One of the highlights of the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, which kicks off today, has got to be the Michelin Pit Stop Challenge.
The tyres company has organised a stand with a replica racing car, fully tooled up and ready for everyone to have a go at changing the wheels.
Hosted by motoring journalist and broadcaster Victoria Macmillan Bell, the Challenge will pit teams against one another in a race to change the wheels on the car – prizes will be given for the best times of the day.
According to Victoria: “Tutored by a team of Michelin experts, the Pit Stop Challenge is open to everyone, and I’d encourage anybody to have a go and see how difficult it is to change a wheel in anything like a respectable time.
“The race is on and I’ll see you there!”
The Pit Stop Challenge is just one of the great events being organised for the three-day motoring bonanza.
For motor racing fans in particular, four times Formula One World Champion Alain Prost will be appearing this year, joining a host of drivers whose careers are closely associated with Michelin.
Prost, whose outstanding time in Formula 1 resulted in four titles, 51 victories, 33 pole positions and 106 podium finishes between 1980 and 1993, grew up racing on Michelin tyres.
Denna Bowman, Head Office