2013

2013

TTRC Rally Finale 2013

TTRC Rally Finale 2013

With James Betts already taking the title for the 2013 championship, he exercised his option to sit the last   …

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Rally Barbados 2013 – Saturday (Day 1)

Rally Barbados 2013 – Saturday (Day 1)

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.

Rally Barbados 2013 – Sunday (Day 2)

Rally Barbados 2013 – Sunday (Day 2)

Former UK National Rally Champion Paul Bird successfully defended his Sol Rally Barbados title at the weekend (June 1/2), crowning a remarkable record in his six years contesting the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International. Second on his first two visits, third twice and now a back-to-back winner, he is also the only driver to have finished on the podium of the island’s premier event six times in a row.

TTKA Karting #3 2013

TTKA Karting #3 2013

While most of you were tucked away under your blankets on Sunday, the Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association hosted its third even of the 2013 season. Despite overcast skies and a wet track, this race meet was the most successful for the year. Karters came out in their numbers and we saw the return of several racers who have been absent from the sport for some time.

Rally Trinidad 2013 Day 3

Rally Trinidad 2013 Day 3

Day 3 of RT13 saw the return of battle-ready teams who missed out on some of the previous day’s stages. The day saw one of the longest stages ever run in Rally Trinidad with a crisscross layout across Bronte. These four stages were run back-to-back and were the key deciding factor for the winner of RT13. The length of the stage and the level of difficulty proved to be a good test of the teams’ endurance and skill. Casualites were Cristian Bourne (gearbox failure), Latiff Khan and Zak Waddell just to mention a few. The popular spectator stage, Jack and Jill incurred no casualties and the teams completed two of the four stages and then proceeded to Tarouba Stadium.

Rally Trinidad 2013 Day 2

Rally Trinidad 2013 Day 2

The High Speed Stages began at 9:00am and the event began with 25 competitors, missing Dean Serrao and Colin Khan. The tough conditions of the high intensity stages did not deter the teams and they rallied on through the up and downs , sharp corners and dusty straights Bronte and Cedar Hill are notorious for. The WRC cars were back and forth trading times with John Powell and James Betts not too far behind. Casualties of Day 2 were : Peter Morris (electrical fire), Gobin Mahadeo (turbo failure/fire), Colin Khan (engine), Devendra Nath (engine) and Prentice Ali (double crash).

Rally Trinidad 2013 Day 1

Rally Trinidad 2013 Day 1

TTRC kicked off its premiere event, Rally Trinidad 2013 last Friday in the Hasley Crawford Stadium. This year the stadium was set up a bit differently from previous years. The competitors showed their skills when going through the new layout with lots of sideways action with the sounds of screeching tyres and anti lag, providing many opportunities for the media to get some fantastic shots.

TTKA Karting #2 2013

TTKA Karting #2 2013

The 2013 Championship series continued on Sunday 10th March as the Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association hosted their second event of the year. Qualifying for pole positions started things off and with times fractions of seconds apart, each class promised an action packed day.