RED KITE STAGES
WWRS CHRISTMAS STAGES
WALES RALLY GB
Y2K & Grizedale
ANGLESEY, TALBENNY & TEMPEST
PRITCHARD'S JAPANESE BULLDOG
Pacemaker, Azimghur & Shelsley Walsh
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
BMC crews were dotted around the place at the weekend, Mike Jones & Robin Moses continued their quest to collect the most WAMC points with a rock solid finish on the Radnor Pacemaker, the Pug performing well with Robin on top form as well.
Down at Colerne Chris Phillips accompanied Bernie Charles to 19th overall and WAMC stage points while Wayne Palmer debuted his latest acquisition, a RWD Peugeot, and stroked it home in the 40's. Stuart Cardell co-drove for Peter Lewis on his historic debut in the Anglia but handling problems saw them languishing way down the order. Brecon resident Sara Williams was the surprise of the day, really getting the bit between her teeth to finish in the 30's despite having her father in the passenger seat!
At Shelsley Walsh Brian Dennis fielded three Mini's at the weekend, all finishing well with Brian's son Tim out for the very first time and on the pace straight away. Brian's close neighbour, Brian Robbins, was out again and also put in a good showing.
Donegal & Caerwent
Sunday, 15 July 2007
Jason Pritchard mixed it with the very best last weekend when he made his first attempt at the Donegal International Rally which was also contested by World Champion Sebastien Loeb. Despite quite a few car problems and some argy bargy at the finish he enjoyed the weekend very much. The rally started well with a class lead but a few stages in the gearbox stuck in third and a heap of time was lost. With it fixed a puncture intervened next sending them well down the order. Everything was going well when two stages from the end the car ended up with just first gear. After nursing the car through the last 2 stages they were still 4th in class but a dispute at the finish has put the result in doubt at present. We will bring more news as we get it.
Meanwhile at Caerwent Bernhard Baron Charles with the mayor of Talgarth accompanying got off to a flying start in second overall behind Peter Lloyd. However things went pear shaped when they argued with a kerb and lost. Back to the revolutionary drawing board for them!
Stage rally debutants Dai 'Block' Jones and Glyn Price had a useful introduction to the discipline finishing 30th overall in the Beemer, avoiding all kerbs on the way! Next event is a first for them as they compete on the Swansea Bay Rally.
Dave Howells and his organising team enthusiastically ran the 1,000 Lanes raly recently, the entry awash with BMC crews. Only criticism of the night was the roughness of parts of Walters Arena, all crews otherwise enjoying their night despite some disasters!
Mike Jones & Robin Moses finished top BMC crew in 13th despite major mal de nav and a fail, Mike now looking forward to getting out in his 1.9 GTi. Will Arrowsmith & Matthew Farr took 15th with one fail, Alwyn Arrowsmith & Andrew Holloway were 17th with 2 fails in the gorgeous Escort and Craig & Josh Jones had fun bending lots of wheels on the way to last place and 31 fails!
Despite all those fails they performed better than their role model father (!) Phil who did some contract fence removal with the Micra. His next event is the Flatters and he has already asked for fences to be marked in his pace notes!
Dai 'Block' Jones & Glyn Price bid a farewell to road rallying on this event but it was no fairytale ending as they were excluded for a giveway infringement, the marshal didn't actually tell them they were excluded and as a result they continued only to go off into a ditch later in the night!