Blink and you’ll miss it! Brabham BT52 to return to Goodwood for 80th Members’ Meeting demonstration

Members Meeting | Press Article 17/04/24

  • 80th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport to host on-track demonstration of the Brabham-BMW BT52
  • The BT52 is at the centre of a Goodwood legend - allegedly recording the Circuit’s first sub-minute lap in 1983
  • 80th Members’ Meeting will take place Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 April

Famously known for being the first turbocharged F1 car to win the drivers’ world championship, the Brabham-BMW BT52 will return to Goodwood at the 80th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport. The car will be reunited with its designer Professor Gordon Murray and team manager Herbie Blash for the special on-track demonstration, which will take place across the weekend.

Although the Motor Circuit closed its doors to competitive racing in 1966, it continued to host some of the world’s top teams and manufacturers as they tested their latest and greatest cars. 1983 saw the Brabham Formula One Team test its new BMW-powered BT52 with Nelson Piquet behind the wheel. Whilst no official record exists, legend has it that the BT52 lapped in under a minute, setting what was, and remains, Goodwood’s fastest known lap.

Goodwood is delighted to welcome the return of the Brabham BT52 and pay homage to “the greatest lap of Goodwood” as we honour the Testing Years as part of the ongoing celebrations of Goodwood’s 75-year motorsport heritage.

Tickets for the 80th Members’ Meeting are available here. Further information about joining the Fellowship and Goodwood Road Racing Club is available here.


Notes to Editors:

80th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport, Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 April 2023

Tickets can be purchased by Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club via or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055. Join the GRRC Fellowship.


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About the 80th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an access-all-areas, epic weekend of motor racing, hosted by and exclusively for the Goodwood Road Racing Club.

As well as a full programme of racing, the Members’ Meeting features all kinds of cars from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines, offering visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere. A winning formula of spectacular cars, high-speed track demonstrations, car launches, fun-packed festivities and great entertainment, along with the very best food and drink.

Founded by the Duke of Richmond, the annual event aims to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s.


About the Goodwood Road Racing Club
The Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) is the community of motorsport enthusiasts at the core of Goodwood’s iconic events and motoring legacy. The club is a growing community of all ages who share The Duke of Richmond’s passion for motorsport.

With a host of new benefits recently introduced for the 2023 motorsport season, entry fellowship status is open to all at just £79 per year. Joining the GRRC Fellowship is the only way to become a full GRRC Member.