The return of night stages to Sol Rally Barbados – two loops in the north of the island will bring Saturday’s action to a close – have attracted positive feedback from competitors seeking a fresh challenge. With a new location for Friday’s Ceremonial Start and opening stage among other changes to the route, Sol RB18 next weekend (June 1-3) promises a weekend of thrills for competitors and spectators alike.
Rally Club praises record-breaking Bridgetown Port operation
As the first European competitors arrived over the weekend to be reunited with rally cars they last saw at Dover, the new UK port of departure, just over three weeks ago, the final countdown to Sol Rally Barbados 2018 is under way. With the Rally Show this Saturday (May 26) launching 10 days of intense activity, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) preparations have changed up a gear; Flow King of the Hill follows on Sunday, with the BRC’s blue riband event, Sol RB18, running from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3.
Clarke targets former winners Mayers, Mayers & Watson
The battle for Two-Wheel-Drive honours in Sol Rally Barbados 2018 looks set to be a thriller for local fans, as at least six potential winners battle second-for-second with one another, while snapping away at the heels of the 4wd cars. The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, Sol RB18 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill (KotH) the previous weekend, May 26/27.
The Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup is to become a regional championship, Bushy Park Circuit Inc (BPCI) confirmed today (Tuesday). In its first year, a four-round series will be contested at head-lining race meetings in Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago, with plans for further expansion in future seasons.
Clubman classes revised to sustain entry-level participation
The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) revised Vehicle Regulations for the next three-year cycle, from 2019 to 2021, were approved by the membership at an Extraordinary General Meeting last evening (Thursday). The EGM, held at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association (BCTSA) Clubhouse, Searles, Christ Church, followed an earlier open meeting of the membership in April, at which the Club’s Committee of Management (CoM) presented proposals from its new Regulations Discussion Group.
Former winners Bird, Panton & Skeete head 93-car entry
Sol Rally Barbados has attracted more than 40 overseas entries for the fourth straight year, maintaining its global reputation as a ‘must-do’ event for crews across the world. The provisional entry list of 93 crews was confirmed at today’s (Wednesday) Media Briefing at Mahogany Ridge, St James, along with a number of changes to the event’s format, which organisers believe will create a stern test of skill and endurance for the 29th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event on June 1 to 3.
• the Ceremonial Start on Friday, June 2 (6.30pm) moves to the Vaucluse Raceway and, this year, it will lead straight in to the first timed stage . . . immediately! Cars will run in reverse order of seeding, side-by-side in pairs; each crew will be interviewed on the Ceremonial Start ramp to the south of the startline, before moving forward to tackle two laps of the RallySprint track, a distance of 5.80kms. It is a challenging start to the event, as was demonstrated during last year’s BRC Winter Rally, and requires real concentration