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.
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.