Rallycross Champion O’Donovan for Sol Rally Barbados

Nearly three decades after he first entered, former British Rallycross Champion Ollie O’Donovan will finally get to compete in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event this year. He will drive a Hyundai i20 R5 run by island regular Andy Scott’s Albatec Racing outfit, alongside European Rally Championship leader New Zealander Hayden Paddon in a similar Hyundai and Scott’s own Ford Fiesta S2000T in Sol Rally Barbados 2023 (June 9-11), also King of the Hill the previous weekend.


Jamaica’s Kyle Gregg joins R5 class of 2023 in Barbados

Jamaican all-rounder Kyle Gregg, a title-winner on both racetrack and rally stage, has confirmed that he will contest a full season of rallying in Barbados this year in a new Ford Fiesta Rally2, which arrived in the island this week. His campaign will include Sol Rally Barbados 2023 and all other rounds of the R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens, which starts with the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Shakedown Stages on Sunday, April 23.



Challenges open to spectators at Vaucluse on Sunday

Stockdale and Costin-Hurley back for Sol Rally Barbados

With 20 trips to compete in the Barbados Rally’s Club (BRC) blue riband event already under his belt, Britain’s Martin Stockdale is again preparing his BMW 1M Coupe to head across the Atlantic for this year’s 33rd running of the event. Sol Rally Barbados 2023 will run over the weekend of June 9-11 with The Rally Show on Saturday, June 3, and King of the Hill the following day; on-line entries close on Friday, April 28.


Duckworth returns for 10th visit to Sol Rally Barbados

Former UK National Rally Champion, Britain’s Roger Duckworth, who finished second in Sol Rally Barbados 2019, will return for this year’s 33rd running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event on June 9-11. Fresh from a fifth-place finish in last Sunday’s (April 2) Alan Healy Memorial Rally at Cadwell Park, he announced his 10th visit to the island and his second to compete in his Technia Ford Fiesta R5.


Stage venues confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2023

The route for Sol Rally Barbados 2023 (June 9-11) will return the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international to its traditional pre-pandemic format, with Saturday’s special stages run at venues in the northern parishes and Sunday’s in the east of the island. A new venue for the previous weekend’s ‘shakedown event’ King of the Hill (June 4) will be announced in the coming weeks by the organising Barbados Rally Club (BRC), which has today (Saturday) also issued a reminder that the entry closing date is just five weeks away.


Prizegiving starts off busy opening weekend for R5

Island charity The Because of Jenna Trust received a donation of $5,000 from the 2022 R5 Rally Championship, presented by First Citizens, last Friday (March 17) at the first event of a busy weekend for competitors as the new season also got under way. As the Barbados Motoring Federation’s (BMF) first-ever national championship, the R5 Prizegiving played a prominent role in the BMF’s inaugural Night of Champions.


BMF honours 60-year involvement of Bizzy Williams

The Most Honourable Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams was honoured by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) for his 60-year involvement in island motor sport last evening (Friday). He became the first recipient of the President’s Award at the BMF Night of Champions, the first-ever national awards evening for the sport in front of an invited audience at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas.


New cars, new drivers for the FIA R5 class of 2023

New cars, new drivers and new car-driver combinations are set to change the face of the FIA R5 class in Barbados in 2023. With the season’s first closed road events scheduled for this weekend (March 18/19), island fans will witness the first of those changes as Jamaica’s Jeff Panton and Britain’s Rob Swann will be seen in action for the first time in Skoda Fabias, replacing the Ford Fiestas they campaigned last season.



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