1971 Rothmans 3 Hour

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The 1971 Rothmans 3 Hour was motor race [1] for Group E Series Production Touring Cars.[2] It was staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit near Bathurst, in New South Wales, Australia on 12 April 1971.[1] The race, which was Heat 1 of the 1971 Australian Manufacturers' Championship, was won by Allan Moffat driving a Ford Falcon GTHO.[1]

Classes[edit]

As a heat of the 1971 Australian Manufacturers' Championship, classes were defined by a Capacity/Price Units formula with the value for each model calculated by multiplying the engine capacity in litres by the retail price.[3]

  • Class A : 0 to 3,000 CP units [1]
  • Class B : 3,001 to 4,600 CP units [1]
  • Class C : 4,601 to 9,000 CP units [1]
  • Class D : 9,001 to 18,000 CP units [1]
  • Class E : Over 18,000 CP units [1]

Results[edit]

Position [3] Drivers [3] No. [3] Car [3] Entrant [3] Class [3] Laps [3]
1 Allan Moffat 40 Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase 2 [4] Ford Motor Company of Australia E 65
2 John French 41 Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase 2 [4] Ford Motor Company of Australia E 65
3 Peter Brock 23 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team D 65
4 Colin Bond 22 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team D 64
5 Don Holland 26 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Max Wright Motors Pty Ltd D 64
6 Bob Morris 31 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Mark VI Car Air Conditioning D 63
7 Doug Chivas 34 Chrysler VG Valiant Pacer Geoghegans Sporty Cars D 62
8 Mick Brown 24 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 M Brown D 62
9 Bill Evans 18 Ford Escort Twin Cam Bill Evans Developments C 61
10 Barry Seton 21 Ford Escort Twin Cam Barry Seton C 61
11 Murray Carter 37 Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase 2 [4] Bob Rollington E 60
12 Bob Forbes, John Millyard 13 Fiat 124 Coupe Fiat Dealers Team C 60
13 Norm Beechey 32 Chrysler VG Valiant Pacer Shell Racing D 60
14 Bruce McPhee 42 Holden HT Monaro GTS350 Bardahl International Oil Corporation E 57
15 Bert Fenton 38 Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase 2 [4] BP Muirfield E 57
16 Lakis Manticas 4 Morris Cooper S British Leyland Works B 57
17 Bill Stanley 5 Morris Cooper S Marque Motors B 57
18 Doug Whiteford 3 Datsun 1200 Datsun Racing Team A 55
19 Peter Cray, Carl Kennedy 1 Mazda 1300 Tynan Motors A 53
20 Caroline O'Shanessy 8 Morris Cooper S Miss C O'Shanessy B 21
21 [5] Jim Murcott 20 Ford Escort Twin Cam J Murcott C ?
DNF Phillip Edwards, N Ledingham 7 Morris Cooper S Phillip Edwards C ?
DNF [1] G Kratzman, Eric Olsen [4] 19 Ford Escort Twin Cam G Kratzman C ?
DNF [1] Paul Gulson 6 Morris Cooper S Marque Motors C ?
DNF [1] Peter White, D Goodwin 25 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Peter White D ?
DNF [6] Les Grose 9 Morris Cooper S Les Grose C ?
DNF Don Smith 27 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 WH Motors D ?
DNF James Laing-Peach 14 Mazda Capella Rotary Mazda House C 44 [1]
DNF Geoff Leeds 30 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Commonwealth Industrial Gases Ltd D 37 [1]
DNF [1] Clive Millis, Terry Southall [1] 15 Mazda Capella Rotary Clive Millis Motors C 34 [1]
DNF Leo Geoghegan 36 Chrysler VG Valiant Pacer Geoghegans Sporty Cars D 31
DNF [1] Phil Barnes 39 Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase 2 [4] Byrt Ford Pty Ltd E 29 [1]
DNF Geoff Hunter, Joe Butta 35 Chrysler VG Valiant Pacer Harvey Drew Pty Ltd D 29 [3]
DNF Ross Hewison 16 Ford Escort Twin Cam John Hiles Ford C 19
DNF Alan Cant, Bob Cook [1] 33 Chrysler VG Valiant Pacer Central Motors (Nepean) Pty Ltd D 3

35 cars started the event and 14 failed to finish.[7]

Allan Moffat recorded the fastest practice time (2:46.4) and the fastest race lap (2:46).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Max Stahl, Fords 1-2 in Opener, Racing Car News, May 1971, pages 54 & 55
  2. ^ Australian Title Conditions, 1971 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 82
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i John Medley, Bathurst - Cradle of Australian Motor Racing, 1997, page 423
  4. ^ a b c d e f Stewart Wilson & Max Stahl, Ford - The racing History, 1989, page 286
  5. ^ Medley does not include Murcott in his list of outright finishers but does include him in his list of Class C finishers
  6. ^ Grose is shown by Stahl as competing in the race and he is not included in Medley’s list of finishers
  7. ^ David McKay, Ferodo Fever, Modern Motor, June 1971

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