Classic Car Catalogue

II Grand Prix de Casablanca

Name: Grand Prix of Casablanca
Date: 22 May 1932
Location: Anfa Circuit
Lenght: 47 laps x 8.861 km = 416.5 km


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Entries and results:
No.   Driver: Car: Model: Engine:   Entrant: Class: Pos.: Result:
2 Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Jean-Pierre Wimille 1500→ dnf dnf
4 Philippe Etancelin Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Philippe Etancelin 1500→ 2nd 02nd
6   Benoît Falchetto Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Benoît Falchetto 1500→ 4th 04th
10 Jean Gaupillat Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Jean Gaupillat 1500→ dnf dnf
  Mlle Hellé-Nice Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Mlle Hellé-Nice 1500→ dna dna
14 Goffredo Zehender Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Goffredo Zehender 1500→ dnf dnf
16?   Jean de Maleplane Maserati 26M 2.5 S-8 Jean de Maleplane 1500→ 5th 05th
18? Stanislav Czaykowski Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Stanislav Czaykowski 1500→ 3rd 03rd
Marcel Lehoux Bugatti T54 5.0 S-8 Marcel Lehoux 1500→ 1st 01st
  Louis Trintignant Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Louis Trintignant 1500→ dnf dnf
  Dominici Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Dominici 1500→ 6th 08th
  Pierre Félix Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Pierre Félix 1500→ dnf dnf
  Charles Druck Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Charles Druck 1500→ dnf dnf
  Guy Moll Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Guy Moll 1500→ dnf dnf
  Louis Chiron Bugatti Automobiles E. Bugatti 1500→ dna dna
  Achille Varzi Bugatti Automobiles E. Bugatti 1500→ dna dna
  Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier →1500 4th 10th
  Louis Joly Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 Louis Joly →1500 dnf dnf
  José Scaron Amilcar MC0 1.3? S-6 José Scaron →1500 3rd 09th
  Emmanuel Galba Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Emmanuel Galba →1500 5th 11th
  Henri Durand Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Henri Durand →1500 2nd 07th
  André Vagniez Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 André Vagniez →1500 dnf dnf
Pierre Veyron Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 Pierre Veyron →1500 1st 06th
  Chiquito Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Chiquito →1500 6th 12th
  Marguerite Mareuse Bugatti T39 1.5 S-8 Marguerite Mareuse →1500 dna dna
  Claude Ozannat Bugatti T39 1.5 S-8 Claude Ozannat →1500 dna dna
Motor SportJune 1932
The Grand Prix of Casablanca.

A tremendous crowd filled the grandstands, and thronged the length of the course. The weather was fine, but a Strong sea breeze reduced the speed of cars an the road bordering the coast. Twenty-one cars came to the starting line, there being 14 Bugattis, 3 Alfa Romeos, 3 Maseratis and 1 Amilcar, and the following well-known drivers were competing : Wimille (Bugatti), Etancelin (Alfa-Romeo), Zehender (Alfa-Romeo), Lehoux (Bugatti), Czaikowski (Bugatti), Caupillat (Bugatti) and Scaron (Amilcar). Caupillat was delayed at the line, and at the end of the first lap Wimille led from Lehoux, followed by Benoit, Etancelin and Czaikowski.
Wimille steadily increased his lead over Lehoux, and drove in a most masterly fashion. It is a recognised fact in France that this young driver has a most promising future, and his performance to-day was certainly a further proof of his skill. Zehender retired, as did Mole on a Bugatti. In the 1,500 c.c. class a stirring battle was being waged between Scaron and Veyron (Maserati). Etancelin passed Benoit, and at half distance the order was, 1. Wimille (Bugatti); 2. Lehoux (Bugatti); 3. Etancelin (Alla-Romeo); 4. Benoit (Bugatti); 5. de Maleplane (Maserati); 6. Veyron (Maserati); 7. Gaupillat (Bugatti). Wimille was 52 seconds in front of Lehoux, but soon after he stopped at his pit to refuel and change wheels, Lehoux passed as he was in the pits, but on the following lap he himself had to stop for the same purpose, so the positions remained unchanged.
Then, an the 31st out of 47 laps, Wimille had the ill fortune to experience engine trouble, and pushed his car to the pits after a magnificent run. That left Lehoux two minutes in front of his old rival Etancelin, who in turn led Czaikowski, and that order was maintained, until the finish. Veyron won the 1,500 class.
Results :—
1. Lehoux. (Bugatti), 47 laps, 259 miles, 311. 19m. 29s. Average, 77.83 m.p.h.
2. Etancelin (Alfa-Romeo), 3h. 23m. 1/Ss.
3. Czaikowski (Bugatti), 3h. 22,1n. 27 3 '5s.