Thursday, 26th March 2020, 2: 42 pm
The Goodwood Festival of Velocity has been postponed owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
Organisers have verified that the annual automotive extravaganza will not consider area on July nine-12, as at first prepared. Nonetheless, they are hopeful that the function can be rescheduled for afterwards in the calendar year.
Saying the final decision, the Duke of Richmond, operator of the Goodwood Estate, mentioned the uncertainty close to how prolonged the outbreak may well previous experienced forced organisers to suspend the function indefinitely to assure the basic safety of rivals, exhibitors and readers.
Goodwood experienced previously cancelled its yearly Users Conference race event, because of to choose position on March 28-29 and has mentioned it is keeping programs for the Goodwood Revival below critique. At the minute, the historic racing event is still owing to go forward on September 11-13.
(Photo: Goodwood/Jayson Fong)
In a statement, the Festival’s organisers explained that they had been at this time checking out alternate dates in late summer time or early autumn and predicted to make a decision on new dates in the coming weeks.
Tickets already acquired for the function will remain valid for the rescheduled dates
The Duke of Richmond reported: “Over the past couple months, we have been performing alongside one another with everybody associated to understand the viability of the Festival of Velocity going in advance in July. Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus threat and not knowing whether or not the condition will have noticeably enhanced by then, we sadly will need to postpone the Festival of Pace in July.
“These are remarkable and unbelievable periods but they will pass and we are currently trying to think about just how exciting it’s going to be to welcome you all back again to Goodwood for what probably might be the ‘greatest party ever’.
(Photo: Goodwood/Drew Gibson)
Goodwood organisers are also analyzing new dates for the 78th Members’ Conference but in the meantime have introduced a dwell streaming occasion above the weekend of March 28-29 to switch the real event.
The stay stream will begin at 10am and run right up until 6pm on Saturday, continuing by the very same hrs on Sunday.