In a groundbreaking moment for Caribbean motorsport, Jamaican race driver Chris 'Teach' McFarlane clinched victory in Round 1 of the 2024 Barbados National Autocross Championship at Bushy Park, steering an all-electric MG MG4 XPower.

The seismic shift came as the Barbados-domiciled ‘Teach’, known for his six consecutive Barbados championships in gas-powered machines, showcased the potential of electric racing, outperforming traditional rivals with a stock 430-hp electric SUV. The win signals a paradigm shift in the region's racing scene, challenging the status quo and setting the stage for a new era in Caribbean motorsports.

The competition, traditionally dominated by roaring petrol engines, witnessed Teach navigating the challenging autocross course in the stock 430-horsepower electric SUV. The crowd at Bushy Park was treated to the silent yet powerful hum of the MG as ‘Teach’ smoothly maneuvered the course without the aid of a handbrake, showcasing his adaptability and skill in embracing cutting-edge technology.

The victory challenges the established dominance of internal combustion engines, introducing the potential of electric vehicles to the forefront of racing in the region.

Further north, the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) extended its congratulations to Teach McFarlane for this groundbreaking achievement.

The next autocross in the championship series scheduled for April 14th.

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