There were a couple of Brecon Motor Club members competing on last weekend’s Viking Motorsport/Links Electrical Mid-Wales Stages (Clubmans) Rally on Sunday 6th March including Dai Block and Glyn Price in the BMW E30 (car 128) and Craig Jones and co-driver Dr Mike Bartlett in Craig’s new BMW E36 Compact (seeded at 138).
Both crews finished the event in challenging conditions with the ‘newby’ Craig completing the day just behind the experienced crew of Dai and Glyn with a deficit of about 30 seconds. David Jones & Glyn Price finished 22nd O/A & 2nd in class M4 Craig Jones & Mike Bartlett 23rd O/A & 3rd in class M4 The class was won by Mike Brown & Aled Davies in another BMW Compact.
Also competing under the club banner at the weekend was Eian Pritchard in a Group 4 Escort at the Bovington Stages. As a round of the new Fuchs Lubricants RAC Historic Tarmac Championship he was hoping to score some points but after leading initially a mechanical problem forced retirement.
This weekend sees a number of local competitors out on the Epynt ranges for the Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt Rally. Seeded at car one after last year’s win is Simon Magor with Epynt and Brecon Motor Club member Jon Hawkins as co-driver. Car 5 is the NRG Ford Focus WRC of Eian Pritchard (with Steve McPhee). Another local crew seeded at the other end of the field in their little green 1300 Morris Mini is James and Lisa Chappelle seeded at 73 and entered under Ecurie Cymraeg Motor Club. Full entry list available from https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/epynt/entries.php?type=s