UNITED HOSPITALS AT DONINGTON

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UNITED H OSPITALS AT DONINGTON

BUGATTIS took all three places in the first handicap for racing-cars at the United Hospitals Club’s fifth Donington Meeting held last month. A dark horse in the form of C. A. Foyster’s =blown. 2-litre I3ugatti surprised the handicappers by running away from the limit mark to win at 70.15 m.p.h., the fastest winning speed of the day. Half a mile behind D. A. Hampshire (1,955 c.c. Bugatti s/c) just succeeded in winning second place from R. C. Neville (1,492 c.c. Bugatti), who came third. Incidentally Foyster told us that he only entered to try out his brakes, so we may anticipate seeing more of this car next season. The sun, which had smiled so on the opening races, forsook competitors in the 10-lap Handicap for racing-cars and soon after the start rain set in for the day. Consequently some hectic work was seen at both ends of the course-R. C. Neville turned round and stalled his engine at Melbourne, and, getting going, proceeded

to run out of road at Coppice, without however inconveniencing anybody but himself. On the other hand the two if. litre Rileys driven by Dr. A. Daunt Bateman and F. R. Gerard were notably steady on the wet corners, the latter coming second to G. Swain (1,496 c.c. Alvis), who won the event.

Progressive improvement in the handicapping culminated in an exciting finish to the last race of the day, a 5-lap event for sports-cars, in which the first eight cars finished within 15 secs. of each other to conclude what was, despite the weather, a most successful meeting. It is probable that the Club will hold another meeting in the spring of next

year. Information may be obtained from the Hon. Competition Secretary, K. V. Blake, 95, Hillway, N.6.

RESULTS EVENT 1

3-Lap Scratch Race for Sports-Cars under 1,500 c.c.

1. P. C. T. Clark (1,497 c.c. H.R.G.), 64.63 m.p.h. EVENT 2

8-Lap Scratch Race for Sports-Cars over 1,500 c.c. 1. N. I. Bond-Williams (1,050 c.c. Aston-Martin) 65.10 m.p.h. EVENT 4 4-Lap Handicap for Racing-Cars

1. C. A. Fov, ster (1,990 c.c. Bugatti), 70.18 m.p.h.

2. I). A. Hampshire (1,955 c.c. Bugatti, S.), 57.18 m.p.h.

3. R. C. Neville (1,492 c.c. Bugatti), 60.70 m.p.h. EVENT 5 8-Lap Handicap for Vintage Sports-Cars (Built Prior to December 1980)

1. R. Hughes (4,366 c.c. Vauxhall), 66.06 m.p.h.

2. A. S. Heal (4,398 e.e. Vauxhall), 64.01 m.p.h.

3. J. B. Carr (4,495 c.c. Bentley), 62.54 m.p.h. EVENT 6 4-Lap Handicap for Sports-Cars

1. G. Tyrer (847 c.c. M.G., S.), 63.27 m.p.h.

2. A. Goldman (2,662 c.c. S.S.1, 65.33 m.p.h. 8. J. F. Parker (2,569 c.c. Lands), 62.82 m.p.h. EVENT 8 10-Lap Handicap for Racing-Cars

1. G. Swain (1,496 c.c. Alvis), 56.90 m.p.h.

2. F. R. Gerard (1,496 c.c. Riley), 66.63 m.p.h.

3. A. Goldman (2,662 c.c. S.S.), 59.89 m.p.h. EVENT 9 5-Lap Handicap for Sports-Cars

1. P. R. Arthur (1,287 c.c. 1■1.0.), 53.47 m.p.h.

2. G. Tyrer (847 c.c. M.G., S.), 60.70 m.p.h.

3. F. R. Gerard (1,496 c.c. Riley), 66.65 m.p.h. V.S.C.C. Trophy for Fastest Lap by a Vintage Car : A. S. Heal.

President’s Trophy for Fastest Lap by a U.H.U.L.M.C. Member : F. R. Gerard.