The Richmond Trophy race at the 2011 Goodwood Revival was held 16-18 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The 2011 Richmond Trophy featured Formula One cars from 1950 to 1960, offering exciting racing between the legendary cars from one of Grand Prix racing’s golden eras. Participants included Maserati 250Fs battling against Lancia D50, Ferrari 246 Dino, Aston Martin DBR4, BRM Type 25, Cooper-Bristol, Connaught, HWM and the unique four-wheel drive Ferguson P99.
Gary Pearson streaked to his ninth Goodwood win with victory in Richmond Trophy race at the 2011 Goodwood Revival. The historics star was on epic form aboard the ex-Jo Bonnier BRM P25, building up a huge lead by the end of the opening lap of the 25-lap race for front-engined Grand Prix cars. His pursuers were delayed slightly as Willi Balz stalled his Maserati 250F on the front row, with Tony Smith running second initially in his Ferrari 246 Dino.
Man on the move, however, was Stuart Rolt who made up for his poor start in the unique Ferguson P99X to move up the order. But at half-distance, Hubert Fabri smacked the wall on the run to Woodcote in his Aston Martin DBR4 which disrupted Rolt’s charge. The race ended behind the safety car, with Pearson leading home Smith and Nick Wrigle’s Connaught.
1. Gary Pearson, BRM Type 25 (fastest lap 1:28.075, 98.09 mph)
2. Tony Smith, Ferrari 246 Dino
3. Nick Wigley, Connaught C-type
4. Stuart Rolt, Ferguson-Climax Project 99
5. Eddie McGuire, Lotus-Climax 16
Similar to our Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 coverage, photographer Tim Scott of Fluid Images also documented this year’s Goodwood Revival, including the following pictures from the Richmond Trophy race. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2011 – Richmond Trophy Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)