Goodwood has confirmed that the second of the three high-speed demonstrations at the 77th Members’ Meeting next April will see Le Mans Prototypes put through their paces on the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the first time.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans has proven to be a mecca for race fans, who make the annual pilgrimage to the Circuit de la Sarthe near the city of Le Mans in France. The sight and sound of the world’s fastest closed-wheel racing cars tearing down the Mulsanne Straight is a unique experience. But for the first time in Goodwood’s history these modern monsters of the Mulsanne will find themselves on the Lavant Straight in the heart of the Goodwood Estate.
Le Mans Prototypes have appeared in many different guises over their quarter-century in sportscar racing, and the Members’ Meeting will highlight the premier class of prototypes from the turn of the millennium to the present day.
On Saturday night, as dusk falls, some of the most iconic LMP cars and names from the past twenty years will be put through their paces in what is set to be one of the most stunning sights seen at the Motor Circuit in its 70-year history.
“Le Mans Prototypes are some of the fastest racing cars in the world, and some of the most fascinating. What other race has no restriction on engine type and has seen victories for petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in just a quarter of a century?” said Matt Hearn, Motorsport Content Manager at Goodwood. “We have chosen to run the demo as dusk falls on Saturday, to capture some of that Le Mans magic.”