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Off course

Maria Bradshaw

Off course

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A PLAN?to have rally drivers obtain an international racing licence locally from an American performance driving school has come to a screeching halt.
The Barbados Auto Racing League (BARL), which signed an agreement with the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to conduct a three-day course annually for racing drivers from Barbados and the Caribbean, beginning on June 13, has been forced to postpone the event because of what it said were high and restrictive fees to rent the redeveloped multimillion-dollar racing track at Bushy Park.
While the chairman of BARL, Stefan Hinds, refused to disclose the rates, he confirmed that the course was postponed because “the fees relating to the facility were not reasonable or acceptable to rent”.
However, the SUNDAY?SUN?has obtained correspondence sent to clubs last week by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), outlining, among other things, that rental of the facility – excluding corporate boxes, hospitality suites and signage – would be at a rate of $75 000 per day.