New champs facing three-way battle

Sol Rally Barbados two-wheel-drive champions Andrew Jones and Lindsey Pilkington. (Picture by Trevor Thorpe.)

A three-way battle is looming in Supermodified 2 (SM2) as drivers, co-drivers and mechanics prepare for the final events of the local motoring season, which will have an international flavour on December 5 and 6.

The first will be a double-header speed event organised by the Motoring Club Barbados Incorporated (MCBI) from Oughterson to Sunbury, St Philip on December 5 and the second, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Winter Rally the following day.

A lot of attention will be placed on SM2 since drivers and fans were robbed of the battle between the husband and wife pair of Andrew Jones and Lindsey Pilkington, the new Sol Rally Barbados SM2 champions and arch rivals and former champions Barry Mayers and Ben Norris and Rhett Watson and Bradley Weekes, who dropped out of the overall rally as a result of mechanical problems of varying kinds.

A confident Jones told NATION SPORT he is ready for the two events, but expressed a degree of sadness that Mayers and Norris and Watson and Weekes had suffered the problems that they had. (TT)

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