The main focus is on the hill climb where all forms of motorsport are covered. There is also a challenging loose-surface Forest Rally Stage, the high-speed Supercar Run, the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance, world debuts of new car models and the FoS-TECH technology pavilion with its advanced automotive technology displays.
Get closer than ever before to the legends of drift. New for 2019, The Arena will be dedicated to cars that travel best sideways; four-wheeled drift cars!
Throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday visitors will be in awe, witnessing drift cars shredding tyres, stunt drivers doing the daring, insane and unimaginable with car and motorcycle displays. The Arena will showcase some of the biggest stars and daredevils.
Signing sessions will be scheduled each day giving fans the chance to meet their heroes.
The event which was founded in 1993 by Lord March attracts famous names in all forms of motorsport such as Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Bruno Senna, Sir Jackie Stewart, Martin Brundle, Murray Walker, Sir Frank Williams, Marcus Gronholm, Ken Block, Casey Stoner and many more. Around 150,000 visitors attend each year.
In 2019 Romain Dumas recorded the quickest time up the hill in a Volkswagen I.D. R with a time of 39.9 seconds. The previous record was set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999 when he drove a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car up the hill in 41.6 seconds (100.385 mph).
Held in late June or early July, the event is scheduled to fit into the motor racing calendar to prevent a date clash with the Formula One season.
Once experienced, for many it becomes a permanent date in the diary.