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1976 Shellsport International Series

1976 Shellsport International Series
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The 1976 Shellsport International Series was a Formula Libre motor racing championship held in the United Kingdom, the series ran F1, F2, F5000 and Formula Atlantic cars in the same race.[1] The first Shellsport International Series was contested over 13 rounds. The season started on 21 March and ended on 7 November. The Drivers' Championship was won by Englishman David Purley.[2]

Teams and driversEdit

Entry List[3]
Team No. Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
Formula 1
  The Ultramar Ensign 2   Guy Edwards Ensign N174 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 6
  Hexagon Racing 3   Damien Magee Penske PC3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 9-11
  Derek Bell 12-13
  RAM Racing 8   Andy Sutcliffe Brabham BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 9-10
2   Guy Edwards Brabham BT42 11-12
  Team PR Reilly 10   Roger Springett Shadow DN1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 1
  Richard Scott 2
  Lella Lombardi 3-4
  Mike Wilds Shadow DN3B 5-8, 13
11 Ensign N174 9-10
  Jolly Club 11   Luigi-Mimmo Cevasco Brabham BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 1
  ShellSport Whiting 13   Divina Galica Surtees TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 All
  Brian McGuire 21   Brian McGuire Williams FW04 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 2-12
  Roger Heavens Racing 32   Emilio de Villota Lyncar 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 1-4, 6-10, 12-13
  Sports Cars of Austria 59   Karl Oppitzhauser March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 9
Formula 2
  Brian Robinson 4   Brian Robinson Lola T360 Ford BDG Close 2.0 L4 1-6, 9, 12
Ford BDE 2.0 L4 7
  Bob Gerard Racing 6   Bill Gubelmann March 732/752 Ford BDG 2.0 L4 1-3, 5, 7
  Bob Howlings 9   Bob Howlings Brabham BT36 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8 L4 3
  John Tait 9   John Tait Brabham BT36 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8 L4 5-7
  Marshall Wingfield Ltd 12   John Wingfield Ralt RT1 Ford BDG Somers 2.0 L4 1, 3-4, 9-10
  Ardmore Racing 14   Ray Mallock Lola T450 Ford BDX Swindon 2.0 L4 1
March 75B 2, 8-10, 12-13
  David Price Racing 15   Valentino Musetti March 752 Ford BDX Swindon 2.0 L4 1-6, 8, 12-13
  Roy Baker 18   Roy Baker March 752 Ford BDG 2.0 L4 5, 8-10, 12
  Bob and Marj Brown 23   Bob Muir Chevron B35 Ford BDX Swindon 2.0 L4 9
  R. E. Bates and Sons Builders 24   Geoff Friswell March 732/742 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 11-13
  Myson Racing 27   Richard Robarts March 752 Ford BDG Richardson 2.0 L4 1
March 762 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 8-9, 12-13
  Hillcrest Used Cars 29   John Calvert March 732/752 Ford BDA 2.0 L4 1, 3
  Netherton and Worth-Boxer Cars 30   Tony Rouff Boxer PR276 Ford BDX Swindon 2.0 L4 2, 7, 9
  Brian Henton 11
Ford BDG 2.0 L4 12
  Tony Rouff 13
  Dicksons of Perth 33   Norman Dickson Modus M3 Ford BDX Swindon 2.0 L4 3-4, 6-10
34   Richard Scott 3-4, 6-10
  Andy Barton 36   Andy Barton March 73B/75B Ford BDG 2.0 L4 3, 7, 11
  Philip Guerola 37   Philip Guerola Brabham BT30 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.9 L4 4-7, 12-13
  Pinch Plant Ltd. 40   John Nicholson March 752 Chevrolet Vega 2.0 L4 5, 8-10, 12-13
  Bob Salisbury Racing 46   Bernard de Dryver March 752 BMW M12 2.0 L4 8-13
  Withers of Winsford 49   José Maria de Uriarte March 762 Ford BDX Richardson 2.0 L4 9, 12-13
  Derrick Worthington 8, 10-11
  Team Modus Ltd 53   Ian Grob Modus M7 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 9
  Project Four Racing 55   Eddie Cheever Ralt RT1 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 9, 13
  ATS Racing Team 56   Mika Arpiainen Chevron B35 BMW M12 2.0 L4 9
57   Ted Wentz Lola T450 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 9
  Chevron Racing Team 58   Hans Binder Chevron B35 BMW M12 2.0 L4 9
  Fred Opert Racing 65   Ian Grob Chevron B35 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 12-13
Formula 5000
  David Hepworth 1   Bob Evans McLaren M25 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 9-10
  Theodore Racing Hong Kong 2   Alan Jones Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 3-4
  Hexagon Racing 3   Damien Magee March 75A Ford GAA 3.4 V6 1-8
  Chris Featherstone 5   Chris Featherstone McRae GM1 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 1-10, 12
  LEC Refrigeration Racing 7   David Purley Chevron B30 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 All
  Bob Howlings 9   Bob Howlings Chevron B28 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 1
  David Price Racing 15   Valentino Musetti March 752 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 7, 9-11
  E. L. Gibbs Ltd. Racing 25   Keith Holland Lola T400 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 3-13
  Chris Choat 41   Chris Choat Trojan T101 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 5-6, 10, 12
  Allan Kayes 75   Allan Kayes Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 8, 10-11, 13
  Dennis Leech 77   Dennis Leech Chevron B28 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 5-11, 13
  Jim Kelly 78   Jim Kelly Trojan T101 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 5-9
  Richard Oaten Racing 99   John Cannon March 73A/751 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 1-4
Formula Atlantic
  Marshall Wingfield ?   Jim Crawford Chevron B34 Ford BDA Hart 1.6 L4 13
  Graham Eden Racing 5   Terry Perkins Sana RD9 Ford BDA 1.6 L4 7, 10
  Spax Dampers 19   Jeremy Rossiter Chevron B29 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 3, 9
Ford BDA Cook 1.6 L4 4
  Melchester Racing 22   Tony Trimmer Lola T460 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 9
  David Price Racing 26   Martin Birrane Chevron B29 Ford BDA 1.6 L4 6
  Netherton and Worth-Boxer Cars 30   Brian Henton Boxer PR276 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 10
  Tony Rouff Boxer PRA76 12
  Derek Cook 31   Derek Cook Chevron B27 Ford BDA Cook 1.6 L4 7, 10-12
  Richard Scott 34   Richard Scott Modus M3 Ford BDA Nicholson 1.6 L4 1
  Coin News 39   Jim Crawford Chevron B29 Ford BDA Nicholson 1.6 L4 3-5
  Jeremy Sumner 42   Jeremy Sumner Chevron B27 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 5, 10
  John Bowtell 44   John Bowtell March 74B Ford BDA 1.6 L4 5-7
  Brauch Racing 47   Mike King Lola T362 Ford BDA 1.6 L4 6, 9-12
  Adrian Russell 48   Adrian Russell Lola T450 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 9-10
  L & B Excavators 50   Alo Lawler Chevron B29 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 3, 6-7
  Martin Birrane 50   Martin Birrane Chevron B29 Ford BDA Nicholson 1.6 L4 9, 12
  Harrisons of Birmingham Ltd 51   Nick May Sana RD9 Ford BDA 1.6 L4 12-13
  Phil Sharpe 52   Phil Sharpe Modus M3 Ford BDA Nicholson 1.6 L4 6-8
  Ken Bailey 62   Ken Bailey Chevron B29 Ford BDA Nicholson 1.6 L4 7, 9, 11
  Withers Winsford 69   David Winstanley Brabham BT40 Ford BDA Eden 1.6 L4 3
  Sana/Withers of Winsford 69   Cyd Williams Sana RD9 Ford BDA Eden 1.6 L4 4
Sana RD11 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 11, 13
  Sangria Designs 86   Phil Dowsett Chevron B29 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 7, 9
  Applied Racing Techniques 208   Peter Wardle Surtees TS15 Ford BDA Swindon 1.6 L4 9-10, 12-13
  Dicksons of Perth 707   Norman Dickson Modus M3 Ford BDA Nicholson 1.6 L4 1

Results and standingsEdit

Rnd Track Date Laps Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor
1 Mallory Park March 21 50   David Purley   David Purley   David Purley Chevron
2 Snetterton March 28 40   John Cannon   Damien Magee   Damien Magee March
3 Oulton Park April 16 50   Damien Magee   Damien Magee   Damien Magee March
4 Brands Hatch April 19 60   Alan Jones   Alan Jones   Alan Jones Lola
5 Thruxton May 31 30   David Purley   David Purley   David Purley Chevron
6 Brands Hatch June 20 50   Guy Edwards   David Purley   David Purley Chevron
7 Mallory Park June 27 40   David Purley   David Purley   David Purley Chevron
8 Snetterton August 1 30   Keith Holland   David Purley   Ray Mallock March
9 Brands Hatch August 30 35   David Purley   David Purley   David Purley Chevron
10 Thruxton September 12 30   Brian McGuire   Brian McGuire   Brian McGuire Williams
11 Oulton Park September 18 40   Guy Edwards   Guy Edwards   Guy Edwards Brabham
12 Brands Hatch October 24 24   Keith Holland   Derek Bell   Keith Holland Lola
13 Brands Hatch November 7 30   Eddie Cheever   David Purley   David Purley Chevron

Drivers' standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers using the following structure:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   FL 
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 2
Pos. Driver MAL
 
SNE
 
OUL
 
BRH
 
THR
 
BRH
 
MAL
 
SNE
 
BRH
 
THR
 
OUL
 
BRH
 
BRH
 
Pts
1   David Purley 1 4 4 2 1 1 1 6 1 Ret 5 8 1 188
2   Damien Magee 2 1 1 3 NC 2 Ret Ret 4 2 Ret 111
3   Keith Holland 2 8 6 Ret 2 4 Ret 6 3 1 5 95
4   Divina Galica 7 6 Ret NC 4 6 4 5 9 7 6 13 10 57
5   Mike Wilds 3 4 Ret 2 19 5 6 51
6   Richard Scott 3 NC 3 7 9 Ret 3 14 Ret 45
7   Valentino Musetti NC Ret 6 11 8 Ret 3 13 Ret 3 4 Ret 15 43
8   Brian McGuire Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 DNQ Ret Ret 1 DNS Ret 34
9   Guy Edwards Ret 1 5 30
10   Richard Robarts Ret 8 17 2 3 30
11   Brian Henton Ret 2 3 27
12   Derek Bell 4 2 27
13   Bill Gubelmann 5 2 Ret 7 Ret 27
14   Ray Mallock Ret DNS 1 13 Ret 6 DNS 26
15   Emilio de Villota DNS 5 Ret 10 5 10 DNS 18 8 10 7 26
16   Alan Jones Ret 1 22
17   Eddie Cheever 3 4 22
18   Tony Rouff 3 5 11 11 9 22
19   John Nicholson 2 7 12 Ret Ret Ret 21
20   Norman Dickson 6 Ret 6 NC 6 NC Ret 15 18
21   Bob Evans 2 Ret 15
22   Andy Sutcliffe 7 4 14
23   Jeremy Rossiter 7 5 Ret 12
24   Jim Crawford 5 Ret DNS 8 11
25   Dennis Leech 5 Ret DNQ 9 23 10 Ret 13 11
26   John Wingfield 4 Ret Ret 15 Ret 10
27   John Cannon Ret Ret DNS 4 10
28   Mika Arpiainen 5 8
29   Hans Binder 6 6
30   Brian Robinson Ret NC 8 NC NC 8 DNQ Ret 16 6
31   Bernard de Dryver 10 DNQ 9 10 9 12 6
32   Ken Bailey 8 22 9 5
33   Phil Sharpe 7 11 11 4
34   Ian Grob Ret 7 14 4
35   Phil Dowsett 7 21 4
36   Andy Barton Ret 12 7 4
37   Alo Lawler 9 Ret 9 4
38   Cyd Williams Ret 8 DNQ 3
39   John Calvert 8 DNS 3
40   Bob Muir 8 3
41   Jim Kelly 9 10 DNQ 12 Ret 3
42   Lella Lombardi NC 9 2
43   Bob Howlings Ret 10 1
44   Ted Wentz 10 1
  Peter Wardle 16 11 DNS 11 0
  Chris Featherstone NC NC NC Ret Ret 11 DNQ 14 NC 14 17 0
  Mike King 12 Ret 12 Ret DNS 0
  Geoff Friswell DNS 12 Ret 0
  Derrick Worthington Ret 13 Ret 0
  José Maria de Uriarte 24 14 NC 0
  Nick May 15 Ret 0
  Allan Kayes Ret 16 DSQ DNQ 0
  Roy Baker DNS Ret DNS Ret 18 0
  Philip Guerola 12 NC NC DNQ 19 DNS 0
  Tony Trimmer 20 0
  Martin Birrane DNQ 25 DNS 0
  Chris Choat NC DNQ DNS Ret 0
  John Bowtell Ret NC DNQ 0
  Jeremy Sumner NC DNS 0
  Adrian Russell DNQ NC 0
  Derek Cook Ret DNS Ret Ret 0
  Terry Perkins Ret Ret 0
  Luigi-Mimmo Cevasco Ret 0
  David Winstanley Ret 0
  John Tait DNS DNQ DNQ 0
  Roger Springett DNS 0
  Karl Oppitzhauser DNQ 0
Pos Driver MAL
 
SNE
 
OUL
 
BRH
 
THR
 
BRH
 
MAL
 
SNE
 
BRH
 
THR
 
OUL
 
BRH
 
BRH
 
Pts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shellsport International Series". forix. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  2. ^ "1976 Shellsport International Series". silhouet. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  3. ^ "European Formula 5000 races 1969-1977". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved July 14, 2018.