Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is known the world over for its hill. Here at DirtFish, we love that hill. But we love what’s at the top of it just a little bit more.
Welcome to Goodwood’s Forest Rally Stage. And our new home.
DirtFish Media and Goodwood have aligned for this month’s Festival of Speed, with the Seattle-based Rally School and website promoting the world’s only forest stage designed by 1983 World Rally Champion Hannu Mikkola.
Key to that promotion is DirtFish’s Safari Rally Kenya coverage being hosted from the heart of the Festival.
DirtFish owner Steve Rimmer said: “I don’t think there’s anybody in the world of motorsport who doesn’t know about the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s a genuine honor and privilege for DirtFish to be involved with what’s unquestionably the world’s greatest annual gathering of motorsport stars and their cars.
“DirtFish and the Forest Rally Stage is a fantastic fit. We’re all about off-road and, of course, we’re all about rallying. This year’s event offers us an opportunity to help showcase the stage and all the amazing rally related content at the top of the hill.”
The June 25/26 weekend is going to be a busy one for DirtFish. Steve added: “The date clash with Safari Rally Kenya is not ideal, but it has provided us with this opportunity and I know the DirtFish Media team is completely committed to delivering the best content from both events.
“But that’s not the only clash. On Saturday, we have our annual SummerFest event at the Rally School. I’m really disappointed to be missing this – it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet School alumni, rally fans from around the country and the great people from Seattle and the wider Pacific Northwest community.
DirtFish and the Forest Rally Stage is a fantastic fit. We’re all about off-road and, of course, we’re all about rallyingDirtFish owner Steve Rimmer
“And Sunday is another all-women class at the School. These days have really taken off after our amazing – and globally recognized – Women in Motorsport month in March.”
DirtFish podcast regular and former Subaru sporting director George Donaldson will front DirtFish’s news content and coverage from Kenya. Colin Clark will also be present in the Naivasha service park throughout the recce before he flies to Goodwood to join David Evans in delivering daily reports on round six of the World Rally Championship.
“What George doesn’t know about rallying in Africa and the Safari isn’t worth knowing,” added Steve. “It’s fantastic that we have him on the ground in Kenya again, this year. He and Colin will produce plenty of preview content, driving the stages and gathering pictures which will help us tell the story through the event.
“And, of course, we’ll tell the story of Goodwood Festival of Speed too. The entry for the Forest Rally Stage is exceptional and amazingly diverse. As always, it’s going to be a real journey through the history of the sport of rallying. The opportunity to come back and see cars which have featured through the 50 years of the World Rally Championship and back even further is fantastic.
“We’re very, very excited by this association with Goodwood and see it as a springboard to an even more exciting future together.”
Goodwood Motorsport’s senior content planner, Craig Venn said: “We’re delighted that DirtFish will be joining us at this year’s Festival of Speed. The Forest Rally Stage is a very exciting part of the event that is as thrilling for the spectators on the sidelines, as it is for those watching at home. Having DirtFish positioned in the heart of the action and beaming Goodwood’s rally activity across the world, will open up our forest stage to a wider audience.”