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Formed to run all car racing at Castle Combe Circuit, the Castle Combe Racing Club provides competitors with well organised and promoted meetings, strong competitive grids, and a variety of classes. All within an environment that recognises that drivers are the customers who make the whole sport possible.

Spectators

For spectators, a promise to work towards varied race programmes with full grids, strong local championships and, wherever possible to run the type of racing and events you want to see, providing a great value for money day out. For tickets visit the Circuit website.

Marshalling

If you cannot yet afford to compete yet would like to be more involved with the action, Marshalling can be just the place to give you the perfect grooming and insight into how to race once you are out there, the correct racing line, the positioning of the flag points, understanding of the regulations and much more.

Latest News

In the Castle Combe circuit’s 66 year history, there have been many close races, often in its Formula Ford 1600 championship, which has been thrilling crowds for almost half a century.
At the BRSCC race weekend (July 16 and 17) yet another Formula Ford encounter was being spoken of as ‘one of the best ever’, after a thrilling multi car dice between the most evenly matched of competitors.
Such a close encounter would not have been predicted after qualifying, with Michael Moyers almost a second faster than his team mate, Nathan Ward.
Luke Cooper in the Swift, Ben Norton in the Wiltshire College Spectrum and championship leader, Roger Orgee, were the main A class protagonists able and ready to challenge.
The race was effectively split in two after a three lap safety car period, the second half giving Orgee the break he needed to get into second after an unrepresentative qualifying. Whilst Moyers just maintained his lead to the flag, with Orgee only a tenth behind, Norton and Ward were so close the gap was almost immeasurable.
The quartet were split by .78 of a second at the flag, with Cooper a relatively enormous 2.6 seconds further back.
David Vivian had another utterly dominant run to the class B victory, having qualified an impressive 5th overall in his Swift SC92 run by the Kevin Mills team.
Whilst Simon Thornton-Norris had already taken an outright win in the Castle Combe ‘Saloon Car Championship’ in his class B Mitsubishi Colt, this was in the absence of Gary Prebble, arguably the fastest car/driver combination in the field.
With Prebble’s SEAT rebuilt after its season opening accident, there was shock to see the Colt take pole position, with a time that was almost beyond belief. The shock continued as the grid made its way up to Quarry corner for the first time with Norris leading, despite making a relatively poor start.
Prebble gave chase and some thought he must be playing with Norris, only for the SEAT to retire on lap 7 with a broken drive shaft.
That gave Norris what appeared to be a relatively untroubled run to the flag, apart from a challenge into Tower by second placed Dave Scaramanga. Said Norris, “The tyres were terrible, though I’m sure Dave’s were as well. We had a bit of a moment at Tower - that made them go off even more!” Scaramanga said, “I thought I was going to have Simon at Tower but I locked up.”
Mark Wyatt had a great drive to 3rd overall in his class B Astra, some 7” behind Scaramanga’s VW Scirocco. Kevin Bird had his best race result with 4th overall in his powerful Nissan 200SX.
Geoff Ryall finally took a class C victory in his Peugeot 106 GTi after fending off a challenge from Hadyn King C in his similar car.
Will Di Claudio was finally defeated in class D, his Citroen Saxo being beaten by former champion Russell Humphrey, driving his newly acquired Corsa at a pace not seen before.
The two ‘HRDC’ races for a wide mixture of historic sports and saloon cars wowed the crowds, not only with their sheer numbers, but also the quality of racing. Undoubtedly, it was the cute and multi coloured A35s which had everyone smiling and whilst there was a vast difference between the fastest and slowest drivers (the ‘celebrity’ drivers tending to be in the latter category), it was clear everyone was having great fun.
Adam Higgins, more familiar to Combe spectators as one of its top Formula Ford drivers, switched disciplines after his family’s acquisition of a Ginetta G50. Despite not driving the car until qualifying, Higgins started from 3rd on the grid for the first of two ‘Welsh Sports and Saloon Car Championship’ races. After spending most of the first race chasing the similar but more developed car of David Krayem, Higgins received a shock three laps from the end when his bonnet came up. Luckily by braking heavily, the situation was recovered, Higgins crossing the line second and still well clear of Keith White in his BMW Z4. Another of the Tetbury based Ginettas, that of Keith Butcher, was 4th.
Race two was a repeat of race one, with Higgins trailing his more powerful rival home by just over a second.

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When the world is watching....

Posted by on 2 June 2016

WHEN THE WORLD IS WATCHING……It was with uncertainty and trepidation that the Castle Combe Racing Club returned to their battleground, with absentees from the Saloons still nursing their wounds and allowing Dave Scaramanga a chance to steal valuable championship points, the Formula Fords hoping nobody would be crossing the line airborne this time around, and every GT racer praying their car would hold together long enough to challenge for the victory.  The stage was set for a fantastic Bank Holiday Motors TV Raceday and with the TV cameras watching their every move, mistakes were sure to be punished in front of the motorsport fraternity.

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