HRC at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The historic Goodwood Festival of Speed took place last weekend with HRC’s Casey Stoner taking part, riding the famous 1.16-mile hill climb aboard a Repsol Honda MotoGP machine.

Casey Stoner rode the famous Goodwood 1.16-mile hill climb aboard a Repsol Honda MotoGP machine at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Casey Stoner rode the famous Goodwood 1.16-mile hill climb aboard a Repsol Honda MotoGP machine at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

It’s the first time since 2006 the two-time MotoGP World Champion has riden the famous hill, adorned with 3,800 bales of hay used as crash barriers at the event, in front of over 150,000 fans.

MotoGP rider Scott Redding also attended the event to mark the public debut of the revolutionary RCV213V-S – the MotoGP bike for the road.

They were joined by 1983 and 1985 World Champion Freddie Spencer, who rode his iconic 1984 NS500, and championship winning NSR500, and 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button, who had the chance to show off Ayrton Senna’s Honda powered McLaren MP4/6.

A few of the champions in attendance at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
A few of the champions in attendance at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed 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.

Yamaha also revealed a special 60th Anniversary YZR-M1 ridden by Valentino Rossi at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The unveiling of Rossi‘s bike was followed by the Doctor delighting thousands of spectators when he rode up and down the 1.16-mile Hillclimb in the yellow livery at 11:40 am. The special colour scheme of his YZR-M1 was similar to the one he and Colin Edwards sported ten years ago when they marked Yamaha‘s 50th anniversary at the Raceway Laguna Seca with a double podium.
The unveiling of Rossi‘s bike was followed by the Doctor delighting thousands of spectators when he rode up and down the 1.16-mile Hillclimb in the yellow livery at 11:40 am. The special colour scheme of his YZR-M1 was similar to the one he and Colin Edwards sported ten years ago when they marked Yamaha‘s 50th anniversary at the Raceway Laguna Seca with a double podium.