Jamaica’s Jeff Panton is the primary seed for at this time’s Barbados Rally Membership (BRC) Double-Header Dash at Bushy Park, St Philip, which can run behind closed doorways, consistent with present Covid-19 directives.
Driving the Ford Fiesta WRC by which he completed third in Sol Rally Barbados 2020, he heads the 30-strong working order, with a record-breaking entry of 9 within the FIA R5 class together with Zane Maloney, on a break from his System Regional marketing campaign in Europe.
Sol Rally Barbados 2019 winner Dane Skeete begins at 2 in his Subaru Impreza WRC S12, forward of a number of circuit racing Champion Mark Maloney in a Skoda Fabia R5, sharing with nephew Zane, who will begin additional down the order. Andrew Mallalieu is seeded at 4, sharing his Ford Fiesta R5 with son Adam, whereas Roger Hill (Fabia R5) begins at 5, forward of Stuart Maloney, who will debut his new Fabia Rally2 Evo.
The Turks & Caicos Rally Staff might be represented by Paul Horton (Fiesta R5) and Stan Hartling, who will lastly get an opportunity to compete in his Fiesta R5, which arrived within the island final yr however sat unused because the Covid-19 pandemic took maintain. Ahmed Esuf will full the R5 class, driving brother Suleman’s Fiesta in competitors for the primary time.
Sandwiched between Horton and Hartling are the highest three 2wd seeds, set to rekindle the battle for SuperModified 2 honours, led by Barry Mayers (Ford Fiesta) and Josh Learn (Toyota Starlet) – no strangers to Bushy Park – with reigning 2wd and SM2 Champion Andrew Jones (Ford Escort MkII) eager to begin his title defence.
Different information of observe consists of the debut of the BMW 1M lately added to the Esuf household secure, with Sol driving, and newly-confirmed Rally Membership Chairman and former Champion Driver Geoff Noel returning to BRC motion with a Toyota Corolla.
Different circuit racers accustomed to Bushy Park embody former BPMSI Class Champions Ross Callender and Tremaine Forde-Catwell, every driving a Daihatsu Charmant, whereas all-rounder Derek Edwards, who received BPMSI Group 1/Class 2 in 2017 after which the Caribbean BimmaCup the next yr, heads no fewer than six of the BMW hatchbacks in Clubman 2, together with final yr’s class Champion Jason Downey.
With strict Covid-19 protocols in place and solely important personnel permitted entry, scrutineering was held yesterday within the Pits at Bushy Park, with a two-hour take a look at session beginning at 8.00 a.m. at this time on the Worldwide Circuit, after which an hour has been put aside for the organisers to arrange the stage.
Occasion One is slated for an 11.30 a.m. sharp from the north-west nook of the ability, near the beginning pad utilized by the Barbados Affiliation of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD), and protecting round three kilometres, utilizing sections of the Worldwide Circuit, the kart hyperlinks and the Rallycross Bridge, then ending within the pit lane. Occasion Two is scheduled to begin at 3.00 p.m., with the course reversed, however a couple of hundred metres shorter. There might be 4 runs in every path, with BRC Championship factors awarded individually for every.
BRC Double-Header – Ultimate working order at June 4:
1 Jeffrey Panton – JAM (WRC Sandals Resorts/Rubis/Bushy Park Barbados KIG Ford Fiesta WRC)
2 Dane Skeete (WRC Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Artwork Subaru Impreza WRC S12)
3 Mark Maloney (FIA R5 Rock Exhausting Cement/Bushy Park Barbados/VP Fuels/Chevron/Maloney Racing Skoda Fabia R5)
4 Andrew Mallalieu (FIA R5 Terra Caribbean Ford Fiesta R5)
5 Roger Hill (FIA R5 Esso/MaxMeyer Paints/MotorMac Skoda Fabia R5)
6 Stuart Maloney (FIA R5 Rock Exhausting Cement/Bushy Park Barbados/VP Fuels/Chevron/Maloney Racing Skoda Fabia R5)
7 Paul Horton – TCI (FIA R5 Java Island/HO2 Development/Sky Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5)
8 Barry Mayers (SM2 Chefette/Rubis/High quality Tyre/Signal Depot Ford Fiesta)
9 Josh Learn (SM2 Weetabix Toyota Starlet)
10 Andrew Jones (SM2 Gale’s Agro/A P Jones Pharmacy/Southern Surf Seaside Residences Ford Escort MkII)
11 Stan Hartling – TCI (FIA R5 Bambarra Rum Ford Fiesta R5)
12 Ahmed Esuf (FIA R5 Specific Imports/SY Adams & Son/Prosales/Seema’s Grill Ford Fiesta R5)
14 Suleman Esuf (SM2 BMW 1M)
15 Adrian Linton (SM2 Ravensden/JAD Efficiency/Serving to Arms Basis Vauxhall Astra VXR)
16 Jamal Brathwaite (M2 Customers Assure Insurance coverage/Stylez Auto Spa/TEC Barbados/Caribbean Auto Glass Honda Civic Kind-R)
17 Neil Corbin (SM1 Nassco/Jason Jones/Auto Options/Emtage Electrical/Pressout Efficiency Toyota Starlet)
18 Tremaine Forde-Catwell (SM1 Cheese Autoglass/MIPA Autocolor Daihatsu Charmant)
19 Ross Callender (M1 Crane & Gear/Indulge with Anna/Empire Constructing & Development/Percy King Auto/Cheese Auto Glass Daihatsu Charmant)
20 Stuart Garcia (C3 Guava Tech/Smith’s Engineering Works/Kirba Inc BimmaCup Too)
21 Zane Maloney (FIA R5 Rock Exhausting Cement/Bushy Park Barbados/VP Fuels/Chevron/Maloney Racing Skoda Fabia R5)
22 Adam Mallalieu (FIA R5 Terra Caribbean Ford Fiesta R5)
23 Geoffrey Noel (M1 Toyota Corolla)
24 Derek Edwards (C2 BimmaCup)
25 Chris Hoad (C2 Subway/Dasani Water/Guava Tech BimmaCup)
26 Jason Downey (C2 BimmaCup)
27 Wayne Archer (C2 BimmaCup)
28 Natya Soodeen (C2 BimmaCup)
29 Harold Morley – ENG (C2 Spectrum Antimicrobials BimmaCup)
30 Jason Tull (C1 Jay-T’s Auto Companies/SRG Engineering/SP Imports/Redline Efficiency Imports/BG Prod/CA Autobody Repairs Peugeot 106 Rallye S2)
31 Neil Barnard (C1 Suzuki Swift Sport)