Good­wood pays tribute to Sur­tees

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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

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