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1930 Australian Grand Prix

The 1930 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria, Australia on 24 March 1930. The race, which was organised by the Light Car Club of Victoria, was the third Australian Grand Prix and the third held at Phillip Island. It was staged as a scratch race with the Class A cars starting first, followed by the Class B entries three minutes later and the Class C cars a further three minutes after that. The Grand Prix title was awarded to the entry recording the fastest time for the race. Of the 22 cars which started the race, nine complete the race distance within the 4½ hour time limit, one was still running at that time and the other twelve withdrew.

The race was won by Bill Thompson driving a Bugatti Type 37A.


Cars competed in classes according to cylinder capacity.

  • Class A: Cars up to 850cc
  • Class B: Cars over 850cc and up to 1100cc
  • Class C: Cars over 1100cc and up to 1500cc
  • Class D: Cars over 1500cc and up to 2000cc
  • Only one entry, the 1517cc Lea-Francis Hyper of Mick Carlton, was received for Class D. At the discretion of the organisers it was placed in Class C.


    1930 Australian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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