Nine times Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen will celebrate his 50th birthday and the 20th anniversary of his first Le Mans win at the 2017 Festival of Speed from June 29 to July 2.
Following his 1997 Le Mans win with the Joest racing team in a TWR-designed, Porsche-powered WSC95, Denmark's Kristensen went on to become the most successful driver at the French endurance classic - six of those wins coming in consecutive years.
He has also won the 12-hour race at Sebring in Florida a record six times.
The 2017 Festival of Speed will honour Kristensen’s 36 years in motorsport with a collection of his greatest racing cars, including many from his glorious career with Audi, as well as the stunning Bentley Speed 8. The BMW V12 LMR in which he recorded his first victory at Sebring will also be in action on the 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb.
Goodwood Road and Racing (GRR) is running a competition to win tickets to this year's Festival of Speed - Saturday and weekend tickets are now sold out, with Thursday, Friday, and Sunday tickets selling fast. Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit www.goodwood.com or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755055.
Goodwood is delighted to confirm that the spectacular RAF Red Arrows display team will once again be soaring across the skies above the Festival of Speed on Thursday June 29 at 15.00, Friday June 30 at 12.00s and Saturday July 1 at 11.00.
One of the RAF's awesome - and we use the word in the strictest sense - Typhoon fighters will also be in action on Friday at 15.00, Saturday at 15.00 and Sunday July 2 at 17.00.
Both displays are part of a larger aviation exhibition, entitled FoS Air, which has undergone an overhaul in look and content, creating an interactive and fun aviation-led area within the Festival of Speed.
Highlights over the weekend include a replica Spitfire on display, the opportunity to experience a flight in a Spitfire through 360 video and to fly alongside a Spitfire in a helicopter.
The Novium Museum will present interactive sessions on local astronaut Tim Peake’s time in space alongside inspirational speakers from the world of aviation.
Visitors will be able to be able to experience the sheer scale of the Festival of Speed from above with a helicopter pleasure flight. Full details on all the aviation content at www.goodwood.com.