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Irash Grand Prix - Eireann Cup





Irish Grand Prix - Eireann Cup, July 6, 1931

This event for cars above 1500 cc capacity was run of on the Phoenix Park circuit on July 6, 1931, this race being desperately contested during intermittent thunderstorms. Earl Howe broke the lap record twice in the first half hour with 91.8 m.p.h. but Sir Henry Birkin drove an Alfa Romeo to victory at an average of 83.73 m.p.h. Earl Howe finishing sixth owing to supercharger trouble. G. Campari took an Italian Maserati into second place with 82.56 m.p.h., and Brian E. Lewis was third with a British Talbot car, at 79.92 m.p.h. In spite of the fierce pace there were only two who did not finish.