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SKEETE AND MAYHEW BRING SOL RB TROPHY HOME

Dramatic weekend for 30th running of Club’s premier event.

On their debut in the event’s World Rally Car class, Dane Skeete and Tyler Mayhew won Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event; after a weekend of high drama and a rarely-seen level of attrition among the front-runners, their margin of victory in the Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12B was just over one minute.

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PANTON & FENNELL’S FOURTH FLOW KING OF THE HILL

Huge crowds attend final Sol RB19 shakedown at Stewart’s Hill

Jamaica’s Jeff Panton and Mike Fennell re-wrote the record books again yesterday (Sunday) with their fourth straight victory in Flow King of the Hill, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) annual Sol Rally Barbados shakedown. Having trailed England’s Rob Swann for the first three runs, Panton made the final run count, to win by a margin of 12 hundredths of a second in the Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06.

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SKEETE BEATS SWANN TO SHAKEDOWN STAGES TITLE

Successful debut for RallySafe event management system

A thrilling high-speed battle between rising star Dane Skeete and Britain’s Rob Swann in a pair of Subaru Impreza WRC S12Bs launched the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s & Class Championships in fine style yesterday (Sunday). Hundreds of spectators lined three special stage venues in the north of the island for the BRC Shakedown Stages to see Skeete soak up the pressure from the experienced Swann, fighting back through the field after losing time on the opening stage, and win by less than two seconds.

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SWANN LEADS 40-CAR ENTRY FOR SHAKEDOWN STAGES

Debut of RallySafe event management system

Britain’s Rob Swann and Darren Garrod are seeded at number one for the opening round of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s & Class Championships on Sunday (April 7). Forty crews were confirmed on the running order for the BRC Shakedown Stages at last night’s Briefing Meeting at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association (BCTSA) Clubhouse, Searles, Christ Church, during which a visiting team from RallySafe gave a presentation to a packed house on the timing and event management system.

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SKEETES SWAP ROLES FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2019

Race against time for Tsalta Motorsport

Roger Skeete, the most successful driver in the history of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, is switching roles with son Dane for Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the event’s 30th running. With 13 victories under his belt, ‘The Sheriff’ is stepping down to facilitate “an all-Barbadian crew capable of taking the attack to them all”, swapping his Subaru Impreza WRC S12B, which has won the event three times in his hands, with the Peugeot 306 Maxi in which Dane finished eighth overall last year.

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PANTON “GUTTED” FOR TIVOLI RALLY LOSER SWANN

Jamaican is Champion Driver elect with 100 percent win rate

Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jnr (Ford Focus WRC06) maintained their 100 percent win rate in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2018 Driver’s and Class Championships in the final round on Saturday (November 24). Even before celebrating victory in the Tivoli Winter Rally, however, the Jamaican was quick to commiserate with Britain’s Rob Swann, whom Panton described as “the better driver today”.

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TEN OVERSEAS CREWS FOR TIVOLI WINTER RALLY

Roger Mayers returns to action; ‘Pit Bull’ back as Zero Car

Seeded at number one for Saturday’s (November 24) Tivoli Winter Rally, Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jnr (Ford Focus WRC06) head a list of 10 overseas crews on the 40-car entry for the final round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2018 Driver’s and Class Championships. Ten special stages, five each in daylight then after dark, promise some tight action to end the season, with the Champion Driver title chase and all but two of the 12 class battles still unresolved.

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PANTON EASES AHEAD IN RALLY CLUB TITLE CHASE

Class Championships go down to the wire

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.

WINNER PANTON PRAISES FLOW SUPER SPRINT FORMAT

Mayers and Skeete top Leader Boards for Rwd and Fwd

ACTION ALL THE WAY AT FLOW SUPERSPRINT FINALE

Barbados Rally Club returns to Stewarts Hill

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.

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