A taste of Bushy Park
Local drivers will get the chance to test out the new track at Bushy Park, St Philip this Sunday.
But they will have to pay for the privilege and have just over 24 overs to take or reject the offer.
The Bushy Park Circuit Inc., the entity behind the redevelopment at the eastern raceway, has issued an invitation to current Barbados Motoring Federation competition licence holders to take part in the practice and familiarization session. But drivers had to sign-up by today in a first come, first served basis. There will be a maximum of nine, 15-minute sessions for a total of 135 cars.
This is all part of the lead-up to the eagerly anticipated Top Gear Festival slated for May 17 and 18.
The BPCI has notified drivers they will have to pay a track session fee of forty dollars per car. The sessions will consist of a maximum 15 car group each commencing with a staggered pit-stop.
The purchased 15 minute track sessions cannot be split or combined.
The organisers also indicated that no pit garages would be available for the test sessions and that mechanics or other persons accompanying entrants in the pits area had to pay an admission fee of five dollars per person. Patrons will also have to pay to watch the practice sessions.
Organisers did not indicate if the fees applied to overseas entrants desirous of a practice run, when they arrived in Barbados for the motoring extravaganza. (PR/WG)