Classic 1960s Bikes To Return At Goodwood Revival Meeting

by Louis Suddaby

After a one year gap, the Goodwood Revival Meeting will welcome back some of the classic motorcycles from yesteryear, ready to do battle for the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy.

Bikes lining up on the grid will include a wealth of home-grown favourites, include Manx Nortons and Matchless G50s, competing against some of the top manufacturers from further afield including Ducati, BMW, MV Augusta and Gilera.

Many of the top names in motorcycle racing past and present will be in action too with Trevor Nation, BSB star Michael Rutter, Chas Mortimer, Sean Emmett, James Haydon and Stan Woods all confirmed along with father and son Paul and Scott Smart, brother-in-law and nephew of the late, great Barry Sheene, after whom the race is named.

As with previous Revival events, there will be one race on Saturday and another on the Sunday, with the result decided by aggregate timing.  Each owner-rider will be paired up with a professional racer, with both riding in each race, changing over in the pits around half distance.

The Le Mans-style running start (above) will also be a feature which is certain to cause drama and excitement once again, for both spectators and competitors alike.

The historic meeting will take place over the weekend of the 16th-18th September and tickets can still be purchased by calling +44 (0)1243 755055, emailing [email protected] or by visiting

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