Here are the highlights from Goodwood Revival’s biggest race, the RAC TT. That’s the one with all the Ferrari 250 GTO’s, AC Cobra’s, Lightweight E-types and the beautiful Bizzarrini… With drivers including Giedo van der Garde, Chris Harris and our own ‘Hillclimb Roadtester’ Nicolas Minassian.
David Hart took the lead from the start of the Revival’s flagship race in his AC Cobra. Pole sitter Andrew Smith slotted into second spot in Grahame Bryant’s similar car with the top 10 running nose-to-tail until a four-car spin at the chicane brought out the safety car. The pitlane opened after a 15-minute interval and chaos ensued as most cars pitted.
The front-runners shot in together with Giedo van der Garde and Oliver Bryant taking over the two Cobras. As the race resumed, the gap between the two was never more than a couple of seconds until the former had a slight off and lost the lead. Bryant’s engine, though, was running rough and he waved van der Garde by with 10 minutes remaining.
Bryant retired on the last lap promoting Derek Hill – son of 1961 F1 world champion Phil Hill – in the Maserati Tipo 151 he was sharing with Joe Collasacco, into second spot.