Time travel at Goodwood

Goodwood is considered the top event in historic motorsport. Those who have not yet experienced the “Goodwood Revival” should definitely put it on their “to do list”. Goodwood offers an incredible time travel into the past times of the fifties sixties. Not only are the racing cars of the past decades at the start, but all participants and spectators are dressed as they were in those days. In addition, several racing legends are present every year. This year, for example, Jacky Stewart, Jenson Buton, Tom Kristensen, David Brabham, Johonny Herbert, Jochen Mass, Benoit Treluyer or the US legend Jimmy Johnson sat behind the wheel. The list is long. Three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner was also present and drove three cars. On Friday Werner took part in the parade “Lotus 75th Anniversary Celebration” with a Formula 1 Lotus 92 of the Chromecars “Black and Gold Collection”, drove in the “RAC TT Celebration a Tojiero with Afschin Fatemi, which dates from 1962 and was used at that time at the “Ecurie Ecosse”. Britec Motorsport also entered the Lotus Formula Junior in the “Chichester Cup” for Marco Werner.

“This event is incredible,” said Marco Werner, “this flair, that there is nothing modern here, is indescribable. It’s a huge experience. Starting with the clothes, to every coffee or merchandising stand, the old fair or the indescribable Drivers Club. Plus the driving on the ancient race track, all that makes it very special.”

Unfortunately, the Tejero, which is steeped in history, already checked out in practice with a defective cylinder head gasket and did not make it into the race. With the Formula Junior, Werner qualified eleventh in the hotly contested field of the “Chichester Cup” and finished the race in eleventh place after wild fights for position, after having been ninth at one point. “Unfortunately, there is a lack of top speed and I do not drive there so, but the fun is in the foreground here anyway, it was a great weekend” said Werner after the race.

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