Goodwood Festival of Speed timetable: Full list of timings for the ‘motoring extravaganza’

Goodwood Festival of Speed show off the best debuts

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Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the most anticipated motoring events of the year, offering visitors a four-day showcase of some of the oldest, greatest and latest cars to date. This year the festival will kick off on Thursday, June 23, welcoming an average of 210,000 visitors to the Sussex-based estate. Rallies, shows and live interviews will be held over the course of the long weekend, and these are all the event timings you need to know.

What time does the Goodwood Festival of Speed start?

The gates to ‘glorious Goodwood’ will open at 7am on Thursday, June 23, welcoming thousands of visitors to the 12,000-acre estate in Chichester, West Sussex.

Motor-enthusiasts heading to the event will have a few hours to wait for the events to commence, with the Hill action expected to begin at 9am.

Goodwood Road and Racing said: “A big part of Thursday is seeing all the latest and greatest road cars from the world’s manufacturers, with a number of world debuts due to take place before the cars run throughout the day.”

Festival of Speed 2022 timetable in full

While each day of the motor festival will see an extravagant series of events take place from morning to evening, Thursday will be mostly focused on showcases and debuts to introduce some of the world’s most iconic vehicles.

Thursday, June 23

  • 7am – gates open to the public
  • 9am – ‘manufacturer batch’ debuts before the cars run throughout the day as well as rally and off-road machines taking to the hillclimb
  • 9:40am – Michelin supercar run, first glance and road bikes
  • 10am – Bonhams sale preview opens
  • 10:30am – Goodwood Action Sports warm-up show
  • 11.15am – rally and off-road car batch
  • 12:30pm – the Red Arrows will “roar across the skies”, marking the first of three displays scheduled for the weekend
  • 12:45pm – Festival of Speed 2022 highlights and BMW M
  • 1pm – the Forest Rally Stage opens
  • 1:30pm – manufacturer batch and the action at the Britpart off-road arena kicks off
  • 2:10pm – Michelin supercar run, first glance and road bikes
  • 3.30pm – Goodwood Action Sports Show
  • 3:40pm – timed practice
  • 4:20pm – Driftkahana practice begins, visitors should “expect plenty of smoke”
  • 5:30pm – GAS competition (BMX Big Air), Forest Rally stage and Britpart off-road arena closes

Friday, June 24

According to Goodwood Road and Racing (GRR), Friday is when the festival will “kick on a gear”, with everything from ferrari’s to F1 cars and a “special” BMW moment scheduled to take place.

GRR said: “We’ve got pre-war racers, drift cars, Group B rally cars, NASCARs, supercars, an entire batch of Ferrari and Group C machines and more.

The 2022 Festival of Speed is all about ‘The Innovators – masterminds of motorsport’, and so a batch to note is the one that sets off for the first time that weekend.”

  • 7am – gates open to the public
  • 8:30am – pioneers, pre-war, tin tops, drift
  • 9am – Forest Rally stage and Bonhams auction preview opens
  • 9:15am – rally, Lancia, group B and NASCAR
  • 9:30am – Britpart off-road arena opens
  • 9:50am – Ferrari, group C
  • 10am – Bonhams Fine Automobilia auction
  • 10:30am – Bonhams Fine Automobilia Auction and rally interview stage
  • 10:40am – Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius and racing motorcycles
  • 11:35am – BMW M, sports racers, modern GTs
  • 12:15pm – BMW moment at the front of Goodwood House
  • 12:20pm – Michelin supercar run,first glance and road bikes
  • 12:30pm – Goodwood Action Sports Show
  • 1pm – rally interview stage
  • 1:15pm – Driftkhana Rd 1
  • 1:55pm – BMW M, sports racers and modern GTs
  • 2pm – Bonhams motor cars auction
  • 2:30pm – Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius and racing motorcycles
  • 3pm – Goodwood Action Sports Show and rally interview stage
  • 3:20pm – timed Practice
  • 3:30pm – rally shootout
  • 4:05pm – rally, Lancia, group B, NASCAR
  • 4:15pm – Red Arrows air display
  • 4:35pm – Ferrari, group C
  • 5:15pm – pioneers, pre-war, tin tops
  • 5:30pm – GAS competition (BMX best trick) and Britpart off-road arena closes
  • 5:45pm – Michelin supercar run, first glance and road bikes
  • 6pm – Forest Rally Stage closes

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Saturday, June 25

The third day of the Festival of Speed begins with a selection of rally cars, Lancias (think Stratos, Fulvia, 037 Evo 2, Delta S4, Delta HF Integrale and more) and “terrifically loud” NASCAR monsters.

Here’s the full timetable for the day:

  • 7am – gates open to the public
  • 8:30am – rally, Lancia, Group B, NASCAR
  • 9am – Forest Rally Stage opens
  • 09:05am – pioneers, pre-war, tin tops, drift
  • 09:30am – Britpart off-road arena opens
  • 09:50am – Ferrari, group C
  • 10am – Goodwood Action Sports Show
  • 10:30am – Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius and racing motorcycles
  • 11:25am – BMW M, Sports Racers, Modern GTs
  • 12:05pm – BMW M moment beheld at the front of Goodwood House
  • 12:10pm – Michelin supercar run, first glance and road bikes
  • 12:40pm – The Blades air display is held above the sprawling estate
  • 1pm – Goodwood Action Sports Show
  • 1:15pm – BMW M, sports racers, modern GTs
  • 1:50 pm – Ferrari, group C
  • 2:30pm – Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius and racing motorcycles
  • 3:10pm – balcony moment and an exclusive interview with Wayne Rainey
  • 3:20pm – Michelin Supercar Run, first glance and road bikes
  • 3:30pm – Goodwood Action Sports Show and Forest Rally Stage shootout
  • 4:10pm – qualifying shoot-out ahead of Sunday’s final shoot-out
  • 4:55pm – Driftkhana Rd 2
  • 5:30pm – GAS competition (Freestyle Motocross Best Trick) and Britpart off-road arena closes
  • 5:35pm – pioneers, pre-war, tin tops, rally, Lancia, group b, NASCAR
  • 6pm – Forest Rally Stage closes

Sunday, June 26

Best known as ‘Shootout Sunday’, the final day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed will commence with the very oldest cars at the event – the “wild” pre-war machines.

Similarly to Saturday, visitors should expect a mix of racers and road cars on display throughout the day, with the Supercars and road bikes scheduled to close the event at 6:20pm.

This is the day in full:

  • 7am – gates open
  • 8:30am – pioneers, pre-war, tin tops, drift
  • 9am – Forest Rally Stage opens
  • 09:15am – Rally, Lancia, group B, NASCAR
  • 09:30am – Goodwood Action Sports Show, Britpart off-road arena opens
  • 09:50am – Michelin supercar run, first glance and road bikes
  • 10:45am – Ferrari, group C
  • 11:30am – Goodwood Action Sports Show
  • 11:35am – BMW M, sports racers, modern GTs
  • 12:10pm – BMW M moment (25 cars) and firework display
  • 12:20pm – Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius and racing motorcycles
  • 12:40pm – the third and final Red Arrows air display of the weekend
  • 1:15pm – Driftkhana Final
  • 1:30pm – Britpart off-road arena shootout
  • 1:55pm – BMW M, sports racers and modern GTs
  • 2:30pm – Grand Prix Greats, Sparks of Genius and racing motorcycles at the same time as the Goodwood Action Sports Show
  • 3:20pm – 1992 F1 world and 1993 IndyCar champion Nigel Mansell takes to the balcony of Goodwood House for an interview
  • 3:30pm – Forest Rally Stage timed shootout – “climax of the weekend”
  • 4:30pm – GAS – competition (BMX Mountain Bike Best Trick)
  • 4:35pm – Ferrari, group C
  • 5:15pm – pioneers, pre-war and tin tops
  • 5:30pm – Forest Rally Stage and Britpart off-road arena close
  • 5:45pm – rally, Lancia, group B and NASCAR
  • 6:20pm – Michelin supercar run, first glance and road bikes to close the Festival of Speed 2022

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