Goodwood have announced the first names racing at the 77th Members’ Meeting on 6th-7th April. Together, these drivers hold a total of 31 overall and class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours, making them the undisputed legends of La Sarthe.
The champions and their Le Mans victories:
Romain Dumas – two overall wins (2010 & 2016) & one class win (2013)
Hans-Joachim Stuck – two overall wins (1986 & 1987) & one class win (1996)
Guy Smith – one overall win (2003)
Dieter Quester – one class win (1973)
Neel Jani – one overall win (2016)
Alex Wurz – two overall wins (1996 & 2009)
Darren Turner – three class wins (2007, 2008 & 2017)
Jochen Mass – one overall win (1989)
Emanuele Pirro – five overall wins (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 & 2007) & one class win (2003)
Richard Attwood – one overall win (1970)
Tom Kristensen – nine overall wins (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 & 2013)
The 77th Members’ Meeting will boast Le Mans winners from the past five decades with victors from the 1970s, '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s.
New to the the circuit will be Guy Smith, Dieter Quester, Neel Jani, Alex Wurz and Hans-Joachim Stuck, none of whom have raced at Goodwood before. Romain Dumas has raced at the Revival before, but never at the Members' Meeting.
Guy Smith, who won Le Mans in 2003 at the wheel of a Bentley Speed 8 said, “I can’t wait for the Members’ Meeting. I have attended the Festival of Speed quite a few times with Bentley, and it’s always such a fantastic event, but I’ve never done an event at the circuit.
“I am still a relative novice on the Goodwood Circuit as while I’ve done a few manufacturer track days, I still have a lot to learn. It’s a real old-school circuit with some fantastic sweeping, fast corners that always provides amazing racing. I have also never done any historic racing before, but I have done some historic rallying in both a Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escort in the RAC Rally, which was brilliant fun.
“I’ll be racing in the Gerry Marshall Trophy, and from what I have seen, and heard, the racing is epic! To see so many iconic cars, that I grew up watching as a young boy, out on track together will be a real treat.”
Tickets to the 77th Members’ Meeting are selling fast, but still available to Goodwood Road Racing Club and Fellowship Members.