M-Sport’s Elfyn Evans, who currently leads WRC 2 in the FIA World Rally Championship, double European Rally Champion Simon Jean-Joseph, Sol Rally Barbados 2015 winner Jeffrey Panton and 13-time winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event Roger Skeete head a hugely-competitive entry list for Sunday’s (May 29) Flow King of the Hill, the final shakedown ahead of the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International, Sol Rally Barbados 2016 (June 3-5).
  Sol RB16 and BRC Chairman Mark Hamilton said: “The quality of this year’s entry and the interest shown by world-class competitors is a welcome endorsement of what our Club has worked so hard to achieve in recent years, with the support of our partners in both the private and public sectors. Sol Rally Barbados is close to the top of the ‘bucket lists’ of many crews, particularly in Europe, which speaks to the work of our hundreds of volunteers, also to the contribution our event makes to the sports-tourism product.”
  The provisional running order published today (May 27) lists 80 starters, led by Welsh ace Evans (Ford Fiesta R5 Evo), whose FIA priority status places him ahead of last year’s winner, Jamaica’s Panton (Ford Focus WRC06) and Jean-Joseph (Focus WRC08) from Martinique. Only three Sol RB16 entries are missing, British drivers Roger Duckworth, Barry McKenna and Kevin Procter, although Procter will be there as a spectator.
  As last year, Flow King of the Hill runs from Hangman’s Hill through the Vaucluse Raceway (VRW) then north to Lion Castle; the layout within VRW is shorter than last year and the total stage length is 4.5 kilometres. Cars will run in reverse order of seeding, from Clubman 1 up to WRC-1, and the top 10 after the first official run will be held back and re-seeded in reverse order to run at the end of the field.
  The practice run is slated for 10.00am, followed by three official runs, the fastest of which will decide competitors’ finishing positions. The results of Flow King of the Hill are used to seed Sol RB16, while cars which do not compete will be seeded behind the last car in their class, unless safety considerations dictate otherwise.
  From the inaugural KotH at Turner’s Hall in 2008, local drivers Paul Bourne (‘08 & ’10) and Skeete (’09 & ’11) shared the first four victories, as it moved first to Stewart’s Hill, then Sailor Gully and Hangman’s Hill. England’s Paul Bird won back at Hangman’s Hill in 2012, and again in 2014, after Neil Armstrong won in 2013, when the venue was Luke Hill in St Lucy. Skeete became the first driver to claim three wins last year.
  Highest-placed two-wheel-drive car for the first three years was the Simpson Motors Suzuki Swift, with Sean Gill sixth in his last season in the car (2008), then Ian Warren ninth and fifth, the highest overall KotH finish for 2wd. Armstrong was top 2wd in 2011 & ’12, ninth and eighth, the mantle then assumed by Roger Mayers, sixth and eighth respectively in 2013 & ’14, with Josh Read joining the roll of honour last year, seventh.
Wide range of information available across media platforms
Flow King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados 2016 will enjoy record-breaking coverage across a wide range of media platforms:
Sol RallyFM Barbados: as before, there will be a live internet commentary stream, delivered in association with RallyFM.net. To listen to news, interviews and live commentary 24/7, go to www.rallyfm.net and click on 'Listen Live'. You can also download the 'TuneIn Radio' app and search for RallyFM to make listening via smart phone or tablet easier. To catch up or listen at a more convenient time go to www.spreaker.com/show/sol-rallyfm-barbados
Social media, Flow KotH: the primary social media channel for all fans on Sunday will be Flow Live. There will also be coverage on SolRB’s social media channels, but for Flow KotH, we will be posting regular updates on both Facebook and Twitter including photos, news updates, video clips and results on Flow Live
Social media, Sol RB16: follow Sol Rally Barbados on Facebook (SOL Rally Barbados), Twitter (@RallyBarbados) and Instagram (rallybarbados) for comprehensive live coverage that will include photos, news updates, video highlights, interviews and results. Coverage will be from multiple locations and, as we have a direct link with Rally Control, both Flow Live and Sol Rally Barbados will be rally fans’ most accurate and up to date source for stage times and results
Flow TV: a comprehensive end-of-day highlights package of the action is planned to air on channel 190 and these highlights can also be seen on the SolRB YouTube channel - ‘Rally Barbados’
Sol Rally Barbados (June 3-5) and Flow King of the Hill (May 29) are organised and promoted by the Barbados Rally Club, which will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2017; title sponsors are the Sol Group and Flow. Marketing partners are Simpson Motors, Automotive Art and Banks; official partners are Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, Geest Line and the Tourism Development Corporation; associate sponsors are Chefette and Stoute’s Car Rental.
For media information only. No regulatory value.
For further media information: e-mail - robin@bradfax.com
web sites: www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallyclub.com
Sol RB16-28a: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 27, 2016
Provisional running order at May 27
Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CDN – Canada; ENG – England; FRA – France; 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
+ driver/co-driver (class/sponsors/car)
+ some classifications remain subject to Scrutineering (Saturday, May 28)
1 Peter Gallagher – IRL/Rene Forde (C1 Dublin Crystal Peugeot 206XSi)
2 Trevor Mapp/Allister Nurse (C1 JSB Motorsport/A S Autostop/Chicken Pen Racing/Valvoline Mitsubishi Colt Mivec RS)
3 Kevin-Jon Manning/Chazelle Cumberbatch (C1 KY/Flat 4s Barbados/Sunshade Tinting Studio/Pinder IT Peugeot 106 Rallye)
4 Jermin Pope/Adam Cox (C1 Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa/Tile Express Honda Civic)
5 Fabien Clarke/Arlington Hoyte (C1 RCR Tours/King Auto Repair/Barbados Business Listings/Bovell Auto Repair Suzuki Ignis Sport)
6 Rommell Martin/Rashid Phillips (C1 Winston Enterprise/Kola Kick/Slam Condoms/VV&K Rentals Ltd/Castrol/Premium Seafood/Fusion Boutique/B3 Imaging/Candy Lane Toyota Starlet)
7 Pierre Clarke/Ezra Gibbs (C1 SDRR Hydraulics & Industrial Spares Honda Civic)
8 Orry Hunte/Chris Haywood (M2 S G DeFreitas & Co Mitsubishi Lancer)
9 Allan Kinch/Allan Maynard (C2 Jolly Roger/Boom Energy Drink/Pirate’s Cove/Cran Plus Water BMW 318ti)
10 Paul Inniss/Selena Kirton (C2 Durex Barbados/Caribbean Villa Chefs/Hugh Auto Body/Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals/Sun General Insurance/JJ Racing Team/East Point Grill/Terasu Restaurant/The Chicken Shop Inc/Rallymaxx Honda Civic)
11 John Corbin/Owen Proverbs (H2 Automotive Art/Pro Sales/KlarkOdio/Hilti Toyota Corolla)
12 Raymond Clough - ENG/Stephen Bell (H2 Saint-Gobain Weber Ford Escort MkI)
14 Sean Kukula - ENG/Emma Arthur - ENG (H2 Competitionsupplies.com/Lifeline Fire & Safety Systems/WOSP Performance/TRS Motorsport Equipment/Cobra Seats/DMD Motorsport Engineering/Tilton Engineering Ford Escort MkII)
15 Simon May - ENG/Melissa Wheeler - ENG (H2 ASM Automotive Engineers/Farnborough District Motor Club Ford Escort MkII)
16 Marcel Freling – ENG/Karen Robinson – ENG (M All Seasons Resort Barbados/Mel Hudson Motors/Nankang Tyres/True Budget Accommodation/Vision tek.co.uk/Roverbreakers MG ZR)
17 Howard Paterson – ENG/Ruth Paterson – ENG (M Rallydrive Driver Tuition/Little Bristol Beach Bar Speightstown Skoda Fabia)
18 Simon Nutter – ENG/Robert Nutter – ENG (M Silverblue Tours Skoda Fabia)
19 Mike Marshall - NZL/Marc Keen - NZL (SM1 Window Factory Peugeot 106 S16)
20 Winston Thompson/Scott Bentham (SM1 Toyota Starlet)
21 Shareef Walcott/Jan-Yves Hinds (SM1 Melwani’s/Novus Tech/Castrol/Caribbean Pleasures/Mianect Toyota Corolla)
22 Edward Corbin/Johnathan Alleyne (SM1 Automotive Art/Pro Sales/KlarkOdio/Hilti Daihatsu Charmant)
23 Russell Roberts - ENG/Barry Simpson - ENG (M1 Peugeot 205GTi)
24 Pascal Calvel – MTQ/Miguel Azerot – MTQ (M1 ABC Depannage/SODIVA/Pro ROC/Tilo Citroen C2 R2 Max)
25 Wayne Archer/Derek Edwards (M1 Archers Hall Design Centre/RW Water Peugeot 206)
26 Chris Ullyett/Tammy Lashley (SM3 Ullyett's Machine Shop/Proj-Rx Inc BMW M3)
27 Freddie Gale/Kyle Proverbs (M2 Gale’s Hatcheries/Nassco Toyota Corolla RunX)
28 Jeremy Sisnett/Justin Sisnett (M2 The Tiki Bar/Autolink/Indoor Plant Services Ford Fiesta ST150)
29 Calvin Briggs/Michael Best (GpB2 Lucas Oil/Massy Realty Ford Sierra)
30 Pete Rayner – ENG/Maria Rayner - ENG (GpB1 Perry Road Autos Ford Escort MkII)
31 Allan Mackay – SCO/Andrew Croney (SM2 Beatson’s Building Supplies Ford Anglia WRC)
32 Andrew Costin-Hurley - ENG/Rob Brook - ENG (GpB2 True Colour Racing/Earl’s Performance Hoses Ford Puma Evo)
33 Kenny Hall - SCO/Fenny Wesselink – NED (M1 The Sporting Pig Sports Bar & Restaurant/Halltune Garage Ford Puma S1600)
34 Jeremy Gonsalves/Chris Corbin (SM1 Sign Depot/Makita/Star Products/Valvoline/Yamaha/John Hardman Engineering Opel Corsa)
35 Neil Corbin/Matthew Staffner (M1 Nassco/Jason Jones/Auto Solutions/Emtage Electric/BG Products & Services/Valvoline Toyota Starlet)
36 Norman Catwell/Kyle Catwell (M2 Chicken Pen Racing/Ellesmere Quarries/John Hardman Engineering/Jenvey/Elite Transmissions Volkswagen Golf GTI)
37 Jim McKenna – IRL/Arthur Kierans – IRL (SM2 McKenna Rentals/Kes Engineering Ford Escort MkII)
38 Enda McCormack - IRL/Kieran McElhinney - IRL (SM2 McCormack Contracting Ford Escort MkII)
39 Steve Finch - ENG/Stanley Graham - ENG (SM2 Ford Escort MkII)
40 Will Parry - WAL/Gareth Parry - WAL (SM2 Tsalta Motorsport/Gary’s Plant Hire/Hydro Customs/E & M Motors/TDW Forestry/MEM Ford Escort MkII)
41 Damien Hagan – IRL/Paul Kelly – IRL (SM2 JG Kelly Supplies/Hagan Auto Repairs/Scabits Ford Escort MkII)
42 Dick Mauger – ENG/Andrew Smith - NZL (SM2 Major Farm Services Ford Escort MkII)
43 Kurt Thompson/Adam Straker (M2 Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio-Beauty Day Spa/Beacon Insurance/R A Mapp/Slam 101.1FM/Versatile Construction Honda Civic)
44 Paul Horton - TCI/Dwayne Forde (M2 Java Island/H Racing/Sky Motorsports Ford Escort MkI)
45 Jamal Brathwaite/Dario Hoyte (M2 Platinum Motors Collision Repair/Valvoline/Automotive Art/Consumers Guarantee Insurance/JSB Motorsport/Ellesmere Quarries Honda Civic Type-R)
46 Jonathan Ince/David Armstrong (SM3 Brake Pro Inc/Ocean Fisheries Ltd BMW M3)
47 Mark Kinch/Andrew Peirce (SM3 BMW M3)
48 Stan Hartling - TCI/Andy Proudfoot – CDN (SM3 H Racing/Bambarra Rum BMW M3)
49 Stuart Tomlinson - ENG/Nick Taylor - ENG (SM2 Tomlinson’s/Atlas Copco UK Ford Escort MkII)
50 Harold Morley - ENG/Shiva Maharaj – TRI (GpN ONTRAC/Red Square/10 Saints/Cost-u-Less/bajanloveshop.com Subaru Impreza WRX STi R4)
51 Stuart Austin – ENG/Jason Tull (GpN Austin Powell Ltd Subaru Impreza N12)
52 Greg Cozier/Natasha Farnum (H2 Barbados Historic Rally Carnival/Geest Line/MS Motorsport/Jondel Race Engines Ford Escort RS)
53 Gary Thomas – WAL/Linda Thomas – WAL (SM2 Tsalta Motorsport Ford Escort MkII)
54 Gareth Richards - WAL/Aled Lloyd Jones - WAL (SM2 Tsalta Motorsport Ford Escort MkII)
55 Hugh Peat – ENG/Mark Peat - ENG (SM2 All in/Wemix Concrete BMW M3 Compact)
56 Daryl Clarke/Russell Brancker (M2 Roberts Manufacturing/Amir’s Chicken/Valvoline/MQI Collision Repair Honda Civic)
57 Martin Stockdale - ENG/Laura-Jo Stockdale - ENG (SM3 Divi Southwinds Beach Resort/Drive-a-Matic/Canems Engine Management/Quarry Motors BMW 1M Coupe)
58 David St Hill/Ian Grimes (SM3 Solar Wind & Energy Solutions/Liqui Moly/Bimmer Specialist BMW M3)
59 Justin Campbell/Juan Watts (SM3 Republic Bank/Five Star Fast Track/Hilton Barbados/Dream Solutions/Castrol/Itstaboo.com/Campbell Racing Team BMW M3)
60 Shelly Taunt – ENG/Julie Murphy - ENG (GpN Infinity on the Beach/Jantech Auto Services/Combined Scaffolding/Guest & Flore Bricklayers/ASF Signs/Julie Murphy’s Driving School/710 Oil/Jim Griffiths Car & Body Repairs Subaru Impreza N10)
61 Simon Wallis – ENG/Peter Horsman – ENG (GpN Cambridge Compilers Ltd Subaru Impreza N10)
62 Andrew Jones/Lindsey Pilkington – ENG (SM2 Lucozade/Caribbean Powder Coating Ford Escort MkII)
63 Neil Armstrong/Barry Ward (SM2 Rubis/Virgin Atlantic/Gunk/Hankook/Sugar Bay Ford Escort MkII)
64 Mark Thompson/Kurt Seabra - GUY (GpN Rock Hard Cement/Stag Beer/Automotive Art/NKM Clothing/Bio-Beauty Day Spa/Valvoline/Slam 101.1FM/Versatile Construction/Glassesco Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
65 Avinash Chatrani/Andrew Skeete (GpA Lenovo/PowerBass/Gunk/iShop/Electric Avenue/Copocabana/Unlabeled Society Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
66 Barry Mayers/Ben Norris (SM2 Chefette/Digicel/Sol/DHL/Hankook/Quality Tyre/Illusion Graphics Ford Fiesta)
67 Joe McQuillan – NIR/David Forde - IRL (GpA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
68 Rhett Watson/James Hutchinson (SM3 Chefette/Carter’s Pitstop/Stihl/Gliptone/Gunk/The Unknown Entity in support of Little Pink Gift BMW M3)
69 David Coelho – TRI/James Harris – ENG (GpN Zanzibar/Kaizan Sushi/VP Fuels/Total Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
70 Andrew Mallalieu/Geoff Goddard (GpN Terra Caribbean Subaru Impreza N10)
71 Dane Skeete/Tyler Mayhew (SM2 Sol/Flow/Automotive Art/Williams Trading Inc Peugeot 306 Maxi)
72 Martin Donnelly – IRL/Brian Doherty - IRL (WRC-2 Eire Concrete Toyota Corolla WRC)
73 Nigel Worswick – ENG/Rebecca Kirsch - ENG (WRC-2 Worswick Engineering/Rallytech Composites Ford Escort WRC)
74 Roger Mayers/Sean Corbin (SM2 Chefette/Digicel/Sol/DHL/Illusion Graphics/Hankook WR Starlet)
75 Josh Read/Mark Jordan (SM2 Sprite/Stihl/Gliptone/Hankook/Weetabix/Chutney’s/Urban Kitchen/Cell Hut/Cockspur Toyota Starlet)
76 Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (WRC-2 Esso/Nassco/MotorMac/Pennzoil Toyota Corolla WRC)
77 Rob Swann – ENG/Aaron Rayner - ENG (WRC-1 Elegant Hotels/Blue Sky Luxury/Cygnet Plant Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)
78 Roger Skeete/Louis Venezia (WRC-1 Sol/Flow/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)
79 Simon Jean-Joseph – FRA/Jack Boyere - FRA (WRC-1 Sol/Marina du Marin/Easydrift/Long Horn/La Martinique/Intercontinental Shipping Ford Focus WRC08)
80 Jeffrey Panton – JAM/Michael Fennell Jnr – JAM (WRC-1 Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06)
81 Elfyn Evans – WAL/Craig Parry - WAL (GpA Sol/Intercontinental Shipping Ford Fiesta R5 Evo)
`photo Nicholas Bhajan Photography