The Brooklands Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival 2015 was held 11-13 September at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. Staged for sports cars in the spirit of the great endurance races at Brooklands prior to 1939, this year’s Revival recalled the early days of motorsport in Britain when endurance racing flourished on Brooklands iconic high-speed banking.
The 2015 Brooklands Trophy race saw Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins, Bentleys and BMWs take on the high-speed Goodwood circuit, with no shortage of bravery from the unsecured pilots as they raced their high-speed, prewar machines. An ecstatic Neil Twyman took victory at this year’s Goodwood Revival. Having started his Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 ‘Muletto’ on the second row of the grid, the Potters Bar-based Twyman reckoned that he was able to make the most of a safety-car period, taking Gareth Burnett’s Talbot AV105 shortly afterwards. It was his first victory at Goodwood “and the best win I have ever had.” The crowds certainly appreciated his efforts with a huge ovation.
Burnett, who was fastest in practice by a massive four seconds, closely followed to the chequered flag, finishing just over a second behind. The result reflected Burnett’s position in this race two years ago as did the third place of Patrick Blakeney-Edwards’ Frazer Nash ‘The Owlett’, the saloon body of which belied its speed.