After the record-breaking success of Sol Rally Barbados 2015, which marked the 25th Anniversary of the first running of its International All-Stage Rally in 1990, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) is not resting on its laurels.
Sol Rally Barbados 2016 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 3-5, with Scrutineering and King of the Hill the previous weekend, May 28/29. As before, the organising team is focused on delivering the core values of a seriously competitive event, while maintaining the relaxed clubman-type atmosphere and delivering the level of hospitality that visiting crews and their families have come to enjoy, and which bring them back year after year.
The BRC had more than one reason to celebrate its landmark event: records broken included the number of overseas entries (45), overseas participants (89), first-time overseas participants (43), cars in the 4wd classes (28) and female competitors (16) . . . while the Marshall family recorded the longest journey by a competing crew with their 28,650kms round trip from New Zealand!
Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton led an overseas lock-out of Sol RB15, only the second time in the event’s history that Barbados was not represented on the podium; driving a Ford Focus WRC06, he beat double European Champion Simon Jean-Joseph,with former UK National Rally Champion and double Sol RB winner Paul Bird third, both in Focus WRC08s. Panton said: “It was by far the most difficult rally to win that I have ever competed in. To win against such a quality field means a lot.”
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