The Richmond Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival 2016 was held Sunday, September 11 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England.
Julian Bronson claimed top honours in a dramatic Richmond Trophy race for 2.5-litre Grand Prix cars. The veteran charger proved blisteringly quick in his beautiful Offenhauser-powered Scarab, but it was Tony Wood who appeared set for victory in his unique Tecnica-Meccanica Maserati until a late spill cost him dearly. The pole-sitter recovered from a slow start which saw him drop to fifth place on the run to the first corner, only to climb up to third by the end of the opening lap. Bronson held on to the lead until quarter-distance in the 20-minute race, before Wood moved pass third-place man Rob Hall and the leader.
Later contact between Bronson and Wood, saw the Scarab lose its nosecone. Nevertheless, Bronson pressed on as Wood had a massive off at St. Mary’s on the penultimate lap which also delayed Hall. This allowed Goodwood newcomer Andrew Willis to take second in Steve Tillack’s Ferrari 246 Dino ahead of team-mate Hall. Wood limped his car to the pits and retired.
“It was very greasy around the back of the circuit. I couldn’t stop in time and was sorry to hit Tony,” Bronson said after the race. “The nosecone came up and hit me on my head. I have been trying to win this race for a while, though, so it feels to good to finally do it. Fourth time lucky!”
Goodwood Revival 2016 – Richmond Trophy Race Results
1. Julian Bronson, 1960 Scarab-Offenhauser
2. Andrew Willis, 1959 Ferrari 246 Dino
3. Rob Hall, 1960 Ferrari 246 Dino
Goodwood Revival 2016 – Richmond Trophy Video
[Source: Goodwood; photo: Drew Gibson]