GRAND PRIX OF SPA (May 18th)

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Held on the Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this sports car meeting saw a further clash between Lister, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Jaguar unlimited capacity sports ears. The Ecurie Ecosse entered their modified 3.8-litre Lister-Jaguar and driven by Masten Gregory it easily outpaced the two factory 3.9-litre Aston Martins driven by Paul Frere and Carroll Shelby. The meeting was marred by a fatal accident to Scott-Brown when he crashed the works Lister-Jaguar while engaged in a duel for the lead with Gregory on the sixth lap. The Scuderia Ferrari entered an experimental car of 3-litres capacity driven by Gendebien but it had to retire with gearbox trouble. This was a V12 cylinder with four overhead camshafts, in a new chassis frame with a new four-speed gearbox mounted on the left of the final drive unit and having the hydraulically-operated clutch, and starter motor mounted at the rear of the propeller-shaft. Front suspension was by normal Ferrari sports car double wishbones and coil springs while at the rear a de Dion layout was used with transverse leaf-spring and the cockpit had a right-hand-drive seating arrangement. The engine ran to 9,500 r.p.m. and there was little power below 6,000 r.p.m. which made starting from rest very difficult.

Results:
UNLIMITED SPORTS CARS – 15 Laps – 211 kms. – Conditions Damp

1st M. Gregory (Lister-Jaguar) … 1 hr. 5 min. 02.5 sec. – 195.104 k.p.h.
2nd: P. Frere (Aston Martin) … 1 hr. 6 min. 06.4 sec.
3rd: C. Shelby (Aston Martin) … 1 hr. 7 min. 13.2 sec.
4th: J. Bueb (Jaguar D-type) … 1 hr. 7 min. 13.2 sec.
5th: L. BianchI (Farrari V12 TR) … 1 hr. 8 min. 57.3 sec.
Fastest Lap: M. Gregory (Lister-Jaguar), 4 min. 14.5 sec. – 199.492 k.p.h.

Gran Turismo 2,000 c.c.-3,500 c.c.- 15 Laps-211 kms.
1st: H. da Silva Ramos (Ferrari 250 G.T.) 1 hr. 9 min. 58.1 sec. – 169.276 k.p.h.
2nd: W. Seidel (Ferrari 250 G.T.) … 1 lap behind
3rd: A. Guelfi (Ferrari 250 G.T.) … 1 lap behind
Fastest Lap: A. Guelfi (Ferrari), 4 min. 50.1.sec.-174.974 k.p.h.

Up to 2,000 c.c. Gran Turismo-10 Laps-141 kms.
1st: M Anthony (A.C. Bristol) … 57 min. 56 sec. – 146.929 k.p.h.
2nd: E. Whiteaway (A.C. Bristol)
3rd: P. Nockin (Porsche 1600S).