Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed for its fifth successive year, with a veritable who’s who of action sport stars all ready for four days of two-wheel fast-paced, high-octane motorised and pedal-powered fun and games. The disciplines of Freestyle Motocross, BMX Dirt, Trials and Mountain Bike will be superbly represented by athletes at the very top of their game in three hour-long shows each day from Thursday 23rd through to Sunday 26th June.
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The giants of the FMX world, such as Jamie Squibb, the UK’s most successful FMX rider and the only Brit to be selected for the Nitro Circus Live line-up, X-Games gold medallist Edgar Torronteras from Spain and uber-cool Czech Petr Pilat will showcase their breath-taking skills as they whip and backflip their way through a set of high-flying and jaw-dropping tricks.
But the FMX boys won’t have the Arena all to themselves because, as the title suggests, GAS encompasses all manner of action sports and Mountain Bike and BMX legends from all over the globe will engage in battle to be crowned the King of GAS in a jump-filled, double-lane course. British former World Champion Kye Forte will join Americans Chris Doyle, Mike ‘Hucker’ Clark and leading MTB trials star, Brit Chris Doney.
And, if that’s not enough, rounding off the big-name action is the legendary multiple British and World Trials Champion, Dougie Lampkin MBE. Fresh from winning his tenth Scottish Six-Day Trial Lampkin, together with Alexz Wigg, is set to take the considerable Goodwood crowd with him as he scales a range of seemingly impossible hand-carved obstacles in the main GAS Arena.
Partnered by the TomTom Bandit – an action camera ably demonstrated throughout the Arenacross Tour earlier this year – GAS alone takes up an incredible four acres of the world famous West Sussex venue. The area takes some six weeks to build and a weighty amount of soil, to the tune of 10,000-plus tonnes, is shipped in.
For those wanting hands-on experience of off-road, a hugely popular aspect is the GAS Experience Zone. Here adventurers young and old can try out riding an electric or petrol-powered motorcycle for the first time.
Ticket information is available from www.goodwood.com or via the ticket office on 01243 755055.