RECORDS AT BROOKLANDS
AWEEK after the British Empire Trophy race, Whitney Straight figured in his first record.-breaking performance at Brooklands Track. Driving his white 3-litre Maserati, he first of all attacked the Class D records for the flying kilometre and flying mile. In spite Of the lightness of the car, Straight drove with his usual exceptional skill, and established the following new records :
Flying kilometre … 136.98 m.p.h.
Flying mile … 135.49 m.p.h. These records were previously held by
Albert Divo on a 2.3-litre Bugatti, and stood at 131.22 m.p.h. in each case. Divo’s run was accomplished at Montlhery in March, 1932. Straight then proceeded to attack the standing start records for the same distances, but a connecting rod broke under the strain and the attempt was perforce abandoned. Another record-breaker seen recently at the Track is the Gurh special, a rather different vehicle from the Maserati. It has an engine of 348 c.c. capacity, and in the hands of Messrs. Gush and Green