Some of the toughest, quickest, most entertaining and downright scary machines ever to turn a wheel in anger are coming to Goodwood to compete in a two-part Rally Sprint.
These masters of gravel, ice, snow and forest trails will be showing off their asphalt skills on a special course inspired by WRC’s stadium super special stages. The torturous test of tyres will see the start-finish straight used in both directions, quick changes of direction at Woodcote, an entirely new way to tackle the chicane, and cars coming at full speed down the pit lane! The main tunnel, while not part of the course, will provide the opportunity for some noise appreciation among the spectators, as cars come through it on a ‘road section’ before their competitive runs.
Legends like the Audi Sport Quattro, Ford Focus WRC and the unmistakeable ‘555’ Subaru Impreza have already been confirmed, with other cars representing every era of world championship rallying since the 1970s certain to be taking part.
The driver line-up is a closely guarded secret at this stage but will hopefully include some past champions reunited with the cars that took them to the top step of podiums around the world. From the final days of the two-wheel-drive era through the anything-goes Group B and the technological superiority of the WRC years, rally fans of all ages will have something to cheer on as the cars tear past, flames spitting and wastegates chattering.
The rally cars will run twice on the evening of Saturday 28th March, when darkness will create an extra level of excitement, with a third, daytime, run on Sunday 29th March.
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