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THE LOLA T294

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1974 saw the introduction of the T294, its predecessor, the T292 that had won both the Drivers and Constructors titles in the European 2-litre Sports Car Championship, would be a hard act to follow. Sadly, the European 2-litre Championship was no longer the competitive series it had been, and the results were dominated by the works Renault-Alpines that scored almost three times as many points as runner-up Chevron in the Manufacturers section. Of the few T294s that raced it was only Fred Stalder in a Chrysler-Simca engined version that scored any results of note with bests of 4th at Clermont Ferrand, Misano, Hockenheim and Jarama to finish 6th in the Drivers’ Championship whilst Lola was 4th in the Constructors standings.

The T294 did take three class wins in the World Championship for Makes as well as winning the under 2-litre class in the 1975 SCCA B Sports Racing Championship driven by Mike Hall and Helmut Bross took the 1977 Interserie Championship. Generally, however it was not one of Lola's more successful 2-litre Sports Cars being third best to Alpine and Chevron.

Year(s) of Construction: 1974

Total Built: 13
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T294 CHAMPIONSHIP WINS

YEAR
CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER(S)
NOTES
1975 SCCA B Sports Racing Championship Mike Hall Lola T294-Ford
1977 Interserie Championship Helmut Bross Lola T294-BMW

T294 SIGNIFICANT RACE WINS


1974

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
5th May Spa Francorchamps - Grand Prix de Spa Martin Raymond/Tony Goodwin Round 2 of the World Championship for Makes - Winner of the S2.0 Class
3rd August Benguela Tony Birchenhough/Roger Heavens Sports Car Race NB this was a Lola T290 updated to T294 spec
25th August Int. AvD Preis der Nationen, Preis des AC Schweiz, Hockenheim Ruedi Jauslin Non-Championship Sports Car Race - First Overall and Winner SRP2.0 Class

1975

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
18th May Enna - 1000Kms Pergusa Claude Crespin/Ian Harrower Round 6 of the World Championship for Makes - Winner S2.0 Class
26th May Thruxton - BARC John Lepp Sports Cars
1st November Road Atlanta - Champion Spark Plug Road Racing Classic Mike Hall Road Race of Champions (B Sports Racing class)
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1976

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
4th April Nürburgring – 300 Kms Helmut Bross World Championship for Makes - First in 2-litre class (3rd overall) - Chassis a T292 updated to T294 spec.
13th June Zolder - Limburg GP Charly Schirmer Round 2 of the Interserie Championship - Winner Div. II class
24th October Mainz-Finthen - Int. 10 RHH. ADAC Flugplatz-Rennen (Interserie Meisterschaft) Helmut Bross Round 2 of the Interserie Championship - Winner Div. II class

1977

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
26th February Int. ADAC/MSC-Rundstreckenrennen "Preis der Stadt Stuttgart", Hockenheim Helmut Bross Non-Championship Sports Car Race
8th May Kassel-Calden - Internationales ADAC-Super-Sport-Rennen (Interserie-FIA-Cup) Helmut Bross Round 1 of the Interserie Championship - Winner Div. II class
12th June Wunstorf - ADAC Flugplatz-Rennen Helmut Bross Round 3 of the Interserie Championship - Winner Overall and Div. II class
21st August Mosport - Citicorp Can-Am Challenge Mike Hall Can-Am Championship - Round 6 - Winner of the Under 2-litre Class
28th August Nürburgring - Int. ADAC Nürburgring Trophy Helmut Bross Round 4 of the Interserie Championship - Winner Div. II class
18th September Mainz-Finthen Helmut Bross Round 5 of the Interserie Championship - Winner Div. II class
27th November Int. AvD/MHSTC-"Saison Finale", Hockenheim Rolf Neff Non-Championship Sports Car Race

1979

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
19th August Brainerd - Citicorp Can-Am Challenge Mike Hall Can-Am Championship - Round 7 - Winner of the Under 2-litre Class

1981

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
13th September Mosport – SCCA Budweiser Can-Am Challenge Paul Macey Can-Am Championship - Round 7 - Winner of the Under 2-litre Class
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