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1956 Australian Tourist Trophy

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1956 Australian Tourist Trophy

The 1956 Australian Tourist Trophy was a 100-mile motor race for sports cars, staged at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25 November 1956. It was the first in a sequence of annual Australian Tourist Trophy races, each of these being recognised by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as the Australian Championship for sports cars. The race was won by Stirling Moss driving a Maserati 300S.


Class Structure

Cars competed in five classes based on engine capacity:

  • Open
  • 2701 - 3000cc
  • 1501 - 2700cc
  • 1101 - 1500cc
  • Up to 1100cc
  • Class awards were restricted to Australian residents only.


  • Race distance: 32 laps - 100 miles
  • Starters: 34
  • Winner's race time: 1h 3m 24.2s (94.6 mph)
  • Fastest lap: Stirling Moss - 1:55.8 (97.15 mph) Sports car lap record
  • First Australian driver: Bill Pitt
  • Joseph Lucas Trophy (for driver of the first British car): Bill Pitt
  • References

    1956 Australian Tourist Trophy Wikipedia

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