1976 Griffin Golden Helmet Trophy

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The 1976 Griffin Golden Helmet Trophy was a non-championship Formula Three race, held at the Mallory Park circuit, in Leicestershire, England, on 26 September. The race saw Stephen South score his first International race victory.[1]



A total of 26 F3 cars were entered for the event, however of those, only seventeen took part in qualifying and race. Of the nine, who were entered, but did not arrive included the BARC BP Super Visco British F3 Champion, Rupert Keegan.[2]


Stephen South took pole position, ahead of Brazilian Paulo Gomes. Another Brazilian, Aryon Cornelsen-Filho took third with Geoff Lees completing the second row of the grid.[2]


After 18 laps of the Mallory Park circuit, South took the chequered flag, in a time of 13:35.4 mins., averaging a speed of 107.28 mph. Second place went to Lees, who was just 1.4secs behind. Gomes was a little further adrift in third, completed the podium.[2][1]



Pos. No. Driver Entrant Car - Engine Time, Laps Reason Out
1st 1 United Kingdom Stephen South Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts of Birmingham March-Toyota 763 13:35.4
2nd 18 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond Chevron-Toyota B34 13:36.8
3rd 25 Brazil Paulo Gomes Team Modus Ltd Modus-Toyota M1 13:43.2
4th 11 Australia Geoff Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Ralt-Toyota RT1/76 13:44.6
5th 29 Brazil Aryon Cornelsen-Filho March Racing Ltd March-Toyota 763 13:45.4
6th 28 Netherlands Boy Hayje F & S Properties Ralt-Toyota RT1/76 13:46.4
7th 30 United Kingdom Barrie Maskell Jeff Sharpe Dastle-Ford Mk 10B (or Mk 12)
8th 6 Australia Paul Bernasconi Paul Bernasconi Ralt-Toyota RT1/76
9th 26 United Kingdom Tim Keen Team Modus Ltd Modus-Toyota M1
10th 22 Belgium Pierre Dieudonné Dr. Joseph Ehrlich Ehrlich-Toyota ES5/6
DNF 16 United Kingdom John Lain Imado Watch Company Ltd Modus-Ford M1
DNF 8 Sweden Torsten Palm Ralt-Toyota RT1/76
DNF 27 United Kingdom Bruce Coate-Bond Waves (Car Displays) March-Toyota 753
DNF 20 United Kingdom Roger Andreason GRD-GRD 374
DNF 2 Switzerland Giordano Regazzoni March-Toyota 753
DNF 21 Spain Luis de Almenara Ray Race International Ray-Toyota 376
DNF 5 United Kingdom Tony Dron March-Toyota 763



  1. ^ a b c "Formula 3 1976 - Mallory Park, 26.09". Formula2.net. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Mallory Park, 26 Sep 1976 « British Formula 3 «". Oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 2014-01-05.