Race Report: Croft, 12 August 1973


Only eight cars started this Forward Trust round after Richard Robarts crashed his Myson March at Oxo during practice. Mo Harness took pole position just ahead of Tony Brise and Mike Wilds for an all March front row.

Ian Taylor made the best start to lead from the second row followed by Wilds, Brise, Harness, Tony Rouff and Derek Lawrence. Brise and Harness swopped places a couple of times and by the fourth lap the four leaders had pulled away from the rest. Wilds was putting Taylor under increasing pressure and nearly made it at Tower on lap 5 and then on lap 6 he did the job properly. Taylor spent the remaining nine laps trying to regain the lead but Wilds kept him at bay to win by a second. Brise passed Harness for third on lap 9 and although Harness crossed the line level with Brise and was given the same time Brise took the third place. Derek Lawrence also had a great battle with Tony Rouff with the American coming through to take fifth by a second.



Race Report: Croft, 12 August 1973

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