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Goodwood to hail true racing grit

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Car and motorcycle-racing legends who have triumphed despite the odds are the theme of this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed at the West Sussex estate of Lord March.

True Grit - Epic Feats of Endurance will recall Sir Jackie Stewart's 1968 German Grand Prix win despite a broken wrist, and Mick Doohan's return to motorcycle racing without the full use of his right leg.

Modern-day champions will meet legends of the past at the festival, which runs from July 3-5 and will also showcase old and modern cars and bikes.

The centenaries of car companies Bugatti, Audi and Morgan, 50 years of both Mini and the Daytona Speedway and 40 years since Sir Jackie's dominance of motor sport will also feature.

As well as hailing these famous marques, the event will showcase famous circuits and championships to form one of the world`s most comprehensive celebrations of motor sport.

Lord March, said: "It will be fabulous to have so many great cars and drivers here at Goodwood to celebrate our endurance theme for 2009. I look forward with much anticipation to seeing some of the great endurance drivers, riders and machines in action."

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