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THE LOLA T55

The VI Trophée d'Auvergne at Clermont Ferrand in July saw the introduction of the T55 by the MRP team for Richard Attwood and Tony Maggs. Changes from the T54 were the adoption of rose joints to replace rubber bushes in the suspension and the spring/damper units at the front were moved outboard. The three MRP cars, BRJ 57, BRJ 60 and BRJ 63 were all converted to the T55 spec according to the Lola Chassis Log and it maybe that the John Willment Automotive team chassis SL2/34 (built by Lola as a MK5A) was also converted for Paul Hawkins and, on one occassion Richie Ginther, but there is no record on the Chassis Log, Perhaps Willment did the conversion themselves?

Results did not appear to improve noticeably so it may be that the chassis was starting to show its age compared to the new designs from Lotus and Brabham.

Year(s) of Construction: 1964

Total Lola Built: 3 (BRJ 57 - BRJ 60 - BRJ 63)

SIGNIFICANT WORKS T55 RESULTS

1964

DATERACE/VENUEDRIVERRESULT
19th JulyVI Trophée d'Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand Tony Maggs4th
9th AugustVII Gran Premio di Pergusa, EnnaPaul Hawkins3rd
13th SeptemberXXIII Grand Prix d'AlbiRichard Attwood2nd
19th SeptemberXI International Gold Cup, Oulton ParkPaul Hawkins3rd
26th SeptemberVI Vanwall Trophy, SnettertonTony Maggs3rd
26th SeptemberVI Vanwall Trophy, SnettertonPaul Hawkins6th

1965

DATERACE/VENUEDRIVERRESULT
25th AprilVI Vanwell Trophy, SnettertonTony Hegbourne5th
1965 T55 Drivers: Chris Amon, Paul Hawkins, David Hobbs, José Rosinski.

1966 T55 Drivers: Philip Robinson.

PRIVATEER T60 RACE WINS

1965

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
CAR
DRIVER
NOTES
31st January Brands Hatch Lola T55 Alan Rees Lombank Trophy for Single-seater Racing cars
31st January Brands Hatch Lola T55 Alan Rees British Eagle Trophy Formule Libre

1967

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
CAR
DRIVER
NOTES
25th June Lydden Hill - TEAC Lola T55 Geddes Yeates Formula 3 and single-seater racing cars of unlimited capacity - Class Winner
28th August Croft - Darlington & DMC Lola T55 Tony Charnell Sports Racing-Cars up to and over 1,150cc and Formule Libre race
9th September Silverstone - Peterborough MC Lola T55 Tony Charnell Formule Libre race
16th September Silverstone - MGCC Lola T55 Tony Charnell Formule Libre race

1970

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
CAR
DRIVER
NOTES
9th August Ingliston - Lothian CC Summer Sprint Lola T55 Iain McLaren Class Winner

1971

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
CAR
DRIVER
NOTES
30th May Rumster Hillclimb - Caithness CC Lola T55 Ted Dzierzek B.T.D.

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