After incredible fun in the sun on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados. Coming out on top after 22 tough tarmac stages, it was Jamaican driver Jeffrey Panton, who for the 4th time took victory here on Sol Rally Barbados in his Ford Focus WRC06.
A huge battle had developed with fellow Focus WRC driver and Brit Paul Bird. But Panton managed to open the gap over the weekend as Bird dropped down to 3rd. With Subaru driver Rob Swann taking the 2nd step on the podium.
As night fell over Barbados, the atmosphere grew at the Vaucluse Raceway for stage 1 of Rally Barbados. Where 3 times Rally Barbados winner Jeffrey Panton went head to head against Paul Bird, both in Ford Focus WRC cars. Panton narrowly beating the British driver by just two tenths of a second. Leading the rally after tonight’s first stage by 0.26 of a second, with Kevin Procter 3rd in his Ford Fiesta.
The crews entered for next weeks Rally Barbados, hit the Vaucluse Raceway, for a ‘Shakedown’ event and to help get the Sol Rally Barbados party started.
It was 3 times Rally Barbados winner Jeffrey Panton how was crowned ‘King of the hill’ in his ex WRC 06 Ford Focus.
- Jeffrey Panton – Ford Focus WRC06
- Paul Bird – Ford Focus WRC08
- Rob Swann – Subaru Impreza WRC S12B
- Roger Skeete – Subaru Impreza WRC S12B
- Kevin Procter – Ford Fiesta