The rise, fall and revival of Goodwood as it reaches 75

The rise, fall and revival of Goodwood as it reaches 75
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The rise, fall and revival of Goodwood as it reaches 75

The Goodwood Motor Circuit, although never hosting a world championship grand prix, played a significant role in the British motor racing scene. It provided a platform for the emerging British motorsport industry to showcase their talents. Despite its modest track layout, Goodwood was challenging with its gradients, undulations, and fast curves. The circuit’s picturesque setting, with its grass infield, added to its allure. Goodwood’s popularity grew over the years, hosting various racing events from local British Automobile Racing Club meetings to international competitions. The transition from an RAF fighter aerodrome to a racing circuit was made possible by the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit of the Goodwood estate-owning family, particularly Charles March, now the Duke of Richmond & Gordon.

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Source: Autosport.com

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