuel pressure
R Peter Hanson (G5) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-20] - BRM V8
#21 Hire International Racing Enterprises
(see note 9)
1:DNS; 2:Withdrawn - weather
R Richard Scott (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-30] - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#24 Geoff Richardson Engineering
2:Tyres
R John Gray (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-9] - Cosworth FVC
#26 John Gray (see note 10)
1:Engine; 2:DNF
R Peter Humble (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-34] - Cosworth FVC
#27 Peter Humble
2:Withdrawn - weather
DNS Bill Needham (G5) 1.6-litre Coldwell C14B - Cosworth FVA
#30 Bill Needham
Did not start
(Dropped valve in practice)
DND Giancarlo Gagliardi (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Tipo 236 4
#38 Torino Corse
Did not drive
DNSC John Hine (G5) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-19] - Chevrolet Vega
#15 Red Rose Racing with Montjuich Tergal
Did not start (crashed)
DNA TBA Lola T290 - Ford
#2 Gitanes-Filipinetti-Antar
Did not arrive
DNA Jorge de Bagration (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU9] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#3 Ecurie Bonnier
Did not arrive
DNA Claude Swietlik (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#4 Ecurie Bonnier (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Roland Heiler (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU6] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#5 Ecurie Bonnier
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Smith (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU26] - Cosworth FVC
#8 Barrie Smith
Did not arrive
DNA John Miles (G5) 2-litre GRD S72 - Ford BDA Hart
#9 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Brian Martin (G5) 1.8-litre Martin BM9 [1] - Cosworth FVC
#10 Martin Racing Developments (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Gabriele Serblin (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 - Cosworth FVC
#25 Scuderia Palladio (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Martin Raymond (G5) 1.9-litre Daren Mk.3 [71/3/D2] - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#32 Martin Raymond
Did not arrive
DNA Martin Ridehalgh (G5) 2-litre Dulon LD11P [02] - Porsche
#34 Martin Ridehalgh
Did not arrive
DNA Jean-Jacques Cochet (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU11] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier
#35 Scuderia Filipinetti
Did not arrive
DNA Max Cohen-Olivar (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-6] - Cosworth FVC
#41 Max Olivar (see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA Lionel Noghès (G5) 1.8-litre Grac MT16 [002] - Cosworth FVC Funda
#42 Ecurie Veglia Grac
Did not arrive
DNA Antonio Zadra (G5) 2-litre Lola T290 - Abarth 4
#43 Scuderia Brescia Corse
Did not arrive
DNA Franco Berruto (G5) 2-litre Abarth 2000 4
#44 Scuderia Brescia Corse
Did not arrive
Qualifying
1 Dieter Quester (G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-15] - BMW 1m 23.4s
2 Arturo Merzario (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 [0020] - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 24.4s
3 John Burton (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 25.0s
4 John Lepp (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B19 [71-29] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1m 25.8s
5 Richard Scott (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-30] - Cosworth FVC Richardson 1m 26.0s
6 Jean-Louis Lafosse (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU10] - Cosworth FVC Bonnier 1m 26.2s
7 Guy Edwards (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Chevrolet Vega 1m 26.4s
8 José Maria Juncadella (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-8] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 27.2s
9 John Bridges (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B19/B21 [71-32] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1m 28.2s
10 Brian Robinson (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-4] - Cosworth FVC Titan 1m 28.6s
11 Toine Hezemans (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella SE021/72 - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 28.8s
12 Andrew Fletcher (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-31] - Cosworth FVC Felday 1m 28.8s
13 Niki Bosch (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-7] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1m 28.8s
14 Peter Smith (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth FVC Richardson 1m 30.6s
15 Trevor Twaites (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC Richardson 1m 32.2s
16 Peter Humble (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-34] - Cosworth FVC 1m 32.8s
17 Piero Botalla (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 33.6s
18 Giancarlo Gagliardi (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth 2000 SP/71 (SE021) - Abarth Tipo 236 4 1m 34.6s
19 Martin Davidson (G5 2.0) 2-litre Daren Mk.3 - BRM V8 1m 37.2s
20 Peter Hanson (G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-20] - BRM V8 1m 37.4s
21 Tony Goodwin (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Dulon LD11 [01] - Cosworth FVA 1m 37.8s
22 Alan Fowler (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Mercury GT - Cosworth FVC 1m 38.8s
23 Ian Harrower (G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-51?] - BMW M10 1m 40.8s
24 Bill Needham * (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Coldwell C14B - Cosworth FVA 1m 51.4s
25 Bob Wollek (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1m 54.2s
26 John Gray (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-9] - Cosworth FVC no time
27 John Hine * (G5 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B21 [72-19] - Chevrolet Vega no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T290 [HU22] (Guy Edwards): The works assisted Barclays International entry, chassis HU22 was driven by Guy Edwards in 1972. It was then sold to Dorset Foods and driven by Tony Birchenhough, Brian Joscelyne and Lee Kaye in 1973 events and this continued into 1974, when Claude Crespin joined the driving group, and 1975, when Ian Bracey became a regular driver. Each year the car was updated at the Lola factory to the latest specification and different chassis plates were added to ensure it gained the best possible prize money. The car was raced at Le Mans every year from 1976 to 1980 and continued to race in Internationals right up to 1983. It was then sold to Nick Mason and stored until brought back to Le Mans for demonstration runs in 1992 and 1993. Birchenough now cares for the car and it appeared at the Le Mans Classic in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
  2. Lola T290 [HU10] (Jean-Louis Lafosse): Chassis HU10 was new at at Dijon in June 1972 replacing chassis HU3 crashed at Vallelunga in April. It was used through the rest of 1972 under the Scuderia Filipinetti banner wearing Flint livery and with FVC and later Chevy Vega EA engines. Also used by Lafosse in French hillclimbs in 1972. Lafosse retained the car for the first race of 1973 and it was also raced by Marie-Claude Beaumont at Clermont-Ferrand in June 1973. In 1975, the car was acquired by Hans-Markus Huber in Switzerland and used in Swiss national racing throughout the late 1970s. He retained the car until about 2005/2006 when he sold it to the US. In 2007, Lola Heritage recorded that HU10 was owned by Jeff Lewis.
  3. Chevron B21 [72-8] (José Maria Juncadella): One of two Chevron B21s acquired by Red Rose Racing for the 1972 sports racing season, 72-8 was driven by John Hine in the early 2-litre races, and shared by him and team principal John Bridges in long-distance events. Hine got a new Chevrolet Vega-engined car at Dijon in June, and 72-8 was taken over by José Juncadella for the rest of the year. This is almost certainly the car shared by Hine and Dave Charlton in the Springbok series in November and December. In 1973, the car appeared at the first race for José's brother Javier Juncadella but Roger Hire then became involved with the team and he provided a new B23 and his relatively recent B21 instead of the ex-Red Rose B21. The fate of the B21 is not known.
  4. Chevron B21 [72-2] (Trevor Twaites): This car was sold to Trevor Twaites and raced by him and regular co-driver Brendan McInerney in European events throughout 1972. They continued to drive the Intertech-backed car in early 1973, their last event being the Nürburgring 1000 km in May, It was then acquired by Roy Johnson and Alan Stubbs who were to form Paulenco Racing and driven by José Uriarte at Vila Real in July 1973 and in the Angolan series. It was raced by Chris Skeaping in the Nürburgring 500 km in Sep 1973 and then by Uriarte at Nogaro and the Barcelona 400 km. It was sold to Stewart Chubb for 1974 and driven by Peter Long and others 1974-1975. It is then believed to have been sold to France.
  5. Chevron B21 [72-3] (Peter Smith, David Welpton): Sold new to Peter Smith and raced by him and co-driver David Welpton through 1972 and 1973 primarily in distance events across Europe but also in some short British events. Updated to B23 specification for 1974 and raced by Smith with various co-drivers including Rupert Keegan. Co-drivers in 1975 included John Turner. The car was replaced by the ex-KVG/John Hine Chevron B31 for 1976 and was sold to Ray Petry (Boston, MA) for SCCA racing and then for the new Can-Am series that started in 1977. Ray used an ex-Rondel 1840cc BDE engine that he'd bought from Tony Cicale. Raced in Can-Am 1978 to 1980. Ray later sold the car to dealer Mike Gue (Essex Racing) who sold it to Canada. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Chevron B21 [72-15] (Dieter Quester): A reputedly lightweight car built for BMW to test a new 2-litre version of their Formula 2 engine. Entered by Bosch Racing Team Vienna for Dieter Quester who took pole on three of his four appearances in the car and won at Salzburgring on 21 May 1972. Crashed at Enna 15 Aug 1972 and heavily damaged. Later sold by BMW to Vasek Polak in the US and repaired by Hans Adam, Mark Flores and Bruce Ponder. It was raced in SCCA BSR racing in 1974 and 1975 by Ponder and later used in Can-Am in 1979 by Hurley Haywood. The car was retained in the Polak collection until it was sold back to BMW and restored to original specification for their museum. The car was raced by Hubert Hahne at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2001.
  7. Chevron B19/B21 [71-32] (John Bridges): The last new B19 to appear in Europe, B19-71-32 was new for Red Rose Racing boss John Bridges to drive at Jarama 7 Nov 1971. It had the wider B21-spec chassis required to meet 1972 regulations so was retained by Red Rose Racing as a fourth entry in 1972. It was driven mainly by Bridges in 1972 but also by Niki Bosch, Paco Josa and John Watson in European 2-litre events. At the end of the 1972 season it was sold to Bobby Howlings and was almost certainly the car driven by Howlings and John Hine at Vallelunga 25 Mar 1973 and then by Hine at Paul Ricard 8 Apr 1973. The car then disappears from Howlings' Ember Racing team, possibly to Japan or possibly to fellow wheeler-dealer Tony Dean.
  8. Chevron B21 [72-7] (Niki Bosch): Red Rose Racing acquired two Chevron B21s for the start of the 1972 sports racing season, chassis B21-72-7 and B21-72-8. Of these, 72-7 was initially assigned to José Maria Juncadella and raced by him in the 2-litre championship. At Dijon in June, Juncadella took over 72-8 from John Hine, and the team's third driver Niki Bosch was promoted into 72-7. He raced the car for the remainder of the season, including the finale at Jarama in November. Subsequent history unknown, but likely to be the car that went to Henk Bosman.
  9. Chevron B21 [72-20] (Peter Hanson): Bought by Roger Hire for Peter Hanson to drive in European sports car events in 1972, at first with a 2-litre BRM V8 engine, until changing to a normal FVC. Raced in the Springbok series at the end of the year. The car was upgraded to B23 specification for 1973 and joined Roger Hire's new B23 in the Hire International/Scuderia Montjuich team. Raced by both Javier and José Juncadella. This may be the "bitza" Chevron built up for Frank Sytner to drive at the start of the 1974 season. Presumably one of the two "B23s" advertised by Roger Hire in May 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Chevron B19 [71-9] (John Gray): Sold to Central Garage (Mirfield) Ltd for John Lepp to drive in the 1971 European 2-litre series. Sold to James Gray for 1972 with Peter Gaydon as co-driver and then to Ian Harrower and James Bell for 1973 and 1974. Sold to Tony Wadsworth and rebodied with an Imp body as the Special Saloon "Chimp" and driven by Jonathan Buncombe. Banned almost immediately and sold to Paul Howarth for historic racing in 1977. Then raced by Vin Malkie from 1978 to 1982 after which is was raced by James Wallis (Edenbridge, Kent) in 1983 and 1984. The next part of the car's history is increasingly cloudy but it appears to be the car owned by Kevin Wilkins in 2009.
  11. Lola T290 [HU5] (Claude Swietlik): This car was acquired by Ecurie Bonnier and run for customer Claude Swietlik throughout 1972, also being raced by Mario Cabral, Gilbert Salles and Hervé Bayard on occasion. In 1973 it was sold to Fred Stalder who founded Racing Organisation Course (ROC) and was used throughout the season in both European 2-litre racing and in French hillclimbs. Based on photographic evidence, this car was retained by ROC for 1974 as a backup for for hire purposes. It appears to be the car used by Albert Dufrêne in French hillclimbs in 1974 and is then believed to have passed to Christian Riehl around 1976.
  12. Martin BM9 [1] (Brian Martin): A new car built by Brian Martin late in 1972 and only raced on a handful of occasions. It was sold to John Corfield in 1973 as the BM10 and raced by Corfield and Peter Andrews with a 1600cc FVA engine for the next four years in the orange-and-black livery of Bradshaw Plant Hire. It was then acquired by Richard Simms (Ossett, West Yorkshire) and rebodied as a Skoda Super Saloon. It debuted in this guise at debut at Croft on Easter Monday 1978 and raced in Super Saloons for three seasons: firstly with Simms, then with Malcolm Johnstone from Sep 1978 onwards and then Ian Drew in 1980. It was acquired by Richard Brown in 1982 and restored back to Martin BM10 specification. He sold it to Peter-Paul Durig in Switzerland, apparently in exchange for the Martin BM9C, and he retained it until 1999 when it was sold back to England to George Douglas. Retained by Douglas and used in Orwell Supersports Cup races in 2003 and 2005.
  13. Chevron B19 (Gabriele Serblin): Gabriele Serblin drove a B19 or "B19/21" through the 1972 season. This is presumably one of the B19s delivered to Eris Tondelli in 1971 but its exact identity is unknown.
  14. Chevron B21 [72-6] (Max Cohen-Olivar): New to Max Cohen-Olivar and raced in European 2-litre sports car rounds in 1972, fitted with an 1800cc Cosworth FVC. Sold to Jacques Alméras for French hillclimbs in 1973, then to Daniel Gache (Avignon, France) for 1974, when it was usually described as a B23. Subsequent history unknown.

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.