The Castle Combe ‘Summer Racing Carnival’ was less a carnival, more a primary school fete. The two day timetable could perhaps have been reasonable had it been squeezed in to a single day, but with Saturday amounting to little more than a testing session it didn’t seem worth making the effort to attend. It seems a lot of people had the same thought with respect to Sunday’s line up as well, with one of the smallest crowds I’ve ever seen at Combe.
So, with no visiting championships to look forward to it was down to the home series to provide the entertainment this week. Thankfully, the racing was up to the usual high standard and the grids were full enough to keep the action going all around the circuit. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said for the Open GT and Formula Free filler races, with 4 (four!) and 9 starters respectively. CCRC really need to sort things out otherwise they’re going to see spectator figures continue to head south, along with the entrants.
Anyhow, here’s a few shots to give a flavour of the day;