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BRM V16 returns to Goodwood

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18/08/2022

British Racing Motors have announced that their MK1 P15 V16 Chassis IV will race in the Goodwood Trophy at this year's Goodwood Revival... 60 years after the marque scored a historic 1-2-3.

The announcement represents the realisation of one of the Owen family's key objectives around re-awakening the BRM legacy, to go racing once again.

"We have been very clear from the start of the project that the final three MK1 P15's are to be built so that they can be seen and be heard," said John Owen, son of Sir Alfred Owen and BRM Director.

"They form an incredibly important part of British Motor Racing and British engineering history and it is vital that this is not forgotten. What better way to demonstrate this to the next generation by actually racing?"

The MK1 P15 V16 was last raced in the Goodwood Trophy in 1952, where Froilan Gonzales, Reg Parnell, and Ken Wharton achieved the famous 1st, 2nd and 3rd finish for BRM.

"Other than upgraded magnetos, this car is totally original," said John Owen. "In the spirit of Goodwood, the Chassis IV V16 has not been modified to go faster or tweaked to handle better - it is fundamentally the very same car that raced in the Goodwood Trophy 70 years ago."

Following an impressive outing at Shelsley Walsh in July, the decision was taken to race the car in the Goodwood Trophy where it will be sporting the racing decal number 5 as a tribute to Gonzalez' victory in September 1952.

The car will be raced alongside other Grand Prix and Voiturette cars spanning either side of the Second World War and is set to be driven by historic racer Rob Hall, who has overseen construction of the continuation car at Hall & Hall.

The V16 will be joined by a collection of other iconic BRM cars over the Goodwood Revival weekend as part of their celebrations.

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1. Posted by ClarkwasGod, 22/08/2022 20:42

"@ Editor & Anthony

I shall be keeping my windows open that weekend - I should be able to hear the scream of the V16 - here in Texas!!!"

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2. Posted by kenji, 19/08/2022 15:10

"@ Italian Job...Nick Mason is as much a legend as the BRM....They should all be made [ PF ] Knights of the realm. IMO anyway."

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3. Posted by Italian Job, 19/08/2022 10:42

"@Max Noble
A few years ago at Goodwood FoS Nick Mason was saying that he would like to produce a video version of "Into the Red". If only!
@Dirt
All the tracks are superb!"

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4. Posted by Max Noble, 19/08/2022 5:20

"It’s not in Las Vegas, and it is not a Super Bowl experience… It is classic motor racing, and engineering history at its very finest, roaring back into life, just as it should be!

@Dirt - Agree “Into the Red”, and the matching CD, is the finest tribute to automotive racing art I can think of. I love that Nick wants his cars out there doing what they were designed, and built to do. Art in motion. Legends all…"

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5. Posted by kenji, 19/08/2022 2:56

"The sound of the BRM16's is a 'once heard never forgotten 'event. The engine specs are rather unique and the fact that the bore and stroke measurements are both marginally below 50mm is incredible but necessary as it helped to spread torsional stresses and rev ceilings to 10K plus delivering 400BHP per litre!!! Beautiful, engineering excellence."

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6. Posted by Dirt, 18/08/2022 23:10

"The BRM V16 track from Nick Mason's Into the Red is sublime. The best track on the CD."

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7. Posted by Italian Job, 18/08/2022 19:29

"At over 70 years old, whatever it is running on, it will be more "environmentally friendly" than a modern F1 car built with so much plastic and carbon fibre.....
Thinking about it, isn't the alcohol content of the fuel "sustainable"?"

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8. Posted by Editor, 18/08/2022 18:35

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Let's just hope that it is running on sustainable fuel..."

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9. Posted by Roli, 18/08/2022 17:49

"The sound will put shame on the 2022 F1 cars"

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10. Posted by Editor, 18/08/2022 15:40

"@ Anthony

Not to mention... HEAR the BRM V16"

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11. Posted by Anthony, 18/08/2022 14:45

"The Revival is one of the best events of the year and I can’t wait to see the BRM V16 racing!"

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