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British Sprint Championship Round

Yeovilton, 28 Sep 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Dave Harris (libre) 5-litre McLaren M10B/M14D [400-06 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
57.76s
2 Johnty Williamson (libre) 5.7-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
58.11s
3 David Franklin (libre) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8 (B)] - Ford BDA Holbay
58.59s
4 David Render (libre) 2-litre Brabham BT35 [35] - Ford BDA
(see note 1)
58.97s
5 Terry Smith (libre) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay
(see note 2)
60.09s
6 Simon Riley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover V8
60.27s
7 John Frampton (libre) 1-litre Terrapin Mk1F - BMC
65.23s
8 Norman Hutchins (sports) 1.9-litre Mallock U2 Mk 8B MG
66.01s
9 Geoff Hunt (unknown) 1.6-litre Lotus 21/31 - Ford
73.37s
R Colin Elliot (libre) 1.6-litre Nike Mk12 - Ford
did not finish
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT35 [35] (David Render): New to Mike Hawley (Solihull, Warwickshire) and fitted with a Hart twin cam engine for the RAC British Hill Climb Championship from August 1971 onwards. Hawley fitted a Cosworth FVA Formula 2 engine for 1972, and was a regular 1600cc class winner in the British championship that year. To Tony Harrison and fitted with a Hart BDA engine, again to 1600cc capacity. To David Render (London) for 1974, and fitted with a 1800cc BDA engine for Sprints, while also running his Brabham BT29X in the 1600cc class. Retained with a 2-litre BDA for 1975, when it became his main car, and for the early part of 1976 before Render borrowed a F1 Lotus 76 instead. It was retained to 1978 and then advertised in October 1978 by Bobby Howlings' AMCO dealership. It then went to Bob Sharrott in the West Indies, before returning via Ted Walker and Peter Watts in the late 1980s. It was with John Harper in 1991, who raced it in historic events with a BDA engine, then sold to Georges Legein (Belgium) in 1993, who converted it to F3 specification. To Jean-Luc Burlion (Belgium) in 2005, then to C├ędric Cordemans (Belgium) in 2009. It reappeared when sold in 2012 by Kris Perdu (Belgium) to Kurt Vanderspinnen (Belgium), who raced it as a F3 car in Dutch Historic Monoposto Racing events in 2014 and 2016. Sold by Vanderspinnen to Michael Rasper (Cologne, Germany) in October 2021.
  2. March 733 [26] (Terry Smith): New to Dempster International Racing Team for Mike Wilds to drive in F3 from July 1973 onwards, replacing the 1972/73 Ensign with which he had started the season. It was then sold to Graham Watts (Faringham) for hillclimbs, appearing at Prescott in March 1974, when the car had a 1600cc Holbay engine. During 1975, the car was bought by Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset) to replace his highly successful 1-litre Vixen Imp. Smith raced the March in sprints and hillclimbs through the rest of 1975 and through 1976, using a 1600cc Holbay Ford twin cam engine, but in the summer of 1976, bought the ex-F1 McLaren M14D. The March was sold to Geoff Hunt (Andover, Hampshire), again with the Holbay twin cam, and used in sprints for quite a few years. Eventually traded to Richard Speakman for the ex-F3 Pilbeam MP51. 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.

The British Sprint Championship results were originally provided by Paul Parker and Steve Wilkinson and are based on material drawn from Motoring News, Autosport and Speedscene magazines plus results sheets and programmes provided by former competitors and by the organising clubs.

The identification of individual cars is based on the Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 5000 and Formula Atlantic research work presented elsewhere on the site.

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.