Goodwood Circuit

Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com

Upcoming Track Days - Goodwood Circuit

Date Circuit / Layout Organiser Cost
November 2018
+ Friday
16 November 2018
Goodwood Circuit
Goodwood Motor Circuit
Goodwood
£349
Book
Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Sessioned
Restrictions: 105dB
Requirements: Closed Wheel Only
Skill Level: Novice to race drivers
Notes: Lunch provided for driver, helmets & paddocks available - Half Day £180
Track Day Type: Car Track Day
+ Saturday
17 November 2018
Goodwood Circuit
Goodwood
Gold Track
£399
Book
Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Restrictions: 98 dB
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
December 2018
+ Saturday
15 December 2018
Goodwood Circuit
Goodwood Motor Circuit
Goodwood
£349
Book
Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Sessioned
Restrictions: 105dB
Requirements: Closed Wheel Only
Skill Level: Novice to race drivers
Notes: Lunch provided for driver, helmets & paddocks available - Half Day £180
Track Day Type: Car Track Day

Address

Goodwood Airfield Chichester
Goodwood
Chichester
Chichester
Chichester

5 day weather Forecast

Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 61° / Low 45°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 61F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Friday 10/19 10%
High 62° / Low 44°
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 62F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/20 10%
High 63° / Low 47°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10/21 10%
High 64° / Low 46°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 64F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10/22 10%
High 56° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 56F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

Goodwood Circuit - Track Guide

Alan Whibley – Old Farts Member

Probably my favourite circuit of all. Set in the lovely Sussex countryside and beautifully maintained. There’s well manicured grass all round and there lies problem number one – almost no run off anywhere. Put a boot on the grass and there is a tyre wall with solid earth banks waiting for you.

The pleasant surroundings can give a give a feeling of relaxation, but it is deceptive and can catch out the unwary. There is plenty of cover in the pits to work on cars, but no garages as such. There is very limited racing – just two big events and a few sprints. Track days are usually organised via the Goodwood circuit owners.

Track days are organised as five or more commonly 10 car sessions. When it’s your time to leave the pit lane, the traffic light goes green, the pit lane marshal waves you out and it’s flat out to the famous Madgewick Corner – an interesting double-apex bend that you need to get right. Max out on the straight to get the most pleasure from taking Fordwater flat out (in most cars) and rush down into St Marys, which you can take very quickly before braking and changing down, before a fast left-hand exit.

The exit can cause problems and is often where cars in the revival meetings end up in the wheat field. Lavant is basically a hairpin taken as a smooth single turn, before finding pretty much maximum velocity down the Lavant straight into probably one of the best corners on the circuit, Woodcote. Big heavy cars brake at the 200-yard board, but cars such as Caterhams can wait until much later and close up on much faster cars. So watch out and don’t close on cars in the bend. You can’t brake once you have started your turn, as you’ll end up on the only run off area.

The last bend is the famous chicane – basically a polystyrene wall extending almost right across the track. As you accelerate away it can catch you out, especially in damp conditions, and the marshals will give you a wigging.

There is a great little trailer that serves locally produced burgers and bacon butties, as well as hot drinks all day. In the summer you can often get a cup of tea and piece of cake at around 3pm, which adds a quaint touch of Old England to the proceedings. Also, be sure to check out the airfield as there are often a few Spitfires and old planes knocking about. Not a circuit for aggressive young wannabe World Champs, but a wonderful place to spend a few hours and knacker your tyres.

Track Days – Test Days – Motorsport Days

Goodwood Circuit - Media Gallery