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Nations Cup introduced to Radical Caribbean Cup for 2020

Competitors in the 2020 Radical Caribbean Cup (RCC) will have an additional incentive to up their performance this year with the introduction of the Nations Cup, along with an extra point on offer for the fastest lap in each race. The regional championship’s third season kicks off at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday, March 15, with all signs pointing towards bigger grids and hard-fought competition.

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MORE 4WD ENTRIES FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2020

‘Test stage’ a new addition to Rally Club calendar

Alongside the steady growth in the FIA R5 class for Sol Rally Barbados 2020, there is continued support for the more traditional four-wheel-drive classes. Confirmed today are entries for Ireland’s Peter Gallagher and Rupert Lomax from North Wales, each of whom will campaign a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI in the Modified 4 class, carrying the 4wd entries already posted on-line into double figures.

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BMF sends motor sport officials on overseas training trips

With the 2020 motor sport season about to get under way this weekend, the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) has continued its programme of investment in training its senior officials. Owen Proverbs and Warren Gollop have each recently returned from overseas trips intended to further enhance their experience and skill sets as the BMF works to maintain standards and keep up with international developments.

COELHO OPENS SOL RALLY BARBADOS REGIONAL ENTRY

Flow King of the Hill joins St John We Gatherin’ calendar

Trinidad & Tobago’s David Coelho is the first regional entry confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2020, bringing to 10 the number of four-wheel-drive entries so far posted on-line, with huge growth anticipated in those classes, particularly with Sol RB20’s inclusion in the 2020 FIA NACAM Championship. The 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill the previous weekend.

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DUCKWORTH CONFIRMS SOL RALLY BARBADOS RETURN

Panton and Swann enjoy feisty Fiesta battle

Former UK National Rally Champion Roger Duckworth, a podium finisher on his last two visits to Sol Rally Barbados, has confirmed he will return for the ninth time for Sol RB20 (May 29-31), although he will miss the previous Sunday’s Flow King of the Hill. He and co-driver Mark Broomfield kicked off their 30th season as a rallying partnership at Cadwell Park in the east of England last Sunday (February 2), when they finished 10th in the TJS Self Drive Alan Healy Memorial Stages.

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RALLY CLUB REWARDS COMPETITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

Edward Corbin finally celebrates Champion Driver title

More than 80 competitors and volunteers, representing both sides of the island’s motor sport community, were recognised for their achievements and commitment to the sport at the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Annual Prizegiving at Bentley Manor House, St Philip, on Saturday (February 1). After a number of near-misses, Edward Corbin finally claimed the Champion Driver title, emerging as one of the night’s big winners, also taking the Modified 1 and 2wd Championship trophies.

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MALONEY CONFIRMED IN CARLIN’S EUROFORMULA OPEN TEAM

Carlin is pleased to announce that Bajan driver Zane Maloney will join the team for the upcoming 2020 EuroFormula Open Championship. Maloney returns to the Surrey-based squad after his stunning debut single-seater season, in which he claimed the 2019 F4 British Championship title with Carlin.

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FRIENDLY FANS MAKE SOL RALLY BARBADOS A MUST-DO

Horton enters Galway International in Fiesta R5

The enthusiasm of the island’s fan base and the selflessness of fellow competitors are among the key drivers behind British couple Sean Kukula and Emma Arthur’s decision to return to Sol Rally Barbados for the third time this year. The 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill the previous weekend.

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Boodoosingh sets new fastest lap time at Bushy Park

Trinidad & Tobago’s Kristian Boodoosingh clocked the fastest-ever lap of Bushy Park Barbados during last weekend’s (January 18/19) Engineering & Driver Development Workshop hosted by Radical Caribbean. His time of 57.196s, set in a Radical SR8 RS, was the first sub 58-second time recorded on the 2.01-kilometre International Circuit in an officially timed session.

SOL RALLY BARBADOS JOINS FIA NACAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Island motor sport pays tribute to Freddie Gale

Sol Rally Barbados is inscribed on the calendar of the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), for the first time in 2020 as it becomes a round of the NACAM Championship. The 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill the previous weekend.

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