Goodwood has announced that this year’s Revival Tourist Trophy race will contain a number of Ferrari 250LM race cars – the first time the legendary racer has competed at the event since 2000.
This announcement comes after an all-Ford GT40 race was also confirmed at the end of last year – marking the 50th anniversary since the famous Le Mans rivalry was sparked. Like the Ford, the Ferrari 250LM celebrates its half century this year, having premiered at the Paris motor show in 1963.
The 250LM went on to win the Le Mans 24 Hours race, with the North American Racing Team-entered car – driven by Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory – taking the chequered flag in the 1965 event. This remains the last time Ferrari took overall victory in the French endurance race.
The 250LM also raced in the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in 1964, where it finished fourth. It last competed in the TT race in 2000, although the Whitsun Trophy race at the Revival has seen 250LMs in various years.
For the 2013 Revival, a number of 250 LMs will be returning to the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race for the first time in 13 years, campaigning against fierce competition from Ferrari 250 GTOs, AC Cobras, lightweight Jaguar E-types, Maserati 151s and Aston Martin DB4s.