Neil Armstrong and Barry Ward are carrying the 10th Anniversary Rally Trinidad trophy home to Barbados, just reward for the wholehearted team effort from everyone behind the Suzuki SX4 WRC project. After another perfect sequence of fastest times on the Snake and Jack and Jill stages on Sunday, they rounded off the weekend by winning the Mayor’s Cup 4wd trophy at the hastily but well-arranged SuperSpecial at Preysal.Full Story
Ten out of 10! That’s what Neil Armstrong and Barry Ward achieved on the Bronte and Cedar Hill stages in the south of the island to lead the Trinidad & Tobago Rally Club’s (TTRC) 10th Anniversary Rally Trinidad 2014 by more than three-and-a-half minutes at the end of day two. All did not go entirely smoothly, however, as a damaged engine mount on the Suzuki SX4 WRC needed some attention during the day, with the service crew ready to replace it overnight.Full Story
Expectant rally fans packed into the National Stadium last night as the Trinidad & Tobago Rally Club’s 10th Anniversary Rally Trinidad got under way . . . the spectator areas were full to overflowing, with many family groups in attendance, as were the Shell Helix VIP and STAG A Man’s Beer liming areas.
All the ingredients of top-flight rallying were on display – close competition, sideways superstars and even a daring demo by local hero John Powell, sidelined from the main competition through injury. To the surprise and delight of all, Powell (with regular co-driver Nick Telfer) drove his old Group A Shell Helix Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX on a spirited demonstration run peppered with donuts and four-wheel drifting; now owned by Reezan Mohammed, the car has not competed since 2012.Full Story
The friendly face and welcoming camaraderie of Caribbean motor sport has been much in evidence this week, never more so than on Wednesday, as competitors, support crews, friends and family gathered at MoSportt Bar & Grill in Caroni for Scrutineering and the Drivers Briefing for Rally Trinidad 2014.
Many still had much to do, particularly those from overseas, as they prepared to help the Trinidad & Tobago Rally Club (TTRC) celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its premier event. While the 24 special stages between tonight’s opening ceremony at the National Stadium and Sunday’s Grand Finale at Saith Park, Chaguanas, offer the motor sport challenge, even getting to the start line has presented issues for some crews!
With one week to go before Rally Trinidad 2014, Sunday became a ‘test and tune’ day for some of the local crews. Ryan Peyrau, sporting new livery on the Suzuki Swift and Sarah Jane Gopaul in her Liqui Moly Mazda opted for the Bronte stage in south Trinidad while Stuart [...]Full Story
The TTRC Championship Season began yesterday with our 1st event at our “Jack and Jill” stage in Milton Couva .. hot and dusty the day was, but the 5.1 km twisty stage was well crafted with the help of our equipment sponsor – JUSAMCO. With 2 new competitors on board, the event started on time at 10am with 10 stages initially planned … the 1st one after lunch was cancelled as the 5 morning stages ended past the intended lunch break.Full Story
With James Betts already taking the title for the 2013 championship, he exercised his option to sit the last event out in order to get his car ready for Rally Jamaica next month. This meant that the local boys had a good ole scrap to see who will the bragging [...]Full Story
Under hot skies, the annual Total Trailblazers Rally began at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary seeing the registration of some last minute competitors and final checks being carried out of all vehicles. The big prize at the end of the day, a trip for 1 to witness the Dakar Rally 2014 in South America….!Full Story
After months of planning and preparation, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) had more than one reason to celebrate: a record 13 cars entered in the World Rally Car classes and a record-equalling 29 International entries, with 24 first-time drivers or co-drivers bringing to more than 350 the total of overseas drivers hosted by the event, capped by a gripping rally played out in front of upwards of 20,000 spectators.Full Story
Another great event put on by the TTRC and held on the Reform Stage with a special performance at the Tarouba stadium to make up to rally fans who were cheated when the finale for Rally Trinidad 2013 was cancelled. A few D&W competitors tried their hand at pace notes and the DWO boys gave the crowd a demo they won’t forget. Another highlight was seeing to the two youngest racers in their respective fields, go head to head: Kristian Boodoosingh vs Kraig Sumair.Full Story