THE GRAND PRIX OF TRIPOLI. Winner’s Average Speed over 90 m.p.h.
B( )RZACCHINI, driving a 4-litre 16-cylinder Maserati, won the Grand Prix of Tripoli, which was run on 23rd March. The race was run over four laps of the Circuit of Mellaba, measuring 26 kilometres each, the total distance of the race thus being 104 kilometres or about 75 miles. Second place was captured by Arcangeli, also on a
Maserati, this car having a straight-eight engine of twolitres capacity. Biondetti was third on a 1500 c.c. 8-cylinder Talbot, which ran in the Grand Prix races in 1926 and 1927 and which now forms part of the Materassi racing stable.
The winner averaged 91.46 m.p.h. which is something of a record for a road race.
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