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Full throttle

Posted: 24th May 2016

“This year’s Festival will see the wildest, fastest, craziest, baddest cars and bikes ever to ascend the Goodwood Hill.” Lord March

An intoxicating mix of cars, stars and motor sport royalty come together over four superb days for the Festival of Speed (Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th June).

The largest event of its kind in the world, the festival gathers together the planet’s rarest and most glamorous cars.

It all kicks off with press and preview day on Thursday for the latest road cars, while the rest of the weekend sees heritage cars taking on the 1.16 mile Hillclimb, which challenges the world’s greatest drivers and riders, including today's Formula 1 and Moto GP stars.

The Goodwood circuit will be graced by F1 drivers such as Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi, John Surtees, Mark Webber and Sir Stirling Moss. Le Mans winners like Derek Bell and Richard Attwood will also attend, while Rallycross star Ken Block will be back to show off his skills.

From the fire-breathing turbo F1 cars to the crazy Group B rally cars, the giant aero-engined leviathans to the formidable two-stroke Grand Prix bikes, the 2016festival will celebrate the theme of ‘Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power’.

Celebrating the centenary of BMW, the famous statue outside the Goodwood house will incorporate the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, the Brabham-BMW BT52, and the Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR.

There will also be plenty of thrills and spills on the Forest Rally Stage and in the Goodwood Action Sports arena, along with a host of aviation and air displays.

For ticket details and further information, go to ticketing.goodwood.com