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First-timers Darryl Morris and Steve Gully will spearhead a full-on Ford Escort attack on Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. Class-winners on the annual Jersey Rally for the last four years, second overall in 2017 and again last year, they will be joined by Pete Rayner, who first introduced Morris to the Caribbean event and returns for the first time since 2016.

Sol RB19 will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, with The Rally Show on the previous Saturday (May 25) followed by Flow King of the Hill at its new Stewarts Hill location on the Sunday; in three decades, it has evolved from small beginnings as the All-Stage Rally of 1990 into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a key National Event on the island’s sports-tourism calendar. Read More »

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The Turks & Caicos Motoring Club will field its biggest team yet in Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. The pioneer member of the group, Paul Horton, first competed in 2010, followed by Stan Hartling two years later, then Pierre Beswick in 2017; after Hartling’s younger son Ben took part last year, his brother Sam is entered for Sol RB19, bringing the total to five cars, competing across four different classes.

Sol RB19 will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, with The Rally Show on the previous Saturday (May 25) followed by Flow King of the Hill at its new Stewarts Hill location on the Sunday; in three decades, it has evolved from small beginnings as the All-Stage Rally of 1990 into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a key National Event on the island’s sports-tourism calendar. Read More »

Britain’s Kevin Procter, a fan favourite for his flamboyant driving style, is aiming for the podium in Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. His 10 top 10 finishes in 13 visits include three fourth places – he was just 1.2 seconds off the podium in Sol RB17 – but third has always eluded him. Fellow-Brit Graham Coffey, who Procter encouraged to compete in Barbados two years ago, will be among those out to stop him, now driving an identical turbocharged Ford Fiesta. Read More »

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.

On-line confirmation of the entries – on official web site rallybarbados.net – comes days after Dane won the Motoring Club of Barbados Inc’s Spring Blaze double-header last Sunday (March 17), using the first event of the season as “a shakedown”. With the Peugeot not yet ready, Roger looked proudly on from the sidelines as his son put the CO Williams Sand & Lime, Sol and Automotive Art-backed Impreza through its paces. Dane’s co-driver will again be Tyler Mayhew, with Roger’s yet to be confirmed. Read More »

Trinidad & Tobago’s David Coelho is the first regional entry for Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, while confirmation of American George Sherman’s participation brings to 10 the number of overseas entries so far shown in the on-line entry list. Campaigning his Ford Fiesta R5, Coelho joins Britain’s Tom Preston (Skoda Fabia R5) in the new FIA R5 category, while Sherman has upgraded Coelho’s former Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX to run in Modified 4.

Welshman Elfyn Evans, who finished third for the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team in last weekend’s Rally Mexico, round three of the 2019 WRC, was the first driver to compete in Barbados in an R5-spec car; he was third in Sol RB16 in a Fiesta R5 Evo with then co-driver Craig Parry, but two years passed before Preston and Carl Williamson finished ninth overall last year, winning Group A, in which the Fabia was classified at the time. Read More »

As individuals and organisations around the world mark International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8), island rallying’s most loyal overseas competitor, England’s Martin Stockdale, has confirmed that his co-driver for Sol Rally Barbados 2019 will be Emma Morrison. ‘Mad-dale’, as islands fans have dubbed him, returns for his 19th visit to compete, while multiple co-driving champion Emma is back for the second time, one of 16 women among the entries so far received on-line.

The 30th edition of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, with The Rally Show on the previous Saturday (May 25) followed by Flow King of the Hill at its new Stewarts Hill location on the Sunday; in three decades, it has evolved from small beginnings as the All-Stage Rally of 1990 into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a key National Event on the island’s sports-tourism calendar. Read More »

British crew Tom Preston and Carl Williamson, who won Group A and finished ninth overall in Sol Rally Barbados 2018, are the first confirmed entry for the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) new FIA R5 category as the Club prepares for this year’s 30th running of its premier event. He will drive the Hippo Motor Group Skoda Fabia R5 in which he lies seventh in the British Rally Championship after last Saturday’s (February 16) opening round, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally in North Wales. Read More »

Two of Britain’s most consistent Sol Rally Barbados supporters will jointly clock up their quarter-century this year, when Andrew Costin-Hurley makes his 16th appearance in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event and Nigel Worswick participates for the ninth time. And there’s an even closer link between the two this year than just their common history of campaigning Ford rally cars for many years . . . as Costin-Hurley’s wife Melissa will sit with Worswick on one run of Flow King of the Hill, as one of two successful bidders in an on-line charity auction last year.

Sol RB19 will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, with The Rally Show on the previous Saturday (May 25) followed by Flow KotH at its new location of Stewarts Hill on Sunday, May 26; it is the 30th running of an event that has evolved from small beginnings as the All-Stage Rally of 1990 into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a key National Event on the island’s sports-tourism calendar. Read More »

Sol Rally Barbados regular Paul Rees has confirmed his participation in this year’s 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event fresh from his most successful season yet in UK rallying. Having won two regional championships outright, he and co-driver Paul Briggs celebrated the first of those last Saturday (January 26) at the East Midlands Association of Motor Clubs (EMAMC) Annual Awards Dinner, close to their home town of Mansfield.

In addition to the Overall Driver and Overall Co-driver trophies, they also collected the award for top Vauxhall in the 1600cc Astra in which they will contest Sol RB19. They have also achieved the double in the Association of North East Midlands Motor Clubs (ANEMMC) Championship, so will be heading for a second night of celebration in March. Read More »

Rallying friends Niall Inglis and John Macleod from the Isle of Skye off the north-west coast of Scotland will finally make a long-discussed trip this year to compete in Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. And they have their work cut out, with one fresh build and one bare-shell rebuild to complete before they make the 1,400-mile round trip to the UK’s south coast at the end of April to deliver their rally cars to Dover to start the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Sol RB19 will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, with The Rally Show on the previous Saturday (May 25) followed Flow King of the Hill at its new location of Stewarts Hill on Sunday, May 26; the event has evolved from small beginnings as the International All-Stage Rally of 1990 into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a key National Event on the island’s sports-tourism calendar. Read More »