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Glittering line-up for Revival’s Shelby Cup

Published 07 August 2014

Marussia Formula One driver Max Chilton will become the first contemporary Grand Prix racer for nine years to compete at the Goodwood Revival in Sussex on 12-14 September.

British racer Chilton, who is in his second year of F1, will race in the Shelby Cup - a one-off event held to mark 60 years of the small-block V8 engine and the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

With only cars powered by small-block V8s eligible for the race, Chilton will share a 1965 Mustang with Richard Dutton, boss of hugely-successful junior single-seater squad Fortec Motorsport.

The last 'contemporary' F1 driver to take part at the Revival was Vitantonio Liuzzi in 2005. Former world champion Damon Hill was also an active Grand Prix competitor when he raced at the inaugural event in 1998.

Lining up against Chilton will be ‘Mr Bean’ actor Rowan Atkinson in a 1964 Ford Falcon, while former British Touring Car champions Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden will drive a Studebaker Lark 500 and a Mustang, respectively.

Reigning BTCC champion Andrew Jordan - who will also race in the St Mary’s Trophy and the RAC TT Celebration - will partner Oliver Bryant in a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda while his father Mike – also a BTCC racewinner – will share Andy Yool’s Mustang.

Other contenders on the grid include touring car legends Anthony Reid and Steve Soper. Reid will drive a Dodge Dart while Soper will share a Mustang with Patrick Watts. Five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro will be in Roger Wills’ Mercury Comet Cyclone.

Mat Jackson, a 19-time racewinner in the BTCC, will share Henry Mann’s Mustang, run in the legendary red and gold livery of Alan Mann Racing while sportscar legend Henri Pescarolo will share Robert Sarrailh’s Ford Falcon Sprint.

To book Revival tickets, visit www.goodwood.co.uk.

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