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2023 Goodwood Revival results

09th September 2023
Simon Ostler

With all the festivities and frivolities taking place around the Motor Circuit this weekend at the Goodwood Revival, there is still some pretty hard-fought competition going on out on the track itself. Over the course of the weekend, we will have 13 winners to crown from our packed programme of races.

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The weekend got underway with the Freddie March Memorial Trophy on Friday evening, before we resumed on Saturday morning with the Goodwood Trophy. From there, we will have two days filled with the very best historic racing in the world.

Everyone, including the drivers, are here to enjoy themselves and immerse themselves in the Revival atmosphere, but you’d be hard-pushed to find a racer who didn’t love the feeling of winning. So here, we’ll celebrate their successes and put them in the spotlight. Here are the race results from the 2023 Goodwood Revival.

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Race 1: Freddie March Memorial Trophy

In its traditional Friday evening spot to signify the anniversary of the Goodwood Nine Hours, the Freddie March Memorial Trophy was an hour-long blast into the sunset. With an average speed of 91 miles per hour, it was the pair of Richard Wilson and Richard Bradley in their 1957 Maserati 250 S that triumphed. We love to see these sleek and beautiful ‘50s sportscars wend their way around the Motor Circuit, particularly as the sun begins to set.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Wilson/Bradley

Maserati 250S - 1957

2

Fisken/Hill

HWM-Jaguar - 1954

3

Wakeman/Hancock

Jaguar C-type - 1953

4

Jarvis/Treluyer

Allard J2X - 1952

5

Hunt/Blakeney-Edwards

HWM-Jaguar - 1954

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2023 Freddie March Memorial Trophy highlights

08th September 2023

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Race 2: Goodwood Trophy

Our first race action of Saturday morning got underway with the Goodwood Trophy for pre-war cars that raced during the very earliest days of the Motor Circuit in 1948. They took to the track like not a day had passed, let alone a year, and the racing action at the front of the field was close-fought. We even had an overtake for the lead on the last lap! It was Ian Baxter in a 1937 Alta 61 IS that took the honours by 0.103 seconds ahead of a host of ERAs.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Ian Baxter

Alta 61 IS - 1937

2

Mark Gillies

ERA A-type R3A - 1931

3

David Morris

ERA B-type R11B - 1936

4

Ben Fidler

ERA D-type R4D - 1938

5

Michael Gans

ERA B-type R1B - 1935

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2023 Goodwood Trophy highlights

08th September 2023

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Race 3: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy part 1

Saturday's race opener the Goodwood Trophy is followed up by a real change of pace. The two-wheeled warriors of the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy sate the hunger of bike fans and show the meaning of true daring heroism around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. While George Thomas and Davey Todd put it on pole with Ian Bain and Steve Brogan in towe, both fell back in the race to a respective third and fourth behind Gordon Russell and Sebastian Gutsch and the race winners Steve Plater and Ben English, breaking the Norton Manx stranglehold on the podium with their Matchless G50.

Position Riders Bike
1 Plater/English Matchless G50 - 1962
2 Rutter/Russell Norton Manx 30M - 1961
3 Todd/Thomas Norton Manx 30M - 1960
4 Brogan/Bain Norton Manx 30M - 1962
5 McConnell/Perkin Norton Manx 30M - 1962

Race 10: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy Part 2

The second and final motorcycle race of the weekend was another highlight, as the 1960s grand prix bikes of the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy made their final appearance of this year’s Revival. Riders lined up on the grid in the same order as they did a day earlier for Part 1, but Part 2 delivered a different result. Following the drama of the Le Mans-style start, it was a similar leading group that got away from the grid first. Come the end of the race, it was the team of Michael Rutter and Michael Russell that stormed clear of the field to win by more than 11 seconds.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Rutter/Russell

Norton Manx 30M - 1961

2

Todd/Thomas

Norton Manx 30M - 1960

3

Brogan/Bain

Norton Manx 30M - 1962

4

Plater/English

Matchless G50 - 1962

5

Harrison/Farrall

Matchless G50 - 1961

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy: Combined result

After two fraught races, Michael Rutter and Michael Russell took the combined honours in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, scoring a victory for Norton Manx ahead of Stever Plater and Glen English on their Matchless G50. It was a comfortable win the end, as consistency proved the vital factor for our triumphant duo.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Rutter/Russell

Norton Manx 30M - 1961

2

Plater/English

Matchless G50 - 1962

3

Todd/Thomas

Norton Manx 30M - 1960

4

Brogan/Bain

Norton Manx 30M - 1962

5

Harrison/Farrall

Matchless G50 - 1961

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Video: 2023 Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy highlights

09th September 2023

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Race 4: St. Mary's Trophy Part 1

The St. Mary's Trophy presented by Motul is always a tumultuous clash of little versus large saloon cars at the Goodwood Revival. This year's running for '50s saloons was a little bit different. While Romain Dumas somewhat ran away with it in his monster Ford Thunderbird, there was an epic battle going on further back. Former Le Mans teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jenson Button locked horns, the former in a scrappy Alfa Romeo and the latter in, of all things, an Austin A40. What other NASCAR champ can say they've driven an A40? Here are the race results and, if you haven't seen it, do make sure you catch the race when it comes out. it was absolutely awesome.

Position Driver Car
1 Romain Dumas Ford Thunderbird - 1959
2 Rob Huff Jaguar Mk1 - 1957
3 Tom Kristensen Austin A90 Westminster - 1956
4 Jenson Button Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti - 1959
5 Jimmie Johnson Austin A40 - 1959

Race 16: St. Mary's Trophy Part 2

For the second part of the St Mary’s Trophy, Fred Shepherd’s job was to bring it home in the T-Bird. But he’d have the slippery Jaguar Mk1s of Chris Ward and Thomas Butterfield to defend against, which while they weren’t as fast, could cut a cleaner, faster line through the corners. In the end, Fred did his dad proud and extended ahead by five seconds from ward, to take the win. Part 1 was just supernaturally good, so when you’re done catching up with the results of race 2, go back and re-familiarise.

`Position Driver Car
1 Fred Shepherd Ford Thunderbird
2 Chris Ward Jaguar Mk1
3 Thomas Butterfield Jaguar Mk1
4 Matt Manderson Austin A40
5 Richard Meaden  Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti
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Video: 2023 St Mary's Trophy part 1 highlights

09th September 2023

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Race 5: Lavant Cup

As possibly the best-sounding, and best-looking race of the weekend, the Lavant Cup presented by Sky Cinema was a certified highlight on Saturday afternoon as many of the world’s most valuable racing Ferraris lined up on the Grid at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. With several iconic cars, including a 250 GTO, the most sumptuous handful of 250 GT SWBs and, of course, the Breadvan within yards of each other, we’d have been sweating from the brow regardless of the sweltering heat. The race itself more than met the expectation, if only for the sound of those wonderful Colombo V12 engines. Rob Hall took the win in his beautiful 250 LM, ahead of Emanuele Pirro and Alexander Ames.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Rob Hall

Ferrari 250 LM - 1964

2

Emanuele Pirro

Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C - 1961

3

Alexander Ames

Ferrari 250 GT SWB 'Breadvan' - 1962

4

John Hugenholtz

Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C - 1961

5

Vincent Gaye

Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C - 1960

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Video: 2023 Lavant Cup highlights

08th September 2023

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Race 6: Rudge-Whitworth Cup

Our celebration of the centenary of the Le Mans 24 Hours had a bit of everything. A ‘Le Mans-style’ start, with drivers running to their cars to open the green flag lap, before forming up once more for a rolling start to get the race under way proper. What followed was a thoroughly entertaining showcase of some of the earliest cars to race at Le Mans from the 1920s. It was the duo of Ben Collings and Gareth Graham that took the win ahead of François Bailey and Jonathan Bailey, by a gap of just 0.449 seconds.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Collings/Graham

Bentley Speed Model - 1925

2

Fabri/Bailey

Bugatti Type 44 - 1929

3

Apthorp/Swift

Vauxhall 30-98 Brooklands Special - 1924

4

Cowens/Fisken

Bentley 4.5 Litre - 1929

5

Lunn/Birch

Bentley 3-Litre Le Mans - 1925

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2023 Rudge-Whitworth Cup highlights

08th September 2023

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Race 7: Fordwater Trophy

Any fans of the Porsche 911? This is the race for you, with 30 of them (including a handful of 901s) storming away from the start in a chorus of flat-six glory. What followed was a masterclass of driving these notoriously tricky rear-engined cars, as each one of this extremely talented field, studded with star names like Mark Webber, Tom Kristensen and Jenson Button, slid their way around the Motor Circuit. At the end of it all, it was the team of Andrew Jordan and Matthew Holme that took the chequered flag.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Jordan/Holme

Porsche 911 - 1965

2

Quaife/Thorpe

Porsche 911 - 1965

3

Butcher/Paul

Porsche 911 - 1965

4

Perez/Gamble

Porsche 911 - 1965

5

Webber/Grimes

Porsche 911 - 1965

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Video: 2023 Fordwater Trophy highlights

08th September 2023

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Race 8: Whitsun Trophy

Now to the fastest race of the weekend. The V8 monsters of the Whitsun Trophy are the only cars at the Revival to complete a lap in under 1:20, and the speed they carry through the likes of Fordwater and St. Mary’s make for a truly thrilling race. This year was no different, and the battle for the lead was hard fought right to the end. After 18 relentlessly quick laps, with an average speed of 88mph, it was James Davison who took the win in a McLaren M1B, ahead of Oliver Bryant in a Lola T70 and Stuart Hall in another M1B.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

James Davison

McLaren-Chevrolet M1B - 1966

2

Oliver Bryant

Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyder - 1966

3

Stuart Hall

McLaren-Chevrolet M1B - 1966

4

Andrew Haddon

McLaren-Chevrolet M1A - 1964

5

Anthony Sinclair

Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyder - 1965

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Video: Whitsun Trophy 2023 highlights

08th September 2023

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Race 9: Chichester Cup

The opening race of the final day at the Goodwood Revival got the day of to an exciting start as the field of buzzing Formula Junior cars went three-wide into the first corner. What followed was a relentless stream of action as the battle for the lead threatened to end in tears. The Ford-engined Lotus cars proved to be the class of the field, and it was Horatio Fitz-Simon who crossed the line first ahead of Sam Wilson, with just 0.178 seconds between them.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Horatio Fitz-Simon

Lotus-Ford 22 - 1962

2

Sam Wilson

Lotus-Ford 20/22 - 1962

3

Clive Richards

Lotus-Ford 22 - 1962

4

Alex Brundle

Lotus-Ford 27 - 1963

5

Andrew Hibberd

Lotus-Ford 22 - 1962

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Video: 2023 Chichester Cup highlights

09th September 2023

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Race 11: Richmond & Gordon Trophies

While it might not have been the closest race of the Revival weekend, the Richmond & Gordon Trophies offered a brilliant opportunity to once again experience a unique era of Formula 1, as the worlds of front and rear-engined machines collided. We learned, as the teams did in period, that the rear-engined setup was the way to go, as the lighter and nimbler Coopers, Lotuses and BRMs took the top five positions. It was William Nuthall in his Cooper T53 ‘Lowline’ who claimed the spoils.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

William Nuthall

Cooper-Climax T53 'lowline' - 1960

2

Andrew Willis

BRM P48 - 1960

3

Andrew Beaumont

Lotus-Climax 18 - 1961

4

Mark Daniel

Cooper-Climax T45 - 1958

5

Joaquin Folch-R Corachan

Lotus-Climax 16 - 1958

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Video: Richmond & Gordon Trophies highlights

09th September 2023

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Race 12: RAC TT Celebration

The main event of the Revival, arguably, is the RAC TT Celebration and in 2023, it couldn’t have lived up to that billing more. There was real tension and trepidation at the start, as the Motor Circuit, which had been absorbing rays from the blazing sun all weekend up until this point, suddenly started absorbing rain drops. Madgwick beckoned as our gladiators dumped their clutches.  It was a messy start with plenty of dodging necessary, which gave Marino Franchitti the chance he needed to lunge the number 1 Cobra from fifth on the grid, to first position and run away. As conditions worsened, well, we genuinely don’t have words enough to cover it all. It was absolute insanity but one thing was consistent: Cobras aren’t the best in the wet and certainly not better than the more sophisticated E-Types, which come the end, caught and passed Cobra 1. Just. What a drive from Andy Priaulx.

Position Drivers Car
1 William Paul/Andy Priaulx Jaguar E-Type 'semi-lightweight'
2 Richard Kent/Nicolas Minassian Jaguar E-Type FHC
3 Marino Franchitti/Oliver Bryant AC Cobra 
4 Bill Shepherd/Romain Dumas AC Cobra
5 Saif Assam/Karsten LeBlanc AC Cobra
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Video: 2023 RAC TT Celebration highlights

09th September 2023

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Race 14: Glover Trophy

The Glover Trophy at the Goodwood Revival harks back to Goodwood’s glory days of F1 during the sport’s 1.5-litre era. These lithe, arachnid-like little single-seaters had long-ditched their front-engined layouts. Out went Maserati, Lancia and Vanwall, this was an era defined by Lotuses, BRMs, Brabhams, Coopers and their like. And so, these are the cars that define the grid for the Glover Trophy. In spite of a brutally hot and dry weekend, Sunday delivered a surprise near-tropical glazing of rain and so the drivers were met with a treacherous, greasy Goodwood Motor Circuit on which to do battle. Though Andy Middlehurst, Mark Shaw and Ben Mitchell locked out the front Row, Andrew Willis ended up driving a beautiful race from fourth on the grid, to take first, with only Mitchell of the original top qualifiers left in tow.

Position Driver Car
1 Andrew Willis  BRM P261
2 Ben Mitchell LDS-Climax F1
3 Samuel Harrison Brabham-Ford BT10
4 Andy Middlehurst Lotus-Climax 25
5 Richard Wilson Cooper-Climax T60
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Video: 2023 Glover Trophy highlights

09th September 2023

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Race 15: Sussex Trophy

The Sussex Trophy is always a contender for the prettiest race of the Goodwood Revival. It had some pretty tough competition this year in the form of the Lavant Cup, but we still think this race for stunning sportscars from 1955-’60 takes the crown. To have a battle for the lead consisting of three Lotus 15s and a Ferrari 246S Dino is the stuff of dreams, or a sunny evening at Goodwood. Oliver Bryant hung on to take the chequered flag in his Lotus, ahead of Sam Hancock, Miles Griffiths and Roger Wills.

Position

Drivers

Car

1

Oliver Bryant

Lotus-Climax 15 - 1958

2

Sam Hancock

Ferrari 246S Dino - 1960

3

Miles Griffiths

Lotus-Climax 15 - 1958

4

Roger Wills

Lotus-Climax 15 - 1958

5

Harvey Stanley

Tojeiro-Jaguar - 1959

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Video: 2023 Sussex Trophy highlights

09th September 2023

Settrington Cup Part 1

Part 1 of the Settrington Cup provided possibly the closes ever finish for the pedal car race. Austin Buncombe and Leo Evans were separated by just half a second when they crossed the line after frantically pedalling their Austin J40s against each other. Luca Franchitti completed the podium.

Position 

Driver

Car

1 Austin Buncombe Austin J40
2 Leo Evans Austin J40
3 Luca Franchitti Austin J40
4 Hugo Upward Austin J40
5 Rafe Burnett Austin J40

Settrington Cup Part 2

Josh Johnson set a blistering pace in second part of the Settrington Cup race for Austin J40 pedal cars. He had a clear 10.57-second lead when he crossed the line. The battle for second place was much closer: Francis Fisken led Teddy Horne by half a second for the next step on the podium.

Position Driver Car
1 Josh Johnston Austin J40
2 Francis Fisken Austin J40
3 Teddy Horne Austin J40
4 Eva Dron Austin J40
5 Luca Franchitti Austin J40
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