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BMF publishes revised 2023 motor sport calendar

The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) has today (January 27) published a revised calendar for the 2023 motor sport season following consultations with its Member Clubs since the turn of the year. As before, the year’s programme will start over the first weekend of March, with 50 events scheduled to be run under permits issued by the BMF listed between then and early December.

UK debut for Barbados regular Horton in Citroen Rally2

Rally Barbados regular Paul Horton of the Turks & Caicos Rally Team debuted his recently-acquired Citroen C3 Rally2 at the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages on Saturday (January 21), as the UK motor sport season got under way in very cold but sunny conditions. The event was won by John Griffiths in a Ford Fiesta R5 co-driven by Emma Morrison, one of three co-drivers with island connections who delivered class-winning performances on the day.

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Legendary DJ & Electronic Artist Carl Cox visits Bushy Park

Global superstar DJ, Team Boss at Carl Cox Motorsport and self-confessed “petrol-head” Carl Cox visited Bushy Park Barbados earlier this month during a nostalgic trip to the island. After enjoying the St Philip facility’s Karting and Swift Ride Experiences, he gave a wide-ranging interview on various topics from his early days in music through his growing involvement in motor sport worldwide to his thoughts about Zane Maloney.

Rally Club pays tribute to motor sport legend Ken Block

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has joined motor sport fans the world over to mourn the passing of American motor sport icon Ken Block, who died in a snowmobile accident in Wasatch County, Utah, yesterday (January 2) at the age of 55. A statement from Hoonigan said: "It's with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, and an icon. And most importantly, a father and a husband."

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BARBADOS RALLY CLUB CONFIRMS ITS 2022 CHAMPIONS

Edward Corbin wins second Champion Driver title

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Caterham Caribbean Cup 2023 heads for Bushy Park

British sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars will round off its 50th Anniversary year in 2023 with a unique race meeting at Bushy Park Barbados. The Caterham Caribbean Cup, supported by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) will run from Friday to Sunday, November 24 to 26, bringing its special brand of wheel-to-wheel racing to the region for the first time.

BMF applauds FIA Rookie of the Year Zane Maloney

The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) has applauded the achievements of Formula 3 racer Zane Maloney following a whirlwind seven days in Europe for the 19-year-old Barbadian. While the headline news was joining the Red Bull Junior Team as a Formula 1 reserve driver for 2023, he also collected trophies at ceremonies in London, Monaco and Bologna, where he was crowned FIA Rookie of the Year, the second-youngest circuit racing winner behind double World Champion Max Verstappan and the first from F3.

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Date change for Rally Barbados 2023 as entries open

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has changed the dates of next year’s 33rd edition of its premier event to avoid a direct clash with a number of international rallies including rounds of the World Rally Championship and Motorsport UK British Rally Championship. Rally Barbados 2023 will now run on June 10/11, with the Rally Show and King of the Hill the weekend before; on-line entries will open on rallybarbados.net on Sunday (December 11) at 12.00pm UK time/08.00am Barbados time.

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Bushy Park congratulates F3 racer Zane Maloney

The management of Bushy Park has congratulated Zane Maloney following today’s (Wednesday) announcement of the next step of his career. Two days after collecting the John Cooper Trophy at the British Racing Drivers’ Club Awards in London, 19-year-old Maloney confirmed on his Facebook page this morning that he will be a member of the Red Bull Junior Team and a Formula 1 reserve driver in 2023.

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Barbados Motoring Federation becomes FIM affiliate

The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) has become affiliated to the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the world governing body of motorcycle sport. After submitting the application earlier this year, the BMF was officially welcomed into the global FIM family by President Jorge Viegas in Rimini, Italy, on Friday (December 2).

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