CORBIN LEADS BRC CHAMPION DRIVER TITLE CHASE

courtesy of Corey Reece/Image Vault, of Edward Corbin, current leader of the Barbados Rally Club’s Champion Driver title chase

Double-Header Sprint in the north this weekend

The only eligible driver with a 100 per cent record so far this season, Modified 1 points leader Edward Corbin (Daihatsu Charmant) tops the table in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Champion Driver title chase. With four rounds run and three to go, starting with the BRC Double-Header Sprint on Sunday (September 29), there is still all to fight for, with a spread of only 10 points across the top six in the standings and 58 available.

Corbin’s 75 points give him a small cushion of three over Clubman 2 leader Ian Warren, whose 100 per cent record was ended by fellow BimmaCup driver Allan Kinch, who beat him by less than five seconds on the Sunday of Sol Rally Barbados 2019. A further two points adrift is Paul Horton, who represents the Turks & Caicos Islands in his Citroen DS 3 R3 MAX, leading the most hotly-contested class – Modified 2 – by one point; he and arch-rival Jamal Brathwaite (Honda Civic Type-R) have shared the wins equally so far this season, Brathwaite tied in fourth place in the overall title chase on 69 points with Roger Hill (Toyota Corolla WRC), who leads Modified 4.

Canadian Stan Hartling (BMW M3), Horton’s Turks & Caicos Islands team-mate, lies sixth with 65 points, leading Modified 3, ahead of a trio of drivers tied on 60 for seventh – WRC leader Dane Skeete (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B), then Stuart Garcia and Allan Kinch, who are second and third in Clubman 2 in their BimmaCup cars. The top 10 is completed by John Corbin (Toyota Corolla), who leads the Historics.

Skeete leads the BRC 4wd Championship by 16 points from Hill, with Trinidad & Tobago’s David Coelho (Ford Fiesta R5) in third place, a further seven behind. The 2wd Championship is being led by SuperModified 2 points leader Stuart Maloney (Citroen C2) with 46 points, two ahead of Hartling, with Horton a further two points adrift.

Rounds five and six of the Championship, Sunday’s BRC Double-Header Sprint offers a maximum of 15 points for a class win in each direction, while the enhanced points system for the season finale – the BRC Winter Rally next month – rewards a class win with 28 points; with no ‘dropped score’ rule, the pressure is on for all concerned. Slated for a 10.30am start, Sunday’s event will run over a 3.95-kilometre course between Lamberts and Pickerings; there will be four timed runs in each direction. The Start, Service Park and Finish will be at the MTW Chance Hall Depot in St Lucy.

BRC Class Championship
Positions after round 4:

WRC: 1st Dane Skeete (Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12B), 60 points; 2nd Rob Swann - ENG (Elegant Hotels/Blue Sky Luxury/RA Swann Ltd Subaru Impreza WRC S12B), 28pts

FIA R5: 1st David Coelho – T&T (Subway Ford Fiesta R5), 56pts

Modified 4: 1st Roger Hill (Esso/Nassco/Pennzoil/MaxMeyer Paints/MotorMac Toyota Corolla WRC), 69pts; 2nd Mark Thompson (Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty/Automotive Art/SLAM 101.1FM Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 53pts; 3rd Avinash Chatrani (Lenovo/PowerBass/Gunk/iShop Barbados/Genius Lynk/Axe Solutions Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI), 43pts; etc

SuperModified 2: 1st Stuart Maloney (Sign Station/Rock Hard Cement Citroen C2), 50pts; 2nd Roger Mayers (Chefette/Rubis/Hankook/Sign Depot Toyota WR Starlet), 35pts; 3rd Barry Mayers (Chefette/Rubis/Hankook/Sign Depot Ford Fiesta), 28pts; etc

SM1: 1st Ryan O Wood (Ruff Punch/Exceptional Plumbing Services/Lucas Oil/BizNeedz/MB Auto City Toyota Starlet), 50pts; 2nd Philip Moe (Mitasu Oils/Marks Auto Spares/Tropical Sunset Beach Hotel Toyota Corolla), 34pts; 3rd Jeremy Gonsalves (Sign Depot/Guava Tech/Valvoline/Makita/In Gear Auto/John Hardman Engineering Opel Corsa), 32pts; etc

Modified 3: 1st Stan Hartling - CDN (Bambarra Rum Citroen C2 R2 MAX), 65pts; 2nd Logan Watson (Leafy Organics/Cargo BGI/Luxe Caribbean Properties/Stihl/It’s Barbados/Sign Depot/Bajan Pure Water BMW M3), 50pts; 3rd Peter Thompson (Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio-Beauty BMW M3 Compact), 37pts; etc

Modified 2: 1st Paul Horton - TCI (Java Island/Sky Motorsports/H Racing/Arbikie Highland Estate Citroen DS 3 R3 MAX), 70pts; 2nd Jamal Brathwaite (Valvoline/Automotive Art/Consumers Guarantee Insurance/Caribbean Auto Glass/TEC Barbados/Stylz Auto Spa/Chicken Pen Racing/JSB Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R), 69pts; 3rd Sam Hartling - CDN (The Hartling Group BMW 318ti Compact), 41pts

M1: 1st Edward Corbin (Valvoline/Hilti/Cargo BGI Daihatsu Charmant), 75pts; 2nd Pierre Beswick – TCI (Grace Bay Car Rentals/Hartling Luxury Resorts/Sky Motorsports Citroen C2 R2 MAX), 52pts; 3rd Shareef Walcott (Lil Griff’s Maintenance & Freighting Services/Melwani’s/Tint Plus/BizNeedz/Dynamic Auto Imports/MC LED Toyota Corolla), 41pts; etc

Historic 2: 1st John Corbin (Valvoline/Hilti Toyota Corolla), 58pts; 2nd Greg Cozier (Barbados Historic Rally Carnival/Geest Line Ford Escort RS), 15pts; 3rd Wayne Archer (Archers Hall Design Centre/Arrow Construction/Arrow Woodworking/RW Water/D & A Air Conditioning BMW 325), 13pts

Clubman 2: 1st Ian Warren (West Lake/Benthams Farm & Garden/Guava Tech BimmaCup), 72pts; 2nd Stuart Garcia (Kirba Inc/Intelligent Defence Systems/Zaccios/Four & Twenty Bakery/Smith’s Engineering Works BimmaCup) & Allan Kinch (Bajan All the Way! BimmaCup), 60pts; etc

C1: 1st Jason Tull (Jay-T’s/CA Autobody Repairs/Devon Star/Dominus PHD/CST Tyres/Computech Solutions Peugeot 106 Rallye S2), 43pts; 2nd Fabien Clarke (RCR Tours/Bovell Auto Repair Suzuki Ignis Sport), 11pts

GpB: 1st Andrew Jones (Lucozade/AP Jones Pharmacy/Southern Surf Beach Apartments Ford Escort MkII), 75pts; 2nd Mark Huggins (Mark’s Auto Spares/General Distributors Daihatsu Charmant), 44pts; 3rd Calvin Briggs (Massy Realty/Kensington Mall/Flying Bell Racing/The Dome Mall/Sirrom SLD/OS Creations/Tallest 246 Wrecker Services Ford Sierra), 43pts; etc

BRC 4wd Championship: 1st D Skeete, 73pts; 2nd Hill, 57pts; 3rd Coelho, 50pts; 4th M Thompson, 42pts; 5th Chatrani, 36pts; equal 6th Mallalieu & Swann, 32pts; 8th George Sherman - USA (M4 Subway/Zanzibar/Kaizan Sushi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 18pts

BRC 2wd Championship: 1st Maloney, 46pts; 2nd Stan Hartling, 44pts; 3rd E Corbin, 40pts; 4th Horton, 38pts; 5th L Watson, 36pts; 6th R Mayers, 35pts; 7th Brathwaite, 31pts; 8th B Mayers, 28pts; 9th Derek Edwards (Park & Fly/Seawell Fitness Centre/D & A Air Conditioning/Arrow Woodworking BMW M3 Compact), 27pts; 10th Warren, 25pts; etc

For media information only. No regulatory value.

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