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DOUBLE CHAMPION REES UP FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Dates confirmed for upcoming Rally Club events

Sol Rally Barbados regular Paul Rees has confirmed his participation in this year’s 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event fresh from his most successful season yet in UK rallying. Having won two regional championships outright, he and co-driver Paul Briggs celebrated the first of those last Saturday (January 26) at the East Midlands Association of Motor Clubs (EMAMC) Annual Awards Dinner, close to their home town of Mansfield.

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FIA Trainer cites “great future for Caribbean motor sport”

Ahead of rounds three and four of the Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend (February 2/3), the 14 young regional contenders have earned high praise from Dubai Grand Prix Clerk of the Course Ronan Morgan. After heading the team of FIA-accredited Regional Training Providers (RTP) who tutored the youngsters last month, he said: “they promise a great future for Caribbean motor sport.”

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Maloney and Mallalieu lead Caribbean Junior Karting points

Barbadian racers Calem Maloney and Adam Mallalieu have emerged as the early front-runners in the inaugural Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) after the first two rounds at Bushy Park Barbados over the weekend (January 12/13). They won seven of the eight races between them, finishing lower than third only once, in an action-packed curtain-raiser to the region’s first-ever structured search for future a motorsport star.

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OVER THE SEA FROM SKYE TO SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Barbados front-runners keep busy on UK events

Rallying friends Niall Inglis and John Macleod from the Isle of Skye off the north-west coast of Scotland will finally make a long-discussed trip this year to compete in Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. And they have their work cut out, with one fresh build and one bare-shell rebuild to complete before they make the 1,400-mile round trip to the UK’s south coast at the end of April to deliver their rally cars to Dover to start the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Florida prize for 2019 Caribbean Junior Karting Champion

Fifteen young racers from Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica will face off at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend (January 12/13), when the 2018 Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) gets underway, with admission free for spectators on both days. Not only will the youngsters be fighting for the honour of becoming the inaugural regional Champion, but also for the Grand Prize of an entry in the Sunshine State Karting Challenge (SSKC) in Florida.

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World-class team heads in for BMF motor sport training

Three experienced motorsport professionals, led by Dubai Grand Prix Clerk of the Course Ronan Morgan, will conduct a two-day programme of training at Bushy Park Barbados on Thursday and Friday, January 10/11, ahead of the opening round of the Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT). Morgan’s Deputy Clerk Gordon Mellis, a kart racing expert, and former F1 driver Tommy Byrne complete the team of FIA-accredited Regional Training Providers (RTP), who will work with the karters registered for the new series, along with a number of the island’s volunteer officials and marshals.

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RALLY CLUB CONFIRMS 2018 ROLL OF HONOUR

Panton claims back-to-back Champion Driver titles

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has today (December 20) confirmed its list of Champions for the recently-completed 2018 season, along with the leading points-scorers across all disciplines, whose achievements will be celebrated at the Annual Prizegiving in the New Year. More than 170 local competitors participated in events organised by the BRC, with a further 80-plus from the wider Caribbean and further afield on the entry lists for the Club’s blue riband event, Sol Rally Barbados 2018, and Flow King of the Hill.

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Three regional championships for Bushy Park Barbados in 2019

Bushy Park Barbados will host qualifying rounds of three regional championships for the first time next year. The facility’s Event Calendar for 2019, published today (December 12), confirms visits by the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) and the Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup to join those of the inaugural Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) announced last week.

MULTIPLE WELSH CHAMPION TO SOL RALLY BARBADOS

Three-time Welsh Rally Champion Alex Allingham is the first new overseas competitor confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. Allingham will drive the Weir Rallying UK Ford Escort MkII with co-driver Ross Weir, who last year sat with Dave Jenkins, the car’s builder, when they finished 29th overall on the historic Escort’s competition debut.

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Early start for Barbados Motoring Federation 2019 season

The opening round of the inaugural Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) will launch the Barbados Motoring Federation’s 2019 (BMF) motorsport calendar earlier than in recent years, just two weeks into January. Nearly 50 events to be organised by the BMF’s seven sporting Member Clubs are listed on the 2019 Calendar, published today (December 5), and with at least one event in every month of the year.

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