SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2016 at a Glance

Wednesday, 11th May 2016

New for 2016
• the finish of Sol Rally Barbados returns to the Vaucluse Raceway in St Thomas for the first time since 2007, with a SuperSpecial on the RallySprint track. Cars will run head-to-head and, although times will not be included in the results for Sol RB16, crews must take the start to be classified as overall finishers . . .
• with 2016 comes a new three-year cycle of Vehicle Regulations for the BRC Championship, although not all the changes implemented are carried through to Sol RB16. While WRC-2 and Modified 5 are no longer included for local competition, for instance, they have been retained to accommodate overseas competitors . . .
• although not entirely ‘new’, Sol RB16 will also include a stage run in two directions for the first time since 2012. On Saturday, Automotive Art Canefield will run northbound three times – the 5.5-kilometre stage will left turn at the Dukes Crossroads, run down under the bridge, then briefly head north before running through Fortress Hill and back on towards Canefield. For the two later stages, the second of which is expected to run in darkness for all cars, the shortened (4.8km) stage will head straight down the hill . . .

Entries
• 91 listed on the provisional entry list
• drivers or co-drivers from a record-equalling 17 nations (including Barbados)
• 42 overseas crews
• a record 73 International drivers or co-drivers, 26 new to the event
• 12 drivers or co-drivers from the wider Caribbean, two new to the event
• 49 local crews
• 20 cars in the 4wd classes
• a record-equalling 15 female competitors, one driver, 14 co-drivers
• cars from 15 manufacturers, Ford best-represented with 32, followed by BMW and Toyota (10 each) and Subaru (9)
• 109 entries received on-line – 18 withdrawals (16 International, 1 Regional, 1 Local)

Rally schedule
• Friday: two stages at Bushy Park Barbados
• Saturday: 12 stages at four venues, the final loop of two run in darkness
• Sunday: nine stages at three venues, followed by SuperSpecial at Vaucluse Raceway
• total stage distance – 119.70km

Sol-RB16-22b: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2016

SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2016
Provisional entry list at May 9

+ driver/co-driver (car) – listed alphabetically by class
+ some classifications subject to scrutineering

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): ANT – Antigua & Barbuda; CDN – Canada; ENG – England; FRA – France; GLP – Guadeloupe; GUY – Guyana; IRL – Republic of Ireland; JAM – Jamaica; MTQ – Martinique; NED – The Netherlands; NIR – Northern Ireland; NZL – New Zealand; SCO – Scotland; TCI – Turks & Caicos; TRI – Trinidad & Tobago; WAL – Wales

WRC-1
Simon Jean-Joseph – FRA/Jack Boyere - FRA (Ford Focus WRC08)
Jeffrey Panton – JAM/Michael Fennell Jnr – JAM (Ford Focus WRC06)
Rob Swann – ENG/Aled Edwards - WAL (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)
Roger Skeete/Louis Venezia (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)

WRC-2
Martin Donnelly – IRL/Brian Doherty - IRL (Toyota Corolla WRC)
Roger Duckworth - ENG/Mark Broomfield - ENG (Subaru Impreza WRC S6)
Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (Toyota Corolla WRC)
Kevin Procter – ENG/Philip Hopkins - ENG (Subaru Impreza WRC S7)
Nigel Worswick – ENG/Rebecca Kirsch - ENG (Ford Escort WRC)

Group A
Avinash Chatrani/Andrew Skeete (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
Elfyn Evans – WAL/Craig Parry - WAL (Ford Fiesta R5 Evo)
Joe McQuillan – NIR/David Forde - IRL (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Pierre Negre – GLP/Gilles Gaussens – GLP (Ford Escort RS Cosworth)

Group N
Stuart Austin – ENG/Jason Tull (Subaru Impreza)
David Coelho – TRI/James Harris – ENG (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Andrew Mallalieu/Geoff Goddard (Subaru Impreza N10)
Harold Morley - ENG/Shiva Maharaj – TRI (Subaru Impreza WRX STi R4)
Shelly Taunt – ENG/Julie Murphy - ENG (Subaru Impreza N10)
Mark Thompson/Kurt Seabra - GUY (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Simon Wallis – ENG/Peter Horsman – ENG (Subaru Impreza N10)

SuperModified 3
Justin Campbell/Juan Watts (BMW M3)
Owen Cumberbatch/tba (BMW M3)
Stan Hartling - TCI/Andy Proudfoot – CDN (BMW M3)
Jonathan Ince/David Armstrong (BMW M3)
Mark Kinch/Andrew Peirce (BMW M3)
David St Hill/Ian Grimes (BMW M3)
Martin Stockdale - ENG/Mark Swallow - ENG (BMW 1M Coupe)
Rhett Watson/James Hutchinson (BMW M3)

SuperModified 2
Neil Armstrong/Barry Ward (Ford Escort MkII)
Steve Finch - ENG/Stanley Graham - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)
Damien Hagan – IRL/Paul Kelly – IRL (Ford Escort MkII)
Allan Mackay – SCO/tba (Ford Anglia WRC)
Andrew Jones/Lindsey Pilkington – ENG (Ford Escort MkII)
Graham Manning/Mick Squires - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)
Dick Mauger – ENG/Andrew Smith - NZL (Ford Escort MkII)
Barry Mayers/Ben Norris (Ford Fiesta)
Roger Mayers/Sean Corbin (WR Starlet)
Enda McCormack - IRL/Kieran McElhinney - IRL (Ford Escort MkII)
Barry McKenna – IRL/Declan Tynan – IRL (Ford Escort MkII)
Jim McKenna – IRL/Arthur Kierans – IRL (Ford Escort MkII)
Hugh Peat – ENG/Stephen Peat - ENG (BMW M3 Compact)
Josh Read/Mark Jordan (Toyota Starlet)
Gareth Richards - WAL/Aled Lloyd Jones - WAL (Ford Escort MkII)
Dane Skeete/Tyler Mayhew (Peugeot 306 Maxi)
Gary Thomas – WAL/Linda Thomas – WAL (Ford Escort MkII)

SuperModified 1
Edward Corbin/Rodney Clarke (Daihatsu Charmant)
Mike Marshall - NZL/Marc Keen - NZL (Peugeot 106 S16)
Winston Thompson/Fiona Catwell - ANT (Toyota Starlet)
Shareef Walcott/Jan-Yves Hinds (Toyota Corolla)
Kurt Ward/Kirt King (Ford Escort MkI)

Modified 2
Jamal Brathwaite/Dario Hoyte (Honda Civic Type-R)
Norman Catwell/Kyle Catwell (Volkswagen Golf GTI)
Daryl Clarke/Russell Brancker (Honda Civic)
Freddie Gale/Kyle Proverbs (Toyota Corolla RunX)
Paul Horton - TCI/Dwayne Forde (Ford Escort MkI)
Orry Hunte/Chris Haywood (Mitsubishi Lancer)
Jeremy Sisnett/Justin Sisnett (Ford Fiesta ST150)
Kurt Thompson/Adam Straker (Honda Civic)
Chris Ullyett/Chantal Ullyett - CDN (Ford Escort RS2000)

Modified 1
Wayne Archer/Derek Edwards (Peugeot 205)
Pascal Calvel – MTQ/Jean-Marc Verrier – MTQ (Citroen C2 R2 Max)
Neil Corbin/Matthew Staffner (Toyota Starlet)
Peter Gallagher – IRL/Rene Forde (Peugeot 206XSi)
Kevin Goddard/tba (Mitsubishi Mirage)
Jeremy Gonsalves/Chris Corbin (Opel Corsa)
Kenny Hall - SCO/Fenny Wesselink – NED (Ford Puma S1600)
Russell Roberts - ENG/Barry Simpson - ENG (Peugeot 205GTi)

Modified
Marcel Freling – ENG/Karen Robinson – ENG (MG ZR)
Simon Nutter – ENG/Robert Nutter – ENG (Skoda Fabia)
Howard Paterson – ENG/Ruth Paterson – ENG (Skoda Fabia)

Historic 2
David Brewster/Alex Kirton (Peugeot 205GTi)
Raymond Clough - ENG/Stephen Bell (Ford Escort MkI)
John Corbin/Owen Proverbs (Toyota Corolla)
Greg Cozier/Natasha Farnum (Ford Escort RS)
Sean Kukula - ENG/Emma Arthur - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)
Simon May - ENG/Melissa Wheeler - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)
Stuart Tomlinson - ENG/Nick Taylor - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)

Clubman 2
Paul Inniss/Selina Kirton (Honda Civic)
Allan Kinch/tba (BMW 318ti)

Clubman 1
Fabien Clarke/Arlington Hoyte (Suzuki Ignis Sport)
Pierre Clarke/Ezra Gibbs (Honda Civic)
Kevin-Jon Manning/tba (Peugeot 106 Rallye)
Trevor Mapp/tba (Mitsubishi Colt Mivec RS)
Rommell Martin/Rashid Phillips (Toyota Starlet)
Jermin Pope/Adam Cox (Honda Civic)

Group B2
Calvin Briggs/tba (Ford Sierra)
Andrew Costin-Hurley - ENG/Rob Brook - ENG (Ford Puma Evo)

Group B2
Stuart McChlery/Julian Goddard (Ford Escort MkI)
Pete Rayner – ENG/Maria Rayner - ENG (Ford Escort MkII)
Geoffrey Ullyett/Jason King (Nissan 160T)

Sol-RB16-22c: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2016

SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2016
Special Stage Schedule

Times indicate Car 0 due

Friday, June 3

1730 SS1 & SS2 – Bushy Park Barbados 1 & 2 (2 x 2.50km)

Saturday, June 4

1000 Restart – Greenland Agricultural Station
1015 SS3 – Spring Vale 1 (4.80km)
1040 SS4 – Automotive Art Canefield North 1 (5.50km)
1130 SS5 – Luke Hill 1 (7.00km)
1230 SS6 – Spring Vale 2 (4.80km)
1255 SS7 – Automotive Art Canefield North 2 (5.50km)
1345 SS8 – Luke Hill 2 (7.00km)

Service and lunch halt – Greenland Agricultural Station

1545 SS9 – Spring Vale 3 (4.80km)
1610 SS10 – Automotive Art Canefield North 3 (5.50km)
1655 SS11 – Sailor Gully 1 (4.30km)
1815 SS12 – Automotive Art Canefield South 1 (4.80km)
1900 SS13 – Sailor Gully 2 (4.30km)
1935 SS14 – Automotive Art Canefield South 2 (4.80km)

Total stage distance, leg 1 - 68.10km

Sunday, June 5

0900 Restart – Carrington Factory
0920 SS15 – Drax Hall 1 (6.00km)
0940 SS16 – Malvern 1 (5.40km)
1010 SS17 – Padmore Village 1 (5.80km)
1105 SS18 – Drax Hall 2 (6.00km)
1130 SS19 - Malvern 2 (5.40km)
1155 SS20 – Padmore Village 2 (5.80km)

Service and lunch halt - Carrington Factory

1330 SS21 – Drax Hall 3 (6.00km)
1350 SS22 - Malvern 3 (5.40km)
1420 SS23 – Padmore Village 3 (5.80km)
1505 SS24 - * Vaucluse Raceway SuperSpecial
* not included in Sol RB16 results

Total stage distance, leg 2 - 51.60km
Total overall stage distance - 119.70km

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