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Tour reps in driver’s seat

Trevor Thorpe

Tour reps in driver’s seat

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Barbados is to be repositioned as a country with a motor racing facility to experience.

And executive chairman of Bushy Park Circuit Inc. (BPCI) Mark Maloney told more than 100 tour operators from Britain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Canada, United States, Trinidad & Tobago, Martinique, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Argentina just that during a specially organised private tour of the St Philip facility earlier this week.

“We will play host to the Race of Champions on December 13 and 14, and next year’s Top Gear Festival scheduled for May 16 and 17, seen as a major coup for Barbados and the Bushy Park Circuit Inc. and we are looking forward for your assistance in this regard on your return to your respective countries,” the BPCI chairman told the operators.

He also gave a briefing on the Radical racing cars before they viewed a display of the vehicles and were taken on demonstration drives.

Outfitting themselves in helmets and racing suites and completing waiver formalities, the tour operators got up close and personal with the cars and got a feel of the new track.

And business manager of BPCI, Zoe Manning, said that from this exercise the delegates would return to their respective homes and work to reposition Barbados and Bushy Park as a country and a facility to experience.

“From all reviews, the demonstration drives proved to be the highlight of the exercise of which everyone said what a truly enjoyable experience,” she said.