Pic­ture spe­cial

Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed

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Abrace of ma­chines raced by Joey, Robert, Wil­liam and Michael Dun­lop were brought to the petrol­head’s par­adise from col­lec­tions all over the world, in­clud­ing the Vimto Honda SP-1 that Joey took to his fi­nal TT vic­tory and Robert’s triple North West-win­ning JPS Nor­ton. Michael and Wil­liam also came along to ride their cur­rent su­pers­port Yamaha R6s up Good­wood’s fa­mous 1.16-mile hill­climb.

The two-wheeled car­ni­val con­tin­ued with Honda mark­ing the Fire­blade’s 25th birth­day with a se­lec­tion of past and present road bikes, Bruce Anstey’s TT Su­per­stock ma­chine and Ja­son O’hal­lo­ran’s BSB racer.

Else­where the sold-out event was awash with the evoca­tive sounds, colour and smells of some of rac­ing’s most fa­mous metal in­clud­ing Anstey’s Pad­getts Yamaha YZR500, Ian Hutchin­son’s Tyco BMW S1000RR, the Nor­ton SG6 V4-RR and James Hil­lier’s JG Speed­fit Kawasaki ZX-10R, clas­sic Grand Prix Suzukis and Du­catis. There was also Josh Brookes’ Bsb-win­ning Yamaha R1, the new BMW HP4 Race, Sam Sun­der­land’s Dakar-win­ning KTM and the only Foggy Petronas FP1 race bike left in ex­is­tence.

Bik­ing celebs were out in force in­clud­ing Fred­die Spencer, Fred­die Sheene, Gi­a­camo Agos­tini, Trevor Na­tion, Sammy Miller, Troy Corser, Jim Moodie, Gary John­son, Kenny Foray, Jenny Tin­mouth, Anstey, Hil­lier and Sun­der­land. Bri­tish Tour­ing car leg­ends Matt Neal and Gor­don Shed­don took turns on the BSB Blade and bike-mad DJ and Michael Dun­lop spon­sor Carl Cox also came along for the ride.

Good­wood’s next ex­trav­a­ganza is the Re­vival clas­sic races in Septem­ber with rider an­nounce­ments due soon.

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