Swift and Jordan are Mini marvels in John Whitmore Trophy thriller

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

Nick Swift and Andrew Jordan dominated the 45-minute John Whitmore Trophy thrash for one-litre Mini Coopers. However, there was all to play for behind, slipstream battles playing out up and down the 30-strong order. Swift lead from pole in his ‘finger paint’ car and was able to make a break after the super-quick Endaf Owens was tipped into lurid slide at the chicane on the second lap, his save being of the heroic variety. Nevertheless, veteran Mini ace Bill Sollis made inroads and was three seconds in arrears on the leader ten minutes in. Meanwhile, Chris Middlehurst was the man on the move. The eleventh-place starter was the fastest man on track and began picking off cars.

Sollis nibbled at the lead until he got past Swift at Woodcote with 26 minutes left to run. Swift pitted to hand his car over to Jordan four minutes later. The former BTCC champion proceeded to string together some searing laps and led once all of the driver swaps had taken place. Behind him, Le Mans hero Romain Dumas – in his first ever race in a front-wheel drive car, battled with touring car titan Matt Neal in the car started by owner Jeff Smith. However, the Frenchman managed to stretch his advantage in the closing stages.

Jordan crossed the line 24 seconds ahead of Dumas who was a whisker over two seconds ahead of Neal as the flag descended.

Image credit: Jordan Butters


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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.