The Sussex Trophy race at the 2012 Goodwood Revival was held Sunday, September 16th at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
The 2012 Sussex Trophy race featured World Championship sports cars and production sports racing cars from 1955 to 1960. The likes of the Aston Martin DBR1, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and 860 Monza, Jaguar D-Type and E2A, Knobbly and Costin Lister and Maserati 300S and Birdcage were all well groomed to perform around fast, sweeping curves found at Goodwood.
Julian Majzub brought the 2012 Goodwood Revival programme to a close with a commanding win in the Sussex Trophy. The tyre dealer steered his Sadler Mk3 to its limits, surviving several moments on a slippery track and chops from wayward backmarkers.
The prolific Alex Buncombe made the early running aboard Derek Hood’s Jaguar D-type but the GT regular lost drive five minutes into the 25-minute race. This allowed Mark Hales to enjoy a brief moment of glory as he led for a few feet in Nick Mason’s Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage before Majzub made full use of the Sadler’s small-block Chevy V8 power to surge past. He was never headed, Hales falling back as former British Touring Car Champion Tim Harvey and Andrew Smith surged past and battled over second place. The warring Lister drivers kept things clean to the flag, with Smith getting the nod. A jubilant Majzub punched the air as he crossed the line in his Canadian-made sports car with Smith four-seconds down in second place with Harvey a car length behind.
Similar to our 2011 Sussex Trophy and 2010 Sussex Trophy race coverage, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also documented the 2012 Goodwood Revival, including the following pictures from the Sussex Trophy for 1955 to 1960 sports racers. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2012 – Sussex Trophy Photo Gallery
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Goodwood Revival 2012 – Sussex Trophy Race Results
1. Julian Majzub, Sadler-Chevrolet Mk3
2. Andrew Smith, Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly
3. Tim Harvey, Lister-Jaguar Knobbly
4. Shaun Lynn, Lister-Jaguar Knobbly
5. Barrie Williams, Tojeiro Jaguar
Alex Buncombe, Costin Lister Jaguar (fastest lap 1:26.574, 99.79 mph)
[Source: Goodwood; photo credit: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]