The Freddie March Memorial Trophy race brought the curtain down on the 2021 Goodwood Revival Meeting’s track action in dramatic style. The 25-minute thrash for sports-racing car of the type that competed in the Goodwood Nine Hour events between 1952 and 1955 saw pole-sitter Gregor Fisken drop down to third at the start in his ex-Mille Miglia HWM, David Hart assuming the lead in his Maserati 300S from the Jaguar D-type of Steve Brooks.
Nevertheless, barely a second covered the lead trio at the end of the fourth lap, with each driver driving beautifully as they began to lap backmarkers. Sadly, the leaders tangled at Madgwick at half-distance after the Maserati ran wide onto the grass. Brooks’ D-type braked hard but couldn’t avoid tagging the Italian car. Fisken’s HWM clouted the Jaguar hard and retired only a few metres later. Hart, however, was able to continue and didn’t lose the lead. Brooks’ wounded D-type also recovered, albeit 16 seconds down on the road with Martin Hunt’s HWM promoted to third from Austin Healey 100S man Karsten Le Blanc.
Hart lead by 25 second with only a third of the race left to go, Brooks running a further 2.5-seconds ahead of Hunt with Matthias Sielecki’s Aston Martin DB3S having by now moved into fourth place. Hunt came home the victor by 36 seconds from Brooks with Hunt a distant third.
Image credit: Michal Pospisil
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Goodwood Revival, Friday 17 - Sunday 19 September.
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Live and highlights programmes on ITV:
- Goodwood Revival Live, Saturday 18 September at 17:00, ITV4
- Goodwood Revival Live, Sunday 19 September at 14:00, ITV1
- Goodwood Revival Highlights 1, Thursday 23 September at 20:00, ITV4
- Goodwood Revival Highlights 2, Friday 24 September at 20:00, ITV4
- Goodwood Revival Highlights 3, Sunday 26 September at 23:10, all ITV channels
- Goodwood Revival Highlights 3, Sunday 10 October at 18:00, ITV4
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About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.
The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.
It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event.