Petr Pilat tops international list of legends to star at the Goodwood Action Sports Arena

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

Goodwood Action Sports has become as much a part of the Festival of Speed as the iconic 1.16-mile Hillclimb and Cartier ‘Style-et-Luxe’ lawn since its debut in 2011.

The list of athletes signed up to showcase their incredible talent in the GAS Arena on June 29th – July 2nd reads like an international who’s who of action sports that includes legends from the world of Freestyle Motocross, BMX dirt, Trials and Mountain Bike.

From the Czech Republic, performing for the third time, Petr Pilat is undoubtedly one of the best FMX riders in the world with an arsenal of jaw-dropping tricks that stuns audiences. “I love coming to Goodwood – it’s such a great event. Every year we’ve had such great support from the fans which has meant we’ve been able to perform at the highest level. There’s such great people there, I can’t wait to meet everyone this year”

Pilat will perform this year alongside some of the world’s most talented riders: The best of Britain Jamie Squibb and Nez Parker, Australians Steve Sommerfeld & Ryan Brown, stylish Swiss legend, Matt Rebeaud and Britains Got Talent semi-finalists Dan Whitbty, Samson Eaton and Arran Powley. Freestyle Motocross is set to stun the huge audiences once again.

From the world of pedal power, Mountain Bike & BMX legends from all over the globe will battle for the coveted prize to be crowned the all-conquering King of GAS set in a jump-filled, double-lane course. Ex-World Champion and all-round BMX legend, Britain’s Kye Forte will head the strongest list of riders ever to grace Goodwood, which include X Games hero Chris Doyle and his fellow US countryman Corey Nastazio, Aussie Corey Bohan, British aces Tom Isted, Joe Badegerly, and Matt Roe, and Mountain Bikers Matt Jones, Sam Reynolds, Tom Reynolds and Daryl Brown.

And of course GAS wouldn’t be GAS without Goodwood’s long standing legend, multiple Trials World Champion, Dougie Lampkin MBE. Performing in the main GAS Arena, Lampkin, along with a number of other super-skilled Trials riders will showcase why their incredible skills allow for them to be labelled the Kings of balance. (ENDS)


Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed Presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights will include the Moving Motor Show, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.


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