A reasonable entry of some of the lesser lights in F3 arrived at Silverstone for this non-championship race, the grid was boosted by the addition of several FF2000 cars.
Pole man Chris Barnett was slow away from the grid when his March 753 stripped second gear which allowed Dyfed Roberts to grab the lead in his March 743. Doug Bassett slotted into second with his GRD 374 with Rupert Keegan third with his ex-Henton 743 whilst the unfortunate Barnett fell to the tail of the field. Roberts then drove sensibly without making any mistakes to win by two seconds from the similar car of Ken Silverstone who had come up to second from fourth on lap 7 after Keegan fell back and then retired with brake problems and Bassett ran wide. Silverstone chased Roberts hard all the way to the finish and both men shared a new lap record 0.4 seconds under the old mark. Barnett recovered well from his opening lap problems to finish fourth behind Bassett.