The ‘must-see’ bikes and riders at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed

Above: Rainey, Schwantz, Roberts, Doohan and Agostini are among the legends riding at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

 

With Wayne Rainey making his UK riding return alongside Kenny Roberts, Kevin Schwantz and Mick Doohan, plus Dani Pedrosa now added to the rider line-up, this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed has its best biking line-up ever.

And although tickets are now limited there’s still means and ways to see the best of the action.

Following the full relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s FoS is bigger and better than ever and will be one of the ‘must-see’ events of the summer. Its traditional mix of motorsport heroes, cars and bikes, many of which race up the famous hill climb in the glorious garden setting of Goodwood House near Chichester, makes it unique and although cars are to the fore, the organisers have this year arranged a dazzling biking line-up – not just of GP greats, but of stars celebrating 100 years of the Ulster Grand Prix including Guy Martin and Phillip McCallen, ‘Contemporary Racers’, among them recent TT-winner Peter Hickman, WSB star Scott Redding and Dakar winner Sam Sunderland plus also demos of some of the very latest production bikes, including the Aston Martin Brough Superior, James Bond edition Triumph 1200 Scrambler, Crighton CR700W track bike and new BSA Gold Star – the latter two both being ridden by BikeSocial’s own Michael Mann!

 

Above: Peter Hickman, Scott Redding and the Birchall brothers will all ride

 

The FoS opens this Thursday, June 23, and runs every day up to and including Sunday, June 26. At the time of writing, tickets are now only available for Thursday, all other days being sold out, and GP stars Rainey and co. aren’t scheduled to ride that day but there’s still plenty of bikes and action to see. The ‘Road Bikes’ category will be riding up the hill which includes the aforementioned BSA, Crighton, Triumph and Aston Martin Brough, the McLaren F1 team will also be running and there’s loads of unveilings and activities. Thursday adult tickets start at £47, children under-12 go free and there’s also a ‘Young Persons’ ticket for those aged 13-21 costing £23.50.

Otherwise BikeSocial will again be bringing you regular updates of all the action online through our usual social media channels and in addition there will once again be livestream coverage throughout the weekend.

 

Above: the Crighton CR700W, BSA Gold Star 650 and Aston Martin AMB 001 will all make their UK debuts

 

Until then, here’s our pick of the motorcycling stars (and star bikes) taking part this year.

 

Two-wheel Grand Prix Heroes (Batch 4, Class 15)

Bikes-wise, this is the biggie. Three-time world 500cc champion Wayne Rainey is of course the stand-out, riding his specially-adapted 1992 YZR500 Yamaha up the hill for the first time since the career-ending Misano crash which left him in a wheelchair. Better still, he’ll be joined by his racing contemporaries Kenny Roberts Snr (1978 Yamaha YZR500); Mick Doohan (1992 Honda NSR500) and Kevin Schwantz (1994 Suzuki RGV500). But that’s just the start. There’s also Dani Pedrosa aboard the 2021 KTM R16; Steve Parrish on a 1975 Suzuki XR14; Goodwood regular Giacomo Agostini on a 1965 MV Agusta 500; Stuart Graham on a 1947 AJS ‘Porcupine’; Sammy Miller aboard both a BMW Rennsport and Gilera 500/4 and many more. Other bikes being ridden, meanwhile, include a Cagiva V592, Proton KRV3 (with a yet-to-be confirmed Jeremy McWilliams on board) and two Ducati Desmosedicis.

 

100 Years of the Ulster Grand Prix (Batch 4, Class 16)

There’s even more home-grown, roads specialists in this category. TT/TV star Guy Martin is likely to be the biggest draw riding a 2012 GSX-R1000 but there’s also: Phillip McCallen and Ian Simpson on their RC45s; Michael Rutter on the Ducati 600 TT2 made famous by his late dad Tony; Con Law aboard an EMC Rotax; Charlie Williams on a Yamaha TZ350 (ahh, revel in those two-stroke fumes…) plus TV’s Henry Cole on a 1938 Vincent. Other bikes being demoed in this class include: a 1979 Honda RS1000; 1975 Kawasaki KR750, Norton Manx 500, AJS 7R, Rudge Ulster ridden by Jenny Tinmouth, Dean Harrison’s 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R, a JPS Norton Rotary and many more.

 

Contemporary Racing Motorcycles (Batch 4, Class 17)

If your interest is primarily modern racing bikes, there’s plenty of them being ridden up the Goodwood hill, too. In this class you’ll see: Peter Hickman fresh from his TT victories aboard his Gas Monkey Garage by FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR; Scott Redding on board his WSB-spec BMW M 1000 RR and even Dakar Rally winner Sam Sunderland riding his KTM 450 Rally. While if your preferred racers have three wheels, not two, you’ll also get to see the Birchall brothers, Ben and Tom, also fresh from their TT dominance aboard their 2019 LCR-Honda 600 outfit along with leading lady racer Maria Costello MBE piloting her 2008 Kawasaki-powered version.

 

Road Bikes (Batch 6, Class 45)

While last but not least – and that’s not even mentioning any of the hundreds of stunning road and race cars taking part) the Road Bike category of bikes running up the hill (which can be seen on Thursday) includes: the astonishing Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001; the ‘world’s fastest bobber’, the custom, supercharged Triumph Bonneville Bobber created and ridden by Jody Millhouse of Thornton 100; two hub-centre steered wonders, the Vyrus 984 and new Kawasaki-powered Bimota Tesi H2; the James Bond edition version of Triumph’s 1200 Scrambler; the 2021 MV Agusta Rush and the previously mentioned, rotary powered £85k Crighton CR700W track bike plus the all-new BSA Gold Star, both as ridden by Bikesocial’s Michael Mann – so be sure to give him a cheer!

For the complete event listings, schedules and entries plus stacks more info head to the official Goodwood Festival of Speed website

 

 The ‘must-see’ bikes and riders at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019
 

 

2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed Timetable

 

The timetable keeps you informed of all the spectacles happening each day at the Festival. The Festival of Speed timetable will give an overview of what to expect, however please note that timings may change slightly.

Download a pdf copy of the timetable here

 

Thursday 23rd June 2022

0700hrs

Gates open

0900hrs

Manufacturer Batch

0940hrs

Batch 6 - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

1000hrs

Bonhams Sale Preview Opens

1030hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Warm Up Show

1035hrs

Manufacturer Batch

1115hrs

Rally & Off-Road Car Batch

1200hrs

Manufacturer Batch

1230hrs

Air Display - The Red Arrows

1245hrs

FoS 2022 Highlights + BMW M

1300hrs

Forest Rally Stage opens

1320hrs

BMW M Moment - Front of Goodwood House

1330hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1330hrs

Manufacturer Batch

1330hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena opens

1410hrs

Batch 6 - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

1500hrs

Manufacturer Batch

1530hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1540hrs

Timed Practice

1620hrs

Driftkhana Practice

1710hrs

Manufacturer Batch

1730hrs

GAS - Competition (BMX Big Air)

1730hrs

Forest Rally Stage closes

1730hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena closes

 

Friday 24th June 2022

0700hrs

Gates open

0830hrs

Batch 1 - Pioneers, Pre-War, Tin Tops, Drift

0900hrs

Forest Rally Stage opens

0900hrs

Bonhams Auction Preview Opens

0915hrs

Batch 2 - Rally, Lancia, Group B, NASCAR

0930hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena opens

0950hrs

Batch 3 - Ferrari, Group C

1000hrs

Bonhams Fine Automobilia Auction

1030hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1030hrs

Rally Interview Stage

1040hrs

Batch 4 - Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius + Racing Motorcycles

1135hrs

Batch 5 - BMW M, Sports Racers, Modern GTs

1215hrs

BMW M Moment - Front of Goodwood House

1220hrs

Batch 6 - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

1230hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1300hrs

Rally Interview Stage

1315hrs

Driftkhana Rd 1

1355hrs

Batch 5 Afternoon - BMW M, Sports Racers, Modern GTs

1400hrs

Bonhams Motor Cars Auction

1430hrs

Batch 4 Afternoon - Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius + Racing Motorcycles

1500hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1500hrs

Rally Interview Stage

1520hrs

Timed Practice

1530hrs

Rally Shootout

1605hrs

Batch 2 Afternoon - Rally, Lancia, Group B, NASCAR

1615hrs

Air Display - The Red Arrows

1635hrs

Batch 3 Afternoon - Ferrari, Group C

1715hrs

Batch 1 Afternoon - Pioneers, Pre-War, Tin Tops

1730hrs

GAS - Competition (BMX Best Trick)

1730hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena closes

1745hrs

Batch 6 Afternoon - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

1800hrs

Forest Rally Stage closes

 

Saturday 25th June 2022

0700hrs

Gates open

0830hrs

Batch 2 - Rally, Lancia, Group B, NASCAR

0900hrs

Forest Rally Stage opens

0905hrs

Batch 1 - Pioneers, Pre-War, Tin Tops, Drift

0930hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena opens

0950hrs

Batch 3 - Ferrari, Group C

1000hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1030hrs

Batch 4 - Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius + Racing Motorcycles

1125hrs

Batch 5 - BMW M, Sports Racers, Modern GTs

1205hrs

BMW M Moment - Front of Goodwood House

1210hrs

Batch 6 - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

1240hrs

Air Display - The Blades

1300hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1315hrs

Batch 5 - BMW M, Sports Racers, Modern GTs

1350hrs

Batch 3 - Ferrari, Group C

1430hrs

Batch 4 - Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius + Racing Motorcycles

1510hrs

Balcony Moment - Interview with Wayne Rainey

1520hrs

Batch 6 - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

1530hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1530hrs

Forest Rally Stage shootout

1610hrs

QUALIFYING SHOOT-OUT

1655hrs

Driftkhana Rd 2

1730hrs

GAS - Competition (Freestyle Motocross Best Trick)

1730hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena closes

1735hrs

Batch 1 + 2 - Pioneers, Pre-War, Tin Tops, Rally, Lancia, Group B, NASCAR

1800hrs

Forest Rally Stage closes

 

Shootout Sunday - 26th June 2022

0700hrs

Gates open

0830hrs

Batch 1 - Pioneers, Pre-War, Tin Tops, Drift

0900hrs

Forest Rally Stage opens

0915hrs

Batch 2 - Rally, Lancia, Group B, NASCAR

0930hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

0930hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena 0pens

0950hrs

Batch 6 - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

1045hrs

Batch 3 - Ferrari, Group C

1130hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1135hrs

Batch 5 - BMW M, Sports Racers, Modern GTs

1210hrs

BMW M Moment (25 cars) - & fireworks

1220hrs

Batch 4 - GP Greats, Sparks of Genius + Racing Motorcylces

1240hrs

Air Display - The Red Arrows

1315hrs

Driftkhana Final

1330hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena Shootout

1355hrs

Batch 5 - BMW M, Sports Racers, Modern GTs

1430hrs

Batch 4 - GP Greats, Sparks of Genius + Racing Motorcycles

1430hrs

Goodwood Action Sports Show

1530hrs

Shoot-Out

1530hrs

Forest Rally Stage Shootout

1630hrs

GAS - Competition (BMX Mountain Bike Best Trick)

1635hrs

Batch 3 - Ferrari, Group C

1715hrs

Batch 1 - Pioneers, Pre-War, Tin Tops

1730hrs

Forest Rally Stage closes

1730hrs

Britpart Off-Road Arena closes

1745hrs

Batch 2 -Rally, Lancia, Group B, NASCAR

1820hrs

Batch 6 - Michelin Supercar Run, First Glance and Road Bikes

 

 

2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed - TV Coverage

If you're not lucky enough to be going to Goodwood this weekend, you can still catch all the action with three-and-a-half hours of programmes on ITV:

Saturday 25th June 2022

Goodwood Festival of Speed

ITV

16:00 - 17:30

Sunday 26th June 2022

Goodwood Festival of Speed

ITV

15:00 - 17:00

 

If you subscribe to Sky Sports F1 Channel then you can also catch some live action as well as highlights later in the day:

Sunday 26th June 2022

LIVE: Goodwood Festival of Speed

SkySports F1

15:00 - 17:00

Goodwood Festival of Speed - Highlights

SkySports F1

19:00 - 21:00

 

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, as well as our coverage on the Bennetts BikeSocial Facebook, Insta and Twitter feeds.