Former Formula 1 race-winner Gerhard Berger has joined the line-up for the sold out 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting next weekend.
The Austrian will be teaming up with fellow former Formula 1 driver Emanuele Pirro to race an exact replica of the iconic Luigi-liveried BMW 530i of the late 1970s and early ’80s. Former BMW team-mate Pirro will tackle qualifying on the Saturday that determines the grid for the two-driver race.
As well as racing for the BMW-powered ATS, Arrows and Benetton teams in F1, he also competed for the Munich marque in the European Touring Car Championship, winning the Spa 24 Hours in 1985.
The ten-time Grand Prix winner is no stranger to the Goodwood Motor Circuit after racing a bike in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, Adrian Newey‘s Jaguar E-type Lightweight and Grahame Bryant‘s AC Cobra in the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration at the Revival Meeting. Berger will join a host of motorsport past and present starts including former F1 legend Mika Hakkinen.
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting was created by Goodwood owner Lord March to recreate the atmosphere of the original BARC Members’ Meeting at Goodwood Motor Circuit, conjuring up some of the sights and sounds from the golden era of motor racing.
Across the two days of the event a total of twelve races will take place with three of the most iconic periods in the motorsport history being celebrated by high-speed demonstration runs. These being the Super Touring cars of the 1990s, ground effect F1 cars and Group 5 sports car of the 1970s.