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BRITISH CREW CLAIMS UNIQUE CARIBBEAN DOUBLE

England’s Rob Swann and Welsh co-driver Darren Garrod wrote their names on the Caribbean motor sport roll of honour after Rally Jamaica last weekend (December 4/5). By repeating their victory in Group N of Sol Rally Barbados in May, they became the first crew to ‘do the double’ in the same year . . . and they have already signalled their intention to return to Barbados in 2011 to start defending the titles.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS TARGETS TWO-WHEEL-DRIVES

The organisers of Sol Rally Barbados, the Caribbean’s biggest annual international motor sport event, are targetting the most exciting two-wheel-drive cars in Europe to compete in next year’s event, which will be staged over the weekend of June 4/5.   The Barbados Rally Club (BRC), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, has enjoyed steady growth in its blue riband event, which has grown from a one-day rally for around 30 local competitors in 1990 into one of the strongest sporting brand names in the region and a major contributor to the island’s sports-tourism product.

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RALLY CLUB CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL SEASON

Seventy members of the island’s motor sport fraternity were honoured at the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Annual Prizegiving on Saturday evening (November 20); awards included return tickets to the UK and all-inclusive ‘staycation’ weekends at the Sea Breeze Beach Hotel, presented by Beverley Layne, marketing co-ordinator of Virgin Atlantic, title sponsor of the BRC Driver’s and Class Championships. Club officials, meanwhile, celebrated an unexpectedly successful season.

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2011

Expanded incentive programme for International crews  Nearly 180 International competitors - more than twice the potential recipients this year - could benefit from an expanded incentive programme being offered by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) for Sol Rally Barbados 2011, the Caribbean's biggest annual international celebration of motor sport, scheduled for the weekend of June 4/5.

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DATES CONFIRMED FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2011

In response to the growing number of enquiries from overseas, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) moved early this week to confirm the dates for the next running of its blue riband event: Sol Rally Barbados 2011 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 4/5, with Scrutineering and the Shell V-Power King of the Hill ‘shakedown’ the previous weekend, May 28/29.

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