Race Report: Chimay, 30 May 1971

Most of the British based drivers stayed at home for the clashing F3 races at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park, however the three that made it dominated the meeting. David Purley (Brabham-Holbay BT28) and Claude Bourgoignie (Lotus-Holbay 69) lead from the start and soon pulled out an 8 second lead over Randy Lewis (Brabham-Holbay BT35) but Lewis in only his second F3 race caught them back up. The three then proceeded to have a great battle to the line with 0.3 seconds covering all three at the finish, but it was the experience of Purley and Bourgoignie that told and they took first and second places. Lewis had the consolation of setting a new lap record, beating James Hunt’s old figure.



Race Report: Chimay, 30 May 1971


Claude Bourgoignie

Lotus-Holbay 69 | 3:30.6

Fastest Lap

Randy Lewis

Brabham-Holbay BT35| 3:30.7


1 David Purley

Brabham-Holbay BT28 |50:10.8 | 14

2 Claude Bourgoignie

Lotus-Holbay 69 |50:11.0 | 14

3 Randy Lewis

Brabham-Holbay BT35 |50:11.1 | 14

4 Wolfgang Bülow

March-Novamotor 713S | 14

5 Jonas Qvarnstrom

Brabham-Sportscars BT35 | 14

6 Guy Dhotel

Martini-Ford/BRM MW7 | 14

7 Roger Hurst

March-Novamotor 713M | 13

8 Utz Schad

Tecno Ford | 13

9 Josef Kremer

March-Ford 703 | 13