Following last year’s successful debut of 1950s motorcycles, at this year’s Goodwood Revival (18-20 September) it is once again the turn of the 1960s machines to do battle through the sweeping curves of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. In just four weeks time the Goodwood Revival will welcome back these hugely popular machines, along with a wealth of star riders to put them through their paces.
Bikes lining up on the grid will include Italian exotica such as the MV Agusta 500/3, Beart Aermacchi 350 and Benelli 350/4, home-grown favourites such as the Manx Norton 500, Matchless G50 and AJS 7R, and German might, in the shape of a brace of beautiful BMW R50s.
These sports bikes from yesteryear will be ridden by many top names from past, including eight-time World Champion Phil Read, seven-time TT winner Mick Grant, 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner, eight-time TT winner Charlie Williams, Imola 200 winner Paul Smart and former team mate of the great Barry Sheene, Steve Parrish. They will be joined by fast men from the modern era including Leon Haslam, Jamie Whitham, Jeremy McWilliams, James Haydon, Michael Rutter and Steve Brogan to name but a few, all looking to get one over on the past masters, as will ex-Formula One driver Gerhard Berger.
The significant revisions introduced to last year’s race format will remain. As before, there will be one race on Saturday and another on Sunday, with the result decided by aggregate timing. Each owner-rider will be paired up with a mutually agreeable professional racer, and both will ride in each race, changing over in the pits around half distance. The Le Mans-style running start will also be a feature which is certain to cause some drama and excitement once again, for both spectators and competitors alike.
Entry to the Goodwood Revival is strictly by advance ticket only.
To order advance tickets, please contact the Ticket Hotline:
Telephone: +44 (0)1243 755055
Fax: +44 (0)1243 755058
On-line via the Online Ticket section of the Goodwood website: http://www.goodwood.com