Goodwood Officially Launches Festival of Speed 2015


Red Arrows are regulars at FoS, and return in 2015

Today Goodwood is delighted to officially launch the 2015 Festival of Speed – for the first time exclusively online.

The 2015 Festival of Speed centres, which will be held on June 25-28 around the theme Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge, pays tribute to the drivers and constructors throughout history that threw caution to the wind in pursuit of victory.

The Gerry Judah-designed Central Feature, an annual tradition at the Festival of Speed, will honour Mazda’s contribution to motoring and motor sport in the year in which the all-new version of the world’s best-selling sportscar, the MX-5, will be launched.

Today we are pleased to announce the following, all of which you can read about in more detail on theGoodwood Media Site:

  • MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi to make Goodwood debut on a Yamaha GP race bike to celebrate 60 years of Yamaha Motor Company.
  • Five current Formula 1 teams – including World Champion constructor Mercedes – to appear in revamped F1 Paddock presented by Sky Sports F1.
  • Seven Mercedes-Benz 300 SLRs to appear to mark 60th anniversary of Sir Stirling Moss’s 1955 Mille Miglia victory.
  • Incredible 28-litre Fiat S76 to have first public run for 101 years at Goodwood as part of new category for Edwardian leviathans.
  • Largest ever US representation including NASCAR’s Richard ‘The King’ Petty and a Goodwood debut for drag racing’s godfather Don Garlits.
  • Derek Bell’s incredible career marked with special class of at least 12 cars, including his first Le Mans winner – a Mirage GR8.
  • Manufacturers revealed for the Moving Motor Show presented by the AA in association with The Telegraph.
  • Bike legends Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer and Kenny Roberts to ride.
  • UK debuts of brand-new machinery from Mazda, Ford and Bentley.
  • Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ categories include 80th birthday celebration of Figoni et Falaschi cars and 60thanniversary of the Citroen DS.
  • Bonhams sale to feature sought-after ex-works 1935 Aston Martin Ulster.
  • Michelin Supercar Run and Paddock to feature sensational new supercars and largest ever paddock.
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