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From the Grandstands to the Goodwood Revival Podium

Submitted by on December 11, 2015

Katarina Kyvalova Cooper-Jaguar

Katarina Kyvalova lives the dream in this video, going from the grandstands to the podium of the Goodwood Revival in a 1954 Cooper-Jaguar T33.

The fact that she pulled up to the event in a 4.5-litre Bentley is a dream in and of itself, but that’s a tale for another day.

One of the joys of historic motorsport is that provides reasonably accessible opportunities not just to consume the sport as a spectator, but to get involved. Whether your passion is driving, tinkering or making a race team tick, historic racing is a great option to get into the community and start making motorsport happen.

Katarina Kyvalova’s been making motorsport happen for a while now, and has an impressive racing CV under her belt. She’s raced at Silverstone and the Le Mans Classic and is one of the four Bentley Belles who completed the Benjafield’s 24 hour race at Portimao in a 4.5-litre Bentley.

“It was always my dream to be here. I spent 15 years in the grandstands and said “One day I’m down there.” And that’s today.”

It’s always been a dream of hers to compete at the Goodwood Revival. And after a practice run at the 73rd Members’ Meeting earlier in the year, she made it come true. She and co-driver and BMW GT3 racer Phil Keen raced a 1954 Cooper-Jaguar T33 in the Revival back in September.

And they did alright!

Katarina’s an inspiring woman, and her’s is an inspiring story and a wonderful perspective on the Goodwood Revival race weekend. Enjoy it.

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