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Old 06-06-2004, 05:38 AM
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Confirmed Drivers with people of huge importance boldified :

Steve Abbott, the former British Motorcycle Sidecar Champion, will be in action all weekend on his winning machine.

Giacomo Agostini, the most successful rider in the history of motorcycle racing, will take to the hill throughout the weekend on an MV Agusta.

Markku Alén, the former World Rally Champion, is expected to drive a Lancia Stratos and Fiat 131 Abarth throughout the weekend.

Bobby Allison, one of the most successful NASCAR stars of all time, will drive a Buick Regal NASCAR all weekend.

Rene Arnoux will drive all weekend in Renault’s turbo-charged RE30 Grand Prix car, which was the car to beat in Formula One in 1982.

Richard Attwood, the Le Mans winner who also took second place for BRM at the 1968 Moncao GP, will drive all weekend in a BRM P261 of a type that took a Monaco hat-trick in the Sixties.

Luca Badoer will drive the 2002 Championship-winning Ferrari Formula One car on Saturday and Sunday.

Derek Bell will once more be at the Festival all three days, driving the Porsche 917/30 CanAm car.

Gary Bettenhausen, son of the great Indycar Champion Tony, will be at the Festival all weekend driving the 1951 Indy 500-winning Belanger-Offenhauser in which his father took the drivers’ championship that year.

Mark Blundell, former Grand Prix driver and now a TV F1 pundit, is expected to drive the Bentley Speed 8 in which he competed at Le Mans.

Sir Jack Brabham, three-times F1 World Champion and a long-standing Festival favourite, will be at the Festival all weekend driving Cooper-Climax T51 like that in which he won the World title in 1959.

Ralph Bryans will ride some of the classic racing bikes brought to the Festival by Honda Collection Gallery all weekend.

Jenson Button, Britain’s leading F1 driver and already a podium-finisher this season, will drive the latest BAR-Honda on Sunday.

Anthony Davidson test driver with the BAR-Honda F1 team, will drive Ayrton Senna’s first World Championship-winning car, the 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4/4.

Cristiano da Matta, former CART champion and current Toyota F1 star, is expected to drive the 1992 Toyota TS010 Le Mans car on Saturday and Sunday.

Gil de Ferran will be at the Festival all weekend driving the 1994 Indy 500-winning Penske-Mercedes PC23 and the 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8 in which Ayrton Senna won the 1993 European GP at Donington.

Pedro de la Rosa will be at the Festival with the McLaren Formula One team on Saturday.

Darren Dixon, the former British Motorcycle Sidecar Champion, will be in action all weekend on his winning machine.

David Donohue, son of the legendary CanAm and Indy car driver Mark, plans to fly in from the USA to drive his father’s Lola Type 153 ‘Sunoco Special’ Indycar.

Vic Elford will be at the Festival all weekend driving the Porsche Sports cars with which he is synoymous.

Juan Manuel Fangio II, nephew of the eponymous five-times World Champion, will return to Goodwood for the weekend to drive a Maserati 250F like that in which his uncle won the Monaco Grand Prix.

Christian Fittipaldi is expected to be at the Festival all weekend driving historic Indycars.

Emerson Fittipaldi, the youngest man ever to win the F1 World Championship, will drive a Lotus-Cosworth 72E and a Penske-Ilmor PC19 all weekend.

Carl Fogarty, four-times World Superbike Champion, will be at the Festival throughout the weekend with his Foggie Petronas FP1 Superbike Team.

David Franklin, multiple British hillclimb champion, will once more attempt the overall hill record in the unique Ferrari 712 CanAm car.

Bruno Giacomelli will be in action on the hill all weekend in a Porsche 962 Le Mans car.

Stuart Graham will ride some of the classic racing bikes brought to the Festival by Honda Collection Gallery throughout the weekend, plus a Ferrari 225S like that which won the 1952 Monaco GP for sports cars.

David Hailwood, son of the legendary Mike Hailwood, is expected to ride one of his father’s old TT machines throughout the weekend.

Peter Hardman will be as spectacular as ever driving the Nurburgring 1000km-winning Aston Martin DBR1 and a newly-restored Ferrari 330 P3 all weekend.

Masahiro Hasemi will drive the newly-restored Kojima-Cosworth KE007 in which he set fastest lap at the 1976 Japanese GP – in the car’s one and only F1 appearance.

Leon Haslam, British Superbike rider and son of Ron, who was Britain’s leading GP rider of the 1980s, will ride a Ducati 999R on Saturday.

Berthold Hauser will ride the 1990 BMW 1000 on which he won the ‘Battle of the Twins’.

Damon Hill, former F1 World Champion, will take to the hill on Sunday, driving a BRM P57 identical to that in which his father Graham also became a world beater.

Jacky Ickx, a Paris-Dakar Rally winner for Mercedes-Benz, will be on the hill all weekend driving the legendary Porsche 959 that proved the class of the field in 1985 and took overall victory in 1986, as well as the Ferrari 375 Plus that won the Le Mans 24 Hour race fifty years ago in 1954.

Jean-Pierre Jabouille will drive all weekend in the ground-breaking Renault RS01 Grand Prix car, which introduced turbocharging to F1.

Tony Jardine, ITV F1 pundit, will drive a Nissan Paris-Dakar pick-up on Saturday.

Jean-Pierre Jassaud will once again drive his 1978 Le Mans-winning Alpine-Renault A442B all weekend.

Stefan Johansson is expected to drive the 1984 Toleman-Hart TG184 in which his team-mate Ayrton Senna almost won his maiden Monaco GP.

Junior Johnson will be at the Festival all weekend with General Motors, driving a Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

Alan Jones will drive all weekend in a Williams-Cosworth FW07 like that in which he won the 1980 World title and team mate Carlos Reutemann took Williams’ first Monaco GP victory.

Yukio Kagayama will ride the current Suzuki GSX-R1000 British Superbike.

Walter Kalauch and partner Siegfried Schauzu, known as ‘The Kings of the Sidecar TT’, will ride their original championship-winning BMW machine all weekend.

Juha Kankunnen, three-times World Rally Champion, will drive the 1993 Toyota Celica ST185 in which he swept to the last of his titles all weekend.

Jacques Laffite will drive a Ligier-Cosworth JS12 Formula One car on Sunday.

The Earl of March will drive an Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 throughout the weekend.

Nick Mason, the Pink Floyd drummer, will drive a magnificent Bugatti Type 35 from his personal collection all weekend.

Jochen Mass will drive all weekend in the legendary Mercedes-Benz W196, which dominated Formula One in 1954 and 1955.

Perry McCarthy will drive an historic British stock car on the hill all weekend.

John McGuinness, TT rider for Ducati and Triumph, will ride the new Moto Guzzi MGS01 Prototype race bike.

Allan McNish will drive the new Porsche Carrera GT Supercar throughout the weekend, and is also expected to take a turn in Audi UK’s latest Le Mans car.

Alister McRae will drive this season’s Nissan Patrol GR Paris-Dakar on Friday and Saturday.

Jim Moodie, TT hero and Eurosport motorcycle commentator, will ride a Benelli TNT 1130 and an Aprilia RSV 1000 despite being sidelined this season due to a broken leg.

Franck Montagny, test driver for the Renault F1 team, will drive Renault’s latest F1 car on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the 1902 Renault Type K Paris-Vienna road racer.

Sir Stirling Moss will drive all weekend in the Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner in which he was runner-up to team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1955 World Championship.

Adrian Newey, Technical Director for the McLarenF1 team, will be in action all weekend in a Ford GT40 from his personal collection.

Olivier Panis is expected to drive the Toyota TF103 Formula One car on Saturday and Sunday.

Antonio Pizzonia, the BMW Williams F1 test driver will put last year’s car through its paces on Saturday and Sunday.

Riccardo Patrese will drive on Saturday and Sunday in the Williams-Cosworth FW08C in which Keke Rosberg took a magnificent victory on a wet but drying track at the 1983 Monaco GP.
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