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RALLY CLUB CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL SEASON

More than 70 members of the island’s motor sport fraternity were honoured at the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Annual Prizegiving on Saturday evening (November 12) at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas; awards included return tickets to the UK and ‘staycation’ weekends at Seafoam Haciendas, presented by Rachel Pilgrim of Virgin Atlantic, title sponsor of the BRC Driver’s and Class Championships.

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ENTRIES SPEED UP FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2012

    Entries for Sol Rally Barbados 2012, the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, are flowing into the event’s official web site, www.rallybarbados.bb, faster than last year . . . and the organising Barbados Rally Club (BRC) reports that half of the International entries received are newcomers.   Sol Rally Barbados Chairman Barry Gale said: “I realise it is early days, but I am very encouraged by the entries received so far.

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GILL WINS BRC WINTER GRAVEL RALLY

  Sean Gill prevailed over Trevor Manning in Sunday’s (October 30) final round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Virgin Atlantic Driver’s and Class Championships, the BRC Winter Gravel Rally at the Black Bess Plantation in St Peter; after a day-long battle during which they were never separated by more than three seconds, the event was won on the final stage, the winning margin 1.44secs.

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VIRGIN ATLANTIC FINALE AT BLACK BESS

  For competitors in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Virgin Atlantic Driver’s and Class Championships, the BRC Winter Gravel Rally at the Black Bess Plantation in St Peter on Sunday (October 30) is the final showdown. While the entry is unusually short on quantity, some quality competition is anticipated in those classes yet to be resolved.

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WINTER GRAVEL RALLY SET FOR BLACK BESS

  Following its successful return after some years’ absence to the Black Bess Plantation in St Peter for the Autumn Gravel Sprint at the beginning of the month, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) will host the final round of this year’s Virgin Atlantic Driver’s and Class Championships at the same venue on Sunday, October 30.   The BRC Winter Gravel Rally will comprise eight stages, four in one direction, followed by a one-hour lunch break, then four in the opposite direction; competitors are required to arrive for scrutineering before 8.00am.

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SPECTATORS THRILLED AT BLACK BESS RETURN

  Spectators turned out in their hundreds for the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) return to the Black Bess Plantation, St Peter, on Sunday (October 2). Trevor Manning headed the time sheets after the BRC Autumn Gravel Sprint, where driver and spectator enjoyment was the keynote the day.   Gathered high on an escarpment created as a focal point of the proposed development, spectators enjoyed a panoramic view of the three-kilometre course, which provided action aplenty.

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‘MICEY’ AND ‘STILLO’ FOR BLACK BESS GRAVEL SPRINT

Two of the island’s most flamboyant and popular drivers will be seen in action for the first time in nearly two years when the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Autumn Gravel Sprint runs off at the Black Bess Plantation, St Peter, on Sunday (October 2). The entry list published today confirms rumours of a comeback for Trevor ‘Micey’ Manning, while Jonathan Still is a surprise addition, driving one of his former BMWs.

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2012

Nearly 200 International competitors can benefit from the incentive programme on offer from the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) for next year’s running of the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, Sol Rally Barbados. On-line entries open on Saturday (October 1) on the event’s official web site, www.rallybarbados.bb.

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BARBADOS RALLY CLUB RETURNS TO BLACK BESS

  Black Bess is back! The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Autumn Gravel Sprint at the St Peter plantation on Sunday, October 2, returns motor sport to one of the island’s most popular and enduring loose-surface stages for the first time since 2006 . . . and Trevor Manning has not only been a prime mover behind the plan but also hopes to be back in action at one of his favourite venues.

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‘LAST LAP’ FOR VIRGIN ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

  As competitors in the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Virgin Atlantic Driver’s and Class Championships prepare for the ‘last lap’ of the 2011 season, very few can afford to rest on their laurels, with intense battles in more than half of the Club’s 11 classifications far from being settled.   Only two drivers have scored in all seven rounds to date, Production 4 front-runners Geoff Noel and Andrew Mallalieu; Noel retains his early advantage in the Overall Class Championship battle (based on class points standings), with 122 points, while Mallalieu is second on 97.

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