Chandhok to compete in Goodwood Revival

Indian driver Karun Chandhok will return to Goodwood Revival this year after making his debut in 2013.

Goodwood Revival is a three-day event which is more than just to showcase the high-speed vintage machinery.

Thousands of visitors come to the event sporting vintage clothing, witnessing different categories of racing involving historic cars.

Chandhok has been regular in Goodwood Festival but only competed in Revival for the first time in 2013 driving the 1961 Jaguar E-type sharing it with Gary Pearson.

This year, he makes a return with Swiftune willow green works Mini and will compete in the St. Mary's trophy race.

"Anyone who knows me knows that I have a huge amount of passion and respect for the history of the sport.

"Therefore, it goes without saying that I’m very excited to be heading back to the Revival at Goodwood this year," Chandhok said.

"Nick [Swift] and his team at Swiftune have a great reputation for building Mini's and from the onboard videos I've seen online, it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun to drive."

Swift is happy to have the services of Chandhok. "We are looking forward to test with Karun [Chandhok] in the Mini at the beginning of September," he said.

"It’s a great honour to have any professional racing driver in our car, we couldn't be any further away from his Formula E electric race car."

"I know he will be quick, and once he gets out the car, he will have a massive smile on his face!"

Chandhok will join his friends Darren Turner, Tiff Needell, Emanuele Pirro and Jason Plato who will all be battling against each other in the likes of Cortina's, Galaxy's and Alfa GTA in the St. Mary's trophy race.

Swiftune will be testing at the beginning of September at Goodwood with Chandhok, and the Revival will happen between 11th to 13th September 2015.

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Series Vintage
Drivers Karun Chandhok
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Tags goodwood revival