Classic Car Catalogue

IV° Gran Premio de Penya Rhin

International Grand Prix of Penya Rhin
25 June 1933
Circuit de Montjuïc
40 laps x 3.791 km = 151.64 km


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Entries and results:
No. Driver: Car: Model: Engine:   Entrant: Result: Laps.: Time:
2 Esteban Tort Nacional Pescara 3.0 S-8 Nacional Pescara dnf 07  
4 Marcel Lehoux Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 M. Lehoux 3rd 40 1h 38m 34.2s
6 Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 J-P.Wimille dnf 32  
8 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Monza 2.6 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari 5th 38  
10 Joaquín Palacio Bugatti T35 2.0 S-8 J. Palacio 4th 40 1h 39m 34.2s
12 J.-M. de Texidor Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 J.-M. de Texidor 8th 35 1h 40m 06.7s
14 Henrique Lehrsfield Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 H. Lehrsfield dna    
16 Juan Zanelli Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 J. Zanelli 1st 40 1h 35m 38.3s
18 Vasco Sameiro Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 V. Sameiro 2nd 40 1h 37m 24.0s
20 "Vega" Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 G. Oliveras de la Riva dnf 21  
22 Guy Moll Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 G. Moll dna    
24 Edgard de Morawitz Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 E. de Morawitz 7th 35 1h 38m 42.7s
26 Stanislav Czaykowski Bugatti T54 5.0 S-8 Count Czaykowski dna    
28 Oscar Stahel Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 O. Stahel dnf 17  
30 Luis Angli Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-8 Ecurie Friderich dnf 09  
32 Emil Dourel Amilcar C6 S-6 E. Dourel 6th 35 1h 33m 23.7s
Motor SportAugust 1933

The revival of this race by the Societe Penya Rhin was marked by a first class meeting of racing cars and drivers. In practice the lap record held by Pinte was soon broken by Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) who covered a lap of the 3.790 kilometre course in 2m. 16s., at an average speed of 100.323 k.p.h. Lehoux (Bugatti) was only a few seconds slower.
The race itself was over 40 laps, or 151.600 kilometres, and the circuit was situated in the Parc de Montjuich. The following drivers came to the line : Zanelli (Alfa. Romeo), Macowitz (Bugatti), Angli (Bugatti), Texidor (Bugatti), Lerweld (Mercedes), Sameiro (Alfa Romeo), Palacios (Bugatti), J. P. Wimille (Alfa Romeo), Dourel (Amilcar), Vego (Bugatti), Lehoux (Bugatti), Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo).
At the start Marcel Lehoux made his usual quick getaway, and led at the end of the first lap, and for several laps managed to stave off the challenge of Nuvolari and Wimille. Then bad luck befell the Algerian driver, and he had to visit his pit to rectify ignition trouble. Nuvolari then took command, and by the 17th lap had gained a 2 minute advantage over Wimille. Then he, too, was forced to stop with carburetter difficulties.
Meanwhile the Chilean driver, Julien Zanelli (Alfa Romeo) had crept up, and now passed Wimille to take the lead. Nuvolari and Lehoux both got going again, and the former beat the record for the circuit in attempting to catch up. Lehoux had to make several stops, which put him out of the running, but he courageously kept going. Once again Nuvolari's Alfa Romeo began to misfire, and he pulled into the pits, so Wimille took up the chase of the steady Zanelli. The Frenchman was out of luck, too, and retired, leaving Zanelli firmly established, and he finally finished first, 3 minutes ahead of the Portuguese driver, Sameiro, driving another Alfa Romeo.
1. Zanelli (Alfa Romeo) 1h. 34m, 38s.
2. Sameiro (Alfa Romeo) 1h. 37m. 24s.
3. Lehoux (Bugatti) 1h, 38m. 34s.
4. Palacios (Bugatti).
5. Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo).
6. Macowitz (Bugatti).