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Carn05-05/gen: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 7, 2005

CARNIVAL KING RETURNS TO DEFEND TITLE
European cars in Bridgetown Port

Reigning 'King of the Carnival', Austrian Ernst Harrach, will return to defend his title at this year's fifth Barbados Rally Carnival, which opens with the Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint on May 21/22. His Porsche 911 was among the European entries which docked at the Bridgetown Port early Friday morning (May 6) aboard the Geest Line freighter Santa Lucia.

The Austrian proved a force to be reckoned with from the first weekend of last year's competition; his victory in the Group Winners' Handicap KnockOut at the Total Sport International SuperSprint at Bushy Park - where his energetic driving style made him an instant crowd favourite - gave him an early edge in the chase for the Carnival King title.
The following weekend, he was dominant in the historic class in Rally Barbados 2004 from the start, sealing victory, and finishing an impressive 17th overall.

Harrach was Austrian Rally Champion in 1991 - a title since won by his 25-year-old son - and was a top 10 finisher on five occasions in World Championship events. On his first visit to Barbados last year, he arrived with fellow-countryman Josef Pointinger as his co-driver . . . and that was a good choice. Pointinger and his wife Gertrude had contested the previous year's Rally Carnival in their World Cup Rally replica Ford Escort MkI, and Pointinger had won the Sunbeach International RallySprint at the Vaucluse Raceway.

Harrach and Pointinger will be reunited with the red and white 1973 260 horsepower Porsche in about 10 days' time, when they arrive on a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 from London Gatwick, along with the other European crews and their supporters, plus an enlarged media contingent.

The passenger manifest on that flight will also include multiple Scottish champion Kenny Hall, who is back for his fourth visit to the Barbados Rally Carnival . . . and he, too, returns to defend a title, having won the Modified 5 class on RB04 at his fourth attempt.

Garage owner Hall, who rallies a self-built Suzuki-engined Vauxhall Corsa, backed by tartan manufacturer Lochcarron of Scotland and Simpson Motors, is looking forward to his return. He is also quick at the Vaucluse Raceway, and has been a class-winner in the International RallySprint, so he would like to return home with a few more trophies to add to the 70 or so he has won in the UK.

One thing has changed for him this year, however, as he arrives with a new co-driver, replacing Colin Smith, with whom he won the Group last year . . . but his new ace on the pace notes, Dutch co-driver Fenny Wesselink, also has some Bajan experience. She was last in Barbados two years ago as co-driver to Wim Wermink, whose historic red Opel Ascona also proved a popular car with local motor sport enthusiasts.

Barbados Rally Carnival founder Greg Cozier said: "I am always pleased to welcome back drivers who found that Carnival offers them something they cannot find in Europe, in terms of competition and fun . . . and we now have more than one returning for the third, fourth or fifth year.

"It is especially good to see those who have enjoyed success here before coming back to defend their titles; I am particularly pleased that Ernst is travelling all the way from Austria to defend the King of the Carnival title - he proved not only a determined competitor, but also a very popular winner . . . and certainly taught a few of us youngsters a thing or two. And Kenny has always entered into the spirit of Carnival in every sense, both in his car and out. We could not wish to have two more popular competitors return."

Key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Saturday, May 14 - scrutineering for local entries, McEnearney Quality, Wildey
Friday, May 20 - scrutineering for overseas entries, McEnearney Quality
Saturday, May 21 - RallySprint qualifying, Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas
Sunday, May 22 - Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint
Saturday, May 28 - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29 - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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>just admit it Ben, you want to score a free vacation to
>barbados!

Ah Kevin, you have me figured out.

Ben

PS: Jim Anderson, who used to rally a Honda Prelude in the US, took it to the Barbados Rally Carnival on at least one occasion. He had a great time! The pictures I've seen make it look like a real party, especially if Captain Barbados is there!
 

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No its really a pretty cool event, the pictures make it look quite spectacular and the press releases and features always convey an impression of a fun relaxed atmosphere with great racing.

I just wish I had such a good excuse to go to barbados.....
 

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Carn05-06/gen: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 10, 2005

POWER HIKE FOR STOCKDALE'S FIFTH VISIT
Finlayson calls Barbados Rally Carnival "un-missable"

When crowd favourite Martin Stockdale returns from England on a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 packed with European rally teams next Wednesday, he will become the only overseas driver to have contested the Barbados Rally Carnival every year since its launch in 2001.

And 'Mad-dale', as he's known to local enthusiasts, has a little surprise in store for the opposition . . . under the bonnet of his self-built BMW M3GTR is a new, more powerful, engine. Stockdale already has a good pedigree in Barbados, having won his class twice on Rally Barbados, and taken home the DMS Distributors.Com Sunday Cup last year.

From the first time he arrived on these shores, he has been one of the most popular Carnival regulars: the personable Englishman has entered fully into the spirit of Rally Carnival . . . and, of course, he drives a BMW! Stockdale says: "The first Beemer was a great car, which created a lot of interest wherever we went . . . especially in Barbados. We replaced the original 2.5-litre engine with a 3-litre M3 unit, but sold that car, and decided on something more extravagant.

"My latest creation started life with a 4-litre V8, but that engine has now been replaced with one slightly larger in capacity - 4.9 litres - that develops approximately 400bhp. We do all the work on the car ourselves and, without Julian's fantastic help, I wouldn't have the car ready for Barbados."

Stockdale enjoys an intense rivalry, and close friendship, with Bajan BMW ace Jonathan Still, who enjoyed the experience of shaving Stockdale's moustache at the RB04 prize-giving after the Englishman lost his bet with the local man as to who would achieve the better overall result. The Plasterland/Drive-a-Matic BMW will again have Mark Swallow as co-driver.

And Stockdale is not the only British driver to return with an upgrade in equipment. His team-mate Hugh Peat, back for his third visit, has a whole new car for Rally Carnival 2005! His Mark II Escort, which he drove with great gusto here for the past two years, has been set aside in favour of the more modern Plasterland/Jordan Road Surfacing Ford Escort Cosworth.

Peat explains: "It was originally built by Dome Motorsport as a Group N four-wheel-drive car, which competed in the RAC Rally in the mid-1990s; now it has been modified as a rear-wheel-drive car, with the engine developing around 270bhp. I've only had the car a short while, but am really looking forward to coming back to Barbados to share some white rum . . . oh, and to do some rallying as well!"

Peat has a new co-driver this year in Tom Jordan, whose younger brother Richard and their father Barry competed in last year's Rally Carnival in an ex-Roger Clark Mark I Escort.

Another of Rally Carnival's British regulars - Graeme Finlayson - has also been fiddling with the specification of his GCR Communications/Red Line Oils Fluke WR1C, the lightweight motorcycle-engined open two-seater in which he achieved a finish in Rally Barbados last year at the third attempt; respected local co-driver Jamal Brathwaite will again co-drive.

Scottish-born Finlayson says: "The event has become a welcome addiction, the mix of fantastic competition, sun and rum makes it un-missable each year. The locals ensure that all the competitors are completely at home and also keep them on their toes in the driving stakes."

Many changes have been made to the car, including short gearing, an updated Mistral Yamaha R1 engine - producing 190bhp - bespoke exhaust by bike specialists Promotive and a Pro-Shift auto-throttle-blip downshift system, which completes the car's semi-automatic gearbox set-up.

And it has better lights, too. Finlayson added: "The lighting system was woefully underpowered, despite running a pod of ultra-xenons, but the Bajan nights were so dark that we were losing time hand over fist at night."

All three cars will be competing in the Super Modified classes, the former Open Modified classification now split into four, as will another returnee, back for his third Rally Carnival, Andrew Costin-Hurley. The former Andrew Hurley, whose name change reflects his marriage last September to Melissa Costin - they got engaged during Barbados Rally Carnival 2003 - returns with no major changes to his 300bhp Cosworth-powered CA-Automotive/Earl's/Post Paintworks Ford Puma Evo, in which he finished second in Group B in RB04. Co-driver this year will be experienced Englishman Bryan Hull, another regular visitor.

Key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Saturday, May 14 - scrutineering for local entries, McEnearney Quality, Wildey
Friday, May 20 - scrutineering for overseas entries, McEnearney Quality
Saturday, May 21 - RallySprint qualifying, Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas
Sunday, May 22 - Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint
Saturday, May 28 - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29 - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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Hey Ben

Small world! I was looking at this event last month and emailed them regarding US entries.With shipping,entry,hotel and beer money I was around $6000 for 2 weeks,Not bad for the location.
But decided on California championship instead,maybe next year??
I know it's a good event because I know some of the past Brits who had done it.

But I win the Lottery??

Cheers

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Carn05-07/gen: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 12, 2005

HOME TEAM RALLY CARS UNDER SCRUTINY
Final preparations for Barbados Rally Carnival under way

Preparations for the fifth annual Barbados Rally Carnival change up another gear on Saturday (May 14) when local competitors gather for pre-event scrutineering at the premises of McEnearney Quality in Wildey . . . the final check before the Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint (May 21/22) and Rally Barbados 2005 (May 28/29).

More than 50 local crews are entered for RB'05, the Barbados Rally Club's (BRC) premier event, the entry list for which is scheduled for publication on Friday (May 13). For two days at the end of the month the cream of Barbados rallying will face some strong challenges from Europe, led by Englishman Trevor Procter in his Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4, and the region, headed by Gary Gregg at the wheel of his ex-works Ford Focus WRC.

As local motor sport enthusiasts are fully aware, the 'home team' includes a number of cars which have not yet seen competition this season, so Saturday represents the first chance to see some of these, perhaps with new paint jobs or running in a new technical specification. And there are even one or two surprises promised by those that have seen action this season.

As last year, each Group classification has been given a scheduled arrival time, to allow Chief Scrutineer Adrian Linton and his team to move steadily from the Production classes through the Modified and Super Modified cars and on up to four-wheel-drive machines of Modified 8 & 9; it is anticipated that scrutineering will last until early evening.

Once each car has completed the scrutineering formalities, it will be on display for a time, allowing fans the chance to mingle with their favourite competitors and listen to some driver interviews. Refreshments will also be on sale, along with a wide range of motor sport merchandise.

The BRC's Spectator Prize 05, a Ford Focus valued at more than $50,000, will also be on display, supported by a sales team. Tickets for this first-ever Spectator Prize Draw have been on sale since the start of the 2005 motor sport season . . . but it is not too late to buy, since the draw does not take place until the BRC's Annual Prize-giving, slated for November 26, 2005.

The Spectator Prize is a 1600cc Ford Focus Sedan, fully loaded with features including power steering, power windows, central locking, air bag and four-speaker cd system; the competition is a joint venture between the BRC, McEnearney Quality, and Aqua Pur water, represented by Atlantic Marketing. Tickets sell for $2.00 each, and are perforated to allow a $1.00 redemption coupon on the purchase of any case of Aqua Pur Product.

With the European entries scheduled to emerge from the Bridgetown Port any day now, and the cars from Jamaica now on their way, the countdown for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005 is truly under way.

Key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Saturday, May 14, 2.00pm - scrutineering of local entries, McEnearney Quality, Wildey
Friday, May 20, 5.00pm - scrutineering of overseas entries, McEnearney Quality
Saturday, May 21, 9.00am - RallySprint qualifying, Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas
Sunday, May 22, 9.00am - Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint
Saturday, May 28, 9.00am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29, 7.30am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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Carn05-09INT/RB'05: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 14, 2005

QUALITY ENTRY FOR RALLY BARBADOS 2005
Competitors from 11 countries included in 86-car entry

Eighty-six cars appear on the entry list for Rally Barbados 2005 issued after the 4.00pm final closing date yesterday (May 13) by the organising Barbados Rally Club (BRC); rounds three and four of the Texaco BRC Rally Championship, it will be staged on May 28/29.

For the fifth time, the BRC's premier event forms part of the Barbados Rally Carnival, which has again attracted a healthy overseas entry; competitors from 11 countries - including host nation Barbados - will take part, with 52 drivers or co-drivers arriving from overseas.

Releasing the entry list, Rally Chairman Barry Gale said: "All in all, we have a world-class entry again this year, the Europeans joined by some determined Jamaicans, Trinis, Vincentians . . . and even an ex-Simon Jean-Joseph Renault Clio JWRC from Martinique. Nine 'WRC-spec' cars is a record entry for us and, even though the total number of entries is a little down on last year, the quality continues to rise, making it better for spectators and the media every year."

Start number 1 has been allocated to last year's winner - and the winner nine times before that in the 15-year history of the event - Roger 'The Sheriff' Skeete; this year, he has a new Ford Focus WRC, a new co-driver - Stuart Maloney - but at least two of the same key challenges as last year.

Starting at number 2 is the second Focus crew of Roger Mayers/Max Ferri - plagued by mechanical problems over the past two years - while 1999 winner Trevor Manning starts at 3, co-driven by James Betts in the Mitsubishi Evo VIII. Making for three manufacturers represented in the top four seeds, Paul Bourne returns from retirement to again partner Louis Venezia in the 2003-winning Subaru Impreza WRC.

Of his 'comeback' after retiring at the end of last season, Bourne said: "This really is a one-off. When I stopped, the car needed to be fixed up all ready for selling, some bodywork, painting, some rebuilding, so it would look nice, look good to sell. I thought it would have been sold by now. It really didn't matter to me, and I didn't even go and see it while the work was being done.

"Then about 10 days ago, I went over and saw it, and thought, Rally Barbados is only a month away; if I'm going to give it one last outing, then that would be the rally to do it for. It was never in the plan, as I am never going to go rallying again as I did before."

Bourne has only driven the Impreza once since it was back on the road, and realised that he was pretty rusty - his last event was more than six months ago. In a brief Bushy Park shakedown, just to make sure everything was in place, a couple of problems were identified, which have resulted in parts returning to the UK for work . . . so the car has been on stands for the past few days.

Apart from Mayers, Manning and Bourne, Skeete will face some new challenges this year, including two of the highest-seeded visitors: England's Kevin Procter claims the highest overseas seeding - reflecting his fifth-place finish last year - but returns with a rare four-wheel-drive Ford Puma.

And the region could pose a headache or two for Skeete as well: two ex-Carlos Sainz World Rally cars arrive in the hands of Jamaicans Gary Gregg (2001 Ford Focus WRC) and John Powell (1998 Toyota Corolla WRC).

The headline facts (updated) about Rally Barbados 2005:
+ the entry stands at 86 cars
+ this includes nine WRC-specification cars, more than ever before
+ competitors come from 11 countries, including host nation Barbados, with 52 overseas drivers or co-drivers on the list
+ they will tackle 26 special stages, totalling 130.60 kilometres (81.15 miles)
+ more than 50 different models from 20 manufacturers are listed in the entry
+ numerically, Toyota is the strongest marque, with 22 cars, while Ford is also in double figures, at 15 entries

Rally Barbados 2005 is organised by the Barbados Rally Club in association with Automotive Art Shell, Banks Breweries, Da Costa Mannings Autocentre, DMS Distributors.com, McEnearney Quality, Simpson Motors, Texaco West Indies and Total Sport. The event is supported by Abacus Builders, The Boatyard, Nassco, SBI Distributors, Stoute's Car Rental and Williams Equipment. The Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint is organised by the Vaucluse Raceway Motorsport Club.

Key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Saturday, May 14, 2.00pm - scrutineering of local entries, McEnearney Quality, Wildey
Friday, May 20, 5.00pm - scrutineering of overseas entries, McEnearney Quality
Saturday, May 21, 9.00am - RallySprint qualifying, Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas
Sunday, May 22, 9.00am - Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint
Saturday, May 28, 9.00am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29, 7.30am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com

Carn05-09aINT/RB'05: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 14, 2005

RALLY BARBADOS 2005
Entry list at May 13, 2005

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): AUT - Austria; ENG - England; HOL - Holland; IoM - Isle of Man; JAM - Jamaica; MAR - Martinique; NIR - Northern Ireland; SCO - Scotland; SVG - St Vincent & The Grenadines; WAL - Wales

driver/co-driver (group car)

1 Roger Skeete/Stuart Maloney (M9 Ford Focus WRC)
2 Roger Mayers/Max Ferri (M9 Ford Focus WRC)
3 Trevor Manning/James Betts (M9 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII)
4 Paul Bourne/Louis Venezia (M9 Subaru Impreza WRC)
5 Kevin Procter - ENG/Mike Gilby - ENG (M9 Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4)
6 John Powell - JAM/Michael March - JAM (M9 Toyota Corolla WRC)
7 Gary Gregg - JAM/Hugh Hutchinson - JAM (M9 Ford Focus WRC)
8 Doug Gore - JAM/Mark Nelson - JAM (M9 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII)
9 Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (M8 Toyota Celica GT4)
10 Barry Gale/Ryan Rodriguez (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
11 Peter Moodie Jnr - JAM/Mike Fennell Jnr - JAM (M9 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
12 Barry Mayers/Adam Hart (S11 Toyota Starlet)
13 not issued
14 Mark Maloney/tba (M9 Nissan Pulsar GtiR)
15 Harold Morley - ENG/Geoffrey Goddard (M9 Subaru Impreza WRC)
16 Ray Brammer - ENG/Matthew Whattam - ENG (M8 Subaru Impreza WRX)
17 John Hardman - NIR/Jim Holder - ENG (GpB Ford Fiesta Cosworth 4 x 4)
18 Jonathan Still/Heath Hazell (S13 BMW M3)
19 Robert Dick - WAL/Barry Green - WAL (S13 Darrian T9)
20 Cliff Roett/Allan Maynard (S12 Toyota Starlet)
21 Martin Stockdale - ENG/Mark Swallow - ENG (S13 BMW M3 GTR)
22 Geoffrey Noel/Kreigg Yearwood (P4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
23 Peter Thompson/Winston Agard (P4 Proton Wira)
24 Tom Roberts - ENG/Andy Stobart - ENG (P4 Subaru Impreza WRX)
25 Keith Bernard - IoM/tba (P4 Subaru Impreza WRX)
26 Sean Gill/Michael Cummins (M6 Suzuki Ignis JWRC)
27 Thierry Ferreira - MAR/Freddy Bernard - MAR (M6 Renault Clio JWRC)
28 Neil Armstrong/Ben Armstrong (M6 Toyota Starlet)
29 St Elmo Cumberbatch/Owen Cumberbatch (S13 BMW E36)
30 Ernst Harrach - AUT/Josef Pointinger - AUT (Hist Porsche 911)
31 Colin Aitchison - SCO/Monty Pearson - SCO (Hist Vauxhall Chevette HS)
32 Hugh Peat - ENG/Tom Jordan - ENG (S13 Ford Escort RS Cosworth)
33 Nicholas Gill/Tony Pile (S13 Volkswagen Beetle)
34 Rajendra Jadusingh - JAM/David Anderson - JAM (M6 Mitsubishi Mirage)
35 Steve Ollivierre - SVG/Keith Francis - SVG (M6 Mitsubishi Mirage)
36 Kirk Watkins/Justin Gill (M6 Toyota Corolla)
37 Rupert Lomax - WAL/Dave Alcock - WAL (S12 Ford Escort MkII)
38 Gary Thomas - WAL/Phil Ralphs - WAL (S12 Ford Escort MkII)
39 Andy Carter - ENG/tba (S12 Ford Escort MkII)
40 Kenrick Husbands/Ian Griffith (S11 Toyota Starlet)
41 Andrew Costin-Hurley - ENG/Bryan Hull - ENG (S13 Ford Puma Evo)
42 Roger Kelly/Corrie Hinds (P4 Mazda Familia)
43 Calvin Briggs/Corey Atkins (S13 Ford Escort MkII)
44 Graeme Finlayson - SCO/Jamal Brathwaite (S10 Fluke WR1C)
45 Wayne King/tba (S12 Peugeot 306 S16)
46 Barry Ward/Matthew Staffner (S11 Toyota Starlet)
47 Edward Corbin/Mark Perkins (M7 Toyota Corolla SR)
48 Adrian Linton/Jonathan Linton (M7 Vauxhall Astra GTE)
49 Greg Cozier/Antonio Da Silva (M7 Ford Escort RS2000)
50 Norman Catwell/Kyle Catwell (M7 Peugeot 205GTi)
51 Kurt Thompson/Sean Whitehead (M7 Honda Civic)
52 Geoffrey Ullyett/Jamie Marsh (M7 Nissan 200Y)
53 Freddie Gale/Kyle Proverbs (M7 Toyota Corolla RunX)
54 Roger Marshall/Bruce Lambert (M7 Hyundai Accent)
55 John Corbin/Rodney Clarke (M7 Toyota Corolla)
56 Chris Ullyett/Derek Ince (M7 Nissan 200Y)
57 Neil Thompson/tba (M7 Toyota Corolla)
58 Simon Gillmore/Tricia Gillmore (M7 Peugeot 205GTi)
59 Ron Layne/Giselle Layne (M7 Nissan Sunny)
60 David Brewster/Robert Simmons (M7 Peugeot 205GTi)
61 Reggie Gill/tba (S12 Vauxhall Chevette)
62 Lindsay Farmer/Megan Blades (S12 Toyota Starlet Turbo)
63 Andrew Jones/Stuart White (S13 Ford Escort MkII)
64 Kenny Hall - SCO/Fenny Wesselink - HOL (M5 Vauxhall Corsa-Suzuki)
65 Wayne Manning/Willie Hinds (M5 Peugeot 205XS)
66 Brett Clarke/Garry Clarke (M5 Suzuki Swift GTi)
67 Joshua Delmas/Adam Alleyne (M6 Toyota Corolla Gti)
68 Rob Brook - ENG/John Brook - ENG (M6 Peugeot 205GTi)
69 Paul McMullan - ENG/Jane Cowling - ENG (M6 Proton Satria Kitcar)
70 Roger Jordan/Pedro Thomas (M6 Toyota Starlet)
71 Neil Corbin/Jeremy Roach (S11 Toyota Starlet)
72 Josh Read/Daryl Clarke (S11 Toyota Starlet)
73 Winston Thompson/Russel Brancker (S11 Toyota Starlet)
74 Derek Roach/Tricia Gittens (P3 Mini Cooper S)
75 Simon Wallis - ENG/Neil Burgess - ENG (P3 Vauxhall Astra Sport)
76 Neil Barnard/Chris Hoyos (P2 Suzuki Ignis Sport)
77 Nigel Browne/Kirk Phillips (M6 Nissan Sunny)
78 Shaun Alleyne/Jim Mark (S11 Toyota Starlet)
79 Mark Sabga/Hally Holder (S13 Volkswagen Beetle)
80 Rhett Watson/Logan Watson (Hist Ford Escort MkI)
81 Graham Manning/Ryan Farmer (Hist Ford Cortina)
82 Jeremy Gonsalves/Ian Warren (M5 Suzuki Forsa GTi)
83 Christian Scherr/tba (S12 Toyota Starlet Turbo)
84 Noel Edwards/Jason Downey (P3 Daihatsu Charade GTti)
85 Gary Mendez/tba (P2 Toyota Starlet)
86 Carlos Humphrey/Kyle Rodriguez (P2 Toyota Starlet)
87 Daniel Williams/tba (P1 Peugeot 106)

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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Carn05-10/RB'05: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 15, 2005

ROUTE CHANGES FOR RALLY BARBADOS 2005
Fewer special stages, but a return to Turners Hall

For the second successive year, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), organiser of Rally Barbados, has revised the route of the two-day event in its continuing efforts to balance retaining the appeal of the Caribbean's premier rally to overseas competitors with the importance of limiting inconvenience to the public.

For 2005, there will be 26 special stages, compared with 32 on last year's schedule; three stages have been cut from each day, allowing an earlier finish on Saturday night - by around one hour - and extended transit time between stages throughout the two days. The overall stage distance has also been cut to just over 130 kilometres (81 miles), compared with 164 kilometres last year.

Rally chairman Barry Gale said: "We have made these changes in an effort to get competitors - and our loyal marshals - to bed earlier on Saturday, as well as to minimise the inconvenience to the public who live along the route.

"I hope these are changes that will make Rally Barbados more enjoyable for all, as the organisers continue to search for improvements that raise the standard of the event . . . all in an effort to lure our overseas visitors back every year."

Once again, there is a strong entry from Europe and around the region to take on the best that Barbados can offer, in what promises to be a classic contest. Including those arriving on Wednesday from Europe on a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 for the fifth Barbados Rally Carnival, more than 150 overseas competitors have come to the island since 2001, attracted by the opportunity to combine their favourite sport with a relaxing holiday.

RB'05 (May 28/29) is rounds three and four of the new-for-2005 Texaco BRC Rally Championship, in which drivers score points only for their overall position, and not in the usual Groups. In addition, Texaco has taken up sponsorship of the Sunday Cup; initiated last year, this rewards the performance on Sunday's 12 stages of those competitors who fail to complete the Saturday route.

A total of seven special stage venues will be used this year: from the 9.00am Saturday start at Simpson Motors in Warrens, competitors will head straight for Automotive Art Shell Canefield, the popular 5.9km stage, which runs from the bottom of Hangman's Hill, turning north past the Vaucluse Raceway. Last year's route is then repeated, the next venue being DMS Distributors.com Sailor Gulley, the 4.5km stage running westbound.

The first change in the route comes next, with a return to the 3.6km Dark Hole stage before the first service, back at Simpson Motors. These three stages are then repeated before second service, after which the third loop will comprise just two stages, Dark Hole being missed out.

Sailor Gully starts route 2 after the lunch break, this time running east, and is following by Turners Hall (4.4km), another popular stage with spectators, although its configuration is a little different to that of the past. The loop is completed with a southbound run through Canefield, before service. This loop is then repeated, with the first car scheduled to pass through the last stage of the day at 7.50pm, compared with 9.00pm in RB'04.

The Sunday morning restart will be at 7.30am from the yard at Carrington Factory, which will also be the service area for the day. The morning route will comprise Stewarts Hill (4.2km, running west), Malvern (3.1km, running east) and DaCosta Mannings Auto Centre Kendall (8.1km, running south), each stage run twice. Special arrangements are in place for parking on the Kendall stage, and rally fans are asked to abide by the instructions given by marshals.

All three of these venues will also see action twice during the afternoon, although - unlike last year - Malvern will continue to run eastbound, while Stewarts Hill and Kendall will switch directions. The Total Sport Super Special at the Vaucluse Raceway will bring the curtain down on RB'05, with provisional results posted in the pits.
Rally Barbados 2005 is organised by the Barbados Rally Club in association with Automotive Art Shell, Banks Breweries, Da Costa Mannings Autocentre, DMS Distributors.com, McEnearney Quality, Simpson Motors, Texaco West Indies and Total Sport. The event is supported by Abacus Builders, The Boatyard, Nassco, SBI Distributors, Stoute's Car Rental and Williams Equipment. The Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint is organised by the Vaucluse Raceway Motorsport Club.

Remaining key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Friday, May 20, 5.00pm - scrutineering of overseas entries, McEnearney Quality
Saturday, May 21, 9.00am - RallySprint qualifying, Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas
Sunday, May 22, 9.00am - Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint
Saturday, May 28, 9.00am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29, 7.30am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com


Carn05-10a/RB'05: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 15, 2005

RALLY BARBADOS 2005
Schedule

Saturday, May 28
0900 Start at Simpson Motors
0912 SS1 - Automotive Art Shell Canefield North 1 5.90km
0946 SS2 - DMS Distributors.com Sailor Gully West 1 4.50km
1011 SS3 - Dark Hole 1 3.60km
Service - Simpson Motors
1112 SS4 - Automotive Art Shell Canefield North 2 5.90km
1146 SS5 - DMS Distributors.com Sailor Gully West 2 4.50km
1211 SS6 - Dark Hole 2 3.60km
Service - Simpson Motors
1312 SS7 - Automotive Art Shell Canefield North 3 5.90km
1346 SS8 - DMS Distributors.com Sailor Gully West 3 4.50km
Service and lunch halt - Simpson Motors
Total stage distance, route 1 38.40km

1630 SS9 - DMS Distributors.com Sailor Gully East 1 4.80km
1700 SS10 - Turners Hall 1 4.40km
1732 SS11 - Automotive Art Shell Canefield South 1 5.90km
Service - Simpson Motors
1848 SS12 - DMS Distributors.com Sailor Gully East 2 4.80km
1918 SS13 - Turners Hall 2 4.40km
1950 SS14 - Automotive Art Shell Canefield South 2 5.90km

Total stage distance, route 2 30.20km
Total stage distance, day 1 68.60km

Sunday, May 29
0730 Restart - Carrington Factory
0747 SS15 - Stewarts Hill West 1 4.20km
0813 SS16 - Malvern East 1 3.10km
0829 SS17 - DaCosta Mannings Auto Centre Kendal South 1 8.10km
Service - Carrington Factory
0932 SS18 - Stewarts Hill West 2 4.20km
0958 SS19 - Malvern East 2 3.10km
1014 SS20 - DaCosta Mannings Auto Centre Kendal South 2 8.10km
Service and lunch halt - Carrington Factory
Total stage distance, route 3 30.80km

1238 SS21 - Malvern East 3 3.10km
1258 SS22 - Stewarts Hill East 1 4.40km
Service - Carrington Factory
1352 SS23 - DaCosta Mannings Auto Centre Kendal North 1 8.10km
1417 SS24 - Malvern East 4 3.10km
1437 SS25 - Stewarts Hill East 2 4.40km
1507 SS26 - DaCosta Mannings Auto Centre Kendal North 2 8.10km

Total Sport Super Special at Vaucluse Raceway

Total stage distance, route 4 31.20km
Total stage distance, day 2 62.00km

Total overall stage distance 130.60km

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.com; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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sigh, seeing all this makes me wish I was back in Barbados. I nav'ed on this event on the last two years.

just so some of the classes are clearer

Production
P1 is for cars under 100 BHP/Tonne
P2 is for cars 100 to 119 BHP/Tonne
P3 is for cars 120 to 140 BHP/Tonne
P4 is for all production 4WD cars (Group N)

Modified
M5 is for cars 1400cc and under
M6 is for cars 1401 to 1600cc
M7 is for cars 1601 to 2000cc
M8 is for 4wd 2.0l but non-hydraulic, non-electrical diffs
M9 is for 4wd 2.0l with hydraulic and electronic diffs (current wrc sped)

Super modified
Well this is new grouping to me, it used to be anything goes 2wd, and weight restrictions based on CC's, forced air induction multipliers. It looks like they tried to break that group up based on CC's
 

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Carn05-11/gen: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 17, 2005

RALLY CARS HELP DRIVE THE ECONOMY
Bds $2 million-plus injection from Barbados Rally Carnival

When Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 747-400 from London Gatwick lands at Grantley Adams International Airport tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday), Barbados Rally Carnival 2005 will be well and truly under way . . . and, with it, another major injection of foreign exchange from the motor sport community to help drive the economy of Barbados.

Including those arriving this year for the fifth Rally Carnival, more than 150 overseas competitors have been attracted to the island since 2001 by the chance to combine their favourite sport with a relaxing holiday. With each competing crew arriving from Europe - also from countries around the region, particularly Jamaica - have come family and team personnel, plus a posse of supporters, bringing the total visitor numbers over the Carnival's five years to around 4000.

And the media have been following in their wheel-tracks! Each year, Barbados Rally Carnival has enjoyed significant television coverage throughout Europe on Sky Sports, while regional broadcast, print and electronic media all over the UK cover the exploits of local competitors, all this combining to carry images of Barbados into the homes of millions of potential holidaymakers.

In 2005, both of Britain's leading weekly motor sport publications - Autosport and Motorsport News - have staff members travelling to Barbados, while monthly magazines from Japan and the United States will also be represented. New to the island this year is Europe's most-watched TV travel programme VoxTours, while www.crash.net - just one of many web sites worldwide that cover Rally Carnival - will broadcast live on its increasingly-popular web-based radio station.

Barbados Rally Carnival comprises two international motor sport events on consecutive weekends: the Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint (May 21/22) is a mixed-surface competition on a three-kilometre figure-of-eight course in the parish of St Thomas; Rally Barbados 2005 (May 28/29) is a two-day closed-road tarmac rally, which is run at seven special-stage venues island-wide.

Particularly for the benefit of the European visitors, there is a calendar of social and sight-seeing events to allow them to get to know Barbados, taking in local attractions varying from the pirate ship Jolly Roger to Harbour Lights.

The majority of European competitors, their families and supporters will stay for two weeks, although a number of repeat visitors - these include the popular Englishman Martin Stockdale, who becomes the only driver to have attended all five Carnivals - have extended their stay to three weeks. And many previous competitors have returned to the island for family holidays during the peak winter season, including Kenny Hall and Steve Perez.

Most of the regional competitors will stay for shorter periods although, based on the experience of the past two years, the Caribbean representation will jump dramatically next week, as hundreds of supporters will arrive in time for Rally Barbados weekend.

In terms of tourist days spent in the island, Rally Carnival is directly responsible for foreign exchange earnings in excess of Bds $1,000,000 . . . but these are no ordinary tourists! On top of the usual expenditure on hotels, food, drink and attractions, there are considerable additional costs related to their competing in the two events. These include requirements such as AvGas or pump fuel for rally cars and service vehicles, provisions for the team personnel over the two weekends of competition, plus the shipment of their cars from Europe or around the region.

In addition to the foreign exchange earnings, there is also a major investment by the organisers, marketing partners and competitors in Barbados Rally Carnival and its two constituent events, all injected directly into the island economy.

The budget for staging Rally Barbados and the previous weekend's VRW International RallySprint is approaching Bds $200,000, while the allied promotional and marketing spend by sponsors is calculated to be a further Bds $50,000. Each of the 60 local crews competing in Rally Barbados will spend an average of $4,000 on necessities such as insurance, AvGas or pump fuel, servicing, bodywork and spare parts - another Bds $240,000.

And the final area of major spending is among the spectators. Police estimates suggest that approaching 25,000 people turn out to watch the island-wide special stages during Rally Barbados weekend, while around one-third of that number are expected for the VRW International RallySprint. Adding in an average spent on items such as gasoline or diesel, food and drink and rally souvenirs at the two events at a conservative Bds $20, then the total spent locally the two weekends of the Barbados Rally Carnival comfortably exceeds Bds $1,000,000.

Rally Carnival founder Greg Cozier says: "Over the five years of the Carnival, Barbados has struck a chord with a growing number of overseas competitors, many of whom have returned time and again. Their affection for the island has grown, in large part, thanks to the extremely warm welcome they have received here . . . and not only from motor sport enthusiasts, but also in hotels, restaurants and so on.

"The fact that their presence is also assisting to boost the economy is a real bonus . . . but possibly the most valuable contribution of all is the media coverage the event has attracted, and continues to attract, particularly on television across Europe. And we can't put a figure on the value of that!"

Rally Barbados 2005 is organised by the Barbados Rally Club in association with Automotive Art Shell, Banks Breweries, Da Costa Mannings Autocentre, DMS Distributors.com, McEnearney Quality, Simpson Motors, Texaco West Indies and Total Sport. The event is supported by Abacus Builders, The Boatyard, Nassco, SBI Distributors, Stoute's Car Rental and Williams Equipment. The Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint is organised by the Vaucluse Raceway Motorsport Club.

Remaining key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Friday, May 20, 5.00pm - scrutineering of overseas entries, McEnearney Quality
Saturday, May 21, 9.00am - RallySprint qualifying, Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas
Sunday, May 22, 9.00am - Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint
Saturday, May 28, 9.00am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29, 7.30am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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Carn05-12/VRW: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2005

BOURNE CHALLENGES MANNING TO RETAKE RECORD
Sixty entries for International RallySprint at Vaucluse

Paul 'The Surfer' Bourne returns to the Vaucluse Raceway (VRW) for one last time this weekend (May 21/22), to defend the lap record he snatched last year from Trevor 'Electric Micey' Manning, whose times had remained unbeaten at the St Thomas venue since it opened in August 2000.

The Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint is the first of two events in this year's fifth Barbados Rally Carnival, which has again attracted a strong entry from Europe; those crews arrived in the island yesterday (Wednesday) and are busily preparing their cars for International Scrutineering, which will be open to the public at the premises of McEnearney Quality in Wildey from 5.00pm on Friday.

The provisional entry list for this weekend's RallySprint issued today totals 60 cars, including the best entry in the four-wheel-drive classes - 13 cars - since this time last year. The battle for supremacy between Bourne and Manning, who will be driving the Shell Helix/Courts/Automotive Art/Kerridge/Simpson Motors/Garbage Master Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII will not be a private one!

Rally Carnival founder and VRW boss Greg Cozier said: "This could be one of the best competitions we've had at Vaucluse since we started here five years ago. And the rivalry between Bourne and Manning is only part of it; there are at least two or three others drivers who are capable of running with them, and there may be one or two front-running late entries, so anything could happen."

Bourne retired from full-time competition at the end of last season; his Banks and Pirelli-supported Subaru Impreza World Rally Car remaining unsold, however, he decided around two weeks ago to enter the two events of Barbados Rally Carnival . . . although he has emphasised that this very definitely a 'one-off'.

Of his return to Vaucluse, Bourne says: "I have always enjoyed driving there, it's a real challenge, but for a long time it wasn't good to me. I was probably driving too hard; when things went wrong, I was really beating myself.

"Last year, I was a lot more relaxed there, my driving was better so the results - and the lap record - came, too. If Micey wants his lap record back, he's going to have to fight for it!"

There are two drivers, however, who are determined that Mitsubishi and Subaru should not be the only manufacturers considered as lap record material . . . think Ford! Roger 'The Sheriff' Skeete's new Havoline/McEnearney Quality/Michelin Ford Focus WRC boasts a considerable hike in horsepower and torque over his previous Escort, in which he set the fastest time at the final RallySprint last year, so he is definitely in with a shout.

And then there is England's Kevin Procter, whose Ford Sapphire Cosworth and Escort Cosworth in which he impressed at VRW over the past two years have been replaced with his rare Procters Coaches/Swift Signs/PC Vehicle Rentals/Motoscope Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4. In the Sapphire in 2003, he was the fastest of the visitors, then he finished fifth and highest-placed overseas driver in Rally Barbados last year. Definitely not an opponent to discount.

Also among the European entry is Northern Ireland's John Hardman, whose self-designed and built four-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta Cosworth could easily spring a surprise. Add in the likes of local aces Sean Dowding, always competitive at VRW in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V, and Barry Gale, who has upgraded his Evo VI from Production 4 to Modified 8 spec, and anything could happen.

The VRW International RallySprint is round two of the annual VRW RallySprint Cup, won for the past two seasons by Sean Gill in the rapid Suzuki Ignis JWRC. If March's opening RallySprint of the season is anything to go by, where there were some electrifying performances by James Betts - currently the RallySprint Cup leader - Simon Gillmore, Roger Marshall and novice Joshua Delmas, then the two-wheel-drive competition this weekend will be every bit as fierce.

Action at the Vaucluse Raceway starts at 9.00am each day; all vehicles are allowed into the north and south spectator areas free of charge, capacity permitting, while those with 4WD will be able to move between the two areas.


The Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint is organised by the Vaucluse Raceway Motorsport Club and supported by Axis Inc and the Simpson Motors Rally Team.

Remaining key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Friday, May 20, 5.00pm - scrutineering of overseas entries, McEnearney Quality
Saturday, May 21, 9.00am - RallySprint qualifying, Vaucluse Raceway, St Thomas
Sunday, May 22, 9.00am - Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint
Saturday, May 28, 9.00am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29, 7.30am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com


Carn05-12a/VRW: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2005

VAUCLUSE RACEWAY INTERNATIONAL RALLYSPRINT
Provisional entry list at May 19, 2005

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): AUT - Austria;
ENG - England; IoM - Isle of Man; NIR - Northern Ireland; SCO - Scotland;
SVG - St Vincent & The Grenadines; WAL - Wales

driver (group sponsor car)

1 Sean Gill (S10 Suzuki Ignis JWRC)
2 James Betts (M5 Opel Corsa GSi)
3 Edward Corbin (M7 Toyota Corolla SR)
4 Barry Gale (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
5 Kevin Procter - ENG (M8 Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4)
6 Shannon Gibbs (P3 Datsun 160J)
7 Andrew Jones (S11 Ford Escort MkII)
8 Krystal Branch (M6 Toyota Corolla)
10 Geoffrey Ullyett (M7 Nissan 200Y)
11 Sean Dowding (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V)
12 John Hardman - NIR (GpB Ford Fiesta Cosworth 4 x 4)
14 Robert Dick - WAL (S12 Darrian T9)
16 Ray Brammer - ENG (M8 Subaru Impreza WRX)
17 Geoffrey Noel (P4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
19 Neil Barnard (P2 Suzuki Ignis Sport)
21 Martin Stockdale - ENG (S12 BMW M3 GTR)
24 Tom Roberts - ENG (P4 Subaru Impreza WRX)
25 Graham Gittens (S11 Toyota Starlet Turbo)
26 Keith Bernard - IoM (P4 Subaru Impreza WRX)
28 Jeremy Gonsalves (S9 Opel Corsa GSi)
29 Paul Bourne (M8 Subaru Impreza WRC)
30 Ernst Harrach - AUT (S12 Porsche 911)
31 Colin Aitchison - SCO (S12 Vauxhall Chevette HS)
32 Hugh Peat - ENG (S12 Ford Escort RS Cosworth)
33 Trevor Manning (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII)
36 Rupert Lomax - WAL (S11 Ford Escort MkII)
37 Kirk Watkins (M6 Toyota Corolla)
38 Gary Thomas - WAL (S11 Ford Escort MkII)
39 Andy Carter - ENG (S11 Ford Escort MkII)
40 Andrew Costin-Hurley - ENG (S12 Ford Puma Evo)
41 Alex Whitehead (M6 Datsun 120Y)
42 Graeme Finlayson - SCO (S9 Fluke WR1C)
43 Freddie Gale (M7 Toyota Corolla RunX)
44 Greg Cozier (M7 Ford Escort RS2000)
45 Karl Waterman (S10 Toyota Starlet)
49 Jonathan Still (S12 BMW M3)
50 Harold Morley (M8 Subaru Impreza WRC)
55 Wayne Manning (M5 Peugeot 205XS)
57 Roger Skeete (M8 Ford Focus WRC)
58 Simon Gillmore (S10 Peugeot 205)
60 Tristan Gibbs (P3 Toyota Starlet Turbo)
64 Kenny Hall - SCO (M5 Vauxhall Corsa-Suzuki)
65 Lindsay Farmer (S11 Toyota Starlet Turbo)
66 Brett Clarke (M5 Suzuki Swift GTi)
68 Rob Brook - ENG (M6 Peugeot 205GTi)
69 Paul McMullan - ENG (M6 Proton Satria Kitcar)
71 Simon Wallis - ENG (P3 Vauxhall Astra Sport)
73 Noel Edwards (P3 Daihatsu Charade GTti)
75 Roger Marshall (M7 Hyundai Accent)
76 Matthew Staffner (M5 Toyota Corolla)
77 Stuart White (M5 Toyota Corolla
78 Roger Hill (M8 Toyota Celica GT4)
81 William Branch (S10 Toyota Corolla)
83 Jason Downey (P3 Daihatsu Charade GTti)
84 Ryan Wood (M5 Toyota Starlet)
88 Stephen Moore (P3 Datsun B510
89 Steve Ollivierre - SVG (M6 Mitsubishi Mirage)
91 Josh Read (S10 Toyota Starlet)
93 John Corbin (M7 Toyota Corolla)
96 Joshua Delmas (M6 Toyota Corolla Gti)
99 Mark Hamilton (S11 Ford Escort MkII)

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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Carn05-13INT/VRW: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 23, 2005

RECORD DAY AT VAUCLUSE RACEWAY
Manning back on top after hot competition

Records were broken in abundance at the Vaucluse Raceway (VRW) in the parish of St Thomas on Sunday (May 22), as the VRW International RallySprint got the competitive action of the fifth annual Barbados Rally Carnival under way.

The largest-ever entry at VRW - 64 drivers - contested more races in one day than ever before, a remarkable total of 86; while many drivers posted 'personal best' times, it was the battle for the lap record between local heroes Trevor Manning and Paul Bourne on which many in the large crowd were focussed.

From an international perspective, it was not too good a weekend for the European contingent, with five of the 19 cars shipped over for the Carnival events failing to survive Saturday's three qualifying sessions. Crews are facing a busy few days trying to repair their cars in time for Rally Barbados 2005 this weekend.

It was clear from quite early that a new outright lap record was on the cards; the mark stood at 2min 03.43sec, set by Bourne (Subaru Impreza WRC) last year. Prior to that, Manning had held the record since the Raceway opened in 2000, his personal best - and the previous record - standing at 2:05.64s.

While Manning set the pace in qualifying, with a lap in 2:04.24, it seemed that Bourne (2:05.88) might not be the only challenger; others included Roger Hill, who clocked 2:07.53 in his Toyota Celica GT4 and Roger Skeete, who lapped in 2:08.74, despite his Ford Focus WRC looking decidedly skittish.

Of the overseas runners, English drivers Ray Brammer (Subaru Impreza WRX) and Kevin Procter (Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4) were the quickest, Brammer just ahead on 2:09.72. Among the British casualties on Saturday was John Hardman; his only run before the four-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta Cosworth's engine expired had been quicker than Brammer's first run, form which would have certainly seen him bracketed with the front-runners, too.

Sean Gill's reign as 'two-wheel-drive King' also looked under threat; while the double RallySprint Champion posted a time of 2:12.98 in the Suzuki Ignis JWRC, others looking hot included Steve Ollivierre (Mitsubishi Mivec) from St Vincent, with 2:14.57, and Scotland's Kenny Hall, who clocked 2:14.97 on his second run (the gearbox in his Vauxhall Corsa-Suzuki died on run three and required overnight rebuilding).

In front of the largest crowd in recent times at VRW, racing was of an very high standard and run in perfect weather conditions. In a variation of normal practice, in which each group would be settled at one time, the organisers ran the first-round knock-outs for each group one after the other, so four-wheel-drive action was seen earlier in the day than usual . . . and, with it, came some shock results!

Neither Bourne nor Skeete made it past the first round, Bourne being beaten by Proctor, then Skeete falling prey to Harold Morley (Subaru Impreza WRC); during the losers' run-offs, however, there was some consolation for Bourne, who broke his own lap record, posting a new time of 2:02.87.

The action changed up a gear after lunch, with the run-offs to settle which eight drivers would go through to the Group winner's Handicap KnockOut. Production 1, 2 & 3 merged was won in fine style by the impressive young Tristan Gibbs, on his first outing in his newly-acquired Toyota Starlet Turbo.

VRW RallySprint Cup leader James Betts (Opel Corsa) emerged victorious from some exciting encounters in Modified 5, while Sean Gill was made to work for his victory in Modified 6, keeping England's Paul McMullan (Proton Satria Kitcar) at bay in the final. In Modified 7, with less than two seconds covering the fastest three cars, close racing was guaranteed, and it was delivered. Edward Corbin (Toyota Corolla SR) first beat Greg Cozier (Ford Escort RS2000), then Roger Marshall (Hyundai Accent).

SuperModified 9 & 10 produced another fine display from a VRW novice - in a battle of Toyota Starlets, Josh Read beat Karl Waterman in his heat, although he couldn't quite see off the experienced Simon Gillmore (Peugeot 205) in the final. With a trio of Mark II Ford Escorts, SuperModified 11 was another guaranteed crowd-pleaser, local man Mark Hamilton winning the final from Welshman Gary Thomas, who had earlier defeated his fellow-countryman Rupert Lomax.

Jonathan Still and England's Martin Stockdale faced one another in their BMW M3s in the SuperModified 12 final, Stockdale having earlier beaten his team-mate Hugh Peat (Ford Escort RS Cosworth). Again, the local man came out the winner, but by a very narrow margin after a race that had the spectators in full voice.

By the time the Modified 8 run-offs were due to start, the spectator areas were packed, and alive with anticipation . . . first to go were Manning and Hill, the race a lot closer than many had anticipated. In the process of beating Hill, Manning regained his lap record, shaving nearly a full second off Bourne's mark from earlier in the day, the record now 2:01.88. Manning went on to beat Procter in the final, in which the Englishman set a PB of 2:04.08, which was also good enough for the best overseas time of the day, repeating his feat (albeit around 10 seconds faster) of the International RallySprint two years before.

As usual, the Handicap KnockOuts brought out the best in people, the impressive young Gibbs reaching the final, after seeing off Betts and Gill who, in turn had defeated Corbin in his quarter-final. His opponent in the last race of the day was Hamilton, who had beaten Gillmore and Still; Manning suffered a throttle body failure in his quarter-final run against Still, so could not take on the BMW.

Both Gibbs and Hamilton set their best time of the weekend in the Handicap Final, Hamilton bringing the rapid youngster's run of success to an end, his victory coming by just a couple of lengths, another close-run thing on a day of quality racing in a Carnival atmosphere.

The Vaucluse Raceway International RallySprint was organised by the Vaucluse Raceway Motorsport Club and supported by Axis Inc, the Simpson Motors Rally Team and D Blades Trophies Ltd.

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com


Carn05-13INTa/VRW: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 23, 2005

VAUCLUSE RACEWAY INTERNATIONAL RALLYSPRINT
Results

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): AUT - Austria; ENG - England; NIR - Northern Ireland; SCO - Scotland; SVG - St Vincent & The Grenadines; WAL - Wales

Group winner's Handicap KnockOut
Quarter-finals: Tristan Gibbs beat James Betts; Sean Gill beat Edward Corbin; Mark Hamilton beat Simon Gillmore; Jonathan Still beat Trevor Manning
Semi-finals: Gibbs beat Gill; Hamilton beat Still
Final: Hamilton beat Gibbs
Banks Pig'n'Likka Driver of the Day: Gary Thomas - WAL and Rupert Lomax - WAL

Best time of the day - Trevor Manning, 2m 01.88s (new lap record)
Best overseas time of the day - Kevin Procter, 2m 04.08s

Group results
Production 1, 2 & 3 merged: 1st Tristan Gibbs (P3 Toyota Starlet Turbo); 2nd Sean Gibbs (P3 Datsun 120Y); 3rd Neil Barnard (P2 Suzuki Ignis Sport); 4th Graham Gittens (S11 Toyota Starlet Turbo); 5th Rob Brook - ENG (P3 Peugeot 205GTi); 6th Carlos Humphrey (P1 Toyota Starlet); 7th Noel Edwards (P3 Daihatsu Charade GTti); 8th Shannon Gibbs (P3 Datsun 160J)

Modified 5: 1st James Betts (Opel Corsa GSi); 2nd Brett Clarke (Suzuki Swift GTi); 3rd Kenny Hall - SCO (Vauxhall Corsa-Suzuki); 4th Wayne Manning (Peugeot 205XS); 5th Ryan Wood (Toyota Starlet); 6th Stuart White (Toyota Corolla) 7th Jeremy Gonsalves (Suzuki Forsa GTi)

M6: 1st Sean Gill (Suzuki Ignis JWRC); 2nd Paul McMullan - ENG (Proton Satria Kitcar); 3rd Kirk Watkins (Toyota Corolla); 4th Steve Ollivierre - SVG (Mitsubishi Mirage); 5th Joshua Delmas (Toyota Corolla Gti); 6th Alex Whitehead (Datsun 120Y); 7th William Branch (Toyota Corolla)

M7: 1st Edward Corbin (Toyota Corolla SR); 2nd Roger Marshall (Hyundai Accent); 3rd Greg Cozier (Ford Escort RS2000); 4th Freddie Gale (Toyota Corolla RunX); 5th John Corbin (Toyota Corolla); 6th Geoffrey Ullyett (Nissan 200Y)

SuperModified 9 & 10 merged: 1st Simon Gillmore (S10 Peugeot 205); 2nd Josh Read (S10 Toyota Starlet); 3rd Karl Waterman (S10 Toyota Starlet); 4th Matthew Staffner (M5 Toyota Corolla); 5th Shaun Alleyne (S10 Toyota Starlet); 6th Krystal Branch (S10 Toyota Corolla); 7th Monty Pearson - SCO (S10 Peugeot 205); 8th Jason Downey (P3 Daihatsu Charade GTti)

S11: 1st Mark Hamilton (Ford Escort Mk II); 2nd Gary Thomas - WAL (Ford Escort MkII); 3rd Rupert Lomax - WAL (Ford Escort MkII); 4th Lindsay Farmer (Toyota Starlet Turbo); 5th Andrew Jones (Ford Escort MkII); 6th Andy Carter - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)

S12: 1st Jonathan Still (BMW M3); 2nd Martin Stockdale - ENG (BMW M3 GTR); 3rd Hugh Peat - ENG (Ford Escort RS Cosworth); 4th Ernst Harrach - AUT (Porsche 911); 5th Andrew Costin-Hurley - ENG (S12 Ford Puma Evo); 6th Colin Aitchison - SCO (S12 Vauxhall Chevette HS)

M8 and P4 merged: 1st Trevor Manning (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII); 2nd Kevin Procter - ENG (M8 Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4); 3rd Roger Hill (M8 Toyota Celica GT4); 4th Harold Morley (M8 Subaru Impreza WRC); 5th Paul Bourne (M8 Subaru Impreza WRC); 6th Roger Skeete (M8 Ford Focus WRC); 7th Geoffrey Noel (P4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI); 8th Ray Brammer - ENG (M8 Subaru Impreza WRX); 9th Tom Roberts - ENG (P4 Subaru Impreza WRX)

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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Congrats to the "Corbins Brothers" (Corbin's Garage, Barbados):

Edward Corbin - 1st, John Corbin 5th

- Corbin's Bros have been my longtime customers / friends and it's good to see they're still doing so well!

- You should see their "Show Quality" Starlet rally car!! The nicest there is..
 

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The Starlet to watch out for, is Barry Mayers, which will be out for the rally next weekend. That one, if the tarmac stays dry, will be swapping times with the WRC spec cars.
 

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Carn05-14/RB'05: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 25, 2005

FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ARRIVES IN BARBADOS
Didier Auriol is guest of honour for Rally Barbados 2005

International recognition of Rally Barbados takes on a new dimension this week, with the arrival at Grantley Adams International Airport on tomorrow afternoon's (Thursday) Virgin Atlantic flight from London Gatwick of 1994 World Rally Champion Didier Auriol. The Frenchman is in the island as the Barbados Rally Club's (BRC) guest of honour over the weekend of its premier event.

The second event in the annual Barbados Rally Carnival, RB'05 has attracted an entry of nearly 90 cars from Barbados, the wider Caribbean and Europe. Over the five years of the Rally Carnival, more than 150 overseas drivers have come to Barbados, bringing with them many thousands of supporters . . . but, never before a former World Rally Champion.

Auriol will flag off the highest-seeded runners at The Start at Simpson Motors from 9.00am on Saturday (May 28), then spectate over the weekend's 26 special stages, before presenting the major awards at the Official Prize-giving at The Boatyard on Monday.

BRC competition secretary and chairman of RB'05, Barry Gale, said: "We are delighted that Didier has agreed to travel here; it gives Rally Barbados a tremendous boost to know that someone of his standing is happy to give our event his endorsement, and is a credit to all those volunteers without whose help the Club would be unable to stage the event.

"His appearance here has come about as a result of John Powell's recent purchase of an ex-works Toyota Corolla WRC, in which Didier's then team-mate Carlos Sainz won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1998. Through his connections with former employees of Toyota Team Europe (TTE), 'Pentti' invited Didier to Barbados and he readily agreed.

"On behalf of the Barbados Rally Club, I would like to thank Virgin Atlantic, the Elegant Hotels Group and, particularly, Sue Springer of the BHTA, for their help in making this visit possible."

Auriol's World Rally Championship record is an impressive one; in 152 events, he finished on the podium 52 times - a remarkable one-in-three - winning 20 rallies between 1988 and 2001. His victories came in five different types of car, more than half in his days driving the Lancia Delta Integrale, including six wins in 1992, an unprecedented achievement in a single season.

After a collapse of the Lancia's challenge in the final three events of that year - Auriol eventually finished third in the standings - he had to wait until 1994 to win the title that most agreed was rightfully his two years earlier. He did so at the wheel of a Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD, in which he won three events, finished second twice and third once.

Auriol drove for TTE between 1993 and 1999, so has connections both with Powell's car, which the Jamaican has already driven in Barbados this year, and the older ex-TTE Celica GT4 of local Toyota dealer Roger Hill. In Sunday's International RallySprint at the Vaucluse Raceway, Hill set a superb personal best time of 2m 03.99s, the fourth-fastest time ever at the venue.

Rally Barbados 2005 is organised by the Barbados Rally Club in association with Automotive Art Shell, Banks Breweries, Cingular, Da Costa Mannings Autocentre, Digicel, DMS Distributors.com, McEnearney Quality, Simpson Motors, Texaco West Indies and Total Sport. The event is supported by Abacus Builders, The Boatyard, Nassco, SBI Distributors, Stoute's Car Rental and Williams Equipment.

Remaining key dates for Barbados Rally Carnival 2005

Saturday, May 28, 9.00am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 1
Sunday, May 29, 7.30am - Rally Barbados 2005, day 2
Monday, May 30 - Rally Barbados 2005 prize-giving, The Boatyard

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 

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Barbados Rally Carnival Results

Carn05-15/RB'05: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 31, 2005

MAYERS & FERRI WIN RALLY BARBADOS . . . AT LAST!
Jamaican World Rally Cars finish second and third

After suffering a series of disappointments over the past three years, the Barbados crew of Roger Mayers and Max Ferri finally won the island's premier motor sport event at the weekend (May 28/29), claiming the Rally Barbados 2005 crown by a margin of more than 50 seconds.

In a weekend of lively competition, fought out under the watchful eye of the organising Barbados Rally Club's (BRC) guest of honour, 1994 World Rally Champion Didier Auriol, the best drivers in Barbados faced strong opposition from the wider Caribbean and Europe, as the fifth Barbados Rally Carnival reached its conclusion.

From the Start on Saturday morning, Mayers and Ferri took the advantage in their Ford Focus WRC, fastest on four of the first six stages. At the prize-giving on Monday evening, Mayers said: "It was important to push from early, as we wanted to build up a cushion." And the strategy proved to be a good one.

Jamaicans Gary Gregg/Hugh Hutchinson were fastest on the two Dark Hole stages early Saturday in their ex-works 2001 Ford Focus WRC, but the fast times for Mayers were coming on the longer stages - Canefield and Sailor Gully - so he was steadily extending his advantage. Mayers and Gregg claimed another fastest time each before the lunch break and, although Mayers was some way off the pace in the final Sailor Gully, he led by 13 seconds after the first eight stages.

And it was Gregg's fellow-countrymen John Powell/Michael March in second place in the ex-Carlos Sainz Toyota Corolla WRC, not Gregg; although Powell failed to log a fastest stage time until Sunday morning, his consistent pace had given him the edge over the rest of the chasing pack.

Gregg was third, with 10-time winner Roger Skeete fourth in his first run on this event with his new Ford Focus WRC and new co-driver Stuart Maloney. He was already experiencing drive-train problems, however, and would not finish the day.

Another previous winning crew was in trouble, too - Paul Bourne/Louis Venezia ran out of fuel in the second Dark Hole stage in the Subaru Impreza WRC, then missed the next two stages; they had been lying in third place, but dropped out of overall contention. By way of consolation, they went on to win the Texaco Sunday Cup, setting four fastest stage times in the process, and winning the Cingular Award for being fastest overall on the four Malvern stages.

Between Saturday lunch and the overnight halt, no-one beat Mayers and Ferri, so they went to bed with a lead of just over 30 seconds. Powell/March were second and Gregg/Hutchinson third (another seven seconds adrift), while the younger Mayers brother, Barry, was a remarkable fourth overall with co-driver Adam Hart in the two-wheel-drive Toyota Starlet.

Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (Toyota Celica GT4) had topped the Modified 8 times on all but four of the day's stages to lie fifth overall, around 8secs ahead of the highest-placed European crew, Kevin Procter/Mike Gilby from England in the rare Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4. Two more Jamaican crews were next up: Doug Gore/Mark Nelson (Mistubishi Evo VIII) and Peter Moodie Jnr/Mike Fennell Jnr (Mitsubishi Evo VI) had run well in their respective Groups, Moodie claiming three fastest Modified 8 times during the day.

The top 10 was completed by the crowd-pleasing BMW M3 of Jonathan Still/Heath Hazell and the consistent Mitsubishi Evo V of Sean Dowding/Jason Cozier.

On Sunday, Mayers and Ferri put their 30-second cushion to good use, not pushing any harder than necessary; they were fastest on just five of the day's 11 stages, although did it where it counted, and even survived a scare with a broken gearbox mount, which required a rapid temporary repair to keep it in place until the next service stop. Their winning margin was 52.74secs.

Powell/March were fastest twice, and might have been closer at the finish, but for a very disappointing run through the second northbound Kendal stage, while Gregg completed the best Jamaican result on the event since 1998 with third place.

The amazing Starlet of Barry Mayers finished fourth, winning its Group for the third year in a row, while Hill's fifth place completed a hat-trick of Group wins for the Celica. Moodie claimed his best-yet result in Barbados with sixth, while Gore might have finished higher had he pushed from earlier in the event; even so, there was delight in the Jamaican camp, with four cars in the top seven!

But for penalties incurred on Saturday, 1999 winner Trevor Manning could have finished higher than eighth in the Mitsubishi Evo VIII, co-driven by James Betts, while last year's highest-placed overseas crew, Procter/Gilby, finished ninth. Dowding/Cozier were delighted to complete a hat-trick of top 10 results.

With a total of 80 starters, and 13 different Groups being contested, there were battles all through the field to entertain the thousands of spectators who packed the popular viewing points along the 80 miles of special stages. One of the largest crowds ever seen at a rally finish in Barbados gathered at the Vaucluse Raceway for the Total Sport SuperSpecial, mid-way through which Auriol did a demonstration run in Powell's Corolla WRC. The island's motor sport fraternity was already proud that the French former World Champion had accepted an invitation to attend their event . . . the demo run was the icing on the cake. They'll be talking about it for months to come.

Rally Barbados 2005 was organised by the Barbados Rally Club in association with Automotive Art Shell, Banks Breweries, Cingular, Da Costa Mannings Autocentre, Digicel, DMS Distributors.com, McEnearney Quality, Simpson Motors, Texaco West Indies and Total Sport. The event was supported by Abacus Builders, The Boatyard, Nassco, SBI Distributors, Stoute's Car Rental and Williams Equipment.

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com



Carn05-15aINT/RB'05: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 31, 2005

RALLY BARBADOS 2005
Results

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): AUT - Austria; ENG - England;
HOL - Holland; IoM - Isle of Man; JAM - Jamaica; NIR - Northern Ireland;
SCO - Scotland; SVG - St Vincent & The Grenadines; WAL - Wales

Overall
1st Roger Mayers/Max Ferri (M9 Ford Focus WRC), 58m 46.99s
2nd John Powell - JAM/Michael March - JAM (M9 Toyota Corolla WRC), 59m 39.73s
3rd Gary Gregg - JAM/Hugh Hutchinson - JAM (M9 Ford Focus WRC), 59m 47.04s
4th Barry Mayers/Adam Hart (S11 Toyota Starlet), 1h 01m 12.76s
5th Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (M8 Toyota Celica GT4), 1h 01m 35.38s
6th Peter Moodie Jnr - JAM/Mike Fennell Jnr - JAM (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI), 1h 01m 46.02s
7th Doug Gore - JAM/Mark Nelson - JAM (M9 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII), 1h 01m 47.16s
8th Trevor Manning/James Betts (M9 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII), 1h 02m 51.47s
9th Kevin Procter - ENG/Mike Gilby - ENG (M9 Ford Puma Evo 4 x 4), 1h 03m 19.58s
10th Sean Dowding/Jason Cozier (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI), 1h 03m 55.06s
etc

Highest placed overseas crew John Powell - JAM/Michael March - JAM (M9 Toyota Corolla WRC), 2nd overall
Highest placed two-wheel-drive car Barry Mayers/Adam Hart (S11 Toyota Starlet), 4th overall
Highest placed female competitor Jane Cowling - ENG, 27th overall (co-driver for Paul McMullan)

Starters 80 (Barbados 55, Europe 19, Regional 6)
Overall finishers 40 (Barbados 24, Europe 11, Regional 5)

Texaco Sunday Cup
1st Paul Bourne/Louis Venezia (M9 Subaru Impreza WRC), 26m 48.39s
2nd Barry Gale/Ryan Rodriguez (M8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI), 28m 42.63s
3rd Martin Stockdale - ENG/Mark Swallow - ENG (GpB BMW M3 GTR), 29m 14.24s

Group results

Modified 9 1st Mayers/Ferri; 2nd Powell/March; 3rd Gregg/Hutchinson

Modified 8 1st Hill/Gittens; 2nd Moodie Jnr/Fennell Jnr; 3rd Dowding/Cozier

Group B 1st Stockdale/Swallow, 1h 04m 24.99s; 2nd Hugh Peat - ENG/Tom Jordan - ENG (Ford Escort RS Cosworth), 1h 52m 51.04s

Production 4 1st Geoffrey Noel/Kreigg Yearwood (Lancer Evo VI), 1h 04m 30.72s; 2nd Tom Roberts - ENG/Andy Stobart - ENG (Subaru Impreza WRX), 1h 11m 59.90s; 3rd Peter Thompson/Winston Agard (Proton Wira), 1h 10m 26.30s

SuperModified 10 & 11 merged 1st Mayers/Hart; 2nd Josh Read/Daryl Clarke (S11 Toyota Starlet), 1h 07m 59.82s; 3rd Winston Thompson/Russel Brancker (S11 Toyota Starlet), 1h 10m 59.69s

SuperModified 12 1st Robert Dick - WAL/Barry Green - WAL (Darrian T9), 1h 07m 35.26s; 2nd Gary Thomas - WAL/Phil Ralphs - WAL (Ford Escort MkII), 1h 07m 40.35s; 3rd Andy Carter - ENG/Cal Briggs - ENG (Ford Escort MkII), 1h 10m 9.65s

SuperModified 13 1st Jonathan Still/Heath Hazell (BMW M3), 1h 04m 45.41s; 2nd Andrew Jones/Stuart White (Ford Escort MkII), 1h 21m 35.58s; 3rd St Elmo Cumberbatch/Owen Cumberbatch (BMW E36), 1h 22m 52.80s

Modified 7 1st Edward Corbin/Mark Perkins (Toyota Corolla SR), 1h 06m 05.55s; 2nd Norman Catwell/Kyle Catwell (Peugeot 205GTI), 1h 07m 47.63s; 3rd Roger Marshall/Bruce Lambert (Hyundai Accent), 1h 08m 05.19s

Modified 6 1st Sean Gill/Michael Cummins (Suzuki Ignis JWRC), 1h 04m 57.82s; 2nd Steve Ollivierre - SVG/Keith Francis - SVG (Mitsubishi Mirage), 1h 07m 23.90s; 3rd Kirk Watkins/Justin Gill (Toyota Corolla), 1h 08m 22.53s

Modified 5 1st Brett Clarke/Garry Clarke (Suzuki Swift GTi), 1h 06m 21.01s; 2nd Wayne Manning/Willie Hinds (Peugeot 205XS), 1h 14m 47.45s

Historic 1st Colin Aitchison - SCO/Monty Pearson - SCO (Vauxhall Chevette HS), 1h 16m 34.83s

Production 3 1st Derek Roach/Tricia Gittens (Mini Cooper S), 1h 16m 00.11s; 2nd Simon Wallis - ENG/Neil Burgess - ENG (Vauxhall Astra Sport), 1h 17m 50.51s; 3rd Rob Brook - ENG/John Brook - ENG (Peugeot 205GTi), 1h 18m 27.81s

Production 1 & 2 merged 1st Neil Barnard/Chris Hoyos (P2 Suzuki Ignis Sport), 1h 16m 13.31s; 2nd Carlos Humphrey/Jonathan Foster (P2 Toyota Starlet), 1h 22m 20.94s; 3rd Gary Mendez/Grae Griffith (P2 Toyota Starlet), 1h 27m 34.25s

Total Sport Super Special - Vaucluse Raceway
Group winners
Modified 9 Bourne/Venezia
Modified 8 Moodie Jnr/Fennell Jnr
Production 4 Roberts/Stobart
Group B Stockdale/Swallow
SuperModified 13 Still/Hazell
SuperModified 12 Rupert Lomax - WAL/Dave Alcock - WAL (Ford Escort MkII)
SuperModified 11 Read/Clarke
Historic Aitchison/Pearson
Modified 7 Corbin/Perkins
Modified 6 Gill/Cummins
Modified 5 Clarke/Clarke
Production 3 Brook/Brook
Production 1 & 2 merged Barnard/Hoyos

For further information:
e-mail - [email protected]
web sites - www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallycarnival.com
 
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