Le Mans Prototypes to give Members’ Meeting a modern twist

| 5 Dec 2018
Le Mans Prototypes to give Members’ Meeting a modern twist

Le Mans Prototypes will star at next year’s Members’ Meeting, with the world’s fastest closed-wheel racers set to tear up the Goodwood track.

While we generally prefer our race cars to be of the historic variety, there’s no doubting the sheer spectacle – aural and visual – of a modern sports car. And for that reason alone, the second of the three high-speed demonstrations at the 2019 Members’ Meeting promises to be well worth catching.

There are as yet no specific details as to which LMP cars will be appearing at the April event, but we do know that the demo will feature vehicles from the past 20 years – and that Le Mans drivers will also be involved.

We also know that the La Sarthe racers will enjoy one of the prime Goodwood slots: Saturday night, just as dusk falls. Should be quite the occasion…

Le Mans Prototypes to give Members’ Meeting a modern twist
Le Mans Prototypes to give Members’ Meeting a modern twist
Le Mans Prototypes to give Members’ Meeting a modern twist

“Le Mans Prototypes are some of the fastest racing cars in the world, and some of the most fascinating. What other race has no restriction on engine type and has seen victories for petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in just a quarter of a century?” said Matt Hearn, Motorsport Content Manager at Goodwood.

“We have chosen to run the demo as dusk falls on Saturday, to capture some of that Le Mans magic.”

With the fabulous BMW M1 Procars already announced for a high-speed demonstration of their own, the 77th Members’ Meeting line-up is looking pretty special even at this early stage.

We can also look forward to pre-1966 Minis doing battle in the new Betty Richmond Trophy, pre-1930 vintage racers in the John Duff Trophy and the return of Edwardian monsters in the SF Edge Trophy.

The 77th Members’ Meeting takes place on 6 and 7 April 2019. Tickets are available now to Goodwood Road Racing Club and Fellowship Members. For information on how to join the Fellowship click here.

Images: Drew Gibson, Nick Dungan


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