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Clerk of the Course: Paul Rooke & Paul Jones
Route: 130 Miles
Maps: 135 & 146
Winners: Phil Turner/Nigel Roberts (VW Golf GTi)
Phil Turner/Nigel Roberts conquered the opposition and difficult weather conditions on the Barcud Motor Club Rally, emerging with a victory margin of over three minutes in their VW Golf.
West Wales was shrouded in fog for most of the night and this contributed to a lowly finish rate, only 20 of the original 43 starters made it back to the rally base at Tregaron.
The fact that Turner/Roberts had built up a substantial lead by the petrol halt and were three minutes clear at the Finish suggested that they had dominated the event, however on time penalties they had been overhauled in the second half by the Astra of 1998 winners, Martyn O'Connor/Peter Collins and the Corolla of Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford. Unfortunately for these two crews they had missed to locate the code board at PC20 and were penalised a fail each as a result. They were not alone as only eight finishers had got the controversial board.
The rally was a round of the North Western Championship but only five crews made the journey south, however Harlech MC's Haydn Davies/Michael Evans were rewarded for their efforts with a fine second place in their Corolla. The Escort of Arwyn Thomas/Deian Rees rounded off the top three.
Top seeds, Clive Wakeley/Carl Williamson went out early when they lost all the lights on their Escort, while Alyson Acreman/Byron Jones retired with just three controls to go with a broken brake disk. Islwyn Watkins/Cliff Jones suffered gear linkage problems on their Astra before going off the road just prior to Petrol.
Aled Garner/Dylan Garner took a clear win the Semi-Expert Class, finishing fourth overall. Hefin Evans/Paul Dark and Roger Harris/Jane Harris were second and third in class, both crews being yet more victims of PC20.
The Novice Class contenders had a tough time in fog but three made it to the Finish, with Dewi James/Sion James, Richard James/Eurig Davies and Phil Williams/Gwyn Jones taking the class awards
At the Finish the Nissan Sunny GTi of Hefin George/Dilwyn John (right) showed signs of the car's visit to a ditch - a ditch which was described by Hefin as "larger than the car".
|1||Phil Turner||Nigel Roberts||VW Golf GTi||14m 19s|
|2||Haydn Davies||Michael Evans||Toyota Corolla||17m 32s|
|3||Arwyn Thomas||Deian Rees||Ford Escort||23m 45s|
|4||Aled Garner||Dylan Garner||Toyota Corolla||31m 36s|
|5||Dylan Evans||John Hands||Peugeot 306 SRi||32m 54s|
|6||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1F 10m 42s|
|7||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||1F 12m 10s|
|8||Gareth 'Factory' Evans||Aled Jones||Ford Escort||1F 16m 57s|
|9||Hefin Evans||Paul Dark||Ford Escort||1F 33m 03s|
|10||Robert Harris||Jane Harris||Volvo 480||1F 38m 32s|
|11||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||Nissan Sunny GTi-R||2F 29m 08s|
|12||Mark Lloyd||Carwyn Evans||Vauxhall Astra||2F 31m 18s|
|13||Dalis Ifans||Aled Richards||Vauxhall Astra GTE||2F 34m 55s|
|14||Trystan Bevan||Dylan Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||2F 46m 38s|
|15||Wayne Elliott||Paul Edwards||Toyota Corolla||5F 46m 40s|
|16||Allan Jones||Geraint Griffiths||Vauxhall Nova GTE||6F 33m 52s|
|17||Dewi James||Sion James||Honda Civic||6F 56m 26s|
|18||Marc Jonah||Nick Wilcox||Peugeot 205||9F 39m 09s|
|19||Richard James||Eurig Davies||Vauxhall Chevette||22F 34m 21s|
|20||Phil Williams||Gwyn Jones||Ford Fiesta XR2||11F 51m 00s|