SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2018 At-a-glance & Provisional Entry List


New for 2018

• the Ceremonial Start on Friday, June 2 (6.30pm) moves to the Vaucluse Raceway and, this year, it will lead straight in to the first timed stage . . . immediately! Cars will run in reverse order of seeding, side-by-side in pairs; each crew will be interviewed on the Ceremonial Start ramp to the south of the startline, before moving forward to tackle two laps of the RallySprint track, a distance of 5.80kms. It is a challenging start to the event, as was demonstrated during last year’s BRC Winter Rally, and requires real concentration

• ‘proper' night stages are back! On Saturday night, a four-stage loop after the dinner halt will use two stage venues that are close together, so should run quickly and efficiently. These have been timed to allow a reasonably early night for crews, despite the number of Saturday stages rising to 13 for the first time since 2011

• with slightly longer stages, the final day looks set to be more challenging than in the recent past, with the contrast between Saturday’s short and bumpier stages and Sunday’s long and faster stages even more pronounced than usual. Malvern returns to Gutter Road and Redland, while Kendal includes the Ellesmere component, which has not been used for several years; both these variations are technically more challenging, particularly Ellesmere, slow and narrow in contrast to the rest of the stage, which is very fast and open. And it comes right at the end of the stage . . .

• as the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) maintains its focus on safety, the Official Vehicle convoy which passes through each special stage before the first car is due has been extended, with the addition of a second ‘Zero Car’. The sequence will be:

Safety – this vehicle checks to ensure that Safety Plans have been adhered to, marshals are in place and spectators are standing in safe places. It carries the BRC Safety Officer and the Barbados Motoring Federation’s (BMF) Safety Officer

Car 000 – a final check that spectators have not moved from safe areas; if they have and refuse to move back, the stage will be delayed

Car 00 – travelling at competition speed, this car indicates that the stage is ‘live’. Trevor Manning will drive his Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo, with son Sam as co-driver

Car 0 – travelling at competition speed, this car reinforces the message of Car 00 that the stage is live. Ryan Wood will drive his BMW 318ti Compact, with Michael Franco as co-driver

• the Rally Show on Saturday, May 26, moves to the Banks Facility at Wildey, with extended opening hours from 1.00 to 6.00pm. It will once again provide island fans with unrivalled access to local, regional and international competitors, with all the cars entered in Sol RB18 on display. Building on the experience of last year, the Show promises to be bigger and better, with a broad cross-section of local companies represented, both corporate and small businesses, along with a variety of food and beverage stalls. There will be entertainment for all the family, driver interviews on the Main Stage and a Mega Autograph Signing Session (MASS). Further details will be announced in the coming weeks

Rally schedule – summary:

• Friday: Ceremonial Start, followed by the opening stage

• Saturday: 13 stages at four venues, the final loop of four stages at night

• Sunday: 10 stages at four venues, finishing at Bushy Park Barbados

• total stage distance – 128.20km

Random stats – entries:

• 93 crews listed on the provisional entry list

• participants from 13 countries (including host nation Barbados)

• more than 40 overseas crews for the fourth consecutive year

• 80 overseas drivers or co-drivers, 15 new to the event

• a record 22 female competitors (previous record 18), seven new to the event

• 50 local crews

• 25 4wd cars, seven new to the event

• cars from 17 manufacturers, Ford best-represented with 20, followed by BMW (19), Toyota (12) and Mitsubishi (10)

SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2018 Provisional entry list at May 9

+ driver/co-driver (car) – listed alphabetically by class

+ some classifications may be subject to scrutineering

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CDN – Canada; ENG – England; GUY – Guyana; IRL – Republic of Ireland; JAM – Jamaica; NIR – Northern Ireland; NZL – New Zealand; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales

 

WRC-1

Paul Bird - ENG/Jack Morton - ENG (Ford Focus WRC08)

Graham Coffey – ENG/Patrick Walsh - WAL (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)

Jeffrey Panton – JAM/Michael Fennell Jnr – JAM (Ford Focus WRC06)

Kevin Procter – ENG/Andrew Roughead - ENG (Ford Fiesta)

Roger Skeete/Louis Venezia (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)

Rob Swann – ENG/Darren Garrod - WAL (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)

 

WRC-2

Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (Toyota Corolla WRC)

Nigel Worswick – ENG/Joe Troulan - ENG (Ford Escort WRC)

 

Group A

Stuart Austin – ENG/Sophie Louise Buckland - ENG (Subaru Impreza)

Ryan Champion – ENG/Craig Thorley – ENG (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)

Avinash Chatrani/Andrew Skeete (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)

David Coelho – T&T/James Harris – ENG (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)

Peter Gallagher – IRL/Rene Forde (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)

Andrew Mallalieu/Geoff Goddard (Subaru Impreza)

Geoff Phelps – ENG/Elwyn Manuel - WAL (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)

Ryan Pinheiro – T&T/Scott Pinheiro – T&T (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V)

Tom Preston - ENG/Carl Williamson – WAL (Skoda Fabia R5)

Andy Scott - SCO/Tony Pile (Ford Fiesta R5)

Mark Thompson/Kurt Seabra - GUY (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)

Jon Trenholme – ENG/Alison Trenholme – ENG (Subaru Impreza)

Simon Wallis – ENG/Peter Horsman – ENG (Subaru Impreza N10)

 

Group N

George Sherman - USA/Anthony Sherman - USA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)

Shelly Taunt – ENG/Julie Murphy - ENG (Subaru Impreza N10)

 

SuperModified 3

Justin Campbell/Ayrton Bannister (BMW M3)

Shon Cummins/Damian Sealy (BMW 316)

Stan Hartling - TCI/Andy Proudfoot – CDN (BMW M3)

Andrew Jones/Lindsey Pilkington – ENG (Ford Escort MkII)

Mark Kinch/Andrew Peirce (BMW M3)

David St Hill/Ian Grimes (BMW M3)

Martin Stockdale - ENG/Mark Swallow – ENG (BMW 1M Coupe)

Logan Watson/Andrew Croney (BMW M3)

Rhett Watson/Bradley Weekes (BMW M3)

 

SuperModified 2

Daryl Clarke/Russell Brancker (Honda Civic)

Dick Mauger – ENG/Liz Jordan - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)

Barry Mayers/Ben Norris (Ford Fiesta)

Roger Mayers/Sean Corbin (WR Starlet)

Stuart McChlery/Julian Goddard (Ford Escort MkI)

Dane Skeete/Tyler Mayhew (Peugeot 306 Maxi)

Gary Thomas – WAL/Linda Thomas – WAL (Ford Escort MkII)

Kurt Thompson/Adam Straker (Honda Civic)

 

SuperModified 1

Neil Corbin/Matthew Staffner (Toyota Starlet)

Clifford Cox/Scott Bentham (Toyota Starlet)

Marcel Freling – ENG/Karen Robinson – ENG (MG ZR)

Jeremy Gonsalves/Rommell Martin (Opel Corsa)

Jason Harewood/Pierre Clarke (Toyota Starlet)

Craig Marshall - NZL/Karl Celeste – NZL (Peugeot 106 Maxi)

Philip Moe/Adrian Gittens (Toyota Corolla)

Winston Thompson/Troy Toppin (Toyota Starlet)

 

Modified 2

Jamal Brathwaite/Dario Hoyte (Honda Civic Type-R)

John Carroll – ENG/Kareem Gaskin (Honda Civic Type-R)

Norman Catwell/Kyle Catwell (Volkswagen Golf GTI)

Paul Horton - TCI/Dwayne Forde (Citroen DS 3 R3 MAX)

Dominic Linton/Adrian Linton (Vauxhall Astra SRi)

David Proud - NZL/Stuart Leach - ENG (Peugeot 206 GTi 180)

Chris Ullyett/Tricia Gittens (Ford Escort RS2000)

 

Modified 1

Pierre Beswick – TCI/tba (Citroen C2 R2 MAX)

Edward Corbin/Johnathan Alleyne (Daihatsu Charmant)

Benjamin Hartling – CDN/Leslie Evanson (Citroen C2 R2 MAX)

Paul Inniss/Michelle Sutherland (Honda Civic)

Simon Nutter – ENG/Sonia Dent - ENG (Toyota Corolla)

Shareef Walcott/Jan-Yves Hinds (Toyota Corolla)

 

Historic 2

Wayne Archer/Tristan Gibbs (BMW 325)

Raymond Clough - ENG/Stephen Bell (Ford Escort MkI)

John Corbin/Owen Proverbs (Toyota Corolla)

Greg Cozier/Natasha Farnum (Ford Escort RS)

Dave Jenkins - ENG/Ross Weir - WAL (Ford Escort MkII)

Sean Kukula - ENG/Emma Arthur - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)

Harold Morley - ENG/Josh Plaza – T&T (Porsche 911RS)

Chris Shooter - ENG/Bev LeGood – ENG (Ford Escort MkII)

 

Clubman 2

Eric Allamby/Jonathan Ince (BMW 318ti Compact)

Luke Cozier/Tammy Lashley (BMW 318ti Compact)

Derek Edwards/Damien Johnson (BMW 318ti Compact)

Stuart Garcia/Rasheed Smith (BMW 318ti Compact)

Graham Haigh – ENG/Kari Bates – ENG (Ford Escort MkII)

Spencer Hutchinson/Gayle Hutchinson (BMW 318ti Compact)

Stuart Johnson – T&T/Wayne Persad – T&T (BMW 318ti Compact)

Allan Kinch/Kyle Proverbs (BMW 318ti Compact)

Russell Smith - ENG/Rashid Phillips (BMW 318ti Compact)

Cheryl Spencer - ENG/Barry Spencer - ENG (Vauxhall Astra)

 

Clubman 1

Fabien Clarke/Arlington Hoyte (Suzuki Ignis Sport)

Trevor Mapp/Allister Nurse (Mitsubishi Colt Mivec RS)

Howard Paterson – ENG/Ruth Paterson – ENG (Skoda Fabia)

Jermin Pope/Aaron Kirton (Honda Civic)

Randy Reid/Romario Reid (Toyota Starlet)

Ryan O Wood/Dario Watson (Toyota Starlet)

 

Group B

Calvin Briggs/Tiffany Bannister (Ford Sierra)

Andrew Costin-Hurley - ENG/Shaun Mellett – ENG (Ford Puma Evo)

Robin Hamilton – SCO/Steve McNulty - ENG (MG Metro 6R4)

Orry Hunte/Chris Haywood (Mitsubishi Lancer)

Nick Marshall - NZL/Declan Dear - ENG (Ford Fiesta S3000)

Brandon Smith - WAL/Dylan Thomas - WAL (Darrian T9GTR)

Jonathan Still/Heath Hazell (BMW M3)

Geoffrey Ullyett/Jason King (BMW M3)