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RACING NEWS. THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX.
ANOTHER WIN FOR MERCEDES DRIVEN BY MERZ.
THE German Grand Prix for Sports cars, which was run on Sunday, 17th July, was the first important motor race on the Nurburg Ring, the new mountainous road circuit near Adenau on the Rhine. The race proved a triumph for the Mercedes cars, which finished first, second and third, the winner Merz averaging 63.75 m.p.h. The German Grand Prix was for 318 miles, or 18 laps of the Nurburg Ring, which is 17.7 miles round, and attracted 20 starters, divided into three classes. In the first class for cars with engines of more than 3,000 c.c., a single Steyr with a 6-cylinder engine of 4,850 c.c, driven by Paul von Guilleaume, had to face the competition of seven Mercedes of the well known 6-cylinder 6,789 c.c. type. These cars were, of course, supercharged, and the engines had been made to develop 220 h.p. Five of them were entered by the firm, and had Werner, Caracciola, who won the race last year, Rosenberger, Merz and Walb as their drivers. The other two were private entries, and were driven by Max Prinz za Schaumburg-Lippe and Georg Kimpel.