SEP 15th 2014

Goodwood Revival 2014 race highlights: Freddie March Memorial Trophy

The final race of the day for sports-racing cars built between 1952 and 1955 saw an initial dice between two mighty cars, the 5.4-litre Cunningham C4R of Sam Hancock and Darren McWhirter’s 4.5-litre Lagonda Le Mans. Hancock’s monster American car led initially, pressured by the British V12.

Making a move that had been threatened for some time, McWhirter took the lead on the fifth lap. Behind him Hancock held on for a while, but McWhirter was obviously enjoying himself as he gradually pulled away. With less than six minutes of the race remaining Adrian Willmott’s Austin Healey 100S caught third placed Robert Newall, taking over as the latter pitted his Cooper-Jaguar with two laps remaining.

A last minute sprint by Hancock closed the gap at the front but flying Scotsman McWhirter remained in control to take the win.

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