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Top Gear Festival Barbados: Lewis Hamilton vs Ken Block

The race the world has been waiting for: Lewis Hamilton vs Ken Block
Published on May 19, 2014 – http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com

Lewis Hamilton (L) and Ken Block

BUSHY PARK, Barbados – It was a race that the world of motorsport was eagerly awaiting, and Top Gear Festival Barbados didn’t disappoint. For the first time ever, race ace Lewis Hamilton, took on Gymkhana star Ken Block on the beautiful island of Barbados. The all action head-to-head took place at the new Bushy Park Circuit at Top Gear Festival Barbados, which made history this weekend by hosting the first Caribbean round of the Global Rallycross Championship.
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Lewis Hamilton joins Top Gear Festival Barbados line-up

Lewis Hamilton joins Top Gear Festival Barbados line-up
Published on February 21, 2014 – Caribbean News Now
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — 2008 Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, is set to join the star-studded line-up of world famous presenters and motor sport legends at the inaugural Top Gear Festival in Barbados, from May 17-18.

As part of an action-packed weekend of motoring spectacles, the British Grand Prix ace will take to the newly refurbished Bushy Park Circuit to join a host of challenges set by Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. Hamilton has a natural affinity to the Caribbean region with his grandparents, on his father’s side, hailing from Grenada, just a short hop from Barbados.

Hamilton, whose passion for motor racing began at the tender age of eight, has had an enviable career, which includes records for the most consecutive podium finishes from debut, most wins and pole positions in a debut season and most notably was the youngest driver to win the F1 World Driver’s Championship back in 2008.  Continue reading

BBC: Top Gear Festival Barbados May 17-18, 2014

 BBC: Top Gear Festival Barbados May 17-18, 2014

Top GearFebruary 6, 2014 – Caribbean News Now – Barbados

Top Gear Festival Barbados will host an international round of this year’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship adding to the already impressive line-up of motoring entertainment taking place at the festival on May 17 and 18 this year.

The action-packed weekend, which takes place at the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados, will be the first time both parties have partnered on a live event as well as their first visit to the Caribbean.

The Top Gear Festival Barbados round will be the first event of the 2014 championship and will set the scene for Red Bull GRC’s most exciting year yet. Top Gear Festival Barbados will be the only Red Bull Global Rallycross event taking place outside of the US this year.   Continue reading

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