Reigning Champion Panton tied with Corbin, Cozier and Mayers
For the second straight year, a dominant run of four WRC class wins has given Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton a maximum score in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Champion Driver title chase. This year, however, he owns only a quarter-share of the Championship lead, as Edward Corbin, Greg Cozier and Barry Mayers are also unbeaten in Modified 1, Historic 2 and SuperModified 2 respectively, so jointly lead the standings.
Hill claims 20th top 10 finish in island’s premier event
Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton paid tribute to co-driver Michael Fennell Jnr after they claimed a fourth consecutive win in Sol Rally Barbados at the weekend (June 1-3). After sharing a champagne podium celebration at Bushy Park on Sunday evening with British crews Rob Swann and Darren Garrod, Paul Bird and Jack Morton, Panton said: “Mike really does all the ground work, I only drive, and his efforts play a big role in the success.”
Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CDN – Canada; ENG – England; GUY – Guyana; IRL – Republic of Ireland; JAM – Jamaica; NZL – New Zealand; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales
Following their third consecutive victory in Flow King of the Hill last weekend, Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jnr are top seeds for the 29th edition of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. They head a list of 91 cars from 13 nations in the final running order for this weekend’s Sol Rally Barbados 2018, published by the BRC at last evening’s (Wednesday) Briefing Meeting at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas.
Fans turn out in their numbers for final Sol RB18 shakedown
With victory in yesterday’s (Sunday) Flow King of the Hill, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton has joined island legend Roger Skeete as a three-time winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) annual Sol Rally Barbados shakedown. Adding back-to-back KotH wins to last year’s Sol RB hat-trick, Panton and co-driver Mike Fennell (Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06) have re-written the record books once again.
Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): ENG – England; JAM – Jamaica; NZL – New Zealand; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales
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.