MAR 15th 2016

Video: Are Early Porsche 911s The Best Drifters?

The John Aldington Trophy, named after one of the prime movers of AFN, the country’s first Porsche dealer, and a former MD of Porsche Cars Great Britain, pitted a grid-full of pre-1967 Porsche 911s and 901s against one another during last season’s 73rd Members’ Meeting at the Motor Circuit.

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And no-one was in any doubt that the unmolested and highly original German sportscars provided one of the highlights of the weekend as they danced around the fast sweeps of Goodwood, steered merrily by their intrepid pilots’ right feet.

Pole position, in one of five very original 901s in the race, went to British Touring Car Championship star, Andrew Jordan, who eclipsed long-time Porsche racer, collector and dealer Mark Sumpter by 0.2s.

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Jordan, who has since confirmed his love of all things historic – preferably with more power than grip – by becoming Goodwood Road & Racing’s official track tester, romped into the distance to win the 13-lap race by more than 12 seconds. The battle for second raged between Sumpter and fellow Porsche experts Mark Bates and Phil Hindley. With a masterclass in car control (you can’t miss his #6 machine in the video!), it was Bates who took the runner-up spot in the EB Motorsport-prepared car, a whisker ahead of Hindley.

Fastest lap for our man Jordan, some 0.5s inside his qualifying marker, shows what a consummate display the 2013 BTCC-winning 26-year-old put on. He’ll be back at this weekend’s 74th Members’ Meeting, sharing a Ford GT40 with his father Mike in the Alan Mann Trophy, and a Mini 1275 GT with Nick Swift in the Gerry Marshall Trophy.

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