Goodwood FOS was successful, despite crashed Mazda 787B
Annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, which was held last weekend, again was successful as more than 100.000 fans visited the property of Lord March in West Sussex (England) to see numerous legends of motorsport. As we announced, there was so many legendary drivers and cars that is impossible to listed all of them.
Most of the drivers came to Goodwood because of good company, to meet the fans and because of demonstration runs in famous cars on Hillclimb track or Forest rally stage. There was also unofficial competition at 1.16-mile Hillclimb track, in which Olly Clark has won with his 780hp Subaru Impreza ‘Gobstopper II’.
Nick Heidfeld’s long-standing 41.6-second record survived, because F1 haven’t been timed since he set that time in a McLaren MP4/13 back in 1999. Best times were set by three Pikes Peak machines. Olly Clark set the time 44.91 sec, followed by Jean-Phillippe Dayraut in the Mitijet Mini Pikes Peak (45.51) and Rod Millen’s Toyota Celica Pikes Peak (45.88).
Besides spectacular runs there was also some spectacular crashes. The most significant was crash of Mazda 767B. This racing prototype is known as winner of 1991 24 hours of Le Mans. A car crashed in Goodwood was one of the twins of Le Mans winning car and was driven by Japanese driver Seniji Hoshino. He was unhurt but Mazda suffered major damage.