MCN lined up on the grid along­side rac­ing stars past and present...

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Clas­sic ac­tion from the Good­wood Re­vival made this year’s event the best yet. And MCN’S Adam Child joined the rac­ing ranks to get a flavour of this in­cred­i­ble event. Don’t miss this week’s pic­ture spe­cial.

The Barry Sheene Me­mo­rial Tro­phy was, for many, the high­light of the Good­wood Re­vival as a star stud­ded line up from past and present took on the fast Good­wood cir­cuit. Rid­ers in­cluded John Mcguin­ness, Michael Dun­lop, Troy Corser, Steve Plater, Fred­die Spencer and Mick Grant to name but a few.

Tor­ren­tial rain on Satur­day couldn’t dampen the spir­its as rid­ers took on the first of the two-part race on clas­sic pre1954 500cc race bikes.

Troy Corser was the first to suc­cumb to Satur­day’s ter­ri­ble weather crash­ing out of the lead in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion (see right) on the very first lap. Even­tu­ally the pair­ing of Char­lie Wil­liams and Mike Far­rall proved un­beat­able and they took race one on their 1933 Rudge.

The se­cond and fi­nal part of the race took place on Sun­day and was run in near per­fect con­di­tions. John Mcguin­ness’s team-mate Glen English got off to a fly­ing start on­board the Fred Walm­s­ley-pre­pared 1953 Manx Nor­ton. John brought the Manx home to an easy win, while MCN’S own Se­nior Road Tester Adam Child fin­ished fourth with race-part­ner and owner of the Match­less, Stu­art Tonge

The over­all vic­tory went to Mcguin­ness and English at only John’s first visit to Good­wood. The 23-times TT win­ner said: “It’s been mega to win such a pres­ti­gious event. I’ve been blown away, it’s amaz­ing. It’s the at­ten­tion to de­tail, the bikes, the planes, the cars and peo­ple, we’ve been here since Thurs­day and I’ve still not seen it all”. Q More Good­wood Re­vival im­ages over the page.

MCN Se­nior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child took on the stars at the pres­ti­gious Good­wood event. Af­ter qual­i­fy­ing eighth with rid­ing part­ner Stu­art Tonge, they went on to fin­ish 10th in race one fol­lowed by a cred­i­ble fourth in race two. Chad said: “Race one was a night­mare, the con­di­tions were ter­ri­ble, de­te­ri­o­rat­ing from heavy rain at the start to tor­ren­tial by the end. I got a shock­ing start but so did Michael Dun­lop, he came past me into turn one so I just tried to keep him in sight for a few laps. By half dis­tance I’d passed Steve Plater and Mick Grant, and then handed over to my team-mate Stu­art, who brought her home in 10th. In the se­cond race on Sun­day Stu­art rode a bril­liant first half. At the changeover I had to get my head down ini­tially to make up some places, then rode to my pit sig­nals and brought her home in fourth. I was more than happy and it was great to be mix­ing it with such great names.”

TT stars Michael Dun­lop and John Mcguin­ness duke it out on Manx Nor­tons White over­alls and start­ing rollers are the or­der of the day in the pits A cel­e­bra­tory cigar for Mcguin­ness John Surtees: 82 and still in a hel­met Eight-time TT win­ner Char­lie Wil­liams has a laugh with 13time win­ner Michael Dun­lop

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