Edward Corbin, leads the Barbados Rally Club’s Champion Driver title chase ahead of rounds six and seven, Sunday’s Autumn Double Header Sprint

Strong entry from R5 and 2wd promises fireworks

Dane Skeete is seeded number one for Sunday’s (August 21) Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Autumn Double Header, rounds six and seven of 2022 BRC Driver’s and Class Championships. As road rallying resumes after the lengthy summer break, Skeete’s Subaru Impreza WRC S12 leads an impressive field of 42 cars listed on the running order published today (Friday).
  All but one of the R5 cars now based in the island is entered, a record outside the weekends of King of the Hill and Rally Barbados. The 10-strong entry includes overseas visitors led by the UK’s Rob Swann and Jamaican Jeff Panton as drivers also continue their hunt for points in the Barbados Motoring Federation-administered R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens.
  The 2wd entry is the strongest seen since the Shakedown Double-Header Sprint in April, with the return of both Barry and Roger Mayers, in Ford Fiesta and Toyota WR Starlet respectively, after their decision not to contest Sol RB22, along with Andrew Jones (Ford Escort MkII), who retired early on the first day of the island’s premier event. Placed first, second and fourth in the 2wd standings after two rounds, all three have slipped into the lower half of the top 10 with five rounds run and also now lie behind Adrian Linton (Vauxhall Astra VXR) in SuperModified 2.
  Overall championship leader Edward Corbin (Daihatsu Charmant) currently leads the 2wd standings by just two points from Logan Watson (BMW M3), these two also the leaders of the Modified 1 and M3 classes, with Linton and M2 leader Neil Corbin (Toyota GT86 CS-R3) next up; these positions are likely to come under threat with the return of the ‘Big Three’. Other points of interest in the 2wd entry include Rhett Watson, who will be sharing brother Logan’s M3 but electing to run it in SM2, also a rare appearance of Kyle Catwell as a driver, at the wheel of Jamal Brathwaite’s Honda Civic Type-R.
  New to island rallying is Jamaica’s Horatio Brown, who will join M1 in one of the Citroen C2 R2s formerly campaigned by the Turks & Caicos Rally Team. Brown, who raced for Trinidad-based Team Fast Parts in the Radical Caribbean Cup in 2019, has been around rallying since the late 90s as a technician, but this is his first opportunity to compete. Fast Parts crew chief Barry Gowandan has prepped the car, but has a clash this weekend, when the car will be looked after by Esuf Racing.
  With the Service Park in Hayman’s Factory Yard in St Peter, Scrutineering is scheduled for 9.00am, ahead of a Briefing Meeting at 11.00am. The first event will start at 11.30am, running northbound from the Sailor Gully hairpin to French Village, with the second event in the afternoon over a longer course from Mt Brevitor through French Village to Sailor Gully, finishing where the morning event had started. There will be four runs in each direction and the event is expected to finish no later than 6.00pm.

BRC Autumn Double Header Sprint - Sunday, August 21
2022 BRC Driver’s & Class Championships, rounds 6 & 7
Final running order at August 19:

1 Dane Skeete (WRC Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12)
2 Stuart Maloney (FIA R5 Rock Hard/VP Fuels/Chevron/Bushy Park/Sign Station Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo)
3 Mark Maloney (FIA R5 Rock Hard/VP Fuels/Chevron/Bushy Park/Sign Station Skoda Fabia R5)
4 Roger Hill (FIA R5 Esso/MaxMeyer Paints/MotorMac Skoda Fabia R5)
5 Rob Swann - ENG (FIA R5 Blue Sky Luxury/RA Swann Ltd/Marriott International Ford Fiesta Rally2)
6 Paul Horton - TCI (FIA R5 Java Island/HO2 Construction/Sky Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5)
7 Josh Read (FIA R5 Automotive Art/Weetabix Ford Fiesta R5)
8 Jeffrey Panton - JAM (FIA R5 Rubis/Sandals Resorts/KIG/Bushy Park Ford Fiesta Rally2)
9 Andrew Mallalieu (FIA R5 Terra Caribbean Ford Fiesta R5)
10 Stan Hartling - CDN (FIA R5 Bambarra Rum Ford Fiesta R5)
11 Ben Hartling – CDN (FIA R5 The Hartling Group Ford Fiesta R5)
12 Mark Thompson (M4 Glassesco Lancer Evo IX)
14 Adrian Linton (SM2 Ravensden/JAD Performance/Helping Hands Foundation Vauxhall Astra VXR)
15 Roger Mayers (SM2 Chefette/Rubis/Frosteez/Hankook/Sign Depot Toyota WR Starlet)
16 Andrew Jones (SM2 Gales Agro Products/Vanpur Malt/Southern Surf Beach Apartments Ford Escort MkII)
17 Barry Mayers (SM2 Chefette/Rubis/Frosteez/Hankook/Sign Depot Ford Fiesta)
18 Logan Watson (M3 Cargo BGI/Enermax Ltd/Luxe Caribbean Properties/It’s Barbados/Sign Depot/Bajan Pure Water/Stihl/Hankook Tires BMW M3)
19 Ahmed Esuf (M3 Express Imports/Royal Chai Barbados/Prosales/Y Esuf Auto Clinic BMW M3)
20 Suleman Esuf (M3 SY Adam & Son/Express imports Inc/Y Esuf Auto Clinic/Prosales BMW 1M Coupe)
21 Neil Corbin (M2 Nassco Limited/H Jason Jones/Auto Solutions/Stamina Energy/Pressout Performance Toyota GT86 CS-R3)
22 Kyle Catwell (M2 Wolf Lubricants/A & A Auto Parts/JAVA Island Coffee/Consumers Guarantee Insurance/C & A Autobody/Caribbean Auto Glass/The East Connection Honda Civic Type-R)
23 Edward Corbin (M1 Automotive Art/Valvoline/Pro Sales/Cargo BGI/Hilti Daihatsu Charmant)
24 Jermin Pope (M1 Glassesco/PEG Farms/Good Time Snacks/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa/Automotive Art/Industries Job/C & A Auto Body Repair Honda Civic)
25 Pierre Clarke (M1 SDRR Hydraulics & Industrial Spares/PRC Motorsports Honda Civic)
26 Paul Inniss (M1 Caribbean Villa Chefs/Caribbean LED Lighting/Trident Insurance Ltd/Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream/J's AC Service/JJ Racing Team/ Ingcopowerbyessco/Deodaz Customs/Momo Coco Loco/Triton Logistics/Hunte's Auto Spares Honda Civic)
27 Horatio Brown - JAM (M1 Fast Parts Barbados/Garage 61/Esuf Racing Citroen C2R2)
28 Darren Lashley (SM1 HEL Performance/Hi-Speed Performance Parts/Starboy Performance/Lashley’s Auto Garage/High Maintenance Detailing Toyota Starlet)
29 Roger Jordan (SM1 Toyota Starlet)
30 Harold Morley (H2 Spectrum Antimicrobials Inc Porsche 911RS)
31 Calvin Briggs (GpB Ford Sierra)
32 Stuart Garcia (C3 Kirba Inc/Smith’s Engineering Works/Guava Tech/Four & Twenty Bakery Inc Bitmaps Too)
33 Kevin Armstrong (C3 Dynamic Auto Imports/Armstrong Auto BMW 325i)
34 Robert Ryan Wood (C2 Carter’s Pitstop/C&A Autobody Repair/Guava Tech/Hilti/West Lake/Medical Massage Specialist BimmaCup)
35 Sean Corbin (C2 Super-S Premium Lubricants/Kikks Slippers/Carters Pitstop/Westlake Tires/Gunk BimmaCup)
36 Chris Hoad (C2 Subway/Dasani Water/Guava Tech BimmaCup)
37 Sacha Soodeen (C2 BimmaCup)
38 Russell Smith - ENG (C2 Kirba Inc/Jade Telecom/Dark Horse Racing BimmaCup)
39 Natya Soodeen (F) (C2 Kure Oxygen Water/Turbo Energy BimmaCup)
40 Allan Kinch (C2 Tranquility Cruises/Yorkshire Agricultural Services/Guava Tech/Colour XL/Westlake Tyres BimmaCup)
41 Savio Walcott (C2 Movements Plus/CIF Express Inc/Locknox Ltd BimmaCup)
42 Jason Tull (C1 Jay-T’s Auto Services/SRG Engineering Peugeot 106 Rallye S2)
43 Rhett Watson (SM2 Cargo BGI/Enermax Ltd/Luxe Caribbean Properties/It’s Barbados/Sign Depot/Bajan Pure Water/Stihl/Hankook Tires BMW M3)

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