VW ID R Unable To Appear At Goodwood SpeedWeek This Weekend

A rise in coronavirus cases means that Volkswagen Motorsport will be staying at home this weekend.

Volkswagen Motorsport’s groundbreaking ID R record-breaking electric racer won’t be making its planned appearance at Goodwood SpeedWeek later this week owing to the ongoing coronavirus situation.

Approximately 30 Volkwagen Motorsport employees were set to travel from Germany for the three-day event in the south of England, but rapidly rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across the UK and Europe forced the company’s hand.

“We deeply regret not being able to attend Goodwood this year, but the health of our employees is of paramount importance,” said Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport director. “After lengthy internal discussions, we are convinced that this is the right decision in the current situation.