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Motorcycles feature strongly at the Festival of Speed and over the years a mouth-watering collection of great machines and riders have gathered at Goodwood in celebration of motorcycling history. 

Around 40 important machines gather at the Festival each year, with entry by invitation only from Lord March. The field is selected thematically, with the motorcycles chosen specifically to reflect the event's major themes, and many are ridden by famous names.

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Star Riders

Carl Fogarty, the late, great Barry Sheene, Wayne Gardner, Mick Doohan, Freddie Spencer, Eddie Lawson, Giacomo Agostini, Luigi Taveri, John Surtees, Jim Redman, John Reynolds, John McGuinness, Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Randy Mamola, Scott Parker, Paul Smart, Mick Grant and Marco Lucchinelli have all competed in recent years. 

The machines you will see ridden up the hill are, almost without exception, the actual warriors, many of them works machines which won honours in their day.


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26 - 29 June 2014