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SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2011 TO HOST THE G-WRC

Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5), the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, will host the second round of the G-WRC – an acronym for Gentleman's World Rally Class - an informal competition between island regular Steve Perez and fellow historic rallying enthusiasts, South African Geoff Bell and Britain’s Andrew Siddall.

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DUCKWORTH CONFIRMS SOL RALLY BARBADOS TRIP

Within a week of winning last month’s Rallye Sunseeker National on England’s south coast, Roger Duckworth confirmed that he and co-driver Aled Davies would definitely be taking up their prize drive on Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5); the 1998 UK National Rally Champion’s entry brings to seven the number of cars currently confirmed in the WRC class, with two months to go before entries close.

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ACTION-PACKED START TO NEW MOTOR SPORT SEASON

After months starved of action, motor sport fans in Barbados are looking forward to the start of the new season. The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2011 programme has already kicked off with its opening autocross and Safari events, while the coming weekend will give fans a chance to get up close and personal with competitors and their cars at a fresh new event to launch the season.

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SWANN UPS HIS GAME FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2011

England’s Rob Swann and Welsh co-driver Darren Garrod, who made regional motor sport history in 2010 by becoming the first crew to win Group N in both Rally Barbados and Rally Jamaica in the same year, have upped their game for their next trip to the Caribbean, aiming for outright victory in Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5).

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ARMSTRONG BATTLES THROUGH RALLYE SUNSEEKER

Four-time Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Group Champion Neil Armstrong finished 13th overall and 10th in class in Rallye Sunseeker International yesterday (February 26), despite battling with a high fever throughout the opening round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship (DTBRC). Backed by the Sol Group and the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC), Armstrong and co-driver Max Ferri were entered in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, prepared by MSR Motorsport and fully liveried to promote Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5), the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international.

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BIRD TARGETS SOL RALLY BARBADOS VICTORY

Former UK National Rally Champion Paul Bird will return to Sol Rally Barbados (June 4/5) this year with one aim in mind . . . victory in the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international; he will once again campaign his Ford Focus WRC08, but in its new Frank Bird Poultry livery, and shod with DMACK tyres.

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BARBADOS REPRESENTS AT RALLYE SUNSEEKER

When four-time Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Group Champion Neil Armstrong takes the start in the opening round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship (DTBRC) - Rallye Sunseeker International (February 25/26) - he will be representing his Caribbean island home against first-class drivers from eight other nations.

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EURO COMPETITIONS FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS TRIPS

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) is stepping up its marketing and promotion campaign for Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5) this week, with confirmation of extensive coverage – and reader competitions – in a cross-section of motoring and lifestyle publications in the UK and Ireland. Supported by the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC), this initiative brings the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international - and the island which hosts it – to the attention of nearly 1.5 million readers, a large percentage of them in affluent and influential market sectors.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS BOOST AT RALLYE SUNSEEKER

Four-time Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Group Champion Neil Armstrong will contest the opening round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship. His entry in Rallye Sunseeker International (February 25/26) is a further boost to the major Sol Rally Barbados 2011 promotion already announced for that weekend.

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REGIONAL INTEREST HIGH FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Regional interest in Sol Rally Barbados (June 4/5, 2011), the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, remains high. Two returnees from Trinidad & Tobago, one a former National Champion, are among the early entries received on-line at the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) official event web site, www.rallybarbados.bb.

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