During this unprecedented period of uncertainty in the UK and beyond, the Castle Combe Circuit team is livening things up for motorsport fans with ‘Combe TV’ – a Facebook Live show that airs every Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm.
Hosted by Sales and Marketing Director, Tom Davis, and the circuit’s leading commentator, Chris Dawes, Combe TV invites special guests along as the hosts discuss all things Castle Combe and motorsport.
We’re pleased to announce that for the show on Sunday, 19 April, we’re switching from four wheels to two with special guest Rob Jones – the circuit’s very own Chief Motorcycle Instructor.
ABOUT ROB JONES
As well as being a staple at all of Castle Combe’s motorcycle events since he took on the role of Chief Instructor in 2007, Rob is also an avid racer in his own right.
Starting out as a sidecar passenger for three seasons in the early ‘80s (with his first competitive appearance at Castle Combe Circuit taking place in October 1981), Rob eventually dipped his toe into solo racing in 2001 – something he still does to this day. He mainly races at club level but has also entered some national events.
One of his career highlights was being able to take part in the 2004 Motorcycle Grand National at Combe – the inaugural instalment of this extremely popular event, where he brushed shoulders with the likes of top BSB champions.
In 2019, he started competing in motorcycle hill climb events with the National Hill Climb Association. Rob has regularly achieved top-10 finishes throughout his competitive career.
Away from the hot seat, as well as his instructor duties, Rob is also an ACU Level 1 road race coach/assessor for the NG Road Racing Club. The club runs compulsory training courses and basic rider assessments at Castle Combe Circuit for riders involved in the series.
He has also been an ACU Technical Officer (scrutineer) at club, BSB, World Superbikes and even Moto GP level.
In the rare occasions he’s not at the circuit, Rob has run his own business – Rob Jones Mobile Motorcycle Mechanic – for the last 16 years.
HOW TO WATCH
To watch the chat with Rob live, head over to Castle Combe Circuit’s Facebook page at 7pm on Sunday, 19 April (you don't need a Facebook account to view).
You can also use the above link to watch-back all previous episodes of Combe TV.
- To find out more about Rob Jones and his motorcycle repair business, his website can be found at www.bathmotorbikerepairs.com
- To learn more about commentator Chris Dawes, head over to www.chrisdawescomms.co.uk
- Castle Combe Circuit’s Facebook page can be viewed at www.facebook.com/castlecombecircuit