The management and staff of the Castle Combe circuit are in shock as they absorb the news of the untimely death of Rodney Gooch.
A full obituary will follow, but anyone who knew this hugely significant stalwart of the circuit team will already be aware of his huge achievements, both as a motorcycle racer, and over the last three decades, as a man who worked tirelessly for the circuit he loved.
Rodney's self effacing manner and tremendous humour built him a reputation far beyond the Wiltshire track.
His semi-retirement from the circuit in 2018 turned into an inequitable battle with cancer to which he succumbed yesterday (10 April)
The thoughts and commiserations of the circuit are with his family at this sad time.
More information will be released as soon as possible.