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HILL AND MAYERS LEAD CHAMPION DRIVER TITLE CHASE

Sol RB20 and Flow KotH to play key role in Championship

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Maloney sets record, Walcott scores well as Bushy Park returns

A new Radical SR3 Qualifying Record set by Zane Maloney and good haul of points for Reigning Champion Andre Walcott in Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s (BPMSI) Group 1, the best-subscribed class of the day, were among the highlights of Sunday’s (August 30) VP Fuel Sales & Rock Hard Cement Race Meet. With the 1.28-kilometre National Circuit in use and Covid-19 safety protocols in place, a good turn-out of fans in the Clubhouse enjoyed an ideal vantage point with the entire lap in clear view.

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Zane Maloney joins circuit racing return at Bushy Park

Fresh from claiming the best result so far in his EuroFormula Open campaign in Europe –second at Circuit Paul Ricard in France last weekend - reigning British F4 Champion Zane Maloney will compete at Bushy Park on Sunday (August 30) as circuit racing restarts in the island.

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HONOURS SHARED AS CLOSED-ROAD ACTION RETURNS

Small margins split winners in Overall, 2wd and R5 battles

Closed-road motor sport’s return delivered all it promised, as the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) and Motoring Club of Barbados Inc (MCBI) joined forces to organise Sunday’s (August 23) HammerTime 20. Swapping times back and forth, Jamaican Jeff Panton and Britain’s Rob Swann shared the overall honours, Josh Read and Barry Mayers claimed a 2wd win apiece, while Roger Hill and Trinidad & Tobago’s David Coelho each topped the growing FIA R5 class, with rarely more than split-seconds deciding the winners.

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DANE SKEETE LEADS OFF RETURN TO CLOSED-ROAD ACTION

Panton and Swann give Ford Fiestas WRCs island debut

Sol Rally Barbados 2019 winner Dane Skeete celebrates the return to closed-road motor sport this weekend as number one seed for Sunday’s (August 23) HammerTime 20 at Cherry Grove in St John, jointly organized by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) and Motoring Club of Barbados Inc (MCBI). The running order published today (Friday) reveals an entry of 28 cars, with nine in the four-wheel-drive classes the highest total in the island outside the Rally Barbados weekends since 2013.

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SWANN, COELHO & HORTON JOIN THE CLOSED-ROAD ACTION

Four-wheel-drive numbers building with overseas arrivals

Overseas rally drivers, starved of competition since the coronavirus pandemic brought motor sport worldwide to a grinding halt in March, are pulling out all the stops to make the return to closed road events in Barbados a weekend to remember. The non-championship Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Test Stage on Saturday (August 22) will be followed on Sunday by the Motoring Club of Barbados Inc’s (MCBI) ‘Hammer Time 20’.

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National Circuit plays host to Bushy Park racing return

The first Race Meet at Bushy Park Barbados since the start of the coronavirus pandemic five months ago will run on the National Circuit on Sunday, August 30, organised by Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI). With a sub 40-second lap record and the northern start-line in front of the Clubhouse in use, the traditional 1.28-kilometre layout promotes close racing, so fans are promised a thrilling day’s sport.

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PANTON, MAYERS SET FOR RETURN OF CLOSED-ROAD ACTION

Revised Sol Rally Barbados FAQ document published

Motor sport fans across the island are promised a bumper weekend of action when closed road events return for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The non-championship Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Test Stage in St Peter on Saturday, August 22, will be followed on the Sunday by the Motoring Club of Barbados Inc’s (MCBI) ‘Hammer Time 20’ in St John, shared for the first championship points of the season by members of both clubs.

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KING AND EASTMOND WIN SHELBURY SUMMER SAFARI

Crews happy to be back in action after long wait

Competitors in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship finally headed back off-road at the weekend (July 25/26) after a nine-month wait . . . and a new name was added to the Roll of Honour of the Club’s longest-running event, fondly known as ‘The June’. Although the coronavirus pandemic pushed it back into July, the Shelbury Construction Summer Safari still represented the 64th running of the Club’s founding event.

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