A bit of history was made today when BMC member Jon Hawkins won the Tour of Epynt. He was sat with Simon Mauger in the new Dennis Marshall built Millington engined Metro and was unfancied by many for the win. After taking an early lead the pair dropped back behind Damian Cole's Ford Focus WRC until the final seventh special stage where Mauger and Hawkins threw everything at it to end up winners by just one second. After a day in the woods in an Anglia last weekend it was a real culture shock to be in Mauger's relatively untried Metro which makes the win all the more remarkable.
BMC were also out marshalling and the mornings conditions were the polar opposite of last years balmy spring day with rain blowing in from the west. Dave McIntyre, Pete Chappelle, Roger Simons and one or two of the Craig's deserve a medal for their dedication to duty in the circumstances. Fortunately the weather improved a little in the afternoon. Also out were Nigel Chappelle and Mark Weller operating radios and Martin Leonard assisting with military liaison.