Roughly 30 Volkwagen Motorsport staff have been set to journey from Germany for the three-day occasion within the south of England, however quickly rising numbers of COVID-19 circumstances throughout the UK and Europe pressured the corporate’s hand.
“We deeply remorse not having the ability to attend Goodwood this 12 months, however the well being of our staff is of paramount significance,” stated Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport director. “After prolonged inside discussions, we’re satisfied that that is the best determination within the present scenario.
“We might clearly have liked to compete towards the opposition at Goodwood Motor Circuit, however that is sadly not potential for us in the mean time.
“It isn’t acceptable to carry such a big workforce from Germany to the UK at a time when measures to forestall the unfold of coronavirus are being ramped up considerably in all European nations.
“Regardless that we’re unable to attend, we want the organisers and the numerous SpeedWeek members a profitable occasion and actually hope that we are able to compete in Goodwood once more in 2021 underneath completely different circumstances. This weekend we are going to all be watching the reside broadcast at house as an alternative!”
The 670 bhp ID R was set to participate within the shootout competitors across the Goodwood Motor Circuit, wanting so as to add to the 2 Festival of Speed shootout wins that the automobile achieved with Romain Dumas on the wheel in 2018 and ’19.
Volkswagen’s first manufacturing electrical providing, the ID.3, was additionally scheduled to look alongside the prototype record-breaker.