The Fordwater Trophy was captured by Darren Turner on Saturday morning at the Goodwood Revival meeting 2018.
The Aston Martin works ace claimed victory whilst on-board Peter Kappeler’s Aston DB2, but not without a small degree of controversy as Porsche 356 man, Sam Tordoff fluffed his grid lines, then rapidly clawed his way through the unexpected field only to finish a very respectable second place.
Other battles included British Hillclimb Champion David Franklin, who lead early in Arnold Meier’s Ferrari 225S Vignale Berlinette, only to succumb to a grass verge.
Veteran charger Stuart Graham then assumed the lead aboard Guy Harman’s blisteringly quick Jaguar XK120. Turner, however, worked his way past on the third lap and was never headed. Tordoff, however, was the fastest man on track, and had moved up from last place to ninth inside seven minutes in his Porsche 356 coupé.
He lost a little time while attempting to lap Guy Loveridge’s Connaught, but the British Touring Car Championship ace had moved up to third place going into the final lap. This soon became second, but Turner was too far up the road to be denied victory, though.
An elated Darren Turner said of his victory:
“I love racing the Aston and have finally won at Goodwood. I couldn’t be happier.”
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