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Event: Date: 2.4.1955
Track: Oulton Park (United Kingdom), unknown lengthOrganiser: BRDC

British Empire Trophy

Non championship race
Start time:16:35
Grid:3-2-3, PP right
Distance:25 laps
Sports +27001787
Sports 27001686
Sports 15001686
Race notes:
3 heats for Sports 1500, Sports 2700 and Sports +2700 (for 16 laps 71.085 kms) and final for 25 laps=111.0 kms
Grid for final set by heat position, not by practice times.
Hadicaps: upto 1500: 2 credit laps minus 1m 40s, upto 2700: 1 credit lap minus 1m 40s, +2700: scratch.
Pre-race sessions:
qualifying session held
Qualifying heats held in Classes 1500 cc, 2700 cc and over 2700 cc.
Overall:36Lister - BristolArchie Scott-Brown
Sports +2700:56RGS Atalanta JaguarDick Shattock
Sports 1500:1Connaught ALSRKen McAlpine
Fastest Laps:
Overall:22Aston Martin DB3S 2.5Reg Parnell2:05.000127.991 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:48Ferrari 750 Monza"Mike Sparken"
Sports 2700:22Aston Martin DB3S 2.5Reg Parnell
Sports 1500:2Connaught ALSRLes Leston126.961 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Aston Martin (4), Cooper (3), Jaguar (3), Lister (2), Connaught (2), Porsche (2)
Top engines by numbers:Bristol (6), Aston Martin (4), Jaguar (4), Connaught (2), Porsche (2), MG (2)
Top car types by numbers:Aston Martin DB3S (4), Connaught ALSR (2), Porsche 550 (2), Jaguar C-type (2), Cooper T25 (2)
Driver nationalities:GB (20), D (2), F (2)
Engine positions:front-engined (85%), mid-engined (15%)
Oldest known drivers:Reg Parnell (44), Dick Shattock (40), Ken Wharton (39)
Youngest known drivers:Archie Scott-Brown (18), Tony Brooks (23), Peter Collins (24)

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