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The 3 Hours of Algiers - 1953 edition

The 1953 3 Hours of Algiers took place on May 23 and 24 on the quays of the banks of Algiers organized by the Moto Club of Algiers, a fast 5.5km circuit covered 80 times.

It is a race with a motorcycle category and a car category which had its first edition in 1951.

The Motorcycle Race

There were two categories: solo motorcycle (175cc, 250cc, 350cc, 500cc) and sidecar.

Jacques Drion won the 350solo, 500solo, and 500sidecar categories.

The Auto Race

On the starting line 34 competitors, After a lightning start P. Boncompagni “Pagnibon” takes the lead and will not be caught. He won the 3 hours of Algiers at an average of 138 km with an average speed of 138 km/h on a Ferrari 340 MM Berlinetta.

Other annual editions will take place until independence in 1962.


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