Once again the F3 cars found themselves in with the Monoposto cars for the latest round of the Forward Trust series despite the disparity in their respective performances.
On a dry track it was the familiar sight of the works March 743 of Brian Henton taking an immediate lead from the GRD 373 of Tony Rouff and the 374 version of Alex Dias Ribeiro, next up it was the second works March 743 of Jose Chateaubriand ahead of the similar car of Buzz Buzaglo with Derek Lawrence sixth in the Ehrlich. The front runners were all running fairly closely together until half distance when it began to rain and Buzaglo had a big spin at Woodcote, he had just passed Chateaubriand and the Brazilian had to take hasty avoidance to miss the gyrating Ippokampos March.
The rain then started to fall even harder with many cars, especially Monopostos, spinning all round the track. Henton slowed his pace to a crawl in the difficult conditions but still took the chequered flag several seconds ahead of Rouff, Ribeiro took third ahead of Chateaubriand. So wet was it that both Rouff and Chateaubriand celebrated completing the race by spinning across the finishing line. Of the other runners Hany Wiano, in the second Ippokampos March, spun into the pits Armco on the last lap, whilst Dick Parsons first race in the Smiths Crisps Ensign was curtailed by a spin at Copse.