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 acclaimed motorsport journalist and historian, Paul Lawrence, will be on the show set to air on Wednesday, 6 May!



Paul’s motorsport-filled career began back in 1975, when, at just 16 years old, he followed his father’s footsteps and began marshalling at venues across the country (including Castle Combe).

Paul stepped into the journalism side of the sport in 1987, when he became a writer for Autosport magazine. The successes of this role meant that he went full-time freelance as a writer by 1995.

He also worked as a press officer on the Powertour (F3 and GT series), which contained a round at Castle Combe, before a stint as press officer for the Carrera Cup GB that lasted for 14 years.

Lawrence now undertakes freelance writing and photography tasks for a number of magazines, clubs and championships, mainly concentrating on historic motorsport.

His close relationship with Castle Combe Circuit meant it was no surprise that he was asked by the late Howard Strawford to co-write the official 50th and 60th anniversary books commemorating the circuit – his unrivalled wealth of knowledge on the venue helping to make both titles such compelling reads. 

These books are two of around a dozen he has written so far, as well as attending approximately 1500 race meetings, watching over 200,000 races and spending around 2500 days at motorsport events.

Paul continues to work closely with Castle Combe to this day, writing specialist press releases and programme articles for events such as the Autumn Classic historic race meeting. He lives in rural Shropshire, married to Nikki with 10-year-old son Ben, who is already a trainee petrolhead and photographer.



To watch the chat with Paul live, head over to Castle Combe Circuit’s Facebook page at 7pm on Wednesday, 6 May (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.


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