SUCCESSFUL SILVERSTONE CLASSIC FOR WOODHAM MORTIMER AS COSTIN LISTER TAKES HARD FOUGHT SECOND PLACE IN THE STIRLING MOSS TROPHY
- Woodham Mortimer race team-prepared Costin Lister pushes hard for victory and secures 2nd spot on the podium in epic rain-drenched Stirling Moss Trophy
- Successful finishes for both Frazer Nash Le Mans Rep and Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120 in the RAC Woodcote Trophy
Woodham Mortimer returned to podium winning ways at last weekend’s glorious Silverstone Classic – the world’s biggest historic racing festival. The world-renowned race preparation team that has enjoyed so much success in recent years, prepared and ran three cars at the Classic, including a potent Lister Costin which contested the Stirling Moss Trophy, an historic ex-Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120 and an equally historic ex-Roy Salvadori Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, both contesting the RAC Woodcote Trophy. For 2019, both races were combined on a single, maximum capacity grid.
At the end of a week that had seen Britain sweltering in record-breaking heat, race day witnessed a change in fortunes, as the rain came in overnight on Friday and was well established by Saturday morning. Having qualified early on Friday in warm and dry conditions, the Lister Costin of David Hart secured 6th overall in the huge 58 car grid, while the Frazer Nash of Steve Ward and the Jaguar of Josh Ward and Chris Ward both qualified well within their classes. The thoroughly drenched conditions on race day were always going to create difficult racing conditions for cars and drivers, and that was to prove to be the case. In conditions that reward driver skill as much as a car’s performance, it is a testament to David Hart that he pushed the eventual race winner hard all the way to the chequered flag, securing second place overall and only missing the top step of the podium by three seconds! David Hart also set the second-fastest time of the race, with a 2 min 42.71-sec lap.
Both the XK120 and the Frazer Nash performed faultlessly in the race, finishing 32nd and 51st respectively.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO and Chairman of Woodham Mortimer, says: “The whole team performed fantastically well at the Silverstone Classic. We are a team that enjoys success, and to have a car finish second in such a large and competitive grid, is a fantastic result. All the cars performed faultlessly and we are looking forward to more competition in the coming months.”
Woodham Mortimer is a full-service restoration, race preparation and sales business, based in extensive facilities in Maldon, Essex. With over 40 skilled craftsmen working in-house, the company delivers some of the highest quality restoration work seen anywhere in the world, with dedicated workshops for bodywork, paintwork, trimming, machining, engine building, final assembly and race preparation. Cars restored by Woodham Mortimer’s workforce have won honours at many of the world’s most prestigious concours events, while the race team has prepared and run some of the most successful historic racing cars to compete for international events of every type.
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Source: Woodham Mortimer