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Progress made for Race of Champions

Work is on schedule for the Race Of Champions 2014 at Bushy Park on December 13 and 14.

Preparations continuing for December's Race of Champions at the Bushy Park race track.

Preparations continuing for December’s Race of Champions at the Bushy Park race track.

And chairman of Bushy Park Circuit Inc. (BPCI) Mark Maloney has stated the developmental work includes “over and under bridge” areas which will be used for the Race Of Champions (ROC), a skills challenge course, permanent seating for spectators and wash rooms.

Mark Maloney

Mark Maloney

“It will be a 1.1 kilometre rallycross track and there is work in progress on spectator seating; the pit is also being developed and will include a cafeteria, a driver’s lounge, while on the other side of the circuit we are also building new ticket booths,” the BPCI chairman noted.

Maloney said that the plan was to make the experience for everyone coming to Bushy Park an unforgettable one, whether they were a motor racing fan or just there to meet friends.

“Also being attended to is the clubhouse and VIP area, as well as the race control and the media centre. It will be the experience of a lifetime when all the work now in progress has been completed,” Maloney explained.

Race Of Champions chief executive officer Frederick Johnson said it would be two days of total entertainment featuring the best drivers in motorsport in the world, while co-founder of the ROC Michelle Mouton said that the event would be a move from a stadium setting to a race track, and already the excitement was running high over the Barbados event.

“It started with the staging of the Top Gear Festival, followed by the introduction of the Radical Series, the Drive For Excellence and now the Race Of Champions. This is a big one,” Maloney added.

The Race Of Champions brings together some of the world’s best drivers from the major motor sport meets, including Formula 1, the World Rally Champion (WRC), Le Mans, Nascar, IndyCar, Touring Cars, X-Games and MotoGP for a unique head-to-head race in identical cars to see who really is the fastest of them all.

Barbados will be fielding a team at the event, but the composition of the local team is yet to be decided upon.

After the December event some of the cars raced at ROC 2014 will remain at Bushy Park for the unique ROC driving experiences on the spectacular parallel track and the new ROC Skills Challenge course which has been specially designed to test a range of driving skills.

About 150 multi-skilled workmen are working around the clock to ensure that facility is completed by mid-November.

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