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Close battles for R5 places resolved at ULTRAFEST

The island’s first-ever national motor sport series, the R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens, was settled during the all-new ULTRAFEST at Bushy Park Barbados last Saturday (November 19). Administered by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), the 15-round contest has combined drag racing, special stage rallies and sprints, with the final run as a RallySprint on the three-kilometre course designed for the 2014 Race Of Champions, which was won by 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard.

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Corbin, Maloney and Wortman win ULTRAFEST Finals

Neil Corbin, Mark Maloney and Trinidad and Tobago’s Justin Wortman won the KnockOut Finals at the ULTRAFEST RallySprint yesterday (Saturday) at Bushy Park Barbados. The last three head-to-head races of more than 60 during the afternoon were run as the sun was setting and the venue’s all-arena lighting turned on, after which some of the island’s leading drag racers kept the crowd on their feet much later into the evening.

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Non-stop RallySprint action at ULTRAFEST Saturday

Drivers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks & Caicos Islands and the UK will join local aces for five hours of non-stop track action at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday (November 19), where ULTRAFEST will host the final round of the R5 Rally Championship, presented by First Citizens. The RallySprint will feature more than 80 short sharp head-to-head races on the same two-lane three-kilometre layout that was used for the Race Of Champions in 2014.

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Dates confirmed for Rally Barbados 2023

Following publication of the Barbados Motoring Federation’s (BMF) Provisional Calendar for 2023 on Monday this week, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has moved quickly to confirm the dates for the 33rd edition of its premier event. Rally Barbados 2023 will run over the weekend of June 3 and 4, with The Rally Show and King of the Hill, the final shakedown and seeding event, on May 27 and 28.

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Barbados Motoring Federation releases 2023 calendar

More than 50 events are listed on the provisional calendar for 2023 published today (October 24) by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF). In common with its eight sporting Member Clubs, the island’s governing body for motor sport is looking forward to running a full programme of events next year after three seasons affected in varying degrees by the coronavirus pandemic.

Charity wins as Maloney crowned first R5 Champion

The Because of Jenna Trust, dedicated to easing the suffering of severely brain-injured children in Barbados, will benefit from a donation of Bds $5000 after Stuart Maloney was confirmed as the winner of the inaugural R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens. The Trust was Maloney’s chosen charity when he registered for the island’s first-ever national motor sport championship, administered by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), which paid no prize money to the drivers, but elected to promote and support good causes in the island.

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EDWARD CORBIN IS RALLY CLUB CHAMPION ELECT

Dane Skeete wins Winter Rally, Logan Watson top 2wd

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LAST CHANCE SALOON FOR RALLY CLUB CONTENDERS

Enhanced points on offer in Sunday’s BRC Winter Rally

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Maloney increases lead in R5 Rally Championship

Stuart Maloney has increased his lead in the R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens with a series of strong results as the summer break was followed by four qualifying rounds in quick succession. With three wins and a second-place finish, he has now amassed 208 points after 11 of 15 rounds, giving him a 66-point lead in the standings over the new second-place driver, his brother Mark, who has steadily moved up from fifth over the course of these recent events.

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