Another bites the dust Goodwood Speed Festival Become the latest victim of a global coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say they will seek to reschedule popular year Motorsport The celebration will be held in West Sussex, UK from July 9th to 12th.
"Following everything that has happened in the past few weeks and the advice we have received from the UK government, we have decided to postpone the MasterCard Speed Festival until later this year," the organizer said in a message posted online.
They said that the rescheduled date was "most likely" selected in late summer or early fall, and all purchased ticket and hospitality reservations were still valid.
"Obviously, we want to make sure we choose the best date; this will require some careful consideration and we will inform you as soon as possible. No matter what we decide to do, I can assure you that it will be everything we love and enjoy Celebration, as you would expect. "
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a huge "at home order" on Tuesday, including fines for those who violated the ban. The order also forced shops, places of worship and stadiums to close. This is the case in most parts of the United States, allowing citizens to go shopping, including food and medicine, exercise or work for some essential workers.
According to global tracking data from Johns Hopkins University, 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK and 477 deaths have been confirmed to date.
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed many compelling devices on the car calendar, including the cancellation of two Geneva Motor Show In March and New York Auto Show In early April, plus include NASCAR Season, Formula One, IndyCar and 24 Hours Le Mans, The date has been changed to September.
These delays may complicate rescheduling Good wood Or at least make it harder to attract the Marquis drivers of Hillclimb and other events. It could also clash with the Goodwood Revival Meeting, a three-day vintage racing celebration usually held in September.