January, 2018


Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc celebrates its 2017 Champions

Members of Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) gathered in the Cafeteria at Bushy Park Barbados after the Radical Carnival on Sunday (January 28) to celebrate the Club’s 2017 Champions. Andre Walcott and Terrance Ollivierre, Champion Driver and Champion Rider respectively, emerged victorious from the 60 competitors on two and four wheels who scored points in BPMSI-administered Championships, many of whom headed to St Philip to join in the celebrations. In addition to the Championship presentations, Mark Maloney and Mark Thompson were rewarded for their dedication to the Seaboard Marine Caribbean MotorRead More

Records fall as Esuf leads Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup

After three victories in the six events of the third Radical Carnival at Bushy Park Barbados (January 27/28), Suleman Esuf is the early leader of the 2018 Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup. Sean Maloney, who established a new Qualifying Lap Record on Sunday, won twice to lie second in the standings, with brother Stuart third, after a string of second-place finishes.   In the cool of Saturday evening, under the all-arena lighting, Mark Maloney had added a new Qualifying Record to the Race Record he set last year, although he was to holdRead More

2018 World Rally Championship (WRC) preview

Sebastien Ogier set for his WRC title defence with Ford, as manufacturers expect a close fight in 2018 After a spectacular 2017 season that saw the introduction of a new generation of significantly faster cars and nearly every works driver in the running for victories, the FIA World Rally Championship begins its 2018 season this weekend with the notoriously unpredictable Rally Monte-Carlo. After considering retirement, reigning champ Sebastien Ogier is back to defend his title in an M-Sport Fiesta, now with increased Ford backing. He faces a barrage of competitionRead More

Double Masters Champion heads for Radical Carnival

Marcello Marateotto, twice the Radical European Masters Champion, leads the overseas attack at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend (January 27/28) as the renamed Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup gets under way. The Italian racer will join drivers from England and the United States to take on some of the region’s best as the third Radical Carnival launches the 2018 competition season at the St Philip facility. Organised by Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI), the race programme will run under the all-arena lighting from 5.00pm on Saturday evening, with a day-timeRead More


HIERRY NEUVILLE LED A HYUNDAI 1-2 IN WEDNESDAY EVENING’S SHAKEDOWN AS THE NEW FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON BLASTED INTO LIFE AT RALLYE MONTE-CARLO. The Belgian edged team-mate Dani Sordo by 0.1sec in the 3.35km Gap test, as less than a second covered the top five crews over twisty roads a handful of kilometres outside the town in the French Alps. Bright sunshine and remarkably mild temperatures, which climbed into the teens, ensured the stage was clear of snow and ice and both Hyundai i20 drivers posted their best timeRead More


DRIVERS AT RALLYE MONTE-CARLO ARE BRACED FOR AN INCOMING BAND OF BAD WEATHER ON FRIDAY THAT HAS LEFT THEM QUESTIONING THE CONDITIONS THEY WILL FACE. Competitors encountered and little snow or ice on the stages during the pre-event recce, and bright sunshine and temperatures of more than 10°C have thawed much of the ice that remained on stages like Thursday’s opening Thoard – Sisteron. But that could change on Friday, with the arrival of a weather front that is expected to hit the mountain stages in the Hautes-Alpes, Drôme andRead More

F1 greats pay tribute to Michael Schumacher

Cape Town – The Formula One community has paid tribute to Michael Schumacher four years on from the skiing accident that left him with horrific injuries. The seven-time world champion was put in a medically induced coma on December 29, 2013 after he fell and hit his head while skiing in the French Alps. After being initially treated in Lausanne, Switzerland, he was eventually moved home in September 2014, but the family has kept updates about his condition to a minimum. Friday, though, marked the fourth anniversary of the accidentRead More

Lewis Hamilton’s Instagram account has been completely emptied

London – Lewis Hamilton’s Instagram account has been completely emptied as the fall out over his lapse of judgement when recently lambasting a nephew for wearing a princess dress continues. Four-time Formula One world champion Hamilton had shared a video with his 5.7 million followers mocking his nephew sporting a blue and pink dress and waving a pink heart-shaped furry wand over the Christmas holidays. In the video, which has since been taken down, Hamilton shouts: “Boys don’t wear princess dresses” which led to the youngster covering his ears withRead More


WRC TEAMS HAVE BEEN POUNDING TEST ROADS IN PREPARATION FOR THE NEW SEASON, AND THANKS TO THE MAGIC OF SPECTATOR-CAM WE CAN WATCH THEIR PROGRESS. Today we take a look at the Toyota Gazoo Racing squad – and especially new boy Ott Tänak. Tanak will switch from M-Sport to Toyota in 2018, joining Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi in a three-car line-up. As the new season approaches, this month Tänak joined his team-mates behind the wheel of the Yaris WRC at pre-event tests for Rallye Monte-Carlo [25 – 28 January]Read More


SÉBASTIEN OGIER HAS BEEN TESTING ON THE ICONIC ROADS OF THE COL DE LA FAYOLLE IN FRANCE AS HE PREPARES TO BEGIN HIS TITLE DEFENCE AT RALLYE MONTE-CARLO [25 – 28 JANUARY]. The champ joined 2018 M-Sport Ford team-mate Elfyn Evans for a three day test earlier this month, and put the squad’s Ford Fiesta test car through its paces on a mix of dry and damp Asphalt. Ogier found time to give Red Bull Air Race star Nicholas Ivanoff a passenger ride – and hinted at a seat swapRead More