The 2018 Goodwood Revival track action shifted into top gear Friday evening as Emanuele Pirro and Niklas Halusa clinched a well earned podium gold in the Kinrara Trophy race.
Piloting the marmite Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Breadvan’, the dynamic duo took on a threatening pack of wolves, with a Jaguar E-type pairing of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen giving chase for a good hour of this exciting race.
It was the Italian stallions that claimed the hallowed tarmac pole position, with Austrian Halusa losing valuable traction from the off.
A Jaguar v Ferrari cat-and-mouse soon developed with five-time Le Mans winner Pirro taking the lead at half-distance. The Roman wasn’t allowed to escape, though, and Keen nosed ahead in traffic, but the ‘Breadvan’ wasn’t to be denied. In the final quarter-of-an-hour, Pirro gradually eked out an advantage after Keen lost time amid errant back-markers.
In a bid to seal third place, the thrilling encounter was given a more dramatic conclusion, with Rob Huff chasing down Nigel Greensall in his E-type roadster.
Bonnet insecure and limited vision, Huff was determined to claim his podium finish. 40 seconds remaining on the clock, he gave rival Greensall the metaphorical motoring ‘nudge’ to seal his well-earned place in a fantastic race.
The Kinrara Trophy in pictures: