E-types on pole for Goodwood

| 5 Aug 2011

This year's Goodwood Revival will be alive with E-types as the historic meet picks up the model's golden anniversary celebrations, following the epic gathering at Silverstone a couple of weeks back.

The 16-18 September event's annual Fordwater Trophy race will feature a grid exclusive to pre-'67 competition examples of the famous British sports car, including five of the 12 original lightweight competition variants.A further two will appear on static display at the circuit, including 86 PJ - the ex-Roy Salvadori (No 4) and the Lindner Nöcker low drag coupe (No 5).Goodwood has lined up a raft of celebrity hot shoes for the two-driver, 45-minute race, including star pairing Emmanuele Pirro with Desiré Wilson - the only woman to win an F1 race - in 4 WPD (No 1) while Red Bull designer Adrian Newey will team up with Gerhard Berger in  PS 1175, the last lightweight made.Also in action will be touring car legends Andy Priaulx, John Cleland and Anthony Reid, along with ex-Jaguar Le Mans winner Andy Wallace and actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson.All but the genuine lightweights will be running homologated steel weights of 1117kg minimum, which will be strictly policed. The grid will be limited to 30 cars and the race has no connection with the HSCC's E-type Challenge while the Revival's model dedicated race means E-types will be excluded from the event's popular RAC Tourist Trophy (TT).The Fordwater Trophy is set to take place mid-afternoon on Saturday, 17 September. See: www.goodwood.co.uk for more.