Venue & Track

Bushy Park Barbados is the leading circuit-racing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean, designed and built to host a wide range of activities. In addition to the International (2.01 kilometre) and National (1.28km) Circuits, there are multiple kart racing layouts, a rallycross track and a one-eighth-of-a-mile drag strip. Alongside the circuit, outstanding conference and exhibition facilities are ideal for demonstrations, media events and manufacturer product launches.

Located in the parish of St Philip in the south-east corner of the island, Bushy Park first hosted motor sport in 1971, its original course incorporated in the present-day layout. The Master Plan for the redevelopment was funded by a grant from the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), supplemented by local investment; support from the Government of Barbados, the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), the FIA and local investors then turned that plan into a reality.

Work started in August 2013, with Phase one completed just nine months later in time for a worldwide launch at Top Gear Festival Barbados in May 2014, with star guests multiple Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and America’s leading motor sport icon Ken Block. A second phase of development further enhanced the venue in time for Race Of Champions 2014 in December, which was won by 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard. Bushy Park is also home to the Barbados Festival of Speed, a celebration of all things motor sport. Hamilton returned to head-line the inaugural event in 2016, while 2009 World Champion Jenson Button was the star turn second time round, when he won a memorable race with a plane from the Twister Aerobatics Team in a Radical SR3.