Goodwood Circuit

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Goodwood Circuit is an historic venue for both two- and four-wheeled motorsport in the United Kingdom. The 2.4 mile circuit is situated near Chichester, Sussex, close to the south coast of England, on the estate of Goodwood House, and completely encircles Chichester/Goodwood Airport. This is the racing circuit dating from 1948, not to be confused with the separate hillclimb course located at Goodwood House and first used in 1936.

History 1948–1966

The racing circuit began life as the perimeter track of RAF Westhampnett airfield, which was constructed during World War II as a relief airfield for RAF Tangmere. The first race meeting took place on 18 September 1948, organised by the Junior Car Club and sanctioned by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon.Motor Sport, October 1948, Pages 331-333, 344.Do You Remember?, Goodwood Programme, Whit Monday Meeting, Monday June 7, 1965, Pages 8-11. Stirling Moss won the 500cc race (later to become Formula 3), followed by Eric Brandon and "Curly" Dryden, all in Coopers.

Goodwood became famous for its nine-hour endurance races run in 1952, 1953 and 1955, and the Tourist Trophy, run here 1958-1964. The cars that raced in...
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