Race Report: Thruxton, 22 September 1974


It was 12 cars for the Lombard North Central round and Danny Sullivan was quickest in practice to secure pole position in his ex-Bob Evans March.

It began to rain just before the start but luckily it stopped again before the track had become too wet. Danny Sullivan’s pole came to naught when his car began misfiring badly from the start causing his early retirement. Thus it was Tony Rouff in his GRD who took the lead from the start chased by the Marches of Nick von Preussen and Mike Tyrrell. Before too long Tyrrell moved up to second and by lap 7 he was challenging Rouff for the lead but fell back on the last lap and Rouff took the win by a second.
Of the others Alex Ribeiro led Dick Parsons home for fourth and fifth, Chateaubriand had been fifth but had to retire from the race. Brian Henton’s usual March was driven by Brazilian Jan Bouder but it was hampered by an awful misfire and ran slowly at the back. Jorge Koechlin was having an outing in the Bob Bondurant backed Elden PRH15 and he finished seventh despite a spin.



Race Report: Thruxton, 22 September 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