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Goodwood Revival 2018 races revealed!

15th May 2018
James Charman

The Goodwood Revival celebrates its 20th anniversary in September and with less than four months to go until the gates open, Goodwood’s crack team of motorsport specialists have been working hard to ensure only the very best are lining up in the assembly area come the morning of Friday, September 7th.

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Friday 7th September

Kinrara Trophy (60 mins – two driver)

The now traditional Revival curtain-raiser, the Kinrara Trophy will once again feature a beautiful grid of closed-cockpit, 3-litre or over, GT cars of a type that raced before. With a grid of Ferrari 250 SWBs, Aston Martin DB4GTs and Jaguar E-types all vying for top honours, you would be hard-pushed to find a more jaw-dropping collection of racing machinery all on one grid anywhere else in the world.

Saturday 8th September

Fordwater Trophy (20 mins)

Open to production-based sports and GT cars in the spirit of the original Goodwood Members’ Meetings, the Fordwater Trophy returns for the first time since 2015. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Jaguar XK120, the Fordwater Trophy will feature a large collection of the iconic sports car. The XK120 was victorious in the Fordwater Trophy’s last outing at the Revival, with John Young winning by a clear ten seconds over Top Gear’s Chris Harris in a Porsche 356.

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, Part 1 (25 mins – two rider)

Part one of the two-part race for pre-1959 motorcycles of a type that raced before 1959, featuring some of the biggest names in motorcycling racing sharing the saddles of bikes whose ages eclipse the majority of their owners with the owners themselves. Guy Martin made his Goodwood debut last year, sharing with regular Glen English, and the pair worked their way up to 7th in the Saturday encounter, despite starting at the back of the grid.

St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul – part 1 (25 mins)

The St Mary’s Trophy is the Revival’s second doubleheader, with a pro/am driver lineup sharing some of the greatest saloon cars of the 1960s. One of the most popular races of the weekend, Saturday’s encounter sees tin-top stars past and present go wheel-to-wheel, desperate to earn bragging rights – currently held by Frank Stippler – for another 12 months.

Goodwood Trophy (20 mins)

Another Revival Regular, the Goodwood Trophy turns back the clock nearly 90 years as Grand Prix & Voiturette cars from 1930-‘51 prepare to slide their way around Goodwood’s curves and contours. Recent years have been dominated by ERAs, but the Italian stallions of Alfa and Maserati will be chomping at their heels to take honours.

Whitsun Trophy (25 mins)

Brutish unlimited sports cars from before 1966 go head-to-head in the fastest race of the weekend. Ford GT40s, Lola T70 Spyders, Lotus 30s and McLaren M1Bs provide a spectacular soundtrack while the racing on track gives spectators a visual treat to match. Chris Ward put in a masterful display of car control in 2017, beating Nick Padmore home after a thrilling GT40 duel.

Freddie March Memorial Trophy (20 mins)

With stunning examples of Aston Martins, Ferraris, Jaguars and Maseratis driving into the sunset, the Freddie March Memorial Trophy harks back to the Goodwood Nine Hour races of 1952, ‘53 and ’55. This endurance-racing retrospective provides a fantastic conclusion to the first full day of racing. In 2016, this race was decided by just three-tenths of a second as Richard Woolmer’s HWM-Cadillac narrowly got the better of Rob Hall in an Aston Martin DB3.

Jack Sears Trophy (25 mins)

The Jack Sears Memorial Trophy promises an exciting array of cars, including those similar to the championship-deciding Riley One-Point-Fives racing alongside representatives of Sears’ Austin A105, Sopwith’s Jaguar Mk1 and many other cars of the era going wheel-to-wheel for Revival honours.

Sunday 9th September

Chichester Cup (20 mins)

Sunday morning kicks off with a swarm of Formula Juniors competing for the hotly contested Chichester Cup. This year the Chichester Cup caters for Formula Juniors disc brakes from between 1960 and ‘63. Each year the smallest cars of the weekend provide one of the most exciting races of the event, which positions changing hands at almost every opportunity.

Richmond & Gordon Trophies (20 mins)

Running for two-and-a-half-litre Grand Prix cars of a type that raced between 1952 and ’60, the Richmond and Gordon Trophies celebrate one of the most beautiful eras of Grand Prix history. With examples from Maserati, Ferrari and BRM all expected to be present, memories of Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn’s Goodwood wins will be at the front of many a spectator’s mind.

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, part 2 (25 mins – two rider)

Motorcycle fans get a second slice of the action as the two-wheeled warriors prepare for another 25 minutes of Grand Prix excitement. Overall finishing positions will be decided in part two of the two-leg competition, and Saturday’s winners will be hoping for similar results to hang on to their advantage. Races can be won and lost by the smallest of margins, with 2014’s combined result decided by less than half a second. 

St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul – part 2 (25 mins)

The owners get the keys to their tin-top classics back from the professional drivers in the second part of the St Mary’s Trophy for saloon cars from 1960-66. With the owners racing these cars regularly across the year, expect to see them pushed to their absolute limit in search of victory, both on the day and on aggregate.

Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration (60 mins – two-driver)

The jewel in the crown of the Revival, the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration has been a firm fan favourite since the very first Revival in 1998. Open to closed-cockpit GT cars in the spirit of the RAC TT races from 1960 to ‘64, this hour-long pro/am feast has seen some of the greatest displays of driving ever to grace a racing track. 

Glover Trophy (20 mins)

Sleek rear-engined Grand Prix cars of a type that raced from 1961 to ‘65 take centre stage for the Glover Trophy. Since 2010, the race has been dominated by Lotus machinery, but machines from Brabham, BRM, Cooper and Ferrari will be amongst the challengers looking to buck the trend and take the victory lap at the end of the race.

Sussex Trophy (25 mins)

Now firmly established as the curtain-closer to the Revival, the Sussex Trophy, features sportscars and production sports-racing cars of a type that raced between 1955 and ‘60. Featuring Jaguar D-types, Costin & Knobbly-bodied Listers alongside Coopers, Ferraris and Maseratis, the Sussex Trophy brings a glamorous end to a weekend of motorsport marvels.

 

Saturday and Weekend tickets for the 20th Anniversary of the Goodwood Revival have now sold out. However, tickets still remain for Friday and Sunday. Book your tickets by clicking here

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