This year’s Goodwood Revival will be the best ever

By Michael Neeves -


 04 September 2009 15:03

Past and present racing stars like Leon Haslam, Troy Corser, Wayne Gardner, Jeremy McWilliams, Paul and Scott Smart, and Phil Read are set to race at this year’s Goodwood Revival in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy.

The who’s who of motorcycle racing entry (see list below) for the Goodwood Revival, which takes place near Chichester between 18th and 20th September, is the strongest ever, which should guarantee fast and exciting racing.

Open to 350cc-500cc motorcycles that originally raced between 1962 and 1966, there will be a 25-minute long Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy race on the Saturday and Sunday, as well a practice session on the Friday.

Introduced successfully last year, it’s a team event with each team running two riders, and pit stops half way through the race to swap riders.

It adds extra excitement and tension to an already cracking show.

The Goodwood Revival is a spectacle not to be missed. There’s access to the race paddock and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars.

For the weekend all of Goodwood goes back in time, and the attractions and concession stalls are all built to look pre-60s.

It’s an excuse to dress-up too, with many choosing to come in period clothing.

MCN will also be competing, with Senior Road Tester’s Michael Neeves and Adam Child racing head-to-head and against the stars, in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy.

Neeves will be getting to know his Len Haggis-built Matchless G50, and Child his Pat Barford-built Manx Norton, next Wednesday 9th September at Mallory Park, ahead of the Goodwood Revival.

We’ll bring you an update on how they get on and bring you the full story and all the news from the Goodwood Revival on and in MCN in the coming weeks.

Entry list:

1964 Aermacchi 350, Lockwood, Peter/Murray Bernard
1956 AJS 7R 350  Ashby, Roger/French, Andrew
1966 Beart-Aermacchi Ala d'Oro 350 Griffiths, Ian/Potter, Paul
1965 Benelli 350 English, Glen/Scaysbrook, Jim
1965 BMW R50 Corser, Troy/Singer, Lothar
1965 BMW R50 Aigner, Hans/Gutsch, Sebastian
1967 Hannah-Paton 500 Folch-Rusinol/Berger, Gerhard
1966-type Honda CR 450 Roebury, Justin/Simpson, Ian
1958 Matchless G50 Cathcart, Alan/Jackson, Tim
1961 Matchless G50 Haggis, Len/Neeves, Michael
1962 Matchless G50 Bunning, Derek/Haydon, James
1962 Matchless G50 Bush, Keith/Parrish, Steve
1962 Matchless G50 Clark, Malcolm/Haslam, Leon
1962 Matchless G50 Parrett, Mark/Whitham, James
1966 Matchless G50 Gardner, Wayne/Pemberton, John-Lee
1962 McIntyre Matchless G50 Hemmings, Mick/Williams, Charlie
1962 Norton Manx 500 Nation, Trevor/Reynolds, Andy
1967-Type MV Agusta 500/3 Richards, Brian/Sharp, Phill
1967-Type MV Agusta 500/3 Cronshaw, John/Mooney, Pat
1962 Norton Manx 500 Costello, Maria/Munsey, Roger
1961 Matchless G50 Bunning, Dennis/Read, Phil
1960 Norton Manx 500 Bain, Ian/Brogan, Steve
1961 Norton Manx 500 Fitchett, Duncan/McWilliams, Jeremy
1961 Norton Manx 500 Sellars, Adrian/Woods, Stan
1961 Norton Manx 500 Grant, Mick/Tonge, Stuart
1962 Norton Manx 500 Russell, Michael/Rutter, Michael
1962 Norton Manx 500 Smart, Scott/Smart, Paul
1956 Velocette Duke 350 Crew, Peter/Crew, Gareth
1962 Norton Manx 500 Child, Adam/Sharrock, Mark
1962 Norton Manx 500 Mortimer, Chas/Russell, Gordon