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Clerk of the Course: Eryl Evans
Route: 121 Miles
Winners: Gareth 'Gog' Jones/Carl Williamson (Ford Escort RS2000)
Carl Williamson made it two rally wins in under twelve hours when he followed up his Telford Winter Stages win by navigating Gareth Jones to victory on Lampeter MC’s Rali Bro Caron.
The 120 mile road rally was Round 2 of the Welsh Road Rally Championship and attracted a capacity 75 car entry. The West Wales lanes were a major challenge to competitors as frosty conditions took hold throughout the night.
The event started from the premises of rally sponsors, Dalton's ATV, at Talsarn. Competitve motoring startedw ithin a mile of the Start, with the route heading towards Llanfair Clydogau, then looping up to Llandewi Brefi, before ending just outside Cwmann. The second section started just north of Llanybyther and used the tricky white in square 5344. A fast run led to Petrol at Derwen Garage.
The second half opened near Petrol and, running via Farmers, to Pumsaint, before finishing at Llanwrda. The last section took in the lanes to the east of Brechfa Forest and ending back at Llanybyther.
Jones/Williamson never looked threatened as they took an immediate lead. Problems at two time controls in the first half meant that their efforts were poorly reflected by a lead of just ten seconds at Petrol. However a fully manned second half saw them storm home with a victory margin of over two minutes.
The Bro Caron result reflected that of the Winter Stages in one further aspect, Patrick Walsh took second place on both events. He and driver Huw Evans found they had no answer to the winners’ turn of speed, but they racked up further Welsh Championship points in the runner up spot. Martyn O’Connor/Peter Collins completed the top three in their Astra.
Tony Davies/Dylan Evans had held third at Petrol however a time consuming wrong slot cost them four minutes in the second half and they finished sixteenth.
Dennis Quinn/Pat Gadsby had another unhappy outing. They picked up a fail at RC4 and then retired at the halfway point when their Escort, due to an electrical problem, refused to fire at the re-start.
It was also a frustrating event for Gerwyn Jones/Ceri Davies. They picked up two punctures in the first half and then had to cut to the Finish when their Escort developed gearbox problems. They were classified in 50th place.
Hefin George/Dilwyn John (VW Golf GTi) finished in sixth place after struggling without a handbrake for most of the event and losing a minute with a wrong slot.
Kevin Jones/Wyn Lewis won the Semi-Expert Class, bringing their Sierra XR4x4 into fifteenth place overall, while the leading Novices were Arwel Thomas/Adrian Monk in a Fiesta XR2.
Alan Hands/Melanie Hands came off the reserve list but retired with a broken throttle cable. Doug Bowkett/Raymond Davies were also on the retirement list after their Peugeot 205 broke its gearbox at the second spectator point near Llanfair Clydogau. A slipping clutch on their Mark Three Escort brought the rally to an end for Barry Davies/Aled Richards.
|1||Gareth Jones||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||0m 17s|
|2||Huw Evans||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||2m 18s|
|3||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||3m 11s|
|4||Gary Davies||Maurice Leach||Ford Escort||3m 18s|
|5||Ceri Richards||Aled Jones||Ford Escort||3m 37s|
|6||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||VW Golf GTi||4m 12s|
|7||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||4m 31s|
|8||John Davies||Neil Bevan||Vauxhall Nova||4m 41s|
|9||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||4m 49s|
|10||Arwel Davies||John Hands||Ford Escort Van||5m 33s|
|11||Mark James||Anthony Davies||Ford Sierra XR4x4||6m 02s|
|12||Owain Llwyd Edwards||Dorian Davies||Vauxhall Astra SRi||6m 13s|
|13||Daniel Jones||Daniel Maclachlan||Ford Escort||6m 17s|
|14||Mark Daniel||Hywel Ifans||Peugeot 205 GTi||6m 20s|
|15||Kevin Jones||Wyn Lewis||Ford Sierra XR4x4||6m 27s|
|16||Tony Davies||Dylan Evans||Ford Escort||6m 29s|
|17||Lee Heywood||Mark Hamilton||Peugeot 205 GTi||6m 53s|
|18||Paul Williams||Dylan Jones||Vauxhall Astra||7m 38s|
|19||Steve Wood||Iestyn Leyshon||Vauxhall Astra||8m 53s|
|20||Geraint Jones||Phil Ralphs||Ford Escort RS2000||9m 20s|
|21||Manfred Kampshulte||Steve Weston||Vauxhall Astra||9m 42s|
|22||Hefin Thomas||Paul Morris||Vauxhall Astra GTE||9m 43s|
|23||Jason Hardy||Alan Jones||VW Golf GTi||10m 50s|
|24||Ryan Thomas||Huw Mathias||Ford Fiesta||11m 31s|
|25||Sean Crowley||Alex Crowley||Peugeot 205 GTi||12m 12s|
|26||Roger Harris||Beth Evans||Vauxhall Astra GTE||12m 58s|
|27||Mark Jonah||Dan Thomas||Peugeot 205 GTi||13m 25s|
|28||Robert Price||Lionel Plant||Vauxhall Astra GTE||14m 28s|
|29||Roy Thomas||Michelle Thomas||Peugeot 205 GTi||15m 28s|
|30||Arwel Thomas||Adrian Monk||Ford Fiesta XR2||16m 16s|
|31||Irfon Richards||Glyn Evans||Citroen AX||16m 33s|
|32||Fred Davies||Afan Thomas||Peugeot 205 GTi||16m 36s|
|33||Darrel George||Chris Chester||Vauxhall Nova||18m 40s|
|34||Richard James||Aled Johnson||Vauxhall Astra GTE||19m 45s|
|35||Cliff Jones||Eric Tong||Peugeot 205 GTi||21m 29s|
|36||Mair Davies||Aneurin James||Peugeot 205 GTi||22m 58s|
|37||Hefin Jones||Llinos Jones||Ford Escort||23m 39s|
|38||David Jones||Glyn Price||Peugeot 205 GTi||26m 00s|
|39||Robert James||Eurig Davies||Rover 216 GTi||35m 56s|
|40||Huw Lloyd||Hywel Lloyd||Ford Escort||36m 57s|
|41||John 'Mark One' Thomas||Owen Dodd||Ford Escort RS2000||1F 05m 58s|
|42||Paul Ross||Andy Oakes||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 10m 08s|
|43||Alyson Acreman||Byron Jones||Honda Civic||1F 10m 19s|
|44||Islwyn Watkins||Alun Probert||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1F 10m 30s|
|45||Michael Thomas||Elgan Davies||Ford Escort XR3i||1F 13m 03s|
|46||Darren Thomas||Wyn Thomas||Vauxhall Astra||1F 16m 51s|
|47||Gareth Harris||Dorian Davies||Honda Civic||1F 20m 27s|
|48||Aled Evans||Edryd Evans||Ford Sierra XR4x4||2F 02m 15s|
|49||Andrew Thomas||Leighton Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||2F 12m 50s|
|50||Gerwyn Jones||Ceri Davies||Ford Escort||3F 04m 03s|
|51||Roger Davies||Jon Holder||Ford Escort Mk4||3F 20m 02s|
|52||Geraint Davies||Gary Brown||Peugeot 205 GTi||3F 36m 00s|
|53||Owain Morgans||Steve Jancziak||Ford Fiesta||7F 37m 35s|
|54||John Williams||Jack Fowler||Ford Escort||14F 27m 58s|