The Lavant Cup for drum-braked Ferrari sports cars at the Goodwood Revival 2015 was held Saturday 12th September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. Held only five times previously at the Revival, this year’s Lavant Cup celebrated Ferraris such as the 500 TRC; 750 Monza; 250 GT Tour de France; 250 MM; 500 TR; 166 MM Barchetta; 250 GT Boano and 340 MM; among others.
The Brazilian Carlos Monteverde spectacularly blasted off the grid in his silver Ferrari 750 Monza and into the lead of the 20-minute Lavant Cup. The stewards, though, were not impressed and penalised him 10-seconds for a jumped start. James Cottingham gave chase in his Ferrari 500 TRC and for much of the race the pair was nose to tail, albeit only on the road. Then, with around four minutes to go, Cottingham gave Monteverde a slight, unintentional nudge going into Woodcote, sending him into a spin into the grass. A gesturing Monteverde recovered enough to keep his second spot, but victory was now assured for Cottingham’s Ecurie National Belge-liveried car.
For much of the race Andrew Frankel had held a lonely third place in his 750 Monza. However, retirement with around five minutes of the race left to run meant that Max Girardo’s 250 GT Tour de France was promoted to the final podium position. Five time Le Mans 24-hour winner Emanuele Pirro and Joe Macari, both driving 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC models, rounded out the top five finishers.
Similar to the one-model Fordwater Trophy 2011 race for Jaguar E-Types, the 2012 Shelby Cup for AC Cobras, the Whitsun Trophy 2013 race for Ford GT40s and the Lavant Cup 2014 for Jaguar D-Types, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2015 Lavant Cup at the Goodwood Revival, with Senior Photographer Tim Scott producing the following stunning images from this year’s Ferrari-only race. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2015 – Lavant Cup Featured Photo Gallery
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