1956 Lady Wigram Trophy

The 1956 Lady Wigram Trophy was a motor race held at the Wigram Airfield Circuit on 21 January 1956. It was the fifth Lady Wigram Trophy to be held and was won by Peter Whitehead in the Ferrari 500/750S. This was Whitehead's second Lady Wigram Trophy victory in succession and was another international podium lockout with Tony Gaze once again finishing second and Leslie Marr finishing third.

1956 Lady Wigram Grand Prix
5th Lady Wigram Trophy
Wigram Airfield Circuit map.png
Race details
Date 21 January 1956
Location Wigram Airfield Circuit, Christchurch, New Zealand
Course Temporary racing facility
Course length 3.403 km (2.116 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 241.77 km (150.23 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Ferrari 500/750S
Time Determined by heats
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 500/750S
Time 1:29.5
Podium
First Ferrari 500/750S
Second Ferrari 500/750S
Third Connaught B-Type

ClassificationEdit

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time Grid
1   Peter Whitehead Ferrari 500/750S / Ferrari 2968cc 4cyl 71 1hr 48min 00.3sec 1
2   Tony Gaze Ferrari 500/750S / Ferrari 2968cc 4cyl 71 + 18.3 s 3
3   Leslie Marr Connaught B-Type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 71 + 1:35.3 s 2
4   Reg Parnell Aston Martin DB3R / Aston 2996cc 6cyl 71 + 5:14.9 s 4
5   Syd Jensen Cooper Mk IX / Norton 530cc 1cyl 71 + 5:51.4 s 5
6   Frank Shuter Cadillac Special / Cadillac 5200cc V8 71 + 8:08.8 s 15
7   Roy Roycroft Bugatti-Jaguar / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 71 + 9:05.2 s 6
8   Ron Frost Cooper Mk IX / Norton 530cc 1cyl 71 + 10:27.9 s 7
9   Ross Jensen Austin-Healy 100S / Austin 2660cc 4cyl 71 + 13:12.3 s 13
10   Arthur Moffatt Jaguar XK120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 68 + 3 Laps 16
11   Ray Archibald Jaguar XK120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 68 + 3 Laps 9
12   Jim Boyd Buckler Mk VI / Ford 1172cc 4cyl s/c 65 + 6 Laps 14
Ret   Tom Clark Maserati 8CM / Maserati 2992cc 8cyl s/c Engine 8
Ret   David McKay Aston Martin DB3S / Aston 2996cc 6cyl Retired 10
Ret   Pat Hoare Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c Retired 11
Ret   Tom Sulman Aston Martin DB3S / Aston 2996cc 6cyl Retired 12
Ret   Arnold Stafford Cooper Mk IX / Norton 530cc 1cyl Retired 17
Ret   Ray Drew Cooper Mk IX / Norton 498cc 1cyl Retired 18
Ret   Allan Freeman Talbot-Lago 26C / Talbot 4485cc 6cyl Retired 19
Ret   Wally Darrell ACE II / Vanguard 2088cc 4cyl Retired 20
Ret   John McMillan Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c Retired 21
DNA   Ronnie Moore Cooper Mk V / Vincent 998cc V2 Did Not Attend
DNA   Les Moore Kieft C50 / Vincent 998cc V2 s/c Did Not Attend
DNA   John Horton HWM / Alta 1960cc 4cyl s/c Did Not Attend
DNA   Fred Zambucka Maserati 8CLT-50 / Maserati 2984cc 8cyl s/c Did Not Attend
DNA   George Smith GeeCeeEss / Mercury 4071cc V8 Did Not Attend
Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "5th Lady Wigram Trophy". sergent.com.au. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
1954 Lady Wigram Trophy
Lady Wigram Trophy
1956
Succeeded by
1957 Lady Wigram Trophy