The organisers of the British Festival of speed at Goodwood has taken the decision to postpone the event due to coronavirus at a later date. The famous race by climbing the hill, which annually receives more than 150 thousand spectators, was to be held from 9 to 12 July 2020. New dates yet to be announced.
The Central event of the four-day car show is a race in climbing the hill – in competition involved retro cars, drift and rally cross cars, supercars, sportpitanie and even Formula 1 cars. They are all trying to make 1,86 miles of the “climb” faster than others. For example, last year Volkswagen electric sport prototype ID.R broke the record, driving the track in 39.9 seconds.
The previous record set 20 years ago, belonged to nick Heidfeld, who overcame Goodwood rise on the car McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 in 41.6 seconds.
Many automotive companies also use the festival as a platform to showcase new products. For example, in 2019 was presented to road supercar “the day off” Rapture from the British brand Radical, and the revived brand De Tomaso has made a presentation of a supercar P72.
As for the festival, which was to be held in July 2020, there could be a debut of the “charged” version of the Volkswagen Golf R eighth generation.
The festival of speed at Goodwood was just one of the many automotive events canceled or postponed because of the pandemic coronavirus. There has been a previous decision to cancel the stages of Formula 1 in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain and Monaco, and the race weekend in Azerbaijan, which was held June 5-7, moved to a later date.
In addition, the marathon “24 hours of Le Mans” was moved from 13-14 June 19-20 September, and the race of the Formula E, WEC championship and Moto GP was cancelled.