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THE LOLA T240

In 1971 there were two Formulae that employed 4-cylinder 1600cc Ford engines, albeit not to the same regulations, Formula Two and Formula B or Formula Atlantic as it was known in the UK. This allowed manufacturers to build a single car that, with very minor modifications, could run in both series.

Lola's chassis for the two Formulae was the T240 which, as can be seen from the specification sheet below, was a straightforward, conventional design suitable for privateers. One chassis was built to Formula 2 spec and it raced in five European Championship rounds entered by Jo Bonnier and driven by both Dr. Helmut Marko and Jo himself and in one race entered by Lola and driven by Frank Gardner. It showed reasonable form but was never a winner. However, the Formula B version proved a much more serious proposition, while it wasn't quite up to winning any US races it did take eleven top ten finishes which included three in the top four.

Year(s) of Construction: 1971

Total Built: 14

T240 FORMULA 2 RACE RESULTS

1971

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
ENTRANT
DRIVER
RESULT
4th April III Jim Clark Gedächtnisrennen, Hockenheim Ecurie Bonnier SA Dr. Helmut Marko DNF
2nd May XXXIV ADAC-Eifelrennen, Nürburgring Ecurie Bonnier SA Dr. Helmut Marko 8th
16st May VI Gran Premio de Madrid, Jarama Ecurie Bonnier SA Dr. Helmut Marko DNF
25th July X Gran Premio Città di Imola, Imola Ecurie Bonnier SA Dr. Helmut Marko DNF
3rd October IV Preis von Baden-Württemberg und Hessen, Hockenheim Lola Cars Ltd. Frank Gardner DNF
17th October II Gran Premio Madunina, Vallelunga Ecurie Bonnier SA/Lola Cars Ltd Jo Bonnier 12th

T240 USA SCCA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP FORMULA B RACE RESULTS

1971

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
ENTRANT
DRIVER
RESULT
23rd May Seattle Charlie Hayes Mike Hiss
George "Skipp" Walther
Syd Demovsky
2nd
9th
DNF
20th June Monterrey Charlie Hayes Mike Hiss
Rocky Moran
George "Skipp" Walther
Chuck Sarich
Syd Demovsky
Jim Sarich
5nd
8th
11th
14th
DNF
DNS
27th June Mexico City   Syd Demovsky
Rocky Moran
George "Skipp" Walther
Mike Hiss
9th
14th
18th
DNF
1st August Edmonton Quicksilver Racing Ent. Inc.
 
Syd Demovsky Racing
Chuck Sarich
Jim Sarich
Syd Demovsky
3rd
4th
12th
15th August Brainerd Jim Sarich
Rocky Moran
George "Skipp" Walther
Chuck Wannemacher
Syd Demovsky
Howard Jackson
7th
8th
9th
DNF
DNF
DNF
29th August Road America Quicksilver Racing Ent., Inc., Rockville, Md Jim Sarich
Syd Demovsky
George "Skipp" Walther
Chuck Sarich
6th
20th
26th
28th


T240 USA SCCA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP FORMULA B RACE RESULTS

1972

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
ENTRANT
DRIVER
RESULT
27th February Bogotá   Syd Demovsky
Jim Harrell
11th
16th
5th March Bogotá   Syd Demovsky
Jim Harrell
13th
DNF
7th May Laguna Seca Demovsky Racing
Brooks Frybarger
Syd Demovsky
Brooks Frybarger
Bill Middleton
9th
12th
DNS
29th May Bryar Motorsports Park   Bill Middleton DNF
4th July Lime Rock  
Demovsky Racing
Bill Middleton
Syd Demovsky
11th
DNF
8th July Road Atlanta Demovsky Racing Syd Demovsky
Joe Shepherd
Bill Middleton
DNF
DNF
DNF
13th August Watkins Glen Demovsky Racing
Chuck Wannemacher
Century Racing Partners
Syd Demovsky
Chuck Wannemacher
Vincent Dileo
9th
DNS
DNS
26th August Road America Joe Shepherd
Demovsky Racing
Cyclone Racing
Joe Shepherd
Syd Demovsky
Howard Jackson
18th
DNS
DNS
16th September Brainerd Demovsky Racing Syd Demovsky 6th
24th September Riverside Demovsky Racing
Autohaus
 
Syd Demovsky
Ted Titmas
Charlie Powell
8th
10th
DNF


T240 USA SCCA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP FORMULA B RACE RESULTS

1973

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
ENTRANT
DRIVER
RESULT
6th October Watkins Glen Edward Raffey
LS Racing
Ed Kasprowicz
Carmon Solomone
17th
DNF

T240 PLAYERS CANADIAN FORMULA B RACE RESULTS

1971

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
ENTRANT
DRIVER
RESULT
20th June Edmonton   Max Mizejewski DNF
11th July Mont-Tremblant   Max Mizejewski DNF
1st August Mont-Tremblant   Vincent Dileo DNS
19th September Mosport Park   Vincent Dileo DNF


T240 PLAYERS CANADIAN FORMULA B RACE RESULTS

1972

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
ENTRANT
DRIVER
RESULT
4th June Sanair   Bill Middleton DNF

OTHER RACE WINS

2004

DATE
RACE
CHASSIS
DRIVER
RESULT
11th April Donington Park - HSCC Lola T240 Tim Barrington Derek Bell Trophy - First in Class B

2006

DATE
RACE
CHASSIS
DRIVER
RESULT
20th-21st May Silverstone - HSCC Lola T240 Bob Juggins European F2

2009

DATE
RACE
CHASSIS
DRIVER
RESULT
9th-10th May Silverstone - HSCC International Trophy Lola T240 James Claridge Derek Bell Trophy - Winner of Class A - Race 1
9th-10th May Silverstone - HSCC International Trophy Lola T240 James Claridge Derek Bell Trophy - Winner of Class A - Race 2
30th-31st August Oulton Park - HSCC Gold Cup Lola T240 James Claridge Derek Bell Trophy - Winner of Class A - Race 1
30th-31st August Oulton Park - HSCC Gold Cup Lola T240 James Claridge Derek Bell Trophy - Winner of Class A - Race 2

2012

DATE
RACE
CHASSIS
DRIVER
RESULT
6th May Donington Park Lola T240 Tim Barrington HSCC Historic F2 - Winner Class A

2013

DATE
RACE
CHASSIS
DRIVER
RESULT
5th May Donington Park Lola T240 Tim Barrington HSCC Historic F2 - Winner Class A

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