Six teams and ten riders confirmed for the Festival of Speeds MotoGP celebration

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Six MotoGP™ teams now confirmed to attend the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.
  • Ten current riders including 2022 World Champion Francesco Bagnaia will take to the Hill.
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 July.
  • Only Thursday tickets remain at 

Goodwood is excited to confirm further details of the MotoGPTM celebration which will headline the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard next month.

In addition to the four previously confirmed teams – Ducati Lenovo Team, GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3,   LCR Honda and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – we are delighted to announce that we will also be joined by:

  • Aprilia Racing
  • CryptoDATA RNF MotoGPTM Team

Ten riders – including the current Championship-leader and 2022 World Champion Francesco Bagnaia – will travel to Goodwood to take part in the Festival of Speed as MotoGPTM enjoys its summer break.

Joining us across the weekend are:




Aprilia Racing

Lorenzo Savadori

Thursday, Friday

CryptoDATA RNF MotoGPTM Team

Raul Fernandez


Miguel Oliveira


Ducati Lenovo Team

Enea Bastianini



Saturday, Sunday

Francesco Bagnaia


Saturday, Sunday

Michele Pirro


Thursday, Friday

GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3

Augusto Fernandez

Saturday, Sunday

Pol Espargaro

Thursday, Friday

LCR Honda



Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Brad Binder

Saturday, Sunday

Mika Kallio

Thursday, Friday

The teams and riders will join us for the Festival of Speed’s biggest-ever celebration of the two-wheeled Championship, with Grand Prix motorcycles set to make up the entirety of the motorbike batch, running on the hillclimb across the weekend.

All the teams will be located in the Ballroom Paddock – giving fans and enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to see the bikes being prepared by the teams, before taking to the Hill.

The list of legends already confirmed includes Àlex Crivillé, Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer, Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts Jnr, Kevin Schwantz, Mick Doohan, Randy Mamola and Wayne Gardner; holding a truly staggering 35 World Championships between them.

With final tickets remaining for the Thursday of the Festival of Speed, MotoGPTM fans can still join us to see Lorenzo Savadori, Michele Pirro, Mika Kallio and Pol Espargaro in action on the iconic Goodwood hillclimb.

Further details of the MotoGPTM celebration at the Festival of Speed can be found here.


Notes to Editors:

Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 July 2023.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival of Speed are now sold out. Limited Thursday tickets remain and can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.

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About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
First staged in 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 motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include Future Lab presented by Randox, Electric Avenue presented by bp pulse, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance and Bonhams Auction.

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About MotoGP™ & Dorna Sports
The FIM Grand Prix World Championship, MotoGP™, is the most exciting spectacle in motorsport. 22 of the fastest riders compete on purpose-built prototype motorcycles on some of the world’s greatest racetracks, creating one of the most thrilling shows on Earth. Since it was inaugurated in 1949, the sport has grown to comprise 20 Grands Prix across five continents, with the television broadcast reaching hundreds of millions around the world.

Dorna Sports became the sole commercial and television rights holder of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship in 1991. Based in Madrid, Spain, with premises in Barcelona and a subsidiary in Rome, the Dorna Group is a leader in sports management, marketing and media, and has seen continued growth over the years; expanding from solely MotoGP™ to include other leading motorcycle racing championships across the globe.