Mastercard has today announced a long-term partnership with Goodwood Festival of Speed. The multi-year deal extension builds on the last four years of MasterCard as Presenting Partner for the annual celebration of motorsport.
The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together a heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create a hugely popular car culture event, held in the grounds of Goodwood House.
"I am delighted that Mastercard has made such a significant commitment to the future of the Festival of Speed," said the Duke of Richmond, who founded the event in 1993.
"Mastercard has been a hugely supportive partner over the last four years and their renewal is a ringing endorsement not only of the Festival of Speed as an event, but also of motorsport as a forum to drive passion, engagement and to keep the automotive world relevant to our changing audience.
“Together with Mastercard, we enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2019 that saw our biggest-ever attendance, the automotive industry presented more new car launches and dynamic debuts than ever, the all-new Drift Arena was enormously popular and a new record time was set on the Hillclimb by Volkswagen’s all-electric I.D. R.
“I am sure that our 2020 event on 9th-12th July will build from there and deliver still more fabulous entertainment.”