Goodwood issues statement after scary flying tyre accident at Festival of Speed

Henry Valantine
Goodwood Festival of Speed spectators. July 2023.

Goodwood Festival of Speed spectators. July 2023.

Goodwood Festival of Speed organisers have issued a statement confirming nobody was seriously hurt after a loose tyre flew into a crowd of spectators on Thursday.

A Jaguar Mk1 was taking on the famous hillclimb on the first day of the annual motorsport festival in Sussex before its left rear tyre came loose, and rolled onto the grass before leaping over into the crowd.

The loose tyre struck spectators as it came to a stop, with the official Goodwood Twitter account confirming the news by writing: “An incident has occurred on the hillclimb.

“Thanks for your patience as we assess the situation and prioritise the wellbeing of the people involved. We’ll provide further updates as soon as we can.”

After taking the necessary medical checks for those involved, the organisers have reported there were no serious injuries from the accident.

The confirmation came from the Goodwood Twitter account: “Following the incident on the hillclimb we’re pleased to confirm that there were no serious injuries and those involved were able to go back to enjoying the event.”

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The event will continue to take place over the weekend with a whole host of racing cars from across history set to take on the world famous hillclimb.

McLaren are taking a plethora of cars to Goodwood to celebrate their 60th anniversary as a team, while Mick Schumacher will don his father Michael’s racing suit and helmet from the 2011 season as he drives his dad’s Mercedes W02 from that year.

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