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Sheriff for Rally Jamaica

Trevor Thorpe

Sheriff for Rally Jamaica

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Rally legend Roger “The Sheriff” Skeete has confirmed his participation in Rally Jamaica from November 29 to December 1.
The 12-time Sol Rally Barbados winner and his co-driver Louis Venezia will be competing in the Sol/Michelin/Simpson Motors/DacostaMannings Auto Centre Subaru Impreza WRC S12.
Skeete has been campaigning in the machine since its debut at the 2009 staging of Scotiabank King of the Hill.
Harold Morley, who is yet to name a co-driver, is the second entry from?Barbados and he will drive a Subaru Impreza N14 in the event, the final leg of the FIA NACAM Caribbean Rally Series.
Organized by Rallysports Promotions Ltd for the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club, the rally is open to regional and international entrants.
The news of Skeete’s participation comes on the heels of his triumph in the rain-affected Motoring Club Barbados Inc.’s McChlery Designs Just Bring It Speed Event from Isolation Road to Dark Hole, St Andrew on September 1 and a second-place finish in the BRC Summer Nights Tarmac Sprint on August 17.
“Rally Jamaica is always a very interesting event, and it is an event which I like,”?he said on the Drive Time radio programme. “Apart from my love for the country, the rally is a fabulous event, liked by many, but is always tough undertaking.”
Skeete finished second in the event five years ago, and would no doubt be looking to wrestle the title and trophy away from the defending champions, Jamaicans Jeff “Fudgie” Panton and Mike Fennell Jr, in a Ford Focus WRC.
Morley brings much experience to the event, having finished in the top six over the past three years. He will be hoping to put in another good performance in the 22 stages, laid out in St Ann, St Catherine and Kingston areas.
Apart from the Barbadians, a number of regional entries have been confirmed from Trinidad and Tobago, including Robert Cadiz and Peter Clarke in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and Christian Bourne and Jesu De Gannes in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III.