Goodwood Actions Sports in association with Tom Tom Bandit has become as much a part of the Festival of Speed as the iconic 1.16-mile Hillclimb and Cartier ‘Style-et-Luxe’ lawn since its debut in 2011.
The list of athletes signed up to take part in the GAS Arena on June 25-28 reads like an international who’s who of action sports that includes legends from the world of Freestyle Motocross, BMX dirt, Trials and Mountain Bike.
The calibre of athletes at last year’s event was staggering and 2015 is no different. From the Czech Republic, performing for the second time, Petr Pilat is undoubtedly one of the best FMX riders in the world with an arsenal of jaw-dropping tricks that stuns audiences. “Last year at GAS we had such an awesome time, great weather, great people and such an unbelievable event… I am stoked to be invited back,” he said.
Pilat will perform this year alongside some of the world’s most talented riders: Britain’s Jamie Squibb , Australian Steve Sommerfeld , German Lukas Weiss and the youngest ever FMX back-flipper, Lucas Ackerman from Germany. Australian hero Ryan Brown will also make his debut at GAS alongside Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, the UK’s Dan Whitby. Freestyle Motocross is set to stun the huge audiences once again!
From the world of pedal power, Mountain Bike & BMX legends from all over the globe will battle for the coveted prize to be crowned the all-conquering King of GAS set in a jump-filled, double-lane course. Ex-World Champion and all-round BMX legend, Britain’s Kye Forte will head the strongest list of riders ever to grace Goodwood, which include X Games hero Chris Doyle , his US countryman Anthony Napolitan , and British aces Ben Wallace , Harry Main , Tom Justice Leo Forte , Matt Roe , and Mountain Biker Matt Jones..
And of course GAS wouldn’t be GAS without Goodwood’s long standing legend, multiple Trials World Champion, Dougie Lampkin MBE. As well as performing in the main GAS Arena, Lampkin – along with Alexz Wigg – these kings of balance will showcase their incredible skills in ‘Pop-Up’ GAS shows around the venue all weekend along with two of the UK’s top MTB trials stars: Chris Doney and Andy P.
Many of the competitors will be equipped with Tom Tom’s new Bandit action camera during the 14 shows. Vistiors to the Festival of Speed can try out the camera for themselves on the Tom Tom display area next to the GAS Arena.
Ticket information is available from www.goodwood.com or via the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755055.