Steve Soper and Rob Huff will both take to the Gerry Marshall Trophy at the 73rd Members’ Meeting in Group 1 Ford Capris. If that doesn’t promise some hard racing, what will? Huff will take to the grid in the Bastos liveried 3.0S that belongs to his friend Richard Meins. At the Revival earlier this year, Huff and Meins took a Jaguar E-type to fifth place in the Graham Hill Trophy for 1960s GT cars. Soper will take a seat in the ex-Gordon Spice 3.0S that its entrant John Young and Emanuele Pirro took to second place in 2014.
Huff, a Festival of Speed and Revival regular, was due to race at the 72nd Members’ Meeting, but commitments in testing for Lada Sport meant that he couldn’t make it. Later in the year, the 2012 world touring car champion gave Lada its maiden victory. Soper may be best known to UK enthusiasts for his BTCC exploits, but he has also claimed the Japanese touring car title and has raced at both Spa and Nürburgring 24-hour events.
In terms of credentials and machinery, the two are pretty evenly matched going into 73MM. They’ll face stiff opposition: all four house captains are also confirmed for the Gerry Marshall Trophy, but their cars are to be confirmed.