Chimay, June 6th.
With all the Grand Prix regulars at Rome, Prince Bira had a comparatively easy time at Chimay, though Andre Pilette tried hard to beat the Maserati with his 2 1/2-litre Gordini. As always the Chimay race attracted all the Belgian amateurs, many of whom make the Whit-Sunday race their annual motor-racing day. Third, some way behind the leaders, was Don Beauman, driving his 2-litre Connaught in his first Continental Grand Prix.
217 Kilometres — Formula 1
1st: B. Bira (Maserati 2 1/2-litre) … 1 hr. 22 min. 15 sec. … 158.017 k.p.h.
2nd: A. Pilette (Gordini 2 1/2-litre) … 1 hr. 22 min. 50 sec.
3rd: D. Beauman (Connaught 2-litre) 1 lap behind
4th: A. Legat (Veritas-Meteor 2-litre) 3 laps behind
Fastest lap: J. Pollet (Gordini 2 1/2-litre) 3 min. 51 sec. — 164.420 k.p.h. (new record)