07/09/20

Goodwood confirms presenters and interactive home experiences for all-new event, Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard

Motorsports - Press Article

  • Dermot O’Leary, Rory Reid, Siân Welby and Mark Webber will be the lead presenters of Goodwood SpeedWeek, appearing alongside a host of other famous faces.
  • A free SpeedWeek streaming and video on demand service will launch the week ahead of the behind closed doors event.
  • Fans and viewers will be able to engage with all the action through a variety of innovative interactive experiences and competitions from the comfort of their homes.
  • Goodwood Speedweek presented by Mastercard will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 16-18 October 2020.
  • Viewers and fans can sign up for event updates at: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-speedweek/

 

Goodwood is proud to announce the presenter line-up and immersive SpeedWeek@Home activities ahead of the first, one-time only event next month.

Goodwood Speedweek presented by Mastercard is a new, one-off interactive entertainment experience for 2020. Combining the greatest elements of Goodwood’s headline motorsport events, SpeedWeek will be streamed live from behind closed doors to a global audience.

An impressive line-up of presenters will cover all the action from the weekend, with well-known faces and influencers across motorsport, automotive and lifestyle, including: television broadcaster and BBC Radio 2 DJ Dermot O’Leary; motoring and technology TV presenter Rory Reid; Capital FM Breakfast Presenter Siân Welby; and former World Endurance Champion and Grand Prix winner Mark Webber.

“I am thrilled to be part of the hosting team for the one-time only Goodwood SpeedWeek next month,” said SpeedWeek host Dermot O’Leary. “I am a huge fan of Goodwood, and it’s incredible to see what the team has done in such challenging circumstances to keep the spirit of motorsport alive – it’s going to be a brilliant event and I can’t wait to get involved with Goodwood's audience, and hopefully bring the awesome racing to a few new faces."

The three full days of live action broadcast from Goodwood Motor Circuit will be combined with pre-recorded footage and interactive features, on a dedicated Goodwood streaming site, free of charge. Joining in, viewers and fans will be able to get in on the action from the comfort of their own homes, participating in competitions, polls, quizzes and votes, predicting the results of each race, creating their own digital ‘garage’, joining virtual paddock tours and much more, with winners, champions and prizes awarded along the way.

SpeedWeek@Home

As one of the most immersive and interactive motorsport events ever staged, SpeedWeek audiences will be encouraged to fully embrace the spirit of Goodwood from wherever they are watching.  It can be as simple as gathering friends together to watch the weekend’s action, or going all out and staging their own home event by recreating some of the most iconic elements of the motorsport events.

Build your own Festival of Speed Central Feature competition

At the heart of the Festival of Speed, the sky-scraping Central Feature has developed into one of the most eye-catching and anticipated aspects of the event and each year represents a celebration of automotive design and motoring heritage. For SpeedWeek only, viewers will be encouraged to bring their own Central Feature creation to life depicting a theme or story of their choice, using any resources and materials they wish, with extra points awarded for recycled or sustainable materials. The judges will be looking for a winning combination of clever design, innovation, creativity and a great story.

Mini children’s design competition

For Goodwood’s younger audience, this special competition will invite them to design an inspiring and colourful livery for a classic 1960s Mini, using a downloadable template of the vehicle to create their masterpiece. The winning design will then be produced and wrapped on to a Mini Cooper S, which will race at the Revival in 2021 – a prize that has never been offered before at Goodwood. The winner and their family will be guests at the event to see their creation in high speed action.

SpeedWeek aims to bring together Goodwood’s existing community with new, like-minded enthusiasts across the world to enjoy this unique, never seen before event.

The programme of events, full driver line-up and additional SpeedWeek@Home activities will be announced over the coming weeks.

Viewers and fans can sign up for alerts and find more details and the T&Cs of all SpeedWeek@Home activities at: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-speedweek/

Stay up to date with all future announcements and on-event action with the official hashtag #gwspeedweek across our social channels:

  • @GoodwoodRRC (Twitter)
  • Goodwood Road & Racing (Facebook)
  • @goodwoodrrc (Instagram)

 

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Notes to Editors:

About Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard

Speedweek is a new, one-time only interactive entertainment experience for 2020. With social distancing in place, Goodwood may not be able to welcome the typical crowds of thousands to Festival of Speed or Revival, but millions of fans will still experience the virtual thrills of Speedweek by streaming the event from home. Each day’s live stream schedule will be filled with wheel-to-wheel racing in some of the world’s most valuable and historic cars, fast-paced feats and extraordinary celebrations, with celebrities joining to host special moments from around the world. A virtual FOS Future Lab will take the audience on a journey through next-generation technology as they discover how advances will shape our lives in years to come and the incredible speed at which leaps of innovation are impacting both present and future. Designed to be intensely interactive, Speedweek will offer plenty of chances for fans to participate as they enjoy everything they love about cars, driving and motorsport. Goodwood Speedweek presented by Mastercard will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 16-18 October 2020.

About the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights include FOS Future Lab, The Arena, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

About the Goodwood Revival

Recreating the glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Motor Circuit comes alive for the Revival, both on and off the historic track. The only race meeting to be staged entirely in an authentic period setting, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing. It’s a celebration of bygone days, vintage fashion and wheel-to-wheel racing around this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday.

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