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Event: British Empire TrophyDate: 14.4.1956
Track: Oulton Park (United Kingdom), unknown lengthOrganiser: BRDC

British Empire Trophy

Non championship race
Weather:unknown
Start time:16:35
Grid:4-3-4, PP right
Distance:25 laps
Attendance:unknown
Entered:51
Practiced:44
Qualified:24
Started:23
Finished:20
Classified:20
Classes:PractStartClass
Class C - Sports +27001397
Class B - Sports 2700966
Class A - Sports 15002287
Race notes:
Sports 1500 cars started 40 seconds ahead, Sports 2700 started 25 seconds ahead and Sports over 2700 started on scratch.
in the Heats the Pole Position was on the left
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held on 13/4
Winners:
Overall:23Cooper T39 Mk II ClimaxStirling Moss
Class C - Sports +2700:52Jaguar D-typeRon Flockhart
Class B - Sports 2700:30Aston Martin DB3S 2.5Reg Parnell
Fastest Laps:
Overall:11Lotus Eleven ClimaxColin Chapman (GB)1:57.000136.714 km/h
:23Cooper T39 Mk II ClimaxStirling Moss (GB)1:57.000136.714 km/h
:57Maserati 300SBenoît Musy (CH)1:57.000136.714 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:11Lotus Eleven ClimaxColin Chapman135.555 km/h
Class C - Sports +2700:57Maserati 300SBenoît Musy131.113 km/h
Class B - Sports 2700:30Aston Martin DB3S 2.5Reg Parnell126.961 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Cooper (5), Lotus (5), Jaguar (4), Aston Martin (3), Lister (2)
Top engines by numbers:Climax (8), Jaguar (5), Bristol (4), Aston Martin (3), Maserati (2)
Top car types by numbers:Cooper T39 (5), Jaguar D-type (4), Lotus Eleven (3), Aston Martin DB3S (3)
Driver nationalities:GB (22)
Most used colours:green (71%), blue (10%), red (5%), silver (5%)
Engine positions:front-engined (76%), mid-engined (24%)
Oldest known drivers:Reg Parnell (45), Jack Fairman (43), Ken Wharton (40)
Youngest known drivers:Archie Scott-Brown (19), Chris Threlfall (26), Stirling Moss (27)

Official Race Programme:

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