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Clerk of the Course: Richard Elms
Route: 130 Miles
Winners: Nicola Hillier/Dave Bradley (MG Metro)
Peterborough MC’s Alnyte Rally ended with twenty-one of the thirty starters clear of penalties at the end of the 120 mile route. The matter was therefore decided on engine capacity, thus Nicola Hillier/Dave Bradley took their maiden victory in their 1293cc Metro.
The situation emphasised the difficulty of getting a result on the fast roads in the Fens. The organisers had intended using twenty miles of tracks, unfortunately permission for the use of these roads was withdrawn just a few days before the event.
The Alnyte, delayed due to wet weather from January, started and finished at Stibbington just west of Peterborough. The route took crews in an anti-clockwise loop around the organising club’s home town.
The nature of the event meant that any crew that had a clear run finished without penalties and the first twenty-one positions were determined by engine capacity. The Semi-Expert crews of Hillier/Bradley and Mark Banham/Paul Haylock took the top two places, with Bob Baker/Brian Cammack were the winners of the Expert category in third. The leading novices were John Stephens/Paul Stephens who were classified in fifth place in their Citreon Visa.
The top two seeds were heavily penalised as they both had turbocharged cars and an equivalence rule was applied; John Haden/Steve Porter were twentieth, while Guy Robinson/Charlie Wheeldon were one place further back.
The only retirement of the night was the Mini Ritz of Cocin Stephens/Kevan Gresham, they withdrew with a severe lack of brakes after the opening section.
Ray Heathcote/Pat Gadsby had planned to compete in their usual Vauxhall Viva, but that blew its gearbox on the way to the start. They therefore used the driver's Citreon XM Diesel Automatic. They lost ten minutes with a puncture on the final section.
|1||Nichola Hillier||Dave Broadley||MG Metro||0m 00s|
|2||Mark Banham||Paul Haylock||Vauxhall Nova||0m 00s|
|3||Bob Baker||Brian Cammack||Vauxhall Corsa||0m 00s|
|4||Andy Lewin||Gary Orton||Peugeot 205 GTi||0m 00s|
|5||John Stephens||Paul Stephens||Citroen Visa||0m 00s|
|6||Nick Toplis||Mick Fern||Vauxhall Nova GTE||0m 00s|
|6||Rob Wisniewski||Paul Lettington||Vauxhall Nova GTE||0m 00s|
|6||Andy Baker||Lee Burgess||Peugeot 205 GTi||0m 00s|
|9||Tony Michael||Paul Barnett||Honda Civic||0m 00s|
|9||Adrian Green||Paul Hudson||Ford Fiesta XR2||0m 00s|
|9||Abe Shenker||Steve Brown||Peugeot 205||0m 00s|
|9||Chris Goodall||Paul Bingham||Vauxhall Chevette||0m 00s|
|13||Keith Astley||Jeremy Pole||Vauxhall Astra||0m 00s|
|14||Graham Marshall||Dave Oliver||Peugeot 205 GTi||0m 00s|
|14||Simon Banham||James Savage||Peugeot 205 GTi||0m 00s|
|14||Joe Woodward||TBA||Peugeot 309 GTi||0m 00s|
|17||John Ross||Oliver Ross||Subaru Impreza||0m 00s|
|18||David Williams||Richard Booth||Renault Clio||0m 00s|
|18||Mark Slatcher||Justin Chapman||Vauxhall Astra||0m 00s|
|20||John Haden||Steve Porter||Subaru Impreza||0m 00s|
|21||Guy Robinson||Charlie Wheeldon||Proton Persona||0m 00s|
|22||Tim Daltry||Paul Fillis||Ford Escort||1m 00s|
|23||Ray Heathcote||Pat Gadsby||Citroen XM Diesel||10m 00s|
|24||Roger Dowgill||Robin Hernaman||Toyota Corolla GT||14m 00s|
|25||Michael Watkins||Graham Cherry||MG Maestro||32m 00s|
|26||Dave Rowbottom||Liz Rowbottom||Toyota Corolla||38m 00s|
|27||Alan Kemp||Thomas Kemp||Peugeot 205||42m 00s|
|28||Chris Rider||James Godley||Citroen Saxo VTR||47m 00s|
|29||Cocin Stephens||Kevan Gresham||Mini Ritz||900m 00s|