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Written by Robin Bradford

SKEETE DOUBLES UP ON SOL RALLY BARBADOS
“Astonishing” says British television producer

A second consecutive victory in last weekend’s Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5) – his 12th in the event’s 22-year history - further reinforced Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete’s reputation as the island’s top driver; with all 24 planned stages completed without major interruption, the organising Barbados Rally Club is celebrating a successful weekend.

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Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete also won Shell V-Power King of the Hill 2011 last weekend

After the results were made final yesterday afternoon, Skeete and co-driver Louis Venezia received their trophies from the Hon Stephen Lashley, Minister of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth, at a packed Prize-giving ceremony at The Boatyard on the outskirts of the island’s capital Bridgetown; they had dominated the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, winning by a margin of nearly 24 seconds.

Driving the One World Group/Michelin/Simpson Motors/Da Costa Mannings Auto Centre/Virgin Atlantic Subaru Impreza WRC S12, Skeete was fastest on all seven of Saturday morning’s stages, establishing a cushion of around 11 seconds by lunch; although his arch-rivals, fellow-countryman Paul Bourne and former UK National Rally Champion Paul Bird, each claimed two stage wins in the afternoon, Skeete had increased his advantage to nearly 14secs by nightfall.

Bird and Scottish co-driver Kirsty Riddick (Frank Bird Poultry Ford Focus WRC08) were second overnight, with Bourne and Ronald Plant (Banks/Chefette/MQI/Castrol Focus WRC07) third; on their first attack on the WRC class, 2010 Group N winners, England’s Rob Swann and Welsh co-driver Darren Garrod (Going Places Travel/Waves Barbados/Revolution Wheels/R A Swann Ltd Impreza WRC S12), were an impressive fourth, half-a-second ahead of former winners, Jamaicans Gary Gregg and Hugh Hutchinson in the BD Gregg & Bros Focus WRC 05. After a spin and stall on the day’s penultimate stage dropped them from fourth, Trinidad’s John Powell and Nicholas Telfer (Shell Helix/Intercontinental Shipping Impreza WRC S12) placed sixth.

On Sunday, Skeete continued to grow his advantage, although he was only fastest on five of the day’s 11 stages; afterwards, he said: “We had a spectacular weekend. We started with a completely different mindset, which allowed us to finish Saturday with a comfortable margin to build on on day two, which was easier than last year.”

Bourne moved to second just before lunch, after Bird ran off the road on the third Malvern, causing the Focus to overheat on the subsequent LIME Kendal stage. The top four were as last year, Bourne and Bird the other podium finishers, while a determined charge from Powell carried him back to fourth.

Swann was a delighted fifth – his ambition had been a top six finish, and he commented afterwards: “We had a great rally and will definitely be back with a WRC to get the job done!” Gregg retired mid-way through Sunday with mechanical issues, leaving sixth place to the local crew of Neil Armstrong and Barry Ward in the Lubriguard Oils/Hankook Tyres/Nassco Toyota Starlet.

From stage one, on which he was the faster of the two, Armstrong had been engaged in an enthralling battle for SuperModified 10 and overall two-wheel-drive honours with the Chefette/Automotive Art/Shell V-Power/Simpson Motors Suzuki Swift of brothers Ian and Robert Warren. Swapping stage wins back and forth, Warren had the advantage overnight by little more than a second.

On Sunday, Armstrong was on home ground – after losing out to Warren on the opening stage, he nailed four more stage wins to open up a near four-second advantage by lunch; on the afternoon’s first stage, the island’s fickle weather patterns played a role. Rain fell as Warren arrived to brake for a ninety-right, where he slid into the notorious ‘Malvern wall’. He noted: “The water was mid-way through the braking point. The battle with Neil wasn't finished, that's what I am most upset about.”

Armstrong finished sixth overall and highest-placed two-wheel-drive, but Warren was out of the overall running, having failed to finish that stage, with repairs necessary – the Swift was also struck by Brett Clarke’s Citroen C2 S1600 - but he did finish second in SM10. As Armstrong was also slowed by Warren’s incident, Cliff Roett and James Wilkie (Carters & Co/Lucky Horseshoe/Paulo’s Churasco Do Brasil/Roett’s Garage Toyota Starlet) picked up the first of two SM10 stage wins.

Mere tenths behind Armstrong at the finish was former UK National Champion Roger Duckworth, co-driven in the Intrinsys/Kumho/Autosportif Impreza WRC by Aled Davies; after anti-lag problems on Saturday, he got into his stride on Sunday, ending the day with a stage win at the Sol Aviation SuperSpecial. Having won a fully-paid entry to the event following his victory on Rallye Sunseeker National in February, Duckworth said: “We were probably too cautious on day one, but got faster. I was stunned by the pace of the locals, and the heat was really something. I have to see how the wife enjoyed her trip, then we'll see if I'll be back next year.”

The top 10 was completed by Mark Hamilton, Josh Read and Geoff Noel. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX campaigners Hamilton/Clive Howell (First Caribbean International Bank/Consumer Guarantee Insurance/PowerMaster/Simpson Motors/Automotive Art) and Noel/Kreigg Yearwood (Globe Finance/Sentry Insurance Brokers/Mix 96.9/Automotive Art/Cargo Solution International/CIAC Airconditioners) were the leading Group N crews: Hamilton won all but one stage on Saturday and, despite only claiming one more win Sunday, had a sufficient cushion to clinch the class.

Read and co-driver Mark Jordan (Automotive Art/Baram Services/Weetabix Toyota Starlet) had been trailing Roger and Barry Mayers (Chefette/Digicel/Delaware Dispensary/Illusion Graphics/Quality Tyre Starlet) until the brothers crashed out on Saturday’s fifth stage, then were only twice beaten in SM9 by Clarke’s Citroen.

The 87 crews from 14 nations, including the host country, contested 16 classes: more than 40 set class stage-winning times, and no winner of a contested class can claim a perfect set of stage wins . . . and all this was played out in front of upwards of 20,000 spectators, who lined the six stage venues over the weekend, culminating in the floodlit Sol Aviation SuperSpecial at the island’s Bushy Park racetrack.
“Astonishing” was how British production company GreenlightTV’s producer Richard Nichols described his team’s first visit to the island’s premier event. He added: “I have not seen crowd reaction like that anywhere in the world . . . and I certainly did not expect that level of competition between those guys at the front of the field. They were on it, and I’ve never seen Paul Bird driving that hard – he obviously wants to win!”

Sol Rally Barbados 2011 (June 4/5) and Shell V-Power King of the Hill (May 29) are organised by the Barbados Rally Club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007; title sponsor is the Sol Group. Marketing partners are Simpson Motors, LIME, Automotive Art, Banks and Karcher; official partners are the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Barbados Tourism Authority, Tourism Development Corporation, Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, Geest Line and Virgin Atlantic Airways; associate sponsors are Stoute’s Car Rental, Glacial Pure, Chefette, Field Insurance and Sagicor.

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SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2011
Results

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown):
AUS – Australia; ENG – England; JAM – Jamaica; KEN – Kenya; NIR – Northern Ireland; RSA – South Africa; SCO – Scotland; TRI – Trinidad & Tobago; WAL – Wales

1st Roger Skeete/Louis Venezia (M8-WRC One World Group/Michelin/Simpson Motors/Da Costa Mannings Auto Centre/Virgin Atlantic Subaru Impreza WRC S12), 1h 05m 51.95s
2nd Paul Bourne/Ronald Plant (M8-WRC Banks/Chefette/MQI/Castrol Ford Focus WRC07), 1h 06m 15.88s
3rd Paul Bird - ENG/Kirsty Riddick – SCO (M8-WRC Frank Bird Poultry Ford Focus WRC08), 1h 06m 21.12s
4th John Powell - TRI/Nicholas Telfer - TRI (M8-WRC Shell Helix/Intercontinental Shipping Ltd Subaru Impreza WRC S12), 1h 07m 24.44s
5th Rob Swann – ENG/Darren Garrod – WAL (M8-WRC Going Places Travel/Waves Barbados/Revolution Wheels/R A Swann Ltd Subaru Impreza WRC S12), 1h 07m 34.06s
6th Neil Armstrong/Barry Ward (SM10 Lubriguard Oils/Hankook Tyres/Nassco Toyota Starlet), 1h 09m 49.07s
7th Roger Duckworth - ENG/Aled Davies - WAL (M8-WRC Intrinsys/Kumho/Autosportif Subaru Impreza WRC), 1h 09m 49.28s
8th Mark Hamilton/Clive Howell (P4 First Caribbean International Bank/Consumer Guarantee Insurance/PowerMaster/Simpson Motors/Automotive Art Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 1h 11m 36.50s
9th Josh Read/Mark Jordan (SM9 Automotive Art/Baram Services/Weetabix Toyota Starlet), 1h 11m 45.88s
10th Geoffrey Noel/Kreigg Yearwood (P4 Globe Finance/Sentry Insurance Brokers/Mix 96.9/Automotive Art/Cargo Solution International/CIAC Airconditioners Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 1h 12m 19.59s
11th Andrew Mallalieu/Rhett D’Andrade (P4 Terra Caribbean Subaru Impreza N10), 1h 13m 22.59s
12th Brett Clarke/Garry Clarke (SM9 Citroen C2 S1600), 1h 13m 47.88s
13th Sammy Cumberbatch/Nicholas Yarde (SM11 F Taylor Associates/Castrol/Auto-Link BMW M3), 1h 14m 21.90s
14th Dane Skeete/Tyler Mayhew (M6 One World Group/Da Costa Mannings Auto Centre Peugeot 206), 1h 14m 30.98s
15th Owen Cumberbatch/Kelly-Ann Sandiford (SM11 BMW M3), 1h 14m 49.41s
16th Alex Whitehead/Brian Hurley (SM11 FG Wilson Generators/AM Electrical Solutions/Sign Station BMW 328i), 1m 15m 01.68s
17th Steve Perez – ENG/Paul Spooner – WAL (H3 Kick Energy Drink Porsche 911 RSR), 1h 15m 05.89s
18th Martin Stockdale - ENG/Gary Miller – ENG (SM11 Divi Southwinds Beach Resort/Drive-a-Matic Car Rentals BMW M3 Compact), 1h 15m 30.64s
19th Eric Allamby/Sean Corbin (SM10 Shelbury Construction Mitsubishi Lancer), 1h 15m 56.55s
20th Jamal Brathwaite/Dario Hoyte (M6 FG Wilson Generators/AM Electrical Solutions/Carib Beer/Meridian Windows and Doors/Chicken Pen Racing/AutoPlus Motors Inc/D2 Suspension/Kumho/Valvoline/Ellesmere Quarries Mitsubishi Mirage RS), 1h 16m 00.36s
21st Andrew Siddall – ENG/Carl Williamson – WAL (H2 Siddall and Hilton Products/Sidhil Ford Escort RS2000 MkI), 1h 17m 01.45s
22nd Geoff Bell – RSA/Tim Challen – KEN (H3 Kick Energy Drink Ford Escort RS), 1h 17m 02.34s
23rd Graeme Finlayson - SCO/Orville Bruce (M8-A www.racedandrallied.com Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III RS), 1h 18m 00.19s
24th Winston Thompson/Fiona McDonald (SM9 Chicken Pen Racing/Ellesmere Quarries/SDRR Industrial & Hydraulic Spares Toyota Starlet), 1h 18m 31.58s
25th Craig Salter – ENG/Preston Ayres – ENG (H2 Ford Escort MkI), 1h 19m 02.26s
26th Nigel Worswick – ENG/Lindsey Pilkington – ENG (SM10 Worswick Engineering Ford Escort MkII), 1h 19m 04.86s
27th Freddie Gale/Kyle Proverbs (M7 Gale’s Hatcheries/Nassco/VP Fuels Toyota Corolla RunX), 1h 19m 40.81s
28th Calvin Briggs/Adrian Sobers (SM11 Rocklyn Hardware Supplies/Sign Guyz Graphics/Sammy Lee Towing and Recovery/Freekz Customz Ford Escort MkII), 1h 21m 12.05s
29th Allan Mackay – SCO/Stewart Davidson – SCO (SM10 Highland Waste Services Ford Anglia WRC), 1h 22m 41.52s
30th Glenn Campbell – NIR/Neill Finlay - NIR (M5 Burn Road Trade Sales/Agnew Recovery/Phillip Holland Car Sales/Motorcare/Moto Glass/Dyno Tune Rolling Road Nissan Micra Kit Car), 1h 23m 13.80s
31st Conor Roach/Damien Moore (P2 Peugeot 106 Rallye), 1h 23m 44.40s
32nd Paul Darrouzet – AUS/Jim Hurman – ENG (SM11 Ford Capri Perana), 1h 24m 21.46s
33rd Jeremy Sisnett/Justin Sisnett (M7 Ford Fiesta), 1h 26m 18.36s
34th Paul Rees - WAL/Kevin Hutchinson - ENG (M5 Dynamic IS/FromBarbados.com Vauxhall Astra), 1h 27m 06.90s
35th Terry Sealy/Rommel Coppin (P4 Speedline Performance Auto/Premier World Cargo/Jackson Motorsports Subaru Impreza WRX STi), 1h 27m 51.14s
36th Vishal Dhanraj - TRI/Richard Blenman (SM9 Gulf/The Dispensary/V3 Rally Team Toyota Starlet), 1h 29m 00.65s
37th Shannon Kirton/Lisa Roett (Club Diamonds International/Ullyett’s Machine Shop/Fingerprint Designs Datsun 160J), 1h 33m 17.52s

Highest-placed regional crew: Powell – TRI/Telfer – TRI (4th overall)
Highest-placed international crew: Bird – ENG/Riddick – SCO (3rd overall)
Highest-placed female competitor: Riddick (3rd overall, co-driver for Bird)

Starters: 87 (60 Barbados, 21 International, 6 Regional)
Overall finishers: 37 (21 Barbados, 14 International, 2 Regional)

Overall Two-wheel-drive: 1st Armstrong/Ward; 2nd Read/Jordan; 3rd B Clarke/G Clarke; 4th S Cumberbatch/Yarde; 5th D Skeete/Mayhew; 6th O Cumberbatch/Sandiford; 7th Whitehead/Hurley; 8th Perez/Spooner; 9th Stockdale/Miller; 10th Allamby/S Corbin

Class results
Modified 8-WRC: 1st Skeete/Venezia; 2nd Bourne/Plant; 3rd Bird – ENG/Riddick – SCO; etc
M8-A: 1st Finlayson – SCO/Bruce
Production 4 (Group N): 1st Hamilton/Howell; 2nd Noel/Yearwood; 3rd Mallalieu/D’Andrade; etc
Group B: 1st James Betts/Geoffrey Goddard (Quikstart Auto/Makita/Quik Liner spray-on bed liners/Dial-a-hand/All-Terrain Plus Renault Clio), 1h 13m 13.58s; 2nd Stuart McChlery/Julian Goddard (TeleBarbados/Lubriguard Ford Escort MkI), 1h 16m 57.11s; 3rd Harold Morley - ENG/Aled Edwards – WAL (NET2VU Porsche RSR GT3 Rally), 1h 17m 59.88s; etc
SuperModified 11: 1st S Cumberbatch/Yarde; 2nd O Cumberbatch/Sandiford; 3rd Whitehead/Hurley; etc
SM10: 1st Armstrong/Ward; 2nd Ian Warren/Robert Warren (Chefette/Automotive Art/Shell V-Power/Simpson Motors Suzuki Swift), 1h 12m 18.98s; 3rd Allamby/S Corbin; etc
SM9: 1st Read/Jordan; 2nd B Clarke/G Clarke; 3rd Thompson/MacDonald; etc
M7: 1st Gale/K Proverbs; 2nd John Corbin/Owen Proverbs (Toyota Corolla), 1h 22m 42.34s; 3rd Sisnett/Sisnett; etc
M6: 1st D Skeete/Mayhew; 2nd Brathwaite/Hoyte; 3rd Neil Corbin/Zach Heaselgrave (Nassco/Jason Jones/Auto Solutions Toyota Starlet), 1h 17m 17.14s; etc
M5: 1st Sean Cox/Adam Cox (Simpson Motors Suzuki Swift Gti), 1h 23m 04.57s; 2nd Campbell – NIR/Finlay – NIR; 3rd Rees – WAL/Hutchinson - ENG
P3: no finishers
P2: 1st Roach/Moore; 2nd Paul Inniss/Kerry Downes (Bartex Concrete Works/Palmart/Newton’s Building Services Honda Civic), 1h 33m 30.48s; 3rd Fabien Clarke/Arlington Hoyte (Barbados Business Listings/Crimson Jade Consulting/RCR Tours/Bovell Auto Repair/Simple Trucking Suzuki Ignis Sport), 1h 34m 40.71s
Historic 3: 1st Perez – ENG/Spooner – WAL; 2nd Bell – RSA/Challen – KEN
H2: 1st Siddall –ENG/Williamson – WAL; 2nd Salter – ENG/Ayres – ENG
H1: no finishers
Clubman: 1st Kirton/Roett

For further media information: e-mail - robin@bradfax.com
web sites: www.rallybarbados.bb; www.barbadosrallyclub.com


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