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Ayrton Senna storms to victory in the first F3 Macau Grand Prix in 1983 in his Ralt-Toyota RT3

Ayrton Senna storms to victory in the first F3 Macau Grand Prix in 1983 in his Ralt-Toyota RT3

21.10.2019: Ralt RT3 When the Macau Grand Prix switched to Formula 3 rules in 1983, the Ralt RT3 dominated the grid. Nineteen of the 25 cars in the entry had come out of the Surrey, England fact

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When the Macau Grand Prix switched to Formula 3 rules in 1983, the Ralt RT3 dominated the grid. Nineteen of the 25 cars in the entry had come out of the Surrey, England factory of Ralt founder and former Brabham F1 designer Ron Tauranac. The RT3 was the first F3 ‘wing car’ – using the ground-effect principles pioneered in Formula 1 – to achieve great customer sales.



From uncertain beginnings in 1979, it had become a winner in 1980 and would begin saturating the worldwide market over the next couple of years, with minor revisions made by Tauranac each season. The Formula Atlantic version of the car – the RT4 – had even won the last Macau Grand Prix run for that category in 1982, with Roberto Moreno at the wheel.



The 1983 Macau Grand Prix ended with a Ralt lockout of the podium, with Ayrton Senna heading home Roberto Guerrero and Gerhard Berger. Its domination was even more complete in 1984, when 24 of the 31 cars in Macao were RT3s, and John Nielsen led a top-seven clean-sweep for the car ahead of Stefan Johansson and Mike Thackwell. When Formula 3 switched to flat-bottom rules for 1985 – effectively banning ground-effect – the RT3 became obsolete as Tauranac produced its follow-up: the RT30.
 


 

- Nikki Kemp  Formula Motorsport Limited



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