A large number of British drivers have entered for the Ulster Automobile Club’s International Trophy Races, which will be run over a 4 1/4-mile circuit at Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, on Saturday, August 10th. The meeting comprises two 50-mile events, one a handicap race for cars up to 3,000 c.c. unsupercharged, and up to 1,500 c.c. supercharged, and the other is a scratch race for cars up to 1,500 c.c. Many owners of cars of a greater capacity were disappointed at not being permitted to compete, but the decision to impose a limitation on capacity was made on the grounds of safety by the R.A.C. who, for the same reason, fixed the maximum number of starters in either race at twelve. The regulations provide that if this number is exceeded, as it is certain to be in the handicap event, two six-lap heats will be run, followed by a six-lap final.
Owners of British 1,500-c.c. cars (E.R.A. and Alta) are invited to compete in a 200-kilometres race to be run at Turin on Sunday, September 1st, next. Prize money will be at least 500,000 lira and will be augmented by the proceeds of a national lottery.
The Motor Sporting Club de l’Albigeois received far fewer British entries for their Grand Prix than had been hoped for. Although run a week before the Grand Prix des Nations, by the time regulations for the Albi event arrived most of the entrants in the Geneva race had already completed their arrangements to go to Switzerland and were unable to advance their departure dates. Shipping facilities are not yet adequate to cater for the large number of motorists who wish to take their cars across the Channel and reservations for space must be made well in advance. Incidentally, in France and Belgium, British motorists receive virtually unlimited supplies of petrol, and in Switzerland it is unrationed.
Great Britain is now represented on the Commission Sportive Internationale by Lord Howe and T. A. S. O. Mathieson. Lord Howe has also been appointed to the International Court of Appeal.