Perranporth Sprint Update
After listening to comments from competitors expressing concerns over the tight “S” section following the first right turn, the committee will be opening this section up so there will only be one (1) sweeping “S” prior to the first hairpin. The rest of the track will remain the same.
We know we will never satisfy all competitors but we do listen to your comments and will always take note and discusses your comments at committee.
Some things have to be in place to satisfy H&S and Motorsport regulations but we always try to make things as enjoyable as possible. Looking forward to seeing you on 9/10 October.
Entries now close on Monday 4th October at 20:00hrs.
Motorsport UK – Covid-19 guidance
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Truro and District Motor Club are
sorry to announce that the October Sprint to be held at Perranporth on the 9/10 October has had to be cancelled due to the number of entries failing to reach the minimum number as stated in the ASR’s.
We do not enjoy or want to cancel events but do need to meet the minimum numbers to ensure the continuation of future events.
Full refunds will be made to all entrants as soon as possible.
Please read the following information.
It is with regret that at this moment the Club are unable to confirm any dates for Tregrehan Hillclimbs in 2021. We have to carry out major repairs to the venue before we can run another event safely.
Firstly, we are committed to repairing the outside drains of Carlyon Curve, this we agreed in 2019, but obviously due to Covid could not get anything done before now.
Secondly, the track surface from the start line up to the paddock return has deteriorated to such an extent that it is unusable and needs re-surfacing. The club are in the process of getting quotes for this work, but contractors seem to be very slow and hard to tie down and commit. At this time, we have no firm date for the works to start, so regrettably we have had to make the decision to cancel Tregrehan for 2021.
Talks with Tregrehan owners have gone very well and we have a commitment from them with permission to run Tregrehan Hillclimbs for the foreseeable future.
The club look forward to seeing you all at our 2021 sprints and at Tregrehan in 2022.
John H Collins
Truro Speed Academy 2021
The regulations for this year’s Truro Speed Academy are now available for download
For this year all entries are being handled either by completion of the online form or via a completed entry form emailed to the registrar. Please use the links to the right.
The Academy would like to thank Camel Vale Motor Club for their continuing support.
Portreath Sprint, Portreath
Enjoy the longest sprint in Cornwall, Fast and flowing
This spint is long at around a mile, fast with speeds over 100mph for some and difficult to master, what more do you want from a sprint!
Tregrehan hillclimb, st austell
Go Fast UpHill
An Historic venue nestled inside a small country estate racing starts along a beautiful tree lined avenue before entering the famous carlyon corner (How fast do you dare go?) before the final sprint facing the country house before the incredibly difficult hairpain on over the flying finish.
From the likes of Gould, Reynard, OMS and Radical. All at full speed!
Standard cars made much much faster, spaceframe minis to ultimate 205s all here to watch.
Think you need a lot, think again. Your road car, a helmet & overalls and a few safety tweaks and you can race.
From Ex Prodrive Subarus to the ever popular Ford Escorts and sometimes a 6R4.
A few things we’re great at
Truro and District Motor club has been at the forefront of Motorsport in Cornwall for over 50 years and during those years we have delievered these key things
It’s you, your car and a hill against the clock
No Hills this time just flat out around a short course
Want to get into motorsport then this is a great start and allows you to move on to other forms of motorsport. All you need is a car and a helmet.
We take safety very seriously, with marshalls, doctors and emergency vehicles all trained to assist you
This is just a sample of photographs across the history of TDMC showing hillclimbs, sprints, autosolos along with social events run by the club.
Join us! It will only take a minute
These are the special people of Truro & District Motor Club that help make motorsport available to you.
John H Collins
Chairperson and occasional strange hat wearer
Clerk of the Course
Competition Secretary, Rally Clerk of the Course, deals with most of the communication with Motorsport UK including Event Permit and Track Licence Applications.
David Richards CBE
Club President, Chairman of Motorsport UK
Committe Member, competing in Motorsport from the 70s and is currently best known as the voice you hear commenting at most of the hillclimbs.
Webmaster, Competitor & SimRacer
Long time committee member, keen motorsports supporter and key top paddock marshal at Tregrehan Hillclimb
Long standing member of T.D.M.C. Held many roles at present one of the Vice Presidents, competitor, and active organiser on the committee. Likes all forms of motorsport, special interest, Rallying!