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The most successful British Rally Championship competitor of all time contests next month's Barbados Historic Rally Carnival in a 1972 Porsche 911, rally-prepared by renowned Porsche specialists Tuthill.

Jimmy McRae's five British Championship victories (from 1981 to 1988) and two Irish Tarmac Championships (in 1980 and 1981), plus a thoroughly astounding seven Circuit of Ireland wins) are unrivalled and, co-driven by rallying expert Campbell Roy, the 911 for Barbados carries formidable talent, experience and success to the Caribbean. "I've been wanting to compete in Barbados for many years now, but car preparation delays always held us back," explained Jim.

"Now we're properly equipped with a good car, I'm really looking forward to what promises to be a fantastic experience. I've heard the roads are a bit like the lanes of Ireland or the Isle of Man, but bumpier - just the ticket!"

The Tuthill team's legendary experience of preparing and running historic Porsches in rallies will be deployed extensively in next month's (14-28 July) tenth anniversary celebration of this unique Caribbean Rally Carnival. As well as the McRae car, 2009 British Historic Rally Champion Dessie Nutt is entered in a 1972 Tuthill 911, while team founder, historic rallying stalwart and Porsche preparation wizard Francis Tuthill is looking forward to attacking the Barbados Carnival RallySprint and the Historic Rally special stages in his famous 1993 London-Sydney Marathon-winning 1969 911.

Others making the trip from the UK for this (inaugural historic) Rally Carnival anniversary include Nick Cook, who brings his 1973 Mk1 Escort and Graham 'Grum' Wilcock, bringing his 1978 Opel Manta. Cook and Wilcock are staunch advocates of the Barbados Rally Carnival; each is a three-time veteran of previous events and both are addicted fans of the happy social atmosphere prevailing during the Carnival's 14 days.
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