WRC set for major presence at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Fans attending this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed are in for an unforgettable treat as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) brings an impressive array of legendary cars, drivers, and activities to the renowned British event.

Starting tomorrow (Thursday 11 July) and running through Sunday (14 July), the WRC Promoter, along with all three factory teams, will engage with the crowds on England’s south coast.

A standout feature will be Hyundai WRC star Dani Sordo, who will offer lucky members of the public the thrilling opportunity to ride alongside him in an i20 World Rally Car on both Goodwood’s famous hillclimb and the forest rally stage, which was designed by 1983 world champion Hannu Mikkola.

Spectators can also look forward to exhilarating hill runs by Adrien Fourmaux and Grégoire Munster in the M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1, while a host of Toyota stars from past and present, including reigning world champion Kalle Rovanperä, Elfyn Evans, Didier Auriol, Juha Kankkunen and team principal Jari-Matti Latvala, will be showcasing a range of Toyota’s rally cars both past and present.

The festival will also feature a special appearance by Hayden Paddon, who will get reacquainted with the i20 World Rally Car he last drove in 2018. Hailing from New Zealand, Paddon is the reigning European Rally Champion.

Additionally, those seeking an interactive experience can sample Fanatec and AOC by ACON-powered simulator rigs and set times on EA Sports WRC, the official game of the WRC. Throughout the weekend, there will be a host of giveaways where fans can win exclusive WRC merchandise and other exciting prizes.

More information and help on planning your day at the festival can be found on the Goodwood Festival of Speed website.

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