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1947 Roussillon Grand Prix

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Date  27 April 1947
Course  Street circuit
Location  Perpignan, France
Course length  2.538 km (1.577 mi)
1947 Roussillon Grand Prix
Official name  II Grand Prix du Roussillon
Distance  58 laps, 147.204 km (91.468 mi)

The 1947 Roussillon Grand Prix (formally the II Grand Prix du Roussillon) was a Grand Prix motor race held at Circuit des Platanes de Perpignan on 8 May 1947.


In the first few laps, Georges Grignard, Philippe √Čtancelin, Jean Achard and Roger Loyer were involved in a four car accident with no injured but the abandon of Achard on his Delage D6 at lap 7. At lap 21, Jean-Pierre Wimille, second behind Sommer have engine trouble and retire. After a pole position and with the fasted lap, Raymond Sommer was still leading the race, but 14 laps from the end he should retire. Eug√®ne Chaboud won the race on Talbot-Lago T26, ex-Chiron 4.5l monoposto Darracq. Henri Louveau finish second just ahead of Yves Giraud-Cabantous.

  • Pole position: Raymond Sommer in 1:34.8
  • Fastest lap: Raymond Sommer in 1:34.2 (96.94 km/h).
  • References

    1947 Roussillon Grand Prix Wikipedia