Goodwood has confirmed its Festival of Speed and Revival events will not go ahead this year.

The two iconic events which take place in July and September have been postponed until 2021, as a result of challenges presented by social distancing measures which are in place to combat the further spread of the coronavirus.

As you’d expect, if you’ve already bought a ticket for this year – it’ll be valid for 2021. But if you’d prefer, Goodwood are offering refunds too.

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Speaking about the announcement, the owner of Goodwood estate, Lord March the Duke of Richmond said: “For a business like ours, which is all about bringing people together to enjoy the things they love, social distancing has had an unavoidable impact on our ability to operate.

“The Festival of Speed and Revival events will return in 2021 and, in the meantime, we are delighted to give our incredibly loyal members and dedicated followers a unique opportunity to increase their connection to Goodwood by becoming part of our new Goodwood Supporters Association initiative.

“In addition, we are still hoping that we may be able to keep the flame alive with a ‘behind closed doors’ motorsport occasion later this year for motorsport fans and enthusiasts worldwide to enjoy at home and look forward to making an announcement in the coming weeks.”

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It’s no great surprise that Goodwood has chosen to postpone the Festival of Speed and the Revival until 2021. But it’s not all bad news. There’s still a chance we’ll get to see some action from the Goodwood estate, with plans being put in place to hold a ‘behind closed doors’ event later this year.

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