Ian Schofield claimed the advantage in the third practice session, crossing the timing beam in 43.585 sec – almost 3 seconds faster than his first run of the day in the 1977 March 77B. Rui Campos is on a charge and set his fastest time yet of 47.246 sec to go second in the Porsche.
Josh Dovey was third in the 1972 Chevron Lotus TC B20 F3 single-seater with a time of 49.913 sec, but his car was billowing smoke after a coolant pipe underneath the car came loose, fortunately without any damage to the car. Johan de Bruyn was fourth (50.295 sec), ahead of James Temple (1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe) on 50.660 sec and Robert Wolk in the ex-Jody Scheckter 1969 Lola Formula Ford T200 (50.951 sec).
The tricky Simola Hill course caught out Chris Champion who lost control of his 1973 MGB GT V8 as he crossed the finish line and went off the road.
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