1938 Cork Grand Prix
The 1938 Cork Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Carrigrohane to the west of Cork city in Ireland on 23 April 1938. The 200-mile race was run over more than 30 laps of a six-mile circuit. It was won by the French driver René Dreyfus in a Delahaye car, with second place going to Prince Bira in a Maserati.
|1938 Cork Grand Prix|
Prince Bira, Gianfranco Comotti and René Dreyfus pictured at the 1938 Cork Grand Prix
|Date||23 April 1938|
|Official name||Cork Grand Prix|
|Course length||323.3 kilometres (200.9 mi)|
|Distance||33 laps, 9.79 kilometres (6.08 mi)|
|Driver||René Dreyfus||Ecurie Bleue|
The course ran along the Carrigrohane Straight to Victoria Cross, turned right towards Dennehy's Cross, from there on to Model Farm Road, and west towards eastern outskirts of Ballincollig. This back stretch finished at the Poulavone hairpin bend, before passing "Hell Hole Corner", and back onto the Carrigrohane Straight. The race was watched by an estimated 70,000 spectators, with participants reportedly representing 12 countries.
|1||14||René Dreyfus||Ecurie Bleue||Delahaye 145||33||2:09:40|
|2||20||Prince Bira||Prince Chula of Siam||Maserati 8CM||33||+ 1:50|
|3||17||Louis Gérard||Count Heyden||Delage 3.0L||30||+ 3 Laps|
|4||7||Kenneth Evans||Alfa Corse||Alfa Romeo Tipo B||30||+ 3 Laps|
|5||15||Joseph Paul||Count Heyden||Delahaye 135||25||+ 8 Laps|
|Ret||18||Jean-Pierre Wimille||Automobiles Ettore Bugatti||Bugatti 59/50B||21||Piston|
|Ret||12||Gianfranco Comotti||Ecurie Bleue||Delahaye||12||Oil Leak|
|Ret||16||Jean Viale||Count Heyden||Delahaye||2||Clutch|
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