Goodwood done, Le Tour next for Lampkin
Manchester, Great Britain
Like the famous country house itself, Red Bull athlete Dougie Lampkin has become very much a fixture of the Goodwood Festival of Speed over more recent years, with the twelve times FIM Trial World Champion once again playing a prominent role in the latest edition of this uniquely British celebration of all things motorised.
Dougie was delighted to be included in Lord March's and Red Bull's plans and enjoyed four packed days entertaining the crowds that totaled around one hundred and fifty thousand for the entire festival.
Joining fellow Red Bull athletes from other two wheel disciplines, powered and pedal driven, Dougie represented the sport of Trial along with Alexz Wigg in the now established GAS arena, and played his part in a series of scheduled shows throughout the four-day event.
In addition to appearing in the main ring, Dougie could also be found out and about on other areas around the massive event site, which makes full use of the extensive grounds within the estate, doing his own one rider routine. This was much to the excitement of those fans who got to see the Trial legend up close and personal.
After attending the ball on Saturday evening Dougie signed off on Sunday afternoon by delivering a special performance on the Infiniti stand where he fleeted dangerously with their new Q50 Eau Rouge model much to the surprise of the many gathered onlookers.
Now safely back in his native Yorkshire and ready to savour the occasion of this weekend's opening stages of the Tour de France, which will take place near to his home Dougie was still in high spirits following his latest Goodwood experience.
He said. "Each year the Festival of Speed continues to amaze me and has become one of my favourite events of the year. The setting is stunning and the atmosphere is just so special."
"Once again I would like to thank both Lord March and Red Bull for the opportunity to be part of this very British event and one that I look forward to and enjoy so much, and hoping will continue to be a part of in the future."
Looking ahead to this weekend's Grand Depart, Lampkin said. "After my own pedaling exploits last summer I have total respect for the riders in the Tour and I am really looking forward to seeing them in action in the Yorkshire Dales. I am just glad that I will not be in the saddle on this occasion."