M-Sport World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans will carry the livery of the Sol Group when he competes in Sol Rally Barbados 2016 (June 3-5) and Flow King of the Hill (May 29), as the region's largest independent oil company joins Intercontinental Shipping as sponsors. Evans and co-driver Craig Parry remain the WRC 2 points-leaders, despite rolling out of a strong third place in Rally Portugal this weekend.
Sales & Marketing Manager of Sol Barbados Gina Cummins said: "Since we heard the exciting news that Elfyn and Craig could fit a visit to Sol Rally Barbados into their packed schedule, we have been seeking ways to support the effort.
"This event is on the 'bucket list' of so many competitors, and we are delighted to join with the car's owner John Powell and Intercontinental Shipping in making this visit possible, adding yet another world-class name to our list of visitors. That list already includes Kris Meeke, who won Sol Rally Barbados in 2008 & '09, and gave us cause for celebration when he claimed his second WRC win in Portugal at the weekend."
Sol Rally Barbados (June 3-5) and Flow King of the Hill (May 29) are organised and promoted by the Barbados Rally Club, which will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2017; title sponsors are the Sol Group and Flow. Marketing partners are Simpson Motors, Automotive Art and Banks; official partners are Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, Geest Line and the Tourism Development Corporation; associate sponsors are Chefette and Stoute's Car Rental.