2009 news

Bourne v Hill v Manning v Skeete

Record entry for Automotive Art Shakedown Stages For the first time since the game of World Rally Car musical chairs stopped, the island's four leading car and driver combinations will come face to face on Sunday (May 3) in the Barbados Rally Club's (BRC) Automotive Art Shakedown Stages. The 10-stage tarmac rally start...

Europeans set sail for Sol Rally Barbados

Motor sport fans who work for the Geest Line in Portsmouth, on the south coast of England, have been enjoying themselves over the past couple of days, as more than 20 rally cars have assembled on the docks ready for shipping next week to the Caribbean's biggest annual motor sport event, Sol Rally Barbados (May 29-31). ...

Organizers Make Ready for Sol Rally Barbados

The countdown to Sol Rally Barbados 2009, the Caribbean's biggest annual motor sport event, steps up a gear in 10 days' time (Sunday, May 3) when the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) stages the Automotive Art Shakedown Stages . . . four weeks in advance of the 20th running of its blue riband event....

Bird aims for Sol Rally Barbados win

Confirmation from the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) that English businessman Paul Bird's entry is the latest to be received on-line for its blue riband event, Sol Rally Barbados 2009 (May 29-31), brings to seven the number of World Rally Cars entered, equalling last year's record . . . and there are more still on the horiz...

English couple celebrate wedding anniversary in their rally car

Twelve months after they 'tied the knot' on a Caribbean beach, rally-mad English couple Cheryl and Barry Spencer will return to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in May, just days before they compete in the region's biggest annual motor sport event, Sol Rally Barbados, for the second time.    ...

Senna's "Nut-case" heads to Sol Rally Barbados

Welsh rally legend Phil Collins, once described by triple Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna as "a nut-case", will treat Caribbean motor sport fans to a demonstration of why the late Brazilian superstar might have thought that when he contests the region's biggest annual motor sport event, Sol Rally Barbados, in May...

Swann aims to fly in Barbados

Following confirmation from last year's Sol Rally Barbados Group N winner, Ryan Champion, that he is stepping up to Group A this year with his iconic ex-Piero Liatti Subaru Impreza 555, the production category is certain to have a different winner in 2009 . . . and another British pairing hope to add their names to tha...

Finlayson shipping early for Barbados

Local fans will not have to wait until scrutineering for Sol Rally Barbados 2009 to see the first of this year's international visitors, as event regular Graeme Finlayson this week confirmed he is shipping his car early from the UK. His recently-acquired Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III will be in the island in time to contes...

Iconic Subaru Impreza 555 heads to Barbados

Winner of Group N in Sol Rally Barbados 2008, Britain's Ryan Champion, will this year step up to Group A when he ships a recently-restored example of the iconic Subaru Impreza 555 to the island for the Barbados Rally Club's (BRC) 20th running of its blue riband event over the last weekend of May....

Entries flow in for Sol Rally Barbados 2009

With nearly eight weeks to go until entries close for the Caribbean's biggest annual motor sport event, Sol Rally Barbados 2009, the organising Barbados Rally Club (BRC) is already more than half-way to its maximum starting list of 90 crews. Entries close on May 1, four weeks in advance of the 20th running of the BRC's...
 
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