Brecon Motor Club members were busy on the Red Kite Stages at the weekend with a number of successes for competitors while a large number helped by marshalling in the freezing conditions.

 

Jason Pritchard steered his newly built Ford Escort to a fantastic overall victory with a fastest time on the final Caeo stage sealing it. After working away all week in South Africa for Phil Mills it was a particularly good performance and ensured maximum points in his quest to lift the BHRC title with Phil Clarke.

Malcolm Rich made a comeback after a 24 year lay off and found he had lost none of his skill as he and Jon Hawkins steered their Cat 1 Ford Anglia to class B3 honours. Again it was a pleasing result as the car was purchased and only tested briefly before heading into the ice strewn Red Kite stages.

Second in the B3 class and setting up a battle for the championship year were Bob Gibbons and son Dale who bagged a useful haul of points. The Cortina was back for the first time since the Flatters and barely missed a beat.

Sara Williams was going well in her Subaru Impreza but unfortunately retired on the final stage with an excursion reported.

Dai 'Block' Jones and Glyn Price were the models of consistency and reliability as always and finished third in their class in the familiar banana yellow BMW. Glyn was seen at the Crychan North stage finish undoing Dai's modifications with brute force after a moment of over exuberance in the snow!

The club fielded a good number of marshals at the finish of the Crychan North stage who were as usual well catered for by chief marshal Nigel Chappelle. A small team also assisted in the spectator area led by Mark Weller.