Only 10 cars arrived for this Forward Trust round and with Brian Henton not on pole perhaps there was a chance for someone else to win. José Espirito Santo made best use of pole and led Henton away from the start and for the first three laps the two cars ran nose to tail until Henton made his move at Lodge and slipped past Santo into the lead. Henton was running a new monocoque following his Cadwell shunt and he pulled out enough of a lead to be safe for the rest of the race. There were no other changes during the rest of the race although the third place battle between Ribeiro was very close with the two cars crossing the line almost together. Barrie Maskell had been running fifth ahead of Danny Sullivan until he spun at Esso on lap 5 resuming in seventh.