EB Motorsport 1965 Porsche 911 takes second at Goodwood

Classic Porsche racing parts specialists, EB Motorsport, scored an emphatic result at Goodwood last weekend, finishing second in a unique race for pre-‘67 Porsche 901 and 911 racers.

Twenty-two Porsche 901s and 911s took to the grid for the Aldington Trophy, honouring Porsche GB founder, John Aldington. 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. Yorkshire’s two-time Masters Historic champion was over the moon with his podium finish in the beautiful Light Ivory 1965 SWB 911 race car, built by Tuthill Porsche.

EB Motorsport 1965 Porsche 911

“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 911 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 Jordan is a touring car champion and exceptionally quick: we’re pretty pleased 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. We’re running a brand new Tuthill Porsche two-litre engine, and an all-new exhaust developed in-house, so it was good to test the package in racing conditions.”

Tuthill Porsche Historic Race Preparation

“This is a great validation of Tuthill Porsche preparation and build quality,” said Richard Tuthill. “The Porsche 2-litre flat six is a beautiful engine, and one that our team enjoys decades of experience with. We made some last-minute tweaks to carburation before the car left for Goodwood on Friday, and were delighted to see them pay off. The chassis and engine package comes together perfectly on track at the hands of a highly talented driver. Well done Mark: roll on the next event!”

The next outing for the EB Motorsport 911 is at the Donington Historic Festival, from May 2-4.  Follow all EB Motorsport race news at www.eb-motorsport.com.

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