Jags vic­to­ri­ous in Kin­rara epic

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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