British Sprint Championship Round

Gaydon, 15 Aug 1976

1 Terry Smith 5.7-litre McLaren M14D [1] - Chevrolet V8
2 Simon Riley 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
3 Johnty Williamson 5.7-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
4 David Render (F1) 3-litre Lotus 76 [2 JPS10] - Cosworth DFV V8
5 Dave Harris 5-litre McLaren M10B/M14D [400-06 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
6 John Ravenscroft (F1) 3-litre Token RJ02 - Cosworth DFV V8
7 Chris Hill (clubmans) 1.8-litre Mallock U2 Mk 14 - Ford
8 Steve Russell (clubmans) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk 15/17B - Ford
9 John Corfield (G6 2.0) 1.9-litre Martin BM10 [BM9-1?] - Ford BDA
(see note 1)
10 John Taylor 3-litre Brabham BT16/21B - Ford Essex V6
(see note 2)
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT16/21B (John Taylor): In 1976, John Taylor (North Petherton, Somerset) ran a Brabham BT16/21B in sprints. The car had been fitted with a 3-litre Ford Essex V6 engine. He advertised it was a BT21B in November 1976 but appeared again with it at a sprint at Oulton Park in April 1977. It was then sold to Eike Wellhausen (Chesterfield, Derbyshire), then described as a former Jaguar E-Type driver but now better known as a Lister racer. Eike understood it to be a Brabham BT23C and Autosport described the car as a BT23C that had originally been built for an American who had intended installing a Chevy V8 but had never raced. Wellhausen replaced the standard Essex engine with a fully-tuned version and raced the car in libre events at Mallory Park, Donington Park and Silverstone from 1977 to 1979. By 1979 the V6 had been replaced with a Hart BDA. Eike recalls selling it to "a London jeans manufacturer who raced other single seaters". Subsequent history unknown.


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.