Portreath Sprint Announcement

Portreath Sprint August 24th and 25th 2019

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Bank Holiday Sprint weekend at Portreath. This is due to the RAF requiring the site throughout August, and has affected all planned events at this venue. Truro and District Motor Club would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

The Club explored various possibilities to reschedule, but with the packed programme of events in September, as part of the Cornwall Motorsport Month, and the clubs commitment to the Watergate Bay Hill Climb, availability of the necessary Officials and Safety Personnel proved impossible to bring together on one weekend.

The Richards Bros – Truro and District Motor Club Speed Championship will now be held over six events, with the final two days being the Tregrehan Speed Hill Climb on October 12th and 13th.

For those competitors who have already entered for Portreath, your entry fee will be fully refunded. If you would like this to be done by Bank Transfer, please contact our Entries Secretary, Manda Moo to arrange. Otherwise you will be refunded by cheque. If your entry hasn’t yet been banked, we can either arrange for your cheque to be returned or destroyed.

We would like to thank you for your support in 2019, and look forward to welcoming you to either Tregrehan in October or the Portreath Sprints in 2020.

Jeremy Thomas
Vice Chair, Truro and District Motor Club

Portreath Sprint 2019

Portreath Sprint Update

Unfortunately, as published previously the August sprint has been cancelled. We hope to welcome you all back in 2020.

Following feedback from competitors, marshals and officials the course is now 0.9 miles long.

Both the April and August events are rounds of the 2019 TyreMarks ASWMC Sprint Championship, and the Cornish Speed Championship. Also this year, we are delighted to welcome the Torbay Speed Championship to both the Sunday’s of each weekend.

Portreath Sprint 2018

The Supplementary Regulations and entry forms are now available to download from our dedicated page here.

Following feedback from competitors, marshals and officials the course has been slightly modified from the one we used in August 2017, and is now 0.9 miles long.

Both the April and August events are rounds of the 2018 TyreMarks ASWMC Sprint Championship, and the Cornish Speed Championship.

Porthreath Sprint the Results – now with pics!



What a weekend, we held our first sprint on a new course at R.A.F. Portreath. After nearly a couple of years planning by one of our sub committees it finally came to fruition. Using the tarmac roads and runway at the MOD base the course came out just in excess of 1.5 kilometres. With this being the first one we had a number of conditions to observe, the main one from MSA was that we were not allowed to run single seaters. The MOD also gave us a number of things to do and observe one being no photos to be taken in any form. However, we were allowed appointed photographers and once the MOD have approved all pictures we should be able to release them. Hopefully on the next event we will have some of the conditions relaxed if we get a good report from both bodies.

Over the weekend we had over 70 drivers competing, with the Sunday event being the best supported. There was also a good variety of cars, ranging from some oldies like an MG TA 1937 and a Riley Brooklands, these two vintage cars ran in class A1 along little Mini and Peugeot 106. Then you have in class A2 a bit quicker machinery, like a Lotus Elise and 106 Rallye etc. in class D2 we have some spectacular machinery like a Mini with 4-wheel drive and 2.5 motor under the bonnet, another 4-wheel drive is the Subareno Cliopreza this was once a standard Clio now having Subaru running gear with a ‘blazing’ 2.35 motor. We had a good selection of rally cars in class D3, ranging from a Mini Cooper and a few BMW’s with mark 1 and 2 Ford Escorts. Also in this class, it was great to see and hear the Metro 6R4 running. This brought back memories of when we used to have about a dozen of these fabulous 6R4s competing in the Tour of Cornwall.

Even with Saturday starting a little later than planned competitors still had the 2 practice runs and two timed runs with an extra timed run thrown in and on the Sunday even with the bigger entry we still squeezed in a third timed run.  With this lengthy course running through narrow roads to start ending up with a fast finish up the runway most drivers had miles of smiles! Keep an eye out for a list times together with the results, it will prove to be interesting reading.

As with most first-time events you have problems to overcome but with the weather being kind to us and the support of our officials, committee members, marshals etc it all came together nicely. From the comments over the weekend and from social media and other sources it seems everyone was upbeat. However, from the positive we also had a few suggestions on how improvements could be made, all will be taken on board when we have the debrief meeting and the committee will act on it over the next few months.

Just keep watching T.D.M.C. website on updates for this new event.


The all new Portreath Sprint is on!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

26th & 27th August

TDMC are at last pleased to announce that the MSA have today signed off on the track license for Portreath sprint circuit.

The sub-committee have worked hard to design a challenging new track with the best possible tarmac.

As you will see from the enclosed image of the track layout the length of the track is around 1 mile in length and returns the driver to the pits allowing for the fast turn around of cars.

The regulations are now available to download from here. The first year as with most new layouts the classes will be limited so check the regs.

Portreath Sprint (Sneak Peak)

Truro and District Motor club are please to announce that a 2day sprint is proposed to be held this year on the 26th & 27th August. We want to get as much information out about this new sprint track as possible and are liaising with the MSA & MOD on what information we are allowed to publish. To start the process we have a small number of images of the track showing the quality of the tarmac compared to the older sprint track. Once full approval has been received we aim to release an aerial shot of the track layout. The committee of which some are sprint and hillclimb competitors are excited about this opportunity and another motorsport event in the South West.