An epic weekend for Brecon Motor Club whether competing or marshalling, Jason Pritchard took the overall win with Phil Clarke in his 05 Focus WRC which was almost predictable considering Jason's top form at present. What wasn't as expected was the pace of Craig Jones with Shaun Layland in the familiar orange Mitsubishi. Lying as high as fourth overall a small mistake led to a 20 plus seconds time loss and sixth place was the eventual result. Nevertheless they punched above their weight and learnt lots. Craig's brother Josh was out on Epynt for the very first time and with the experienced Mike Bartlett brought their Peugeot 205 GTi home in a commendable 29th overall despite suffering with a lowly seeding. Jonathan Davies was enjoying a very good run in his revamped Darrian but unfortunately an Epynt sheep stepped out at the wrong time resulting in a substantial amount of damage to the fibreglass flyer.
Marshalling was a proper challenge with rain, hail and high winds but a number of members were representing the club at service in and out, as radio cars and as spectator marshals. Special thanks is due as it was most inhospitable.
Alright don't get excited, it's a clean story of a boy and a girl who went to Caerwent for the first time with their rally cars, nothing else. BMC members don't have a big history of competing at Caerwent but for the Patriot Stages Craig Jones and Lisa Chappelle both popped their cherries. Craig, accompanied by Ian Taylor was out to try the newly installed Drenth gearbox in the EVO9 and immediately posted his intent with a fifth fastest overall time. A few teething issues with the new 'box for the rest of the day saw a bit of movement up and down the leader board but sixth overall was the fine final result.
Lisa Chappelle wheeled out the familiar white and pink Saxo and also had a new co-driver in Ryan 'Sheep' Jones who kept things on the boil. Passing two cars on stage one boosted confidence for the day and 48th was the result with a good few cars in their wake.