25 Cars Max
Goodwood is steeped in history and is an important part of British motorsport heritage. Now, thanks to want2race, you can experience this highly exclusive circuit by booking on one of our premium track days. As well as being able to sample a wide variety of luxury sports cars, including a fleet of race-prepared Ginetta and Caterham models, we offer you the opportunity to drive the car of your choice around this terrific track.
Address: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PH
Phone: +44 1243 755060
Circuit Type: Permanent road course
The main Goodwood circuit is 2.4 miles (approx. 6.9km) long and consists of seven corners. Whilst it is set amongst the trees of the countryside, this is a roaring racetrack reaching volumes of 101dB, with noise level checks carried before each race.
The circuit is toward the easier level of difficulty, however, there are still some tricky turns to be found. The track can hold up 25 cars, which is a great limit for us as we always aim to have as fewer cars as possible to maximise the individual experience of each driver.
The W2R Track Days at Goodwood are perfect for individuals or small groups looking to get as much track time as possible, and offers a decent level of difficult to cater to drivers of all ability levels.
The 2020 W2R Goodwood Track Day runs on the 4th August, offers open pit lane access and optimal, low circuit capacity, meaning each and every driver can enjoy a well-run track day with minimal stoppages, no queues and, therefore, maximum time on the track for a more exclusive experience overall.
Our chosen format guarantees customers a complete experience, with high-end hospitality, facilities and all-round assistance, as well as relaxed off-track atmosphere in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. What more could you ask for?
*Subject to change. Keep in mind that each track day varies – schedules will be confirmed closer to the time.*
Goodwood is located four miles north of Chichester, 60 miles from London and 30 miles from Brighton and Southampton. The postcode is PO18 0PH.
From the North
Follow the A3 (J10 of the M25) south towards Guildford. About three miles past Guildford, at the Milford junction, take the A283 towards Petworth, then the A285 to Chichester for six miles. Follow Goodwood signs to the Motor Circuit.
From the East/West
Take the A27 towards Chichester and then follow the Goodwood signs. Those arriving from the NE (Pulborough, Horsham) should take the A29 to the A27 junction westbound towards Chichester. Those arriving from the NW (Petersfield, Basingstoke) should follow the A3 to the A27 junction eastbound.
Please do not follow your Sat Nav when nearing to the Motor Circuit. Brown tourism signposts will be visible as you enter Chichester.
The nearest railway station is Chichester and trains run regularly from London Victoria, Brighton and Portsmouth. The station is around 15 minutes from the Circuit and taxis are available outside.
The Chichester Bus Station is located right near the railway station and you can take the number 900 Stagecoach bus to the circuit.
Coming from Overseas?
The nearest international airport is Southampton International, however, there are only a small number of domestic and international flights that come through this airport. Fortunately, the next-closest is Gatwick, which is only around 38 miles away, followed by Heathrow, which is 57 miles away.
Bringing Your Own Car?
If you want to drive your own beloved car, want2race have our own specialist transport, storage and car preparation services that can take your vehicles from our prestigious Donington Park base to your chosen track. Just speak to our team for more information.
As is often the case with modern day racetracks, Goodwood had a former life as an airfield, designated RAF Westhampnett. This was a satellite station for the nearby RAF Tangmere and had three emergency grass runways for incoming fighter pilots. It played a significant part in the Battle of Britain, as it was home to Spitfire squadrons and Hurricanes fighters, among others, until 1946.
However, even before this, the land had been associated with racing in some fashion, as it’s once owner and member of the RAF, the 9th Duke of Richmond, organised a hill-climb event around the estate for a small group of pre-war Lancia enthusiasts. The idea of turning into a racetrack was planted right back then and, with the help of Brooklands Racing Club, in 1948 the Goodwood Circuit was ready.
The circuit saw a series of developments from this moment on, with increasing speeds resulting in its famous chicane being built in 1952, as well as an entire resurfacing of the track. In the same year, the first-ever ‘Nine Hours’ race was held: one of Goodwood’s best-known events and, at the time, the longest race in England at the time – not to mention the first night race, running from 3pm to midnight.
In 1993, the Earl rebooted the estate where the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed began and has gone on to be one of motor racing’s most historic showcases.
Approval came soon after this success and in 1998, after wholesale restoration to update the facilities to modern standards, the track was reopened with first-ever Goodwood Revival. Both this event and the iconic Festival of Speed have drawn huge crowds ever since, with famous names such as Stirling Moss, David Coulthard, Damon Hill and Giacomo Agostini all gracing the circuit.
In more recent history, the circuit has gone on to host various other events, including the Cycle Road Racing World Championships, the Greenpower electric car racing challenge, and daredevil Guy Martin’s record 316.79 miles 24-hour tandem bike ride.
Goodwood is an absolute gem of a track and one which combines a fast-paced, noisy driving experience, with the otherwise tranquil setting of the English countryside.
With such a unique and exclusive setting, spaces sell out fast, so book early if you want to secure your spot on the grid at our next Goodwood track day.
Check out our calendar page to find our next visit to Goodwood, as well as all other upcoming dates. If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to ask: just contact us via phone on 01332 47 00 57, or email us at email@example.com.