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IRISH ATTACK SOL RALLY BARBADOS FROM TWO SIDES

  As Irish entries for Sol Rally Barbados 2012 (June 9/10) approach record numbers, the latest crews confirmed reveal an attack on the event from both sides of the Atlantic. As County Antrim’s Joe McQuillan confirms his entry in Group A, the country’s four-wheel-drive contingent is boosted in Group N by New York-based Martin Donnelly, both newcomers to the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international.

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BIG PUSH FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS IN IRELAND

  Sol Rally Barbados 2012 (June 9/10) enjoyed a major presence over the Easter weekend at the Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally. One of the world’s oldest rallies – it dates back to 1931 – it was, for the first time, a round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), which is promoted and broadcast by Eurosport.

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PANTON FIRED UP FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

  Fresh from an encouraging debut in his recently-acquired ex-Marcus Gronholm Ford Focus WRC06, Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton is fired up for his tarmac debut in the car on Sol Rally Barbados 2012 (June 9/10). With regular co-driver Mike Fennell Jnr, he finished second to local hero John Powell’s Subaru Impreza WRC S14 on the tough loose-surface stages of last weekend’s Rally Trinidad.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS TARGETS REGIONAL FANS

In a first for Caribbean motor sport, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), organiser of Sol Rally Barbados 2012 (June 9/10), has partnered with Going Places Travel to launch a series of specially-tailored travel packages targeted at the hundreds of motor sport fans in the region. Inclusive of round trip airfare, all taxes and fees, hotel and rental car, prices for a three-night package start at just US $494.   The regional push is the final component of the BRC’s overseas promotion to be announced.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS 4WD GROUPS FLYING HIGH

 

Entries for the four-wheel-drive groups in Sol Rally Barbados 2012 (June 9/10) are flying high. Recent postings on the event’s official web site, www.rallybarbados.bb, are pushing numbers towards record levels . . . and there are still seven weeks to go before the closing date for the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international.

 

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MARSHALS “BEST PRIZE” FROM SOL RALLY BARBADOS

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has stepped up its worldwide promotion of Sol Rally Barbados 2012 by joining forces with the Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally (April 6/7). Two lucky volunteer marshals who work on the Easter weekend event will win an all-expenses-paid return trip across the Atlantic if their names are drawn out of the hat by reigning Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) Champion Andreas Mikkelsen.

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WRC TOP 10 FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2012

  A record-equalling 10 cars have now been confirmed by the organising Barbados Rally Club (BRC) for the Modified 8-WRC class of Sol Rally Barbados 2012, following recent on-line entries received from former local, regional and international Rally Champions on the event’s official web site - www.rallybarbados.bb.

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BARBADOS RALLY CLUB SEASON KICKS OFF IN STYLE

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) launches its 55th Anniversary season in style over the next two weekends. Competitors in high-tech rally machines, four-wheel-drive MudDogs off-roaders and ‘daily driver’ grass roots autocross cars will kick off their 2012 campaigns, with spectators expected in large numbers, hungry for action after the motor sport drought of the winter months.   The BRC Autocross Championship gets under way at Bushy Park, St Philip, on Saturday (March 10), where the first of four rounds will run alongside Annual Scrutineering.

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PEARCEY TAKES UP SOL RALLY BARBADOS PRIZE DRIVE

  Tim Pearcey and Neil Shanks, who finished second in last December’s Roger Albert Clark Rally, will enjoy an all expenses-paid trip to Sol Rally Barbados 2012 (June 9/10), the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international. The prize includes free entry and shipping for the rally car, return flights and accommodation for 14 nights for driver and co-driver, plus a rental vehicle for the duration.

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DUCKWORTH FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS AGAIN?

  Former UK National Rally Champion Roger Duckworth claimed his second consecutive Rallye Sunseeker National victory on Saturday (February 25) and, with it, the chance of a repeat all-expenses paid trip to contest Sol Rally Barbados in his Subaru Impreza WRC. It was his fourth win in the popular southern England event, making it his “best rally”.

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