Having taken the difficult decision to postpone the 78th Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, the organisers were determined that 2020 would not be a year without racing at Goodwood.

The result was BMW Goodwood SpeedWeek.

The event took place from 16-18 October and brought together the best elements of the Festival of Speed and the Revival, plus some races usually only seen at the Members’ Meetings. It was an incredible celebration of speed, power, grace and beauty.

BMW showcased a number of classic cars as well as streaming a Live Reveal of the new 4 Series. The 5 Series collection also made an appearance, including the M550i and the new 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid. Although the spotlight was firmly on the new M5 and the M440i, which took to the track.

BMW M440i


The event took place behind closed doors at the Goodwood Motor Circuit and, while it was unfortunate that spectators couldn’t be there, there was a greater variety of cars and new racing formats.

On the track, there was non-stop action in everything from Edwardian aero-engined monsters to glorious ‘60s GTs and ‘70s saloon cars, driven by a glittering line-up of famous faces. A dramatic rally sprint saw cars go on, over and even under the circuit, and the inaugural ‘Goodwood Gymkhana’ literally took over the venue, going to places that have traditionally been strictly out of bounds.

BMW M5 Competition


The event built to a climax on Sunday, when a never-to-be-repeated competition saw some of the fastest cars in motorsport in a winner-takes-all shoot-out over one lap. Modern cars had never previously competed at Goodwood, so the speeds they achieved were unlike anything previously seen at the iconic venue.

If you joined us, we hope you enjoyed celebrating the legendary feats of speed, courage and endurance that make motoring the most compelling sport on earth.

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