2008 news

Increased TV Coverage for Sol Rally Barbados

Motor sport fans across Europe have been enjoying the widest-ever coverage of the Caribbean's biggest annual motor sport event, with more than 10 hours of programming on terrestrial and satellite television channels covering Sol Rally Barbados 2008 . . . and there's more to come later in the year....

Gill and Cummins are Kings of the Carnival again

Sean Gill claimed his second King of the Carnival title in the recently-completed Barbados Rally Carnival, and can look forward to another trip to Europe to broaden his rallying horizons. He and co-driver Michael Cummins received the Andrew Phillips Memorial Trophy at The Boatyard from Irish television producer and ent...

Official Results Posted as PDF files

Official results for Sol Rally Barbados have been posted as PDF files in the Results Section ...

RB08 Competitor praises organisers for a well-run event

To All Members of the Committee,Thank you all for such an enormous amount of hard work which resulted in an epic 2008 event and was a wonderful complement to Barbados as a Motorsport venue, and to the corporate sponsors who added so much resources.The standards to which you all aim and the demands of satisfying such hu...

Sol Rally Barbados 2008 Official Results

Overall Results:1st Kris Meeke - NIR/Paul Nagle - NIR (M8-WRC Digicel/Nassco/Pirelli/Red Bull/Consolidated Finance/Armag/Crane & Equipments Toyota Corolla WRC), 1h 00m 00.60s 2nd Paul Bird - ENG/Ian Windress - ENG (M8-WRC Vent Axia/VK Vodka Kick Subaru Impreza WRC S9), 1h 00m 18.29s 3rd Gary Gregg - JAM/H...

Rally Barbados winner Kris Meeke calls it "The best 10 days of my life"

Northern Ireland's Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle were confirmed at yesterday's Prize-giving at The Boatyard as winners of Sol Rally Barbados 2008 (May 31/June 1); a weekend of drama and excitement ended with the first lock-out of the podium by overseas crews since Meeke's fellow-countryman Kenny McKinstry led home Jamaican...

Kris Meeke wins Rally Barbados with 2-wheel drive Corolla WRC

Despite losing 4-wheel drive and making some emergency repairs, known in Bajan as a "collyfox", Kris Meeke went on to win Rally Barbados by the margin of 17 seconds over Paul Bird.Kris (center) and co-driver Paul Nagle (left) with Paul Bournes' service crew and the broken propshaft which could have ...

Neil Armstrong is the high flyer at Bushy Park

In a totally unscientific and some may argue pointless comparison, Neil Armstrong flew higher and farther than Paul Bird over the bridge at Bushy Park. This seems fitting, as the other Neil Armstrong was an astronaut, and the local Neil Armstrong seemed intent on putting his EVO into orbit on Sunday at Bushy Park. It ...

Paul Bourne tops 200 km/h on Day 2 of Sol Rally Barbados 2008

Recording a string of four 201 km/h estimated top speeds at the end of the Canefield straight, Paul Bourne outpaced, in terms of top speed, all the other cars in the rally.Some of the other Canefield estimated top speeds were:Kris Meeke - 200 km/h - equalling Paul Bourne's 201 on one of his Canefield runsRoge...

Unofficial Top 10 Results of Sol Rally Barbados 2008

Following are unofficial results of Sol Rally Barbados 2008. Overall position, driver name and seconds behind the car in front: 1. Kris Meeke 2. Paul Bird +17 3. Gary Gregg +17 4. Steve Perez +32 5. Sean Gill +21 6. Trevor Manning +11 7. Roger Hill +34 8. Ryan Champion +43 9. Geoff Noel +10 10. Jonathan Still +46 Co...
 
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