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HEALTH & SAFETY THE KEY WORDS FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

All eyes on Flow King of the Hill

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) and the title sponsor of its premier event, Sol Rally Barbados, are committed to running this year’s event in as safe an environment as possible. This was emphasised by both stakeholders yesterday (Thursday) during a Media Briefing held in the Open-Air Suites at Bushy Park Barbados, which is playing an important role in the infrastructure for the event, postponed from earlier in the year by the coronavirus pandemic.

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FLOW KING OF THE HILL

Provisional running order at October 23

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): ENG – England; JAM – Jamaica; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales

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ROGER MAYERS IS CAR ZERO FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Sol Rally Barbados entry updates

Former Rally Barbados winner Roger Mayers is eagerly looking forward to his new role as Zero Car driver for Sunday’s (October 25) Flow King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados 2020 the following weekend. Contacted by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) last week to see if he was available, Mayers says: “The morning after I’d agreed to do it, I woke up with a big grin on my face. This is going to be fun!”

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SWANN & GARROD “WANT TO WIN” SOL RALLY BARBADOS

British contenders looking forward to new stages

Britain’s Rob Swann, the leading European contender of recent years, arrives in the island next Monday determined to win Sol Rally Barbados 2020. He posted his on-line entry two days before the closing date after constant juggling with Covid testing, travel and quarantine arrangements for himself and his Welsh co-driver and friend Darren Garrod, who faced even more complicated protocols to get from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, where he was competing last weekend.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2020

Provisional entry list at October 14

+ some classifications may be subject to scrutineering

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): ENG – England; GUY – Guyana; JAM – Jamaica; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales

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LOUDEN & SHERMAN BOOST SOL RALLY BARBADOS 4WD ENTRY

Organisers praise efforts of overseas crews to compete

Confirmation today (October 6) of the participation in Sol Rally Barbados 2020 of Scotland’s Fraser Louden and George Sherman of the United States has boosted the four-wheel-drive entry for this month’s 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. Along with other overseas visitors, they have earned praise from the organisers for the efforts they are making to travel to the island against the background of the restrictions required by Covid-19 protocols.

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PANTON’S CHALLENGES FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2020

Entry closing date for Sol RB20 extended by seven days

Despite winning Sol Rally Barbados four times in the last five years, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton is approaching this year’s 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event in a less than confident mood. In a year in which coronavirus has created unprecedented global upheaval, the continuing social distancing and travel restrictions under Covid-19 protocols mean planning for the event has been anything but simple.

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BRITISH CHAMPION RETURNS FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2020

Regional entries Horton & Coelho boost R5 class to seven

Double British Rally Champion Matt Edwards will return to the Caribbean next month to compete in Sol Rally Barbados 2020 and continue his mentoring role as co-driver to Turks & Caicos Rally Team member Paul Horton in his Ford Fiesta R5. Confirmation today (September 28) of Trinidad & Tobago’s David Coelho’s entry in his Fiesta brings the number of entries in the island’s burgeoning FIA R5 class to a record seven.

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KEN BLOCK REAFFIRMS SOL RALLY BARBADOS ENTRY

The organisers of Sol Rally Barbados have today (September 24) confirmed Ken Block’s participation in this year’s event, postponed from June until October 31/November 1 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With around six million followers on each of Facebook and Instagram, Block is one of the most-recognised names in global motor sport, with a huge boost in coverage promised for the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event as the island struggles to rebuild its tourism industry.

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