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Clerk of the Course: Simon Randall
Route: 115 Miles
Maps: 111 119 & 120
Winners: Mark Whitford/Steve Porter (Ford Escort)
Mark Whitford/Steve Porter took a clear cut win on Matlock MC’s AB Motorsport Rally, after 115 miles of rallying, and their key rivals falling by the wayside, they finished over two minutes clear of the field.
As usual a historic event ran alongside the main rally and it was one of these competitors that put up the best performance over the first half of the rally; Andy Lane/Paul Robinson arrived at Petrol having dropped 1m 09s, 25 seconds ahead of the next fastest crew. Unfortunately their Escort's engine failed in the second half and they were out.
Nick Toplis/Mick Fern (Vauxhall Nova) led the main event at the halfway point, they were on 1m 34s, 15 seconds in front of Steve Webster/Roger Hage (Subaru Impreza). Whitford/Porter were in third on 2m 20s.
Toplis/Fern lost their lead when they wrong slotted on to a slippery white and lost three minutes. They eventually finished in third place, 2m 37s behind the winners.
Webster/Hage arrived at the Finish with the least amount of penalties, but they found that they had been excluded for "time card irregularities".
All these excitements meant that Whitford/Porter finished in first place, ending up 2m 21s ahead of the runners up, Richard Chown/Mark Wagstaff (Peugeot 205 GTi).
Jonathan Bossen/Alan Pemberton (Subaru Impreza) cleaned the second half and moved up from ninth at Petrol to fourth at the Finish. Simon Banham/James Savage (Peugeot 205 GTi) were the leading Novice crew, taking a superb fifth place overall.
Competing in a 1400cc Peugeot 205, Mick Monaghan/Iain Tullie were the other crew to clean the second half. They had lost two minutes in the first half after meeting a tanker. They were classified in sixth.
James Carter/Jonathan Stockdale (Ford Escort) were the clear winners of the Historic Rally, they would have been classified in tenth place if the two rallies had been combined.
Lane/Robinson were not the only competitors to suffered a broken engine, both Tim Tordoff/Ian Frazer (Peugeot 205 GTi) and Craig Burgess/Lee Burgess (Peugeot 205 GTi) retired for the same reason.
|1||Mark Whitford||Steve Porter||Ford Escort||2m 53s|
|2||Richard Chown||Mark Wagstaff||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 14s|
|3||Nick Toplis||Mick Fern||Vauxhall Nova||5m 30s|
|4||Jonathan Bossen||Alan Pemberton||Subaru Impreza||5m 36s|
|5||Simon Banham||James Savage||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 54s|
|6||Mick Monaghan||Iain Tullie||Peugeot 205 XS||6m 19s|
|7||Geoff Henman||Sam Collis||Vauxhall Nova||7m 06s|
|8||Mark Slatcher||Justin Chapman||Peugeot 205 GTi||8m 20s|
|9||Nik Kershaw||Paul Nelson||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 24s|
|10||Russ Jones||David Wilson||Mini 1098||12m 05s|
|11||Tim Daltry||Steve Hancock||Peugeot 205 GTi||12m 34s|
|12||Graham Reeson||Peter Reeson||Peugeot 309 GTi||12m 48s|
|13||Iain Scott||Jez Harries||Peugeot 309 GTi||14m 28s|
|14||Mark Garraway||David Wilkinson||Ford Fiesta||14m 42s|
|15||Bruce Dunsmore||Mike Hardman||Vauxhall Nova||14m 54s|
|16||Mike Jones||Jolyon Robinson||Peugeot 205 GTi||15m 12s|
|17||Nichola Hillier||Dave Broadley||Rover Metro||15m 12s|
|18||Adrian Ancliffe||John Chadwick||Ford Escort||21m 22s|
|19||John Stephens||Paul Stephens||Ford Sierra||21m 31s|
|20||Mark Randall||Craig Grist||Vauxhall Nova||21m 58s|
|21||Trevor Faulkner||Chris Faulkner||Ford Orion||22m 57s|
|22||Ben Corbett||Marcus Watmough||Hillman Avenger||26m 47s|
|23||Chris Faulkner||Chris Thorley||Ford Sierra||33m 01s|
|24||Simon Tate||Richard Wilson||Opel Manta||1F 12m 55s|
|25||Roger Dowgill||CROW||Toyota Corolla||1F 36m 12s|
|26||Dave Leadbetter||Gavin Leech||Volvo||6F 37m 22s|
|27||Jonathan Byard||Glyn Byard||Peugeot 205 GTi||7F 32m 34s|
|28||Lee Hollinshead||Neil Scott||Peugeot 205 GTi||15F 173m 18s|
AB MOTORSPORT HISTORIC RALLY RESULTS
|1||James Carter||Jonathan Stockdale||Ford Escort||10m 48s|
|2||Andy Nash||Nigel Raeburn||Sunbeam Tiger||13m 58s|
|3||Colin Evans||Graham Raeburn||MGB GT||15m 59s|
|4||John Taylor||Bill Grainger||Riley||31m 39s|
|5||Ray Heathcote||Pat Gadsby||Vauxhall Viva||31m 58s|
|6||Shon Gosling||Steve Skepper||Mini 1275||37m 31s|