Jags victorious in Kinrara epic
The hour-long, two-driver Kinrara Trophy, which made its debut last year, is now the Revival’s opening race. And once again it proved to be one of the highlights of the event – the racing between the GT cars, of a type which competed in the Tourist Trophy between 1960 and ‘62, being particularly frenetic, with drivers battling a wet track and failing light.
Described in the Goodwood racing programme as ‘the world’s most beautiful motor race’, it’s hard to argue with that when the grid includes Ferrari 250 GT SWBs, Aston Martin DB4GTs and various Jaguar E-types.
And the Jags were emphatically on top on day one, with E-types occupying the top seven places and lapping all but the Ferrari of GT and saloon ace, Frank Stippler and co-driver, David Franklin.
Confusion reigned as the Jaguar Mk2 safety car came into play on numerous occasions, and the AC Cobra of Hunt/-Blackeney-Edwards had a particular nasty off, though driver Martin Hunt walked away from the front-and-rear shunt into the tyre wall unscathed.
Nine-times Le Mans winner, Tom Kristensen and codriver Gregor Fisken finished the race in second place.
Jaguar E-types locked out the Kinrara Trophy’s top seven places.
E-types lapped all but a solitary Ferrari in the Revival’s opening race.