Barbadian Stuart Maloney has won the new-for-2018 Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup, title success a long time coming for the only driver to have contested all 73 SR3 Cup races since March 2014. Despite finishing only one of last Sunday’s (November 11) three races at South Dakota in Guyana, he had a sufficient advantage to hold off his brother Mark and Trinidad & Tobago teenager Isa Deen in the three-way showdown to become the first regional Champion.
Sol Rally Barbados ‘shakedown’ moves to Stewarts Hill
In the first announcement about its plans for next year’s 30th running of its premier event, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has confirmed that Flow King of the Hill will move to Stewarts Hill in St Philip. Run on the Sunday before the main event since 2008, KotH plays a key role in seeding the running order for Sol Rally Barbados, and the change of venue has already found favour with Britain’s Rob Swann, who describes it as “a great spectator stage, which has a bit of everything.”
Nassco November Safari brings the season to a close
The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) most accomplished navigational rallying experts will team up for the first time as Driver and Navigator when the Club’s 2018 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship reaches its climax on Sunday (November 11). Leslie Alleyne and Wayne Clarke, who share nine Championship titles and 15 victories in the iconic June Rally between them, are entered for the Nassco November Safari in the former’s regular Simpson Motors/Shell Spirax/Shell Rimula/Maxxis Isuzu D-Max.
Reigning Group Champions Mark Maloney and Mark Thompson head for the final round of the 2018 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at South Dakota in Guyana this weekend (November 10/11) determined to keep Team Barbados in the fight for Country Championship points. Champion in 2016 & ’17, Maloney will compete in Group 4, while four-time title-winner Thompson will race in Gp2, accompanied by brother Kurt, who won the Gp2 crown in 2013.
Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton is the sole leader of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Champion Driver title chase following his brace of victories in last Sunday’s (October 28) Flow Winter Sprint double-header at Stewarts Hill. The BRC Championship is heading for a thrilling finale in the Winter Rally in three week’s time, where an enhanced points structure applies; with no ‘dropped-score’ rule at year-end, every point counts.
The 2018 Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup goes down to the wire at South Dakota in Guyana next month (November 10/11), with three drivers still capable of capturing the inaugural regional title. Points leader Stuart Maloney (Barbados) and his brother and fellow SR3 Cup veteran Mark are split by teenage newcomer Isa Deen (Trinidad & Tobago), with a spread of just 27 points from first to third and 75 on offer at the final.
Motor sport fans can expect an action-packed afternoon of motor sport on Sunday, October 28, when the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) returns to the iconic Stewarts Hill speed event course for the first time in six years. With a full-on spectator experience planned in conjunction with the title sponsor, the double-header final rounds of the inaugural Flow SuperSprint Series will make St Philip the day’s first-choice destination.
The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) long-term plans to upgrade the timing and results system for Sol Rally Barbados and its other championship events moved a step closer to fruition last week. Club PRO Neil Barnard visited Wales Rally GB, Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship, to check out the RallySafe system, developed in Australia and deployed on all WRC events, which provides a comprehensive rally management system, with live timing and vehicle tracking.