Jimmy McRae to attack the roads of Barbados

| 7 Dec 2012

Five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae will be one of the big-name competitors at the Barbados Rally Carnival from 15-28 August.

The Scot has competed there twice before, finishing on the podium both times.

The action-packed week promises driving on some of the most challenging roads on the island, kicking off with a RallySprint and concluding with a tarmac stage.

The event is open to three competitive two-wheel-drive classes: Historic, Post-Historic and Classic. Cars ranging from Porsche 911s to Peugeot 205s and Mk2 Escorts are expected to compete.

Class B is open to machines that are not eligible for the competitive honours.

Greg Cozier, founder of the carnival, said: "We started in 2001 to bring some international exposure to our local rallying, but we never really expected it to become as popular as it is."

To find out more visit the event’s website.