Flow joins forces with Vaucluse Raceway

Flow has entered into an exclusive agreement with Vaucluse Raceway to provide the revamped St. Thomas facility with a comprehensive suite of connectivity solutions.

President of Vaucluse Raceway Greg Cozier (centre) signs a sponsorship agreement with telecoms provider Flow as head of marketing Shelly Ann Hee Chung (left) and director of communications Marilyn Sealy look on.
President of Vaucluse Raceway Greg Cozier (centre) signs a sponsorship agreement with telecoms provider Flow as head of marketing Shelly Ann Hee Chung (left) and director of communications Marilyn Sealy look on.

Vaucluse Raceway, which was officially established in 2001 as a Super Special Stage for the Barbados Rally Carnival, then expanded in 2006 to accommodate the fast-growing discipline of RallyCross, is expected to feature heavily on the local motorsport calendar this year and beyond.

“Flow is in the business of connecting people, and in Barbados, nothing comes close to bringing people together quite like rallying does,” said Marilyn Sealy, director of Communications, Flow Barbados.

“Motorsport is extremely popular, but of all the high-revving disciplines we have in Barbados, rallying is still king and we see our partnership with the Vaucluse Raceway as the ideal opportunity for us to connect Barbadians with one of the things they most love.”

Flow’s partnership with Vaucluse Raceway will see the telecoms provider outfitting the multi-purpose venue with both wired and wireless connectivity, thereby making it easier and safer for race officials to communicate with competitors, spectators and emergency personnel.

“The provision of connectivity is vital for the successful staging of any public event, and for a venue such as Vaucluse Raceway, it is doubly important to have the presence of robust and reliable telecommunications,” added Sealy.

Greg Cozier, president of Vaucluse Raceway, said the agreement with Flow would help to further raise the profile of rallying in Barbados.

“Vaucluse was built to approximate the roads we use for rallying in Barbados, so the fourteen surface changes, the tight corners and the narrow lanes are all there to approximate our local rally experience,” said Cozier.

“And while we get plenty of spectators for an event, we have never really put down any meaningful infrastructure and that was a deliberate decision because true rallying doesn’t happen in a sterile environment. It has to be rough and ready because that’s what makes a rally a rally.”

However, Cozier revealed plans for the construction of a control tower on the western side of the 52-acre facility.

“Our partnership with Flow will afford us the ability to fully connect our central control tower and that will result in immediate benefits for all rally fans. Competitors will be able to receive instructions and updates wirelessly, officials will be able to communicate simultaneously and spectators at the venue will be kept abreast of all the action throughout the day by using their Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices. This will result in a better rally experience for all.”

8 Responses to Flow joins forces with Vaucluse Raceway

  1. Theresa Chandler
    Theresa Chandler March 12, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Congrats Greg

    Reply
  2. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner March 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Stupseee when will flow fix the dam Internet

    Reply
  3. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner March 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Marilyn Sealy when will flow fix the internet, when will flow fix people phones, when will flow stop charging for called id and call waiting, when will flow drop your prices too be competitive.

    Reply
  4. Brownskin Joy
    Brownskin Joy March 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Stupeeeeeeeeee flow suckssssssss

    Reply
  5. Brownskin Joy
    Brownskin Joy March 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Worst in the Caribbean

    Reply
  6. Sam Williams
    Sam Williams March 13, 2016 at 1:33 am

    let it flow

    Reply
  7. seagul March 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Bajans are just Talk, they stupsing and sucksing and going over the cliff with they Junk status……..

    Reply
  8. Kahki Samacho March 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

    When will corporate Barbados stop throwing money into these “human assisted” sports ?? We have a multitude of young, talented boys & girls in legitimate sports that would love such an investment…… eg: watch the NAPSACC & BSACC events… just to mention a few.

    Granted Bajans love to see “smash-ups & flips” as the young men have fun with their toys hence, the attraction to sponsors but this is certainly not an investment in the health & talent of our youth.

    Please sponsors……. put some some serious sponsorship into real sports!!!

    Reply

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