Goodwood to host special rally sprint event featuring famous WRC cars

Paul Lawrence
Goodwood to host special rally sprint event in 2020

Rally cars from the Group 4, Group B and World Rally eras will take part in a spectacular rally sprint at the 2020 Goodwood Members' Meeting.

WRC stars - including 1984 champion Stig Blomqvist, 2003 title winner Petter Solberg and co-driving ace Nicky Grist - will top the bill of a host of drivers and cars taking part in the occasion, which will take place on the evening of March 28.

Once the day's racing has finished at Goodwood a special stage will be run between the pits and Lavant corner.

The asphalt stage will start with a blast through the circuit's vehicle tunnel, take in the chicane and a dash through the pit road.

As well as the WRC stars, five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae will take the wheel of his Group 4 Vauxhall Chevette HSR.

Grist will drive his own Group A Toyota Celica GT-Four, and cars from Audi, Lancia and Subaru are expected to take part.

Jen Godding, general manager of the Goodwood Members' Meeting, said: "The route of the Rally Sprint has been designed to maximise the opportunities for spectators to revel in the sight and sound of the cars in full flow, running against the clock.

"The Members' Meeting is a tremendous opportunity for Goodwood to explore different eras and branches of motor sport history and show new generations why they remain so special."

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