Goodwood’s very own 1970s school run, otherwise known as the Gerry Marshall Trophy, flips the fastest to the back of the grid for the Gerry Marshall Sprint. That means the big-banger Ford Mustang Boss and Chevrolet Camaros have to fight their way through the pack of Capris, Volkswagens, Minis, Fiestas and more.
Gallery: Reverse grid madness in the Gerry Marshall Sprint
With hard luck in the Trophy resulting in a middling 13th, the Rover SD1 of Nick Jarvis had a chance to fight back in the Sprint, securing fourth. Bad luck for the winning Boss Mustang in the Trophy, driven by Gerry Marshall first-timer Fred Shepherd, came in the shape of a DNF.
There’s nothing like the Gerry Marshall Trophy and Gerry Marshall Sprint to give the hopeful feeling of a bright year ahead. Ordinarily when taking place in the Spring at the Members’ Meeting that would be the case. Nevertheless, it was an essential inclusion for SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard, a dose of respite in what is one of the strangest years in recent memory. The cars many will have been driving home for Christmas in decades past are a comforting sight battling for supremacy on the Motor Circuit.
Photography by Jordan Butters.
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