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PANTON AND FENNELL WIN CARTER’S PIT-STOP STAGES

Watson is top 2wd but Clarke surprises them all

Jamaica’s Jeff Panton and Mike Fennell Jnr won the Carter’s Pit-Stop Stages on Sunday (April 22) in their Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06, an ideal start to the reigning Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Champion Driver’s title defence. The final test before Flow King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados, the 10-stage, 42-kilometre event put the 38 starters through their paces, the weather also playing its part in the challenge.

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PANTON LEADS 40 CARS FOR CARTER’S PIT-STOP STAGES

Trevor ‘Micey’ Manning is back . . . as Car Zero!

Reigning Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Champion Driver, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton, launches his title defence on Sunday (April 22), seeded at number one for the Carter’s Pit-Stop Stages. The 40-car running order confirmed at last night’s (Thursday) Briefing Meeting at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association (BCTSA) Clubhouse, Searles, Christ Church, includes eight regional and international crews as competitors ramp up their preparations for Sol Rally Barbados 2018.

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SCOTT BACK FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS IN FIESTA R5

Carter’s Pit-Stop Stages opens 2018 BRC season

Former Rallycross Champion Andy Scott confirmed today (April 18) that he will drive a newly-acquired Ford Fiesta R5 in Sol Rally Barbados 2018, having had such “a great experience” on his debut last year in a rented Ford Escort MkII. An excited Scott landed in the island yesterday (Tuesday) from his home in Dumfries, Scotland, just 72 hours after the Fiesta arrived at the Bridgetown Port, and will drive the car in anger for the first time in Sunday’s (April 22) Carter’s Pit Stop Stages.

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PANTON READY FOR “AMAZING” SOL RALLY BARBADOS

T&T’s Pinheiro and UK newcomer Phelps boost 4wd entry

Four-time winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton today (April 12) confirmed his participation in Sol Rally Barbados 2018, after a successful return to island competition last weekend. The Club’s 2017 Champion Driver is looking forward to “another amazing Rally Barbados” and taking on whatever the opposition can offer, following his hat-trick of victories since 2015.

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NEW ZEALAND TRIO HEAD FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Unique Nissan-engined Ford Fiesta joins Kiwi family team

Former New Zealand Junior Rally Champion Craig Marshall, his brother Nick and their cousin David Proud spearhead the three-car Window Factory Marshall Motorsport team heading for Sol Rally Barbados 2018. With their two familiar Peugeots and a new-build Group B Ford Fiesta, the trio represent the strongest entry yet to make the 28,000-kilometre round trip from the other side of the world.

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MG METRO 6R4 CONFIRMED FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Faulkner and Foy to miss celebration outing

Following a successful shakedown on home ground last weekend, Scotland’s Robin Hamilton announced today (March 30) that he will contest Sol Rally Barbados 2018 in his Gleaner Fuels MG Metro 6R4, the first appearance in the island’s premier event of one of the iconic 1980s Group B cars for nearly 20 years. Confirmation that Ireland’s Peter Gallagher will also return with a recently-acquired Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI brings the overseas entry to 25.

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REGIONAL NUMBERS RISE FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Organisers to build on Safety Plan with Public Awareness Campaign

The total of overseas entries confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2018 has moved into the twenties, with the announcement today (March 26) of three crews from the Turks & Caicos Motoring Club and the return of an American father and son duo, who made their Caribbean debut last year. Momentum is building for the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, with further announcements planned in the coming weeks ahead of the close of entries on April 27.

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RALLY CLUB IN POSITIVE MOOD FOR THE FUTURE

Carter’s Pit Stop Stages to open BRC Championship

As the Barbados Rally Cub (BRC), which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2017, heads in to a new decade, measures are in place which the management believes will support the Club’s sustained growth. This was the message from Chairman Mark Hamilton as he addressed last night’s (Thursday) Annual General Meeting at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association (BCTSA) Clubhouse at Searles, Christ Church.

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RENOWNED ESCORT BUILDER FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Strong local entry filling with island winners

Former Champion Driver, now renowned builder of historic Ford Escorts, Dave Jenkins will compete in Sol Rally Barbados for the first time this year, making a rare appearance in a tarmac event, having spent most of his rallying career in the forests. He will drive for the re-branded Weir Rallying UK team, whose leading players, father and son Rob and Ross Weir, already have an enthusiastic following in the Caribbean island built up in previous visits.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS TO START AT VAUCLUSE RACEWAY

British Escort trio boosts growing Historic class

“When the flag drops, the talking stops”, a motor sport adage crews competing in Sol Rally Barbados 2018 will be reminded of on Friday, June 1, when they will leave the Ceremonial Start at the Vaucluse Raceway (VRW) and drive straight in to the opening stage on the RallySprint track. It marks the first time that the St Thomas venue – a regular location for rally finishes over the years – has played host to the start.

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