Saturday 19th April 1952
The West Hants & Dorset Car Club ran the ‘Second Ibsley Car Race Meeting’ at the Ibsley Circuit, Ringwood, Hampshire, UK which attracted over 100 entries. The programme consisted of 11 scratch and handicap races with varying distances (from 5 to 15 laps); all were for sports cars or racing cars (Formula Two known at the time as Formula B) and one exclusively for Bentleys. The Formula Two race attracted entries from George Abecassis in an HWM and Connaughts for Ken McAlpine and W.B. Black. David Murray drove a Ferrari 166 and Mike Hawthorn was entered in a Bristol-engined Cooper T20. The Ibsley Grand Prix was won by Hawthorn. Later that year, a young John Surtees made his bike debut at Ibsley, finishing third in his 350cc heat and fourth in the final race.