And that’s because – and we’re delighted to share the news – the two-driver, one-hour event that’s sure to be a real highlight of the 75th Members’ Meeting on March 18-19 will run into the dusk on Saturday.
If competitors and spectators thought the super-fast and historic Goodwood venue, home since 1998 to the Revival Meeeting and since 2014 the Members’ Meeting, was tricky in the daylight, wait until drivers take part in – and fans witness – a paint-trading and door-handle-to-door-handle contest running into darkness.
The format for the event that’ll once again attract many of the great cars that raced in Group 1 championships around Europe during the 1970s and early ’80s, many in period liveries, features an hour-long Saturday race, with mandatory pitstops for driver changes, and a single-driver Sprint race on Sunday. By means of spicing up the show in that shorter dash for glory, the bulk of the grid – the winner and any cars that covered at least 95 per cent of the winner’s distance – will be reversed. So expect plenty of charges through the field, especially from any quick cars that didn’t finish the Saturday race.