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V° CIRCUITO DI MODENA
(Voiturette 1500cc + 1100cc)

Modena (I), 20 September 1936
25 laps x 3.2 km (1.99 mi) = 80.0 km (49.7 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Moris BergaminiM. BergaminiMaserati4CM1.1S-4
4Aldo MarazzaA. MarazzaMaserati4CS1.1S-4
6Ignazio Radice-FossatiI. Radice-FossatiFiatSiata1.1S-4
8Mario ColiniScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.1S-4
10Pino BaruffiP. BaruffiMaserati4CM1.1S-4
12Enrico GessnerE. GessnerMaserati4CM1.5S-4
14Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CS1.5S-4
16Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
18Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
20Carlo Felice TrossiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-6Replacing Tenni
22Giuseppe BianchiG. BianchiMaserati4CS1.5S-4
24Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
26Gian Piero MeroniG. MeroniMaserati4CM1.5S-4
28Sergio CarnevalliS. CarnevalliBugattiT39A1.5S-8
30Agostino ProsperiScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
32Emilio VilloresiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
34GrassiGrassiTalbot7001.5S-8DNA- did not appear
36Guido AlfieriG. AlfieriMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
38?Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5S-8



Trossi dominates with the 6 cylinder Maserati

by Leif Snellman
Thirteen of the sixteen cars in the voiturette race were Maseratis but only one was of the new six cylinder type. It was raced by Trossi, who as a late entry had to start at the rear of the grid but soon took command of the race winning by almost a lap over Biondetti. Behind them Prosperi and Righetti had a fierce duel, won by the latter. Bergamini was the winner of th 1100cc class.
The Grand Premio di Modena, organized for the fourth time by the local section of the R.A.C.I., included a voiturette race just like in 1935. The 1100cc and 1500cc classes raced together. The race distance was 25 laps for both classes.
Entries:
The Maserati 4CM dominated the entry list but there were also three Maserati CS, a Fiat and a voiturette Bugatti. Five of the entries were for the 1.1 litre class.
      Late additions to the entry list were Clemente Biondetti with his Maserati and Luigi Platé with his old Talbot while Alfieri and Villoresi did not appear.
      At the last moment it was also announced that Carlo Felice Trossi would race with the works Maserati 6CM replacing Omobono Tenni. In fact Biondetti took over Tenni's race number16 and Trossi received number 20.
Practice:
The qualifying for the voiturette race took place on Saturday morning from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Before the event it was announced that all the riders must attend, being obliged to make at least one lap to participate in the race. Despite that Trossi who only arrived at Saturday evening was allowed to race and was positioned in the last row of the grid.
      Bianco was fastest during the qualifying session setting a time of 1m55.8s. He was joined in the first row of the grid by Barbieri (1m56s) and Biondetti (2m01.8s).
Race:
Race day came with good sunny weather. It was estimated that more than 20,000 spectators turned up for the event. At 3:00 p.m. the 16 voiturette cars were lined up in there grid and after race director Renzo Castagnero had closed the circuit, Magnani, general manager of the RACI, flagged off the cars.
Pole Position
16
Biondetti

Maserati
2m01.8s
24
F. Barbieri

Maserati
1m56.0s
18
Bianco

Maserati
1m55.8s
10
Baruffi

Maserati

2
Bergamini

Maserati
2m08.0s
28
Carnevalli

Bugatti

8
Colini

Maserati

30
Prosperi

Maserati

6
Radice

Fiat

4
Marazza

Maserati

12
Gessner

Maserati

26
Meroni

Maserati

14
Righetti

Maserati

36
Trossi

Maserati

38?
Platé

Talbot

22
Bianchi

Maserati

(Note 1)

Barbieri took the lead followed by Biondetti, Bianco, Prosperi, Righetti and Trossi, who had made a great start from his low grid position. On the second lap Trossi had already passed Prosperi and Righetti for fourth position. In front of him in the curve of the monument third positioned Bianco spun his Maserati. Further back in the field the spin was repeated by Gessner and Colini providing an exciting moment for the spectators.
      According to Auto Italiana Meroni, seeing it was impossible to pass, went straight on, crashing into a fence. Could it be have been a mixup with Colini? (Note 2)

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      Behind this incident Marazza also spun. Then returning to the race Marazza made another spin in the same corner and was soon afterward called in to retire for safety reasons.
      Trossi, now in third position after Bianco's incident, was up to speed with his 6-cylinder Maserati. He caught Barbieri and Biondetti who were racing together and passed Biondetti on the fifth lap for second position. The order after five laps looked like this:
1.Barbieri (Maserati)9m39.4s (99.6 km/h)
2.Trossi (Maserati)9m42.4s
3.Biondetti (Maserati)9m44.1s
4.Prosperi (Maserati)10m12.4s

On the sixth lap Trossi passed Barbieri as well to take the lead. After his accident Bianco had continued the race far back in the field but he soon had to retire because of a damaged cylinder. Shortly afterwards also Radice-Fossati had to retire his Fiat. In the 1100cc class Bergamini had taken a firm command as only Baruffi remained of his opponents and the latter was struggling. At 10 laps the situation was as follows:
1.Trossi (Maserati)19m07.4s (100.4km/h)
2.Barbieri (Maserati)19m20.6s
3.Biondetti (Maserati)19m27.6s
4.Prosperi (Maserati)
5.Righetti (Maserati)

Bianchi retired after 11 laps and second positioned Barbieri had to give up the race due to an engine failure after 14 laps. That left Trossi in a firm lead of the race followed by Biondetti. Behind them, to the joy of the spectators, Prosperi and Righetti started a fierce wheel to wheel duel for third position. On the 22nd lap they were side by side braking for the curve before the monument but Prosperi got the upper hand. On lap 24 however Righetti finally found a way past his opponent. Both had however already since lap 19 or 20 been lapped by the leader Trossi, who was about to put second positioned Biondetti a lap down as well when the chequered flag was dropped.
      So the final order was Trossi, Biondetti, Righetti and Prosperi with Bergamini two laps down winning the 1100cc class and being fifth overall.

Trossi had once again proved he was a master of street circuits and this time his Maserati with independent front suspension was in its own class as well. With his superior victory Trossi also became Italian Automobile Champion in the 1500cc class while Bergamini received the same title in the 1100cc class.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.36Carlo Felice TrossiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-62547m13.2s 
2.16Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-42549m01.8s+ 1m48.6s
3.14Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CS1.5S-42447m51.0s 
4.30Agostino ProsperiScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.5S-42447m52.8s 
5.2Moris BergaminiM. BergaminiMaserati4CM1.1S-42348m21.6s 
6.38?Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5S-82349m06.2s 
7.12Enrico GessnerE. GessnerMaserati4CM1.5S-42248m31.6s 
8.28Sergio CarnevalliS. CarnevalliBugattiT39A1.5S-82249.07.4s 
9.10Pino BaruffiP. BaruffiMaserati4CM1.1S-42249m14.4s 
10.26Gian Piero MeroniG. MeroniMaserati4CM1.5S-42047m52.2s 
DNF24Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati4CM1.5S-414engine 
DNF22Giuseppe BianchiG. BianchiMaserati4CS1.5S-411  
DNF6Ignazio Radice-FossatiI. Radice-FossatiFiatSiata1.1S-49  
DNF18Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-47engine 
DNF4Aldo MarazzaA. MarazzaMaserati4CS1.1S-44safety 
DNF8Mario ColiniScuderia ImperoMaserati4CM1.1S-4?  
Fastest lap: Carlo Felice Trossi (Maserati) on lap 8 in 1m50s = 104.7 km/h (65.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 101.7 km/h (63.2 mph)
Weather: nice and sunny.



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V° CIRCUITO DI MODENA

Modena (I), 20 September 1936
50 laps x 3.2 km (1.99 mi) = 160 km (99.4 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
4Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
6Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
8Francesco SeveriScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-8
10Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-8
12Gianni BattagliaG. BattagliaAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
14Giacomo de RhamScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
16Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
18Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
20Piero DusioScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6
22Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaseratiV8RIV-8
Eugenio SienaScuderia TorinoMaseratiV8RIV-8DNA - did not appear



An easy one for Nuvolari and Scuderia Ferrari

by Leif Snellman
Scuderia Ferrari entered three race cars and two stripped sports cars and dominated the event. Tadini led the first laps until his team-mate Nuvolari took over the lead and held it until the end. Pintacuda retired but the other Scuderia Ferrari drivers finished in the top four positions. Barbieri (Maserati) finished fifth after a long duel with Battaglia (Alfa Romeo).
This was the fifth Circuito di Modena, organized by the local section of the R.A.C.I., and the last Italian race for the year. It counted towards the 1936 Italian Championship even if Nuvolari in fact already had secured the championship for himself.
      The 3.2 km street circuit was the same as earlier, circulating the parks situated where the south parts of the former city walls had been located. Starting at the corner Via saragozza/Viale delle Rimembranze the course went clockwise along Viale delle Rimembranze, circled the war memorial anti clockwise, continued along Viale Regina Elena, Viale Nicola Fabrizi, Viale Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Viale Tassoni, Viale Vittorio Veneto and back to Viale delle Rimembranze. This year the cars had to do 50 laps for a total of 160 km.
Entries:
This was Scuderia Ferrari's home ground and they sent no less than five cars to the race. One 12-cylinder car was to be driven by Tazio Nuvolari and two 8-cylinder cars were for Giuseppe Farina and Mario Tadini. Additionally two Alfa Romeo 2900A stripped sports cars were entered for Francesco Severi and Carlo Pintacuda. The 2900A sports car had a body that more or less was a widened variant of the 8C-35 and the engine was similar to the TipoB/P3.
      Giocomo de Rham's Scuderia Maremmana entered two 6-cylinder Maseratis for de Rham and for Ferdinando Barbieri. Additionally de Rham's 1934 spec Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 (#50010) was assigned to Clemente Biondetti, who was to take part in both the voiturette race and in the main race. Gianni Battaglia entered a late series TipoB/P3 as well (#50009).
      Scuderia Torino, de facto the works Maserati team, entered a V8 "Ruote Independenti" for Pietro Ghersi and a 6-cylinder car for Piero Dusio.
Practice:
The qualifying for the Grand Prix race took place on Saturday morning from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Nuvolari was fastest with a time of 1m49.6s. Biondetti with his old Tipo B was second fastest with a time of 1m52.4s followed by four Scuderia drivers, Tadini, Farina, Severi and Pintacuda.
Race:
It was estimated that more than 20,000 spectators turned up for the event, due to the sunny weather. Just a quarter of an hour after the end of of the voiturette race (see above) the 11 competitors of the major class were ready to be flagged away.
Pole Position
6
Tadini

Alfa Romeo
1m54.8s
18
Biondetti

Alfa Romeo
1m52.4s
2
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
1m49.6s
8
Severi

Alfa Romeo
1m57.0s
4
Farina

Alfa Romeo
1m55.4s
16
Barbieri

Maserati

12
Battaglia

Alfa Romeo

10
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo

22
Ghersi

Maserati

14
de Rham

Alfa Romeo

20
Dusio

Maserati

(Note 3)

At the start, given by prof. Zoboli, the Prefect of Modena, Tadini took the lead followed by Biondetti and Nuvolari, who had made a rather poor start. However, at the end of the first lap Nuvolari had already passed Biondetti and was pushing Tadini. The race order after two laps was: Tadini, Nuvolari, Farina Biondetti, Ghersi, Battaglia, Barbieri, Dusio, Pintacuda, Severi, and de Rham.
      Tadini bravely kept on to his lead until the third lap when Nuvolari passed him. Biondetti made a pit stop because of engine trouble. Plugs were changed and he returned to the circuit. Ghersi retired on the 3rd or the 6th lap due to a broken differential.
      Nuvolari kept the lead of the race making the first five laps in 8m48.6s (109.0 km/h). Tadini followed him like a shadow but was unable to pass. De Rham was obviously in trouble with his Maserati and he let Emilio Villoresi take over the car for a few laps before it was retired. Biondetti also had to call it a day. Nuvolari did the next five laps in 8m42.8s, running about the same speed as the first five laps considering the standing start. After ten laps Nuvolari had opened up a 7.2s gap to Tadini. Farina was struggling to keep up with the duo having already lost 23.2s to Tadini. While fighting for fourth position with Battaglia Pintacuda had to retire his Alfa Romeo on lap 10 due to a broken differential The situation after 10 laps looked like this:
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)17m31.4s (109.1 km/h)
2.Tadini (Alfa Romeo)17m38.6s
3.Farina (Alfa Romeo)18m01.8s
4.Battaglia (Alfa Romeo)
5.Barbieri (Maserati)
6.Severi (Alfa Romeo)
7.Dusio (Maserati)

Severi now started to attack, passing first Barbieri for fifth and then also Battaglia on lap 15 for fourth position. Except for that the positions remained the same. The race order at half distance (25 laps) was:
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)43m46.6s (109.6 km/h)
2.Tadini (Alfa Romeo)43m57.8s
3.Farina (Alfa Romeo)44m43.8s
4.Severi (Alfa Romeo)47m04.0s
5.Battaglia (Alfa Romeo)47m26.6s
6.Barbieri (Maserati)47m45.0s
7.Dusio (Maserati)48m33.2s

Barbieri closed in on Battaglia and started a duel that lasted until the 31st lap when Battaglia made a mistake and spun giving fifth position to Barbieri.. Apart from that duel the race proceeded in a rather monotonous way.
      During the last laps Tadini closed in a bit on the leader but Nuvolari controlled the race and took the victory with a gap of 9.4 seconds to his team-mate. Tadini took the flag straight behind Farina, who however was a lap behind. Not unexpectedly Scuderia Ferrari drivers took the four top positions with Severi three laps behind the winner. Barbieri, Battaglia and Dusio, all four laps behind, were the only other finishers.
      Nuvolari's 28th lap with a time of 1m41.6s was the fastest lap of the race. Tadini's fastest lap was 1m42.6s and Farina's 1m44s.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12501h26m58.4s
2.6Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8501h27m07.8s+ 9.4s
3.4Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8491h27m07.0s
4.8Francesco SeveriScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-8471h28m34.4s
5.16Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-6461h27m33.4s
6.12Gianni BattagliaG. BattagliaAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8461h28m02.0s
7.20Piero DusioScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6461h28m17.0s
DNF10Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900 A2.9S-810differential
DNF18Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8?engine?
DNF14G.de Rham/ E. VilloresiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-66mechanical
DNF22Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaseratiV8RIV-83/6?differential
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) on lap 28 in 1m41.6s = 113.4 km/h (70.5 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 110.4 km/h (68.6 mph)
Weather: nice and sunny.
In retrospect:
With his victory Nuvolari became the Italian Automobile Champion for the third time. Apart from the Modena GP the championship included the Milan GP, Coppa Ciano, Coppa Acerbo and the Italian GP. Nuvolari received 3 points each for his Milan, Coppa Ciano and Modena victories and two points for being second at the Italian GP for a total of 11 points.

Footnote:
1. The exact grid appearance is unknown as I have not been able to find any picture. La Gazzetta dello Sport listed the grid but left out Carnivalli and included Alfieri and Grassi.

2. Meroni finished the race but there is no results for Colini. Colini however is not listed among the retirements either in what seems to be the official results, identically given by three newspapers, so it is unknown on what lap he retired.

3. Grid order confirmed by photographic evidence (with thanks to Alessandro Silva).

Primary sources researched for this article:
AUTOMOBIL-REVUE, Bern
El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona
L' Auto Italiana, Milano
L' AUTO, Paris
La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milano
La Stampa, Torino
RACI - Settimanale, Roma
Special thanks to:
Giuseppe Prisco
Alessandro Silva

Star 27 September 1936: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) wins the Feldbergrennen hillclimb in Germany.



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II DONINGTON GP

Donington Park (GB), 3 October 1936 (Saturday)
120 laps x 4.107 km (2.552 mi) = 492.8 km (306.2 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Mervyn WhiteC. M. WhiteBugattiT512.3S-8
2Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperMaserati8CM3.0S-8
3Antony Powys-LybbeA. Powys-LybbeAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
4Philip JuckerP. JuckerAlta2.0S-4u
5Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/62.0S-6
6Reg ParnellR. ParnellMGK3 Magnette1.5S-6
7Denis ScribbansD. ScribbansERAB1.5S-6
8Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-6
9Darcy TaylorD. TaylorBugattiT512.3S-8
10Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
11Thomas ClarkeT. ClarkeDelahaye135S3.4S-6u
12Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
14Douglas BriaultD. BriaultERAB1.5S-6
15Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6
16Arthur DobsonA. C. DobsonERAB1.5S-6
17Ian ConnellI. ConnellAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
18"B Bira"Prince ChulaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
19Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
20Pablo CurtisP. CurtisSalmson1.5S-4DNA -did not appear
21René Le Bègue"Alan Selbourne"Delahaye135S3.6S-6u
22Laury Schell"Alan Selbourne"Delahaye135S3.6S-6u
23René Carrièrè"Alan Selbourne"Delahaye135S3.6S-6u
24Christian KautzC. KautzMaserati4CM1.5S-4


No.Listed reserveActual

2Eileen Ellison - - -
4"B Alder" - - -
7Hector DobbsHector Dobbs
8Peter WalkerPeter Walker
9 - - - Arthur Baron
11Maurice FaulknerMaurice Faulkner
12Richard Seaman *Richard Seaman *
14Denis EvansDenis Evans
19 - - -Andrew Leitch
17Kenneth EvansKenneth Evans
21T. WisdomKaye Don
22Kaye Don"Alan Selbourne"
23G. Field/A. SelbourneGeorge Field
**Programme actually listed Seaman as entrant and Rüesch as reserve

Swiss-British victory at Donington

Entries:
The start field consisted mostly of local drivers. Tongue and Whitehead had their ERAs, Martin and Austin Dobson their Tipo B Alfas and Bira and Cholmondley-Tapper a Maserati 8CMs. The only modern GP car in the field was Rüesch's newly bought Tipo 8C-35.
     
Practice:

     
Race:

      The cars lined up in an interesting symmetrical staggered 4-4 grid. Dobbs who was driving Scribbans' ERA selected the wrong grid square ending up with the right wheels on the grass and Martin behind him possibly also selected a square one step too far to the right.
Pole Position
2
Cholmondley-Tapper

Maserati

11
Clarke

Delahaye

5
Maclure

Riley

6
Parnell

MG

1*
White

Bugatti

23
Carriere

Delahaye

4
Junker

Alta

16
A C Dobson

ERA

18
"B Bira"

Maserati

3
Powys-Lybbe

Alfa Romeo

12
Rüesch

Alfa Romeo

7
Dobbs

ERA

8
Whitehead

ERA

17
Connell

Alfa Romeo

14
Briault

ERA

10
Martin

Alfa Romeo

22
Schell

Delahaye

21
Le Bègue

Delahaye

24
Kautz

Maserati

15
Tongue

ERA

9*
Taylor

Bugatti

19
A Dobson

Alfa Romeo

The grid positions were drawn. Not unexpectedly the race was won by Rüesch who shared his Alfa with Seaman. Martin was second from Whitehead, Tongue, Bira and Dobson. Race order at 20 laps:
1.Rüesch (Alfa Romeo)43m24s
2.Martin (Alfa Romeo)44m30s
3.Tapper (Maserati)44m38s
4.Walker (ERA)44m39s
5.Dobson (ERA)45m00.6s

Race order at 40 laps:
1.Rüesch (Alfa Romeo)1h26m20s
2.Martin (Alfa Romeo)1h28m16s
3.Dobson (ERA)1h29m16s
4.Tapper (Maserati)1h29m24s
5.Dobson (Alfa Romeo)1h31m30s

Race order at 60 laps:
1.Rüesch (Alfa Romeo)2h11m02s
2.Martin (Alfa Romeo)2h14m04s
3.Walker (ERA)2h17m33s
4."B. Bira" (Maserati)2h18m03s
5.Tongue (ERA)2h18m06s
6.Dobson (ERA)2h18m13s

Race order at 80 laps:
1.Seaman (Alfa Romeo)2h55m52s
2.Martin (Alfa Romeo)2h58m34s
3.Whitehead (ERA)3h00m48s
4.Tongue (ERA)3h03m37s
5."B. Bira" (Maserati)3h04m29s
6.Dobson (ERA)3h04m36s

Race order at 100 laps:
1.Seaman (Alfa Romeo)3h39m49s
2.Martin (Alfa Romeo)3h42m54s
3.Whitehead (ERA)3h46m00s
4.Tongue (ERA)3h47m44s
5."B. Bira" (Maserati)3h48m51s
6.Dobson (ERA)3h49m14s


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.12H. Rüesch / R. SeamanH. RüeschAlfa RomeoTipo 8C-353.8S-81204h25m22s
2.10Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-81204h28m25s+ 3m03s
3.8P. Whitehead / P. WalkerP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-61204h31m35s+ 6m13s
4.15Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-61204h32m29s+ 7m07s
5.18"B Bira"Prince ChulaMaserati8CM3.0S-81204h33m19s+ 7m57s
6.16Arthur DobsonA. C. DobsonERAB1.5S-61204h35m00s+ 9m38s
7.3Antony Powys-LybbeA. Powys-LybbeAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8118
8.23R. Carrièrè / G. Field"Alan Selbourne"Delahaye135S3.6S-6118
9.17Ian Connell / K EvansI. ConnellAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8115
10.19Austin Dobson / A. LeitchA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8115
11.11T. Clarke / M. FaulknerT. ClarkeDelahaye135S3.6S-6114
12.22L. Schell / "A. Selbourne""Alan Selbourne"Delahaye135S3.6S-6114
13.14D. Briault / D. EvansD. BriaultERAB1.5S-6113
14.9D. Taylor / A. BaronD. TaylorBugattiT512.3S-8112
15.21R. Le Bègue / K. Don"Alan Selbourne"Delahaye135S3.6S-6100
DNF7D. Scribbans / H. DobbsD. ScribbansERAB1.5S-667engine
DNF6Reg ParnellR. ParnellMGK3 Magnette1.5S-658axle shaft
DNF24Christian KautzC. KautzMaserati4CM1.5S-455piston
DNF2Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperMaserati8CM3.0S-842steering
DNF1Mervyn WhiteC. M. WhiteBugattiT512.3S-823propeller shaft
DNF4Philip JuckerP. JuckerAlta2.0S-423oil pressure
DNF5Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/62.0S-61big end
Fastest lap: ?
Winner's medium speed: 111.4 km/h (69.2 mph)
Weather: sunny.

Star 6 - 7 October 1936: Auto Union hold their yearly test for new drivers at Nürburgring with the following results:
	 Müller     11m08.0s 
	 Bäumer     11m33.0s
	 Brudes     11m55.0s 
	 Steinbach  12m43.1s
	 Schweder   crashed
Müller was selected as driver for the 1937 season.
Star 8 - 22 October 1936: Mercedes-Benz held a "driver school" at Nürburgring with 27 drivers, of which the top 14 tried the GP car. Those 14 where:
         Fritz Back, employee of D-B AG
         Heinz Brendel, Frankfurt am Main
         Willy Briem, Ludwigsburg, driving teacher, Amilcar driver
         Hermann Gunzenhauser, Neidlingen, motorcycle driver (Jawa)
         Heinz-Hugo Hartmann, Dortmund, employee of D-B AG
         Paul Heinemann, Geilenkirchen
         Leonhardt Joa, Pirmasens, Bugatti driver
         Christian Kautz, Switzerland
         Paul Köppen, Berlin, sales man of D-B AG
         Georg Lindenmaier, Untertürkheim, mechanic in racing department
         Alfred Neher, emploee of D-B AG
         Friedrich Schneider, employee of D-B AG
         Hans Schumann, Nüremberg/Stuttgart?, motorcycle driver (NSU)
         Richard Seaman, Great Britain, Voiturette driver

Of the 13 other participiating the following 5 are known by name:
         Hermann Fischer, employee of D-B AG
         Hoffelner, Austria?           
         Hans Holzwarth, employee of D-B AG
         Herbert Lauenstein, employee of D-B AG
         Hermann Schmitz, had a fatal crash at the Karussell 
         (Schmitz is called "Johann Wolf" in Neubauer's biography)
Later on a motorcycle driver named Steinbach joined the group and made some laps before giving up.
Seaman and Kautz were selected as junior drivers for 1937.
(Information courtesy supplied by DaimlerChrysler AG)

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