COMBE COUNTDOWN ACCIDENT
A message from Castle Combe Racing Club:
The serious accident that occurred during the third race of CCRC’s bank holiday Monday meeting provided many challenges and the resulting delays, together with unprecedented attention from the Wiltshire Police RTA Investigation Unit, meant that at one point, the entire meeting was put at risk.
In these circumstances we as organisers are forced to make difficult decisions which include amending the event timetable and it’s important that we take a balanced view. On Monday this meant shortening race distances and cancelling our Hot Hatch race, which was an extremely difficult decision to make.
Motor racing is a capricious sport and past years have seen all Castle Combe Circuit championships, and some visiting races experience the same disappointing outcome due to events beyond our control and I know as racers you will fully understand the reasons for these tough decisions.
We are a small, tight-knit club operating inside an envelope of camaraderie to provide motor racing for members at an historic circuit. Please be assured that we will do our utmost to compensate Hot Hatch drivers and teams at Finals Day on 1st October for the disappointment they experienced.
Thank you to club members for offers of help and words of support during the race meeting and I’m sure you join us in wishing injured HRDC driver Charles Knill-Jones a speedy and complete recovery.