Compact Car Track Day - Bushy Park Barbados
Our Suzuki Swift Driving Experiences offer you the chance to greatly enhance your driving skills, learning and practising new techniques in a controlled environment, increasing not only your safety on the road, but also your driving pleasure. You might even find that it your initial experience of Bushy Park Barbados becomes your first step on the motor racing ladder.
From the Suzuki Swift Ride, where a professional driver will redefine what you think a car can do, through the Suzuki Swift Drive, when you get to swap seats with your instructor, to the Suzuki Swift Advanced Drive, in which you can lap the circuit ‘flying solo’, Bushy Park Barbados guarantees an experience never to be forgotten.
Bushy Park Barbados is the leading circuit-racing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean. Following three years of planning and consultation, work started in August 2013 on a comprehensive redevelopment of a venue which has hosted motor sport since it opened as a dirt track in the early 1970s.
A grant from world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), supplemented by local funding, created the Master Plan on which the redevelopment was based; support from the Government of Barbados, the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), the FIA and a group of local investors turned that plan into a reality.
Phase one was completed in time for a worldwide launch at Top Gear Festival Barbados in May 2014. A second phase of development further enhanced the venue in time for Race Of Champions 2014 in December but this multi-purpose facility is about much more than staging world-class events. In addition to its 2.01-kilometre International Circuit, built to meet FIA Grade 3 requirements, there is a Rallycross Track, CIK Grade A Kart Circuit and a one-eighth-of-a-mile Drag Strip.
The developer and operator, Bushy Park Circuit Inc, has placed great emphasis on facilities for patrons: there is a new Clubhouse and VIP facility, ‘The Hill’ - the venue’s traditional spectator area - has been completely re-profiled and two blocks of washrooms have been completed.
Future phases of development will include the construction of a Country Club & Museum, along with a number of Luxury Car Suites, the first of which was completed in late 2014.