Goodwood’s two annual motorsport events, the Festival of Speed and the Revival, were both previously canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will be replaced in 2020 by a one-time event, Goodwood SpeedWeek, which will be held in October.
Goodwood Speedweek will take elements of the Festival and Revival and combine them into a three-day event. Staged behind closed doors at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, Speedweek will be broadcast free of charge globally via Goodwood Road & Racing’s website, social channels and a range of broadcast partners.
In addition to the typical historic racing, the event will also feature the inaugural ‘Goodwood Gymkhana,’ as well as a one-lap shootout of modern cars. Bonhams will also hold an online auction over the weekend, with viewing by appointment only at Goodwood on Wednesday-Friday.
The full program of events and driver line-up will be announced over the coming weeks and months.
The Duke of Richmond said: “Having taken the heart-breaking decision not to hold the Festival of Speed and Revival this year, we were determined to find a way of bringing motorsport to Goodwood in 2020. Speedweek will be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion – the fastest, most exciting and spectacular event we have ever staged. I have been overwhelmed by the positivity and support offered to us by our partners and friends. In particular, I’m delighted that Mastercard, who have been the presenting partner of the Festival of Speed since 2017, will also be the presenting partner of Speedweek; and Bonhams who have held their auctions at Goodwood every year since 1993, will be joining us. An event unlike any that’s gone before, Goodwood Speedweek will be a fitting celebration of the spirit of the Festival of Speed and Revival, both of which will return, bigger and better than ever, in 2021.”