I hope this most raw of raw historical research might suit this Historical Research Forum? The 1955 Targa Florio was very significant as the deciding round of that year's Sports Car World Championship. Just this evening I have rediscovered this long-buried lap and timing chart which Jenks compiled at the race. The more retentive and numerically inclined of TNFers might enjoy studying it. Start times for each of the cars begin the chart, in the extreme left-hand column. Other timings are self explanatory, as recorded by DSJ, on site that day at the Cerda pits and press stand. Typically, he also adds some pretty blunt notes in places.
First car to start, No 2, was the Musmeci/Perrone Alfa Romeo 1900TI - ultimate winner, the Moss/Collins Mercedes-Benz 300SLR was No 104, second-placed Fangio/Kling 300SLR No 112 - third-placed Castellotti/Manzon Ferrari Monza No 116 - and the fourth-placed Titterington/Fitch 300SLR No 106. For the other race numbers easiest option is wsrp.cz, 1955 Targa Florio, Martin Krejci's wonderful website...
Please excuse the overlaps and omission of No 39 below...tee hee - there is no No 39 on the chart, nor in the entry.
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Edited by Doug Nye, 06 May 2012 - 21:06.