Goodwood Motor Circuit launches new Race Simulator Experience

Motorsport | Press Article 17/04/24

Goodwood Motor Circuit is pleased to launch its new Race Simulator Experience, allowing users to take to the historic track for the ultimate race simulator challenge. Available later this month, visitors will be able to drive in the tracks of celebrated drivers such as Sir Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and Jenson Button, who have all famously raced at Goodwood Motor Circuit. Drivers will have the opportunity to feel every part of the challenging circuit as they get to know its fast-sweeping corners, quick straights and tight chicane.

In the driving seat, users can compete with up to three other fellow thrill-seekers and set lap times whilst attempting to make it onto the Motor Circuit leader board. The Circuit will be running a monthly competition for the fastest lap time in a Goodwood BMW M4, with the quickest driver winning a Performance Track Experience on the actual circuit. In addition, the person who sets the quickest time each year will win a pair of tickets for the Festival of Speed and a passenger ride up the famous Hill Climb.

The Simulator Suite based on Brooklands Lawn will house four Exsim VR5 Motion Simulators, which feature a top-of-the-range D-Box actuator system with six inches of travel, and a unique Progressive Yaw system that adds rear-end traction loss to a four-actuator system. The VR5 features the Samsung Ultrawide gaming monitors and the latest Heusinkveld Engineering pedals for unparalleled accuracy and brake feel.
Getting behind the wheel, there will be a wide variety of exciting and iconic cars to choose from including the famous Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheel Base that was raced to TT victory by Stirling Moss in 1961, through to the new Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Sam Medcraft, Goodwood Motor Circuit General Manager, said “This year the Motor Circuit celebrates its 75th anniversary, we will be paying tribute to our past as well as looking to the future with the launch of a number of new exciting ventures, including the Race Simulators. The Exsim VR5, with its unique Progressive Yaw system, allows our customers to discover an incredibly life-like drive around the historic Motor Circuit in a range of cars. The motion simulators will also provide a great gift or corporate experience, along with advanced driver training.”

The Simulator Suite, like much of the Motor Circuit, is powered by solar panels that are installed on several aircraft hangars across the site. The Race Simulator will add to a collection of other simulators on the Estate, including the Cessna 172 at Goodwood Flying School and the Spitfire Simulator at, allowing users to take it from the track to the sky.

The Race Simulator Experience can be booked on A Goodwood instructor will be on hand for expert advice on making the most of your time on the sim. The experience costs £75 per person, for one hour and there is also the opportunity to book the suite exclusively.

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About Goodwood Motor Circuit
Goodwood Motor Circuit was founded by Freddie March, later the ninth Duke of Richmond, at the end of the Second World War. It began life as a war-time airfield that played a major part in the Battle of Britain. RAF pilots used to race their cars around the perimeter track, inspiring the Duke with the idea to turn it into a motor circuit. Goodwood Motor Circuit opened in 1948 and closed in 1966, which meant that Goodwood was the home of British motorsport during the sports’ most exciting and glamorous era.

Fifty years to the day after its original opening, the current Duke of Richmond re-opened the circuit in 1998 with a three-day event now known as Goodwood Revival. Goodwood is the only classic circuit in the world to remain entirely in its original form and has been
meticulously restored; everything from the track itself to the many authentic wartime buildings still stand on the site.

Home to Goodwood Revival and Members' Meeting, the Motor Circuit is open throughout the year for track days and driving experiences. It also hosts Breakfast Club, which brings anyone and everyone who loves cars together on a Sunday morning to enjoy breakfast and share their passion for the automobile in all its various forms.

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