Festival of Speed

The organisers of Goodwood’s popular Festival of Speed have announced that the meeting will be held on June 25-28.

Festival of Speed

The theme of the event is ’Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge’, and will pay tribute to the drivers and constructors throughout history that threw caution to the wind in pursuit of victory.

Another cornerstone of the Festival of Speed, the Gerry Judah-designed Central Feature, will honour Mazda’s contribution to motoring and motor sport in the year in which the all-new version of the world’s best-selling sportscar, the MX-5, is launched.

Other highlights will include: n MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi making his Goodwood debut on a Yamaha GP race bike to celebrate 60 years of Yamaha Motor Company; n Five Formula 1 teams, including World Champion constructor Mercedes will appear in a revamped F1 Paddock presented by Sky Sports F1; n The largest ever US representation including Nascar’s Richard ’The King’ Petty and a Goodwood debut for the godfather of drag racing, Don Garlits; n Derek Bell’s incredible career marked with a special class of at least 12 cars, including his first Le Mans winner, a Mirage GR8.

The festival will also feature regulars such as the Moving Motor Show, Michelin Supercar Run, aerial displays, Forest Rally Stage, the timed run up the hill, and a Bonhams auction.

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