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Barbados praised for “advanced motor sport environment”

The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) earned praise for the island’s “very advanced motor sport environment” during a Regional Train the Trainers Course organised by world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in Panama City last month. More than 30 participants from 19 countries attended the two-day course (September 21/22), which focussed specifically on rally and hillclimb events and was presented by Regional Training Provider OMDAI FIA Mexico.

ZANE MALONEY CONFIDENT AHEAD OF BRITISH F4 DECIDER

Barbados’ brightest motorsports talent Zane Maloney takes to the track at Brands Hatch this weekend for the final three rounds of the 2019 British F4 Championship, where the current points leader aims to secure a first single-seater title in his debut season of car racing.

After a challenging weekend at Silverstone which saw the highs of podium celebrations and the lows of an unfortunate non-finish, the BRDC Rising Star remains upbeat;

SKEETE WINS BRC DOUBLE-HEADER WINTER SPRINT

Class field battles for the places in an action-packed day

While a class field of drivers squabbled over the places behind him, Dane Skeete won both directions of Sunday’s (September 29) double-header Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Winter Sprint. Settled over a 3.95-kilometre course between Lamberts and Pickerings, rounds five and six of the BRC Driver’s and Class Championships brought island fans out in their numbers, along with a huge contingent from the Turks & Caicos Islands, who flew in to support BMW M3 driver Stan Hartling, who was competing on his birthday.

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BRC DOUBLE-HEADER WINTER SPRINT ON SUNDAY

Read returns to Rally Club action; Esuf makes his rallying debut

While those drivers who have their eye on the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Champion Driver title will be concentrating on maximising their points score in Sunday’s (September 29) double-header BRC Winter Sprint, there is little doubt that the focus of the island’s fan base will be on the return of Josh Read in his Toyota Starlet. The running order published today (Friday) lists 33 drivers, headed by Sol Rally Barbados 2019 winner Dane Skeete in his Subaru Impreza WRC S12B.

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CORBIN LEADS BRC CHAMPION DRIVER TITLE CHASE

Double-Header Sprint in the north this weekend

The only eligible driver with a 100 per cent record so far this season, Modified 1 points leader Edward Corbin (Daihatsu Charmant) tops the table in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Champion Driver title chase. With four rounds run and three to go, starting with the BRC Double-Header Sprint on Sunday (September 29), there is still all to fight for, with a spread of only 10 points across the top six in the standings and 58 available.

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ALLEYNE, O’NEAL TAKE SUPER-S SEPTEMBER SAFARI

High praise for “enjoyable event” from winning crew

Navigational Rally veterans Leslie Alleyne and Chris O’Neal added another victory to their already impressive record on Saturday (September 14) when they won the Super-S Lubricants September Safari, an event Alleyne described as “certainly one of the more enjoyable events in many years”. With the biggest MudDogs entry since 2017, Alleyne added that the third round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship also created “a really good vibe going forward”.

ZANE MALONEY SECURES BRITISH F4 ROOKIE CUP TITLE

British F4 driver Zane Maloney scored his first car racing championship title last weekend at Knockhill Racing Circuit following win number eight of the season in the event opener, alongside another strong points finish in Sunday’s race one.

Zane, 15 from Barbados, followed a week of exciting news of BRDC Rising Stars honours with a stellar performance in Saturday’s qualifying, securing pole position for races one and three.

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CHEFETTE TO SPONSOR NEW MARSHAL INCENTIVE

Closed-road successes for Sol Rally Barbados Escorts

Chefette Restaurants is to sponsor the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) innovative Marshal Exchange Incentive Programme, organised in partnership with last Sunday’s (September 8) Rali Bae Ceredigion, the first closed-road stage rally in Wales. Three Bajan marshals will travel to the 2020 edition of the Welsh event, their return flights funded by Chefette, a long-term supporter of the island’s motor sport volunteers, while marshals from Rali Bae Ceredigion will attend Sol Rally Barbados 2020.

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SUPER-S LUBRICANTS SEPTEMBER SAFARI SATURDAY

Three Driver Challenges, as crews drive from day into night

With a new title sponsor, three Driver Challenges and the biggest entry for more than two years, Saturday’s (September 14) third round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship promises to be a tough one for the crews and an entertaining one for spectators. The Super-S Lubricants September Safari will also run from day into night, adding extra spice to the competition.

BMF, Bushy Park applaud BRDC Rising Star Zane Maloney

Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) President Andrew Mallalieu has added his voice to those of local sponsors Bushy Park Barbados, Rock Hard Cement and Sol in applauding 15-year-old Zane Maloney on his induction into the British Racing Drivers’ Club’s (BRDC) Rising Stars scheme. Founded in 1928, the BRDC is one of the world’s most exclusive motor racing clubs, home to the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth, with membership a highly sought-after accolade.

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