Race Report: Thruxton, 6 October 1974


Another 12 car entry for this Forward Trust round, Brian Henton was missing as the uncompetitive Brazilian Jan Balder took over his car. In a last minute deal Danny Sullivan took over the works Modus that hadn’t run since Tony Brise drove it at Monaco and the Nurburgring.

Mike Tyrrell made a great start hotly pursued by Tony Rouff but at Campbell Rouff spun off taking both Dick Parsons in the Smiths Crisps Ensign and pole sitter Nick von Pruessen with him. All three cars were out, Parsons with a damaged rear corner and Rouff with a damaged nose and flat tyres. Tyrrell was now ahead of Danny Sullivan who was really trying hard and on lap 4 the Modus took the lead and despite pick-up problems in the closing stages due to a water leak in the engine causing overheating the American hung on to win. Tyrrell came under heavy pressure in the closing stages from Conny Andersson but the Swede was 0.4 seconds adrift at the flag. Marcos Moraes held onto fourth after being displaced by Andersson, José Espirito Santo took fifth ahead of a badly misfiring Jose Chateaubriand.



Race Report: Thruxton, 6 October 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