The Glover Trophy race at the 2012 Goodwood Revival was held Sunday, September 16th at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The Glover Trophy race featured 1.5-litre 1960s Formula One race cars, from the likes of Lotus, Brabham, BRM and Cooper. These cigar-like racers are synonymous with the important F1 meetings in Goodwood’s latter years, and the selection of cars at the 2012 Goodwood Revival focused on genuine F1 cars using fabulous-sounding V8 engines.
Andy Middlehurst added further honours to his impressive tally with a repeat win in the Glover Trophy for 1.5-litre Grand Prix cars. The former works Nissan touring car driver qualified his Lotus 25 on the front row, but was beaten off the line by Nick Fennell’s similar car as Mark Piercy kept a watching brief in third aboard his Lola Mk4.
Veteran all-rounder Middlehurst repeatedly pulled out of Fennell’s slipstream on the Lavant Straight but was unable to make it stick. However, ten minutes into the 25 minute race, Middlehurst got past at Fordwater and proceeded to pull away. Piercy and Fennell then slugged it out until the former lost out in traffic. The positions remained static thereafter with Middlehurst leading home Fennell by 12 seconds with Piercy a further eight seconds behind in third.
Middlehurst said, “That was a brilliant race and it was nice and sunny unlike last year. Nick raced hard so I just went for it. Nick drives really well, so it was a good win; a one-two finish for Classic Team Lotus, too.”
Similar to our 2011 Glover Trophy and 2010 Glover Trophy coverage, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also documented the 2012 Goodwood Revival, including the following pictures from the Glover Trophy race for 1.5-litre Formula One that raced between 1961 and 1965. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.