- The event, which was postpones last year, has received confirmation it will be able to go ahead this year.

Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place as pilot event

The iconic event has been selected as part of the Events Research Programme as a pilot event and will take place as planned in July.

The event at the iconic and historic racing venue is known throughout the country for its wide variety of cars and vehicles it attracts each year. Tickets have sold out across Friday to Sunday and capacities agreed with the ERP mean that all with tickets, even ones rolled over from last year, will be able to attend.

As part of regulations on major events going ahead in the UK, all people will need to agree to new conditions of entry to ensure safety in the current international situation. This will include either having had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before the event or proof of a negative lateral flow test which can be collected free of charge up to 48 hours before the event.

Iconic elements of the Festival such as appearances from current F1 teams and drivers, road car debuts, Future Lab and their new interactive central feature celebrating Lotus will come to a climax on Sunday. Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has said, “Festival goers will now be able to enjoy the raw horsepower of Goodwood’s legendary automotive, aeronautical and equine offerings up close thanks to our tremendous vaccine rollout and the increasingly popular use of the NHS App to prove your Covid status.”

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