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It has been confirmed that the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021 will take place, despite the delay in the lifting of COVID restrictions.
The 8-11 July event will take over the West Sussex estate as a pilot event, forming part of the Events Research Programme (ERP).
This means that all those on site will have to agree to the conditions of entry set out by the ERP, which will include either having had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine at least 14 days before the event, or proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test, which can be taken at home or at a recognised centre free of charge, within 48 hours of the event.
Organisers will confirm the ERP conditions of entry and the NHS Test and Trace requirements in due course.
The theme for the 2021 edition will be ‘Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’, while Lotus will be celebrated in the Central Feature right outside Goodwood House, an honour last bestowed on the marque in 2012.
With the pandemic preventing tributes to Sir Stirling Moss following his passing on 12 April 2020, this year’s overall theme is a fitting one for someone who was also one of the Festival of Speed’s founding patrons, and the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR ‘722’ in which he and Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia will be among the cars present to remember Moss at Goodwood next month.
Another motorsport legend will also be in the limelight this year, Roger Penske coming to Sussex with a host of cars representing Team Penske’s success, from IndyCar, NASCAR and Australian supercars, to Formula One, sports cars and more.
And that really is the tip of the iceberg of what will be a packed event.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021 is sold out on Friday to Sunday, but some Thursday tickets are still available.