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THIRTY CARS FOR HO2 CONSTRUCTION WINTER RALLY

Champion Driver and Class titles to be settled on Sunday

Dane Skeete and Tyler Mayhew are seeded at number one for the final round of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s & Class Championships on Sunday (October 27) in their Sol Rally Barbados-winning Subaru Impreza WRC S12B. Thirty crews were confirmed on the running order for the HO2 Construction Winter Rally at last night’s Briefing Meeting at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association (BCTSA) Clubhouse, Searles, Christ Church.

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DOWN TO THE WIRE IN RALLY CLUB TITLE CHASE

Final chance to score points in HO2 Construction Winter Rally

There’s all to play in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships when competitors gather for the season’s finale, the high-scoring HO2 Construction Winter Rally on Sunday, October 27. The Champion Driver, 4wd and 2wd titles are yet to be resolved, while just a handful of points separate the front-runners in SuperModified 2, Modified 3 and M2, so a day of hard-fought competition is on the cards.

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HO2 CONSTRUCTION TO SPONSOR WINTER RALLY

Turner’s Hall to Apes Hill stage returns after 10 years

The final round of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships, the Winter Rally on October a27, will be sponsored by the Turks & Caicos Islands-based business HO2 Construction. With a return to a stage venue not used in 10 or more years and the customary year-end enhanced points system – 28 points for a class win, compared with the usual 20 – the season’s final event looks set to be a thriller.

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SKEETE WINS BRC DOUBLE-HEADER WINTER SPRINT

Class field battles for the places in an action-packed day

While a class field of drivers squabbled over the places behind him, Dane Skeete won both directions of Sunday’s (September 29) double-header Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Winter Sprint. Settled over a 3.95-kilometre course between Lamberts and Pickerings, rounds five and six of the BRC Driver’s and Class Championships brought island fans out in their numbers, along with a huge contingent from the Turks & Caicos Islands, who flew in to support BMW M3 driver Stan Hartling, who was competing on his birthday.

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BRC DOUBLE-HEADER WINTER SPRINT ON SUNDAY

Read returns to Rally Club action; Esuf makes his rallying debut

While those drivers who have their eye on the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Champion Driver title will be concentrating on maximising their points score in Sunday’s (September 29) double-header BRC Winter Sprint, there is little doubt that the focus of the island’s fan base will be on the return of Josh Read in his Toyota Starlet. The running order published today (Friday) lists 33 drivers, headed by Sol Rally Barbados 2019 winner Dane Skeete in his Subaru Impreza WRC S12B.

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CORBIN LEADS BRC CHAMPION DRIVER TITLE CHASE

Double-Header Sprint in the north this weekend

The only eligible driver with a 100 per cent record so far this season, Modified 1 points leader Edward Corbin (Daihatsu Charmant) tops the table in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Champion Driver title chase. With four rounds run and three to go, starting with the BRC Double-Header Sprint on Sunday (September 29), there is still all to fight for, with a spread of only 10 points across the top six in the standings and 58 available.

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CHEFETTE TO SPONSOR NEW MARSHAL INCENTIVE

Closed-road successes for Sol Rally Barbados Escorts

Chefette Restaurants is to sponsor the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) innovative Marshal Exchange Incentive Programme, organised in partnership with last Sunday’s (September 8) Rali Bae Ceredigion, the first closed-road stage rally in Wales. Three Bajan marshals will travel to the 2020 edition of the Welsh event, their return flights funded by Chefette, a long-term supporter of the island’s motor sport volunteers, while marshals from Rali Bae Ceredigion will attend Sol Rally Barbados 2020.

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ZANE MALONEY ANNOUNCED AS BRDC RISING STAR

Barbadian driver Zane Maloney has been selected as the latest addition to the British Racing Drivers Club’s (BRDC) Rising Star programme, and the first in the Club’s history from the Caribbean.

Zane, 15, has broken records in his debut car racing season with seven consecutive race wins in British Formula 4 for team Carlin, and currently stands 37 points clear as championship leader.

By invitation of the BRDC, Zane joins the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo in the Rising Star scheme’s storied history in wearing the traditional ‘blue roundel’ logo.

Gregg, Esuf and Walcott win big at Williams International

Jamaica’s Kyle Gregg, along with local drivers Suleman Esuf and Andre Walcott – all former Champion Drivers - were among the big winners at last weekend’s (August 31/September 1) Williams Industries International Race Meet at Bushy Park Barbados.

Zane Maloney’s local car race debut at Williams International

Former Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Champion Zane Maloney, who currently leads the high-profile single-seater F4 British Championship, will make his home circuit car racing debut at this weekend’s (August 31/September 1) Williams Industries International Race Meet. With preparations under way in workshops across the island, and entries on the 17-race programme approaching a total of 80, testing was in full swing at Bushy Park Barbados today (Friday), with Zane getting valuable seat time in father Sean’s Radical SR3 RS and uncle Stuart’s Citroen C2.

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