The world-famous Goodwood Motor Circuit erupted to the sounds and smells of two-stroke race bikes over the weekend as 28 machines – mostly Yamaha TZs – lapped the 2.4mile circuit at average speeds that peaked at 101.46mph for race-winner Mike Edwards.
While the Hailwood Trophy race was the only bike event of the weekend amidst a programme full of car racing and demonstration laps, the crowd were glued to the fenceline throughout as Edwards got off the line hard, and never looked back aboard his Team Beale-Roberts Yamaha TZ350 (Number 121). Nigel Palmer crossed the line second on another TZ350 (49), and taking the third step on the podium was Michael Russell on yet another TZ350 (68). There's no doubt it was one of the highlights of the weekend-long celebration of historic racing at the West Sussex circuit, and particularly evocative in light of the recent passing of John Surtees, who made so much history at Goodwood.
While there was a Surtees Trophy event as part of the car racing activity, the bike event is dedicated to Mike Hailwood. His son, David, rode a 1966/7 Honda RC181 to lead out the field, before peeling into the pits to allow the two-strokes to battle for glory.
Flick through the huge gallery above, and watch all the live action unfold below. You can skip to the Hailwood Trophy at 1:30:39s – or simply sit back for four hours and enjoy the entire event highlights!
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