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THE LOLA T326

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The T326 was the follow-up to the Championship winning T324 and it was a further development of the successful T320 series. Once again it proved to be a success winning two UK championships and, more importantly, taking three wins for Axel Plankenhorn in a T326 updated to T328 spec (see below) and two for Manfred Trint in the 1977 VW-Castrol European Super Vee Championship. As in the previous year several teams opted for the ATS-style bodywork though the original Lola bodywork was favoured in the US.

The Axel Plankenhorn car is a bit of an oddity, it is listed in the Lola Chassis log as HU 326/328-83. One possibility is that it was built as a T326 but unsold so the Lola factory converted it to T328 spec and then sold it to Plankenhorn. To (hopefully) avoid confusion the results for this car are listed both here and on the T328 entry.

Full details of the T326 specifications can be found in the graphic at the bottom of the page.

Year(s) of Construction: 1976

Total Built: 12
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T326 CHAMPIONSHIP WINS

YEAR
CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER(S)
NOTES
1976 Volkswagen (GB) British Super Vee Championship John Morrison Lola T326-VW
1978 VW (GB) Silver Cup Super Vee Championship Bruce Venn Lola T326-VW
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T326 SIGNIFICANT RACE WINS


1976

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
28th March Silverstone - BARC HQ John Morrison Formula Super Vee Championship and Formula 4 - First Overall and Winner Super Vee
11th April Cadwell Park John Morrison Volkswagen Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round
2nd May Brands Hatch - BRSCC John Morrison Volkswagen Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round
23rd May Cadwell Park - Lincoln MC & LCC Jon Morrison Greens of Faldingworth Volkswagen (GB) Limited Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round
31st May Silverstone - BRDC Jon Morrison Volkswagen Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round and Formula 3 - Winner Super Vee
26th June Brands Hatch - Sevenoaks DMC John Morrison Volkswagen Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round
25th July Mallory Park - BRSCC Midland Centre John Morrison Volkswagen Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round
15th August Snetterton - TEAC John Morrison Volkswagen Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round
29th August Thruxton - BARC John Morrison Volkswagen Silver Cup Formula Super Vee Championship round plus National Formula 4 Championship - First Overall and Winner Super Vee
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1977

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
27th March Zolder - Coupe Benelux Axel Plankenhorn Non-Championship Formula Super Vee - Driving a T326 updated to T328 spec (see text above)
26th April Sylt - International ADAC Rennen Axel Plankenhorn European Super Vee Championship - Round 2 - Driving a T326 updated to T328 spec (see text above)
15th May Hockenheim - 100 Meilen Axel Plankenhorn Non-Championship Formula Super Vee - Driving a T326 updated to T328 spec (see text above)
22nd May Mainz-Finthen - International AvD/HMSC Flugplatzrennen Manfred Trint European Super Vee Championship - Round 4
22nd May Mainz-Finthen - International AvD/HMSC Flugplatzrennen Axel Plankenhorn German Formula Super Vee Championship - Round 5 - Driving a T326 updated to T328 spec (see text above)
3rd July Norisring - 300 Km Rennen Manfred Trint European Super Vee Championship - Round 6
24th July Diepholz - International ADAC Flugplatzrennen Axel Plankenhorn European Super Vee Championship - Round 7 - Driving a T326 updated to T328 spec (see text above)
31st July Hockenheimring - GP von Deutschland, Preis der Stadt Stuttgart Axel Plankenhorn European Super Vee Championship - Round 8 - Driving a T326 updated to T328 spec (see text above)
10th September Aintree - Aintree Circuit Club Bruce Venn Formula Super Vee Championship Race
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1978

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
16th April Brands Hatch - BARC Bruce Venn Volkswagen Silver Cup Super Vee Championship round
22nd April Oulton Park - BARC North Western Centre Bruce Venn (Driving a T326 updated to T328 spec) Volkswagen Silver Cup Super Vee Championship and Varley Battery Monoposto rounds - First Overall and winner Super Vee
7th May Donington Park - BRDC Bruce Venn National Formula Super Vee Championship round
28th May Snetterton - BARC Bruce Venn National Formula Super Vee Championship round
18th June Thruxton - BARC Bruce Venn National Formula Super Vee Championship round
9th July Cadwell Park - Nottingham SCC Bruce Venn National Formula Super Vee Championship round
8th October Snetterton - BARC Bruce Venn Volkswagen Silver Cup Super Vee Championship round
15th October Cadwell Park - Lincoln MC and CC Bruce Venn The Wests of Lincoln Super Vee Championship round
15th October Cadwell Park - Lincoln MC and CC Bruce Venn B.P. Formula Libre Championship round
N.B. Bruce Venn drove a T326 updated to T328 spec.

1979

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
12th May Brands Hatch - Manchester Liners, Demon Tweeks Race Day Bruce Venn AMHEC Formula 4 and VW VW Silver Cup Championship Race - First Overall and Winner Super Vee Class
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