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Sad loss of significant Western Group supporter
publication date: Apr 12, 2019
author/source: Robin Roberts
It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Rodney Gooch, who worked until fairly recently as marketing manager with Castle Combe Circuit and the late Howard Strawford.
Current Western Group chairman Robin Roberts said, "Rodney was the very friendly face of Castle Combe to so many group members and his enthusiasm for the Driving Day and supporting the group undoubtedly contributed to its success.
"We were delighted to see him at a few of our social events when he attended as a special guest for his support over the years and his love of the event was evident when he would pop-in even after he retired from full time work at the circuit."
Thewesterngroup extends its condolences to his family, close friends and colleagues at Castle Combe Circuit.
In a note on the circuit’s website, John Moon wrote, “Anyone who knew this hugely significant stalwart of the circuit team will already be aware of his huge achievements, both as a motorcycle racer, and over the last three decades, as a man who worked tirelessly for the circuit he loved.