British crews boost 4wd entry for Rally Barbados

Former British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Champion Nik Elsmore will finally tick a rallying ‘bucket list’ item when he competes in Rally Barbados 2024 (May 31-June 2). Elsmore is one of four UK competitors confirmed today, bringing the number of cars entered in the 4wd classes to 16, with more in the pipeline in the coming weeks.


MudDogs honour past members in Memorial March Rally

The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) navigational rallying fraternity will honour some well-known names from the past this weekend as the 2024 season gets under way. Sunday’s (March 10) March Memorial Rally, the opening round of the Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship, will remember some leading lights in the discipline on which the Club was founded in the 1950s.

Zak Mayers the new leader of BKA Championship

Zak Mayers stormed to four race wins in the Easykart 100cc Juniors class at Sunday’s (March 3) Williams Equipment Raceday to take the lead in the Sectus Technologies Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Championship. With early leader Calem Maloney absent pursuing his studies, Kayleigh Catwell has moved ahead in the 125cc Lights after four hard-fought races and is tied for second overall with 60cc Cadets leader Oliver Judd.


Procter and Swann confirmed for Rally Barbados

Long-standing British competitors Kevin Procter and Rob Swann, who have logged more than 30 visits to the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event between them, will return for Rally Barbados 2024 (May 31-June 2). Also confirmed for his second visit today (March 1) is Joe Cunningham, after the trio experienced mixed fortunes rallying against one another in last Sunday’s East Riding Stages in the north of England.


Strong entry for 125cc Lights at BKA round two

High-speed wheel-to-wheel action is promised at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday (March 3) in round two of the Sectus Technologies Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Championship. With more than 10 entries, the EasyKart 125cc Lights – the BKA’s fastest category – are set to be the stars of the Williams Equipment Raceday, with a shake-up in the standings on the cards, too.


Five-time winner Panton set for 20th Rally Barbados

Jamaica’s Jeff Panton is due to compete in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event for the 20th time this year, three decades after his first visit in 1994. Driving his Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo, the five-time winner is entered in Rally Barbados 2024 (May 31-June 2) leading a three-strong team from his home country, joined in the FIA R5 class by Kyle Gregg, while Horatio Brown moves up to SuperModified 2.


Mayers ready to lead 2wd charge for Rally Barbados

Twenty-five years after his first class win on the island’s premier event, reigning Barbados Rally Club (BRC) 2wd Champion Roger Mayers is gearing up to take the fight to all-comers in Rally Barbados 2024 (May 31-June 2). He finished eighth overall last year in his Toyota WR Starlet, equally splitting the 4wd cars that packed the top 15 but has no intention of returning to all-wheel drive to claim a second outright win.


Barbados Rally Club pays tribute to Paul Bourne

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has paid tribute to Paul ‘Surfer’ Bourne, who passed away on Wednesday (February 7) at the age of 59. The two-time winner of Rally Barbados and former BRC Competition Secretary had been one of the island’s most formidable - and most popular - competitors for more than two decades until he stepped away from active motor sport in 2014.


Calem Maloney early leader of BKA Championship

A perfect record of four wins at Sunday’s (February 4) UpBeat Wholesale Raceday has earned Calem Maloney is early lead of the Sectus Technologies Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Championship. His total of 100 points places him eight ahead of Daniel Ullyett, with Zak Mayers third after a day of close racing at Bushy Park in St Philip which promises a strong season for the sport.


Local crews making early plans for Rally Barbados

Entries posted to date by local crews for Rally Barbados 2024 (May 31-June 2) comfortably exceed the number lodged this far ahead of the event in recent years. After 59 home-grown teams started RB23 – the highest number for a decade – RB24’s organisers are predicting another bumper year. Among them are two seasoned competitors, both of whom retired last year with engine failure and have spent the off season upgrading their cars to run in different classes.



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