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The AFP Fane Trophy will be a one-off race, paying tribute to this famous British marque, and the organisers promise a grid packed with chain-driven Super Sports, Shelsley single-seaters, racing specials and more.
Also making its event debut next spring will be the Robert Brooks Trophy, which it is hoped will recreate the atmosphere of the club races held at Goodwood during the circuit’s heyday – Lotus Elevens, Lola Mk1s, Cooper T49s and more are expected.
These will be joined by the Formula Three campaigners in the Derek Bell Cup, the Peter Collins Trophy which evokes Goodwood’s 9 Hour races of the ’50s and will feature the likes of Jaguar C- and D-types and Aston Martin DB3s, and the Sopwith Cup, inspired by the earliest tin-top races.
The ever-popular Gerry Marshall Trophy for Group 1 saloon cars will be back for 2022, too. This two-driver challenge sees the star racers at the helm on the Saturday evening, before the owners contest a reverse-grid sprint race the next day
The A-series engine will be celebrated in the Weslake Cup, which is expected to be a closely fought race, while early French and Italian cars will compete for Varzi Trophy honours.
Three famous racers lend their names to the final trio of contests.
There’s the 45-minute, two-driver Graham Hill Trophy, starring Cobras, Elans, E-types and the like, plus Can-Ams will hit the track for the meeting’s loudest race, the Surtees Trophy.
There’s also the Hailwood Trophy for classic ’bikes, which for the first time in 2022 will comprise a sprint race each day.
In addition, Goodwood has confirmed the first of three themes for the 79th Members’ Meeting’s demonstrations: the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 956’s maiden Le Mans win.
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