Kwik Fit presented a stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the third consecutive year. The tyre retail network hosted cars and competitors from the British Touring Car Championship, of which it is the title sponsor. While the weather was less than ideal, leading to a closure of the festival on Saturday 15 July, the Kwik Fit Stand hosted hundreds of fans throughout the event. They were able to test their skills on the racing simulators provided in partnership with Motorsport Games and watch hourly discussions with many of the 2023 BTCC grid.
Bridgestone’s technical partnership with the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) has made its public bow in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The tyre manufacturer said the event represented an opportunity to “bring a vision of autonomous driving to life for thousands of onlookers.” Three IAC university teams attending the 2023 event were preparing the ground for next year’s show, scanning and digitally mapping the Goodwood Hillclimb to support IAC’s 2024 autonomous hillclimb challenge. Bridgestone commenced its partnership with the world’s first autonomous high-speed racing competition in 2020, supplying tyres and technical expertise. It says the partnership demonstrates how it is helping to drive autonomous motoring to the next level.
Motul returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in conjunction with Caterham, whose stand the global oil company will share. Motul supplies the UK sports car constructor as an OE partner with lubricants and other related fluids, as well as being the name sponsor of the Motul Caterham 310R Championship. At this Festival of Speed, Caterham will showcase both of its fully electric concept vehicles – Project V and EV Seven – as each make their public debut in what is Caterham’s 50th anniversary, and Motul’s 170 birthday year.
Pirelli debuted the P Zero brand in 1986 and since then has given the name to numerous performance tyres, including more than 1,300 original equipment homologations for vehicle manufacturers. A trio of P Zero tyres debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.
Exclusive tyre partner Pirelli has made the most of its presence at Goodwood Festival of Speed, presenting three additions to the P Zero family. In addition to the recently unveiled P Zero Trofeo RS and the P Zero R, a supercar tyre adapted for everyday use, Pirelli showed the P Zero E, a UHP tyre that launches with an EU label triple A rating in every size.
Kwik Fit will return to the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed (13-16 July) for its third consecutive year, showcasing its partnership with the British Touring Car Championship. The company will partner MPA to deliver exclusive interviews, contests, autograph sessions and giveaways, alongside appearances from several leading BTCC drivers. There will also be the opportunity to see several current BTCC cars and 2023 liveries up close. Kwik Fit’s display will also house a sim racing experience for both guests and attendees to battle it out head-to-head.
Pirelli is the new exclusive tyre partner to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, replacing the five-year agreement with Michelin that concluded in 2022. Amongst other highlights, at this year’s Festival the Italian brand will preview three new P Zero tyres that mark the “imminent renewal of Pirelli’s entire high-end range.”
After two successful exhibits in 2021 and 2022, Kwik Fit has announced it will be returning to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed between 13-16 July 2023. The automotive servicing and repair company says it is “set to star” at the 2023 event, bringing an “innovative and revitalised presence to the world’s biggest celebration of motorsport and car culture.”
The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed begins today, and amongst the many delights on show is the new, fully-electric Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance. The Porsche test vehicle is particularly interesting to tyre aficionados as it is equipped with Michelins that contain 53 per cent sustainable materials.
Tyre lovers, people who take sustainability seriously and anyone who knows how to tell the time will benefit from a recent collaboration between Michelin and Bamford London. The tyre maker and luxury products specialist have teamed up to create 133 limited edition watches – one timepiece for each year since Michelin was founded in 1889.
Kwik Fit will be an Official Partner at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard (23-26 June 2022). The UK’s largest automotive servicing and repair network debuted in this role in 2021, and has promised “an even greater presence at the world’s biggest celebration of motorsport and car culture.” Kwik Fit will showcase its British Touring Car Championship activities and its expertise in car repair and electric vehicle technology from a bespoke Kwik Fit Centre.
The GreenGT LMPH2G is making make its UK debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The hydrogen-powered MissionH24 endurance race car will contest the hillclimb and be showcased on the Michelin Supercar Paddock stage every day of the four-day event.
Goodwood took the decision to postpone the Festival of Speed until later in 2020 on 26 March, following advice received from the UK government and Public Health England. It was scheduled for 9-12 July. The organiser said that it is currently exploring potential alternative dates for late summer or early autumn, with tickets remaining valid for the new date. Several key tyre companies will await developments with interest, as Goodwood events are often employed as a platform for UK UHP and competition tyre marketing.
The two Continental tyre types specially developed for the Extreme E off-road racing series have made their global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed for the world’s toughest driving conditions, the new summer and winter tyres were presented to the public along with the electric SUV on which they are to tackle some of the most extreme locations across the globe.