Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021 to go ahead as part of Covid safety pilot

Motoring extravaganza allowed to proceed as part of Events Research Programme

By Matt Allan
Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 9:41 am
The 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed will go ahead as planned (Photo: Drew Gibson)
The 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed will go ahead as planned (Photo: Drew Gibson)

The 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed is to go ahead as planned after organisers confirmed it would form part of the Government’s Covid Events Research Programme (ERP).

The future of the event had been in doubt after plans to ease restrictions in England on 21 June were abandoned.

Due to a rise in the number of Covid cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed the relaxation, putting a pause on any events with more than 4,000 attendees.

'Mr Goodwood' Sir Stirling Moss will be among the drivers celebrated at the 2021 Festival of Speed (Photo: Adam Beresford)