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SKEETE WINS SUMMER NIGHTS TARMAC STAGES

Roger Skeete and Louis Venezia in the One World Group/Michelin/Simpson Motors/Da Costa Mannings Auto Centre/Virgin Atlantic Subaru Impreza WRC S12 won the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Summer Nights Tarmac Stages on Saturday (August 6). In an action-packed rain-affected event, which was led by three different crews, accidents or mechanical dramas claimed more than one-third of the 27 starters.

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BOURNE MAKES A POINT BEFORE SOL RALLY BARBADOS

  Back in competition after an 11-month absence, Paul Bourne started his preparations for Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5) in style by winning Sunday’s BRC Shakedown Stages; co-driven by Ronald Plant in the Banks/Chefette/MQI/Castrol Ford Focus WRC07, his margin of victory was just under eight seconds after 48 stage kilometres.

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CARIBBEAN ACES SEEK SOL RALLY BARBADOS WIN

  News that regional champions Gary Gregg and John Powell have confirmed their entries for Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5) further boosts the quality field for the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, bringing the entry in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) World Rally Car class into double figures for the fourth year in a row.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS TRIP FOR UK PRIZE-WINNERS

  Four lucky UK motor sport fans will shortly cross the Atlantic for the holiday of a lifetime as VIP guests of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC). Tom Hall from East Sussex in England and Mark Hughes from Armagh in Northern Ireland each won a trip for two to Sol Rally Barbados (June 4/5), the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international.

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EUROPEAN CARS SET SAIL FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

  Among the European entries that set sail from Portsmouth on the English south coast yesterday (Tuesday) for Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5) are three that will add a celtic flavour to the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, which will run off shortly after the revitalised Barbados Celtic Festival - Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are again among the nations represented.

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Entries Open for BRC Shakedown Stages

The countdown to Sol Rally Barbados 2011, the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, steps up a gear in just over two weeks’ time (Sunday, May 8) when the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) stages the BRC Shakedown Stages, round three of the Club’s Virgin Atlantic Driver’s and Class Championships. The opening of entries this week coincided with the re-launch of the BRC web site (www.barbadosrallyclub.com), meaning competitors will be able to enter on-line for the first time for an event other than Sol Rally Barbados . . .

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LONG-DISTANCE RECORD FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Retired Australian businessman Paul Darrouzet will set a new long-distance record for Sol Rally Barbados when he travels to compete in the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international . . . a round trip of more than 36,000kms, from Brisbane to Los Angeles, LA to Miami, then Miami to Grantley Adams International and back.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS ENTRIES REACH 100

  With four weeks to go before entries close for the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, Sol Rally Barbados (June 4/5), the on-line total reached the new overall entry cap of 100 on Thursday . . . but the organising Barbados Rally Club (BRC) is urging those still keen to take part to go on-line and enter before Friday May 6.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS PULLS IN TWO-WHEEL-DRIVES

  The Barbados Rally Club’s decision introduce new incentives to target crowd-pleasing two-wheel-drive cars from overseas for its premier event, Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5), is continuing to bear fruit – on-line entries for two more Ford Escorts from the UK have this week been confirmed on the official web site (www.rallybarbados.bb), bringing to eight the number of first-time entries in the two-wheel-drive categories.

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NOEL AND COZIER THE EARLY PACE-SETTERS

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Virgin Atlantic Driver’s Champion of 2009, Geoff Noel, and returnee to the sport Jason Cozier are the joint leaders of this year’s BRC Driver’s Championship after two rounds . . . but there is a long way to go in what promises to be one of the most competitive seasons in recent history.

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