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International call-up for Barbadian at Miami GP

Barbadian motor sport official Warren Gollop has been appointed International Steward for the first round of the high-profile all-woman 2022 W Series at the Miami Grand Prix this weekend (May 6-8). The Chief Steward of the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) for the past 10 years, Gollop says he is “looking forward to the start of a new and exciting chapter in motorsport and a chance to represent the BMF and, by extension, Barbados.”

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Circuit racing, spectators return to Bushy Park

Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) will organise the first race meeting for more than two years on the full International Circuit at the St Philip facility on April 30 . . . and spectators will be welcome. The first round of the 2022 BPMSI Championship will cater for all the club’s usual saloon car Groups and the race programme will also feature three non-championship races for Radicals.

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Barbadian Women in Motorsport featured in UK

Amid on-going work by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to increase inclusivity in motor sport, four Barbadians are currently being showcased in a Women in Motorsport exhibition in the UK Midlands city of Coventry. Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) WiM chair Natya Soodeen, plus Pat Brewster, Leslie Evanson and Michelle King are pictured and profiled for their contribution to the sport.

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Island officials attend on-line FIA Seminars

Four members of the island’s motor sport community participated in on-line seminars this month organised by the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Facilitated by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) as part of its on-going training programme, the Race Director Seminars were attended by the Barbados Rally Club’s Neil Barnard and Bushy Park Operations Manager and Radical Caribbean Cup co-ordinator Kurt Seabra, while Warren Gollop and Ron Layne attended the International Stewards Seminar.

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Regional drivers prepare for Radical Caribbean Cup

Teams around the region are making ready for the return of circuit racing after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. The Jamaica Race Drivers’ Club (JRDC) has started Track Days at the Dover Raceway, while the first Endurance race meet of the year will be run by the Guyana Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) at South Dakota this coming weekend, albeit behind closed doors.

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Zane Maloney joins Trident Motorsport for FIA F3

Trident Motorsport confirmed today (January 21) that Barbadian Zane Maloney will join the team for the 2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship. The 18-race campaign will be fought out over nine weekends between March and September, with all races supporting rounds of the Formula 1 World Championship, starting in Bahrain and ending in Monza.

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Radical Caribbean headlines Bushy Park 2022 calendar

The return of the Radical Caribbean Cup (RCC), home to wheel-to-wheel action between the fastest race cars in the region, is the highlight of the provisional Bushy Park Barbados calendar published today (January 14). With more than 30 dates listed, there’s something for everyone, with grass-roots disciplines such as autocross and karting, plus regular Open Track Days, providing the chance for novices to try their hand.

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Barbados Motoring Federation releases 2022 calendar

Nearly 50 events planned by the Barbados Motoring Federation’s (BMF) sporting Member Clubs are listed on the provisional 2022 calendar published today (January 8). In the last two seasons the number of events run under BMF permits has been reduced by 50 per cent or more with cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, so the motor sport community is hoping that the effects of Covid-19 will start to abate.

BMF President elected to World Motor Sport Council

Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) President Andrew Mallalieu was elected to the World Motor Sport Council of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at its Annual General Assembly in Paris, France last Friday (December 17). The elections came immediately after Mohammed Ben Sulayem of the United Arab Emirates won a four-year term as FIA President, replacing Jean Todt, who has stepped down after three consecutive four-year terms, the maximum allowable under FIA limitation rules.

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BMF hails Kyffin Simpson for FRA Championship win

The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) has hailed 17-year-old Barbadian driver Kyffin Simpson’s success in winning the 2021 Formula Regional Americas Championship powered by Honda, as “beyond our expectations”. In a dominant campaign which concluded on Saturday (November 6) at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, home of the United States Grand Prix, Simpson won seven of the 18 races and finished on the podium in a further six, helping renowned IndyCar engineer Tim Neff’s new TJ Speed Motorsports outfit to victory in the Teams’ Championship in its first season.

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