Goodwood is very excited to be planning a full calendar of Goodwood motorsport events for 2021. Despite the current lockdown, they are confident that the planned rollout of vaccinations means that the most important part of the events, the fans, can be welcomed back safely to beautiful West Sussex later in the year.
Tickets go on sale from 09:00hrs on Monday 1 February and hopefully the events will provide you with some fantastic days to look forward to. The 2021 events will be the best yet, with some incredible action planned and a host of famous names already confirmed to attend.
While Goodwood don’t know yet what measures may still be in place, the safety and wellbeing of all their attendees is their top priority and they are working hard behind-the-scenes to ensure they exceed all government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene measures. See here goodwood´s top events 2021:
78th Members’ Meeting
15 – 16 May 2021
Traditionally held in later March or early April, the postponed 78th Members’ Meeting has been moved to the weekend of 15-16 May 2021. Rob Widdows spoke to GRRC General Manager, Alan Brewer, to find out why.
“You will all be aware that in the Spring of last year we were reluctantly forced to postpone the Members’ Meeting and, at the time, we hoped it would be possible to stage the event in April 2021. It’s remarkable just how much changed over the next nine months, including the fact we weren’t able to hold either the Festival of Speed or the Revival. Looking ahead, we are focused on our plans for all three events in 2021, which is strengthened with the positive news of a vaccine.
With this in mind, the dates have now been announced, and I wanted to explain the background and thinking behind our decision to change the date of the 78th Members’ Meeting. Considering all the current restrictions, and predictions of where we will be with the virus later this year, we have decided to move the Members’ Meeting from April into the middle of May.
It was always favourable to have the Members’ Meeting as the first event of the year, with the smaller capacity, when compared to the Revival for example, making it an event more compatible with any challenges we may face. However, by pushing the event back into May means we can benefit further from the potential roll-out of the vaccine across the country. Any later than the weekend of 15 – 16 May, and it becomes too close to the window in which we start to build the Festival of Speed.
The days will of course be longer in May, but we are busy looking at the Saturday schedule so that we can all still enjoy some evening entertainment, and ideally some fireworks, as we celebrate your return to motorsport at Goodwood.”
Festival of Speed
8 – 11 July 2021
The world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture! Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.
“We’ve got kids, we’ve got granddad here, mum and dad… It’s the best event in the world and I don’t know who’s second, but it’s a long, long way behind.”
(Mark Webber, Former F1 Driver & 2015 WEC Champion)
The Goodwood Revival
17 – 19 September 2021
Recreating the glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Motor Circuit comes alive for the Revival, both on and off the historic track. The only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.
It’s a celebration of bygone days, vintage fashion and wheel-to-wheel racing around this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday.
Report by goodwood.com