Video: Goodwood Revival race highlights

A star-studded line up including Michael Dunlop, Troy Corser and John McGuinness took to the track at last weekend’s Goodwood Revival to take part in the two Barry Sheene Memorial races on classic 500cc machines.

Charlie Williams and Mike Farrall took victory in the rain-soaked first race onboard a 1933 Rudge TTR after Corser crashed out in spectacular fashion on the main straight when he hit a puddle on his BMW R5SS. McGuinness then led the race, before he was overtaken by Steve Brogan on a 1952 Norton 30 M.

Race two was won by McGuinness – his first victory at the event – onboard a 1953 Manx Norton alongside Glen English. The race one winning team of Williams and Farrall finished third, behind Duncan Fitchett and Sam Clews.


MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child took part in both races onboard a 1954 Matchless G8, finishing 10th and fourth in the races respectively, alongside riding partner Stuart Tonge.

Adam said: “Race one was a nightmare – the conditions were terrible, deteriorating from heavy rain at the start to torrential by the end, which ultimately saw the red flag come out.

“I got a shocking start, falling back to 25th from eighth on the grid, but Michael Dunlop also got a shocker and he came past me into turn one so I just tried to keep him in sight for a few laps. By mid distance I’d worked my way up to eighth, passing Steve Plater and Mick Grant, before passing the bike to Stuart, who rode the second part of the first race and brought her home in a credible 10th.

“In the second race on Sunday Stuart rode really well. At the change over I had to get my head down initially to make up some places but then I just rode to my pit signals and brought her home in fourth position, putting us fifth after both races. I was more than happy with that and it was an honour to race with such legends.”


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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer