Silverstone, May 17th.
It will no doubt be a cause of considerable satisfaction to enthusiasts for the older cars that the Historic Racing Cars Race was the fastest of the day’s live events. The reason was that rain ruined what had promised to be a good days racing and turned the main event of the day, the Martini International Trophy, into a tedious soggy 65-lapper, relieved only by frequent spins and excursions by the few cars which managed to continue firing on a full complement of cylinders. After battling mightily with Hawkins’ Lola and indulging in a couple of spins, it was the 1968 Lola of Craft which won the race, over a lap ahead of Redman’s later car, with Piper a further lap back in his 1969 Lola.—M. D.