Sunday, 14 February 2010
A number of BMC members made an appearance on this years Wyedean Rally, a rare occurrence as club members are more tar orientated but good to see. Sara Williams was out for a warm up before the Sunseeker which is part of the ANCRO series that she will be contesting this year and was up to 14th overall when the diff gave up the ghost in stage 4, Chepstow Park. With new co-driver, Dai Roberts form Carmarthen, they were not too many seconds off the top ten as well.
Martin Jones took a last minute ride with Sean Edwards in a very nice Mk2 1600 BDA Escort and duly finished a good second in the class. Wayne Palmer made his first forest foray with Martin Leonard in the Peugeot 106 Cup car but it refused to pull cleanly all day and was prone to cutting out for no reason. Eventually it refused to start at Speech House and that was the sports over. Rob Jenkins chose the Wyedean as his very first rally ever and finished, ably assisted by Epynt MC member Cliff Jones
in his 1600cc Peugeot 205 GTI. They managed to get through scrutineering after a couple of minor problems and despite a cracked exhaust manifold early on they enjoyed their day and Rob probably learnt lots!