2012

2012

Rally Jamaica 2012

Rally Jamaica 2012

Jamaicans Jeffrey Panton along with co-driver Mike Fennel in their “Panton Motorsport” Ford Focus WRC returned the 1st place trophy to the host nation for Rally Jamaica 2012! 2011 winner John Powell and co-driver Nick Telfer, flying the T&T flag on their Subaru Impreza S14 WRC were unable to return the top award to Trinidad & Tobago this year.

5-Team Trini contingent head to Rally Jamaica 2012

5-Team Trini contingent head to Rally Jamaica 2012

5 T&T crews are heading to compete at Rally Jamaica 2012 this weekend. The Jamaican leg of the “Caribbean Rally Championship” is a very similar format to Trinidad with 4-6 different stages being run over Saturday and Sunday, and a tarmac super special in Kingston to close off the Rally. The local boys should be at home with the surface and once they finish they should place well.

TTKA Karting Finals 2012 at Brian Lara Stadium

TTKA Karting Finals 2012 at Brian Lara Stadium

The final event was held at the Brian Lara Stadium Taruba and the course laid out was a fast flowing sequences of fast left handed corners into even faster right handed corners. Bridgette Singh put in a masterful drive to clinch the 2012 TTKA Rotax International Championship. It was a tough battle for the entire season and she had to fight off her male counter parts, the closest competitor being Kristian Boodoosingh.

Powell and Fennell look to WRC 2013!

Powell and Fennell look to WRC 2013!

After getting their proverbial feet wet in the World Rally Championship level just a couple of days ago with Rally de Espana 2012, John Powell and co-driver Mike Fennel may have to actually drive in ice come next year at WRC Rally Sweden with FORD M-Sport. According to T&T`s Powell, you may have to mark February 7-10, 2013 on the calendar as he heads to Sweden with FORD M-Sport.

Powell gets a dose of WRC fever

Powell gets a dose of WRC fever

SPAIN. John Powell, Trinidad and Tobago’s top rally driver had his first full-fledged experience on the Gandesa, Pesells 1 and Terra Alta 1 WRC stages in Cataluna, Spain on Friday morning. Local media teams from Trinidad & Tobago were positioned at the start of the first stage and observed Powell and Jamaican co-driver Mike Fennell Jr. in fine form compared to the previous day’s practice and qualifying runs driving the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC.

Caribbean Rally Team to begin Shakedown in Spain

Caribbean Rally Team to begin Shakedown in Spain

SALOU, SPAIN. After a hectic morning of qualifying stages in Salou, both WRC driver John Powell and navigator Mike Fennel are ready for the shakedown stages driving a WRC Ford Fiesta RS. With Thursday’s qualifying session permitting two complete passes of free practice and one complete pass in an attempt to set the fastest time possible in championship order, Powell and Fennel churned up a reasonable time 12 seconds behind leader Sebastien Loeb.

Powell begins his attack of the WRC Rally Spain

Powell begins his attack of the WRC Rally Spain

John Powell began his attack of the WRC Rally Spain 2012 this morning with the all the hope and pride of local motorsport fans. He started amongst the world’s best including 9-time and current World Champion Sebastien Loeb, and multiple winner and Ford teammate Petter Solberg. Driving for Team Ford M-Sport, Powell had 2 practice runs this morning followed by the qualifying stage which determines the start order for Rally Spain.

Powell will drive for Ford M-Sport at Rally Spain 2012!

Powell will drive for Ford M-Sport at Rally Spain 2012!

Yes people it is 100% true. Trinidad’s very own John ‘Penti’ Powell will drive for M-SPORT Team Ford at Rally de Espana on November 8-11, 2012. John received the invitation last week from them, and it was officially published this morning on http://www.fia.com (check the news releases to the right hand side of the page – or click http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pr … s-esp.aspx).