Goodwood has announced dates for its three flagship events for 20201:
First away from the grid will be the 78th Members’ Meeting, postponed from March 2020, which will now be held on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May 2021. An action-packed weekend of motor racing exclusively for members and fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) and their guests. Goodwood has taken the decision to move the 78th Members’ Meeting from April to May.
The weekend will include popular races like the S.F. Edge Trophy for Edwardian era monsters and the Gerry Marshall Trophy for Group 1 touring cars from 1970-81. The rally and many of the races that were originally planned for 2020 will go ahead, with two additional special demonstrations, star cars and drivers to be announced in the New Year.
July of course means the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport, motoring and technology, which will take place on 8-11 July 2021. In 2019 the sell-out Festival of Speed last welcomed guests from around the world to watch the most exciting, important and desirable cars of all eras roar past Goodwood House as they tackled the famous 1.16-mile Hill.
Closing the Goodwood season of events, will be the much-loved Goodwood Revival on 17-19 September, which recreates the golden age of the Goodwood Motor Circuit between 1948 and 1966. Expect to see some of the most beautiful and valuable cars of all time in genuine, no-quarter-given racing in favourites such as the RAC TT Celebration, and the newly-renamed Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy.
Goodwood has promised all the events will be run strictly in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines on social distancing in place at the time. Goodwood’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, whether working behind-the-scenes, at the wheel, or attending the spectacle. Plans for ensuring this, while still maintaining the atmosphere and excitement that characterises Goodwood’s events, are well advanced and spectators will find even more to enjoy in 2021.
Many fans have elected to roll forward 2020 tickets to 2021. This means that tickets, which go on sale to the public in February, will be strictly limited. Members and fellows of the GRRC will receive pre-sale access up to two weeks earlier.
Looking forward to welcoming fans back to Goodwood next year, the Duke of Richmond said: “More than anything else it is the people who make our events so special; the drivers, the teams, our staff and above all the fans. We were incredibly disappointed not to be able to welcome them to our much-loved events in 2020. Now we are thrilled to be able to announce that all three motorsport events are planned to be back next year. Thank you to all our loyal followers who either rolled over their tickets or joined the Goodwood Supporters’ Association, which helped us immeasurably in a very tough year. We absolutely cannot wait to see them and plenty of new fans in 2021.”