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IV. Snetterton Lombank Trophy

Snetterton, Great-Britain

Date: 14/4/1962
Track length: 4.361 m
Entries accepted:

Pole position:
Fastest lap: Parkes and Sears in 1.50,0 = 142,73 kmh

Distance: 25 laps
Average speed: 140,56 kmh
Ruleset: Group 2
Car info:  


The 25 lap Saloon car race was the opening round of the 1962 British championship. At the front of the grid, no less than six Jaguars; with Harper (Sunbeam Rapier), Hutcheson (Riley) and Whitmore (Mini Cooper, its debut) best of the rest. The Jaguars stayed in front the whole race, with finally Parkes winning in front of Sears and Hill.
The 2000 cc class was led from start to finish by Hutcheson; Harper came close in the beginning, but retired with a broken engine, while the 1000 cc class was won by Love with teammate Whitmore in second. Christabel Carlisle just managed to finish in third with a sick car.
The smallest class (850 cc) caused a mild sensation. Aley (DKW) had invited two German drivers - but his own car fell ill, so he had to take the start in Mrs. (Jean) Aley’s car, which was more used to shopping these days. But since Mantzel’s car broke down after shattering the lap record, and his countryman Ruby was disqualified for a push start, the surprised Aley won his class.

Class A-D
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 90 Equipe Endeavour
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Michael Parkes, GB
3781 L6 D 25 laps, 46.32,6     1.50,0  
2 2 91 Equipe Endeavour
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Jack Sears, GB
3781 L6 D 25     1.50,0  
3 3 92 John Coombs
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Graham Hill, GB
3781 L6 D 25        
4 4 93 John Coombs
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Roy Salvadori, GB
3781 L6 D 25        
5 5 95  
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Gawaine Baillie, GB
3781 L6 D 25        
  6? 94 Peter Berry (Racing) Ltd.
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
David Hobbs, GB
3781 L6 D 22        
  1 86 Barwell Motors Ltd.
Riley 1.5
Alan Hutcheson, GB
1532 L4 B 22 laps, 46.35,6   8    
  2 87 Mountains Garage
Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA
Peter Jopp, GB
1592 L4 B          
  3 89 Westover Racing
Riley 1.5
Edward Lewis, GB
1500 L4 B          
  4 85  
Riley 1.5
Peter Pilsworth, GB
1500 L4 B          
  1 74 Cooper Car Co.
Morris Mini Cooper
John Love, RSR
997 L4 A 22 laps, 46.43,4     2.04,4  
  2 75 Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper
John Whitmore, GB
997 L4 A          
  3 66 Don Moore
Austin Mini Cooper
Christabel Carlisle, GB
997 L4 A          
  4 78 W.H. Griffiths Engineering Ltd.
Austin Mini Cooper
Tony Rutt, GB
997 L4 A          
  (1) 61 Squadra Blez International
Morris Mini Minor
John Aley, GB
848 L4 A/850          
DNF   82 Sunbeam Talbot Ltd
Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA
Peter Harper, GB
1592 L4 B       2.02,4 Engine
DNF   64  
DKW Junior de Luxe
Wolf-Dieter Mantzel, D
808 L3 A/850       2.09,4 Engine
DSQ   99  
DKW Junior de Luxe
Peter Ruby, D
808 L3 A/850         DSQ: push start