Goodwood cancels with future of estate under threat

Goodwood Road Racing Club have taken the decision not to hold the Festival of Speed and Revival in 2020.

While ticket holders will be given the option to roll their tickets over into 2021, or request a refund, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, owner of the Goodwood Estate, is seeking support for a new initiative, aimed at keeping the spirit of Goodwood motorsport alive.

He is inviting people to join the newly reinvigorated Goodwood Supporters’ Association (GSA). The original GSA was founded 25 years ago, when a group of enthusiasts joined to help overcome a seemingly insurmountable challenge – bringing racing back to Goodwood Motor Circuit.

The challenge we face today is very different, but perhaps even more serious, as it threatens the future of the entire estate” said the Duke.

Bringing people together to enjoy the things they love is fundamental to everything we do at Goodwood, so social distancing is having a catastrophic impact on all areas of our business. It is a worrying time, in the face of which we are doing what we can to salvage a future for our events.”

Goodwood are hoping to have a ‘behind closed doors’ motorsport occasion in the autumn, for everyone to enjoy at home, but in terms of business the most this will do is limit damage.