Jaguar XJS Touring Car
Jaguar XJS Touring Car

Goodwood to Celebrate Group A Touring

The 2017 Goodwood Members Meeting, scheduled for March 18-19 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, will celebrate some of the most competitive and exciting touring cars ever to race, 30 years since the inaugural World Touring Car Championship was staged in 1987.

Running for a single year in 1987, the WTCC was open to cars complying with the FIA’s Group A regulations. The championship featured names such as Roberto Ravaglia, Emanuele Pirro and Johnny Cecotto in BMW M3s battling with the Ford Sierra RS500s of German aces Klaus Ludwig and Klaus Niedzwiedz and British Touring Car Championship front-runners Steve Soper and Andy Rouse. The Group A regulations helped spawn numerous unlikely, but superb, racers, and the demonstrations will highlight the diversity of the era, with Rover SD1s, Jaguar XJSs, Ford Mustangs and Volvo 240 Turbos sharing the Goodwood asphalt alongside the M3s and RS500s.

Goodwood Road Racing Club Members and racegoers will witness two batches of Group A greats, with the early Group A machines, including BMW 635s, Jaguar XJSs, Rover SD1s and Volvo 240 Turbos, in one and the younger RS500s, M3s and Alfa Romeo 75s on track in a later demo.

The limited number of public tickets for the 75th Goodwood Members Meeting are likely to be sold out soon. Tickets are on sale at www.goodwood.com and at the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

[Source: Goodwood]

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