petrol in 1 minute, his Frazer-Nash sounding just as crisp and in as perfect tune as when it started four hours ago.
And so the end drew near. Sir Henry Birkin was making terrific efforts to wipe off the delay caused by his oil pump trouble, and still further improved on his lap record, bringing it down to 9 ruins. 53 secs., 9 ruins. 52 secs., and finally 9 ruins. 51 secs., equal to 83.20 m.p.h. Then came two tales of bad luck, Norman Black (M.G.), last year’s winner, retiring on his 25th lap, and Sullivan, a local driver, who had led. the 1500 c.c. class with his Lea Francis for most of the race, falling out on his last lap.
Then the announcement came through that Whitcroft had passed*Dundonald, and a cheer went up from the vast crowd as he !lashed down the straight past the stands, winner of the 1932 Tourist Trophy Race. 83 seconds later came George Eyston, who was a good way in front of E. R. Hall on the gallant little M.G. Followed Earl Howe fourth, Sir Henry Birkin fifth, Talbots sixth and seventh, the 6-cylinder Riley eighth, Aldington’s Frazer-Nash ninth, and Low’s M.G. tenth.
C. R. Whitcroft thoroughly deserves his win. His consistent driving has been a feature of big British races for years, yet somehow first place has always just eluded him George Eyston has added yet another success to his already amazingly versatile career, and his driving at all times was completely faultless. E. R. Hall drove magnificently to bring his M.G. into 3rd place, and special praise must be given to the little car for its really extraordinary speed of 69.93 m.p.h. In minor trouble with the rest of the car in good form, and Esplen retired, after much work on his Talbot “90.” Aldingtou came in to fill up, putting in 5 gallons of
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THE T.T. RESULTS.
spite of being rehandicapped by virtue of its win last year, the M.G. Midget demonstrated once more its almost uncanny power to produce still more speed.
The Alfa Romeos, like the Talbots, were not favoured by the handicap. Both marques put up a splendid show, but sufficient allowance does not seem to be made for the difficulty of constant passing on the winding Ards circuit. Earl Howe, Sir Henry Birkin, the Hon. Brian Lewis, and Rose-Richards all drove superbly. We cannot speak too highly of H. J. Aldington’s performance in finishing 9th,
at an average speed of 68.68 m.p.h. The car finished as fresh as paint, and the feat of competing successfully in two events of such a widely different nature, within the course of a few weeks, is a convincing proof of the all-round efficiency of the Frazer-Nash.
Finally, a word of praise must be given to J. G. C. Low, who finished 10th at the wheel of his privately-owned 750 c.c. M.G. unsupercharged, at an average speed of 60.17 m.p.h.-a very stout effort.
The winning Riley used B.P. petrol, Castro! oil and Dunlop tyres.