MAR 31st 2015
FOS STAGE IS SET FOR BEST EVER MICHELIN SUPERCAR RUN
This year’s Michelin Supercar Run is set to be the largest and most dramatic ever in Festival of Speed history.
Last year’s Supercar Run was the first to be driven against the clock, and resulted in victory for the Nissan GT-R NISMO ‘Time Attack’ driven by Jann Mardenborough in a new supercar record for the Goodwood Hillclimb.
His flat-out and fearless sub-50-second run was faster than the times set by many of the racing cars that took to the 1.16-mile Hillclimb and enabled him to claim victory over some prestigious names including ex-Formula 1 racers Bruno Senna, Derek Bell and Rupert Keegan.
Running against the TAG Heuer timing systems on Saturday, June 27, the Supercar run is set to feature a glittering array of exotica including the brand-new 986bhp track-focused McLaren P1 GTR and Koenigsegg’s first attempt at what it calls a ‘luxury megacar’; the sensational 1500bhp Regera.
The amazing turbocharged Honda-engined SCG 003, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and appeared – in race trim – at the Nurburgring last weekend – is also set to take part in the Supercar Run.
All are expected to face strong opposition from a string of manufacturers including Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Noble – which achieved second spot last year thanks to the efforts of Anthony Reid – Porsche, Rolls Royce and Zenvo.
All the participating cars will be housed in the Michelin Supercar Paddock – a Mecca for fans of all things high-powered at Goodwood – which for 2015 will have a new location and an increased size. The Michelin stand will, as part of the improvements, be relocated to a trackside spot to give visitors to the Festival of Speed better access to the automotive exotica on show than ever before.