Coronel and Lot­terer to Good­wood

Autosport (UK) - - CONTENTS - MAR­CUS PYE

The com­bi­na­tion of 46-year-old World Tour­ing Car Cup ace Tom Coronel and teenager Oliver Hart in an Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia Sprint GTA could prove a thorn in the side of the Ford Lo­tus Cortina teams in the St Mary’s Tro­phy Pre-1966 sa­loon car races at this week­end’s 20th an­niver­sary Good­wood Re­vival meet­ing.

Coronel, who is hot­foot from an op­por­tunist vic­tory over Andy Wolfe at Zand­voort’s Historic GP event last week­end, fin­ished sec­ond in 2012’s Shelby Cup and fourth in ’13’s wet Royal Au­to­mo­bile Club TT Celebration, both times shar­ing David Hart’s Co­bra.

Hart’s son Oliver was sen­sa­tional in the DHG equipe’s Co­bra last Septem­ber, lead­ing the blue-riband GT event be­fore a head gas­ket failed, a per­for­mance for which he was named Driver of the Week­end. Not one to re­spect rep­u­ta­tions, Hart Jr has yet to race the Alexan­der Furi­ani-built Alfa but that will not de­ter him.

Coronel is just one of a num­ber of star names in an en­try that is packed with qual­ity. Other in­ter­na­tional rac­ers in­clude three-time Le Mans win­ner An­dre Lot­terer, who will make his

Re­vival race de­but in an­other GTA, while sportscar ace Ni­co­las Mi­nas­sian and 1984 World Rally cham­pion Stig Blomqvist will both race Mi­nis.

Ex-for­mula 1 racer Jochen Mass will be in an­other GTA while four-time

Pikes Peak Hill­climb vic­tor Ro­main Du­mas will race a Ford Galaxie.

Wolfe/rob Huff, Andy and Mike Jor­dan, Steve Soper/andy Pri­aulx and Am­bro­gio Per­fetti/emanuele Pirro head the Cortina squadron, which also in­cludes reign­ing Bri­tish Tour­ing Car cham­pion Ash Sut­ton, Mark Blun­dell and Jackie Oliver in sep­a­rate cars.

Mul­ti­ple BTCC cham­pi­ons Matt Neal, Ja­son Plato and Gordon Shed­den are each sad­dling Amer­i­can V8 mon­sters, as will Shed­den’s 2016 run­ner-up Sam Tord­off.

Coronel will be fresh from his Alfa vic­tory at Zand­voort

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