The Barbados Rally Club got back into action for the first time since Sol Rally Barbados with a double header Sprint between Josey Hill and Lambert's in St. Lucy. The event had a healthy entry of almost 30 cars which included the full compliment of Speed Team cars and drivers. The venue, one which is often used, took on a new character as around 40% of the stage had been resurfaced with smooth tarmac.
The Speed team drivers got engaged in a tense battle throughout the day. In the first direction, Barry was the man in control for the first two runs leading Roger by fractions of a second with Rhett on their heels. Roger then flipped the script and was ahead of Barry, setting a time only two-tenths slower than eventual winner Jeffrey Panton’s best up to that point. Rhett also leap-frogged Barry to take 3rd overall and the win in SM3.
When the stage reversed, it was Roger to set the pace in the 2wd class. He remained ahead to take 2nd overall and the win in SM2. Rhett once again finished 3rd overall and 1st in SM3, while Barry was behind them, 4th overall and 2nd in SM2.
Below are the brief thoughts of the drivers following the event: