British Sprint Championship Round

Bassingbourne, 8 Aug 1976

1 Simon Riley 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
2 David Render (F1) 3-litre Lotus 76 [2 JPS10] - Cosworth DFV V8
3 Dave Harris 5-litre McLaren M10B/M14D [400-06 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
4 Johnty Williamson 5.7-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
5 Richard White (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-08] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
6 Clive Bracey 5-litre Vebra Mk1 - Chevrolet turbo
7 Peter Fisk (1600cc racing car) 1.6-litre March 702 [6] - Ford BDA
(see note 2)
33.42s 2nd in 1600cc class
8 John Corfield (G6 2.0) 1.9-litre Martin BM10 [BM9-1?] - Ford BDA
(see note 3)
9 Les Edmunds (1600cc racing car) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A/X - Ford
35.03s 1st in 1600cc class
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10A/B [300-08] (Richard White): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-08.
  2. March 702 [6] (Peter Fisk): Although given the number 702/6 by March, this was the development F2 car built using the very first Arch Motors frame. It raced just once in 1970 when Howden Ganley appeared in it at Mantorp Park in August. At the start of 1971, it was fitted with a Vegantune twin cam for Formula Atlantic, and was driven by David Morgan at the Mallory Park round in March, taking pole position and winning. He was second in the next race at Castle Combe, but then the car was advertised by March, and bought by John Nicholson, who used it for the rest of that season. Advertised by Nicholson (Ashford, Middlesex) in August 1972. Bought from Nicholson in October 1972 by Martin Steele (Faringdon, Oxfordshire) and used in sprints in 1973 and the first half of 1974. Sold in July 1974 to Peter Fisk (Cambridge) who raced it in speed events from 1974 to 1979. The car was fitted with a BDA engine, and Fisk sometimes shared with Robert Glass, also of Cambridge. Fisk advertised the car in October 1980 and sold it back to Steele in March 1981. Steele restored it and used it in UK historic racing in 1985 and 1986. Retained until sold in November 1998 to Mike Scott (Exeter, Devon) who drove it in FORCE events in 2003, and later appeared with it in Masters events in 2006. Sold in 2009 to Satoshi Onishi (Miharuno, Japan) and used by him in Japanese historic events.
  3. Martin BM10 [BM9-1?] (John Corfield): 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.


Note that 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' published 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.