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Large Martini Serving At 2013 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Simon Charlesworth June 19, 2013 No Comments

Martini will partner the Goodwood Festival of Speed as a record 14 Martini Racing machines come together for the first time at the event. In the 20th year of the famous 1.16-mile hillclimb, the Italian drinks brand will celebrate a glorious racing adventure in its 150-year heritage (11-14th July).

Ten of the 14 historic machines – representing 45 years of Martini Racing – will form an impressive display next to the popular Formula 1 paddocks. Bringing a touch of Italian style, Martini will serve the world-famous drink that gave its name to the courageous racing team.

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Martini Racing machines displayed within the Martini Paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed include: Lancias LC1 and LC2, an HF Delta Integrale, Delta S4, Porsche 917K, Jaguar XJ220, Ford Focus WRC, Lotus 80, Brabham BT45 and Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Elsewhere at the GFoS, there will be a Porsche 911SC Safari, a Lancia 037, Porsche 936 and Porsche 935 ‘Moby Dick’.

For the first time, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car that multiple World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb, raced in the opening rounds of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be on display – bringing back the eye-catching stripes for the first time in five years.

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Arnaud Meysselle, Senior Global Category Director, Martini: “Partnering with one of the most famous motorsport events in the world is a wonderful moment of our 150 Anniversary celebrations. At Goodwood, we look back over 45 years of Martini Racing with this incredible line-up of fourteen cars.”

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The tri-colour motorsport outfit won multiple titles over four decades, including Le Mans 24 Hours three times and multiple Grand Prix races. The record breaking team was best known for its winning legacy in World Rally Championship (WRC), becoming an icon during the Eighties and Nineties; winning seven world titles – six consecutively from 1987-1992, which remains an unbroken record in the 40-year history of WRC.

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