RED KITE STAGES
WWRS CHRISTMAS STAGES
WALES RALLY GB
Y2K & Grizedale
ANGLESEY, TALBENNY & TEMPEST
PRITCHARD'S JAPANESE BULLDOG
Christmas Stages Pembrey
Sunday, 30 December 2007
Blowing out the Christmas cobwebs were a number of BMC crew members on Saturdays Christmas Stages held at Pembrey and organised by Carmarthen Motor Club.
Best of them was Mark Hatton & Becky Hatton who came home in 39th place. Only a little way behind Stuart Cardell accompanied Peter Lewis to 43rd place and a class win in their Anglia. The car is handling a little better but still has a desire to understeer! Phil Jones & Zoe Brute looked after Mike Jones' old Peugeot and managed to bring it home in 49th place. The only non finishers of the day were Craig Jones & Pete Chappelle in the ex Phil Jones Micra which disappeared off the radar!
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Late again I'm sorry!
The Y2K took off at the start of December and a number of BMC crews ventured out on a treachorously wet night. Of these crews, Mike Jones and Robin Moses scored a career best 8th overall and in the process won their class in the Welsh Championship.
Next best were Will Arrowsmith and Matthew Farr who brought their escort home in 20th. The rest of the Arrowsmith family had a less successful evening with brother Wayne suffering a misfire which he and navigator Chris Shapland couldn't rectify. Father Alwyn went about as far when they ended up OTL on the regularity section.
The Jones family had a fairly sensible night with Phil and Craig finishing 28th overall. Newcomers Matthew Davies and David Thomas did very well to get their Renault 5 to the finish but were unfortunately OTL. Don't give up boys, it'll come together!
Wales Rally GB - Pritchard & Jones Suffer
Sunday, 9 December 2007
After a trying season in the Citroen C2 Jason Pritchard & Martin Jones still managed to go into Wales Rally GB with a series lead, albeit slim. This was their first attempt at a WRC event and day one went well on the stages with the pair well ahead of the opposition in 66th place. Sadly the car broke down on the road section back to Swansea when the ECU failed. With Superally rules in place the car was repaired for day two only for the wheel studs to shear on Crychan, the first test of the day. With the car repaired once more the third day through Brechfa was embarked on with the car surviving the rough conditions with ease. Despite catching many cars they still scored a good result but it was not enough to claim the championship, the challenge had been good but the tortoise and the hare come to mind when you see that the slower competitors over the season prevailed to take the honours.
Classic Safari News
Local man Adrian Cavenagh competed on the historic Safari Rally with John Lloyd recently and were running as high as 6th overall before a terminal roll on day 8. Both crew were alright but Lloyd's bank balance is thought to be slightly dented!