Goodwood pays tribute to Surtees
Goodwood has paid an emotional tribute to John Surtees and hinted at homages to him at future events.
Organisers behind the Members’ Meeting, Festival of Speed and Revival released a statement following his death. It reads: ‘He made his fourwheeled debut in a Formula Junior race here at Goodwood in 1960, duking it out with fellow future world champion Jim Clark. Surtees was a gritty racer, successful team boss and tireless charity campaigner who held a special place in the hearts of race fans all over the world.’
This weekend’s Goodwood Members’ Meeting will be an especially moving affair because of the John Surtees Trophy, according to Laura Gilbert-Burke, motorsport PR manager for Goodwood. She says: ‘It’s very sad news about John – our thoughts are very much with his family today. We will pay tribute to him and, of course, we have the John Surtees Trophy at the Members’ Meeting which will be all the more poignant. We will announce any plans around the Festival of Speed and Revival at a later date.’
John paid tribute to the Revival in an interview with CCW in 2015. He said: ‘It’s always an honour to be a guest here and to meet so many fantastic people. Motorsport is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle – and we are lucky enough to get paid for living our passion.’
‘Surtees was a gritty racer, successful team boss and tireless charity campaigner’ GOODWOOD ON SURTEES