BTCC champions gear up for Goodwood Revival
The legendary Goodwood Revival begins tomorrow (Friday 12th September 2014) and fans of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will be able to see a host of drivers take part in iconic machinery.
With the Revival billed as one of the biggest events on the motorsport calendar every year, drivers from a variety of different series as well as eras come together to compete this weekend.
The St Mary’s Trophy is one of the standout races of the three-day event and this year it will see several BTCC race winners jump behind the wheel of iconic machines to do battle.
Designed as a two-part race, one driver will complete qualifying and race one whilst there team mate will then compete in race two. Race times from both drivers will then be combined to provide an aggregate, therefore providing an overall result.
Reigning BTCC champion Andrew Jordan will team up with his father and former BTCC race winner Mike, as they share the driving duties of a Austin A40 which they themselves have built together.
Battling the Jordan duo for St.Mary’s glory will be Jason Plato and celebrity chef James Martin in a Ford Prefect. Plato’s MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save team mate Sam Tordoff will also take to the grid, driving a Standard Pennant.
The Honda Yuasa Racing pairing of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal are set to duke it out with their fellow rivals, and as they are in the BTCC, they will be in the same car, Austin A35s.
Jordan and Plato won’t just be competing in the St. Mary’s Trophy this weekend, as they take part in the TT race, a one-hour, two-driver encounter where a driver change/pit-stop will take place as standard.
Double champion Plato will pilot a Corvette Stingray alongside Craig Davies while Jordan will share a 450bhp AC Cobra with James Cottingham.
The Red Bull athlete will also share a Plymouth Barracuda with Ollie Bryant in the Shelby Cup. Triple-title winner Neal will is also scheduled to take part in the event as well, partnering Nick Whale in a Studebaker.
Colin Turkington and Fabrizio Giovanardi had been scheduled to compete at Goodwood however both have had to pull out, with ex-F1 driver David Brabham replacing the latter.
Other notable touring car personalities that will compete over the three-days include Rob Huff, Paul O’Neill, Robb Gravett and Alec Poole.
For more information on the event, head to the Goodwood Revival website.
Article originally written on Thursday, 11 September 2014. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.