Race Report: Mallory-Park, 23 July 1972


This consolation race was made up of the 11 non-qualifiers from the Lombank North Central round.

It was Jeremy Gambs who made the best start from the middle of the front row whilst pole man Keiichi Tahara went off the road at the Esses writing off his GRD in the process. Richard Mallock moved into second place until overheating caused his U2 to drop away and eventually retire leaving Simon Sherman in his Royale RP11 and John MacDonald’s March 713M to squabble over the runner-up spot. In the last few laps Sherman closed in on Gamb’s Ensign but the Royale man failed to catch the winner by 1.4 seconds. Of the other runners front row occupant John Littler’s Ensign was out with carburetor problems and Jorge Pinhol’s GRD spun off at the Esses.



Race Report: Mallory-Park, 23 July 1972

Race Heat 1

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 20:09.40

2 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 20:09.50

3 Luigi Fontanesi

Tecno-Ford 20:13.10

4 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 20:23.40

Race Heat 2

1 Giovanni Lo Voi

Brabham-Ford BT28 15:05.00

2 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 15:05.00

3 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 15:21.00

4 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 15:34.10

5 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28

Race Final

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 30:44.30 144.318

2 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28 30:44.34

3 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 30:45.10

4 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 30:55.40

5 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00

6 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 31:11.50

7 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 31:59.60

8 Giovanni Lo Voi

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00