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2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed Guide

Freelance motorcycle journalist, former editor of Bike & What Bike?, ex-Road Test Editor MCN, author of six books and now in need of a holiday.

Posted:

11.07.2023

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With TEN current MotoGP stars, including 2022 World Champion Francesco Bagnaia, SIX of the leading teams, British Dutch Moto2 GP winner Jake Dixon plus legends including Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz and Mick Doohan, this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed features its biggest and best-ever biking line-up.

And although tickets are now limited there’s still ways to see them all in action.

 

 

When is the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed?

First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has grown to become the world’s largest automotive garden party set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK.

Traditionally held in early July, this year’s festival takes place over four days, from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th July 2023, and marks the event’s 30th anniversary.

As ever, the stars are two and four-wheeled racers, old and new, with many legendary riders, drivers and machines in action up the famous Goodwood Hill over all four days.

This year, however, sees the festival’s biggest-ever celebration of the two-wheeled championship, with Grand Prix motorcycles set to make up the entirety of the biking entry.

In addition, there’s a huge entry of historic racing cars and drivers, classic and static displays, supercars, a Bonhams auction and much, much more.

 

 

Are tickets still available for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023?

Yes – just (as we write). Although tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are now all sold out, tickets ARE still available for Thursday 13th, when MotoGP stars Lorenzo Savadori, Michele Pirro, Mika Kallio and Pol Espargaro are all in action on the iconic Goodwood hill climb.

Thursday adult tickets start at £60, children under-12 go free and there’s also a ‘Young Persons’ ticket for those aged 13-21 costing £30. These include free parking. In addition, a number of hospitality packages, starting at £244 and which also include admission, are also still available. For the latest availability go to the official Goodwood website.

If you are going to the event, make the most of your time there with a downloadable pdf map (links to official Goodwood site)

 

 

Who is riding at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023?

In terms of MotoGP, it’s more a case this year of ‘who isn’t?’. Thanks in part to coinciding with the MotoGP summer break, no less than TEN riders from the current championship from an unprecedented SIX teams will all be taking part in the festival.

Those teams are:

  • the Ducati Lenovo Team with riders Bagnaia (Saturday and Sunday), Enea Bastianini (Saturday and Sunday) and Michele Pirro (Thursday and Friday);

  • the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team with Brad Binder (Saturday & Sunday) and Mika Kallio (Thursday and Friday);

  • the GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 team with Pol Espargaro (Thursday and Friday) and Augusto Fernandez (Saturday and Sunday);

  • Aprilia Racing with Lorenzo Savadori (Thursday and Friday);

  • the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team with Miguel Oliveira (Saturday) and Raul Fernandez (Sunday), and

  • the LCR Honda team (riders and days TBC).

In addition, Moto2 team GASGAS Aspar will be there with British rider Jake Dixon who recently spectacularly won the Dutch round at Assen.

All the teams will also be located in Goodwood’s accessible Ballroom Paddock giving fans the perfect opportunity to see the bikes being prepared before taking to the Hill.

Nor does the list of motorcycle grand prix superstars end there. In addition to the 10 current MotoGP riders at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed there’s a huge line-up of bike GP legends in attendance. Those already confirmed include: Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer, Giacomo Agostini, Kevin Schwantz, Mick Doohan, Randy Mamola, Wayne Gardner, as well as Festival of Speed debutants Jorge Lorenzo, Kenny Roberts Jnr. and Àlex Crivillé, who in total hold a staggering 35 world championships between them.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna, which runs MotoGP, said: “We’re very proud to announce this celebration of MotoGP at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s an honour for us to play a key role in the 30th anniversary and be invited to showcase the best of our sport, sharing the stage with our fellow icons of speed. It will be something truly unique, and I want to thank our teams, riders and legends for showing such enthusiasm in attending. We hope we will be able to put on an incredible show for the fans – and for the Duke of Richmond! We are always honoured by his unwavering passion for our sport. Thank you for the invitation!

Goodwood’s Duke of Richmond added: “I am absolutely thrilled that the Festival of Speed will host its biggest-ever MotoGP celebration this year. My thanks to Dorna Sports, the teams and riders for including us in their busy schedules – it means so much to everyone at Goodwood and all our fans that they will be here to celebrate with us.

 

 

2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed - TV Coverage

If you’re not able to attend, don't panic! You can also watch Goodwood’s own livestream coverage throughout the weekend, or catch up with ITV’s highlights on free-to-air TV. There are live sessions on the Saturday and Sunday and two-hour highlights package on the 24th July '23. All the details are below:

 

Saturday 15th July 2023

Goodwood Festival of Speed Live

ITV1

11:15 - 13:15

Sunday 16th July 2023

Goodwood Festival of Speed Live

ITV1

13:30 - 15:30

Monday 24th July 2023

Goodwood Festival of Speed – Highlights

ITV4

19:00 – 21:00

 

2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Social Media Coverage

You can also catch all the action on the Goodwood Road & Racing YouTube channel and by following the Goodwood Festival of Speed Facebook feed, the fosgoodwood Instagram account and by following fosgoodwood on Twitter.

Bennetts BikeSocial will also be providing coverage on the Bennetts BikeSocial Facebook page, Instagram feed and Twitter feed.

 

If you’d like to chat about this article or anything else biking related, join us and thousands of other riders at the Bennetts BikeSocial Facebook page.

 

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed Timetable - Thursday 13th July 2023

Gates Open

07:00

Spectator Hill Walk - Open Track Crossing

08:35

Bonhams Auction Viewing Opens

09:00

The Duke of Richmond opens the 30th Festival of Speed

09:20

Goodwood 75 Batch

09:20

Manufacturer Batch 1

10:05

Goodwood Action Sports: Warm Up Show

10:30

Rally and Off-Road Batch

10:35

Manufacturer Batch 2

11:20

Air Display - The Red Arrows

11:30

Batch 6: Supercar Run

11:50

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

12:30

Batch 6: First Glance + Road Bikes

12:40

Porsche 75

13:15

Porsche 75 Celebration Moment

13:50

Manufacturer Batch 3 + Hyundai N Moment

14:00

Batch 6: Supercar Run

11:50

Best of FOS 2023 incl. McLaren, Lotus + Jeff Beck Cars

14:30

Red Arrows Q&A

14:30

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

15:00

Timed Practice

15:30

Manufacturer Batch

16:10

Batch 6: Supercar Run

16:40

Batch 6: First Glance

17:40

Sally Mason-Styrron Moment

17:00

Goodwood Action Sports: Competition (BMX High Jump)

17:30

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed Timetable - Friday 14th July 2023

Gates Open

07:00

Batch 1: Tin Tops, Drift Rally & WRC

08:30

Batch 2: Le Mans, NASCAR, Sports Racers

09:10

Batch 3: Goodwood 75

09:55

Goodwood Action Sports: Warm Up Show

10:30

Batch 4: Lotus Moment, McLaren, GP Greats & MotoGP

10:45

Bonhams Fine Automobilia Auction

11:00

Air Display - The Red Arrows

11:15

Batch 5: Porsche 75

11:40

Porsche 75 Celebration Moment

12:15

Batch 6: Supercar Run

12:20

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

12:30

Batch 6: First Glance + Road Bikes

13:00

Batch 5: Porsche 75

13:35

Bonhams Motor Cars Auction

14:00

Batch 4: McLaren Moment, Lotus, GP Greats + Jeff Beck cars

14:20

Batch 2: Le Mans, NASCAR, Sports Racers

15:10

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

15:00

Timed Practice

15:50

Alain De Cadenet Celebration

16:10

Batch 3: Goodwood 75

16.35

Batch 1: Driftkhana, Tintops, Rally & WRC

17:15

Goodwood Action Sports: Competition (BMX & MTB Best Trick)

17:30

Batch 6: Supercar Run

17:50

Batch 6: First Glance + Road Bikes

18:30

 

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed Timetable – Saturday 15th July 2023

Gates Open

07:00

Batch 2: Le Mans, NASCAR, Sports Racers

08:30

Batch 6: Supercar Run

09:10

Batch 6: First Glance + Road Bikes

09:50

Goodwood Action Sports: Warm Up Show

10:00

Batch 1: Tin Tops, Drift, Rally & WRC

10:20

Batch 5 - Porsche 75

11:00

Porsche 75 Celebration Moment

11:40

Qualifying Shoot-Out

11:45

Batch 4: McLaren Moment, Lotus, GP Greats & MotoGP + Jeff Beck cars

12:35

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

13:30

Batch 5: Porsche 75

13:30

Batch 3: Goodwood 75

14:05

Batch 2: Le Mans, NASCAR, Sports Racers

14:55

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

15:15

Batch 4: McLaren Moment, Lotus, GP Greats & MotoGP

15:35

Balcony Moment: Interview with Sebastian Vettel

16:10

Batch 6: Supercar Run

16:20

Batch 6: First Glance + Road Bikes

17:00

Batch 1: Tintops, Rally & WRC

17:30

Goodwood Action Sports: Competition (Freestyle Motocross Best Trick)

17:30

Batch 3: Goodwood 75

18.00

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed Timetable – Sunday 16th July 2023

Gates Open

07:00

Batch 3: Goodwood 75

08:30

Batch 2: Le Mans, NASCAR, Sports Racers

09:15

Goodwood Action Sports: Warm-Up Show

09:30

Batch 1: Tin Tops, Drift, Rally & WRC

09:55

Batch 4: Lotus Moment, McLaren, GP Greats & MotoGP

10:35

Batch 6: Supercar Run

11:15

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

11:30

Batch 6: First Glance + Road Bikes

11:55

Batch 5: Porsche 75

12:25

Porsche 75 Celebration Moment

13:00

Batch 4: McLaren Moment, Lotus, GP Greats & MotoGP + Jeff Beck cars

13:15

Balcony Moment: Interview with Moto GP Riders

13:55

Shoot-Out

14:00

Goodwood Action Sports: Show

14:30

Commemorating Her Majesty The Queen

14:10

Batch 5: Porsche 75

15:15

Batch 2: Le Mans, NASCAR, Sports Racers

15:50

Batch 3: Goodwood 75

16:30

Goodwood Action Sports: Competition (BMX Mountain Bike Best Trick)

16:30

Batch 1: Driftkhana, Tin Tops, Rally & WRC

17:15

Batch 6: Supercar Run

17:50

Batch 6: First Glance + Road Bikes

18:30

 

Wayne Rainey Exclusive Interview

The 2022 Goodwood Festical of Speed saw three-times MotoGP World Champion Wayne Rainey ride his 1992 Yamaha YZR500 up the famous hill, for the first time in 29 years.

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed – 2023 Entry List - Bikes

For the full entry listings, download a pdf copy (links to official Goodwood Website)

 

Batch 4, Class 16 – MotoGP Celebration

Race No.

Year

Make And Model

Entrant

Confirmed Driver(s)

Paddock

Timed /
Demo

1

1947

AJS 'Porcupine'

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

Static Display,

Lower Main

Demo

4

1954

BMW Rennsport

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

Miller, Sammy

Lower Main

Demo

6

1957

Gilera 500 Quattro

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

Lawton, Ian

Lower Main

Demo

45

2023

Ducati Desmosedici GP23

Ducati Lenovo Team MotoGP

Bastianini, Enea

MAIN

Demo

46

2023

Ducati Desmosedici GP23

Ducati Lenovo Team MotoGP

Bagnaia, Francesco

MAIN

Demo

33

2002

Ducati Desmosedici GP3
Prototype

Pearman, Henry

Static Display,

MAIN

Demo

54

2008

Ducati Desmosedici GP8 CS2

Morgan, Patrick

-

MAIN

Demo

39

2012

Ducati Desmosedici GP12

Pearman, Henry

Static Display,

MAIN

Demo

35

2003

Ducati Desmosedici GP3

Mayhew, Chris

-

MAIN

Demo

36

2006

Ducati Desmosedici GP6

Mayhew, Chris

-

MAIN

Demo

38

2008

Ducati Desmosedici GP8

Mayhew, Chris

-

MAIN

Demo

44

2023

Aprilia RS-GP

RNF MotoGP Racing

Fernandez,
Raul/Oliveira,
Miguel/Savadori,
Lorenzo

MAIN

Demo

42

2019

Aprilia RS-GP

Aprilia Racing Team MotoGP

Fernandez,
Raul/Oliveira,
Miguel/Savadori,
Lorenzo

MAIN

Demo

11

1973

Seeley-Suzuki TR500

Williams, Terence

Thompson,
John/Williams,
Tobias/Williams,
Terence

MAIN

Demo

12

1975

Suzuki XR14 RG500

Riches, Chris

Ellison, James/Riches,
Chris

MAIN

Demo

18

1981

Yamaha YZR500 OW53

Riches, Chris

Riches, Chris

MAIN

Demo

15

1980

Suzuki XR34 RG500

Wheatman, Steve

Mamola, Randy

MAIN

Demo

26

1994

Suzuki XR84 RGV500

Wheatman, Steve

Schwantz, Kevin

MAIN

Demo

32

2000

Suzuki RGV500 XR80

Wheatman, Steve

Roberts Jr, Kenny

MAIN

Demo

59

1981

Suzuki X35 RG500

Farrow, Kirk

Farrow, Kirk

MAIN

Demo

21

1989

Suzuki RGV500

Team Classic Suzuki

Colombi, Nathan

MAIN

Demo

25

1993

Suzuki RGV500

Taylor, Garry

Oxley, Mat

MAIN

Demo

16

1980

Suzuki XR34M2

King, Ian

de Radiguès, Dider

MAIN

Demo

58

1982

Suzuki XR69

Grant, Mick

Grant, Mick

MAIN

Demo

29

1997

Suzuki RGV500 XR87

King, Ian

King, Ian

MAIN

Demo

2

1949

Triumph Grand Prix 500

National Motorcycle Museum

-

MAIN

Demo

8

1968/69

Triumph 500

National Motorcycle Museum

-

MAIN

Demo

3

1952

Norton Manx

Folch-Rusinol Jnr, Joaquín

Cathcart, Alan

MAIN

Demo

7

1961

Matchless G50 500

Cathcart, Alan

Cathcart, Alan

MAIN

Demo

10

1972

MV Agusta 500/3

Marchant, Ray

Agostini, Giacomo

MAIN

Demo

17

1980

Yamaha TZ G

Bourn, Christopher

Bourn, Christopher

MAIN

Demo

28

1996

Yamaha YZR500

Caddick, Andy

Caddick, Andy/Morris,
Ben

MAIN

Demo

31

2000

Modenas 500 KR3

Simpkins, Dean

Simpkins, Dean

MAIN

Demo

34

2002

Proton KRV3

Russell, Sally

Russell, Gordon

MAIN

Demo

5

1957

Gilera 4-Cylinder

Jones, Mike

Jones, Mike/Jones,
Chris

MAIN

Demo

9

1970

Kawasaki 500 H1R

Meinero, Gianluigi

Garino, Mauro

MAIN

Demo

22

1991

Cagiva C591

Meinero, Gianluigi

Meinero, Gianluigi

MAIN

Demo

23

1992

Yamaha YZR500

Law, Con

-

MAIN

Demo

55

1997

Honda NSR500

Law, Con

-

MAIN

Demo

53

2023

KTM RC16

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Static Display,

MAIN

Demo

52

2023

KTM RC16

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Binder, Brad/Kallio,
Mika

MAIN

Demo

51

2023

KTM RC16

GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3

Static Display,

MAIN

Demo

49

2023

KTM RC16

GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3

Espargaro,
Pol/Fernandez, Augusto

MAIN

Demo

19

1985

Honda RS500GP

Jones, Martin

Spencer, Freddie

MAIN

Demo

60

1986

Honda 500GP

Jones, Martin

Static Display,

MAIN

Demo

57

1983

Honda RS500R

Galles, Paul

Criville, Alex

MAIN

Demo

56

1997

Honda NSR250

Galles, Paul

Gardner, Wayne

MAIN

Demo

30

1999

Honda NSR500V

McGuinness, John

McGuinness, John

MAIN

Demo

27

1997

Honda NSR500

Honda Motor Company Ltd

Doohan, Mick

MAIN

Demo

48

2023

Honda RCV213V-S

LCR Honda MotoGP

Mamola, Randy

MAIN

Demo

 

Batch 6, Class 32 – Bikes

Race No.

Year

Make And Model

Entrant

Confirmed Driver(s)

Paddock

Timed/Demo

78

2016

Royal Enfield Sosa Metalworks
"Kamala"

Royal Enfield UK

Cathcart, Alan/Marcar,
John

SUPERCAR

Demo

74

2021

BMW R18 The Crown

Kinsgston Customs

Oehlerking, Dirk

SUPERCAR

Demo

76

2022

Langen Two Stroke

Ratcliff, Chris

Ratcliffe, Christopher

SUPERCAR

Demo

80

2022

Triumph Supercharged Speed
Triple Drift

Millhouse, Jody

-

SUPERCAR

Demo

70

2023

Aprilia RSV4 Special Edition

Aprilia Moto (UK)

-

SUPERCAR

Demo

71

2023

Arc Vector

Truman, Mark

Truman, Mark

SUPERCAR

Demo

72

2023

Bimota TESI H2

Horton, James

Horton, James/Kaler,
Iman/Payne, Adam

SUPERCAR

Demo

73

2023

BMW M1000RR

BMW Motorrad UK

-

SUPERCAR

Demo

75

2023

Ducati Streetfighter V4
Lamborghini

Ducati UK Ltd

-

SUPERCAR

Demo

77

2023

Norton V4CR

Norton Motorcycles

Chapman,
George/Child,
Adam/Hancocks,
Simon/Oxley, Mat

SUPERCAR

Demo

79

2023

Triumph Street Triple 765 Moto2
Limited Edition

Triumph Motorcycles

-

SUPERCAR

Demo

81

2023

Yamaha XSR900 DB40
Prototype

Yamaha

Hancocks,
Simon/MacKenzie,
Niall/Morbidelli, Franco

SUPERCAR

Demo