Bathurst By Day, Goodwood By Night: Welcome to Speedweek LIVE
The traditional Goodwood Festival of Speed and the equally famous Revival meeting had to be cancelled this year because of a little matter of a global pandemic that is killing people all over the world.
But in the proud English tradition of the stiff upper lip, the show goes on with the first Goodwood Speedweek.
Mixing the best elements of both meetings, the Goodwood Speedweek will feature races on the famous track, as well as hillclimb runs, static exhibitions and more.
Also, because it is held behind closed doors, there are opportunities to do more things than ever before. From the first Timed Shootout to take place on the Goodwood Motor Circuit, to cars leaving the circuit and using areas normally reserved for spectators or buildings.
Although no spectators can attend, the good news is that there will be a live and free stream of the events starting Friday at 7:10PM.
SpeedWeek will include elements from all of Goodwood’s major motorsport events. From the Revival all the major races you know and love will take place at SpeedWeek. These include the RAC TT Celebration for big banger GT cars, the two-driver touring car fight for the St. Mary’s Trophy, F1 races for the Glover Trophy (‘1960s) and Richmond & Gordon Trophies (1950s), a pre-war Grand Prix race for the Goodwood Trophy and the classic Can-Am vs. GT40 fight for the Whitsun Trophy.
From the Festival of Speed, SpeedWeek will host supercar debuts and new car reveals, and the classic Timed Shootout – for the first time taking place on the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit.
The Members’ Meeting donates the legendary Gerry Marshall Trophy, an awesome race for 1970s touring cars, the Goodwood Rally Sprint and the incredible S.F. Edge Trophy for pre-war Edwardian specials.
Goodwood will celebrate the life of one of our greatest heroes – Sir Stirling Moss – at SpeedWeek with a race dedicated in his honour. The Kinrara Trophy, which has become the standard first race at the Goodwood Revival since its debut in 2016, will be renamed the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy for SpeedWeek and run into the dusk just like the Kinrara. It will be preceded by a parade in memory of the man they called “Mr Goodwood”, as the Duke of Richmond is joined by Lady Susie in the famous Rob Walker Racing Ferrari 250 GT SWB that Stirling piloted to victory in the 1960 Tourist Trophy.
Bathurst by day, Goodwood by night. Australia, does it get any better than that?