EB Motorsport scored an emphatic result at Goodwood last weekend, finishing second in the John Aldington Trophy for pre-‘67 Porsche 911s.
More than twenty Porsche 901s and 911s took to the grid for the Aldington Trophy, honouring a Porsche GB founding father. Following an exciting twenty-minute race, former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan came home first overall, with EB’s Mark Bates just twelve seconds behind at the flag. The two-time Masters Historic champion was over the moon with his podium finish.
“With a short practice, short race, and so many proper racing drivers on the grid, I wasn’t sure where we’d end up,” said Mark. “Our 1965 race car has done well in endurance events for FIA cars, like the Spa 6 Hours, but this was a sprint race, and our first time at Goodwood.
“Andrew is a touring car champion and incredibly fast, so we’re not disappointed to be best of the rest. 2015 is the first full season for our short wheelbase 911, so we’re still on a learning curve. The car has a fresh Tuthill Porsche two-litre engine, and an all-new exhaust we’ve developed in-house, so it was good to test the package in racing conditions, against experienced drivers in similar cars.”
The next outing for the EB Motorsport 911 is at the Donington Historic Festival, from May 2-4.