The Glover Trophy race at the 2011 Goodwood Revival was held 16-18 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The 2011 Glover Trophy race featured 1.5-litre Formula One and Tasman cars of a type that raced between 1961 and 1965. These cigar-like racers are synonymous with the important F1 meetings in Goodwood’s latter years, and the selection of cars taking part focused on genuine F1 cars using fabulous-sounding V8 engines, making the race as noisy and exciting as ever.
Andy Middlehurst dominated the Glover Trophy race at the 2011 Goodwood Revival aboard his ex-Jim Clark Lotus 25. The former works Nissan BTCC driver never put a wheel wrong in tricky conditions as he streaked into the lead from the front row and proceeded to reel off hot laps of metronymic consistency. By the end of the first lap he was in front by 7.3-seconds and a staggering 30-seconds ahead at half-distance.
The battle for second place was far less clear cut. Paul Drayson, veteran challenger Alan Baillie, Dan Collins, Mark Piercy and Sid Hoole ran together in a five-car train, with Drayson eventually making a break for it to make it a Lotus one-two. Collins understeered into the gravel trap at Lavant corner in the dying stages which allowed Baillie to eek out a slender gap to his pursuers to take third spot at the flag.
Goodwood Revival 2011 – Glover Trophy Race Results
1. Andy Middlehurst, Lotus-Climax 25 (fastest lap 1:52.255,76.96 mph)
2. Paul Drayson, Lotus-BRM 24
3. Alan Baillie, Cooper-Ford T71/73
4. Sid Hoole, Cooper-Climax T66
5. Mark Piercy, Lola-Climax Mk IV