British World champion boxer makes a surprise visit to Goodwood Festival of Speed
World Champion boxer Chris Eubank Jr dropped into Goodwood’s Festival of Speed on Saturday with his new customised McLaren 720s.
The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed proved to be a huge hit drawing 200,000 visitors over the four day event. The two times IBO Super-Middleweight Champion drew a crowd of admirers at Goodwood to his £300,000 original supercar with its distinctive, bespoke red and black livery.
“What an amazing visit to Goodwood, the mecca of motorsport, in my ‘one of one’ customised Mansory McLaren 720s. With my passion for supercars it was so cool to be driven up the famous Goodwood Hill:” said Chris Eubank Jr.
This year’s theme centred around ‘Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record breakers’ – the famous event celebrated all areas of outstanding achievement in racing, including land speed record cars and fastest racetrack monsters. The weekend saw the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R set the outright fastest climb of the 1.16 mile Hill in a time of 39.9seconds, outpacing the 20 year-old previous record of 41.6 seconds set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999, at the wheel of his McLaren Formula 1 car.
Goodwood’s Festival of Speed General Manager, Dan Garlick added: “As one of Britain’s most accomplished international sportsmen, it was fantastic to be able to welcome Chris Eubank Jr to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. His unique McLaren made a huge impression on all who saw it and his enthusiasm for the event was infectious.” The British boxing champion is an avid car collector and owns over a £1 million of high performance cars including a BMW i8 and a Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Ferrari 458.