Members’ Meeting to clash with BTCC
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting has been moved back in the calendar for 2019 – but it will now clash with the British Touring Car Championship season opener.
The Members’ Meeting has been held in March since it was revived in 2014. But next year’s 77th such event will fall across April 6-7. It is hoped that the later date will mean warmer conditions, with this year’s event having been hit by snow.
But falling on the same weekend as the BTCC’S first round at Brands Hatch means the Meeting’s blue-riband Gerry Marshall Trophy grid will likely be without regulars Andrew Jordan, Jason Plato, Matt Neal and Sam Tordoff.
Neal told Autosport: “I am very disappointed about this, because the Members’ Meeting really is a good giggle and this is wounding.
“They are clearly just thinking about the fans and about the competitors. It will be painful to miss out, but it can’t be avoided.”