The Leinster Trophy Car Race is to be held again this year, the date fixed being July 2oth. The event will take place at Tallaght, Co. Dublin, and the circuit will measure 6 miles. The total distance will be 15o miles. The race is a combination of scratch and handicap racing, i.e., the general classification is run on handicap, but scratch classes are included for cars up to 85o c.c., t,too c.c., 1,500 c.c., and unlimited c.c. The sum of £2oo has been collected for prize money, as well as 16 trophies.
Last year, it will be remembered, the Leinster Trophy was held on the Skerries circuit, and won by Miss Fay Taylour, on an Adler, at 66 m.p.h.
At a recent meeting of the various automobile clubs concerned in the organisation of the Alpine Trial, a rough outline of the regulations for this year’s event was obtained. The trial will start from Munich on August 5th, the preliminary examination of the cars taking place on 3rd and 4th Atigust. The first day’s run will finish at Dobbiaco, in the Dolomites, the route of 427 kilometres including several stiff ascents in the Katchberg group. The mileage on the second day will be only 357 kilometres, finishing at St. Moritz, and the principal passes being the Falzerego,
Pordoi, Costalunga, Stelvio and Bernina. The third day will find the competitors heading for Stresa, tacking the Julier, Oberalp, Furlta and Simplon passes on their 359 kilometre route. The fourth day marks the welcome return of a day of rest in the trial, and the crews will be able to relax on the shores of Lake Maggiore. On once more, over Mont Cenis and the Col du Croix de Fer, the field will reach Grenoble, 442 kilometres distant. Finally, the sixth day will bring the competitors to Aix-les-Bains,
the 0-ape of 43t kilometres, taking in such climbs as the Bayard, Col de Vars, d’Izsard and Galibier. Two passes will be timed, namely, the Stelvio and the Galibier, and there will also
be a too kilometres speed test on the autostrada between Milan and Turin on the fifth day. The trial is open to any standard production car, of which type at least so must have been manufactured. The entry fee
is 2,000 francs per car, and 8,000 francs for a team of three.
Here are the minimum average speeds set for the various classes.
The latest venture of that energetic body, the Irish Motor Racing Club, is a proposed ” round the houses ” race in Limerick on August 5th. It is hoped to offer prize-money on a far more liberal scale than has hitherto been available at any but fully International Meetings, including a couple of substantial money prizes to be won on a scratch basis, entirely independent of the credit laps and time allowances of the individual handicaps.
The course consists of 21-miles of brand new, non-skid concrete surface throughout.
An Irish “Round The Houses.”
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