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Barcud Motor Club Rally 2003

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Barcud Motor Club

2nd/3rd August 2003

Clerk of the Course: Paul Rooke & Dai Lloyd

Route: 98 Miles

Maps: 135 146 & 147

Starters: 71

Winners: Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford (Toyota Corolla)

Barcud Motor Club Rally 2003

Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford (Toyota Corolla) took their second successive rally win when they were declared winners of the Barcud Road Rally. However unlike their triumph on the Pacemaker the previous month, this victory was decided by their smaller engine size - eleven crews finished the rally clear of any penalties and a tie break was used.

The Tregaron based event saw 71 crews tackle a 98 mile route, much of the first half of which used the tracks in the Twyi Forest. The second half used the lanes to the south and west of Tregaron, but despite this eleven crews completed the entire route without falling behind their time schedule. The matter was then decided by the engine capacity recorded on the entry form.

Jones/Pitchford were duly declared the winners, a suitable reward as they reached the finish despite a failing gearbox on their Corolla. Wayne Pickergill/Dylan Evans were given the runner up spot, their Peugeot 205 losing out by seven cubic centimetres.

Two Semi-Expert crews were amongst those with clean sheets – Barry Davies/Mark Davies in an 1600cc Escort were placed third, while Gary Thomas/Phillip Ralph (Vauxhall Astra) were awarded fifth.

In 1998 Martyn O'Connor/Peter Collins had won the Barcud event on an engine capacity tie-break, in 2003 they found, of all the crews with clean sheets, they had the largest engine; they were therefore classified in eleventh place.

Barcud Rally 2003
Winners: Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford (Toyota Corolla)

Top seeds Gareth Jones/Darren Garrod (Ford Escort RS2000) were one of a number of crews who picked up just a few seconds penalty as they entered regularity time controls slightly off their time; there total was 3 seconds, one second from one ITC and two from another.

Ian 'Dude' Roberts/Brynmor Pierce (VW Golf GTi) and Kevin 'KJ' Jones/Matthew Maidement (Ford Sierra 4x4) lost time after picking up punctures in the forestry. The latter crew were later excluded for a give way offence, as were Mark Lloyd/Delyth Morgan (Peugeot 205 GTi).

Mark Price/Roger Evans (Ford Escort) finished in 52nd place; they picked up a fail after booking in early at a time control. Glyn Price/Iwan Jones lost seven minutes after a fire in their Escort, they finished in 44th place.

There was a close battle for the Novice class win, with Gareth Thomas/Edwin Venville (Peugeot 205) taking first place, with Paul Williams/Roger Harris (Vauxhall Astra) just fifteen seconds behind.


Pos Driver Navigator Car Penalty
1 Gary Jones Dave Pitchford Toyota Corolla 0m 00s
2 Wayne Pickersgill Dylan Evans Peugeot 205 GTi 0m 00s
3 Barry Davies Mark Davies Ford Escort 0m 00s
4 Delfryns Owen Jeff James Renault Clio RSi 0m 00s
5 Gary Thomas Phil Ralphs Vauxhall Astra 0m 00s
6 Jon Stobbs Gary Robbins Mazda 323 0m 00s
7 David Watts Iestyn ap Dafydd Peugeot 205 GTi 0m 00s
8 Gerwyn Jones Ceri Davies Ford Escort 0m 00s
8 Ceri Richard Aled Jones Ford Escort 0m 00s
8 Daniel 'Lwni' Jones Owen Dodd Ford Escort 0m 00s
11 Martyn O'Connor Peter Collins Vauxhall Astra GTE 0m 00s
12 Steve Wood Wyn Lewis Vauxhall Astra GTE 0m 01s
13 Darren Williams Dylan Jones Vauxhall Astra GTE 0m 01s
14 Mark Daniel Hywel Ifans Peugeot 205 GTi 0m 02s
15 Wayne Edwards Sharon Jarvis Suzuki Swift 0m 03s
16 Gareth 'Gog' Jones Patrick Walsh Ford Escort RS 0m 03s
17 Geraint Davies Aled Richards Peugeot 205 GTi 0m 04s
18 Sean Crowley Alex Crowley Ford Escort 0m 04s
19 Sion Jones John Hands Ford Escort 0m 06s
20 John Morris Vicky Price Peugeot 309 0m 07s
21 Nigel Nelson Rob Richardson Vauxhall Astra 0m 11s
22 Alyson Acreman Byron Jones Honda Civic VTi 0m 21s
23 Dewi Williams Wyn Davies Peugeot 205 GTi 0m 22s
24 Howard Price Steve Herbert Ford Escort 0m 22s
25 Gareth Thomas Edwin Venville Peugeot 205 0m 32s
26 Richard James Eurig Davies Vauxhall Astra 0m 43s
27 Paul Williams Roger Harris Vauxhall Astra 0m 47s
28 Dai Jones Rob Fearn Ford Escort 1m 23s
29 Gary Jenkins Eric Tong Peugeot 205 GTi 1m 28s
30 Wayne James Jenny James Peugeot 205 GTi 1m 30s
31 Mike James Richard Evans Vauxhall Astra GTE 1m 32s
32 Geoff Williams Delyth Brown Vauxhall Nova 1m 56s
33 Doreen Davies Anthony Davies Vauxhall Astra SRi 2m 21s
34 Ian 'Dude' Roberts Brynmor Pierce VW Golf GTi 2m 52s
35 Michael Rogers Meirion Rees Peugeot 205 GTi 3m 01s
36 Kevin Jones Matthew Maidment Vauxhall Astra GTE 3m 15s
37 Jason Harris Geraint Jones Peugeot 205 GTi 4m 09s
38 Ian Furniss Russell Roberts Peugeot 205 GTi 5m 43s
39 Rob Chell Rob Thomas Peugeot 205 GTi 5m 59s
40 Robert Brown Alex Gill Peugeot 309 GTi 6m 10s
41 Chris Thompson Justin Talboys-Cotton VW Golf 6m 52s
42 Ian Williams Mark Kehrein Ford Escort 6m 52s
43 Steven John Williams Geoff Williams Peugeot 205 GTi 6m 59s
44 Glyn Price Iwan Jones Ford Escort 7m 01s
45 Rhian Morgan Dalis Ifans Honda Civic 7m 29s
46 Roger Davies John Holder Ford Escort 7m 49s
47 Mark Coleman Christian Coleman Vauxhall Astra GTE 9m 43s
48 Katie Martin Karen Morgan Vauxhall Astra GTE 11m 27s
49 Aled Davies Lee Plant Vauxhall Astra GTE 12m 05s
50 D H Lloyd Huw Lloyd Ford Escort 17m 26s
51 Chris Wood Steven Wyatt Peugeot 106 26m 07s
52 Mark Price Roger Evans Ford Escort 1F 00m 18s
53 Thomas Davies Huw Jones Ford Escort 1F 00m 35s
54 Rob Price Lionel Plant Vauxhall Astra GTE 1F 02m 01s
55 Mark Roberts Aled Jones VW Golf 1F 04m 38s
56 John Williams Jack Fowler Ford Escort 1F 06m 31s
57 Iwan Jones Vicky Hill Vauxhall Astra 1F 10m 58s
58 Keith Evans Philip Evans Vauxhall Nova 1F 14m 18s
59 Irfon Richards Wedros Jones Citroen AX GT 1F 30m 06s
60 Dafydd Lewis Andrew Edwards Ford Escort RS 2F 08m 36s
61 Simon Bevan Richard Baker Ford Escort XR3i 2F 18m 19s