An online event called Speedweek is slated for GoodwoodJuly 18, 2020
Goodwood announces Speedweek: a brand new event that will make up for the canceled Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival this October, canceled due to the pandemic.
Last month, it was announced that the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2020 would be canceled due to the ongoing global pandemic. This came as sad news for British fans who missed out on the chance to see the riders up close as part of their annual mountain climb. But as it turns out, all is not lost and now Goodwood is launching a new motorsport event, Goodwood Speedweek, presented by Mastercard.
It is believed that this event will combine the best of Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, but in a safe manner as it will take place “behind closed doors”. The three-day event will take place from 16 to 18 October at the Goodwood Circuit. Since spectators will not be allowed on the track, an interactive broadcast will be available for fans to feel part of the action.
Cars participating in the rally will pass under and over the track itself, while the Goodwood Gimkhana section will dominate as it will use areas that were previously restricted. Goodwood’s current lap record has been unbeatable for 55 years, organizers say, but with modern cars expected to compete on Speedweek in a “one-lap race,” that could be changing.
As part of the three-day event, fans can look forward to the launch of the latest vehicles from major manufacturers, though what exactly will happen has yet to be announced. What we do know is that the all-new Volkswagen Golf R was due to be unveiled at an original event this year, so it could be that the “charged” hatchback debuts here.
“Having made the heartbreaking decision not to host the Festival of Speed and Resurrection this year, we were determined to find a way to bring motorsport to Goodwood in 2020. Speedweek will be a unique experience in life, ”said The Duke of Richmond.
Last year’s Festival of Speed featured impressive cars such as the Porsche 911 RSR, McLaren GT and Ford GT MkII. If this event is “going to be” anything interesting, Speedweek should provide a lot of entertainment that has been postponed or canceled throughout the year as part of other automotive events. More details on Speedweek will be posted in the coming weeks.
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