Dramatic weekend for 30th running of Club’s premier event.
On their debut in the event’s World Rally Car class, Dane Skeete and Tyler Mayhew won Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event; after a weekend of high drama and a rarely-seen level of attrition among the front-runners, their margin of victory in the Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12B was just over one minute.
Near-record entry list for 30th running of BRC’s premier event
Following their fourth consecutive victory in Flow King of the Hill at its new location of Stewart’s Hill last Sunday, Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jnr are top seeds for the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. The entry list of 98 cars for Sol Rally Barbados 2019 - one shy of the 2012 record of 99 starters – was published by the BRC at last evening’s (Wednesday) Briefing Meeting at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas.
Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CAN – Canada; ENG – England; GUY – Guyana; IRL – Republic of Ireland; JAM – Jamaica; JER – Jersey; NIR – Northern Ireland; NZL – New Zealand; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales
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1 Jeffrey Panton – JAM/Michael Fennell Jnr – JAM (WRC Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06)
Huge crowds attend final Sol RB19 shakedown at Stewart’s Hill
Jamaica’s Jeff Panton and Mike Fennell re-wrote the record books again yesterday (Sunday) with their fourth straight victory in Flow King of the Hill, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) annual Sol Rally Barbados shakedown. Having trailed England’s Rob Swann for the first three runs, Panton made the final run count, to win by a margin of 12 hundredths of a second in the Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06.
Local, regional and international crews in classic showdown
A record entry of 95 crews will contest Sunday’s (May 26) Flow King of the Hill, the final shakedown ahead of Sol Rally Barbados 2019 (May 31 to June 2), the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s premier event. A classic showdown between local, regional and international drivers is on the cards, to be played out in front of huge crowds as the event makes a popular return to Stewart’s Hill, an iconic venue in island motor sport.
Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CAN – Canada; ENG – England; GUY – Guyana; IRL – Republic of Ireland; JAM – Jamaica; JER – Jersey; NIR – Northern Ireland; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales
Showcase for Sol Rally Barbados competitors and sponsors
There will be something for everyone at The Rally Show, when it returns to the Banks Playing Field at Wildey for the second year next Saturday (May 25); once again, the Show will run from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. Building on the success of last year’s switch of venue, the organisers have attracted a wide range of exhibitors, large and small, to keep the whole family engaged, while the ‘petrol-heads’ enjoy unrivalled access to approaching 100 local, regional and international cars and their crews.