SEP 11th 2015

Revival 2015 Race Gallery ‑ Freddie March Memorial Trophy

Racing action at the 2015 Goodwood Revival got underway on Friday evening as the glorious 1950s sports prototypes set off for a 90-minute race into the dusk for the Freddie March Memorial Trophy.

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The two-driver race was won in dominant fashion by Goodwood regular and JD Classics hot-shoe Chris Ward (who we spoke to in the run up to the event, which you can read here) in the striking Cooper Jaguar.

Ward had taken over the car from JD Classics boss Derek Hood down the order but instantly set about tearing into the gap ahead and by the half-distance had struck out at the head of the field and was beginning to build a commanding lead.

However he wouldn’t have a smoothe ride to the finish as, with about half-an-hour remaining, the heavens opened and a short, but significant, shower sent numerous front runners, including Ward himself, scampering across the grass as grip disappeared.

Rather than being fazed, Ward seemed to use the rain to his advantage and went on to stretch his lead to a full lap, finishing ahead of the RGS-Jaguar Atalanta of Nuthall/Wood and the second Cooper-Jaguar of Kyvalova/Keen before the chequered flag was flown.

Photography by Pete Summers and Tom Shaxson

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