Goddard Reynard Testing Today
Fred Goddard had one of his two Reynards out at Donington Park today, this one the chassis still fitted with John Nicholson’s turbo V8. The test was more for the drivers than the car though.

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“Earl went out first thing to check that the car was running well, which it was, and then Allen Timpany and Dave Mountain tried it. Allen reckoned it was magic,” says Fred. That's Goddard Jnr. on the right, Timpany in the car and Mountain on the left.

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“Very progressive, it doesn’t feel as though it’s going to bite you at all,” confirmed Timpany (above and below, in the Reynard).

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He’s been racing in the Global Lights Series (for the smallest of prototypes) in the UK this year, having raced in Sports 2000 in 2003. So what was the purpose of the test?

“I wanted to get some track time in a prototype, with a view to doing Sebring and Le Mans next year, but it would be in an LMP2 car. I can’t say which team it would be yet….”

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Allen Timpany is founder and Chief Executive of global, corporate networks company Vanco, while Dave Mountain (below) is the managing and Technical Director of Mountune (and also Global Lights Champion in 2000), the company being responsible for developing the turbo diesel engine in the Taurus Lola, among many other projects. Mountune was acquired by Roush Technologies Ltd. in December 2003.

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We’ll see how this all comes together in due course.

David Lord also spotted an old friend in Chris Randall’s Nissan, at Donington this morning: Danny Bear seems to have found a permanent home in this car, since Le Mans in June.

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