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Team Barbados are the Caribbean champions.

The pairing of Rhett Watson and Dane Skeete earned the regional Race of Champions (ROC) title as they defied the guile and experience of the opposing pairs from the rest of the Caribbean on the first day’s action of the Race of Champions 2014 yesterday.

The event will go into its final session at Bushy Park today.

The Barbadians ended yesterday with with five wins, compared with three for second-placed Team Jamaica, made up of Jeff Panton and Doug Gore, and third-placed Guyana, whose team comprised Kristian Jeffrey and Mark Vierra.

And when the action resumes today, Watson will be representing Barbados and Doug Gore representing ROC Caribbean in the main event: Race Of Champions.

Team Barbados grabbed the top spot after Dane Skeete brushed aside a challenge from Jamaica’s Doug Gore and posted a time of 1 minute, 49.53 seconds, while Watson returned a time of 1 minute, 41.35 seconds in his final meeting with Jamaica’s Jeff Panton who suffered mechanical problems.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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