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VIII Gold Cup Meeting Oulton Park

Oulton Park, Great Britain

Date: 23/9/1961
Track length: 4.443 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position:
Fastest lap: Parkes?

Distance: unknown
Average speed: 127,84 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2
Car info:  

 

The popular Saloon car race started with a battle of the Jaguars; Salvadori, McLaren, Parkes and Hill. On lap 3, Parkes took the lead from Salvadori, who followed closely. Harper had taken the lead in the 1600 cc class; Summers, in a Rapier too, fell back behind the Riley pair of Lewis and Hutcheson.
Whitmore dominated the 1000 cc class, while Carlisle and Elford had a race-long battle for second, which was won by Elford two laps from the end.
McLaren dropped back after spinning at Esso, Hill chased Parkes and Salvadori - Parkes seemed certain of victory after a fierce battle with Salvadori, until he came into the pits two laps from the end with a silent engine. So Salvadori won, ahead of Hill and McLaren with Harper fifth overall.


Class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 87 John Coombs
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Roy Salvadori, GB
3781 L6 D 19 laps, 39.37,1        
2 2 84 Equipe Endeavour
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Graham Hill, GB
3781 L6 D 19 laps, 39.41,0        
3 3 88 Peter Berry (Racing) Ltd.
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Bruce McLaren, NZ
3781 L6 D 19 laps, 40.48,0        
4 4 89 Bracknell Motors
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Peter Dodd, GB
3781 L6 D          
5 1   Sunbeam Talbot Ltd
Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA
Peter Harper, GB
1592 L4 B 17 laps, 39.48,6     x  
6? 2 80 Barwell Motors Ltd.
Riley 1.5
Alan Hutcheson, GB
1489 L4 B 17 laps, 40.34,0        
7? 3 77  
Riley 1.5
Edward Lewis, GB
1489 L4 B 17 laps, 40.34,2        
8? 1 72 Don Moore
Morris Mini Minor
John Whitmore, GB
848 L4 A 17 laps, 40.40,0     x  
  2 73 Don Moore
Morris Mini Minor
Vic Elford, GB
848 L4 A 17 laps?, 41.32,2        
  3 71  
Austin Mini Seven
Christabel Carlisle, GB
848 L4 A 17 laps?, 41.33,6        
    79  
Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA
Chris Summers, GB
1592 L4 B          
    81  
Borgward Isabella TS
Bill Blydenstein, GB
1493 L4 B          
    74  
Morris Mini Minor
KInny Lall, IND
848 L4 A          
    75  
Morris Mini Minor
Tony Rutt, GB
848 L4 A          
    76  
Ford Anglia
Trevor Taylor, GB
997 L4 A          
    78  
Riley 1.5
Peter Pilsworth, GB
1489 L4 B          
    82  
Riley 1.5
N.T. Lawrence, GB
1533 L4 B          
       
Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA
Alan Fraser, GB
1592 L4 B          
    86  
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Edward Cunningham
3781 L6 D          
DNF   85 Equipe Endeavour
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Michael Parkes, GB
3781 L6 D 17     x Distributor drive