The best drivers from across the world of motorsport will take to the Goodwood Motor Circuit across 17th-18th March as the season officially kicks off with the 76th Members’ Meeting. Headlined by the previously announced David Coulthard in the Salvadori Cup with the all-new IWC Racing Team, some of the most recognisable names from across the world will be in action, including Goodwood House Captains Jochen Mass, Nicolas Minassian, Emanuele Pirro and Anthony Reid.
Legends of tin-top racing will once again star in the touring cars of yesteryear as they race into the dusk on the Saturday night in the Gerry Marshall Trophy. Bragging rights among former touring car champions will be fought out between Matt Neal, Jason Plato, Andrew Jordan, Tim Harvey, Andy Priaulx and Rob Huff.
BTCC alumni will be well represented in the Gerry Marshall Trophy, as race winners Steve Soper, Mat Jackson, Mike Jordan and Tiff Needell will all be in action. Meanwhile, an all BTCC-veteran team of Patrick Watts and Anthony Reid in Watts’ Frank & Jeans-liveried Ford Capri will provide one of the more entertaining driver pairings of the race.
Touring car action won’t stop there, as Andrew Jordan and Steve Soper will also go head-to-head with their respective Ford-Lotus Cortinas in the Sears Trophy.
Returning to the Gerry Marshall grid will be Motorcycle Grand Prix winner Stuart Graham, who will once again race the Chevrolet Camaro which he oh-so-nearly took to the 1974 British Saloon Car Championship title. Sportscar stars Darren Turner and Marino Franchitti will also enter the fray in a BMW 530i and a Triumph Dolomite Sprint respectively. Franchitti will also be in the driving seat of Nick Mason’s Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’ in the Salvadori Cup.
Elsewhere, NASCAR Festival of Speed favourite Mike Skinner will make his Goodwood Motor Circuit racing debut in a Rover SD1, while 2017 Gerry Marshall Trophy and Sprint winner Chris Ward will be joined in the JD Classics Rover by BBC Top Gear’s Chris Harris.