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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016: Watch the Sunday action live here

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016: Watch the Sunday action live here Classic and Performance Car

Can't make it to the 2016 Goodwood FoS? Watch the 2016 action live right here

The world’s largest automotive garden party is back on 23-26 June, with an impressive line-up of star drivers, riders, cars, motorcycles and, of course, an enormous outdoor sculpture. Yes, it’s the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. 
Since 1993 Goodwood House – a Grade I listed Elizabethan pile nestled in the South Downs – has become host to one of the world’s most important gatherings of all things speed related. Now in its 23rd year, the event is showing no signs of slowing down. 

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Indeed, this year’s riders and drivers read like a Who’s Who of motorsport. Names include GP winners Rene Arnoux, Tony Brooks, Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi (along with his brother Wilson), Jochen Mass, Sir Stirling Moss, Riccardo Patrese, John Surtees and Mark Weber. Then there’s the Le Mans maestros, such as Richard Atwood, Derek Bell, Emanuele Pirro and Vern Schuppan. Motorcycle champions attending the event include Giacomo Agostini, Troy Corser, Eddie Lawson and Sammy Miller.

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This year’s theme is ‘Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power’ 
The event will officially be opened by Lord March on Thursday 23 June, who will be driving the hill in a BMW 507, one of the the most iconic historic BMW models, as part of the company’s centenary celebrations…

Godzilla set to attack the hillclimb
Nissan is set to set the new and improved 2016 R35 GT-R at Goodwood, making its first moving appearance on UK soil. Despite its age, Nissan has made significant improvements to Godzilla for 2016, which should see it thundering up the hill at even more impressive speed - with Nissan Works driver and GT Academy star Jann Mardenborough at the wheel. The updated GT-R Nismo is also set to make its debut at the event.
Aston Martin DB11 to make ‘dynamic debut’
Want to see the new DB11 in action, and fully undisguised? Goodwood visitors will be the first to see the car out in the open. That’s not all though, there will be a chance to see and hear the extreme Vantage GT8 - taking part in Saturday’s timed run category. 
Star riders and drivers
It would be hard to just pick out the biggest names from the list of confirmed drivers, riders and honoured guests… So here is everyone confirmed for the weekend: 
Adam Morgan, Alain Menu, Alessandro Zanardi, Alex Wurz, Andrew Jordan, Bobby Labonte, Brian Johnson, Sir Chris Hoy, Carl Fogarty, Colin Edwards, David Brabham, Derek "Buttsy" Butler, Derek Bell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Frank Biela, Freddie Spencer, Gerhard Berger, Giacomo Agostini, Gordon Shedden, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Sir Jackie Stewart, James Martin Jari Matti Latvala, Jason Plato, Jean Ragnotti, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Jenson Button, Jochen Mass, John McGuinness, John Surtees, Johnny Cecotto, Karun Chandhok, Kelvin Fletcher, Ken Block, Kenny Brack, Liam Doran, Lorina McLaughlin, Mad Mike Whiddett, Mark Higgins, Martin Brundle, Matt Neal, Mike Conway, Mike Skinner, Nick Mason, Nicky Hayden, Nico Hulkenberg, Nyck de Vries, Olly Clark, Pat Doran, Patrick Friesacher, Réné Arnoux, Riccardo Patrese, Richard Childress, Ricky Carmichael, Sam Tordoff, Sammy Miller, Steve Soper, Sir Stirling Moss, Stoffel Vandoorne, Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser.
BMW anniversary celebrations
BMW celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and Goodwood is to play an integral part of the marque’s celebrations. 
BMW will be the Honoured Marque at this year’s Festival of Speed - a fitting homage to the marque that has made motorsport a crucial part of its development. In honour of BMW’s illustrious road and racing history - both two-wheels and four - there will be a vast array of cars and bikes on display. These machines will showcase the diversity of BMW Group’s brands, including BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad.
Cars and motorcycles on display include the BMW 328 Touring Coupé ‘Superleggera, which won the Mille Miglia in 1940 and the BMW R 50S Kaczor - named after Ferdinand Kaczor, bike racer, designer and BMW engineer who set a new lap record on the Nurburgring's Nordschleife in 1969 on a BMW of his own design. Other machines include the BMW M1 Procar, the Brabham-BMW BT52, the BMW M3 and the BMW 635 CSI, which won the Spa 24 Hours in 1983, 1985 and 1986, and the European Touring Car Championship in the hands of Dieter Quester. 
Gerry Judah’s central features
One of the most eagerly-anticipated moments of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the unveiling of Gerry Judah’s Central Feature. Each year the sculpture is revealed to a private party on the eve of the festival.
This year’s sculpture is sponsored by BMW, as part of the marque’s centenary. Gerry said: ‘I’ve been producing a sculpture for the Celebrated Marque at Goodwood for the last 19 years. Every year I like to think of something that is very different to anything we’ve done before. Indeed, the hardest thing about designing these sculptures is trying to avoid any similarity, any conceptual connection, with anything I’ve done before.’
This year’s Central Feature will be Gerry’s 20th sculpture for the festival of Speed and each year Gerry has to make his sculpture as striking as the last. He said: ‘The critical thing for these pieces is that they have to be iconic. Coco Chanel said “I don’t do anything innovative; I want to make something that’s classic”. Everything I do I try and make it so that it’s classic: different, unique, but classic.’
Caterham to demonstrate the new 620R up the hill
The British sports car manufacturer has decided to take its most powerful Seven model to the Goodwood hill. The car will be driven by former British GT champion, Jon Barnes, and will run in the ‘Race Car For The Road’ category. The company will also be showcasing its use of lightweight technology, adapted from the world of cycling, in the form of a ‘butted tube’ chassis.
Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets
The Festival of Speed takes place from 23-26 June 2016. Tickets and hospitality packages for both events are on sale with Saturday and Weekend tickets already in limited numbers. More information is available via www.goodwood.com/tickets or via phone 01243 755055.
Tickets are prices as follows:
Entry adult (entry for young people 13-21 years):
- Weekend £147 (£73.50)
- Thursday – Moving Motor Show £32 (£16)
- Friday £55 (£27.50)
- Saturday £65 (£32.50)

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