Race Report: Oulton Park, 12 April 1974


It was back to eight cars for the latest Lombard North Central rounds despite the addition of the Ippokampos March 743 of Buzz Buzaglo and things weren’t improved when the third gear on Tony Rouff’s GRD failed just before the race as it had in practice. Previous regular runner Bob Arnott failed to make it with an engine shortage for his Modus M1. As in previous races the grid numbers were increased by the addition of other runners, this time it was the F Fords

Brian Henton went straight into the lead and proceeded to pull away to a nearly 23 second win, initially José Santo challenged Alex Ribeiro but he gradually fell away to finish third. Derek Lawrence drove a good race to take fourth despite the handicap of the 1600 cc engine fitted to his Ehrlich. Nicholas von Preussen was out on lap 1 when his March retired with a flat rear tyre and a blown head gasket.



Race Report: Oulton Park, 12 April 1974

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