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The countdown to Goodwood SpeedWeek is on and the glittering list of drivers set to sparkle at this unique extravaganza is mouth-watering.
Between them, they have an amazing 28 Le Mans 24 Hours wins, three Indy 500 victories, one WRC and 12 BTCC tiles, three Formula One world championships and 28 F1 wins.
The all-new, behind-closed-doors event will take over the Sussex circuit on 16-18 October, combining the best of the Members’ Meeting, Festival of Speed and Revival, with a few extras thrown in.
Le Mans legends confirmed include nine-time winner Tom Kristensen, five-time victor Emanuele Pirro, triple winners André Lotterer and Marco Werner, double winner Romain Dumas, and Guy Smith, Martin Brundle, Richard Attwood, David Brabham and Neel Jani who’ve each won the 24-hour enduro once.
Names from the world of F1 include Sir Jackie Stewart, Adrian Newey, Karun Chandhok and Mark Blundell, while three father-and-son pairings will be in action: Martin and Alex Brundle, WRC hero Stig Blomqvist with son Tom, and Mike and Touring-Car ace Andrew Jordan.
Dario Franchitti, a four-time IndyCar champion and three-time Indy 500 victor, will return to Goodwood, too, as will his brother, 12 Hours of Sebring winner Marino.
And Blomqvist Snr isn’t the only rally driver coming, current WRC points leader Elfyn Evans is set to star, too.
British Touring Car Championship racers will be out in force. As well as the aforementioned 2013 champion Jordan, four-time champion Colin Turkington, triple title winners Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden, and double champ Jason Plato will doubtless be dicing for track space.
Other series contenders past and present joining them next weekend will be Jack Goff, Tom Ingram, Adam Morgan, Tim Harvey, Sam Tordoff and Tom Oliphant, plus 2012 World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff.
And among the other famous faces to get behind the wheel at this one-off meet are Nicolas Minassian, Jochen Mass, Chris Harris, Reema Juffali, Rowan Atkinson, Tiff Needell, Richard Meaden, Paul O’Neill and Anthony Reid.
In addition to the previously revealed racing timetable, rally stages and a tribute to the late Sir Stirling Moss, expect track demonstrations celebrating the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s maiden Le Mans win, the 70th anniversary of F1 and TWR Jaguars at Le Mans, plus the latest supercars and more.
Goodwood SpeedWeek will be broadcast for free online from Friday 16 October, the live stream presented by former F1 driver Mark Webber, radio DJs Dermot O’Leary and Siân Welby, and ex-Top Gear presenter Rory Reid.
Plus the interactive SpeedWeek@Home will help enthusiasts be part of the action without being trackside.
Stay tuned for further updates.