The accident happened on Lavant Straight, when a rear bodywork failure on Mc Laren's M8D car caused it to spin and leave the track, hitting a structure on the infield at over 100 mph while travelling sideways.EVENTS Goodwood is noted for its annual Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival events.
In 2010, the event had over 176,000 visitors over four days.
; 2500bhp Land Speed Record cars alongside engineless soapbox racers; plus motor sport legends like Moss, Surtees, Brabham and Andretti rubbing shoulders with today's hottest properties such as Jenson Button and Colin Mc Rae.
For the latest news please go to the news page or click here For ticket information please go to Online Ticket Booking or contact: email: [email protected]: From 25,000 visitors at the inaugural 1993 event, attendance at the Festival of Speed has grown to a record 158,000 visitors in 2003.
The Festival is supported by 25 sponsors and associate sponsors, including 14 car and motorcycle manufacturers.
The last event was a club meeting organised by the British Automobile Racing Club on July 2, 1966.
TESTING The circuit claimed the life of Mc Laren-founder Bruce Mc Laren in a testing accident on the 2nd June, 1970.
There is also a corporate version of the race, featuring teams like Lola, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors and Prodrive. This is a semi regular free to enter, and open-to-all monthly gathering of drivers and riders who come to view each others cars, bikes etc.
Each meeting is themed with striking examples of the days theme paraded on the start finish straight.
This is the racing circuit dating from 1948, not to be confused with the separate hillclimb course located at Goodwood House and first used in 1936. The cars that raced in those events can be seen recreating (in shorter form) the endurance races at the Goodwood Revival each year in the Sussex trophy and the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy (RAC TT).