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Britain’s Bird takes rally


Stephan Walker

Britain’s Bird takes rally

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It has taken five years but it has finally happened.
Paul Bird has won Sol Rally Barbados.
At the end of 22 special stages, in which the Englishman put on a dominating display and won his fair share, Bird, alongside co-driver Kristy Riddick in the Frank Bird Poultry/ Fucha-Silkolene Ford Focus WRC08, emerged champion yesterday.
The two did it in fine style as well, with a total elapsed time of one hour, two minutes and 50 seconds – 12.5 seconds ahead of their nearest rival Paul “The Surfer” Bourne.
Bird made his intentions clear when from earlier in the year he participated in many tarmac rallies in Britain.
 
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.

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