THREE-WAY TIE FOR RALLY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Chris Hoad (Clubman 2 BimmaCup), ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Stuart Maloney (FIA R5 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo), ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Josh Read (SuperModified 2 Toyota Starlet)
ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Chris Hoad (Clubman 2 BimmaCup), ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Stuart Maloney (FIA R5 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo), ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Josh Read (SuperModified 2 Toyota Starlet)
ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Chris Hoad (Clubman 2 BimmaCup), ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Stuart Maloney (FIA R5 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo), ourtesy Barbados Rally Club/Image Vault, pix of the three drivers jointly leading the Championship after two rounds. Josh Read (SuperModified 2 Toyota Starlet)

Hoad, Maloney and Read top of the class

Chris Hoad, Stuart Maloney and Josh Read are joint leaders of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Champion Driver title chase following the Double-Header Sprint at Bushy Park on June 4, which kicked off the second season to be delayed by Covid-19 pandemic. Read leads the 2wd Championship as well, while Dane Skeete sits at the head of the 4wd standings ahead of round three, scheduled for mid-July.
  Although Maloney’s nephew Zane won the event in both directions, neither he nor Mark Maloney, who finished fourth and seventh, were registered for championship points. That meant Stuart claimed maximum points on the debut of his new Rock Hard Cement/Bushy Park Barbados/VP Fuels/Chevron/Maloney Racing Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo in the FIA R5 class, which had attracted a record entry of seven and was one of only three fully-subscribed classes.
  Campaigning his familiar Weetabix Toyota Starlet, Read picked up overall 2wd and SuperModified 2 honours in both directions, while Hoad (Subway/Dasani Water/Guava Tech BimmaCup) did the same in Clubman 2; registered for the BRC Championship for the first time, the BMW driver has enjoyed an excellent start to the new season, claiming his first-ever BimmaCup victory at the Vaucluse Raceway just a week later.
  Skeete (Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12) finished behind Zane and Stuart Maloney in the first direction – just two-tenths covered the top three – then second to Zane in the reverse, giving him a two-point lead over Stuart in the 4wd points. With fourth and third overall, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton sits another two points adrift in the Sandals Resorts/Rubis/Bushy Park Barbados KIG Ford Fiesta WRC, with Adam Mallalieu, who made an impressive debut in his father Andrew’s Terra Caribbean Ford Fiesta R5, in fourth place. The 17-year-old former karting Champion is also second to Maloney in the FIA R5 class and five points ahead of the reigning Champion Roger Hill (Esso/MaxMeyer Paints/MotorMac Skoda Fabia R5).
  After those first two rounds, the 2wd Championship reflects the SuperModified 2 top three precisely, Read with 30 points followed by Barry Mayers (Chefette/Rubis/Quality Tyre/Sign Depot Ford Fiesta) and Andrew Jones (Gale’s Agro/A P Jones Pharmacy/Southern Surf Beach Apartments Ford Escort MkII) on 26 and 22 respectively. Fourth is Reigning Champion Driver Neil Corbin (Nassco/Jason Jones/Auto Solutions/Emtage Electric/Pressout Performance Toyota Starlet), who leads SM1, with the lone runner in Modified 2 Jamal Brathwaite (Consumers Guarantee Insurance/Stylez Auto Spa/TEC Barbados/Caribbean Auto Glass Honda Civic Type-R) fifth and Suleman Esuf in sixth place, following the successful debut of his family team’s SM2 BMW 1M.
  While Hoad is only ninth in the 2wd standings, his victories in C2 came against a strong field of BimmaCup cars, including Reigning Class Champion Jason Downey and Derek Edwards, who won his class 2 at Bushy Park in 2017 and then the Caribbean BimmaCup. Edwards withdrew from the results, however, when he registered that his tyres did not conform to the regulations, so Harold Morley collected second-place points in both directions, with Wayne Archer just pipping Downey for third in the class standings.
  Stuart Garcia, who narrowly lost out to Downey in C2 last year, has moved up to C3, in which he was the only starter in his Guava Tech/Smith’s Engineering Works/Kirba Inc BimmaCup Too, while regular C1 runner Jason Tull (Jay-T’s Auto Services/SRG Engineering/SP Imports/Redline Performance Imports/BG Prod/CA Autobody Repairs Peugeot 106 Rallye S2) was beaten in both directions by former Champion Neil Barnard, driving a BPCI Suzuki Swift Sport on his return to competition for the first time in more than 10 years.

BRC Class Championship
Positions after round 2

WRC: 1st Dane Skeete (Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12), 26 points; 2nd Jeffrey Panton – JAM (Sandals Resorts/Rubis/Bushy Park Barbados KIG Ford Fiesta WRC), 22pts
FIA R5: 1st Stuart Maloney (Rock Hard Cement/Bushy Park Barbados/VP Fuels/Chevron/Maloney Racing Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo), 30pts; 2nd Adam Mallalieu (Terra Caribbean Ford Fiesta R5), 26pts; 3rd Roger Hill (Esso/MaxMeyer Paints/MotorMac Skoda Fabia R5), 21pts; etc
SuperModified 2: 1st Josh Read (Weetabix Toyota Starlet), 30pts; 2nd Barry Mayers (Chefette/Rubis/Quality Tyre/Sign Depot Ford Fiesta), 26pts; 3rd Andrew Jones (Gale’s Agro/A P Jones Pharmacy/Southern Surf Beach Apartments Ford Escort MkII), 22pts; etc
SM1: 1st Neil Corbin (Nassco/Jason Jones/Auto Solutions/Emtage Electric/Pressout Performance Toyota Starlet), 26pts; 2nd Tremaine Forde-Catwell (Cheese Autoglass/MIPA Autocolor Daihatsu Charmant), 22pts
Modified 2: 1st Jamal Brathwaite (Consumers Guarantee Insurance/Stylez Auto Spa/TEC Barbados/Caribbean Auto Glass Honda Civic Type-R), 22pts
M1: 1st Geoffrey Noel (Toyota Corolla), 22pts
Clubman 3: 1st Stuart Garcia (Guava Tech/Smith’s Engineering Works/Kirba Inc BimmaCup Too), 22pts
C2: 1st Chris Hoad (Subway/Dasani Water/Guava Tech BimmaCup), 30pts; 2nd Harold Morley - ENG (Spectrum Antimicrobials BimmaCup), 26pts; 3rd Wayne Archer (C2 BimmaCup), 21pts; etc
C1: 1st Neil Barnard (Suzuki Swift Sport), 26pts; 2nd Jason Tull (Jay-T’s Auto Services/SRG Engineering/SP Imports/Redline Performance Imports/BG Prod/CA Autobody Repairs Peugeot 106 Rallye S2), 22pts

BRC 4wd Championship: 1st D Skeete, 28pts; 2nd Maloney, 26pts; 3rd Panton – JAM, 24pts; 4th Adam Mallalieu, 20pts; 5th Hill, 17pts; 6th Andrew Mallalieu (FIA R5 Terra Caribbean Ford Fiesta R5), 16pts; 7th Paul Horton - TCI (FIA R5 Java Island/HO2 Construction/Sky Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5), 15pts; 8th Stan Hartling - TCI (FIA R5 Bambarra Rum Ford Fiesta R5), 12pts
BRC 2wd Championship: 1st Read, 30pts; 2nd B Mayers, 26pts; 3rd Jones, 22pts; 4th N Corbin, 20pts; 5th Brathwaite, 18pts; 6th Suleman Esuf (SM2 BMW 1M), 15pts; 7th Forde-Catwell, 13pts; 8th Garcia, 11pts; 9th Hoad, 9pts; 10th Adrian Linton (SM2 Ravensden/JAD Performance/Helping Hands Foundation Vauxhall Astra VXR), 8pts; etc

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