Revving Up To Race at the Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

With just over 7 weeks to go until the Goodwood Revival 2016 opens its gates, the team are revving up for some more thrilling action on the track.

Here is the low down on this year’s racing:

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy

The 1950s style Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy races will be in the spirit of the “Goodwood Saturday” meeting in 1951 – the only time motorcycles raced at Goodwood in period. In the early ’50s most riders competed on converted road bikes, sometimes even taking the family sidecar off to go racing! Add in a few Grand Prix bikes and the odd Special, and a great mix of bikes took to the track. It is the spirit of that period that is recreated in this 1000cc scratch race.

Chichester Cup

From 1958-63, Formula Junior was Europe’s leading single-seater feeder formula, providing a springboard for the likes of Jim Clark and John Surtees. This year’s Chichester Cup will focus on the early front-engined cars, which should make for a fantastic spectacle. This race regularly provides some of the closest, most competitive racing of the Revival weekend. 

Freddie March Memorial Trophy

The Freddie March Memorial Trophy caters for sports racing cars in the spirit of the Goodwood Nine Hours. In 1952, ’53 and ’55, Goodwood staged these legendary endurance races, which started at 3pm and finished at midnight, bringing a taste of Le Mans to West Sussex. This year the race will incorporate a glorious line-up of drum-braked Ferraris and Maseratis, including 750 Monza, 500TRC and 300S.

Glover Trophy

The Glover Trophy caters for jewel-like 1.5-litre Formula One cars of the type that raced between 1961 and 1965, from manufacturers such as Lotus, BRM, Ferrari and Brabham. These cars were the absolute pinnacle of technology during Goodwood’s golden age, and the Glover Trophy always provides evocative sights and sounds, as well as terrific racing.

Goodwood Trophy

The Goodwood Trophy reflects the earliest single-seater races held at Goodwood.  With a field made up of classic Grand Prix and Voiturette cars from the years either side of WW2, including ERAs, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos, it always provides fabulous racing, and should make for a wonderful spectacle.

Kinrara Trophy

The Kinrara Trophy is a new fixture at the Revival – a 60-minute two-driver race into dusk on Friday evening, catering for closed-cockpit GT cars of a type that raced before 1963. It will be a wonderfully atmospheric encounter, evoking memories of early 1960s Tourist Trophy races, mixed with the party spirit as the sun sets over Le Mans. The world’s most glorious GTs will do battle, including Aston Martin DB4GTs, steel-bodied Jaguar E-types, and Ferraris SWB and GTO.

Lavant Cup

Launched 80 years ago, in 1936, the BMW 328 was highly advanced for its time, and quickly became a mainstay of racing in Germany and beyond. Its 2-litre straight-6 engine powered it to class wins at Le Mans, and overall victory in the 1940 Mille Miglia, and after the war, the design was developed further by Bristol, achieving success in sports car racing, and even scoring a podium finish in the 1952 British Grand Prix! In celebration of BMW’s centenary, the Lavant Cup is a special race for BMW and Bristol-engined sports cars, including a number of 328s.

Madgwick Cup

The Madgwick Cup this year caters for sports prototypes under 3 litres, of a type that raced between 1960 and 1966.  With a grid of svelte, lightweight Brabham, Elva and Lotus models, it should make for an incredibly fast and close-fought race.

Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration

The Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration is the jewel in the Revival’s crown ­– a one-hour, two-driver race for closed-cockpit GT cars, evoking memories of the later Tourist Trophy races held at Goodwood in 1963 and ’64. The grid contains some of the most iconic GT cars of the period, including Jaguar E-Types, AC Cobras and Ferrari 250 LMs.

Richmond Trophy

The Richmond Trophy will once again be run exclusively for front-engined Grand Prix cars, this year focussing on cars of the 2.5-litre formula.  This grid offers close and exciting racing between some of the most beautiful Grand Prix cars of all time, such as the Maserati 250F, Ferrari 246 Dino, BRM Type 25, Vanwall, Connaught and HWM.

Settrington Cup

The Settrington Cup will certainly be one of the weekend’s highlights.  As in previous years, it caters exclusively for the J40 sports car variant of the Austin pedal-car range, which should make for some closely fought and entertaining racing between the Revival’s youngest drivers.

 St Mary’s Trophy

This year’s St Mary’s Trophy will see 30 mechanically identical Austin A35s take to the track, with only their paint schemes to distinguish them. As usual, it will be two-part race, with a field of VIPs competing on Saturday, and the owners having their turn on Sunday. It looks set to be one of the most closely fought races, not just of this year, but in Revival history!

Sussex Trophy

The Sussex Trophy caters for World Championship sports cars and production sports racing cars of a type that raced from 1955-1960.  These big, powerful cars, from the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar and Lister, are perfectly suited to Goodwood’s fast, sweeping curves, and always produce a stunning spectacle.

Whitsun Trophy

The Whitsun Trophy is always a highlight of the Revival Meeting. Catering for late-period sports prototypes, such as the Ford GT40, McLaren M1, Lola T70 Spyder and Lotus 30, it is the fastest, and often the most spectacular, race of the weekend.

Brabham Driver Tribute

The 2016 Goodwood Revival will honour the late Sir Jack Brabham, 50 years after he became the only driver in F1 history to claim the World Championship in a car bearing his own name. Brabham raced and tested at Goodwood extensively during his career, and developed a number of championship-winning cars at the Motor Circuit. A huge gathering of single-seater, saloon and sports cars encompassing his career as a driver and team owner will take part in a number of on-track demonstrations during the weekend.

1966 Return to Power in Formula 1

The 1966 Formula 1 season saw the ‘Return to Power’, with the introduction of a new 3-litre formula. With double the engine capacity of the previous season, the door was open for a whole new avenue of speed and development. The new regulations led to a variety of different approaches: Ferrari and Honda both built powerful but overweight V12s, while BRM mated two of its 1.5-litre V8s to create the extraordinary H16 – with 8 camshafts and 32 valves! In stark contrast was the simple Repco V8, with which Jack Brabham won the 1966 championship. By mid-1967 the game-changing Cosworth DFV had been introduced in the Lotus 49, and the face of Formula 1 had been changed forever. A grid of ground breaking 3-litre F1 cars will take part in high speed demonstrations throughout the weekend.

TV Highlights of the Revival will follow.


Editor’s Notes

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