Goodwood Festival of Speed – celebrating anniversaries

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from Friday July 11th to Sunday
July 13th 2008 in Chichester in West Sussex, has the theme Hawthorn to
Hamilton – Britain’s love affair with World Motor Sport.

Mike Hawthorn drove a Ferrari to become Britain’s first Formula 1 World
Champion fifty years ago in 1958 and so Goodwood will attract fans of
motor racing young and old.

It is also the 50th year of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), 50th year for Cosworth and the half-century celebration for Lola.

Another anniversary to be celebrated alongside the powerful four-wheeled motors is the 20th year of the British Superbike Championship. Riders past and present, including John Reynolds, Chris Walker, Jamie Whitham and Terry Rymer, as well as current title contenders Leon Haslam, Cal Crutchlow, Tom Sykes and Michael Rutter, will be on the factory team stands from Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki.

Goodwood Festival of Speed founder Lord March says: "It will be just fantastic to have so many great cars and drivers here at Goodwood to celebrate our theme for 2008.

"I look forward with much anticipation to seeing some of the great British drivers and British-inspired machines in action."

Advanced tickets are now on sale on bookings@goodwood.co.uk

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