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GKN Transmissions Trophy - Silverstone International Trophy

Silverstone, Great-Britain

Date: 8/4/1973
Track length:
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 29
Finishers: 21

Pole position: Gardner in 1.34,1
Fastest lap: Muir in 1.35,0

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 165,95 kmh
Weather: Snow - after lap 2 (”Mixed” the official results said)
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1973 Cars

 

Brian Muir earned a fine victory in the Group 2 race that preceded the F1 event, taking the lead as late as the 17th of the 20 laps when Frank Gardner made a mistake under pressure at Becketts and spun his big Camaro after totalling dominating the first half of the race. It was a win in the grand manner as Muir lashed the tail of his Gartlan BMW CSL all over the road in the chase during a snowstorm that left the circuit very slippery. Andy Rouse took the 2-litre class with ease after Dave Brodie had spun his similar Escort early in the race. Vince Woodman's Escort had no opposition to a runaway conquest of the 1300 class, cutting 1.8s off the lap record for good measure when the track dried put. Les Nash also set a new lap record in his ex-McGovern Imp, despite which he failed to beat Bill McGovern by the tiniest margin.


Touring Cars class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 6 Dealer Team BMW
BMW 3.0 CSL
Brian Muir, AUS
3003 L6 D 20 laps, 34.03,4 3 1.35,7 1.35,0  
2 1 21 VMW Motors - Team Esso Uniflo
Ford Escort RS 1600
Andy Rouse, GB
1950 L4 C 20 laps, 34.51,0 4 1.36,8 1.37,4  
3 2 3 SCA European Road Services
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Frank Gardner, AUS
7000 V8 D 20 laps, 35.08.6 1 1.34,1    
4 2 22 Norman Reeves Ltd.
Ford Escort RS 1600
Dave Brodie, GB
1980 L4 C 20 laps, 35.30,6 6 1.39,2    
5 3 5 Altyres (Luton)
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Martin Thomas, GB
5736 V8 D 20 laps, 35.31,2 5 1.38,9    
6 3 23 Gerry Edmonds Racing
Ford Escort RS 1600
Lawrie Hickman, GB
1950 L4 C 20 laps, 35.39,6 8 1.40,3    
7 1 45 VMW Motors - Team Esso Uniflo
Ford Escort 1300 BDA
Vince Woodman, GB
1298 L4 B 19 laps, 34.30,6 9 1.44,3 1.43,4  
8 2 42 The Barbarians
Ford Escort 1300 BDA
Peter Hanson, GB
1298 L4 B 19 laps, 34.45,0 10 1.44,5    
9 3 49  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Chris Montague, GB
1293 L4 B 18 laps, 34.18,0 12 1.51,2    
10 4 43  
Ford Escort 1300 ?BDA
Tony Dickinson, GB
1298 L4 B 18 laps, 34.57,6 11 1.49,1    
11 1 1 George Bevan
Sunbeam Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 A 18 laps, 35.02,2 14 1.51,5    
12 2 71 Commercial Credit
Sunbeam Imp
Les Nash, GB
998 L4 A 18 laps, 35.02,4 16 1.52,5 1.49,6  
13 5 47  
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Oli Thatcher, GB
1298 L4 B 18 laps, 35.13,2 18 1.55,0    
14 3 74 John Godfrey
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 L4 A 18 laps, 35.36,2 19 1.55,6    
15 4 72 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Sunbeam Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998 L4 A 18 laps, 35.36,2 20 1.55,6    
16 6 51  
Austin Mini Cooper S
Paul Burt, GB
1293 L4 B 18 laps, 35.36,2 15 1.51,8    
17 5 73  
Sunbeam Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 L4 A 17 laps, 34.19,0 17 1.52,7    
18 7 41 Carlow
BMC Mini Cooper S
Gordon Dawkins, GB
1293 L4 B 17 laps, 34.25,6 26 1.59,4   Gearbox
19 8 46  
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Jeremy Nightingale, GB
1298 L4 B 17 laps, 34.32,6 28 2.12,3    
20 9 52 Aldek Shopfitting & Joinery Ltd.
Austin Mini Cooper S
Barry Johnson, GB
1293 L4 B 17 laps, 34.58,2 24 1.57,3    
21 10 57  
Austin Mini Cooper S
Richard Piper, GB
1293 L4 B 17 laps, 35.07,0 21 1.55,7    
NC   24  
Ford Escort TC
Mike Ford, GB
1594 L4 C 16 laps, 34.35,8 27 2.09,3    
NC   77 Swiftune Engineering Ltd
BMC Mini Cooper
James Burrows, GB
998 L4 A 16 laps, 34.45,6 25 1.57,5    
NC   76  
BMC Mini Cooper
Jeremy Bean, GB
998 L4 A 15 laps, 34.55,8 30 2.37,8    
DNF   55  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Jon Mowatt, GB
1293 L4 B 12 13 1.51,3   Gearbox
DNF   7 Lindrick Finance Racing with Broadspeed
Ford Capri RS 2600 LW
Dave Matthews, GB
2999 V6 D 9 2 1.35,5   Fuel supply
DNF   20  
Ford Escort RS 1600
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
1850 L4 C 4 7 1.40,1   Differential
DNF   54 Selhurst Business machines Ltd.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Mike Drinkwater, GB
1293 L4 B   22 1.56,2    
DNF   56  
Morris Mini Cooper S
Richard Ellice, GB
1293 L4 B   23 1.56,7    
DNS?   75  
BMC Mini Cooper
Gavin Booth, GB
998 L4 A   29 2.13,7