Reverse Grid Racing

Members Meeting | Press Article 17/04/24

Chris Ward picked up from where he left off yesterday to win Sunday’s instalment of the Gerry Marshall Trophy. The reverse-grid race worked brilliantly, with the fastest cars from Saturday’s race starting from the back of the field before working their way to the front. There was no stopping the blisteringly quick Rover SD1 of Ward, the veteran charger tearing up the order to take the lead three-quarters of the way into the 20min encounter. The star of the race for many, however, was Jim Morris in his Volkswagen Golf GTi who valiantly led for much of the distance, only to be bundled down to fourth with only a few minutes left to run.

An elated Ward said: ‘What a fantastic race. I loved it. What a great format, too. The driving standards out there were fantastic which made all the difference.”

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Founded by Lord March, to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood Motor Circuit in the 1950s and ‘60s, the Goodwood Members’ Meeting conjures up some of the most evocative sights and sounds from the golden era of motor racing, allowing intimate access to the cars and drivers.

The 2017 Members’ Meeting will feature 12 races in total over the two days of the event. Three of the most iconic periods in motorsport history will be celebrated with high-speed demonstration runs – 3-litre Sport Prototypes, with Italian exotica from Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, wailing V12 Matras and Cosworth DFV-engined Lolas, Mirages and more; Legends of GT1, including awesome machines from Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Ferrari and Lister alongside the incomparable McLaren F1-GTRs and Group A Touring Cars spanning the whole Group A era, including early Rover SD1s, BMW 635CSIs, Volvo 240 Turbos, Jaguar XJSs, alongside later Ford Sierra RS500s and BMW M3s.

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