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Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace, London, Great-Britain

Date: 18/5/1959
Track length: 2.237 m
Entries accepted:

Pole position: Leston
Fastest lap: Shepherd in 1.15,4 = 106,81 kmh

Distance: 10 laps
Average speed: 103,94 kmh
Ruleset: FIA Special Touring Cars Group 3
Car info:  


In what turned out to be the most exciting race of the day Williamson took over the lead from Leston on the 2nd lap and proceeded to pull away. His ”highly tuned” A40 had arrived in a van, causing much adverse comment! Doc Shepherd passed Adams fast starting yellow A35 and then hounded Leston overtaking him on the penultimate lap.
(text compiled by David Fox)
NB: “Three cars were disqualified for not having passenger seats”

Class A-B
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
1 1 95 Alexander Engineering Co.
Austin A40
Geoff Williamson, GB
948 L4 A 10 laps 2      
2 2 92  
Austin A40
George "Doc" Shepherd, GB
948 L4 A 10 laps 3   1.15,4  
3 1 83  
Riley 1.5
Les Leston, GB
1489 L4 B 0,5 sec behind Shepherd 1   x  
4 3 91 Team Speedwell
Austin A35
Len Adams, GB
948 L4 A   4?      
Borgward Isabella TS
Bill Blydenstein, GB
1493 L4 B          
Borgward Isabella TS
Gunnar Wulf, S
1493 L4 B          
    90 Team Speedwell
Austin A35
John Sprinzel, GB
948 L4 A          
MG Magnette
Peter Jopp, GB
1489 L4 B