It was a very busy day on the Goodwood Circuit as practice sessions took place for all of the Revival’s race events. For many, these sessions also constituted qualifying for the races over the weekend.
The first cars on track were those competing in the Kinrara Trophy. This race, for pre-1963 GT cars, features the most valuable ever line-up of GT racers, with a combined worth of over £200m. Fortunately all of the cars made it through the session unscathed.
Indeed the first proper prang came two hours and three sessions later. Touring car champion Gordon Shedden left the circuit at the Chicane in 1964 Mercury Comet, grinding the right-side of the car down the barriers. Fortunately the damage was minor and the car was able to take part in a second session in the afternoon. However, Andrew Jordan was disqualified from his pole position lap due to a technical infringement.
There was an exciting battle between Norton Manx riders in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, while the Freddie March Memorial Trophy provided a momentary scare as Nigel Winchester’s AC Ace-Bristol lost one of its front wheels.
Following Friday evening’s Kinrara event, the rest of the racing gets underway at 10am on Saturday with the Fordwater Trophy.
Photography by Adam Berresford, Drew Gibson, Nick Dungan and Tom Shaxson