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Event: Date: 20.5.1956
Track: Chimay (Belgium), unknown lengthOrganiser: unknown

GP des Frontières

Non championship race
Weather:unknown
Start time:unknown
Grid:2-3-2
Distance:unknown
Attendance:unknown
Entered:23
Practiced:22
Qualified:22
Started:21
Finished:14
Classified:14
Classes:PractStartClass
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Race notes:
A collision between Caillet in a Maserati and Threlfall in a Tojeiro Bristol caused both cars running into a crowded area where 4 spectators were killed and other 21 injured. This was the worst racing accident since the Le Mans 1955 tragedy.
Winners:
Overall:6Maserati 300SBenoit Musy
Sports 2000:28Porsche 550Christian Goethals
Fastest Laps:
Overall:6Maserati 300SBenoit Musy (CH)3:51.000169.402 km/h
Sports 2000:26Ferrari 500 TRRoger Laurent (B)4:08.000157.726 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:6Maserati 300SBenoit Musy3:53.000
Sports 2000:28Porsche 550Christian Goethals4:09.000
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Maserati (4), Ferrari (4), Jaguar (3), Porsche (3), Mercedes-Benz (2)
Top engines by numbers:Maserati (4), Ferrari (4), Jaguar (3), Porsche (3), Mercedes-Benz (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 550 (3), Jaguar D-type (2), Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (2), Maserati A6GCS (2)
Driver nationalities:B (7), GB (5), CH (4), F (3), D (2)
Engine positions:front-engined (77%), mid-engined (23%)
Average engine size:2273 cc
Oldest known drivers:Arthur Legat (58), Roger Laurent (43), Georges Berger (38)
Youngest known drivers:Lord Louth (26), Willy Mairesse (28), Christian Goethals (28)

Official Race Programme:

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