Host of Top Motorsport Names in Action at 76th Goodwood Members Meeting

Preparations are well under way for the 2018 Members Meeting at the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit near Chichester, West Sussex.

In the paddock

In the paddock.

Formula 5000 Lola. Preparations for the 76th Members Meeting.

In the pits

In the pits, prior to practice.

The best drivers and cars from the world of motorsport will take to the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 17-18 March. The season officially kicks off with the 76th Members’ Meeting.

The holding paddock

Ford GT40

Headlined by David Coulthard in the Salvadori Cup with the all-new IWC Racing Team, some of the most recognisable names will be in action, including Goodwood House Captains Jochen Mass, Nicolas Minassian, Emanuele Pirro and Anthony Reid.

Leaving the pits

Maserati leaving the pits, practice session, 76th Members Meeting.

On the track during the practice session

The David Purley Brabham, on the circuit in practice for the 76th Members Meeting.

Maserati on the circuit, practice session.

Lola on the circuit.

Elva, practice session, on the circuit.

904 Porsche, on the circuit in practice, Goodwood 76th MM.

Porsche 911 in practice.

Legends of tin-top racing will star in the touring cars of yesteryear, as they race into the dusk on Saturday night, in the Gerry Marshall Trophy. Bragging rights among former touring car champions will be fought between Matt Neal, Jason Plato, Andrew Jordan, Tim Harvey, Andy Priaulx and Rob Huff.

Ford Capri in practice.

BTCC alumni will be represented in the Gerry Marshall Trophy, as race winners Steve Soper, Mat Jackson, Mike Jordan and Tiff Needell will all be in action. BTCC-veteran team of Patrick Watts and Anthony Reid, in Watts’ Frank & Jeans-liveried Ford Capri, will provide one of the entertaining driver pairings.

Touring car action won’t stop there, as Andrew Jordan and Steve Soper go head-to-head with their respective Ford-Lotus Cortinas in the Sears Trophy.

Minis

Mini Cooper in practice.

Mini 1275GT, practice session, Goodwood 76th MM.

Mini exiting the pits.

Returning to the Gerry Marshall grid will be Motorcycle Grand Prix winner Stuart Graham. Stuart will once again race the Chevrolet Camaro which he oh-so-nearly took to the 1974 British Saloon Car Championship title. Sportscar stars Darren Turner and Marino Franchitti will enter the fray in a BMW 530i and a Triumph Dolomite Sprint. Franchitti will also be driving Nick Mason’s Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’, in the Salvadori Cup.

NASCAR Festival of Speed favourite Mike Skinner will make his Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit debut in a Rover SD1. While 2017 Gerry Marshall Trophy and Sprint winner, Chris Ward, will be joined in the JD Classics Rover by BBC Top Gear’s Chris Harris.

Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite exiting the pits, practice session.

Porsche 904

Porsche 904 exiting the track, after practice session.

Act fast: tickets to the 76th Members Meeting are now limited. Available to Goodwood Road Racing Club Members and those who are part of the Goodwood Fellowship. For information on joining the Fellowship click here.

Tickets to the 2018 Festival of Speed (July 12-15) and the Goodwood Revival (September 7-9) are on sale at www.goodwood.com and the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

 

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