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THE LOLA T165

For the 1970 Can-Am Series Lola took a leaf out of McLaren's book and offered their customers a car based on the previous year's T164 while running a new design, the T220 as their works car.

The T165 was, unsurprisingly, not in great demand following the performance of the entire T160 series over the previous seasons and only three were built. Visually it was similar to the T164 although without the high rear wing and the rear bodywork once again enclosed the back of the suspension/gearbox. The front suspension had revised pick-up points and modified wishbones to change the geometry in comparison to the T163.

The T165 was the most disappointing of the T160 series in terms of results with a 10th its best finish in the handful of races it ran in, maybe things would have been better if one of the top Can-Am teams had run a car.

T165 RESULTS


1970 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

DATERACE/VENUEENTRANTDRIVERRESULT
30th AugustRound 6 - Road America, Elkhart Lake, WisconsinJerry HansenJerry HansenDNF
27th SeptemberRound 8 - Can-Am Minneapolis Tribune, Donnybrooke Sport World Inc.Peter Gregg10th
18th OctoberRound 9 - Monterey Castrol Grand Prix, Laguna Seca RacewaySport World Inc.Peter Gregg12th
1st NovemberRound 10 - 13th Annual Los Angeles Times Grand Prix, Riverside International RacewaySport World Inc.Peter Gregg13th


1970 Other significant race results

DATERACE/VENUEENTRANTDRIVERRESULT
20th SeptemberGateway Grand Prix SCCA National Races, Mid-America Raceway Jack Hinkle1st
11th OctoberSCCA National Races, Road Atlanta Peter Gregg1st


1971 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

DATERACE/VENUEENTRANTDRIVERRESULT
25th JulyRound 4 - The Glen, Watkins GlenYoung American Racing TeamPaul RitsosDNS


Year(s) of Construction: 1970

Total Built: 3

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