LIVE: Goodwood Festival of Speed

Published: 22 June 2015

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 25-28) will see the world’s biggest stars of two wheels come together for a spectacular celebration of performance.

Headlining the autograph hunter’s wish-list will be nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, who will fly in the West Sussex country estate direct from battling for a win at the Assen round of MotoGP. It’s the Italian’s first visit to Goodwood, and as a confirmed petrolhead, he’ll be in his absolute element.

Rossi will take to the famous hillclimb course to ride a special Yamaha 60th anniversary liveried YZR-M1, and will also share the same tarmac with Casey Stoner for the first time since the Australian walked away from MotoGP at the end of the 2012 season.

Stoner will be riding a Honda RC213V MotoGP bike up the hill every day, joined by a rotating cast of other Honda star riders aboard the newly-revealed RC213V-S road bike, which will make its all-action UK debut at the event.

In total, 85 championships will be represented at this year’s Festival, led by Giacomo Agostini with 15, via the likes of Rossi (9), Surtees (7), Roberts (3), Stoner (2), down to Chaz Davies’ one.


 

Timetable

Friday 26th June 2015

TIME Detail
0650hrs Entrances Open - authorised by ESO only
0830hrs Batch 1 (Titans, Pre-War, Classic Endurance, Post-War GP, Alpine - 50 cars)
0920hrs Batch 2 (Saloons, Rally, Drift, NASCAR - 45 cars)
0930hrs RALLY - Stage Opens - cars to run in chronological order
1005hrs Batch 3 (Cosworth, Turbo, Flat-Broke, Americana - 50 cars)
1030hrs GAS COMPETITION - Warm Up Session
1055hrs Batch 4 (Bikes, Contemporary F1 - 60 bikes + 6 cars)
1100hrs Bonhams Fine Automobilia Auction
1135hrs Batch 5 (Sports 65-81, Derek Bell, Group C, post-Group C, Modern GTs - 50 cars)
1145hrs GAS - TRIALS (Ice House Area)
1200hrs Air Display - RED ARROWS
1225hrs Batch 6 (Supercars + First Glance - 60 cars) 
1300hrs RALLY - Stage closes for lunch / service break
1310hrs Batch 3 (Cosworth, Turbo, Flat-Broke, Americana - 40 cars)
1315hrs GAS ARENA - Show
1345hrs Batch 1 (Titans, Pre-War, Classic Endurance, Post-War GP, Alpine - 40 cars)
1400hrs Bonhams Motor Cars Auction
1400hrs RALLY - Stage Opens - cars to run in chronological order
1420hrs Practice Shoot-Out - 50 cars
1500hrs GAS - TRIALS (Behind Park 1 Grandstand)
1510hrs Batch 4 (Bikes, Contemporary F1 - 60 bikes + 6 cars)
1530hrs Air Display - Typhoon
1550hrs Batch 5 (Sports 65-81, Derek Bell, Group C, post-Group C, Modern GTs - 50 cars)
1600hrs GAS ARENA - Show
1630hrs Batch 2 (Saloons, Rally, Drift, NASCAR - 30 cars)
1700hrs GAS - TRIALS (GAS Arena)
1705hrs Batch 6 (Supercars + First Glance - 60 cars) 
1730hrs GAS ARENA - FMX Best Trick
1730hrs RALLY - Stage closes
1900hrs

Hill climb Closes

 

Saturday 27th June 2015

TIME Detail
0700hrs Gates Open - authorised by ESO only
0830hrs Batch 3 (Cosworth, Turbo, Flat-Broke, Americana - 50 cars)
0930hrs RALLY - Stage Opens - cars to run in chronological order
0920hrs Batch 1 (Titans, Pre-War, Classic Endurance, Post-War GP, Alpine - 50 cars)
1010hrs Batch 6 (Supercars + First Glance - 60 cars) 
1030hrs GAS COMPETITION - BMX Dirt
1055hrs Batch 4 (Bikes, Contemporary F1 - 60 bikes + 6 cars)
1135hrs Batch 5 (Sports 65-81, Derek Bell, Group C, post-Group C, Modern GTs - 50 cars)
1145hrs GAS - TRIALS (Ice House Area)
1200hrs Air Display - RED ARROWS
1225hrs Batch 2 (Saloons, Rally, Drift, NASCAR - 45 cars)
1300hrs RALLY - Stages closes for lunch / service break
1310hrs Batch 5 (Sports 65-81, Derek Bell, Group C, post-Group C, Modern GTs - 50 cars)
1315hrs GAS ARENA - Show
1400hrs RALLY -  Stage Opens - cars to run in chronological order
1350hrs SUPERCAR SHOOT-OUT (+ First Glance - 60 cars) 
1450hrs Batch 4 (Bikes, Contemporary F1 - 60 bikes + 6 cars)
1500hrs GAS - TRIALS (Behind Park 1 Grandstand)
1530hrs QUALIFYING SHOOT-OUT (All timed cars - 50 cars) 
1600hrs GAS ARENA - Show
1630hrs Batch 3 (Cosworth, Turbo, Flat-Broke, Americana - 50 cars)
1700hrs Air Display - Typhoon
1700hrs GAS - TRIALS (GAS Arena)
1705hrs Batch 1 (Titans, Pre-War, Classic Endurance, Post-War GP, Alpine - 50 cars)
1730hrs GAS ARENA - FMX Best Trick 
1730hrs RALLY - Stage closes
1740hrs Batch 2 (Saloons, Rally, Drift, NASCAR - 45 cars)
1830hrs Hillclimb Closes

 

Sunday 27th June 2015

TIME Detail
0650hrs Entrances Open - authorised by ESO only
0830hrs Batch 2 (Saloons, Rally, Drift, NASCAR - 45 cars)
0930hrs Forest Rally Stage Opens - cars to run in chronological order
0915hrs Batch 1 (Titans, Pre-War, Classic Endurance, Post-War GP, Alpine - 50 cars)
1005hrs Batch 3 (Cosworth, Turbo, Flat-Broke, Americana - 50 cars)
1030hrs GAS COMPETITION - FMX
1055hrs Batch 6 (Supercars + First Glance - 60 cars) 
1100hrs Air Display - TYPHOON
1140hrs Batch 4 (Bikes, Contemporary F1 - 60 bikes + 6 cars)
1145hrs GAS - TRIALS (Ice House Area)
1220hrs Batch 5 (Sports 65-81, Derek Bell, Group C, post-Group C, Modern GTs - 50 cars)
1300hrs Forest Rally Stages closes for lunch / service break
1315hrs GAS ARENA - Show
1310hrs Batch 1 (Titans, Pre-War, Classic Endurance, Post-War GP, Alpine - 50 cars)
1345hrs Batch 2 (Saloons, Rally, Drift, NASCAR - 45 cars)
1400hrs Forest Rally Stage Opens - cars to run in chronological order
1430hrs Batch 5 (Sports 65-81, Derek Bell, Group C, post-Group C, Modern GTs - 50 cars)
1500hrs GAS - TRIALS (Behind Park 1 Grandstand)
1505hrs Batch 4 (Bikes, Contemporary F1 - 60 bikes + 6 cars)
1600hrs GAS ARENA - Show
1600hrs Shoot-Out (50 cars) 
1700hrs GAS - TRIALS (GAS Arena)
1715hrs Batch 6 (Supercars + First Glance + Fos Tech - 60 cars) 
1730hrs Air Display - RED ARROWS
1730hrs GAS ARENA - FMX Best Trick 
1730hrs Forest Rally Stage closes
1755hrs Batch 3 (Cosworth, Turbo, Flat-Broke, Americana - 50 cars)
1845hrs Hill climb Closes
1900hrs Prize Giving